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  • Mill Cottage Beautiful semi-detached, period cottage  | Mill Cottage, Lydbrook
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  • Mill Cottage Beautiful semi-detached, period cottage  | Mill Cottage, Lydbrook
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    Mill Cottage

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    Property ref: S72308

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 2

    • Pets 2

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (16)

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    About this property

    Escape the hustle and bustle, staying in a beautiful converted cider mill. Explore the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, the outdoors on the doorstop.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: With gas/electric range, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Library.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    Narrow tread stairs to:
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, Freeview TV and double doors leading to balcony room.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Balcony room: With double doors leading to open-tread stairs down to garden.
    Bathroom: With spa bath and toilet.
    Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Large enclosed garden with patio, terrace, summerhouse and garden furniture. Parking permit included for 1 car in private car park. No smoking. Please note: No children under 10 years old. There is a 240 yard, steep, narrow unlit footpath from the car park to get to the cottage. There are external, open-tread stairs from the balcony room to the garden. There are steep banks, drops, steps and a pond in the garden.
    The perfect hideaway, Mill Cottage occupies an elevated position that one cannot drive to. A steep, narrow footpath, approximately 240 yards, leads to the cottage. Once at the cottage, the peaceful location offers a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Set within 1 acre of gardens, the views that can be enjoyed are spectacular. This semi-detached, period cottage was once a cider mill, and a donkey was used to transport the produce up and down the hill. The original cider press still has pride of place at the cottage.
    The gardens are a particular feature of the property, and positioned at one side of the front garden is an area of suspended timber decking with a delightful summerhouse/unstocked bar, and has views across the tree lined valley. The greater area of land however extends rearwards from this area of garden, and comprises of a steeply sloping grassy bank with a wide variety of trees, species including walnut, a large old cider apple and a number of younger apple trees, together with hazel and others. Here, there is a pergola and further seating area, so the sunshine can be enjoyed all day long. Guests are welcome to pick the garden produce, which includes wild garlic, apples, plums, pears, gooseberries, blackcurrants, whitecurrants, strawberries and blackberries. This characterful holiday cottage has the additional benefit of a balcony room off the master bedroom.
    Mill Cottage is situated in the Forest of Dean, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the forest and the many activities available in the area, including fabulous walking, cycling, golf, canoeing and family days out. Located 8 miles south of the market and tourist town of Ross-on-Wye, whilst Symonds Yat, Monmouth, Coleford, Gloucester and Hereford are all within easy striking distance. Shop, pub and restaurant are within walking distance, ¼ mile away.

    Accommodation

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Dishwasher
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Pub within 1 mile
    Pets – no charge
    Rural Location
    Television
    Woodburning Stove
    Decorated at Christmas
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Washing Machine
    Pet Friendly
    Wye Valley
    Heritage Collection
    English Country Cottages
    Shower Cubicle
    Great Value Properties
    Country Cottages
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    Local amenities

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    • Symonds Yat
      2 miles
    • Symonds Yat Rock
      2 miles
    • PedalaBikeAway Cycle Centre
      2.5 miles
    • The Saracen's Head Inn
      2.5 miles
    • The Mill Race
      2.5 miles
    • Forest Retreat @ Forest Holidays
      3 miles
    • Goodrich Castle
      3 miles
    • Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
      3 miles
    • The Royal Hotel
      5 miles
    • Whitemead Forest Park
      5 miles

    Reviews (16)

    Sue ‐ 13 Jan 2020
    "A really lovely cottage, where we stayed for just 3 nights over the new year period. Because of this we didn't get to experience the benefits of sitting outside and enjoying the garden and views but these would all be lovely in the spring/summer, so we're tempted to come again then. The owners were also really helpful and responsive.The only reason I have given it a 6 for location, is that you do have to walk up a steep path (bit muddy in places) to get to it, which needs to be remembered when arriving with all your luggage/food etc. We knew to expect it but it was still quite hard work - definitely worth it though!"
    Richard ‐ 4 Nov 2019
    "Very interesting little place off the beaten track. Sit by the fire and relax."
    Amy ‐ 25 Oct 2019
    "Great base location for day trips. Fantastic local shop. Outside dining area was used every evening. Top specification fixtures and fittings. Spacious accommodation. Property holds a position above the village which gives you seclusion without being isolated."
    Sheila ‐ 20 Oct 2019
    "Lovely spacious home. Only negative is the long narrow uneven and steep track/path you have to trek along to get to it. Keeps you fit!"
    Claire ‐ 16 Sep 2019
    "Mill Cottage is a beautifully decorated cottage that the photos don’t do justice to. The kitchen is very well equipped and the super king size bed is extremely comfortable. The owners are attentive/responsive without being in your face. The only negative I could say was that as part of the cottage is underground it did have a faint damp smell in part of the cottage. The grounds are also lovely and we would definitely like to return in the Spring time. As mentioned in the details there is quite a hike up a narrow path which highlights ones fitness or lack of, but the cottage at the end is worth it.The cottage is well placed for some beautiful walks, some on the door step others only a short drive away. Highly recommend."
    Samantha ‐ 12 Sep 2019
    "Nice cottage but nothing to do in the area very cold in the cottage. every thing you need in the cottage. water pressure very low took 45 minutes to run a bath. it's a treck up and down the hill with you stuff wouldnt like to do it in the winter"
    Clive ‐ 11 Aug 2019
    "After feeling worried about the trek up the hill to Mill Cottage due to the reviews, I managed to do it three times in a row while carrying several bags and I'm far from being a particularly fit person, so please don't let that put you off staying here. A cup of tea soon revived me... The cottage is lovely, and was pleasantly cool in the summer heat due to being partly cut into the hillside. The two bedrooms had large, comfortable beds, and the master bedroom was a very generous size. The views from the elevated position were great, and we enjoyed watching the alpacas through the telescope. Our daughter loved the spa bath, and the star-effect lighting in the bathroom. She even found two slow worms in the garden which were fascinating."
    John ‐ 15 Jun 2019
    "Brilliant views very relaxing clean and well equipped"
    Hannah ‐ 10 Jun 2019
    "We had a wonderful time at the cottage. The walk from the road was an adventure every day (not fo the feint of heart) and the landscape breathtaking. The little games room was fab, the bathroom delightful ( spa bath!) and it was blissfully quiet. 5 mins drive from the Wye and Goodrich castle. There were some bits of kitchen equipment that if you're staying with a family would have been helpful (salad bowl, steak knives, somewhere for food storage), and the coffee machine took a little while to get the hang of. However, minor points. We would go back in a heart beat!"
    chris ‐ 6 Jun 2019
    "had a great stay,the only thing is the long walk up to the cottage but they do mention this but is worth it ,the only thing is it takes about 45 mins or more to carry the stuff up, would nt fancy it if it was raining, and make sure you make time to carry the stuff back down at the end of the week. The cottage is well equipped , loved the cottage with a lovely kitchen diner and a really lovelly little library area were you can play a game, listen to music from the one of many dvds supplied. Great bathroom with a spa,and great main bedroom with great views and viewing area of the bedroom. Great garden for either exploring or just sitting and relaxing. Also loved the touch of a small bar in the garden, disappointed the lights didn't work though ,the heating in the house can be a bit confusing to put on may be instructions could be put somewhere, overall had a great stay"
    Deborah ‐ 20 May 2019
    "The cottage itself was beautiful,very quirky. The gardens promised,seating areas,pond etc was a little disappointing,quite unkept and unfortunately had to spend a bit of time picking up doggie deposits that had been left around. We were fully aware of the walk up to the cottage,bearing in mind we are pretty fit and active (ran the Tewkesbury half marathon whilst staying there) we thought it would be ok......however it was extremely steep,patches of uneven ground and very narrow. One day of rain and walking up and down with the dogs was awful. Would be very difficult for a lot of people.On a positive there was nothing we wanted for In the cottage,very spacious compared to many."
    Susannah ‐ 1 May 2019
    "Such a lovely place! Well equipped, cosy and amazing views...and we cracked the 1000 piece what if jigsaw!"
    Family ‐ 24 Feb 2019
    "Lovely cottage, well maintained, comfortable furnishings, generous welcome pack was much appreciated. Thank you."
    Phil ‐ 4 Dec 2018
    "While the cottage itself was excellent, the drawback was the location of the cottage or to be more precise the access was the problem.It had been pointed out when we booked about there being no vehicle access, with the last part being by foot for approx 250 yards, what wasn't described very well was that the walk was up a winding 1 in 4 gradient path, over uneven and muddy surfaces. Arriving at 4pm in November,ber means we arrived in almost darkness, and carrying up luggage etc was a task in itself. Parking was also just on the main road, the social club car park which was originally available is no longer so, leaving our car on a dark and quite busy road did not seem that safe to us, fortunately nothing happened in the time we were there.The cottage was well equipped, beautifully furnished with many nice touches, overall we had a lovely time, and despite a minor problem with the trip switches, which Jake and Faye were quick to come over and sort out the break was good."
    Richard & Pam ‐ 18 Nov 2018
    "We all had a super week."
    Letisha ‐ 4 Nov 2018
    "Lovely cottage, very nice welcome package. Beautiful setting, with fabulous view across the valley. Shop confidently located nearby. Loved the wood burner and well equipped kitchen. Great enclosed garden for our dog. Would come again. Thank you."

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