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The Old School

Ruspidge, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1135174)

4.8

Manor Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Electric car charging
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Siobhan

    “Overall a lovely little break- bonus bits that there is now a TV in the main bedroom which isn't on listing (this had been shared in previous feedback), the bottle of wine was an extra added touch.”

    Somethings just to help in future would be instructions on how to use heating system as someone had set it to come on and the weather was way to warm for this- we finally figured out how to turn it off, also a mop would be helpful as although there is a mat and our dog let's you wipe his paws it would have just helped to keep the property nice and clean. Overall the property has been done to a lovely standard.

    Somethings just to help in future would be instructions on how to use heating system as someone had set it to come on and the weather was way to warm for this- we finally figured out how to turn it off, also a mop would be helpful as although there is a mat and our dog let's you wipe his paws it would have just helped to keep the property nice and clean. Overall the property has been done to a lovely standard.

    - Siobhan, May 2024

    Thank you for your review and useful suggestions. I’m glad to enjoyed your stay. I have asked Sykes to add the TV to the listing and will add heating system instructions to the guest pack and buy a mop to help with muddy paws. ☺️ Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk ( can take up to 120 kilos)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent ( EV charger excluded)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for 2 cars
  • Multi-level garden with lawn, furniture, BBQ and bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care

The property

Nestled upon the outskirts of Ruspidge, within the Gloucestershire countryside is The Old School, a lovely, two-bedroom cottage.

Just paces away from a shop and a pub, whilst enveloped by several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Old School rests in a prime position to explore the heart of Royal Forest Of Dean, inviting four guests and two furry companions.

Benefit from designated parking for two cars, before stepping through the multi-level garden and into your new abode.

Be greeted by the open-plan living space, stylishly furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining seating for four guests, and plush sofas to lounge upon after a day of travelling.

Rustle up delicious meals to be enjoyed indoors or set the patio table to relish in an alfresco affair; in the garden you'll also locate bike storage, perfect for avid cyclists, looking to venture along the nearby Forest of Dean trail.

As day turns into night, head upstairs to be welcomed by two well-appointed bedrooms, a double and a bunk room, both serviced by a sleek bathroom, housing both a bath and a shower.

Awaken to plan your itinerary, starting off locally with a bite to eat at the White Hart Inn pub, whilst a convenience store is nearby to stock up on the essentials.

Venture into rural Gloucestershire to hike through the Cyril Hart Arboretum, explore the Forest of Dean by following the Sculpture Trail, enjoy a leisurely stroll along Soudley Ponds, or brush up on your local knowledge at the Dean Heritage Centre.

Travel into the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Ross-on-Wye riverside walk as a recommended stop off, whilst travelling south will lead you to the Clearwell Caves, where you can follow a guided, underground tour, and Puzzlewood, ideal for all the family.

Round off your break in the city, brimming with art, culture and history, where you can tour Gloucester Cathedral, the National Waterways Museum Gloucester, Gloucester Prison, and the Museum Of Gloucester, before returning home in time for sundowners.

Experience all of this, and more, at The Old School.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas