For a cosy winter's night in or a place to enjoy the summer sunshine, The Little House in the Wye Valley is a perfect getaway for all seasons.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights
Whether having a cosy winter's night in or enjoying the summer sunshine, The Little House in the Wye Valley is a perfect getaway for all seasons. The property, as the name suggests, is quaint in size but more than makes up for that in clever design. Speaking of design, the owners have lovingly created this space with the Danish word ‘hygge’ in mind. Hygge is a Norwegian and Danish word for the mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.
Guests enter into the charming open plan living area, complete with a comfy leather sofa sitting in front of the wood burner, offering you the perfect cosy night in. There's also an endless stock of logs to make sure you never get cold. The owners have really tried to create an all-year-round space with lots of little touches to help you get in the moment. Cwtch up with your loved one in the double cocoon and gaze at the sky through the oak branches. The space can be nicely lit with candles, as you watch the birds fight over the food that we leave. Be sure to play board games, remembering how to knit with the wool and wooden needles, before sitting round the fire snuggled in a blanket.
There's also a dining table and chairs in the living space, and a well equipped kitchen which has everything you'll need for preparing culinary delights. Cook up some locally sourced ingredients and enjoy a meal in with a bottle of wine. A shower room can also be found on this level and there is WiFi throughout for those of you who need to keep up with your emails during your stay.
The downstairs living space is stylish, and has a minimal design, that makes great use of the available space. Whitewashed walls are complimented by some hand selected pieces of art, as well as some trinkets and other bits and pieces on the shelves.
A short walk up the quirky narrow wooden staircase leads to the mezzanine bedroom, which is nice and bright in the daytime thanks to plenty of natural light, and a minimal white design. Here there is a king size bed with organic sheets, offering a comfy night's sleep, and there is also a separate en suite toilet, for ease of access in the night.
French doors lead into the enclosed garden area and when opened up bring the outside in on those warm, sunny days. Out here guests can relax even further in the two person cocoon seat that hangs from the giant oak tree and has cushions and blankets for extra comfort. A small fire pit ensures this space can be enjoyed well into the evening.
The Little House is ideally located for getting out and about and exploring both the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. There are several beautiful walking and bike trails to be discovered right on the doorstep suiting all needs, from those who want a pleasant stroll to those who want to hike up the hills. Alternatively enjoy wild swimming in the River Wye itself, or hire a canoe and take in the spectacular surroundings without getting quite as wet.
For those who want to enjoy the food and drink on offer in the area, why not head to The Wild Hare, located just 2 miles away in Tintern? The Ostrich at Newland is also worth a visit, as is the nearby Kingstone Brewery.
Fantastic 2 person cocoon hanging from the oak tree
Bristol and Cardiff airport approx 1 hour drive. London Heathrow approx 2 hours drive
We offer a set price of £275 for a short break all year round. This is for 3 nights Friday Night to Monday Morning or 4 night mid-week break Monday night to Friday Morning.
From Previous Guests
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Fabulous little house having everything you need for a little get away, kitchen is well equipped to make your own meals. Cosy living area, great log burner, shower fantastic and extremely comfy bed. Only reason I would not give it 5 stars is the ride upto the house, very isolated single track road upto the house, luckily we never encountered another car phew as it would of been tricky. The drive is slightly steep and not flat so if you are precious of your car not a place to come in it. We had just bought a new car and first trip so was a little dubious of the single track roads with trees then the drive which is not flat and cautious of car. Otherwise perfect, thank you
Stayed October 2020
We stayed here back in August and it was absolutely perfect it was wowed us as soon as we walked in. Just what you need if your wanting a relaxing break away from the everyday stresses! It has everything you need. Cute little gesture of cider and cakes when you arrive. The little house is in a gorgeous location very private and the little garden is just adorable. Jill is very helpful with any enquiries you may have. We would certainly like to return one week next year.
Stayed August 2020
A really beautiful little cottage. We booked this quite late but the owner was really helpful and accommodating. It was a bit chilly when we arrived but the log burner is fantastic and within an hour it was really toasty. It is well equipped with everything you could need for a short stay, with a comfy sofa and lovely comfy bed. It was too cold in Feb to use the outdoor space which is a shame. My only word of caution is the house is up quite a windy, narrow road- I am not sure I would have wanted to do it if icy! Would love to stay there again though and would highly recommend
Stayed February 2019
Our stay at the little house was fantastic. It’s in a very rural location but you’re not cut off from civilisation. The town is less then ten minutes away and the village shop is an even shorter distance (and it’s definitely worth a visit) We woke up with first light and walked down the hill to see the sunrise most mornings. The pink folder is full of of recommendations and places to visit. We managed to visit most places on the list and had a great time doing so. At the end of our adventurous days we would come back to the little house, wrap up in blankets, get a hot chocolate on the go and put the log fire on. Phone signal was fine and WiFi was a little slow but we hardly used our phones during the stay. There’s a tv with DVD player, plenty of board games and books to keep you occupied. The host was fantastic. She responded quickly to any queries and was very helpful. Overall we had a really good time. It’s a really nice place to come and unwind from the craziness of city life.
Stayed October 2018
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