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Beautiful stone cottage in the heart of the village
Come home to the relaxing wood burner after a long day of exploring
A warm welcome for all that come to stay
Sit back and relax and enjoy a favourite film
Comfortable lounge
A great spot for breakfast
A contemporary twist within this traditional stone cottage
Excellent spot for a BBQ
Fresh nespresso coffee in the morning
Wake up to the church bells
Enjoy a well earned ly-in
A king-size bed fit for a king
Simple touches throughout the bedrooms
Time for a soak after a long day
A stylish single
Warm and welcoming
Excellent decking area to enjoy a summers evening
The perfect place for the afternoon sun
Spacious garden for all to enjoy
1 / 19  Beautiful stone cottage in the heart of the village
2 / 19  Come home to the relaxing wood burner after a long day of exploring
3 / 19  A warm welcome for all that come to stay
4 / 19  Sit back and relax and enjoy a favourite film
5 / 19  Comfortable lounge
6 / 19  A great spot for breakfast
7 / 19  A contemporary twist within this traditional stone cottage
8 / 19  Excellent spot for a BBQ
9 / 19  Fresh nespresso coffee in the morning
10 / 19  Wake up to the church bells
11 / 19  Enjoy a well earned ly-in
12 / 19  A king-size bed fit for a king
13 / 19  Simple touches throughout the bedrooms
14 / 19  Time for a soak after a long day
15 / 19  A stylish single
16 / 19  Warm and welcoming
17 / 19  Excellent decking area to enjoy a summers evening
18 / 19  The perfect place for the afternoon sun
19 / 19  Spacious garden for all to enjoy

Church Bell Cottage

Clearwell, Forest of Dean
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage within the heart of a peaceful village with a wealth of character, large oak beams and inglenook fireplace
  • Easy access to open countryside a great base for walkers and cyclists with the Forest of Dean on your doorstep
  • Within easy reach of the Wye Valley, Black Mountains and Welsh borders
Property code: 50831

Set within the heart of a traditional village, this spacious character cottage is simply charming with a clever mix of original features and contemporary style, the perfect backdrop for any stay in the country.

The small and vibrant village of Clearwell is the perfect base for your stay within the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. The village is located within easy reach of lots of great attractions including, the National Diving Centre with a zipline, GoApe, puzzlewood as well as a wealth of  walking and cycling that’s on your doorstep. There are lots of mountain biking routes throughout the forest as well as canoeing down the River Wye and Symonds Yat. Clearwell caves is a great underground experience with nine caverns for you to explore. The Secret Forest is a beautiful woodland now reclaimed by nature. On rainy days there’s also plenty to do from museums, caves or how about spending some time riding a steam train through the forest or taking a cruise down the River Wye. The property is also a short walk from Clearwell Castle which is a wonderful wedding and events venue.

Take in the peace and tranquillity of this picturesque village as you arrive at your front door, the hallway inviting you to leave your coats and walking boots behind. Step down into the cosy lounge where the large oak beams and inglenook fireplace complement the clever mix of natural colours and rich fabrics, the wood burner is the perfect addition to an evening in playing board games or watching a movie, or simply enjoy a chapter of your book whilst watching the world go by from in one of the deep window seats, the dining area welcomes five guests for dinner. No cottage is complete without a cottage kitchen, with flagstone floors and views onto the gardens, well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine (starter pack of pods provided). At the end of the day climb the wooden stairs where you will find three bedrooms, one king-size zip-and-link with mounted smart TV(which can be made into a twin on request), one double with mounted smart TV and one single. There is bathroom with shower over the bath and WC on this floor. There is also a separate WC on the ground floor. 

Step outside to enjoy the church bells on a Sunday morning, the garden is enclosed with a simple landscape a decked patio with table and chairs and BBQ for summer dining. Roadside parking.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Mounted smart TVs in king size and double bedrooms
  • Downstairs WC
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine (Started pack of pods provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking
  • Shop 2 miles and pubs within walking distance
  • Arrival time - 4pm
  • Smart TV and DVD

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Anita 28th September 2020

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Church Bell Cottage was perfect , Beautiful cottage exceptionally clean and well equipped with a lovely well maintained enclosed garden that was great for the dog's . Beautiful views and walking right from the door and all amenities within a short five minute drive . Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer . Five stars all the way .

Reviewed by Nicola 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Iris 11th September 2020

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The cottage was great it had everything you could want inside. The decor was lovely. The location was great and it also had a good garden.

Reviewed by Christine 28th August 2020

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Ideal for a family getaway with a dog. The garden was secure enough to run around and the doggie basket was a nice touch. The welcome pack was appreciated. There was plenty of space both upstairs and down for a warm and comfortable stay. However, we were unable to keep the fire lit with the logs provided. Whilst there is no off street parking, you Read moreare able to park outside the property. This is not advisable due to the narrowness of the street and the necessity for farm vehicles to move freely Hide

Reviewed by Chris 14th August 2020

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We were a party of 6: 4 adults a 4 year old and a 8 month old. The cottage worked well for us with a travel cot and high chair provided. The property has been restored to a very good standard with solid wood interior doors and stone floors downstairs. A few characterful squeaky floorboards upstairs. Immaculate gardens, the back one is enclosed so gRead moreood for little ones. Decking and chairs catch the evening sun. Good location with shopping close by in Coleford. Washer dryer is handy. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 7th August 2020

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A beautiful well kept and well equipped cottage, ideally situated for both the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.

Reviewed by Andrea 5th March 2020

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The cottage is lovely and cosy, yet still spacious enough for 5 people, including the fab garden. There are lots of traditional features including the open fire which added to its charm. The location is perfect for visiting the surrounding areas, including the forest, the caves and puzzlewood and local pubs. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch toRead moreo. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 31st January 2020

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Lovely little cottage, in a quiet village. The cottage had everything we needed and more, the owners had literally thought of everything, including a nice welcome pack for us and the doggo. As we stayed out of season most of the attractions in the area were closed, so were planning to book again to visit them. Would 100% recommend.

Reviewed by Sally 25th January 2020

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This is a comfortable, cosy cottage with the benefit of stone floors throughout the ground floor and an enclosed garden making it truly dog friendly.

Reviewed by Susan 18th October 2019

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Beautiful cottage set in a perfect location to get out and about.

Reviewed by John 10th October 2019

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Lovely cottage, great location, splendid break.

Reviewed by Paula 30th August 2019

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This is the perfect spot if you love outdoors activities. We had two dogs with us and found plenty of long walks in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. In four days we didn't need to drive further than 15 minutes for most trips. Lovely dog friendly pub within a couple of minutes walk. Have just rebooked for half term

Reviewed by Denise 24th August 2019

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Such a well equipped cottage with a lovely homely feel. Loved sitting in the garden at dusk watching owls an bats flying overhead and stargazing. Beds,towels, bowls and treats a luxury added for our two dogs. The area is well positioned for exploring the forest and surrounding areas. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Julia 17th August 2019

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Lovely and deceptively spacious semi detached cottage with a large un over looked garden ( Bar the church next door ) Lots of extras left for you to ease the worry or issue of forgetting things.... Books games and a log burner should the need arise. The only downside is parking.. would have preferred a space in front of the cottage off road but endRead moreed up parking in the street... Not a deal breaker.. The Miners country inn a short walk ... well recommended ( The BEST Burger i have ever had ) Hide

Reviewed by Paul 2nd August 2019

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Excellent cottage with good accommodation and very Pet friendly!

Reviewed by Hannah 19th July 2019

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A character cottage in a quiet village. A brilliant location for day trips in the Forest of Dean. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed this cottage, including the dogs! The owners have done a great job making sure you have everything you need. We would visit here again and recommend it to others.

Reviewed by Tina 12th July 2019

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A gorgeous property, spacious and well equipped with all the mod cons should you not quite wish to 'escape from it all'! The garden is bigger than it looks on the pictures - our Westie loved investigating it! Set in beautiful surroundings, just a short walk from a very good restaurant (we visited twice) and a pub serving an equally as good Sunday lRead moreunch. We loved the welcome hamper for both ourselves and our dog too! Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 17th June 2019

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A really lovely cottage in a beautiful village. It felt like we were living in a secret valley.

Reviewed by Eleanor 27th May 2019

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This cottage is very well appointed, with a great kitchen containing everything you need (even picnic blanket & thermos!). It opens onto the garden, which has table and chairs for eating out. There is a second toilet downstairs, very handy. The living room is comfy and theres a wealth of info brochures and maps to help you plan your day. The beds aRead morere good and the bedrooms lovely (each has a tv too). The village is tiny (no shop) but has two fabulous restaurants (book to avoid disappointment!). Hide

Reviewed by Oliver 24th May 2019

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The cottage was lovely, with a fabulous kitchen, warm log burner and great shower. The location was peaceful and ideal for access to local attractions and for walking in the Forest of Dean. Myself, my adult children and their partners had a very relaxing weekend. I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a break from hectic lives.

Reviewed by Steven 4th May 2019

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Great location to explore the forest of Dean and Black mountains, very peaceful.

Reviewed by Lauren 21st March 2019

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Beautiful, cosy cottage in a lovely village. I don't think I've been to a cleaner rental property before! Thank you for all the extra baby bits, it made life much easier. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Heather 1st March 2019

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Reviewed by Jason 22nd December 2018

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A fabulous location for such a well equipped cottage. The property has a homely feel to it and all the equipment you would need, the log burner was a bonus and very inviting to sit around in the evening. Would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Claire 22nd October 2018

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The cottage was spotlessly clean and very cosy and comfortable. The enclosed garden was also great for the dog and for sitting in the sunshine. It has been beautifully renovated and the location is perfect for exploring the stunning Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. The location of the cottage within very pretty Clearwell village is also ideal forRead more a holiday with a great dog friendly pub a short walk away and also a restaurant/hotel as an alternative. We had a wonderful short break. Hide

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Beautiful stone cottage in the heart of the village
Come home to the relaxing wood burner after a long day of exploring
A warm welcome for all that come to stay
Sit back and relax and enjoy a favourite film
Comfortable lounge
A great spot for breakfast
A contemporary twist within this traditional stone cottage
Excellent spot for a BBQ
Fresh nespresso coffee in the morning
Wake up to the church bells
Enjoy a well earned ly-in
Show 7 moreA king-size bed fit for a king

Location

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