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Located at the edge of The Forest of Dean on the outskirts of the lovely village of Blakeney this delightful barn conversion combines the best of both worlds, rural enough to feel like a retreat and yet only a short stroll from a good selection of amenities.
To the front of the cottage is an enclosed decking area which takes advantage of the breathtaking views and is an ideal place to sit and unwind after a day spent sightseeing, relax and indulge in a bit of "me time" soaking in the rejuvenating bubbles of the hot tub, while listening to your favourite songs via the Bluetooth speaker.
The interior has been refurbished to a high standard with white-washed wooden floorboards, a modern kitchen and cosy seating area perfect for watching a movie on the wall-mounted TV or curling up with a good book. A wrought iron spiral staircase leads up to a luxurious mezzanine bedroom with incredible views over the surrounding countryside.
The surrounding area provides everything you need for a dream holiday, picture perfect villages, magical caves, riverside walks, abundance of outdoor activities and some of the county's best attractions all within driving distance, it's easy to see why this area is popular with couples looking for a romantic getaway whatever the time of year.
What to Expect
- Hot tub
- Mezzanine bedroom
- Broadband/Wi Fi
- Off road parking for 1 car
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Secure cycle storage
- No smoking
- Spiral staircase (care needed)
- Pub and local shop short stroll
- Owners chickens on site (eggs for sale at gate)
- Private garden with seating area and BBQ
This superbly presented barn conversion was designed with both comfort and style in mind. It comprises of a ground floor open-plan living area, with modern streamlined kitchen, breakfast bar and comfortable seating area complete with TV. The luxurious wet room can also be found downstairs. The spiral staircase is a real feature and leads to an elegant double mezzanine bedroom also with TV and incredible views. Outside a secluded decking area with outdoor furniture and a covered hot tub that can be enjoyed whatever the weather.
Features and Facilities
The property boasts air-source central heating and underfloor heating in the wet room making Orchard Cottage perfect for a romantic holiday throughout the year.
The elevated hot tub provides amazing views just imagine gazing up at the summer night's sky next to your loved a glass of something cold nearby talking about the day's events.
The charming village of Blakeney is a short walk away with its historic 16th and 17th century buildings, excellent fish and chip shop, village store to stock up on essentials and old coaching inn.
For guests wishing to explore the stunning Forest of Dean on two wheels the property offers secure cycle storage.
When you are not spending your time sightseeing or taking part on one of the various outdoor pursuits on offer in the Forest of Dean there is plenty to keep you entertained indoors including a selection of books and board games, radio and two TVs both with Freeview.
Attractions and Activities
Gloucestershire is stunning with spectacular scenery throughout the year, there are some superb walks and cycle trails to the Forest of Dean from the doorstep and England's largest oak forest offers a huge range of activities, more adventurous visitors will enjoy abseiling, climbing and treetop trails while fishing, golf, pony trekking and canoeing are also popular. The surrounding villages and towns have a wealth of excellent restaurants serving fresh local fare for food lovers, and bustling farmers markets, why not take home some of the county's local offerings such as Stinking Bishop cheese or some Gloucester pancakes. There are also some lovely NT properties in the county and a visit to Gloucester cathedral is a must.
Gloucestershire attracts thousands of visitors a year and when you have experienced the luxury at Orchard Cottage and the warm welcome of the locals you will certainly want to return.
Book today! Look forward to making memories that will last a lifetime!