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The Retreat

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Longhope, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
Pets 2
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Description

Within easy reach of Gloucester and many activities and attractions, The Retreat is a great base from which to enjoy this area.

Nestling in the village of Longhope on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean, this thoughtfully designed, detached holiday property incorporates characterful features throughout. The living area boasts a feature wood burner and exposed beams. It is ideally situated to enjoy this fantastic area. Activities such as horse riding, cycling, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, rock climbing, golf and fishing are all available locally. Wonderful walks are also available from the doorstep and guests have unlimited access to the owner’s farm which is further up the lane and has a listed woodland and babbling stream. Educational tours of the farm are available (bookable in advance). There are many attractions to visit including Harts Barn Craft Centre and cookery school which is part of the estate, Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Puzzlewood and a steam railway to name just a few. Three local pubs are within walking distance, one of which specialises in homemade pies, has a delicatessen and a home-made ice cream parlour. Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Ledbury, Hereford, The Malverns, Gloucester and Cheltenham are all within easy driving distance. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
4 steps down to...
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.
Wet room: With shower and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.

Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Farm tours available. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples, family bookings and holidaymakers only.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Lodge
    Lodge
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 6

    20/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    The retreat is not in the village you reach it by a track which you would struggle without a 4x4 off a lay-by on a road. You need a car to visit the shops as there is nothing in walking distance. The retreat is very small and the bathroom is in the downstairs bedroom and another next to the kitchen so 5 of our party used this one,the three upstairs rooms only 2 of them have a skylights. The stairs are deadly, there is a stair gate at the top but a very flimsy one,the stairs to the downstairs room are very steep and my daughter fell down them. The outside door to the downstairs doesn’t open. To watch the tv you have to move the table. WiFi is very intermittent. The electric kept going off along with the fire alarms.I wouldn’t recommend you take children under 10 at all and a party of 7 like us tripiing over each other and some sitting on the chairs from the dining set to watch tv.


  • 10

    05/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/06/2018
    Very nice cottage that was perfect for our group of 7 ladies.


  • 9

    14/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    Fabulously spacious and modern, stunning stairway , a truly unique interior. Was very clean and has everything you need (except a tumble dryer)but there is a washing line and pegs. We loved it and would deffo come back


  • 7

    11/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    As a party of 4 adults, 2 of us elderly, a 3 year old and 17 month old we didn’t feel entirely comfortable with the safety and the suitability of the accommodation. The children and their parents used the upstairs bedrooms which were anything but soundproof so that after the children had been put to bed the adults spent the evening whispering to each other so that they weren’t disturbed. The staircase was very difficult for the children and the very deep steps to the downstairs room proved to be a little trying for the oldies. It was very difficult not having a bathroom upstairs and the small washing facility off living accommodation was far too small to be a wet room and flooded the whole floor. The second wet room was fine. There was a distinct lack of instructions for appliances and thermostat resulting in a lot of wasted time. We didn’t find any oven gloves and after asking for a fire guard for the wood burner one was supplied but was so flimsy the 17 month old pulled it on top of himself, luckily not injuring himself. We felt, for safety reasons it should have been more substantial and fixed and a requirement for any property with a wood burner or open fire. We feel that the property is not suitable for young children and the elderly but is more suited to younger adults with less responsibilities for safety etc. We wanted to recycle lots of our rubbish but there was only a box for glass but this may be down to the local council. In the list of amenities in the advertising it did not state that there is a freezer as well as a fridge and that there is WiFi available so this came as a pleasant surprise and was helpful to us. We were also really happy with the welcome pack of scones, milk and flowers and felt that this was a lovely touch. The property is in a lovely area and we hope the points made in this review will be helpful to the owners as it is not a cheap place to rent and with a few changes will be a great success for them.


  • 10

    17/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Loved every minute, the cottage is perfect. The surrounding area is beautiful. We will definitely be returning


  • 9

    19/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/12/2017
    A lovely place to relax. We used the 'Retreat' to visit family and friends in the Forest of Dean. We will return in the near future.


  • 9

    12/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    We were a group of university students looking for a final meet up before scattering back across the country. The retreat was perfect! It's lovely location and brilliant homely feel made it everything we were looking for! Would 100% recommend it to anyone.


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