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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Newnham-on-Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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Lynnette...
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cosy week away”
Reviewed 19 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This cottage is set in lovely surroundings. We took our dog and there were so many woodland walks to explore. We sat in the cottage and looked out to a pond and fields (heaven). Geese, swans, Bluetits, ducks and so much more wildlife. We felt so relaxed after a week at this cottage. Would recommend to anyone

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Management Response
25 Mar 2016
Thank you for sharing this lovely review with us all, we couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your time at Mallard. The position of the property sounds wonderful, we would love to unwind looking out onto that view also! I bet your dog was in heaven too, with all of those walks in easy reach! We certainly hope that you return for another stay very soon.
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TonKat
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect for Two”
Reviewed 31 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This place is great. Really cosy and perfect size for two. It was really well designed and laid out so that it felt cosy but never felt that we were lacking space.
Nice decor and furnishings and well finished.
Everything we needed was there and the owner was very friendly and helpful, providing additional logs and kindling on request.
Brilliant base point location for walks in the Forest of Dean and close to Gloucester / Cheltenham / Ross if you prefer the town shopping experience.
The dog loved sitting in the garden and watching the geese and sheep. This location is idyllic.
We strongly recommend this as a getaway for two and will definitely return.

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Management Response
2 Feb 2016
Thank you ever so much for sharing such lovely feedback with us, we are over the moon that you enjoyed your stay at Mallard! It is great to hear that you found the property so well equipped and comfortable, and that you got out and about to explore the surrounding area - wonderful! We certainly hope you return very soon!
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Martin J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic little cottage”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This place is fantastic. It is small but perfectly formed, and despite its cosiness, it lacks nothing. It is surrounded by beautiful fields which are home to swans and sheep.. both of which come right up to your fence to say hello.

The owner is the ideal blend of always being available, but never in the way.

We will certainly be back, and certainly recommending to friends.

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Liked best: The surroundings... fields, pond and wildlife.
Liked least: Really not a lot to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gena N
Cannock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“First visit, not the last”
Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed at this property last week and cannot wait to go back again. Do not be fooled by the exterior view as it is quite spacious inside.

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Liked best: Enclosed private garden
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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happytrav...
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Everything and more! Idyllic and peaceful but central.”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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I am very happy to say this property was exactly as described both verbally and photographically by the rental company.
The cottage is situated a little way up a lane to the side of the owners home and another cottage they also rent out so you are literally in the middle of all the open greenery and truly away from it all and everyone, but still just minutes away from the not too busy main road.
The actual location of the area where it is also very good for visiting other places of interest within a 10-15 mile radius. The furthest we travelled one day was to Cardiff which is a distance of approximately 40 miles.
The decor, furniture and fittings were all excellent, clean and in good order.
Despite the cottage being for just two people there was a three seater sofa with a separate matching chair which gave a variety of seating/lounging opportunities. It was a very pleasant change from the majority of properties which provide either just a two seater sofa or two high backed wing chairs which are not conducive to relaxation at all. There were several lamps dotted about in addition to the bright ceiling lights so you were able to light the lounge in a variety of ways as you would at home. Plug sockets were plentiful which are essential in today's age of technology with the inclusive availability of a superfast and reliable wifi connection.
The property is deceptively spacious once inside and although an open layout on the ground floor each area didn't impact on the others. The lounge is thoughtfully laid out to feel as if it was actually a separate room from the dining area and kitchen.
The log burning stove was easy to use (yes it was a beautiful week with warm evenings but we had to try it out at least once) and the free supply of quality dried logs ensured it lit easily and burnt steadily.
Upstairs there was a bathroom with a wonderful shower over the bath. The temperature remained constant and the water pressure was very good ensuring a decent shower every time. The bath was quite deep and water flow from the taps a little slow so it did take a while to fill the bath.
There is a large landing which contained a single wardrobe.
The bedroom was a reasonable size with a centrally located king size bed with decent room to get dressed at either side, but the sloping ceiling/roof meant there wasn't room for a wardrobe hence why it was on the landing. I feel there is room to provide a dressing table in addition to the triple chest of drawers but there wasn't one. There was a mirror on the wall above the waist high drawer unit which means you have to stand to dry your hair and put your face on.
The windows are in the roof and have good blinds that keep the light out but when it is warm and the windows are open the room is well lit from sunrise ie 5am ish. The owners have thoughtfully provided two cooling fans but its either the noise of the fans versus the early light. For most people this wont be an issue but for me not only do I like a cool, quiet room to sleep in I also like a pitch black one as well. I am looking forward to staying again during the winter months when the warmth wont be an issue, but then this will mean that I wont be able to take advantage of the amazing outdoor space with the comfortable chairs and barbecue set up that is also provided.
Outside there is a lawned area as well as the flagged area which is just outside the patio doors and a small shed to store the chairs in when not in use. The whole area is fenced off to ensure you don't receive visits from any stray sheep, not that there were any when we were there, or the resident swans and their babies don't get too near as they liked to come right up to the fence each evening but the mother would hiss to warn you not to get too close! I was glad of that fence then I can tell you.
We had such a relaxing time here and were able to visit so many places of interest I cant wait to stay again as there are still so many more places that we would like to see that are only a short distance away from the cottage and also to enjoy the ambience of the building and its surroundings.

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Liked best: Location and idyllic surroundings
Liked least: Bedroom windows
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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