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Birds Nest Cottage
“Offering families more than sufficient space to enjoy their stay.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Birds Nest Cottage is situated on a traditional working farm in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside and is close to the River Severn. Within easy reach of the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Malvern Hills, Cheltenham Festivals and Gloucester it is in a great central location. There is plenty of parking and children and dogs are welcome. There are Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs, chickens and horses on the farm to visit. Short breaks are also available.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 4
- Private garden
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Changeover day: Friday
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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