Please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to minimise COVID-19 risks for our guests and staff. We are following all government guidelines and are accredited with the 'We're Good To Go' Visit England Industry Standard
Sorry we cant be there to meet you but please call us on arrival so we know you have arrived safely and can answer any questions.
We pride ourselves on our cleaning but while covid is still with us we are taking extra steps in line with Visit England and Government recommendations. Usually we use only eco friendly products but now we are taking a pragmatic approach and using products recommended by Green Tourism. We put soft furnishings (pillows, duvets, cushions) into 'quarantine' for a minimum of three days between guests. Below you can download our cleaning checklist.
When leaving we ask you to do a few extra 'Covid Steps' 1) Strip your beds including mattress protectors and put in zipped laundry bag 2) Take recycling down to the bins by the big blue flowerpot 3) Open a door and window for ventilation 4)Leave any DVDs or maps that you have used on the table so we can quarantine 5) Let us know you have left
If you develop any signs of coronavirus - persistent cough, high temperature - we ask that you notify us immediately and head home where you can follow your local authority guidelines. If you develop symptoms before your stay please let us know so we can reschedule a stay with us for when you are better.
The Welcome Information that was usually in the property can now be found in the downloadable files below
We no longer leave lists of walks so please link to our Strava account 'Wyelets' or download our walks below.
Leaf peeping is a term growing in popularity here having originated in North America. Basically it means enjoying travelling to view and photograph the changing season, as the foliage turns from summer greens to the yellow, reds and golds of autumn.
With over 20 million trees spread across 200 square miles the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is perfect for leaf peepers. You will see majestic oak, ash, birch, beech, larch, chestnut and many more.
The local Wye Dean Tourism association has created (perhaps the first of its kind) a Leaf Peeping Drive which is a total of 50 miles around the local area taking in the best hot spots
Check out our Covid page where we have some downloadable walks. The walk to Devil's Pulpit and the Wye Valley Walks will both take you through some amazing woodland and to spectacular view points where you can experience the trees at their very best. Or combine with some sensory therapy in the form of Forest Bathing -translated from the Japanese Shinrin- Yoku or Forest Medicine with a local guide https://www.forestbathe.co.uk
Check out our Covid page where we have some downloadable walks. The walk to Devil's Pulpit and the Wye Valley Walks will both take you through some amazing woodland and to spectacular view points where you can experience the trees at their very best. Or just stay in your cottage and enjoy changing nature. In The Little House you are under a huge old oak tree and can enjoy its changing colours. At UP^ sit on the balcony and watch as nature changes daily.
Guests staying with us in Autumn (or booking for Autumn 2021) can enjoy our Memories Made Offer. Take one of our walks (or make up your own) collect a leaf and then have your memories (and the leaf) immortalised in silver or copper by a local artist. We are offering 25% off any memories made with her this Autumn. Let us know you want to take part in this offer and we will provide a box for your leaf. We will deliver to the artist and then post it back to you.