Stylish and cosy eco retreat with wood burner, sheltered loggia, BBQ and hot tub surrounded by beautiful woodland walks in the Wye Valley.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights
Owls Nest Retreat is owned and managed by Lucy.
You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Lucy.
Heat pumps / Heat recovery ventilation system
Repurposed / renovated building
Biodiversity improvement actionsLearn more
Energy Performance Certificate rating A
100% green energy supplier
Natural materials replacing modern ones (straw bales, wool insulation)Learn more
Hot tub wastewater holding tank
This gorgeous eco barn is tucked away on the edge of the Dean Forest in the heart of the Wye Valley and would be a perfect romantic getaway for a couple seeking an escape from the noise and bustle. This is the place to take a deep breath, slow right down and get back to nature.
The hub of this lovely home is the living room with its crisp white walls, wooden beams and stone features. There are two big, comfy sofas and a wood burner to keep you toasty on chilly evenings. This is a great place to put your feet up after a long day of exploring and watch a movie with a big glass of wine.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes all the usuals plus a dishwasher, washing machine and the all important Nespresso machine. The owners provide some thoughtful bits and bobs to get you started such as tea, coffee, condiments and oil so you can whip up a feast.
The bedroom is light and airy with a king size bed and crisp white linens promising a good, deep night's sleep with nothing but the sound of nature to lull you away. In the morning you can take advantage of the modern and very stylish bathroom which has a big tub and separate shower.
When you're ready to start the day you might like to take that first coffee out to the sheltered terrace, a gorgeous open space with plenty of seating, a long table for outdoor dining and wonderful views all around. If the weather is agreeable you'll find a BBQ to make use of and as evening falls you can light the fire pit and get cosy with some hot chocolate and marshmallows. There's even a Scandinavian wood fired hot tub which you can hire separately, and its well worth it - filled with fresh water and no chemicals, its the perfect place to bob around with a glass of champagne and gaze at the stars.
The barn is surrounded by local flora and fauna with wild flower patches and brilliant woodland and riverside walks. Head through the warren of small twisty paths in the woods and discover Devil's Pulpit, the Hudnells and St Briavels. If you're feeling peckish you're only a 30 minute stroll from the award winning village shop where you can get a great coffee and a light lunch. For something a bit more substantial you could try the Hare restaurant in Tintern and if you want to pull out all the stops and enjoy some Michelin delights make a booking at White-Brook. However you choose to spend your day the Owls Nest will be a delight to return to.
We give our guests the option of hiring a wooden scandinavian hot tub. Hire costs are £150 for a weekend stay, £175 for a midweek stay and £220 for a full 7 day stay. Hire includes all logs for the hot tub. The hot tub can be all warmed up ready for guests to take a dip when they arrive.
From Previous Guests
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What a beautiful place. If you are looking to get away from it all then look no further. This cottage is just outstanding and the setting is beautiful, the hot tub is a must. Listening to the owls late at night and relaxing is just bliss. The host Lucy is lovely and happy to answer any questions you have. The cottage itself is full of character and finished to the highest standard and very welcoming. The local pubs are a must for food and local beer. If you book this venue you will be in for a treat as it’s just perfect in every way. We are hoping to go back soon.
Stayed March 2023
Owl's Nest was absolutely beautiful! The barn was full of character, surrounded by nothing but wildlife. The barn itself was super cosy, we enjoyed every moment staying there. Every day was a treat, waking up to the birds singing and watching them on the bird feeders. The owl's hooting at night was a magical experience. We would definitely recommend a stay at Owl's Nest. If you love the outdoors and have a love for wildlife, this place will suit you!
Stayed February 2023
The Owls Nest was honestly beautiful! It was far more cosy than we imagined and we genuinely enjoyed our stay. The place itself is well kitted out with everything you may need, except for basic toiletries. We were able to prepare proper home cooked meals with the utensils provided, and the basics of oil, salt, pepper and milk were appreciated! The evenings were particularly special; relaxing in the hot tub with nothing but owls and sheep noises to keep you company while staring at the stars - our only note would be to prep the hot tub for a good 4 hours before you plan to use if staying in the Winter! Thanks again for accommodating us - we definitely plan to return in the future.
Stayed February 2023
My boyfriend and I had the absolute pleasure to stay at The Owls Nest from 17th - 19th February for a Valentines get away. The Owls Nest overlooks stunning views of the forest of dean. Listening to the birds and wildlife was so peaceful and tranquil, such a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Owls Nest cottage is beautifully presented and we loved all the personal touches such as the fairy lights and candles. The home is kept in immaculate condition and the place felt so clean and comfortable for our stay. We hired the eco hot tub for the weekend which was a treat to relax in with a glass of wine while soaking up the nature. We made friends with ‘Tobs’ and the gang (you will get to know them well!!) who we loved seeing every morning! If you are looking for a peaceful escape surrounded in untouched nature, while lazing in front of a log fire, then we couldn’t recommend The Owls Nest enough! Thanks to our host Lucy for sharing the piece of paradise with us. You have created such a magical and special sanctuary in The Forest and we cannot wait to come back again in the near future.
Stayed February 2023
We had a wonderful few days here. The barn was beautifully converted and really comfortable. The birds were a delight to watch and even saw my first Marsh tit. We enjoyed the wood fired hot tub even in January and it was wonderful just to look at the stars. Some fantastic walks from the door to Tintern Abbey and the Devil’s pulpit along Offa’s Dyke for great views.
Stayed January 2023
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