This charming country cottage offers the perfect space for family and friends; beautifully furnished dog friendly and set deep in the Gloucestershire countryside. The peaceful hamlet of Awre sits close to the banks of the River Severn where guests can enjoy well-waymarked paths from the front door. Situated 8 miles from the heart of the Forest of Dean an area steeped in history natural beauty and offering plenty to see and do. Hire bikes from Cannop Cycle Centre (9 miles) to explore the forest enjoy paddle boarding at Mallards Pike (6 miles) or test your head for heights at Go Ape (6 miles). Kayaking and climbing can be found at Symonds Yat Rock (14 miles) along with pony trekking. Step back in time with a visit to the Dean Heritage Centre (5 miles) or go underground at Clearwell Caves (10 miles) and Puzzle Wood for ancient woodland with a twist (10 miles). Set within its own private gardens this charming cottage offers a warm welcome to all that come and stay. Access to the cottage is to the rear and from here guests will have space to leave muddy boots and coats. The cottage has been lovingly restored offering many original features some of which will take you by surprise along the way. The ground floor offers an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with exposed beams. There is a large table and chairs for eight that s great for celebrations and across the way is a beautifully finished lounge with large sofas for relaxing along with a Smart TV and DVD. French doors open onto the gardens which is perfect for the summertime. The contemporary kitchen offers everything you would need for preparing meals throughout your stay and opens into an oak-framed garden room overlooking the gardens perfect for lazy afternoons and afternoon tea. The ground floor also has a utility room and shower room. The first floor offers guests the choice of four bedrooms all finished with luxury bed linens and soft towels. A super-king-size one king-size one double and one twin room and to complete the accommodation is a generously sized family bathroom. Outside the cottage is surrounded by established enclosed gardens a mature fruit orchard and wild meadow. There is a patio area with private hot tub where guests can soak after a day exploring and a detached games room with table tennis table football along with a covered terrace with seating. Need to know: 4 bedrooms 1 super king size, 1 king size, 1 double and twin. 2 bathrooms 1 with shower over bath and WC and 1 shower with shower and WC. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and coffee machine. Utility room with washer/dryer. Private hot tub. Games room with table tennis and table football. Travel cot and highchair available. Wood burner in dining room (first basket of logs provided). Smart TV and DVD in lounge. Enclosed garden with patio area, mature fruit orchard and meadow, Tipi tent for summer months. Private dining can be arranged directly at your cottage, please speak to the host to arrange this.. Off street parking for 3 cars. Storage for bikes. Pub and shop 2.5 miles.