Amy P
Fri 27th January 2012
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Very romantic & private. Pictures do not do this beautiful cotta

Beautifully crafted cottage, just like a fairytale. The pictures honestly do not do this place justice. If anything I would describe it as a picturesque re-imagination of "snow white & the seven dwarfs cottage" or a house scene from "the legend of zelda". Owners leave you in peace, to your own devices and beautiful covers for the windows for extra privacy. A very romantic place in the middle of nowhere, only a few hamlet-like houses surrounding, a distance down the road & the woodland just behind for peaceful walks. Perfect for a couple seeking a romantic getaway together. There are plenty of movies, board games and the remarkably quaint kitchen to keep oneself occupied. Very warm interior (which is one of the major things I look for as I tend to get cold easily) and the very romantic fire place in the front room, complimented by the cow-skin rug, is very effective at keeping you warm on those winter nights, snuggling on the sofa with a movie!!! We will definitely be returning! A romantic weekend I will never forget...

Adrian and Michelle Carter
Fri 9th December 2011
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The most amazing place in the forest of Dean

Sue and Richard were so welcoming and friendly. The cottage is gorgeous, very homely and a real treat. We had a fantastic holiday in the peace and quiet. Its secluded but also not far from many tourist spots. We will be back and looking forward to seeing Harry and the rest of the dogs :-))

Wed 5th September 2012
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Very nice cottage in a lovley peaceful setting

When we arrived at the cottage the owners were there to meet us they were both very nice people and gave us info on the cottage and surrounding area they left us alone all week but were there if you needed help they introduced us to there dogs . It's a real little hobbits cottage and very romantic with lovley natural wood made from the surrounding Forest of Dean . The location was nice if you like to get away from it all with lots of walks from the cottage . I loved the cottage and its great for a get away from it all type hoilday I did love it but I think next time I would like to be more in a village setting with a pub near by . Saying that I would come back to this cottage if I need some peace n rest type hoilday .

Thu 27th June 2013
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Brookbank folly, was perfect, relaxed, chilled, and quiet, was a fabulous week. That myself and partner enjoyed, would definatly return, was a very warm welcome we had on arrival :). Had some fantastic photo opportunity while exploring the towns and local facilities. Dean heritage centre with the gruffalo made the stay even better, also taking number of visits to adams farm for both the animals and milk was even better!! Can't wait to visit again! Thanks x

pete & june
Thu 24th October 2013
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folly good

we stayed at the folly in august for my retirement it was fantastic its even better than what you see in photo,s. Richard and Sue were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for you with a lovely welcome basket, I can,t recommend this property enough anybody that goes there will not be disappointed.Pete and June from Cleethorpes

Mon 2nd December 2013
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The most relaxing stay we have had at a cottage.

We chose this cottage for its quirkiness and also because of other very positive reviews.We loved every minute of our stay and could have stayed another week.Plenty to do in the daytime.We visited caves,cycled in the forest of dean,visited symonds yat for walking and cycled along the river to Monmouth.Spent our evenings cooking in the well equipped kitchen and chilling out on the settee in the lounge which puts down into a bed.As we had great weather we were able to sit out in the front garden.So peaceful at the cottage as on a no through road so minimal traffic only to other propertys nearby.Owners have three dogs that also come to visit and buzzards circling above.The owner was very nice,very unintrusive but helpful if asked anything.The cottage is amazing and very well built.Lots of quirky points to it.We both loved it and would recommend it to anyone.Cant think of anything negative.