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The accommodation offers natural light with open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
View towards the property
Views across the gardens to the yoga studio
A stylish retreat within the Forest of Dean
Relax in the comfort of this cosy retreat
Lose yourself in a good book
The cottage comes with a well stocked library
Enjoy breakfast with garden views
Stylish furnishings with local artwork
A great space for creating a supper for two
Morning coffee in pretty mugs
The kitchen enjoys an open aspect into the lounge
Soft furnishings for a cosy evening in
A spacious double bedroom for a great nights sleep
Local art and colourful cushions
A spacious shower room
Soak up the sun on your private terrace
A perfect terrace to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening
View of the property and surrounding gardens
1 / 19  The accommodation offers natural light with open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
2 / 19  View towards the property
3 / 19  Views across the gardens to the yoga studio
4 / 19  A stylish retreat within the Forest of Dean
5 / 19  Relax in the comfort of this cosy retreat
6 / 19  Lose yourself in a good book
7 / 19  The cottage comes with a well stocked library
8 / 19  Enjoy breakfast with garden views
9 / 19  Stylish furnishings with local artwork
10 / 19  A great space for creating a supper for two
11 / 19  Morning coffee in pretty mugs
12 / 19  The kitchen enjoys an open aspect into the lounge
13 / 19  Soft furnishings for a cosy evening in
14 / 19  A spacious double bedroom for a great nights sleep
15 / 19  Local art and colourful cushions
16 / 19  A spacious shower room
17 / 19  Soak up the sun on your private terrace
18 / 19  A perfect terrace to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening
19 / 19  View of the property and surrounding gardens

The Retreat At Greenfields

St Briavels (1.5mls E), Forest of Dean
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A peaceful retreat set within the fringes of the vibrant village of St Briavels within walking distance of St Briavels Castle
  • A great base for exploring the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Welsh Borders
  • Enjoy walks across the countryside from your front door with The Offa’s Dyke footpath within easy reach
Property code: 73584

This stylish property blends beautifully within the Wye valley’s countryside, situated within the grounds of the owner’s home enjoying views across the countryside creating the perfect bolt hole for couples looking to get away.

Nestled into the Wye Valley landscape enjoying views across the open countryside though just a short walk from the traditional village of both St Briavels, a vibrant village steeped in history with a castle and village inn, ideal for seasoned walkers with access to the Offa’s Dyke footpath and the Wye Valley Walk taking in stunning scenery and market towns and villages along the way. For enthusiastic cyclists a network of cycle paths that will guide you through the Forest of Dean. Take in the magic of Puzzle Wood and the history of the Clearwell caves. The Views from Symonds Yat rock are also not to be missed.

Leave your walking boots by the front door and step inside where you will receive a warm welcome, the entrance hall offers access to the lounge/diner, a light and spacious room with oak framed floor to ceiling windows that enjoy the morning sun and enhance the local artwork that decorates the wall space. A table and chairs for dining is set within the window space where you can enjoy a breakfast over looking the gardens, and for cosy evenings in there are comfortable armchairs and a sofa where you can lose yourself in a good movie on the TV or take your pick of good reads that are also available within the lounge. The kitchen is accessed off the lounge, a well-equipped space with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. So, when the sun goes down and the day is done you will find a double bedroom on the ground floor, there is also a shower room with shower, WC and washing machine on this floor.

Outside there is a patio area to the side of the cottage with table and chairs just perfect for enjoying the sunshine, you are also free to take a stroll through the owners’ grounds. There is off-road parking for two cars and bicycle storage.

  • 1 Bedroom – double
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Allocated private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Private yoga classes can be arrange with the owner prior to arrival
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Bicycle storage
  • Please note that phone signal can be quite poor in the area
  • Increased Accessibility - please ensure you refer to our FAQ's

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Beryl 8th October 2021

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The Retreat is a spacious and exceptionally well equipped holiday property with friendly helpful hosts in an interesting area perfect for walking and sightseeing.

Reviewed by Gill 17th September 2021

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The Retreat is one of the most spacious holiday lets that we have stayed in. It was really well equipped and clean, and the garden view is lovely.

Reviewed by Annelies 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Liz 3rd September 2021

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Absolutely excellent accommodation which is spacious and extremely well equipped. Everything has been thought of to make your stay comfortable and a real home from home. The cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch. Brilliant place to stay.

Reviewed by Kevin 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Helen Josephine 30th July 2021

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A really beautiful property in a perfect setting. The owners were welcoming and very helpful.

Reviewed by David 23rd July 2021

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Lovely apartment attached to main house. Well appointed and well equipped in a quiet setting, close to the Forest of Dean, multiple historical sites and interesting towns.

Reviewed by Nuria 18th July 2021

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Lovely cottage with a stunning garden. Fully equipped kitchen. A great base for walks, less than 20 minutes away. Great sitting area outside for breakfasts and relaxing evenings with views to the beautiful garden. Carolyn and Martin are very welcoming and great hosts.

Reviewed by Pat 9th July 2021

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Exceptionally well equipped cottage, beautifully furnished and in a peaceful location. The perfect get away for a couple.

Reviewed by Barry 4th July 2021

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Accommodation was really clean, modern and set in a perfect location. with a lovely garden to sit and relax in after a hard day walking in the countryside!! Pub close by and a small village shop, lots of walks on your doorstep.......highly recommended.

Reviewed by Brian 26th June 2021

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the cottage was wonderful, spotlessly clean and well equiped in the kitchen, as a wheelchair user I found Ihad plenty of space to move around and access from the car wasgreat, no steps. The shower was big enough to take the seat provided. Outside seating overlooking the gardens was very peaceful and relaxing after a long day out.

Reviewed by Gareth 5th June 2021

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A very comfortable and luxurious accommodation, spotlessly clean, every need catered for, a lovely surprise welcome pack home made cream tea and beautiful local spring flowers. We had a very relaxing week, enjoying the beautiful garden and feeling more rejuvenated as the week went on. It really lives up to its name The Retreat, we will return.

Reviewed by D 8th May 2021

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Very clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation with very good access to places of interest. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Jan 23rd April 2021

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A lovely clean, comfortable cottage attached to the owner's property in a beautiful location. The kitchen was very well equipped and the cottage had everything we needed. A lovely little suntrap patio outside, with table and chairs. Parking right outside too.

Reviewed by Dawn 19th April 2021

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This is a lovely place to stay, situated just outside the village. Its very quiet and peaceful and feels very airy and spacious despite being 1 bedroom. Very well equipped. Has a really sunny patio and beautiful garden, a relaxing place to sit and watch the birds. Plenty of local walks around and we also did some cycling.

Reviewed by Matthew 12th April 2021

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Very well-equipped cottage in an ideal location. Already recommending it to friends.

Reviewed by Christine 2nd October 2020

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In the main the property is excellent. The furnishings, new and brightly welcoming. The view from the lovely corner window across the garden is stunning and village near enough. The total lack of a phone signal unless behind front door is annoying. I think this should be mentioned in the details. The bedding needs sorting out. Whilst it is new, oneRead more duvet is more suited to a single bed, the bedcover is very heavy and the other duvet barely covers the bed. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 5th September 2020

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Mostly very well equipped and a bit chilly in couple rooms, we found the cottage very comfortable and more than suitable for a late middle aged couple. Very good position for sightseeing, with good roads nearby. Lovely to have more than adequate storage for clothes etc. And a beautiful garden to look out at while eating meals.

Reviewed by Jenny 25th July 2020

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Lovely lodge. Everything you could possibly need inside. Welcoming hosts. Beautiful part of the country.

Reviewed by Nicola 18th July 2020

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Excellent location. Walks and cycling nearby and not far from small towns for eating out. Great site. Lovely garden and decking for sitting outside. Everything you could need inside a very clean cottage. Although attached to the owners property they were very friendly but were not obtrusive

Reviewed by Peter 14th July 2020

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Reviewed by Tim 10th July 2020

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Lovely property lovely hosts perfect break

Reviewed by Pam 26th January 2020

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Reviewed by Umera 21st December 2019

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Reviewed by Miriam 20th October 2019

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If you are looking for a peaceful tranquil get away, The Retreat is the perfect place to go. The house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, and has a very large beautiful garden with many birds to entertain you as well. My yoga lesson on site with Carolyn was an added plus. We had a wonderful week there, and are really happy tRead moreo give it a, glowing five star review! Hide

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The accommodation offers natural light with open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
View towards the property
Views across the gardens to the yoga studio
A stylish retreat within the Forest of Dean
Relax in the comfort of this cosy retreat
Lose yourself in a good book
The cottage comes with a well stocked library
Enjoy breakfast with garden views
Stylish furnishings with local artwork
A great space for creating a supper for two
Morning coffee in pretty mugs
Show 7 moreThe kitchen enjoys an open aspect into the lounge

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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