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Bronte Owl

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7 Nights  

  • £930  to  £1300

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About Bronte Owl

Bronte Owl is a very comfortable cottage with space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms. The location close to the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean is ideal for families and friends who love being outdoors in any season. It is also conveniently close enough to vibrant towns with easy access to amenities including a well-stocked village shop and a dog-friendly pub, The Crown Inn, a one-minute walk from the door. Everything you need for a fun-packed and relaxing holiday is right here and waiting for you.

The Forest of Dean is beautiful at any time of the year. While some visitors love its shady canopy and cooling streams in the summer, others visit in autumn purely for the spectacular sight of the leaves as they change colour and carpet the forest floor in gold and russet. Walking and cycling are two favourite ways to explore, and visitors will find routes for all abilities close to Bronte Owl. Horse riding is another popular activity, and there are several local stables happy to take visitors on a guided trek, including one a short walk from the cottage.

The magnificent River Wye flows just a few miles away from Bronte Owl and canoeing along its rapids is an exciting way to explore, while those who prefer a more sedate way to sightsee should book a ticket on the Dean Forest Railway. Other nearby attractions include the International Centre for Birds of Prey, and the ancient trees at Puzzlewood which are said to have inspired Tolkein to create Middle Earth. Of course, being so close to the border with Wales means the area is liberally scattered with castles in various states of repair, including Goodrich, Grosmont, Skenfrith and Chepstow Castle.

The cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford are both an easy drive from Bronte Owl, as are the pretty towns and villages in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The market towns of Monmouth and Hay-on-Wye are an excellent spot for a day out, while Ross-on-Wye is just four miles away and full of places to eat, drink and shop.

The owners of Bronte Owl have created a relaxing space where families and friends can enjoy spending time together, free from the stress and harried feeling of their every day lives. It is one of three lovely cottages, each of which can be booked on its own or together with another to accommodate bigger groups of up to 17 people. Please see the owner's website for more information.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Neil Newitt joined Independent Cottages in December 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Herefordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Bronte Owl is a traditional period terraced cottage next to Bronte Kingfisher. Accommodation over two levels.


  • Spacious living room with a wood burner in the stone inglenook fireplace. Three sofas provide ample seating, and there is a wall-mounted TV with Freeview channels. A quirky original feature of this former post office is the internal post box.
  • Kitchen/diner with a warming and practical Rayburn range cooker that makes the room cosy even on a frosty winter morning. The original bread oven remains, sitting harmoniously beside the Belfast sink and hand-crafted oak worktops. The owners are keen to ensure the kitchen is functional as well as attractive, and have provided an excellent complement of utensils, crockery and cutlery. A door opens into the rear garden and stairs lead to the first-floor landing.
  • Wet room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Stairs lead from the kitchen to three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
  • Master bedroom with a kingsized (5ft-wide) bed, dressing table with a mirror, and bedside tables with reading lights. A small single bed can be added on request - please let the owners know when booking.
  • Twin room with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and a window overlooking the garden. These beds can be connected to create a kingsized bed if needed.
  • Third bedroom with a double (4ft 6in-wide) bed.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a private lawn garden at the rear, with two patio areas, seating and a summer house. There is parking on the street outside.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided, as is a welcome basket of fuel for the wood burner. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement. Smoking is not permitted.

Bronte Owl Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin/Superking, 1 Double)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £930
To £1300
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Bronte Owl sleeps 6 people.The owner has 3 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 17 guests.
Dining capacity - Please enquire with owner.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1989 750217 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Neil Newitt
Member Since December 2019

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Bronte Owl 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 2nd March 2023
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