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Set in 40 Acres of Private Countryside in AONB

SuperhostSaint Briavels, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Jenny And Jemima
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Nestled in rolling hills with 40 acres of private tracks, fields, streams, woodland and ancient lime kilns to explore, this rural hideaway is popular with walkers, cyclists and those just wishing to escape the mass media or hustle and bustle of everyday life. Recharge your batteries and enjoy the great outdoors as you toast some marshmallows over the fire pit, say hello to the pet sheep and soak up the sights and sounds of birds, wildlife and sunsets in this peaceful relaxing retreat.

The space
Set in the grounds of the owners 13th century Grade 2 Listed farmhouse, Puzzle Tree Cottage is a comfortable, detached self catering cottage for two. With oil central heating and real flame electric fire, it has an open plan living, dining and well equipped kitchen area including oven/grill, ceramic hob, microwave, under counter fridge with small freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, tv, dvd player and radio.

The bedroom with double bed leads to an en-suite bathroom which houses a shower over bath, toilet, hand basin and washing machine.

Outside there is comfortable garden furniture so you can dine al fresco or relax with your favourite drink as you watch the sun go down!

The wooden pedestrian gate outside Puzzle Tree Cottage leads to 40 acres of our own private land of track, fields, woodland, stream and ancient lime kilns which guests are free to wander and explore. You will also find the newly installed fire pit area just the other side of this gate where you can enjoy panoramic views across Mork Valley and all the great outdoors has to offer as you toast some marshmallows over the fire pit or say hello to the pet sheep: Arabella, Cat, Mable, April, Bella Black Spot, Maya and Blossom plus this year's lambs - Jasmine, Jasper, Quentin and Hope :)

A complimentary basket of wood, kindling and fire lighters is provided for your first fire in the fire pit. Any further baskets are charged at £5 each so just let us know if you need any more (or you are more than welcome to bring your own). Marshmallows for toasting are also provided along with two skewers so enjoy!

There is lockable storage for bicycles and a hose for cleaning muddy tyres or boots in the "Puzzle Tree Bike Store" plus a free drying service for clothes is available within the main house if the weather is unpredictable.

From this tranquil setting guests can explore the Royal Forest of Dean, enjoyable in all seasons, and the Lower Wye Valley, the magnificent borderland between England and Wales. The River Wye and Offas Dyke is 2 miles down the road (or cross our land and go cross country to pick up the ancient trail) plus all the attractions of the Forest of Dean are within a 10 minute drive. Clearwell Caves, Puzzle Wood - a popular location for the ‘Dr Who’ series, the historic villages of St Briavels, with its ancient moated castle, and Tintern, renowned for its impressive Abbey are a short drive away.

Guest access
The cottage is accessed by a single step at the front door. All on one level, there is ample parking directly outside.

The wooden pedestrian gate outside Puzzle Tree Cottage leads to the fire pit area plus 40 acres of our own private land of track, fields, woodland, stream and ancient lime kilns which guests are free to wander and explore.

Other things to note
Mobile coverage is poor here but all networks can be picked up 600 yards up the road (turn left out of the gate). In case of emergency or for those needing to make a call, guests are welcome to use our landline. Similarly, if guests need updates from home, we can pass on any messages that need relaying to you as there is always someone on site 24/7.

WiFi is not currently available within the cottage itself but can be picked up outside the main house using the Wifi codes provided. The wooden bench on the slope is usually a good hot spot to pick up coverage, but if the weather is bad or for those guests needing additional access to wifi during their stay, please do ring the buzzer at the main house where you can access Jemima’s music room complete with comfy sofa!

The postcode will stop half a mile short of where we actually are so please read and save the direction sheet we send you after booking. It’s amazing the number of guests who don’t then struggle with the last half a mile!
Nestled in rolling hills with 40 acres of private tracks, fields, streams, woodland and ancient lime kilns to explore, this rural hideaway is popular with walkers, cyclists and those just wishing to escape the mass media or hustle and bustle of everyday life. Recharge your batteries and enjoy the great outdoors as you toast some marshmallows over the fire pit, say hello to the pet sheep and soak up the sights and sou…

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed

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Saint Briavels, England, United Kingdom

Perfectly situated to explore all the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has to offer, with panoramic views across Mork Valley, Puzzle Tree Cottage is located between the tiny hamlets of Stowe and Mork.

The River Wye and Offa's Dyke are situated 1.8 miles down the road (also accessible via crossing our land then follow the secluded paths and yellow footpath signs to drop you straight down into Cadora woods to pick up the trail - so no need to even step out onto the road once) plus all the attractions of the Forest of Dean are within a 10 minute drive.

For more information about local attractions, what’s on, recommended places to eat and drinks etc, please visit our guidebook at the bottom of the map below:
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/guidebooks?refinement_paths[]=/guidebooks/2040910&&s=67&unique_share_id=26ec8ca2-835f-4928-a8de-5109bba33f23_

Puzzle Tree Cottage is one of two listings spaced well way from each (see also our Set in AONB & 40 Acres of Private Countryside or click on our profile to view our other cottage) and is set within the grounds of the owners 13th century farmhouse. The gate outside Puzzle Tree Cottage leads to 40 acres of our own private land of track, fields, woodland, stream and ancient lime kilns which guests are free to wander and explore.

It is also brimming with places to visit nearby...

Clearwell - 1.7 miles
Alongside famous Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue and adventures underground at the Caves, Clearwell offers some excellent places to eat and drink:
The Butchers Arms
The Tudor Farm House

Newland - 3.2 miles
Discover hidden gem Newland Church (aka Cathedral of the Forest) which just happens to be opposite The Ostrich - only another gastropub on your doorstep. The salmon fish cakes are delicious btw!

The River Wye and Offas Dyke - 1.8 miles
Follow the road all the way down to the bottom and you will reach the River Wye in all its glory. Plenty of riverside walks including the famous Offa’s Dyke trail. More details of walks, trails and cycle paths can be found in the cottage’s brochures, trail guides and ordinance survey maps.

Llandogo - 2.5 miles
Everyone needs a village shop and they don’t get much more community based than Browns. Pick up that cheeky bottle of wine or just your everyday essentials!

St Briavels - 2.5 miles
Discover the old fortress and enjoy some stunning views across the Wye Valley from the village.

Puzzle Wood - 2.6 miles

Coleford - 3 miles
The market town of Coleford offers various shops, takeaways (try the Oriental Garden for Chinese), a Co-op, a Tesco Express with Post Office and a small two screen cinema.

Forest of Dean (Beechenhurst/Cannop Ponds/Cycle Centre/Speech House) - 6 miles
Discover the adventure and enchantment of all the Forest has to offer whether it’s by foot or bike!

Tintern Abbey - 6.5 miles
They don’t get much more landmark based than this. Besides the abbey, there are plenty of great places to eat, drink or have a relaxing coffee whilst soaking up the atmosphere. There are some great riverside walks or for those feeling a little more adventurous, walks up to Devils Pulpit - but make sure you take your camera - the views are Breathtaking!!

Lydney - 7 miles
Lydney is slightly bigger that Coleford and offers a small high street with a selection of shops and banks, a large Tesco superstore complete with Petrol Station and range of takeaways.

Monmouth - 8 miles

Chepstow - 12 miles

Ross on Wye - 14 miles
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Hosted by Jenny And Jemima

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Mother and Daughter team who love to laugh and all things quirky! Jenny (now retired and hopeful alpaca owner - yes she even has the socks!!) and Jemima (professional musician and orphan lamb rearer amongst other things lol!) enjoy restoration work on their historic property and the peace and quiet their perfect little green valley offers. They feel very fortunate they can share their own little slice of paradise with others -:)
Mother and Daughter team who love to laugh and all things quirky! Jenny (now retired and hopeful alpaca owner - yes she even has the socks!!) and Jemima (professional musician and…
During your stay
Although we operate a self check in system, you can be as private or interactive as you like. We love having guests stay and are happy to be on hand if you want to say hello or should you need us for anything, but equally value your privacy and respect your peace and quiet at all times. If you do have any queries, difficulties, run out of something or just want some helpful advice about places to visit etc, please don’t hesitate to ring the buzzer at the main house (the white side door next to the stone trough). There is always someone to help, day or night!
Although we operate a self check in system, you can be as private or interactive as you like. We love having guests stay and are happy to be on hand if you want to say hello or sho…
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