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Take a break from the outside world
Enjoy a cosy evening in with your favourite film
Unique in style
A table for the perfect night in
A kitchen with a garden view
Relax and put the kettle on
This hand crafted kitchen blends perfectly within cottage
Head up the stairs for a perfect nights sleep
Finished beautifully with both comfort and style
With soft pure bed linen
Wake up to the morning and welcome the bird song
A sunken bath thats just perfect for a long  soak
Enjoy your own cottage garden
 Take a seat within the communal grounds
A foal is born in spring time
Meet the giraffes
Free to roam with an A to Z of exotic breeds
A new resident at Deepdean
Making the most of the summer sun
A friendly face will greet you throughout the grounds
1 / 21  Take a break from the outside world
2 / 21  Enjoy a cosy evening in with your favourite film
3 / 21  Unique in style
4 / 21  A table for the perfect night in
5 / 21  A kitchen with a garden view
6 / 21  Relax and put the kettle on
7 / 21  This hand crafted kitchen blends perfectly within cottage
8 / 21  Head up the stairs for a perfect nights sleep
9 / 21  Finished beautifully with both comfort and style
10 / 21  With soft pure bed linen
11 / 21  Wake up to the morning and welcome the bird song
12 / 21  A sunken bath thats just perfect for a long soak
13 / 21  Enjoy your own cottage garden
14 / 21   Take a seat within the communal grounds
15 / 21  A foal is born in spring time
16 / 21  Meet the giraffes
17 / 21  Free to roam with an A to Z of exotic breeds
18 / 21  A new resident at Deepdean
19 / 21  Making the most of the summer sun
20 / 21  
21 / 21  A friendly face will greet you throughout the grounds

Deepdean Dexters Den

Ross-on-Wye (3mls SE), Forest of Dean
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enter this hidden private valley to enjoy utter peace and quiet, space, privacy and 360 countryside views
  • Enjoy a lazy afternoon within your south facing private walled garden with stunning valley views
  • An outdoor pool (available during April to September) within the landscaped gardens
  • Enjoy sun downers in the African thatched hut watching wallaby and reindeer graze, a real must for animal lovers  
Property code: 50561

Enjoying an enviable location in the heart of a valley, this stylishly finished cottage is the perfect getaway, set within acres of established gardens and farmland.

Set within acres of established gardens and stunning countryside, this stylish cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. Sleeping two humans and two dogs, explore the rolling hills of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, before returning to your beautiful home-from-home to meet the friendly neighbours capybara, reindeer and zebra, just to name a few, all live on the grounds surrounding the property, and benefit from the conservation and rescue work that the owners do. Please note the private animal rescue sanctuary is not open to the public.

Relax in the cosy lounge area, with Fido sprawled out on the dark wooden floors, and appreciate the restoration of the property, with painted stone work complemented by thick handwoven curtains. Rustle up a tasty meal in the bespoke kitchen area, with views across the grounds, before sitting down to eat around the solid wood dining table. Say goodnight to Rover and head upstairs to soak tired legs in the large wood-panel sunken bath before sinking into the sumptuous king-size bed. Step outside for morning coffee and enjoy a pastry with views across the gardens and onto the valley from the table. Watch a content pooch sniff around the enclosed garden before heading out to explore the shared grounds and outdoor pool.

Let Fido take the lead on the 4.5-mile sculpture trail in Coleford (9 miles) or visit the ruins and grounds of Goodrich Castle (4.5 miles) and let Mutley sniff hundreds of years of history in every room with you. Descend into the dog-friendly Clearwell Caves (12 miles) that have been formed by underground streams which have been mined for iron ore as far back as Roman times. "

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Tranquil adults only site
  • 1 bedroom – king size
  • 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Outdoor swimming pool (available between 30th April to 30th September and is heated during July and August)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and indoor cottage towels included
  • Ample parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Complex of properties
  • Regret no persons under 21 years
  • Regret no children
  • TV and DVD in the lounge area

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by M 2nd October 2020

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If youve never given a capybara a back scratch then this is the place for you. A lovely relaxing cosy cottage ideally situated for exploring the Wye valley.

Reviewed by Jim 18th September 2020

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Magical location and the owners are lovely people and if you like to interact with animals this is the place for you

Reviewed by janice 11th September 2020

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Lovely area, very welcoming hosts. smaller than it looks in the photo's. Quality fittings although not suitable if you have bad backs or joint problems. Had difficulty climbing in and out of the bath and fell twice! Note, no shower. Sofa is very low seating. Animals fab though. Wifi and TV reception sporadic and no phone signal. Still enjoyed our sRead moretay! Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 28th August 2020

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We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at Dexters Den, it was wonderful. The garden was great for both us and our dog, the cottage was like home from home. We would highly recommend this place, you come away feeling so relaxed. We will definitely be going back next year. Thank you to Lindsay and Frank

Reviewed by Daniela 24th August 2020

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Dexter's Den cottage is great for a couple. Has a big, own garden to relax.... depending on weather .... all together was great! Thank you!

Reviewed by Sarah 14th August 2020

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There are not enough words to describe this wonderful place. The wild animal rescue on the site makes it truly unique. The sight of zebra, reindeer and wallabies in the fields is your first view, followed by a welcome from very vocal monkies as you get out of your car, when you then notice the family of kapibara grazing, oblivious to your fascinatiRead moreon with them. Lindsay and Frank provide a warm human welcome and are on hand throughout your stay and to introduce you to the emu, meerkats et al... Hide

Reviewed by Katie 31st July 2020

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We had a wonderful stay in Dexters Den! Our dog loved the garden and it was great that he was totally secure. The cottage was well-appointed and comfortable and we loved the addition of the outdoor pool during the hot weather we had during our stay. The highlight of our visit was getting to see and feed the animals in the wildlife sanctuary that isRead more run here! Such a special experience. The location is good and we found some nice restaurants in Ross and beyond and plenty of walks locally. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 24th July 2020

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Everything you could possibly need for a peaceful relaxing hoilday in a lovely cottage with the added delights of waching the animals. Thank you Lindsay and Frank ,

Reviewed by Simon 17th July 2020

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A wonderful escape from the rest of the world, in a beautiful setting. The cottage had all we needed, and the swimming pool was a great bonus. Lyndsay and Frank made us feel right at home, and the close-up interactions with the animals was the highlight of the week.

Reviewed by Holly 4th July 2020

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We had a truly wonderful break at Dexters Den, the on site animal sanctuary made it extra special along with the pool and the enclosed garden we really couldn't have asked for more. Frank and Lindsay were very friendly and welcoming, Lindsay even took us on a tour of the enclosure which was very interesting. The area itself is worth exploring with Read moresome lovely places to see and visit! We look forward to returning next year!!! Hide

Reviewed by Diane 23rd August 2019

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We chose Dexter's Den partly because of the animals which are rescued & cared for there. They range from Zebras, meerkats, owls, wallabies, donkeys, emus, reindeer, ducks and a variety of monkeys, and are all well housed and cared for. It added an extra dimension to our visit. The local area is very beautiful and particularly quiet - on most eveninRead moregs the only noise we could hear was from the birds in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 16th August 2019

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Stayed at Dexters Den Great if want to take your dog. But also experience piece and tranquillity. Beautiful place all round. A truely magical little place.

Reviewed by C 9th August 2019

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Very enjoyable stay in this beautiful place. The extent of the animal sanctuary amazed us and was a joy to see. The gardens and pool were wonderful.

Reviewed by Katherine 26th July 2019

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Reviewed by Marion 5th July 2019

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Spent a lovely relaxing week at Dexters Den- the cottage is very cosy and had everything we needed. The animals are amazing and the location is so peaceful, it was easy to unwind in the beautiful garden with lots of comfortable sunbeds around, and the pool was an added bonus. We've not visited the area before and found lots of interesting places toRead more go- I would definately recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 28th June 2019

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Overall this was an amazing place and despite light cleanliness and comfortable negatives this would not put me off going again. The place was lovely and cute as you would expect of a cottage and the surrounding are breath taking. The owners made you feel comfortable and welcomed with a warm and friendly attitude. It was a real treat to get up and Read morepersonal with the animals which makes this more than just your average cottage holiday its a unique experience. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by Charlotte 26th May 2019

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It's a stunning place and I felt so relaxed. Lindsay and her family were incredibly accommodating, helpful and welcoming. We learnt a lot about the animals that are there and enjoyed a cuddle with the capybara! It's very peaceful too which I was surprised about seeing as there are so many animals. Bed was super comfy and the facilities are first clRead moreass. The animals here are something else, a truly unique stay. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 17th May 2019

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Lovely, quiet, location which allows for exploration of surrounding area, plenty to do and see including discussing with and seeing the animals at the sanctuary with the owners. Local lanes add the bonus of taking the dogs for early morning walks for ablutions. Be aware Wi-Fi is significantly intermittent and there is no shower in this accommodatioRead moren Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 3rd May 2019

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Had the most amazing time truly one of the best experiences I have ever had. Paddocks Farm is an animal lovers paradise. Lindsay you have created a beautiful place a safe haven for all the the animals you have living on your farm. Dexters Den Cottage is lovely with a large garden for relaxing and the dogs to patrol. You can get involved as much as Read moreyou want to, meeting and learning about all the animals is a great experience. Thank you for everything will definitely be back Hide

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Take a break from the outside world
Enjoy a cosy evening in with your favourite film
Unique in style
A table for the perfect night in
A kitchen with a garden view
Relax and put the kettle on
This hand crafted kitchen blends perfectly within cottage
Head up the stairs for a perfect nights sleep
Finished beautifully with both comfort and style
With soft pure bed linen
Wake up to the morning and welcome the bird song
Show 9 moreA sunken bath thats just perfect for a long  soak

Location

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