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Kune Kune - Exotic Animal Retreat

Ross-on-Wye (3mls SE), Forest of Dean
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Luxury
Romantic
Four Poster
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique property overlooking a private animal sanctuary with mountain lion, lemurs, zebra, wallaby and reindeer
  • Enjoy the hot tub, heated outdoor pool (end April-end September) and views from the balcony
  • Relax in the beautiful hand-crafted interior with impressive four-poster bed and luxury shower
Property code: 50563

Secluded spot in the heart of a valley, this cosy barn conversion is the perfect retreat for lovers of the outdoors, set within acres of established gardens, ancient woodlands and farm land.

Enjoying a secluded spot in the heart of a valley, this cosy, adults-only barn conversion is the perfect retreat for lovers of the outdoors, set within acres of established gardens, ancient woodlands and farmland. Offering a truly unforgettable stay in a unique and magical setting, guests can take in the unusual sights and sounds while walking through the grounds. Linger by the water garden and enjoy the outdoor pool with a backdrop of established gardens. And for those that wish to explore, there is the Forest of Dean, take in the bluebells in springtime, the greenery in summer and the rich golden valleys in autumn. The sculpture trail at Beechenhurst (9 miles) showcases local arts and craft. Why not hire a canoe and head down stream? Test your limits at Go Ape (9 miles) or visit the market town of Ross-on-Wye with its historic market square (3.5 miles).

Take a moment to soak up the valley and landscaped gardens before arriving at your front door, wooden and traditional in style with an inviting hallway that will lead you up the stairs to your cosy retreat. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with solid wooden floors exposed beams and white-washed walls is the perfect backdrop for the soft furnishings that are rich in colour and texture. Shut out the world and sink into the sofas with a good book or your favourite movie. The hand-crafted dark wood kitchen sits to the side of the room which is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. When it’s time for bed, take a few steps down into the king-size four poster tree bed fit for a king and queen, finished with pure linen bed linen and colourful throws. The en-suite shower room has WC and a large, luxury shower.  Adjacent to the entrance of Kune Kune there is separate access to The Stable which provides an additional double bedroom and en-suite shower room.  Ideal if you have guests or want to invite friends along to this beautiful retreat.  Please enquire at the time of booking if you are interested in booking The Stable.
Step outside to enjoy the shared grounds and after a day’s exploring sink into the private hot tub in the glass-fronted room, with valley views and reindeer to keep you entertained. Watch the sunset from your private balcony and enjoy the paddock views. On sunny days, spend time in the outdoor pool (available between 30th April and 30th September, and solar heated during July and August), and wander around the English country gardens and acres of woodlands. The owner of the property runs a private animal rescue sanctuary, so you’ll be able to watch a fascinating array of exotic and farm animals, with viewing also enjoyed from the communal areas. Income from the holiday cottage helps support this fantastic sanctuary.   For further details search WildSide Exotic Rescue Forest of Dean. 
  • 1 bedroom – 1 king size
  • 1 en-suite shower room with a large, luxury shower
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV and DVD in lounge area
  • Private balcony with dining furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Private hot tub
  • Complex of properties
  • Addition double bedroom and en-suite shower room available in The Stable.  £475 per week.
  • Shared outdoor swimming pool (available between 30th April and 30th September, and solar heated during July and August)
  • Swimming pool area - There will be designated areas per cottage so that only one set of furniture and soft furnishings are used per cottage.
  • Tranquil, adults-only site, regret no persons under 21 years
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Jace Quick

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Jace.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura, 20th October 2023

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What a wonderful place. A little slice of serenity tucked away in a quiet valley, we enjoyed the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of our noisy town life. The accommodation was nice, cosy and comfortable with everything you need for a self catering home. The hot tub was a welcome treat for tired legs after days out in the fabulRead moreous Wye Valley. The hosts were fantastic. The real star of the show was the animals, it was like having your own private zoo without the crowds Hide

Reviewed by Cathy, 29th September 2023

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We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday in Porcupine Point at Paddocks Farm! What a unique and marvelous find. We loved our cosy little upstairs cottage apartment with all its rustic charm. The leather sofas were very comfortable and the waterfall shower was great. I loved cooking on the gas hob - much better than electric. Seeing all the wild animalRead mores every day was amazing. Lindsay is a guardian angel to every creature and you can see how dedicated she is to their welfare. Fab location too. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn, 9th September 2023

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We had a truly fabulous time. Can't wait to go back

Reviewed by Shona, 21st August 2023

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Such an amazing place. So relaxing and peaceful. Cannot recommend this experience enough. Will def be returning.

Reviewed by Darren, 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Jacqui, 22nd July 2023

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This place is amazing. We loved everything about it from the animals within close view to the jacuzzi and the balcony. A beautiful, peaceful retreat.

Reviewed by Graeme, 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by Maria, 8th July 2023

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4th stay and as amazing as ever-this place never disappoints. Extra guests were comfortably accommodated through direct contact with owner. Binoculars are a must! New shower is wonderful addition as is the ever-expanding animal enclosures. Fabulous to see more animals close up.

Reviewed by Jill, 3rd July 2023

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Fantastic location. What a little gem of a place to stay for a relaxing holiday. The hot tub & pool were lovely bonuses & watching the animals & beautiful sunsets made this so much more than a holiday cottage. Will definitely book to stay here again.

Reviewed by Susan, 24th June 2023

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Reviewed by Geoff, 12th November 2022

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Reviewed by Dorothy, 17th September 2022

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Reviewed by Cathy, 10th September 2022

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Would recommend to a friend, wonderful setting and quality accommodation.

Reviewed by Chris, 27th August 2022

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Love this place! A real one off find! Impressed from the moment we arrived. Great location for sightseeing places nearby. Superb fully equipped, comfortable cottage including a balcony offering views of landscape and all the exotic animals. Frank and Lyndsey work very hard to protect and keep safe the animals in their care. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Kate, 30th July 2022

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Quirky cottage in a sublime location for animal lovers. Balcony views, outdoor pool and sole use of the hot tub are the real selling points but overall lovely accommodation and attentive hosts.

Reviewed by Ian, 23rd July 2022

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Lindsay and Frank are wonderful hosts. Property is in a fabulous location deep in a valley surrounded by forest and it is so peaceful you cannot help but relax and move to a different beat. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but restaurants/pubs/shops are all only a matter of a 5-10 min drive as are lots of local sites and attractions. Read moreWe are already booking our next visit! can't wait!! Hide

Reviewed by Maria, 16th July 2022

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Another excellent week in Kune Kune. The use of the swimming pool was most welcome in the heatwave. Hosts were very quick to resolve minor problems and requests. Well equipped and comfy, with the balcony being the best part of this accommodation. The sole use of hot tub makes it feel extra special. Our 4th stay has been booked already- just cant heRead morelp but feel relaxed whilst there. I definite escape from it all place. We love it. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline, 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Carolyn, 25th June 2022

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This is the perfect place to relax in a peaceful and unique environment. Very comfortable to stay, and owners very helpful hosts,and many beautiful places to visit close by.

Reviewed by Tracey, 18th June 2022

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Property in good location and makes great base for exploring the beautiful wye valley Views of the animals and surrounding hills from the balcony are fab and we were treated to some outstanding sunsets There are 3 properties in a row and this one is like a little upstairs apartment we hadn't realized this when booked so would probably book the coacRead moreh house if went back as that looks a lot bigger and has its own garden , this one would be good for honeymooners Hide

Reviewed by Emily, 14th May 2022

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We stayed in Kune Kune and it was the most amazingly peaceful place, the views when sitting on the Balcony in the morning and the evening are perfect. Lyndsay and Frank are so approachable and lovely. We really didnt want to leave when it came to the end, we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Lorraine, 7th May 2022

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We had an amazing experience and would thoroughly recommend a stay here. The cottage was delightful and the hosts were wonderful. It was a magical base for exploring the area, and we could have easily spent the whole of our stay just relaxing at the property. The balcony also gave us a great view for animal watching. A week wasn't enough!

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