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The Rock - Forest Cottage


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Hillersland, near Coleford, Gloucestershire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Forest Cottage is a great choice for couples to enjoy a relaxing break in the beautiful Forest of Dean.

The Rock is located in the picturesque Forest of Dean, on the edge of the Wye Valley, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a short forest walk from one of the finest viewpoints in southern England at Symonds Yat Rock. The River Wye meanders far below with spectacular far reaching views which has made it a very popular tourist destination since Victorian times. The forest was the royal hunting grounds of the Tudor kings and The Rock Inn, as it was formerly known, has its origin around that time. The Rock has not been a public house for many years but the two studios were built in what was the old skittle alley, and Forest Cottage is built on what was the site of the original stables for the old inn.
As this is a popular area for walking, guides and maps are provided to help you make the most of your stay. Cycling and mountain biking are also popular in the forest and bike storage is available. The area also provides plenty of opportunities for bird and wildlife watching, canoeing, climbing and even caving. Sheep are allowed to roam free within the statutory forest area and it is not unusual to see fallow and muntjac deer. Symonds Yat is home to peregrine falcon and goshawks are one of the more unusual birds to spot in the forest.
The Rock has a large private car park (from its heritage as a pub). The two studios and the cottage all have private patios leading to their own entrance so you are free to come and go as you please. All have views over the garden across open farmland to the Ruardean Valley stretching 25 miles to the Malvern Hills.
Forest Cottage is semi-detached, next to the owner’s home with a contemporary styled, open plan living/dining/kitchen area on the ground floor and a large upstairs bedroom with a kingsize bed and and separate shower room. This cottage is dog friendly and dogs can be exercised in the forest.
Ruardean Studio and Clearwell Studio are both ground floor, contemporary styled, open plan studios which enjoy fantastic views across the garden and open farmland. There is outdoor seating in which to enjoy a glass of wine and your favourite meals. These studios are pet free for those who may suffer with allergies.
Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
Forest Cottage (ref UKC3032) can be booked together with Ruardean Studio (ref UKC3033) and Clearwell Studio (ref UKC3034) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

Ground Floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With 49’’ Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
First Floor:
With kingsize bed and 17" Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating. Patio with garden furniture.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-fi included. Welcome pack. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 years old.

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/02/2019
    Great cottage, clean & spacious. Excellent location. Plenty of walks straight out of the door & into the Forest.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/01/2019
    Arrived and was met by the owners who were very friendly and showed us around the cottage. Forest of Dean was directly over the road and we were given directions for the walks. Ideal for the 2 small dogs with us. The cottage looked new, modern with everything needed for a couple. Plenty of parking spaces. Would definitely recommend. As we went in January there was quite a few leisure activities that hadn’t started yet, but still enough for what we needed.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    Lovely accommodation and owners. Ideal location for walks and the owners have mapped out some with notes and pubs to go via. We would certainly book here again if we return to Symonds Yat

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2018
    Lovely accommodation in a beautiful area . Very accessible to the forest and lots of places to visit in surrounding area . We’ll definitely be back

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/10/2018
    Beautiful cottage with everything you could need. Very welcoming and friendly couple who own the cottage. Perfect location in beautiful surroundings. Had a fantastic few days and we are already looking into when we can go back again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    Can't fault anything. Very clean, up to date with everything you need & the forest is literally just across the road. Will definitely be going back

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2018
    An ideal base for exploring the Wye valley and surrounding areas. A very clean and comfortable cottage with lovely views.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    A luxurious cottage, with great access to the forest and spectacular views. Very friendly and approachable owners, with 2 adorable dogs. A relaxing and quiet retreat. Having our own washing machine and dishwasher was really useful. Only downside was no shop within easy walking distance, however, it was still only a short car/cycle ride away. Great food choices nearby.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Lovely clean and modern spacious living arrangements with everything you need short term. Walks for dogs from front door. Lots to see and do in a week. Only downside was the TV and WIFI reception, it was very poor, however we were out most of the time so it didnt spoil our holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    When you look at the pictures when you book the cottage its exactly as you see it. its fabulous .we are going to book this cottage again .its clean ,spacious , modern it had everything you need ..dishwasher, washer, fridge, hoover . They even had some lovely little touches to it to tea coffee, sugar milk and biscuits for when we arrived The views are stunning from the bedroom window .The owners were on hand if you needed anything no matter how big or small .we would HIGHLY recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    This was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area the cottage was all we could have wished for, the interior was exceptional.The forest was just across the road we took are dog so this was just what we were looking for, would come again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you and pooch again sometime.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 23 reviews collected by Reevoo
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