“A very well presented cottage close to the Forest of Dean, Chepstow and the Welsh Border” - VisitEngland Assessor
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Dating from the 17th Century Platts House is situated in the village of Woolaston and is an ideal base for exploring the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and surrounding areas, there is a village shop and charming country pub within walking distance. On the ground floor is a living room with woodburning stove, well equipped kitchen and shower room. The bedroom is upstairs and has a kingsize bed. The pretty courtyard garden has an original well feature, outdoor furniture and barbecue.
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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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