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The Rock - Ruardean Studio

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Hillersland, near Coleford, Gloucestershire
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating
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Bathrooms1
Pets0
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Description

Thoughtfully designed, contemporary open plan accommodation with balcony and 25 mile views.

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.

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.

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Features

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


Customer Comments

  • 10

    14/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2018
    Cosy


  • 10

    04/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/08/2018
    A wonderful home from home in an amazing geographical area. The studio is in a separate annexe to the former B&B and has its own access. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need (within reason), is cosy and comfortable with beautiful views of the countryside. All furniture and bathroom and kitchen units are in top condition and of top quality. There are not one but two balconies : one to the side and more private and one just in front of the studio. The owners are very friendly and helpful people always ready with good advice and recommendations and have a variety of hand-drawn maps that are much more helpful than any map (including OS maps) of the area ! It`s at the edge of the village and just across the road you`re straight into the forest with numerous walks for all abilities and distances. There are even electric car chargers (x2) available for use (for a fee) but this information is not widely known/available in the public domain (such as the various booking websites) ! The nearest shop is within a mile but if you`re looking for choice you`ll need to go to the next town (about 3 miles). Staying at Ruardean Studio definitely ticked all the boxes for us (a couple looking for long walks and peace and quiet) and would not hesitate to recommend or to return !


  • 10

    20/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/07/2018
    An enjoyable holiday as usual. Beautiful location with glorious views. Very friendly and helpful owners. Hopefully will visit again in the autumn.


  • 10

    16/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2018
    Excellent cottage with stunning views, made to feel very welcome by the owners who were always on hand to offer local places of interest. Many local walks in the area to enjoy. We would fully recommend this cottage to others.


  • 9

    09/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2018
    Great place to stay for views and walking owners very pleasant and helpful Very comfortable and modern accommodation


  • 10

    25/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/05/2018
    Lovely studio. Tastefully furnished. Lovely position with far reaching views. The owners were helpful without being obtrusive. Planning to go back soon.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your review - Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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