Little Owl

Little Owl is one of a cluster of romantic hideaways at Dean Cottages.

Perched on a sunny hillside at the edge of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, Area of Outstanding natural beauty, this stunning studio apartment is a haven of peace and tranquillity, perfect for those who enjoy nature, walking, biking, canoeing and fishing.

As soon as you turn off the main road and start the drive up to Little Owl you will feel that you are really escaping to that rural idyll! The views are amazing!  The studio is located at the end of a quiet track with parking just outside, and overlooking a small Common –perfect for exercising the dog, or taking an evening stroll to admire the lovely views.

Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks; you can literally walk for miles! If you have one, your dog will be super excited to arrive here with so many foresty sniffs to investigate and after all the walking, he or she will be able to cuddle up in the studio. Pet throws and welcome doggie biscuits are provided.

Little Owl has its own private furnished patio at the door. A couple of minutes walk downhill there is an additional enclosed 1/3 acre wildlife garden with it’s own bird hide and pond which is alive with frogs, newts, and stunning dragonflies. Admire the views from the picnic table with a glass of wine on a sunny evening –Bliss!

The studio has been lovingly created by owners Lis and Karen.  Inside Little Owl is deceptively spacious, clean, bright and airy. Once inside, the living area is open plan and all on one level. It benefits from a with 33” flat screen TV, comfy sofa, and leather easy chair with reading lamp.  The bedroom zone has a stylish comfy bed and plenty of storage for two. Black out blinds ensure a good nights sleep.

If you don’t feel like going out, you will feel quite at home cooking in the kitchen which is surprisingly spacious and very well equipped for a studio, with plenty of work surface, full sized oven, microwave and even a breakfast bar with stools. There is a pull out dining table and chairs for more formal dining.

Little Owl has a light and airy shower room, which is separate to the main living area.

Heating is via a modern convector style heater, and heated towel rail in the shower room.  This is supplemented by a flame-effect wall mounted heater, which is great for creating a romantic atmosphere.

Included in the price: electricity, WiFi, milk, luxury biscuits, and local award winning apple juice. There are teas and coffees for your arrival and a starter pack of capsules for the Nesspresso machine is also provided. Also included; thorough cleaning prior to your arrival and upon departure as well as bed linen and towels for two.

For Fido we include doggie welcome biscuits, sofa throw and towels as well as bags for our poo bins. There is a dog wash tap near the wildlife garden. He will be allowed on the sofa and bed, but doggie throws MUST be used, of course.

  • Please note that access is via single track unmade road and can be quite bumpy
  • There are a number of easy walks in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, but the walks from the door are all of moderate difficulty (up and down hill and some on rough paths)
  • The wildlife garden is 30 metres down a fairly steep hill, but reasonably level once you get there.
  • There is some restricted head room in Little Owl
  • Free WiFi via mobile device ensures good connectivity at this cottage although it is limited and not intended for streaming.
  • Washing Machine, drier, iron, ironing board and additional freezer are located in a separate building.


Per Week

Mid Week (4 nights)

Weekends (3 nights)

January - February £310 £250 £198
March - April £359 £286 £215
May - June £457 £366 £275
July - August £504 £403 £348
September - October £457 £366 £275
November - December £310 £250 £198
Christmas /New year /Easter £457  £366  £275

Included in the cost of your holiday: All bedlinen and towels, welcome tray of local apple juice, pack of luxury biscuits, pint of milk, teas and coffees, handsoaps and basic cleaning products, Unlimited WiFi. cleaning. 

Little Owl Access Statement

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