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Perfect for relaxing with two cosy sofas in the lounge
Sit back and enjoy a good movie
The kitchen is a great space for preparing a simple supper
The dining area is finished with hand crafted oak table and re-claimed scaffolding
A great style of mixing both old and new
There's always time for breakfast
View towards the lounge area from the kitchen
A great feeling of space and natural light with a rustic twist
Enjoy stargazing with the black skies
The double bedroom is tucked away
Enjoy breakfast in bed
The shower room is perfect for a morning shower
Heated towel rails for warm towels
View towards the bolthole
Take a stroll around the lake Mallards Pike
Why not enjoy a day on the River Wye
Follow the cycle trail to Mallards Pike
Enjoy a tree top adventure!
A warm welcome to all that come and stay
Quirky touches throughout the lodge
Lots to see and do in the area
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the forest
Bluebell woods
Walks from the door
View towards the property
Steps up to the property
1 / 26  Perfect for relaxing with two cosy sofas in the lounge
2 / 26  Sit back and enjoy a good movie
3 / 26  The kitchen is a great space for preparing a simple supper
4 / 26  The dining area is finished with hand crafted oak table and re-claimed scaffolding
5 / 26  A great style of mixing both old and new
6 / 26  There's always time for breakfast
7 / 26  View towards the lounge area from the kitchen
8 / 26  A great feeling of space and natural light with a rustic twist
9 / 26  Enjoy stargazing with the black skies
10 / 26  The double bedroom is tucked away
11 / 26  Enjoy breakfast in bed
12 / 26  The shower room is perfect for a morning shower
13 / 26  Heated towel rails for warm towels
14 / 26  View towards the bolthole
15 / 26  Take a stroll around the lake Mallards Pike
16 / 26  Why not enjoy a day on the River Wye
17 / 26  Follow the cycle trail to Mallards Pike
18 / 26  Enjoy a tree top adventure!
19 / 26  A warm welcome to all that come and stay
20 / 26  Quirky touches throughout the lodge
21 / 26  Lots to see and do in the area
22 / 26  Enjoy a beautiful walk through the forest
23 / 26  Bluebell woods
24 / 26  Walks from the door
25 / 26  View towards the property
26 / 26  Steps up to the property

Blue Rock Lodge

Cinderford (1.5mls SW), Forest of Dean
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A rustic bolt hole just perfect for two set within the Forest of Dean with a wealth of walking available from your front door
  • Perfect for walkers and mountain bike enthusiasts with access to the cycle paths
  • A great base for exploring the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Welsh Borders
Property code: 73633

The village of Ruspidge sits on the fringes of Cinderford within the heart of the Forest of Dean. You can leave the car behind and gain access into the forest by foot, stroll down to the Soudley ponds or meander through the woodlands with deer and wild boar, or take in the sheer climbing face of the Shakemantle quarry. The Dean Heritage centre is within easy reach where you can step back in time. For cyclists you can access the Forest on the many cycling trails or explore the downhill mountain bike trail. You are also within easy reach of the Wye Valley great for rock climbing, river walks, kayaking and caving. Other attractions include Hopewell Colliery, Goodrich Castle, Go Ape, the Sculpture Trail and Cyril Hart Arboretum.

Step inside this peaceful bolthole built for two where the kitchen/diner has been handcrafted cleverly to enhance the overall charm. The kitchen with wooden block work tops and cabinets are well stocked with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, Bluetooth DAB radio/speaker and a contemporary sink to enhance its charm, here there is also a TV with a Chromecast. The reclaimed scaffolding boards and handcrafted table really showcase the dining area which is perfect for two whether it’s a simple supper or morning coffee. The open-plan hall way gives access to a cosy lounge with painted stone work and exposed beams, sink into the leather sofas with colourful cushions and throws to enjoy a movie on the TV. And when the day is done there is a double bedroom with Velux window where you can enjoy the stars. The shower room with shower and WC completed the accommodation.

There is off-road allocated parking for one car opposite the property.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, Bluetooth DAB radio/speaker and washing machine
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD with Chromecast in lounge and TV in kitchen
  • Property not suitable for wheelchair users
  • 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
  • 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 is personally managed by Jace.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Donald 28th June 2024

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Lovely cottage great location

Reviewed by anthony 16th May 2024

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Reviewed by Coral 19th April 2024

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Reviewed by Simon 21st January 2024

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Great little place to stay on the edge of the forest, near a pub and fish and chip shop. Good to have parking over the road too. All you need for a lovely few days away, listening to the owls from the forest at the rear. Lovely walks along the Blue Rock trail down to Soudley and the quarry. Stunning scenery around the place in every direction.

Reviewed by Susan 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by mike 8th September 2023

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Nice cottage comfortable and well equipped location is excellent for walks would have been better if an outside area had been available

Reviewed by Dymphna 18th August 2023

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Ideal location, with plenty of quiet walks from the front door. With take-aways, pub and mini market just up the road.

Reviewed by Sarah 14th July 2023

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Fabulous location, you are literally a hop, skip and a jump and you are in the forest! Great communication from the owners of a beautifully clean and well thought out property. Whilst they are delighted to welcome dogs, bear in mind that this property has no outside space.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 22nd May 2023

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Reviewed by Rosie 21st April 2023

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A nice cosy place to stay, lovely and clean and comfortable. Great for exploring the area but also peace and quite.

Reviewed by Ryan 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Amy 3rd April 2023

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Had a lovely holiday at this property. It was clean and had everything we needed. Located in a quiet place with lots to do in the area, a big tesco only 5 minutes drive away and a fish & chip and Indian restaurant only a 2 minute walk. Would definitely recommend staying here!

Reviewed by Barbara 17th March 2023

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We had a warm comfortable week and the location was perfect. Lovely to see the stars through the roof windows in the bedroom. We didn't realise until we arrived that there was no outside space. At this time of the year it didn't matter but would be reluctant to stay during the summer.

Reviewed by Bridget 6th March 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage in a fantastic location to access the beautiful Forest of Dean. Great walks from the front door and easy access by car to the rest of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Cottage is in a lovely little village which has an adjoining Indian takeaway and fish & chip shop, complete with micropub. Food was great and the local people weRead morere very friendly! We had a fabulous week and our dog loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 10th February 2023

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Reviewed by Megan 30th December 2022

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Lovely quiet stay. The location is good with lots to do nearby with a dog. The cottage itself was clean and we were nicely surprised that there was a Christmas tree, mince pies and biscuits waiting for us. Hosts sent lots of helpful info and were friendly over WhatsApp (never met) The bed was comfy but does creak when you turn over. There is WiFi wRead morehich doesn't work well in the kitchen area but is ok at the lounge end and was good enough. Would recommend or stay again if visiting this area Hide

Reviewed by Jim 3rd December 2022

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Lovely location, well equipped and clean cottage.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th November 2022

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Lovely little annex cottage and a lovely location for crossing the road and being in the Forest of Dean. The cottage has all you need for a weekend break (that's all we did, so can't comment on longer stays). It was clean and tidy, with wi-fi, hot water and all the essentials for a home from home stay. Great walks down the Blue Rock Trail - which cRead morean be accessed from opposite the cottage - then continue down to Soudley Ponds and the Heritage Centre. Nice day out walking. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 28th October 2022

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Lovely little lodge just what we needed to visit family close by and great that we could bring our dog. Very good communication from the owner.

Reviewed by Alison 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by lesley 7th October 2022

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Excellent cottage to visit the First of Dean . Plenty to see , Cannop Ponds and Mallard Lake , cycleways and amazing walks . Ross on Wye , Chepstow and Monmouth only 30 minutes drive away .

Reviewed by Bryan 30th September 2022

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Very clean and well equipped cottage with nothing too much trouble for the owners. The little extras were very welcome. A good location for visiting attractions etc and for walking. Information provided at the cottage was also very good.

Reviewed by Elaine 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 26th August 2022

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Perfect for relaxing with two cosy sofas in the lounge
Sit back and enjoy a good movie
The kitchen is a great space for preparing a simple supper
The dining area is finished with hand crafted oak table and re-claimed scaffolding
A great style of mixing both old and new
There's always time for breakfast
View towards the lounge area from the kitchen
A great feeling of space and natural light with a rustic twist
Enjoy stargazing with the black skies
The double bedroom is tucked away
Enjoy breakfast in bed
Show 14 moreThe shower room is perfect for a morning shower

Location

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