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The Dovecote

Clearwell, Gloucestershire

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A Grade II listed Dovecote that’s perfect for couples wanting a break in the country
  • Enjoy a morning coffee in the beautiful, open-aspect courtyard area
  • Perfect for exploring the Wye Valley and ancient woodlands of the Forest of Dean
Property code: 78375

A grade II listed dovecote that has been sympathetically restored, situated in the well served village of Clearwell, perfect for couples wanting to enjoy walking in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

This unique romantic retreat is the perfect base for those who just love to be outdoors. You’ll be surrounded by exceptional walking opportunities, with both the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean easily accessible from the property. A must to add to the itinerary is Symonds Yat Rock (5 miles), offering one of the most iconic views of the Wye Valley. You’ll also be just 17 miles from the picturesque market town of Ross-on-Wye, with its narrow streets and stunning architecture.

The charming Grade-II listed former dovecote has been lovingly restored, with great care and attention taken to retain its original character. Solid oak features bring depth and warmth to the quirky open-plan living area, with vibrant soft furnishings offset against the beautiful lime plastered walls. Pour yourself a glass of Welsh gwin and enjoy a little cwtch on the sofa in front of the TV. After a restful night’s sleep in the stylish bedroom set within the eaves, say ‘bore da’ with a morning coffee in the courtyard, listening to the distant ring of the church bells and admiring your pretty surroundings.

The picture-postcard town of Ross-on-Wye is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. Mooch around the independent shops and boutiques, before strolling through the town gardens and listening to some live music on the bandstand. There are a variety of waymarked trails to explore around Symonds Yat Rock, several of which link to the River Wye. The exhilarating climb to the summit of this ancient hill fort will reward you with breathtaking views and the chance to glimpse the nesting peregrine falcons.

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  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV in lounge
  • Off-road allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Pubs and restaurant within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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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 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ray 2nd May 2022

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Really beautiful location and very close to lots of attractions, walks and good quality places to dine out close at hand. Comfortable and with pleasant outside area.

Reviewed by Gillian 25th April 2022

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Beautiful quaint converted dovecot. Lovely location and ideal for 2 people .

Reviewed by Pamela 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Della 28th March 2022

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Lovely cosy accommodation. Clever conversion of the dovecote. Well equipped with everything we needed. Nice extras like milk, wine and flowers. Great quiet location for exploring the Forest of Dean.

Reviewed by Lennard 25th March 2022

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Beautifully renovated Dovecote, tastefully done and cosy. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Wendy 5th March 2022

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Lovely little cosy cottage for two. Clean and well equipped. Would certainly stay again, maybe in the summer to take advantage of the patio area more.

Reviewed by Cathie 25th February 2022

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Such a clever renovation! Cute, unusual and cosy. Great location, close to lots of attractions.

Reviewed by Wayne 27th January 2022

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This was a property of dreams, compact but with everything we needed for our stay. The warmth of the ground level underfloor heating, cosy living space, oak staircase & kitchen with all to hand. The first floor bedroom & en-suite, with the additional extra of the mood lighting around the roof line. This was a late booking for us, we certainly made Read morea great choice with this location & accommodation, I highly recommend & will look to stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Joe 21st January 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great village with 3 pubs! Some great walking in the local fields, and a very cosy base to come back to in the evenings.

Reviewed by Sheila 9th November 2021

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The Dovecote has been architecturally restored with fine workmanship to provide a really exciting, cosy and fun living space. Fully equipped inside, and with a private courtyard with fencing - ideal for dog owners.

Reviewed by Stephen 5th November 2021

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A great place to stay - well equipped and cosy accommodation. Lovely quiet location - a perfect base for exploring the Forest of Dean area.

Reviewed by Leigh 24th October 2021

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Perfectly clean with good quality furnishings and equipment. Amazing quirky building in a really quiet location. Would definitely return and recommend

Reviewed by Tracy 17th October 2021

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Reviewed by John 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 17th September 2021

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Lovely property, good location. Cleanliness excellent and fully equipped for our stay. Would stay again.

Reviewed by David 3rd September 2021

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We loved the quirky nature of the property. It is situated on a farm and is walking distance to the village. The pub, The Butchers Arms, does decent food. There is also a Tudor restaurant. We didnt try that but it certainly looked nice and was fully booked when we tried to get in. Plenty to do in the area. Clear well caves in the village are worth Read morea visit. The owner is very friendly and approachable and was keen to ensure we had everything we needed. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 27th August 2021

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Excellent position for exploring the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. The Dove Cote was very comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Julie 6th August 2021

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The Dovecote was amazing, we absolutely adored this place. A lot of thought has gone into the design of The Dovecote, it is superbly equipped, spotlessly clean and furnished to a high standard. The position of the property gives guest privacy inside and out, it's a quiet area and the village is well served with two pubs and a restaurant. Thank you Read morefor the welcome pack, the wine was greatly appreciated after a long journey. We will return! Hide

Reviewed by Sue 30th July 2021

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Great place, great location. Enclosed Garden so completely dog friendly. Good outside space to have a drink, eat or relax. Overall very enjoyable holiday and loved the quirkinesses of the building.

Reviewed by Claire 9th July 2021

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We had a really lovely holiday at the Dovecote. Location is prefect for exploring the forest of dean and the wye valley. Perfect size for the two of us and we had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Gillian 25th June 2021

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A beautiful and quirky place to stay. Great location and very well thought out. Great secure garden for the dog. Neighbours very friendly and such a peaceful place to wake up in. Ideal for exploring the Forest of Dean and lovely food at The Butchers Arms as always.

Reviewed by Philip 4th June 2021

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The accommodation was great - clearly not huge but really well thought out and really fun to stay in. Fortunate with the weather we really enjoyed eating outside to - entertained by the House Martins. It is well located in a quiet village with pubs and a restaurant in easy walking range. Strongly recommended.

Reviewed by AARON 25th May 2021

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Reviewed by Caroline 21st May 2021

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Fantastic property just right for the 2 of us & our dog, garden enclosed ideal for the dog & the Dove Cote had everything we needed. Will definitely be back next year

Reviewed by Virge 1st May 2021

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A gorgeous bolt-hole within easy reach of so many wonderful things to see and do.

Reviewed by Nicola 23rd April 2021

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A lovely, beautifully-restored, and unique place to stay, we had a great time! Well-located for stunning local walks, and there are three pubs within walking distance (two open at the time we stayed). Bed is really comfortable (pack an eye mask) and the kitchen has everything you need. The patio area is a little sun trap. Perfect for a short break.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Anna 12th April 2021

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A clean, tranquil and bijou holiday home, in a lovely village. Ideal for a few nights away.

Reviewed by Dawn 2nd November 2020

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This is a great base to explore the Forest of Dean and surrounding area. Its is well equipped with everything you need for a great stay.

Reviewed by Spencer 30th October 2020

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This Dovecote is in a beautiful idyllic setting. It was an amazing place to stay in. Clean, homely, welcoming and the small added extras of milk and wine in the fridge on arrival was great fully welcomed Contact made with the owner prior to travel and immediate response each time We will definitely be booking again and returning there as we both enRead morejoyed the well needed the hide away from busy work stresses. This place was perfect for this & well situated Hide

Reviewed by Chris 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Andrew 16th October 2020

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I would highly recommend this property. Everything you need is to hand, perfect location in a very quiet village with easy access to small town with good shops. Also its in a lovely location with loads of stunning walks within a 10/15 min drive

Reviewed by Alex 25th September 2020

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We had a beautiful stay in the Dovecote, it was clean beautiful presented with some lovely finishing touches. We loved the solid oak details throughout and how easy the parking and access was. We'd definitely go back It was a great base for some lovely walks. Unfortunately two of the local pubs in clearwell were closed due to coronavirus restrictiRead moreons but there were others a short drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 18th September 2020

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A lovely, cosy little place in a peaceful setting with all the comforts of home, a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area.

Reviewed by Michael 11th September 2020

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The Dovecote is a superb property, beautifully done out and equipped with everything you need. The location was within 40 minintes drive of everywhere that we wanted to do and see. Would and will recommend this property to anyone.

Reviewed by Nicola 31st August 2020

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Stunningly beautiful & peaceful. A romantic & quirky little retreat. The Dovecoat & surrounding area is a little slice of heaven on earth.

Reviewed by Melissa 28th August 2020

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The Dovecote is an amazing place to stay for a nice relaxing break. It is clean and very well presented with everything needed. The bed is super comfy for a great night's sleep! The outside area is perfect for catching the sunshine and feels private without being enclosed. Would definitely recommend the Dovecote!

Reviewed by Joachim 21st August 2020

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Due to the design of the building and it's former use, it is a little dark inside, but this is perfectly compensated for by atmospheric lights! Great facilities, particularly the shower, very comfortable bed!

Reviewed by Amanda 14th August 2020

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A sympathetic & stylish conversion of an old dovecote, this cottage is well presented inside and out, and well situated for a range of activities. There is one room kitchen/diner/lounge downstairs; a wooden staircase hugs the edge of the building to the bedroom and shower room upstairs. The cottage is small but well-appointed and has pretty much evRead moreerything you could need for a lovely country break. Note no washing-machine/dishwasher/BBQ. Pleasant private outside sitting area (not dog secure) Hide

Reviewed by eve 7th August 2020

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The cottage was AMAZING!! Such a lovely little house. Really clean and comfy bed. It was nice and modern but not to modern that it took away from the structural layout and older feel to the house. Perfect for a first holiday or a long weekend

Reviewed by Simon 20th July 2020

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Reviewed by Susan 17th July 2020

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Delightful property, very well presented with flowers, pint of milk and a bottle of wine to welcome us on arrival. Great for a short stay and exploring the Forest, helpful information provided with maps and suggested walks. No hesitation in recommending it for a summer break.

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