Discover a wealth of wildlife

Bird hide set in a large garden with stunning views all around

Peace tranquillity, away from it all

enjoy romantic evenings by the fire

Walks, wildlife and babbling brooks

Walk for miles right outside your door

Enjoy peace and tranquillity at one of our hideaways

Escape, Relax, Unwind



Robin Cottage

Enjoy stunning views from the comfort of a King Size bed in Robin Cottage! Having been renovated to a high standard, Robin was awarded Gold Standard by Quality in Tourism in 2013 and 2014, and is perfect for nature lovers who can observe the wildlife from our own bird hide. A fantastic location for walkers, with the possibility of walking straight from the front door of the cottage on a vast network of forest paths and tracks. Free wi-fi.

Wren Cottage

Wren Cottage has bags of character and charm. The cottage has a fresh and modern look, whilst the original stonework gives it the cosy feel! Dogs are welcome in Wren Cottage by prior arrangement. The Forest is a great place for dogs! The path outside the cottage leads onto a vast network of footpaths and forest tracks - one could literally walk for miles straight out of the door and across the entire Forest! Free wi-fi.

Little Owl

Little Owl, our studio apartment with pretty Shapridge Common on the doorstep. The accommodation is open plan with kitchen, lounge- diner, bedroom and a separate spacious shower room. The accommodation is all on the same level and parking is within 10 meters. Free wi-fi.



Setting & Location

Perched on beautiful Shapridge Hill, at the end of a quiet track, Robin and Wren cottages are a haven of peace and tranquility. Footpaths lead from your door onto a vast network of forest paths. The local town of Mitcheldean (3miles) provides good local amenities, including pubs, Co-op. greengrocer, butcher, Post Office, library with drop-in internet access, and a number of take-aways.

Birdwatching and wildlife

Perfect for the keen birdwatcher, as an abundance of birdlife can be observed from our hide; from nuthatch to green woodpecker and if you are lucky, even red kite! In summer the house martins, swallows and swifts put on a spectacular flying display as they dip and dive over the wildlife pond and garden. Foxes, rabbits, badgers and bats all visit the garden too, so don’t forget your binoculars!

Outdoor activities

There are many outdoor activities available in the Forest; hire a canoe or a kayak and paddle down the Wye, or hire a mountain bike and take to the cycle tracks which lead you though heart of the Forest and mile after mile of beautiful woodland.

Nearby and further afield

For those interested in history, within half an hour there are the Dean Heritage Centre and the border castles of Chepstow and Goodrich to name but a few. A bit further afield Hereford cathedral where you can view the famous Mappa Mundi, Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral are well worth the visit. Within an hour's drive you could take in the Cotswolds, the Brecon Beacons, or the Malvern Hills.