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Arles Barn

A delightful barn conversion cottage, set in the grounds of the owner's home, ideally located in the heart of the village of Shortstanding, on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire. Comfortably furnished throughout, this charming Forest of Dean cottage combines traditional features with modern day comforts, making it ideal for a romantic retreat for couples wishing to explore the beauty of the Cotswolds. Set solely over the ground floor with views across the owner's cottage garden and beyond, this Forest of Dean barn conversion offers a bright and airy king-size double bedroom and a shower room. The charming open plan living area, with exposed stone walls and a slate floor with underfloor heating, plays host to a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, where you can enjoy romantic candlelit dinners, and a cosy sitting area with an electric stove, ideal for those chilly evenings. Outside, the front patio is the perfect spot for relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine after a day exploring the fantastic attractions this area has to offer. Many walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this Forest of Dean cottage, with the Wysis Way and Wye Valley Walk running close by. After a day discovering these wonderful trails, enjoy an evening at the local pub, which serves excellent food and real ales. Symonds Yat offers long distance views across the River Wye from the viewpoint at Symonds Yat Rock, as well as boat rides on the river, lovely riverside walks and lots of welcoming pubs. Within an hour's drive you can find numerous unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages, the Brecon Beacons National Park, The Black Mountains and Malvern Hills. This wonderful Forest of Dean barn conversion truly is the ideal retreat for a romantic break, at any time of year.

All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove.

Amenities for Rental

Oil underfloor heating with electric stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off road parking for 1 car Lockable store for bikes and kayaks Front enclosed patio with furniture One well-behaved dog welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop 8 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk Note: Although all ground floor, there are four steps to front door and three steps from the living area to bedroom. Note: Property not suitable for Infants.

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Arles House
Forest of Dean
GL16 7NT

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