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Enjoy reading book beside the fireplace
The large and comfortable lounge welcomes you in
Step inside and discover the charm that awaits
Finished with contemporary furnishings and artwork
Enjoy the warmth from the elegant wood burner stove
Great low lighting and exposed timber features
The kitchen has a great style with bespoke units and range oven
A sociable space for dining with friends or family
The kitchen has a full range perfect for the best of chefs
Enjoy the bright garden room just off the kitchen
A perfect spot for a morning coffee in the sun
Stretch out in the comfortable super-king bed
Can be made into twins on request
A good-sized stylish single room
The day bed is great for lazy daytime reading
Pamper yourself with the luxurious white towels provided
The bathroom benefits from a separate shower
Relax and take a soak in the bath
Beautiful touches throughout
Fresh flowers complement the antique dresser
This double bedroom has been beautifully finished
Steal some time with a good book
The ornate mirror adds to the simple style
Enjoy lunch with friends in the garden
Full of character, the enclosed-garden offers a private, peaceful space
Escape to the summer house for some special me-time
Or soak up the mid-morning sun with a home-cooked breakfast
Plenty of spaces to catch up with a good book
View towards the property
Hike near Tintern
1 / 30  Enjoy reading book beside the fireplace
2 / 30  The large and comfortable lounge welcomes you in
3 / 30  Step inside and discover the charm that awaits
4 / 30  Finished with contemporary furnishings and artwork
5 / 30  Enjoy the warmth from the elegant wood burner stove
6 / 30  Great low lighting and exposed timber features
7 / 30  The kitchen has a great style with bespoke units and range oven
8 / 30  A sociable space for dining with friends or family
9 / 30  The kitchen has a full range perfect for the best of chefs
10 / 30  Enjoy the bright garden room just off the kitchen
11 / 30  A perfect spot for a morning coffee in the sun
12 / 30  Stretch out in the comfortable super-king bed
13 / 30  Can be made into twins on request
14 / 30  A good-sized stylish single room
15 / 30  The day bed is great for lazy daytime reading
16 / 30  Pamper yourself with the luxurious white towels provided
17 / 30  The bathroom benefits from a separate shower
18 / 30  Relax and take a soak in the bath
19 / 30  Beautiful touches throughout
20 / 30  Fresh flowers complement the antique dresser
21 / 30  This double bedroom has been beautifully finished
22 / 30  Steal some time with a good book
23 / 30  The ornate mirror adds to the simple style
24 / 30  Enjoy lunch with friends in the garden
25 / 30  Full of character, the enclosed-garden offers a private, peaceful space
26 / 30  Escape to the summer house for some special me-time
27 / 30  Or soak up the mid-morning sun with a home-cooked breakfast
28 / 30  Plenty of spaces to catch up with a good book
29 / 30  View towards the property
30 / 30  Hike near Tintern

Blakeney - Arch Cottage

Blakeney - Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Cool and Contemporary
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming and characterful stone cottage within the heart of a traditional Forest of Dean village
  • A great base for walkers and other outdoor activity lovers with the beautiful Forest of Dean on your door step
  • A wealth of historical attractions nearby including castles, ancient woodlands, collieries and caves
  • For the adventurous, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and Go Ape! are all within easy reach
  • Explore the many market towns throughout the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
  • Walking distance to the village store, fish and chip shop, and local public house
Property code: 75010

Originally a coach-building of the traditional village hotel and situated within the centre of Blakeney on the outskirts of the ancient Forest of Dean, Arch Cottage retains local stone and wood features. The peaceful village of Blakeney is well served with a post office, local store, tasty fish & chip shop, a cafe and of course the village inn.

With quick and easy access into the forest, enjoy a picnic by the Blakeney Straits stream or take a stroll or paddle board around the scenic Mallards Pike lake. Cycle hire is available within the forest with a wide range of trails including downhill mountain bike routes. Other local attractions include Dean Forest or Perrygrove Railways, Puzzlewood, Go Ape!, the Forest Sculpture Trail, and Cyril Hart Arboretum. Step back into forest history at The Dean Heritage Centre and the Hopewell Colliery. For those wanting to explore further afield you are not far from the Wye Valley - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - great for rock climbing around Symonds Yat, river walks, kayaking and caving.

Step inside the cottage through the original archway leaving your outdoor gear in the useful cloakroom where you will also find plenty of hanging space for coats, hats and dog leads. Enter the welcoming lounge to find stylish furniture and traditional features - a perfect haven to relax with a glass of wine after a day’s exploring. The inviting stove offers heat and atmosphere just when you want it without the faff of gathering wood and the Smart TV is perfect for a movie night in. The kitchen is accessed from the lounge and brims with rustic charm, bespoke crafted cupboards and a contemporary dining suite where you can easily relax and keep the chef company! An open archway leads you into the garden room, a perfect retreat to hide away with a good book whilst overlooking the courtyard garden. When the day is done, climb the cottage style staircase to the first floor where you will find three welcoming bedrooms. The double room has views onto the country lane and is finished with embroidered cushions and a traditional bed spread. The largest bedroom also overlooks the lane and can be set as a super-king or as a spacious twin. The third bedroom looks onto the garden and has a large comfy single bed. The bathroom includes a separate walk-in shower as well as the usual bath and WC.

The enclosed courtyard garden is reached from the garden room through double doors. It is on several levels and comprises old railway sleepers, flagstones, brick walling and feature slate ground covering. There are different seating areas to choose from and even a cosy summerhouse to relax in when the evening gets chilly. The garden enjoys the sun from mid-morning until evening so pick your favourite spot. There is also a handy gas BBQ for outside summer dining.

There is parking for one car just outside the cottage (along the white wall) as well as a free residential car park around the corner.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 Bedrooms: 1 super-king-size (which can be made up as a twin on request at the time of booking), 1 double and 1 single
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, separate shower and toilet
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Allocated car parking space adjacent to cottage and free residential car park nearby
  • Superfast Wi-Fi included
  • Luxury towels included
  • Smart TV and micro stereo in lounge
  • Gas BBQ
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub, Café, Fish and Chip shop, Village Store and Post Office all within walking distance
  • Highchair, stair gate and travel cot available on request

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.8
Overall equipment
4.9
Overall comfort
4.9
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Mr 20th December 2019

A wonderful cottage to spend Christmas in! Very well equipped with exceptionally comfortable beds. and many well thought out features, both practical and aesthetic. We were made to feel very welcome indeed by the delightful and tasteful Christmas decorations and a splendid welcome pack. It must be even more delightful in the summer as the outdoor aRead morerea is so well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff 22nd November 2019

Great location and access to the Forest of Dean! Cottage was above and beyond and a real home from home. Would seem the owners have thought of everything, And the welcome pack was a real nice touch even including our dog.

Reviewed by Zoe 28th October 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location for the Forest of Dean. The cottage is very well equipped- a home from home. The welcome box was a lovely surprise- specific to our family; with soft drinks for the little ones. Thoughtful touches, including some Halloween decor, made the cottage even more special. Would highly recommend- we had a wonderful few daRead moreys and appreciated the activity suggestions from the owner. This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 25th September 2019

A beautiful cottage in a fairly remote location. Offers everything that you might wish for with a lovely garden, BBQ and summerhouse to complement the main cottage. Kitchen very well equipped and everything very high quality. We were made feel very welcome and given lots of information to help us enjoy the local area to its fullest. Highly recommenRead mored to couples, families or groups of up to 5/6. Parking is on the road or in a car park around the corner but was never an issue for us. Hide

Reviewed by Sally September 2019

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage. We were so lucky to get it for the last week of our holiday in the UK. It had everything we needed and more. Especially the gift pack we received on arrival and the lovely flowers. We had fantastic weather while we were there so were able to enjoy the Forest of Dean at its best.

Reviewed by Katie 25th August 2019

Beautifully furnished with everything you could need,and all exceptional quality. As a family of 5 (inc 2 teens), plenty of comfortable living and dining space, and relaxing bedrooms. We ate outside, used the gas bbq and the summerhouse and cooked happily in the well equipped kitchen. Many thoughtful touches including a welcome box, tea/coffee &toiRead moreletries. Brilliantly located for some wonderful days out in the forest and the Wye valley. Blakeney was pretty with a good shop for essentials. Hide

Reviewed by Duha 9th August 2019

This cottage is very suitable for a family of five. Downstairs is also very spacious where the family can all come together or even call loved ones over and enjoy their time. This cottage is very comfortable and would make you feel as if you were home in a different place, settling in wouldnt be problem. In addition, the host was extremely nice, weRead morelcoming, helpful, and most understanding under all situations. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back to the Arch cottage ! Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty 27th May 2019

We spent a relaxing week at Arch Cottage, which is perfectly located for exploring the local area with lots to see and do nearby. The cottage is very well furnished and equipped, with lots of lovely finishing touches and wonderfully comfy beds. The welcome basket of cake and other goodies was appreciated; we would definitely recommend the cottage fRead moreor a fun and homely holiday base for a family. We all enjoyed the summerhouse and garden, and the teenagers were pleased with Netflix and fast Wi-Fi! Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 24th May 2019

We had a fantastic long weekend in Arch Cottage. A really well equipped cottage with the added bonus of a welcome box (lovely touch and delicious contents!) The cottage had everything we needed and it was particularly peaceful at night - we all slept really well. The instructions book was really useful and well labelled ( Great for understanding tvRead more, stereo and dishwasher etc) Location was fantastic - particularly good for mountain biking with Cannop cycle centre, Beechenhurst & close by. Hide

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Enjoy reading book beside the fireplace
The large and comfortable lounge welcomes you in
Step inside and discover the charm that awaits
Finished with contemporary furnishings and artwork
Enjoy the warmth from the elegant wood burner stove
Great low lighting and exposed timber features
The kitchen has a great style with bespoke units and range oven
A sociable space for dining with friends or family
The kitchen has a full range perfect for the best of chefs
Enjoy the bright garden room just off the kitchen
A perfect spot for a morning coffee in the sun
Show 18 moreStretch out in the comfortable super-king bed

Location

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