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Rainforest Cottage

Ruspidge, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1018978)

4.7

Manor Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Ian

    “Rainforest Cottage is right on the edge of The Forest of Dean close to interesting walks and a fascinating Heritage Centre, which is well worth a visit.”

    The cottage itself is very well equipped and largely very comfortable. The wifi is excellent and there is the luxury of Sky tv, including cinema and sports, as well as an X box! The only slight issue we had was with the heating which is controlled remotely by the manager although when we asked for it to be turned up or down this was done straight away. For older people the access to the bathroom is down two steps and then up two more without a rail and could be hazardous without care. However, ...

    The cottage itself is very well equipped and largely very comfortable. The wifi is excellent and there is the luxury of Sky tv, including cinema and sports, as well as an X box! The only slight issue we had was with the heating which is controlled remotely by the manager although when we asked for it to be turned up or down this was done straight away. For older people the access to the bathroom is down two steps and then up two more without a rail and could be hazardous without care. However, the property can be recommended in this very attractive area.

    - Ian, October 2023

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with TV and xbox
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and 2 x electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer 2 x TV Sky-Q, DVD player, Xbox, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car and roadside parking available
  • Two patios with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note check-in 6pm
  • Note: Rainforest Cottage is 0.2 miles from Rainforest Chapel
  • Up to 2 Dogs allowed with a £30 per pet supplement.

The property

Rainforest Cottage is a charming 200-year-old cottage located in Ruspidge, overlooking the beautiful Forest of Dean National Park, wonderfully suited to a family of four or a group of friends.

This property is perfect for exploring the luscious lands of Gloucestershire and beyond, with décor that is bright and airy, and loaded with original features, including a stone feature fireplace and exposed stone walls.

Enter into the utility area, with space to hang your coats and a seat to remove your boots after a busy day exploring the forest, from here a single step down leads you into the lovely shaker-style kitchen with natural wood worktops, Belfast sink and breakfast area, all fully kitted out with contemporary integrated appliances.

Move through the cottage past the feature stone wall, taking you into the beautiful dining room, the heart of the cottage with its original stone feature fireplace with an electric woodburning stove at its centre.

One door leads you into the front porch, which takes you out into the fully enclosed garden with lots of entertaining space for relaxing or watching the sun set over the Forest of Dean, you may also sometimes spot bats emerging for their evening feed time!

The second door takes you into the sitting room equipped with Sky TV and another small feature fireplace for those nights in relaxing, putting your feet up, reading a book, playing games or unwinding watching a film.

Finally, the staircase leads you up to the bathroom, fully fitted with a jet spa bath with shower over for those needing to relax after a day of walking.

From the landing, take two steps up into the master bedroom with two single beds which can be made into a super-king-size on request, boasting all of a Sky TV, DVD player and Xbox, while two steps from the landing takes you into the second bedroom which is home to a double bed and stunning views of the forest.

Be sure to spend quality time outside together on the patio, where you can kick back and relax on the outside furniture making it the perfect place to soak up the scenery each evening.

Rainforest Cottage is the perfect choice for a break away to Gloucestershire, at any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 938318, together sleeping 8 guests.

Rainforest Cottages

Resting in the delightful Forest of Dean village of Ruspidge are these two wonderful properties, Rainforest Cottage and Rainforest Chapel, each enjoying their own unique features and style and perfectly positioned for an outdoor adventure in Gloucestershire. One is Grade II Listed chapel, renovated and brought into the 21st century with quirky furnishings, rustic style and original features, while the other has its history rooted 200 years ago when it was first built, now presenting a mix of classic and contemporary to offer a fantastic holiday home. Being positioned in Ruspidge means you have all you need for a self-catered stay on your doorstep, with the village home to a local shop and a pub, and the nearby town of Cinderford, just under two-miles away, hosting even more selection. Both cottage boast views over the Forest of Dean National Park with access into numerous beautiful forest walks, as well as interesting attractions like the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail which sees visitors meander through a tranquil woodland art trail discovering 16 discreet and nature-inspired sculptures along the way, can you spot them all? Excitement can be found at the fantastic Go Ape Forest of Dean, challenge your fears by swinging through the forest canopy along a treetop adventure trail, or for another perspective enjoy a Forest Segway tour taking in the idyllic scenery as you go. Ruspidge is also well-positioned for day visits to Cheltenham and the famous Cheltenham Races, get dressed up and place your bets at this prestigious ground. Embark on some riverside walks along the River Severn and the Severn Bore, wander around Gloucester Docks and Cathedral, and further afield Symonds Yat, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the banks of the River Wye, makes an extremely scenic spot for a picnic. Brecon Beacons, Oxfordshire, Bourton-on-the-water, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and much more can all be found within driving distance, promising attractions of all kinds to suit all ages and tastes. Enjoy an adventure from Rainforest Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

RUSPIDGE

10.4 miles Ross on Wye , 15 miles Gloucester, 13.2 miles Symonds Yat

Ruspidge is a lovely little village situated in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The village offers its guests a wonderful selection of amenities, with local shops, pubs, and a children's play area, it offers everything you could need for a self-catered stay, while nearby Cinderford boasts a wider selection. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity within the local area, with the Lightmoor Pool (Royal Forest of Dean Angling Club) being just a short trip from the village, as well as Soudley Ponds being home to a a raft of ducks, making a lovely spot for a morning stroll. Situated between the River Severn and the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can expect to find a plethora of wonders just a stone's throw away; take a trip to the Clearwell Caves, a hidden world where you can learn of the iron ore mining, the main industry in the Forest of Dean, up close on a tour, or give beer pilates a go for an experience like no other! You will also find a good selection of sporting opportunities including archery, paddle boarding, scrambling and rock climbing just to name a few, or if you're seeking a more relaxed day out venture to the cathedral city of Gloucester; explore its history in the Blackfriars Priory site, Museum of Gloucester and the Jet Age Museum, or indulge in a day of retail therapy with plenty of shops to take your pick from. In easy reach, you can find Cheltenham too, home to Cheltenham Racecourse with its wonderful races and various events throughout the year, as well as the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being just a scenic drive away too.

Note check-in 6pm
Note: Maximum 2 dogs are allowed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas