Alms Cottages

English Bicknor

Property Reference: 80146
  • Sleeps5
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade3 Star rating

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

Available start days
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
Call us on 0345 268 0760.

Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

Built in 1860, this beamed Victorian holiday cottage has been lovingly refurbished to provide attractive and comfortable family accommodation. It boasts gardens and enjoys beautiful views across fields and woodlands. Set in a quiet village, it is high above the River Wye at the edge of the Forest of Dean. Puzzle Wood, Clearwell Caves and the sculpture trail close by. Cycling, fishing, canoeing and golf locally. Pub 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Partial NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility room. Dishwasher. Payphone. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. An utterly cosy cottage in a beautifully tranquil location with lovely views and excellent facilities - everything is catered for (except for towels but who cares when every other comfort is provided!?). The owners of this property have taken the time to think carefully about their guests in every respect. Local attractions are great for a small family holiday, or for couples wanting to get away and relax. We’ll definitely aim to book again! April 2012.
  2. Really happy with holiday. Good location. Perfect weather. Plenty to do. March 2012.
  3. Lovely location and cottage - well worth a visit. March 2012.
  4. Lovely comfortable cottage in village location, near many beautiful walks in the Forest of Dean. Lovely meal in local pub and very friendly people. Feb 2012.
  5. This cottage is absolutely lovely. So comfortable and homely and a perfect way to spend Christmas - snuggled up in front of the roaring fire! There is a lovely heritage trail which starts about a 2 or 3 minute walk from the cottage and the surrounding countryside is stunning. I walked for 4 hours from the front door on Christmas Eve and the walk took in Symonds Yat which is most definitely worth a visit. It was very quiet when I was there, but I’m assuming this is due to a lot of people being away for Christmas. The elderly lady who lives in the house at the bottom of the garden is a delight - she has shetland ponies - wonderful! I will definitely be heading back at some point in the not too distant future and I can’t recommend highly enough - possibly the best I’ve ever stayed at. The dogs had a great time too! And the owner was very friendly and helpful when he called the night before my visit - basically a first class holiday destination. Well done and thank you. Dec 2011.
  6. Really enjoyed the logburner and that lovely old radio in the kitchen. I wouldn’t return - even though it is a lovely cottage. There’s so much to see and I want to stay in as many different ones as possible! Nov 2011.
  7. A lovely cottage in a quiet location. Within a short distance of lots of outdoor activities. We decided to hire bikes rather than bringing our own however we could have used the new outside utility room/garage to store bikes securely. Oct 2011.
  8. A fantastic cottage a short distance from Symonds Yat with everything we needed. Lovely fully enclosed safe garden with wonderful views. Sept 2011.
  9. Well placed for all the Forests activities, very comfortable and lovely garden. Coleford nearest place for shopping - free car park. Fantastic meal at "The Dog and Muffler". Garage - dry and lockable area - useful for storing bicycles, as was the porch for storing walking boots! July 2011.
  10. Fabulous cottage - it was very homely and comfortable and we wanted to stay longer!! The owners were so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return. Nov 2010.
  11. The cottage was immaculate, very clean, well equipped & a pleasure to stay in. We had an unexpected welcome as tea, milk, sugar & biscuits had been left for us - a very nice touch. Sept 2010.
  12. Comfortable seating in separate sitting room, well equipped kitchen with good space for table and chairs even though not large overall. A cosy cottage, which is how it was described and what we expected. Aug 2010.
  13. The cottage was lovely a real home for home. There were many nice touches such as the fresh flowers, and the tea, milk and biscuits there for our arrival. The kitchen was well equipped and everything was extremly clean and tidy. Aug 2010.
  14. The property had everything that we wanted. A home from home! July 2010.
  15. It is a very cosy cottage without being too small. The kitchen was in a country style which suited the cottage very well - it has a plate rack - and this has inspired me to order one for my own house! We liked the upstairs too. The bathroom is very spacious with a nice roll-top style bath. The gardens are nice too - there’s somewhere to sit and eat. There are loads of birds around too. The views are great and you can see for miles. July 2010.
  16. All aspects of the property fell between very good and excellent and a marks out of 10 award would have got a 9. The owners have made an obvious effort to make their cottage appealing for all their visitors and I think they have succeeded. Combined with 7 days of sun, a great week enjoyed by all. Didn’t meet the owner or caretaker, no need realy. June 2010.
  17. Alms Cottage was clean, comfortable, well maintained and equipped. The owners obviously give a lot of thought to the comfort and welfare of guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have recorded very positive comments in the guest book and in a weekly blog at ’’ June 2010.
  18. Tastefully decorated, very clean and well equipped, warm and comfortable. A home from home. Parking space at the back was a bonus. May 2010.
  19. Alms cottage had a lovely enclosed garden. The neighbours were very helpful, especially when we could not get in to the cottage using the keycode we had to the keysafe. Everything in the cottage was lovely, including the little unusual things like the wind~up gramophone and old-fashioned radio. May 2010.
  20. Alms Cottage was lovely. Fab location, gorgeous views and a very homely place to stay. Dec 2009.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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