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Vintage style living room with open fire.
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18 reviews
Beautiful Christmas Cottage
Vintage style living room with open fire.
Beautiful vintage style king-size bedroom
BEAUTIFUL
Bedroom Two
BEAUTIFUL
Bedroom Two
Beautiful bluebell woods 2016 20 minutes walk from the cottages.
Relaxation
Christmas Cottage
Wild garlic and bluebells five minutes walk from the cottages.
Bathroom
Shower room
Kitchen
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Blakeney
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Blakeney
Blakeney
Five minute walk from the cottage
Wild garlic and bluebells alongside the running stream ,five minutes walk from the cottages.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Blakeney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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422clarab
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect retreat”
Reviewed 28 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Stayed in this beautiful cottage for the weekend. It is so tastefully decorated and has everything you could possible want. David the owner was on hand if you needed anything at all. He was warm and friendly and gave good advice on arrival of the area. We took him up on the recommendation for the Italian restaurant just across the road - it was extremely good. The fish and chip shop was also a must. The shop next door is also very handy indeed! We will be back to visit in the future where it will be even better with the hot tub arriving next month! The cottage and gated courtyard felt very secure and safe. A total must to stay here if you are ever in this area.

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Liked best: The home from home feel and comfort
Liked least: The matress comfort
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
29 Feb 2016
Listen you guys it was a pleasure having you and thank you so much for leaving the cottage virtually spotless.
Great couple looking forward meeting you guys again
Regards
David
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JeanieWee...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We can't think of any negative feedback!”
Reviewed 25 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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First impressions - What a lovely place to spend the next week. We felt immediately welcome, with a personal greeting from David the owner. Christmas Cottage is well equipped and every room was so tasteful, comfy and inviting. In addition to being well presented, the little but well appreciated attention to detail such as radio in the bedroom, coffee maker and pods, teabags and sugar in the kitchen, along with nibble bowl and Scandinavian Christmas decorations, napkins and candles provided a cosy New Year break. The secure courtyard provided parking and a little private garden.
David was always on hand should we need him and with his assistance we were directed to local restaurants - Dolce Vita, to quote Chris “the best Italian outside Italy” was our favourite and just along the road the Cock Inn. We also enjoyed lovely walks locally and had easy access into the Forest of Dean and its attractions. A short drive away is Chepstow which is a beautiful town in Wales with its castle and many unique shops. We also made good use of the well stocked local convenience shop.
We can't think of any negative feedback to provide! We would definitely look to stay there again and are happy to recommend this property as it ticks all the boxes - including wi-fi should you need it.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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833blondi...
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Felt at home straight away!!”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Thank you David straight away you made us very welcome, on arriving at the cottage its every bit what you see in the pictures, the atmosphere is even better.
The off road parking is a bonus as is the local store just on site, the chip shop and pub are all walking distance with several walks on the doorstep.
The forest is just a short drive away as well so you can have a relaxing break at the cottage or walk yourself silly.
The Cottage is clean and kitted out well the bedding and towels are lovely and soft but most of all the locals are very friendly and love dogs.
David we will see you again its a must!!!

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JanW00ds
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We spent one week in Christmas Cottage and couldn't fault it at all. Very welcoming, as was the owner also. Attention to detail was spot on and of a very high standard.
Perfect location. Lots of walks direct from cottage and many other walks and sites to see, a short drive away.
Highly recommend this cottage and location. Will definitely go back. :)

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Richard L
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
1 review
“The one & only cottage to stay in the Forest of Dean”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Christmas Cottage is a beautifully presented cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break.There is a small garden area to sit in and plenty of parking. David is a fantastic host and has put a lot of attention to detail in the cottage.Blakeney is a good base with good restaurants/ takeaways, a village shop that stocks almost everything,good walks close by & the Forest of Dean on the doorstep. We will definitely return.

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Liked best: Standard of accommodation, cleanliness & host
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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