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The Rock - Forest Cottage

Hillersland, near Coleford, Gloucestershire
Grade 4 Star rating


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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.

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.

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.

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  • 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, 12/04/2019
    A relaxing stay in a very cosy cottage, with cycling, birdwatching, forest walks, and steam trains close by. Would recommend this location to anyone. Thank you very much.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    This cottage was one of the best we have stayed in, it had been thoughtfully furnished and very well equipped. The décor was relaxed and comfortable, and the location perfect for those who wish to get away and enjoy walking, birdwatching and the beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. We received a very warm welcome by the owners and cannot recommend this location too highly.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/03/2019
    We had a lovely week in the forest cottage very comfortable bed. Enjoyed walks and great as we could take our dog. Would visit again

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2019
    Beautiful scenery and lovely place to stay But could do with outside lighting 👍👍

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/03/2019
    Have stayed with Chris and Lindy several times over the years. The cottage is great. Never want to come home.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2019
    Very nice cottage . Friendly owner . Nice walks nearby . Quiet area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2019
    This cottage is in a fantastic location with amazing views. It is modern and stylish and has everything a couple could want for a break away from it all. It has immediate access to the forest and is only a short walk from Symonds Yat rock. We had a fantastic weekend and will certainly be back.

  • 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

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 30 reviews collected by Reevoo
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