Owl's Nest

Superb, private cottage for couples
  • Beautifully designed little barn with a stylish interior
  • Eco-friendly luxury
  • Raised verandah with an unspoilt view through trees
  • Close to the village of Brockweir, with its great pub and excellent community shop
  • Lovely woodland and riverside walks
  • Sleeps a couple (plus a babe-in-arms)
  • Private drive with off-road parking
  • Private garden and meadows

On the edge of the ancient Forest of Dean, with delightful views, Owl’s Nest is a beautiful escape for a couple. It is a little converted barn, with a lovely cosy-but-spacious interior, home-grown oak beams, luxurious touches, and everything possible you will need for a relaxing escape. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe-in-arms.

Verandah sofa
Outside garden Dining area

The entrance through a loggia and wide stable door takes you into the neatly laid-out kitchen, everything in its place and shipshape, with all you need for a happy self-catering stay. A ground-floor bathroom is wonderful, with a big wide bath – large enough for two, a separate shower, a loo and hand basin.

Living room with comfy sofas Beamed living room

The living room is a tour de force, managing to be both spacious and cosy, with a double height ceiling, chunky pegged beams (from the owners’ own oak trees), two huge sofas, a dining table and chairs, a wood burner, and big French doors opening out onto a little enclosed lawn.

Bookcase Wood burner Light
View of living room from upstairs of cottage Flowers

Upstairs, and through a mezzanine gallery, the beautiful bedroom in the eaves has an exterior door opening out onto the lovely raised deck. This is a private sunny space with contemporary outdoor furniture, and a delightful view across the friendly resident sheep’s paddock and into the tree-tops. Dappled light, the sound of birdsong, and the rustle of leaves are a recipe for relaxation.

Kitchen for self-catering in the Wye Valley Kitchen
Covered area for eating out

The outside space consists of a little lawned area, giving off the living-room, a sunny raised deck, and a sheltered loggia with table and chairs for shady eating on hot days. The charming and very tame Ryland sheep will come and say hello, if invited by the rattle of the feed bag, and rewarded by a handful of sheep nuts in their tray in the stall by the loggia.

Outside dining (and sheep!)
Outside verandah Outside seating

Things to do around Owl's Nest

Owl's Nest can be the place to relax and enjoy the peace of its lovely surroundings; or it can be used as a base for a multitude of wonderful things to do or interesting places to visit in the area, such as riding the steam train through the Forest of Dean, zipping round the dedicated cycling track at Pedalabikeaway, visiting the caves at Clearwell, or canoeing down the River Wye. For those who enjoy ancient monuments, Tintern Abbey is just down the road, and the beautiful old county town of Monmouth is ten minutes away. Walking in the area is superb, with many footpaths winding through the forest, or following the course of the River Wye. Eating out is great, too, from pub food and a pint at The Boat Inn at Redbrook to excellent Italian bistro food at Prego’s in Monmouth. For more details of what to do in the area, please click on the Local Information link at the top of this page.

Rosewell Cottage - Wye Valley self-catering sleeping 7
Bathroom Wood-panelled bathroom

The nitty gritty

  • Wood burner (logs supplied)
  • TV with Freeview and DVD (plus DVDs)
  • iPod dock
  • Wifi
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Electric stove with induction hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge with ice-box
  • Washing-machine
  • Elec, hot water and logs included
  • Underfloor heating
  • Bedding, towels, and all basics included (soap, loo paper, cleaning materials etc)
  • Bathroom has big bath, separate shower, loo and hand basin
  • Store cupboard essentials included (tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, olive oil)
  • Board games, books, cookery books, guide books, plus an information file
  • Baby-friendly (travel cot and high chair provided)
  • Sorry – no dogs
  • Superb community shop in village (30 mins walk via a footpath, or a short drive by car)
  • Private off-lane parking. The parking area is down the hill from the cottage a little way, as the slope up is a bit steep. If you have a 4 x 4, you will be able to drive right up to the door, and park there if you like. Otherwise, there are steps from the parking area up to the cottage
  • Safe bike storage
  • Private garden areas
  • Sheltered loggia
  • Brilliant woodland and riverside walks
  • Plenty of excellent places to eat out in the area
  • Easy access from the M48 Severn Bridge (20 mins drive)
  • 10 minute easy walk down lovely lane to good pub in village

Lovely bedroom in restored barn, Wye Valley
Bedroom Bedroom with door outside
Bedrooms for couples

Live online booking

Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.

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Owl's Nest cabin near woods and great walks
Outside of cottage View from field of holiday let in Brockweir

Location map

Sheep! Views from garden

From the visitors book at Owl's Nest

'A great few days, marvellous surroundings and friendly folk wherever we visited. The house is a friendly, warm and cosy place beautifully designed and it's a pleasure to be here. Make thanks for making it a great stay.' Sheila & Clive

'The Wye Valley is our special place and our haven away from busy life. Leaving behind kids and pets! Owl's Nest us THE MOST perfect getaway. We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary here. Thank you for the wine and cheese on arrival - it was perfect xxx PS Curly and Wurly were delightful - sitting by the doors all day!! PPS Next year's stay already booked! Raff and Ali (Swindon)

'We have had a wonderful stay at Owl's Nest, a beautifully converted barn, which has been designed superbly. As an architect, my husband has been very impressed with the design, and we have loved the charming details. A brilliant place to have a relaxing and cosy break, and perfect for a couple with a baby. We visited Tintern and the abbey, and the lovely pub opposite - a great find and amazing view. Thankyou!' Anna, David and Edward, from Surrey

'We really enjoyed Owls Nest! What a great place! It's a good place for hiking (Brockweir and area, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons), and spotting wildlife (owl, green woodpecker, buzzards, red kites, badgers, foxes ), and we had the honour of seeing 3 swallows fledge the nest above the front door!' Natalia and Peter (Amsterdam)

'Thank you for a wonderful weekend! The cottage is perfect and absolutely everything has been thought of. Wish we didn't have to leave!' Deborah and Simon, Oxford

'Spent a very enjoyable and relaxing week at the Owls Nest. Will miss the log burner, and Curly and Wurly (the friendly sheep). A great location.' Pam and Paul, Wigan

'Thank you for such a lovely stay. We had a wonderful time! The house is amazing! Thanks so much.' Zoe and Ian, London

'We could not have picked a more beautiful place to stay. A relaxing, peaceful break was perfect for us. We walked up the Devil's Pulpit, very tiring but worth it - rewarded with astonishing views when you reach it. Welcoming treats were lovely and very much appreciated. Hope to be back soon.'

'We love your house - it's simply beautiful.' Gill, London

'Thank you so much. Such a wonderful place that I could come back to again and again. You've done an amazing job with renovating the place - it's truly wonderful and in magical surroundings. Just what we needed. Thank you.' Dennis and Sarah, London

'We were looking for a romantic and secluded hideaway for our first wedding anniversary and the Owl's Nest is the perfect place. Set in a stunning location with fantastic facilities and decor, it is a hidden gem. We look forward to visiting again.' Claire and Giles (Caerphilly).

'What a beautiful cottage! Brilliantly finished and in a fantastic location. We have had a great time, walking in the Forest of Dean, lunch at the Ostrich, Tintern Abbey...there is so much to do! Most of all, we enjoyed chilling out at the Owls Nest, dining alfresco in the daytime, and relaxing in front of the log burner in the evening - wonderful!' Ben and Nick, Manchester 

'Stunning cottage and beautiful location, so peaceful and relaxing. Lots of birds: 3 tawny owls at night and early morning. Will definitely be back to chill out with log fire and glass of wine and music with brilliant acoustics. Thankyou.' Luno and Deb ( Bristol)

'A privilege to be the first entry in this book for this marvellous hideaway with such magnificent views. Even heard an Owl last night. Walked by the river to the local pub, enjoyed a pleasant stroll up to Tintern. Cycled in the Forest of Dean.' Liz and Mike, Collwall