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The Rock - Ruardean Studio

Hillersland, near Coleford, Gloucestershire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 0
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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Thoughtfully designed, contemporary open plan accommodation with balcony and 25 mile views.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With 18’’ Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom area: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric central heating. Utility room available on request (shared). Balcony with outdoor furniture and barbecue. 2-acre natural grounds (shared with owner).

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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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/09/2019
    Very clean and comfortable. Owners friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2019
    We couldn't have been happier, we spent a perfect week at Ruardean Studio and hope to return soon.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2019
    We visited the Ruardean Studio in August this summer, the studio was immaculately clean, spacious and equipt with everything we could have needed. The owners, Lindy and Chris were extremely welcoming and made us feel right at home as soon as we arrived - not forgetting the two gorgeous dogs they own! On arrival Lindy took us to the studio, showed us around and took us through the welcome pack which included local maps and brochures of things to do. The views from the studio were breathtaking, we were extremely lucky as the weather was fantastic for the whole of our visit and we thoroughly enjoyed breakfasts on the terrace as well as a glass of wine or two on the chairs at the front of the property. We will definitely be visiting again and will definitely be recommending the studio to our friends and family! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable Lindy, Chris and the dogs! x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/05/2019
    Our third stay in the Ruardean Studio, once again it was spotlessly clean with crisp clean bedlinen(a must in my world !). Lindy and Chris the owners are lovely friendly people who will always help with any local information required. The weather was very kind to us enabling us to enjoy many long walks in the forest and along the river. Many thanks to Lindy and Chris, we shall be back again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2019
    This is an excellent place to stay particularly if you enjoy birdwatching and walking. Symonds Yat is easily walkable and within 20 minutes you can be at Nagshead RSPB reserve and within an hour at Slimbridge WWT. The owners are very friendly and the situation of the studio is superb. Would thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/03/2019
    Friendly welcome, immaculately clean studio, beautiful views of the countryside and perfectly located for walking, cycling and other tourist attractions.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/12/2018
    Fantastic studio, beautifully decorated, very clean and tidy, really well equipped. Hosts Chris and lindy are very welcoming and knowledgeable of local area. An absolutely lovely place to stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/11/2018
    Very comfortable Lovely and clean Very friendly owners Had a very enjoyable stay.

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9.9 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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