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Blind Man's Gate in Gorsley, Herefordshire

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sleeps 9
5 rooms
2 bathrooms

Blind Man's Gate description

The village of Gorsley is situated on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean and offers a shop with Post Office, as well as a pub with restaurant. Close by is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, where you will find timbered Tudor houses clustered around the striking 17th Century Market Hall, and there are excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste.

Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed front gravelled garden, plus enclosed rear lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Three well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 8 mins walk, pub with restaurant 3 mins walk. Supermarket 2.8 miles. Note: Although there are six seats within the dining area of the kitchen, four more can be bought in from the sitting room so that the table can seat ten. Note: Steps from the kitchen to the games room are steep and a little uneven, care to be taken. Note: Check-in time 4pm.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Goodman
May 2016
This is a lovely, clean, spacious cottage. The garden was lovely safe enclosed. The owner was easily contactable. We had a great stay despite the weather being unkind earlier in the week. We would highly recommend this cottage and would like to come back again next year.
Miss Stewart
February 2016
Blind Man's Gate was fabulous. Everything you needed was there.
Mrs Whalley
February 2016
The cottage was warm, welcoming and you felt right at home immediately. It was perfect for all our family needs. We had a lovely stay and could not fault anything. We were so pleased with the choice of this cottage, it was also perfect for the places we wanted to visit. A special family weekend enhanced by the cottage, many thanks.
Mr Meyrick
February 2016
A very nice cottage, the photos do not really do it justice. The lounges were bigger than expected with comfy sofas. There was a lovely big kitchen table! We were a group of 6, a toddler and dogs and we all enjoyed our stay. The games room was a good idea, the bedrooms were all a good size and there was a lovely pub just across the road. We would go back.
Miss Toal
February 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was very spacious and we had plenty to do. We were a group in our late twenties/early thirties and would recommend Blind Man's Gate as a great little getaway.
Mrs White
December 2015
The cottage was all we could have wanted for our 'girlie' weekend! Bedrooms, beds, linen towels were fab! Even the awful weather didn't put a dampener on our time! It was really spacious and the games room was good fun. Many thanks for letting out your wonderful home!
Mrs King
August 2015
First time that we have booked a house to stay in for a holiday. It was ideal for the 7 of us. Lovely location, would certainly consider booking a cottage again.
Mrs Davies
May 2015
The house is large and is perfect for a mixed age group. The owners are very helpful. The area is beautiful and there is loads to do close by.
Mr Courtney Bennett
April 2015
The house easily accommodated 8 adults, a baby and a dog. The location was ideal for exploring the area. The owners went out of their way to provide everything we needed and more.
Mrs Leyshon
April 2015
The size of the property was good for a family get together which is what I required. Everything you could possibly need was provided. There was also an excellent Gurkha Restaurant right next door. The caretaker was extremely helpful and friendly. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Dannii B
December 2015
I booked the cottage for a long weekend away for my Mum's 60th birthday, just 3 adults and 3 dogs (although the cottage easily accommodates up to 9 people). Although a little difficult to find (I blame the satnav), Chris was at the end of the phone to direct us. The cottage is beautiful, quaint, quirky and incredibly homely. I really can't fault it. There was everything you could need and the cupboard of bits and bobs such as tea, coffee etc was a lovely welcome. Although I did make a Tesco online order beforehand which arrived within an hour of us getting to the cottage, so we soon had the cupboards and fridge full of our home comforts too. The cottage is situated quite close to a main road but once you're inside you can't really hear the traffic and, let's be honest, a main road in Upton Bishop is like a quiet cul-de-sac back home. We spent an hour in the pub opposite on Sunday afternoon which I can highly recommend. The staff are lovely and, whilst we didn't eat there, the restaurant seemed very busy so I imagine the food must be good. Ross-on-Wye is just a 10 minute drive away for those who like a mooch around the shops and, if you're the unlucky one who ends up waiting outside the shops with the dogs, you won't be alone - the town is full of people in the same boat who are all very friendly and welcoming. The dogs absolutely loved their break and the cottage provides towels to dry their paws as well as drinking bowls and throws for dogs who sneak on the sofa when you're not looking. All in all a wonderful weekend at a place that I would definitely recommend!
November 2015
We spent 7 nights at Blind Mans Gate for a family celebration. The property sleeps up to 9 comfortably, and is in a good location to visit The Forest of Dean and surrounding areas. The property itself is very old and characterful, and you do have to forgive it a few quirks and creaks - plus a little tires in places - but we loved that about it. The beds are very comfortable and it is very pet friendly (a real asset for us). Our only real issue was that we lacked enough comfortable seating in one room - i.e. where all 8/9 people can sit around as a family. The 'main room' would take this as there is an additional table in there that we personally did not use (there is another larger table in the kitchen that we did use) and ideally this could be replaced with another sofa. There is more seating in an additional 'TV' room (again very comfortable), but sadly still only really seating up to 6. So - if you are a smaller party (or a larger group and are OK with a few on the floor / on dining room chairs or in another room) then it really is great and highly recommended...
Miss Russell
May 2016
The accommodation was perfect for our group, with plenty of seating areas and a good sized kitchen table to chat and eat at. The house was well equipped and the wifi was good. The owner was helpful.
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