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The Cockerel - Exotic Animal Retreat

Ross-on-Wye (3mls SE), Forest of Dean

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a tranquil getaway in a hidden valley complete with 60 acres of grounds and an exotic animal sanctuary
  • Take a dip in the shared outdoor pool (end April – end September)
  • Spend relaxing evenings watching the mountain lion, lemur, zebra, wallaby and reindeer from the African Hut
  • Property can be booked by a couple for one bedroom at reduced price of £1018 in September and £898 in October 2023; £1018 April-September 2024, please contact enquiries

 

Property code: 50562

Escape with your friends and family to this fabulous, converted barn, nestled in a magical and leafy setting, close to the border between England and Wales. Set on a 60-acre farm, deep within the beautiful Forest of Dean, the inviting, two-bedroom abode, which dates back to the 1600s, welcomes up to four guests. One of several, individual holiday homes on the unique site, which includes gardens and woods, plus fields, where you can see rescued wild animals, the property offers use of the shared outdoor pool during the spring and summer months which is solar heated during July and August

 

Enter this delightful country retreat and find yourselves in a homely, open-plan, farmhouse-style kitchen/diner, with painted stone walls. Here you can whip up tasty meals for your party then dine together at the wooden table. Wander on through the ground floor to discover a king-size bedroom, with an en-suite with shower room. Climb the stairs to emerge in a stylish lounge up on the mezzanine level. Watch TV or a DVD up here or simply gaze out at the view through the picture window. A super-king-size bedroom is also situated on the first floor: this also benefits from an en-suite bathroom. Wander the exquisite farm grounds to your heart’s content and have a dip in the pool from the end of April to the end of September. Find parking for two cars with the barn.

 

Head out for long walks through the valley in which the farm is situated. Explore the Forest of Dean, where you can go cycling, mountain biking and kayaking or canoeing. Also make the most of your proximity to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which begins less than 1 mile away. See famous historic sites, such as Tintern Abbey, 20 miles away, and closer to home, Goodrich Castle, 4 miles away.

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  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size and 1 king-size
  • 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV and DVD in lounge area
  • Private outdoor space with BBQ, picnic bench, parasol and seating.
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Complex of properties
  • 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, adult-only site, regret no persons under 21 years old
  • 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 £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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Jace Quick

This property is personally managed by Jace.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sandra 12th April 2024

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Stunning, welcoming and so well kept - this isnt just a place to stay, its an experience! I took dad for his 85th birthday and he absolutely loved the whole weekend and chance to see so many animals was a complete bonus

Reviewed by Tony 15th September 2023

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A lovely cottage in a lovely location, despite some very wet weather we had a fantastic week stay. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Miranda 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Morag 14th July 2023

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We had a wonderfully relaxing week, despite the weather not being of the best. Highlights were watching the animals and going out after dark to see the magical lanterns hanging everywhere (we're going to get some for our garden!). Lindsey and Frank were helpful and friendly hosts and we enjoyed seeing Lindsey walking around with a baby wallaby in tRead morehe pouch of her apron. Sadly we decided it was too chilly to swim in the pool (other guests were braver than us and seemed to enjoy the experience). Hide

Reviewed by Judith 7th July 2023

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The experience of staying!SELECTED! !ENDOFSELECTED!is unique. We loved the peaceful location and our hosts were so welcoming. How lovely to see the wonderful work the sanctuary does and to be able to watch the animals enjoying their new homes.

Reviewed by Nick 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Gill 2nd June 2023

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A fantastic place to stay on so many levels. The joy of seeing rescued animals content as well as superb accommodation.

Reviewed by David 16th September 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay, very comfortable, peaceful, and such a lovely setting. Towels and sheets were a luxurious touch, as well as the furnishings. The owners were lovely and very accommodating - all the comforts of home, highly recommend!

Reviewed by Billie-Jean 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 1st August 2022

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What a fantastic break we had. Comfy cottage, welcoming hosts and the most amazing location. We spent more time just sitting watching the animals than we did out exploring the beautiful local area. I've never gone back to anywhere I've stayed before as I always want to try somewhere new but will definitely be coming back here. Absolutely love it.

Reviewed by Cameron 15th July 2022

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Lovely converted barn, lots of feature, had all the essential things for a self catering holiday

Reviewed by Edward 8th July 2022

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Luxurious stone-walled cottage in an idyllic setting. There is a wonderful sense of being cradled in the gorgeous, lush valley, with the animal sanctuary adding a special touch. Lindsay and Frank are friendly and attentive hosts, and their love for the place and the animals is a pleasure to behold.

Reviewed by Caroline 1st July 2022

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Wonderful location, stunning views, friendly hosts and great facilities. Loved just watching the amazing animals and knowing our stay was helping to give them a better future in the care of Lindsay and Frank. Thank you for a very special stay.

Reviewed by Simon 17th June 2022

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Great place in a beautiful setting. Well equipped with comfy lounge furniture & beds. We had a lovely stay and the exotic animals are a great addition to the experience. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Suzanne 10th June 2022

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What a wonderful place to stay, peaceful and tranquil. Lovely cottage and pool. Seeing the animals was amazing, absolutely magical. Will definitely come back.

Reviewed by Adrian 3rd June 2022

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The cottage, part of an old building, had been tastefully restored with plenty of space, nice furnishings and some lovely pieces of sculpture. An excellent place to stay set in beautiful surroundings.

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LOCATION

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