Cottage Facilities

Pike House Cottage is a property with character. The accommodation includes a kitchen, living/dining room with log burner, gaming/relaxation room, 2 good size bedrooms and bathroom. The cottage has oil-fired central heating throughout. The bedrooms overlook the enclosed private garden. At the end of the garden there's garden room, sauna, shower and hot tub.

We think it's an ideal holiday cottage for your self-catering accommodation stay in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK.

Living room

Quaint living room
Quaint living room

The living room is the original part of the property. It has stone surround fireplace with log burning stove and ceiling beams.

The stone surround fireplace really makes the room. The fire place stove is log burning and as part of your welcome a provision of logs are alongside it. Further logs are outside ready cut for use.

Across from the fireplace we have a sofa and armchair. There is a smart TV with HD Freeview and access to all catchup channels. It also has the Netflix app for anyone who has a subscription. Please bring your own player if you want to watch DVDs.

At the far end of the room in the bay window of the cottage is a country style dining table and chairs sufficient for six. Next to it there's book shelf with a great collection of bound copies of Reader's Digest short story books. Also, recently we've put a bird identification book there so you can find out what that latest bird is you saw feeding from the bird table.

Gaming/relaxation room

Games room
Games room

In between the living room and the bedrooms, there's a versatile area suitable for quiet reading or family activities.

By the way, we do have WiFi available throughout the cottage with good broadband speeds plenty for streaming catchup channel programmes on the internet-enabled TV.



Pike Cottage has two good size bedrooms both of which overlook the beautiful garden. A pergola with a mature flowering wisteria provides shade on that side of the house.

The bedrooms are set up as one double bedroom with king size bed and one twin bedroom with two single beds. By default we allocate the double bedroom to guests who book as one couple. Let us know if you would prefer the twin bedroom or some other arrangement.


Spacious bathroom
Spacious bathroom

The bathroom is bright and airy as it has a roof light. The bathroom was fully refurbished in 2017 and now has the following features:

  • Walk in shower
  • Contemporary design
  • Spacious


Country cottage kitchen
Country cottage kitchen

The kitchen has a solid wood stable door from rear patio. Inside there are rustic matching wall and base units and ceiling beams.

Facilities in the kitchen include: stainless steel one and half bowl sink with mixer tap, built in gas single oven, built in induction hob with extractor hood, fridge, dishwashing machine and combination microwave. There's also, of course, a kettle and a toaster.

We think we've equipped the kitchen with pretty much everything you might need related to meals and drinks. Tea towels are there, corkscrew, toastie maker, electric hand mixer, tea cups, breakfast cups - the list is too long to name them all. Hopefully, we haven't missed providing anything you might turn out to need during your stay.


Pergola patio
Pergola patio

The cottage has two patios - one for al fresco dining and one for soaking up the sun. The sun patio gets warm whenever the sunshines on it even late (or early) in the year. The bedrooms look out into the sun patio and on to the private garden.

The property is entered via the driveway which provides off road parking for up to three cars. At the rear of the drive there is also a stone built Workshop where bikes can be securely stored but you will need to request use of this in advance of arrival.

Adjacent to the drive there is a garden with circular raised stone bed and large apple tree. The garden area is gravelled with many varieties of shrubs and plants.

A gate leads through to the rear patio - our al fresco dining patio - where you can enter the cottage through the kitchen's solid wood stable door. Nearby is a handy loo and coat drying area accessible from the outside. The drying area will be ideal if you are a walker or cyclist staying in the Autumn for example.

The cottage enclosed garden is very special. Please see the separate page. Also likewise the hot tub is not to be missed. Again see the separage page.


Children are welcome but it should be noted that we do not have a cot or a high chair. The cottage is possibly not suitable for toddlers and very young children as the garden has a pond which is not fenced in. Please send us a message via our Contact Form if you'd like to explore this further.

Recent Guest Comments

“We needed a break. We needed peaceful time. We wanted to be cozy and warm. We wanted some us time. We found it here. Will be back ASAP. Thank you, Simon and Ruth.” Bob and Wendy - Jan. 29th 2023

“What a week of wonderful weather and visiting an area we had hardly ever seen before. Good nights' sleep on a lovely comfy bed, lovely clean and well equipped cottage, pretty garden, super hot tub and garden facilities and a helpful host. We have enjoyed our stay with you. Thank you so much.” Norman and Trish - Jul. 24th 2021

“Simon and Ruth’s place was an amazing choice for my friend and I for a weekend away to relax and unwind. Set on its own in a beautiful part of the forest, we had superb privacy all weekend, and were able to fully utilise the spa facilities, which are absolutely amazing! We spent our Saturday night sipping tea in the hot tub under the stars, in the forest, and had a quick spell in the sauna... we couldn’t have asked for more! The house is kitted out with everything you may need for either a long or short stay, and as well as the pubs being a stumble away, a large shop is only a few minutes away by car and had nearly anything you would want/need. Simon greeted us on arrival, and gave us a tour of the place and some really useful tips around the house and for the spa. He was great with communication, and is a super host! Thanks again for letting us stay!” Nicola (Nicola posted this on Airbnb) - Mar. 15th 2020

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