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Dean Cottages

Three romantic hideaways in stunning location. 1/3 acre wildlife garden with stunning views and private hide. Footpath on the doorstep, perfect for nature lovers, walkers, cyclists. Pet friendly.

Self-Catering in or near Mitcheldean - 3 units each sleeping 2


COVID-19 Precautions

We are following government guidance and have put measures in place to keep you and your loved ones safe during the current pandemic. We are adhereing to a stringent cleaning regime, we have self check-in and, and respect social distancing. For all new bookings in Oct-Dec 2020, there will be a 72 hour quarantining of the cottage. Further details can be found on our website if you need reassurance.


Looking for a romantic and peaceful getaway? You may just have found it!   At Dean Cottages footpaths lead straight from your door and on for miles into the forest! We are surrounded by wildlife and have our own private hide in the garden. In summer there are plenty of sunny spots to sit out and admire the amazing views across the valley to the woods. In winter you can snuggle up on the sofa in front of a roaring log fire instead (Robin and wren Cottages only). It is a true haven of peace and tranquility in which to unwind and recharge your batteries.

Wren Cottage is a pretty stone cottage. To the downstairs there is a lounge with wood burner set in it’s original inglenook stone fireplace and comfy leather sofa. From the lounge a couple of stone steps lead up to the well-equipped kitchen with stable door. Up a narrow winding staircase you will find a romantic double bedroom with ensuite shower room. French doors open from the lounge to a sunny bench seat and the footpath, which takes you into the Forest. Across the footpath there is a private screened and gated patio with fantastic views over fields and woodland. The 1/3 acre enclosed wildlife garden with it’s bird hide and pond is open to guests and is great for a picnic, to admire the views and to play with your dog.

  • Max 2 pets welcome FREE of charge by prior arrangement.

Robin Cottage is a luxury stone cottage with stunning woodland views and perfect for a romantic couple. Enter through a stable door to the lounge with wood burner set in its original inglenook stone fireplace and comfy Italian leather sofa. The well-equipped sunny kitchen has French doors from which you can admire the scenery. Up a narrow winding staircase you will find a romantic double bedroom with king size bed. Across the landing is the stylish bathroom, with bath and shower over. Outside, across the footpath, there is a private patio with fantastic views over fields and woodland. The 1/3 acre enclosed wildlife garden with its bird hide and pond is open to guests and is great for a picnic or to admire the scenery with glass in hand!

  • This cottage is NOT suitable for pets.

Little Owl, located on the edge of a small common a modern, is bright and airy studio apartment. The open plan accomadation is all on one level. The kitchen is spacious, modern and fully kitchen with double oven, fridge, hob, microwave and Nespesso Coffee machine. The lounge has a 33” flat screened TV, comfy sofa and leather easy chair. The bedroom area includes a comfortable double bed and has good storage. The separate modern shower room is large and bright. Outside you can admire the surroundings from a little patio on the doorstep. There is free parking within 10 meters and access is over a level gravelled pathway. Please note the enclosed wildlife garden and bird hide is accessed via a farily steep hill 30-40 meters away and walks nearby are hilly.

  • Max 2 pets welcome FREE of charge by prior arrangement.

Your stay includes:

  • Free WiFI
  • Use of  laundry facilities in a seperate building. 
  • Welcome pack of local fruit juice, luxury biscuits, milk teas, coffees and first basket of logs for the woodburner
  • All electricity, linen, towels, one loo roll, antibacterial soap, disinfectant cleaning products etc

Good local amenities in Mitcheldean (3 miles) and convenient access from M50, M4 and M5.  

Please note

  • Free WiFI
  • All three units are accessed via a single track road which ends in a rough unmade farm track. 
  • Access to Wren and Robin Cottage is on foot from the car park 30 meters down hill along a concrete path.
  • The garden fence is not guaranteed dog proof
  • A full list of facilities for pets along with other information including current prices is available on our website.


Opening Times

Open all year.


  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Freezer
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Self-Catering
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sleeps 3 or 4
  • Sleeps 5 or 6
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Woodburner


Church Lane, Abenhall
GL17 0DX
O/S Ref: Map reference: SO 67

Enter your start address:

From Gloucester follow A4136 as you approach Mitcheldean turn left before the LAMB INN and the roundabout into Abenhall Road. Go past Dean Magna School on your right. TURN LEFT at the chevrons into Church Lane. Go past Abenhall Church and uphill following the road that. At the Shapridge Farm, bear right onto a rough track. Little Owl will be immediately on your right and the parking for all three cottages is just in front of you on the right. The nearest bus stop is in Mitcheldean (3 miles) and the nearest railway station is Gloucester (12 miles).

  • Cinderford
  • Mitcheldean
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Rural


Always book direct to avoid booking fees. This can be done over the phone, by email, or electronically on our Dean Cottages website via our book now button. 

2020 Prices

Prices for a 2 night  weekend start at £153 (Low season)

Weekly prices start at £270 (Low season)

A full detailed list of prices can be found on our website. 

For a quote, clcik on the book now button on our website