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Studio Loft at the Red Cottage

Entire loft hosted by Kristi
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bathroom
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A spacious, modern, self-contained and fully outfitted studio apartment in the popular picturesque Forest of Dean village of Blaisdon. Five minute walk to an iconic Gloucestershire pub and a ten minute drive from the Forest of Dean itself. The property is quiet and peaceful with gardens which straddle the Longhope Brook flowing through the property. Several interesting foot bridges cross the brook from which you can view the gardens and the many wild birds that feed along the stream.

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CORONAVIRUS NOTICE - for your safety this property is fully cleaned and sanitized before and after each rental in accordance with AirBnB five step guidelines.

The Loft is a studio flat suitable for a couple on a romantic getaway, or as a peaceful retreat for those on an active holiday enjoying the many outdoor offerings of the Forest of Dean. The studio is fitted with a large comfortable king sized oak bed with modern duvets and cotton sheets. The living area has a large picture window which overlooks the pretty Longhope brook and provides an opportunity to sit restfully and admire the rooftops of Blaisdon village as you look up the valley. The galley kitchen is fully fitted with a modern oven, refrigerator, and double burner induction hob.

The flat is also fitted with its own high speed WiFi internet provided by Gigaclear and in addition the HD smart Samsung tv is licenced to watch Netflix. There is also an Amazon Alexa smart speaker with Spotify at your command.

The dining table extends to seat four, and we provide four place settings, so it would be quite reasonable for you to be fully self catered, and entertain a second couple for dinner if you wished. Or you can take a stroll through the village to enjoy the lovely Red Hart pub which is famous in the area and a popular destination for both locals and visitors. You are also welcome to walk through our beautiful gardens which surround the property as well as enjoying the many public footpaths which surround Blaisdon and the Longhope valley.

If you wish we can supply an inflatable mattress which would be suitable for a third person . We do not have a cot and the flat is not really suitable for small infants.

This is a brand new listing which was opened up one week before the Coronavirus lockdown. The flat is now fully available.
This is a lovely studio flat in a great location, which we know you will enjoy. Please contact us if you have any questions or need more details.

Guest access
The guest cottage shares the gardens, of about an acre, with the main house where we, your hosts Mike and Kristi, live. The guest cottage is on the south side of Longhope brook, which flows through the garden with the main house on the north side. Guests have access to all the gardens on their side of the brook, which also contains the parking area and driveway. The cottage itself has two stories. The top story is the studio loft. Guests have full access to the studio which has its own private facilities that are not shared with anyone else. The bottom floor is a carpentry workshop used by Mike for his part-time business of making wooden harps. The workshop has a separate door to which, for safety reasons, Guests do not have access. Mike only uses the workshop for limited hours between 10am and 4pm while guests are usually out, so there is no need to worry about noise.

Please note that at this time the property is not easily accessible by wheelchairs as the main access to the living space is up a staircase with a turn.

Other things to note
There is a small waterway running through the property. This is the lovely Longhope Brook, which is a very pretty feature of the property and is attractive and accessible. Normally the brook is only about 6 inches deep and is perfectly safe for children 5+. In fact it is a fun and popular place for kids to paddle and play. However during occasional extreme rainstorms the brook can get quite deep and fast flowing and needs to be treated with caution if you have younger children with you during severe weather.

We have provided parking for one car on the property. If you are considering bringing more than one car please let us know so that we can make arrangements for you.

Please note that access to the cottage is easy and convenient but does involve walking across a grassy lawn. During the summer months this is not a problem but can be a little damp in the winter. We are in the process of upgrading our gardens to add more paths and patios.
A spacious, modern, self-contained and fully outfitted studio apartment in the popular picturesque Forest of Dean village of Blaisdon. Five minute walk to an iconic Gloucestershire pub and a ten minute drive from the Forest of Dean itself. The property is quiet and peaceful with gardens which straddle the Longhope Brook flowing through the property. Several interesting foot bridges cross the brook from which you…

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Common spaces
1 king bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers
Heating

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Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

Blaisdon is a popular village in the Forest of Dean area. It comprises a number of historic properties built along Blaisdon Lane. At the center of the village is a lovely pub, the Red Hart, which is well known in the area for good food but with a local atmosphere.

The village is on the edge of the Severn valley with a multitude of footpaths through the fields on the valley floor and up the hillsides into the forest.

The Forest of Dean is a 10 minute drive from us and provides a multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, wildlife, and horseback riding., and we have a local Go Ape centre for those who love extra adventure (sadly closed due to the lock down at the moment). The stunning Wye Valley and the south wales border are only 10 miles away through the forest and provide opportunities for canoeing, watersports and hill walking.
Blaisdon is a popular village in the Forest of Dean area. It comprises a number of historic properties built along Blaisdon Lane. At the center of the village is a lovely pub, the Red Hart, which is well known…

Top places nearby

The Red Hart Inn
0.6km
The Lyon Inn
2.8km
National Trust, Westbury Court Garden
3.0km
Littledean Jail
3.8km

Severn & Wye Smokery
4.0km
May Hill
5.0km
Dean Heritage Centre
6.9km
Forest of Dean
9.5km

Hosted by Kristi

Joined in November 2019
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  • Mike
During your stay
Your hosts, Mike and Kristi, are readily available most of the time as we live on the same property in the main house, Brook Cottage, accessible across a wooden bridge over the Longhope Brook, which flows through the property. We are very friendly and accommodating, but will happily leave you in peace if that is what you are looking for. We know the area well and can give you advice on what to see and where to go.
Your hosts, Mike and Kristi, are readily available most of the time as we live on the same property in the main house, Brook Cottage, accessible across a wooden bridge over the L…
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House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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