Coleford (2mls NW), Forest of Dean
As close as could be to the country border, and proudly perched atop a hill in idyllic surroundings, this pretty little abode epitomises everything that a cosy cottage should be, with quaint touches around every corner.
Chepstow (6mls NW), Wye Valley
As featured in the Guardian: A treat of a retreat in a breathtaking area of Natural Beauty. Enveloped by rolling Welsh countryside as far as the eye can see, stride across the fields to the country pub, discover ancient churches hidden in the hills, or laze away a day down by the stream splashing and picnicing to your hearts content.
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