First view of Arch Cottage
Warm and welcoming with character touches
Enjoy the cosy electric woodburner
Large and comfortable lounge
Stylish country kitchen
Fully equipped for aspiring chefs
Sociable dining space
Bright garden room just off the kitchen
A perfect spot for morning coffee
Luxurious super-king-sized bed
Fresh and stylish single room
Colourful and bright
Luxurious towels and bedding provided
Quirky and bright, bath and walk-in shower
Beautiful touches throughout
Fresh flowers complement the look
Beautifully finished double room
Hide away with a good book
Ornate giant mirror adds to the style
Enjoy lunch in the garden
Enclosed courtyard garden full of character
Colourful wall art in the garden
Escape to the summer house
Hike near Tintern
Forest Of Dean Sculpture Trail
1 / 25  First view of Arch Cottage
2 / 25  Warm and welcoming with character touches
3 / 25  Enjoy the cosy electric woodburner
4 / 25  Large and comfortable lounge
5 / 25  Stylish country kitchen
6 / 25  Fully equipped for aspiring chefs
7 / 25  Sociable dining space
8 / 25  Bright garden room just off the kitchen
9 / 25  A perfect spot for morning coffee
10 / 25  Luxurious super-king-sized bed
11 / 25  Fresh and stylish single room
12 / 25  Colourful and bright
13 / 25  Luxurious towels and bedding provided
14 / 25  Quirky and bright, bath and walk-in shower
15 / 25  Beautiful touches throughout
16 / 25  Fresh flowers complement the look
17 / 25  Beautifully finished double room
18 / 25  Hide away with a good book
19 / 25  Ornate giant mirror adds to the style
20 / 25  Enjoy lunch in the garden
21 / 25  Enclosed courtyard garden full of character
22 / 25  Colourful wall art in the garden
23 / 25  Escape to the summer house
24 / 25  Hike near Tintern
25 / 25  Forest Of Dean Sculpture Trail

Arch Cottage

Blakeney, Forest of Dean
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Cool and Contemporary
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming and characterful stone cottage within the heart of a traditional Forest of Dean village
  • A great base for walkers and other outdoor activity lovers with the beautiful Forest of Dean on your door step
  • Explore the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Welsh Borders and for the adventurous, rock climbing, kayaking and canoeing are all within easy reach
Property code: 75010

Originally a coach-building of the traditional village hotel and situated within the centre of Blakeney on the outskirts of the ancient Forest of Dean, Arch Cottage retains local stone and wood features. The peaceful village of Blakeney is well served with a post office, local store, tasty fish & chip shop and of course the village inn.

With quick and easy access into the forest, enjoy a picnic by the Blakeney Straits stream or take a stroll or paddle board around the scenic Mallards Pike lake. Cycle hire is available within the forest with a wide range of trails including downhill mountain bike routes. Other local attractions include Dean Forest or Perrygrove Railways, Puzzlewood, Go Ape!, the Forest Sculpture Trail, and Cyril Hart Arboretum. Step back into forest history at The Dean Heritage Centre and the Hopewell Colliery. For those wanting to explore further afield you are not far from the Wye Valley - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - great for rock climbing around Symonds Yat, river walks, kayaking and caving.

Step inside the cottage through the original archway leaving your outdoor gear in the useful cloakroom where you will also find plenty of hanging space for coats, hats and dog leads. Enter the welcoming lounge to find stylish furniture and traditional features - a perfect haven to relax with a glass of wine after a day’s exploring. The inviting stove offers heat and atmosphere just when you want it without the faff of gathering wood and the Smart TV is perfect for a movie night in. The kitchen is accessed from the lounge and brims with rustic charm, bespoke crafted cupboards and a contemporary dining suite where you can easily relax and keep the chef company! An open archway leads you into the garden room, a perfect retreat to hide away with a good book whilst overlooking the courtyard garden. When the day is done, climb the cottage style staircase to the first floor where you will find three welcoming bedrooms. The double room has views onto the country lane and is finished with embroidered cushions and a traditional bed spread. The largest bedroom also overlooks the lane and can be set as a super-king or as a spacious twin. The third bedroom looks onto the garden and has a large comfy single bed. The bathroom includes a separate walk-in shower as well as the usual bath and WC.

The enclosed courtyard garden is reached from the garden room through double doors. It is on several levels and comprises old railway sleepers, flagstones, brick walling and feature slate ground covering. There are different seating areas to choose from and even a cosy summerhouse to relax in when the evening gets chilly. The garden enjoys the sun from mid-morning until evening so pick your favourite spot. There is also a handy gas BBQ for outside summer dining.

Parking is in a free residential car park around the corner.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 Bedrooms: 1 super-king-size (which can be made up as a twin on request at the time of booking), 1 double and 1 single
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, separate shower and toilet
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Parking in free residential car parking area just around the corner from the cottage
  • Superfast Wi-Fi included
  • Luxury towels included
  • Smart TV and micro stereo in lounge
  • Gas BBQ
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub, Fish and Chip shop, Village Store and Post Office all within walking distance
  • Highchair, stair gate and travel cot available on request

Beth Horswill

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura, 22nd September 2020

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Comfortable cosy cottage with walks on the doorstep. Thoughtful welcome basket, and made to feel very welcome. Clean and COVID safe. Kate the owner is very helpful.

Reviewed by Sarah, 11th September 2020

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It was a fantastic cottage very clean and comfortable and in a good place to visit other places

Reviewed by Rebecca, 24th August 2020

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Arch cottage is a beautiful quirky and homely place with lots of character. Very comfortable;we had a lovely relaxing week visiting. The host Kate was amazing with advice on the area and we arrived to yummy homemade scones and jam. Nothing was too much trouble to ask of Kate. Lots to see in the area;so many beautiful walks, rivers and fun things toRead more do like go ape. We would definitely return!!. Hide

Reviewed by Julia, 17th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jessica, 31st July 2020

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Wow Where To Start An Amazing Location & The Cottage Felt Like Home, Was Lovely And Clean, And Has Everything You Need. It's Alot Bigger Than I Thought Amazing For A Family Of 5. I Defo Recommend The KingSize Bed, Nice & Comfy. Plenty Of Great Places To Walk (Doggy Lola Loved It). Thanks To Kate & Tim For Helping & Staying In Contact With Help Of TRead morehe Little Things. You Was Amazing And Helped Massively. Will Defo Be Returning Soon. Big Thumbs Up x Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca, 10th July 2020

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We had a great time at Arch cottage. It really does have everything you could need during your stay, with a particularly well stocked kitchen. The welcome basket of goodies was also much appreciated as were the super fluffy towels.

Reviewed by David, 17th February 2020

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We had a lovely stay at Arch Cottage. The nearby Forest of Dean had so much for the family to do. The cottage was delightful and comfortable and cozy when the February winds and rain were lashing down. We will be hopefully be back.

Reviewed by Mr, 20th December 2019

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A wonderful cottage to spend Christmas in! Very well equipped with exceptionally comfortable beds. and many well thought out features, both practical and aesthetic. We were made to feel very welcome indeed by the delightful and tasteful Christmas decorations and a splendid welcome pack. It must be even more delightful in the summer as the outdoor aRead morerea is so well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff, 22nd November 2019

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Great location and access to the Forest of Dean! Cottage was above and beyond and a real home from home. Would seem the owners have thought of everything, And the welcome pack was a real nice touch even including our dog.

Reviewed by Zoe, 28th October 2019

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Lovely cottage in a great location for the Forest of Dean. The cottage is very well equipped- a home from home. The welcome box was a lovely surprise- specific to our family; with soft drinks for the little ones. Thoughtful touches, including some Halloween decor, made the cottage even more special. Would highly recommend- we had a wonderful few daRead moreys and appreciated the activity suggestions from the owner. This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in! Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 25th September 2019

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A beautiful cottage in a fairly remote location. Offers everything that you might wish for with a lovely garden, BBQ and summerhouse to complement the main cottage. Kitchen very well equipped and everything very high quality. We were made feel very welcome and given lots of information to help us enjoy the local area to its fullest. Highly recommenRead mored to couples, families or groups of up to 5/6. Parking is on the road or in a car park around the corner but was never an issue for us. Hide

Reviewed by Sally, September 2019

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage. We were so lucky to get it for the last week of our holiday in the UK. It had everything we needed and more. Especially the gift pack we received on arrival and the lovely flowers. We had fantastic weather while we were there so were able to enjoy the Forest of Dean at its best.

Reviewed by Katie, 25th August 2019

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Beautifully furnished with everything you could need,and all exceptional quality. As a family of 5 (inc 2 teens), plenty of comfortable living and dining space, and relaxing bedrooms. We ate outside, used the gas bbq and the summerhouse and cooked happily in the well equipped kitchen. Many thoughtful touches including a welcome box, tea/coffee &toiRead moreletries. Brilliantly located for some wonderful days out in the forest and the Wye valley. Blakeney was pretty with a good shop for essentials. Hide

Reviewed by Duha, 9th August 2019

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This cottage is very suitable for a family of five. Downstairs is also very spacious where the family can all come together or even call loved ones over and enjoy their time. This cottage is very comfortable and would make you feel as if you were home in a different place, settling in wouldnt be problem. In addition, the host was extremely nice, weRead morelcoming, helpful, and most understanding under all situations. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back to the Arch cottage ! Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty, 27th May 2019

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We spent a relaxing week at Arch Cottage, which is perfectly located for exploring the local area with lots to see and do nearby. The cottage is very well furnished and equipped, with lots of lovely finishing touches and wonderfully comfy beds. The welcome basket of cake and other goodies was appreciated; we would definitely recommend the cottage fRead moreor a fun and homely holiday base for a family. We all enjoyed the summerhouse and garden, and the teenagers were pleased with Netflix and fast Wi-Fi! Hide

Reviewed by Samantha, 24th May 2019

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We had a fantastic long weekend in Arch Cottage. A really well equipped cottage with the added bonus of a welcome box (lovely touch and delicious contents!) The cottage had everything we needed and it was particularly peaceful at night - we all slept really well. The instructions book was really useful and well labelled ( Great for understanding tvRead more, stereo and dishwasher etc) Location was fantastic - particularly good for mountain biking with Cannop cycle centre, Beechenhurst & close by. Hide

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First view of Arch Cottage
Warm and welcoming with character touches
Enjoy the cosy electric woodburner
Large and comfortable lounge
Stylish country kitchen
Fully equipped for aspiring chefs
Sociable dining space
Bright garden room just off the kitchen
A perfect spot for morning coffee
Luxurious super-king-sized bed
Fresh and stylish single room
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Location

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