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The Coach House - Exotic Animal Retreat

Ross on Wye (3Mls SE), Forest of Dean
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Four Poster
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning property, bursting with character in a hidden valley with exotic animal sanctuary
  • Relax by the shared outdoor pool (end April-end September) and enjoy the landscaped grounds
  • Enjoy evening drinks and barbecues under starry night skies, with hundreds of romantic solar lights and the backdrop of wild exotic animal sounds
Property code: 82355

Set on an established working farm within the heart of the Forest of Dean, a well secluded and spacious coach house finished with an eclectic style and just perfect whatever the time of year.

This lovely coach house is set on an established working farm within the heart of the Forest of Dean. Finished with a stylish flair, the 17th-century, adults-only rural retreat is perfect for a romantic getaway with up to two dogs. The cottage is set against a breathtaking backdrop of rolling fields and woodlands, and offers a unique safari-style experience. Indulge in rare peace and tranquillity while you walk through the woodland and enjoy the outdoor pool with a backdrop of established gardens. The attractions of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are within easy reach, and there are a range of walks taking in local must-visit destinations such as Symonds Yat Rock (7 miles). The vibrant market town of Ross-on-Wye (3.5 miles) with its brass bandstand next to the river and local produce market is also not to be missed.

Take a moment to soak up the valley and landscaped gardens before arriving at your front door where you are free to unload. Step inside to the ground floor offering a vast space that has been cleverly finished with both an eclectic and rustic style. A hand-carved four-poster king-size bed takes centre stage, dressed in pure linen and feather pillows. There is a wood burner with cosy armchairs where you can curl up and enjoy a good book, or maybe lounge on the day bed and enjoy the views from the large windows that front the barn. There is also a WC on this floor. Climb the stairs to the first floor, an open-plan room finished with a clever mix of reclaimed treasures and soft furnishings. A lounge area is warmed by a wood burner where you can sink into the deep, soft leather sofas. There’s a great space for the chef to get creative, equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, AGA, fridge and separate freezer and dishwasher. And when supper has been prepared, take a seat in one of the hand-carved high-back chairs and enjoy the views across the land. There is a shower room with a shower and WC and a further separate WC on this floor.

Step directly from your first-floor door onto a stunning glass balcony equipped with sun loungers, parasol and table and chairs, and a magical valley view that will draw you in, night after night. Also for your own private use, a fully fenced grass garden is accessed via steps down from the balcony with solar lights, picnic bench, umbrella, BBQ and rustic BBQ preparation table. You are also free to enjoy the shared grounds with an outdoor pool which is available between 30th April and 30th September, and solar heated during July and August, English country gardens and acres of woodlands to explore.  Although holiday guests are not able to go into the exotic rescue centre, which is located on the same site, there is a backdrop of exotic animal sounds and some glimpses in the fields and woodlands, amongst the many farm animals and donkeys. The income from the holiday business is directly used to fund the rescue centre.  For further details search WildSide Exotic Rescue Forest of Dean.  

 
  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • 2 separate WCs
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, AGA fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV and DVD in the lounge area
  • Private balcony with sun loungers. Steps down to a fully fenced grass garden with picnic bench, umbrella, BBQ and seating
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Shared outdoor swimming pool (available between 30th April and 30th September, solar heated during July and August) with designated areas per cottage each with its own furniture and soft furnishings
  • Please advise at time of booking if a honeymoon is the purpose of your holiday
  • 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
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • 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 2021 and is managed by Jace.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Serena, 5th July 2024

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Peaceful private location. Very comfortable bed and great outdoor furniture. Spacious and with interesting interior solid wood furniture.

Reviewed by Rosalind, 28th June 2024

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A magical and enchanting escape! A piece of Heaven on Earth. The Coach House is a superb retreat, spacious, comfortable with great decor. It is well equipped, with high-end appliances and luxurious accessories - blissfully quiet. Magic comes from watching the animals in your own private garden (highlight Spider Monkeys!) Additionally, many more canRead more be viewed on site. So if you love Capybara, Zebras, Racoon dogs, Reindeer, Emus, this unique venue is a MUST VISIT. It's truly a 10/10 experience. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny, 21st June 2024

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Amazing place to stay, very tranquil, made our wedding anniversary unforgettable. We struggle to switch off normally but managed to do that at this magical place. Its made even better if you have any interest in animals as you are able to view some of the rescue creatures.

Reviewed by Colin, 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Philip, 15th September 2023

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Second visit. Cottage comfortable, clean and warm. Owners friendly and helpful. Location very quiet but only 10 mins drive into Ross on Wye. When no clouds, the night sky very clear and amazing.

Reviewed by Nicola, 11th August 2023

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What an amazing place! The lodge was very comfortable for sleeping and chilling out. Plenty of good quality kitchen equipment, lots of seating options and a good shower. The location is fabulous, with lots of places to visit and, if you don't mind a long walk, pubs and shops just about within walking distance. The animals are amazing, such a treat Read moreto be able to see the meerkats, capybara, donkeys, zebra etc. every day, with good options for sitting down to watch them. Hide

Reviewed by Tricia, 21st July 2023

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Fabulous accommodation in a tranquil location that was so quiet & peaceful, we felt very relaxed after the break. There is also plenty to do in the surrounding area,

Reviewed by Rosemary, 7th July 2023

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Unique and magical place to stay, peaceful and tranquil and the opportunity to see all kinds of animals. Accommodation was well thought out and had everything you would need plus the balcony and garden which were completely private. Lovely pool area and welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by Sue, 30th June 2023

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Charming quirky property, all mod cons. Comfortable bed, great shower and exceptional views when sitting on the balcony.

Reviewed by Jo, 12th June 2023

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Wow! What a fantastic, tranquil, magical hideaway! We had a fabulous 4 night stay here, and loved every minute! We felt we were on a mini safari with all the exotic animals as our neighbours! We spent many an hour just watching them and also listening to the sounds deep into the forest. Lindsay and Frank were wonderful hosts to us, the work they doRead more here is amazing. We would definitely come back again, one of the best self catering cottages we have been to. Our mini daschund also loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Darminder, 29th April 2023

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Reviewed by Philip, 17th September 2022

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Beautiful, quiet location. Friendly helpful hosts. Warm, clean, well equipped accommodation. Delight to see the various rescued animals. Walks around Forest of Dean well laid organised with good facilities (Car parking, cafes, toilets)

Reviewed by Naomi, 3rd September 2022

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Lovely location, cottage needs more thought and time spend on it. Particularly the damp and dark in lower part of the cottage needs upgrading. Big contrast to the lower and upper floors. Strange set-up between the shower and loo. Lovely owner, who looks after a wild animal rescue centre too, which is amazing, but perhaps, the cottages are not been Read morecared for as well as they could be. Not sure we'd visit again though. Abit over priced. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth, 13th August 2022

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Absolutely amazing accommodation, certainly 5*. The animals were fantastic and the swimming pool too. Perfect relaxation break and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Kevin, 30th July 2022

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What an amazing place to stay! The Coach House is exceptionally well designed and the quality of the furniture, decor and facilities far exceeded expectations. The grounds are wonderful and the hosts could not have been more welcoming. We were visiting as part of our wedding anniversary celebrations and we could not have found a better place to speRead morend a week. We will definitely be back and I would not hesitate in recommending the venue to anyone looking for a peaceful, luxurious retreat. Hide

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