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The Dovecote

Clearwell, Forest of Dean
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
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.

The small village of Clearwell is peacefully tucked into the valley, though small the village has a bustling community and is well served offering two village inns and restaurant. The property neighbours Clearwell Castle which is a wonderful wedding and events venue. And Clearwell Caves where you can step back in time to the days of mining. For walkers you are surrounded by countryside with well waymarked paths that will guide you through some breath-taking scenery. Both the Forest of Dean and Wye valley are steeped in history with many medieval and market towns to explore, Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Tintern and Hay on Wye. And for a little more adventure outdoors there is canoeing and rock climbing at Symonds Yat, Mountain biking for all abilities throughout the Forest of Dean and for serious walking the Black Mountains just across the border.

This beautiful dovecote is perfect for two, Grade II listed and lovingly restored by the owners of the farm that it is situated within. The solid oak door opens onto the ground floor, the lime plastered walls and exposed wooden frame are enhanced by the contemporary style of furnishings, relax in front of the TV, or enjoy a simple supper with views onto the courtyard garden. The kitchen has been hand crafted with solid oak work tops and wooden shelving that slips into the background. The kitchen area is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge freezer. So, when the day is done, climb the wooden stairs to the top of the dovecote where you will find a double bedroom set within the eaves, this circular room is full of character and has an en-suite shower and WC.

Step outside there is an open aspect courtyard area with seating where you can enjoy a morning coffee in the sun and the church bells on a Sunday. There is off-road allocated parking for one car.

  • 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
  • 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 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gary 12th April 2024

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Fantastic quirky little cottage. We had a 3 night stay here. Ideal bolt hole for two plus a dog. Has everything you need except a washing machine. The owners have done a great job renovating the dovecote. The garden is surprisingly private considering the nearby houses. The area is great for peace and quiet. Good walks and pubs are nearby. CentrallRead morey located for access to various towns and scenic walks of the area. Overall a good cottage for short breaks in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 23rd February 2024

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Lovely, stylish venue. Very cosy and warm and the bed was very comfortable - excellent sleep. Everything we needed for a birthday weekend. Lots to see in the area and choice of pub/restaurants in the village. Our dog loved the nearby walks. Would happily come back.

Reviewed by Lee 29th December 2023

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We had a lovely stay at the Dovecote over new year, lovely location in a nice village with a great selection of local walks and pubs on your doorstep! We would highly recommend a stay at this fantastic cottage!

Reviewed by John 8th October 2023

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A nice conversion of an old dovecote with all the facilities needed for two people. Not a property to live in due to fairly cramped space and lack of natural light but an interesting and quirky base for a holiday

Reviewed by Chriss 8th September 2023

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Lovely cottage, great location with excellent restaurant and pub in the village. As architects we appreciated the attention to detail of the conversion works. Superb design and build. Pleasantly surprised to find the outside space much more private than the photos show, as the hedging has matured considerably. Also a larger outside table and sun umRead morebrella now provided. A great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by John 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Nicky 7th August 2023

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Lovely quirky property, well presented throughout and well equipped. Cosy enough for two people and a dog!

Reviewed by Nigel 4th August 2023

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Our second stay at this property and would definitely return again.

Reviewed by Jennifer 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 7th July 2023

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Really cute little space with everything thing that you need - good location great pub within walking distance and lots to explore nearby - loved it .

Reviewed by Janet 19th May 2023

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We really enjoyed our week in Clearwell. The Dovecote was well equipped and we enjoyed a few home cooked meals in the well equipped kitchen. The downstairs was smaller than we thought (from the online pictures) but adequate for ourselves and our pooch. The bedroom is lovely with a very comfortable bed, dressed with lovely bedding. We were blessed wRead moreith sunny and warm weather and enjoyed eating and the odd glass of wine sat outside in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Della 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 24th March 2023

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The Dovecote is a quirky, well presented cottage, ideal for our long weekend in the Forest of Dean. It is warm, comfortable and very well equipped for its size. Location excellent for visiting favourite haunts such as Nagshead Nature Reserve (finally saw wild boar!), New Fancy (great sighting of Adder basking) and Symonds Yat (Peregrine Falcon). CaRead moren also recommend visit to Raglan Castle. One practical tip - fridge is small so won't hold a large food shop! Thanks for an enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 20th January 2023

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Beautiful property in a fantastic location. The Dovecote is beautiful inside and out and the garden area is perfect for a dog. The village is lovely and we had a fab meal at The Butcher's Arms a bonus because our dog was allowed in the bar area. My only downside was the mattress was too hard for my hips but I appreciate a mattress will not suit eveRead moreryone. All in all a wonderful break in a beautiful property. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 23rd December 2022

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Beautifully converted dovecote, and in a great location in Clearwell. A compact, cosy property, perfect for a short stay.

Reviewed by Sarah 9th November 2022

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This is a lovely property, gorgeous inside and out. It has been very cleverly and imaginatively renovated with many delightful touches. It was warm and cosy, the underfloor heating is a treat! It's in a great position in the Forest of Dean, easy reach of all the main towns, as well as lovely walks on the River Wye. We really enjoyed our week and hoRead morepe to come back again. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 24th October 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay in the Dovecote, beautifully converted and in a very peaceful location. Clean and well equipped and one of the most comfortable beds we have had in self catering accommodation. Would like to return one day.

Reviewed by Ruth 4th October 2022

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Very, pleasant, quirky place to stay. The fencing around the site, including the parking area and an area of grass, was excellent given we brought our dog. The Butchers Arms pub in Clearwell was very nice and friendly too.

Reviewed by Ashley 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Jenny 16th September 2022

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Our stay at the Dovecote with our small dog was excellent.The decor, furnishings and ambience were delightful, tastefully chosen and very pleasant to be surrounded by. Attention to detail was very pleasing the small "mock" cupboard in the wall of the bedroom was fascinating,all of the property was very well planned. Only negative, really just beingRead more picky, was the size of the larger of the towels supplied.As the evenings were cool, a bigger towel to wrap in after showering would have been perfect Hide

Reviewed by Paul 2nd September 2022

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Great central location for Forest of Dean and Wye valley. Original, quirky building with lots of character, if somewhat compact, so no dishwasher, washing machine etc and tiny shower room. However, adequate for two, and comfortable. Be aware that the adjacent Clearwell Castle is a hospitality venue and can be quite noisy on warm nights, with occasiRead moreonal use of fireworks. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 19th August 2022

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Perfect bolt hole for couples to investigate the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.,

Reviewed by Lauren 12th August 2022

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We had a really lovely stay. Its lovely and quiet and right in the middle of everything you can do in the Forest of Dean.

Reviewed by Phil 5th August 2022

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We very much enjoyed our week's stay at the Dovecote. A unique charming property that was clean and tidy and a nice touch was a welcome bottle of chilled wine in the fridge. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. Settling in quickly with our dog we were keen to explore the surroundings visiting Clearwell Castle right next dRead moreoor and the quiet picturesque village. Symond's Yat & Rock 6 miles away on the River Wye is a must to visit as is Tintern Abbey and Ross-on-Wye. Hide

Reviewed by Jon 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Kevin 24th June 2022

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Beautifully transformed from a dovecote and very well laid out and well equipped with everything. Outside arrangements excellent too

Reviewed by Joanna 10th June 2022

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Fantastic restoration of an amazing building. Very peaceful location and private in a beautiful area. Well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by John 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Kath 14th May 2022

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Our stay in the Dovecote was absolutely beautiful, well furnished and really quirky. Ideal location to enjoy some of the amazing walks around the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

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 .

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