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Self-Catering Newnham-on-severn

Mallard in Newnham-on-severn, Gloucestershire

From: €319 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Mallard Self-Catering

Area
The thriving village of Newnham-on-Severn nestles on the banks of the River Severn. The village is steeped in history, and offers specialist shops to suit all interests, along with traditional pubs, cafes and a weekly country market selling local homemade and home grown produce. This charming village, part of which is designated Conservation Area, has a tree-lined main street, many listed buildings, a striking central clock tower and is ideally located for watching the spectacular Severn Bore. A great location for a relaxing break or activity holiday, at any time of year.

Region
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.

Amenities
Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Scott
September 2020
Mallard is a wonderful, well equipped cottage.. It is a lovely place to explore the surrounding area. This is our second stay there and once again we were not disappointed. We will be back.
Mrs Scott, September 2020
September 2020
Very nice cottage in lovely setting
Mrs Matthewson, September 2020
September 2020
Good location for exploring, cottage had everything we needed
Ms Barcroft, September 2020
August 2020
Lovely cottage & location Very friendly owner and locals Would love to return one day
Mrs Mcnamara, August 2020
August 2020
Very cosy cottage and very well equipped.. Very good base to access the forest and Wales. Steve was a lovely owner. Great seeing all the varied wildlife on the small holding and countryside. Good walks along Severn and forest of Dean. Photos of cottage are good but they do not do the cottage justice- much better in real life. Had a lovely chilled out relaxing one week stay. Well done.
Mr Coote, August 2020
August 2020
Beautiful cottage set in an ideal location.. Owner of the cottage could not have been more helpful if he tried, have already recommended to friends and will be returning in future.
Mr New, August 2020
February 2020
Really lovely cottage.. Very well appointed and extremely comfortable. It is ideally placed for visiting the Forest of Dean. Mallard is also very dog friendly.
Mr Berg, February 2020
February 2020
We had a fantastic time - really peaceful location.. A perfect setting to recharge the batteries and get away from it all.
Mr Grimshaw, February 2020
January 2020
The peace and quiet.. We weren't disturbed constantly but at the same time assured of any needs who to contact.... nice owners and wonderful setting
Mr Vine, January 2020
November 2019
Beautiful place.. Beautiful views. Lots of birdlife to watch , really lovely owners x will definitely be back.
Mrs Donachie, November 2019
October 2019
Lovely spot in a very nice area .. The cottage is ideal for dogs, no close neighbours and with a private garden area. Bed very comfy. A few more kitchen utensils and more glasses might be useful, but we had most of what we needed.
Mrs Newstead, October 2019
September 2019
Beautiful place to stay.. Quiet and away from it all. Steve friendly, unobtrusive host. All the amenities you could need. The only minor negative, and it didn’t affect our stay, is that a bit of TLC is due. Would definitely come again.
Mr Khan, September 2019
September 2019
Lovely place..
Mr Jamieson, September 2019
July 2019
The cottage was comfortable in a very peaceful location, the location also made exploring the local area easy Hope to visit again in the near future..
Mr Gregson, July 2019
May 2019
A lovely cottage, welcoming hosts and a safe garden for our dogs.. This was our second visit and we loved it. Thank you
Mrs Scott, May 2019
May 2019
We had a lovely stay at mallard cottage all we could ask for we would go again thanks Lorraine and rob
Mrs Bailey
March 2019
Nice quiet cosy cottage..
Mrs Whitley, May 2019
March 2019
Ideal base for watching the Severn bore and visiting the Forest of Dean..
Mr Pallatina
February 2019
Crockery & cutlery tins & saucepans where dirty we had to wash them before we .... Crockery & cutlery tins & saucepans where dirty we had to wash them before we used them, skirting boards where dusty,but we really enjoyed it and would certainly go again
Mrs Grant
December 2018
Mallard was a perfect little cottage for two people & their dogs.. The location was great and easy to find, access to the cottage was very accessable. The surrounding area was very scenic and you could get to towns and villiages very easy, Local pubs were very dog friendly and the local residents also very friendly and chatty. The owner of Mallard Steve was a lovely man and so helpful, he provided us with all the logs etc; for the wood burner without charge and altough we did not need the wood burner every day it did create a cosy atmosphere. We stayed at Mallard over the Christmas period, including Christmas Day and it was brilliant, the owner even supplied a little Christmas tree. I would reccomend this cottage to anyone. The only slight improvement I would make is to provide more kitchen items like a chopping board and more utilities.
Miss Hogan
November 2018
Beautiful little place to stay.. Really helpful owner. Peace and quiet!
Mrs Zealey
October 2018
A lovely, snug little cottage but just needs a few more finishing touches as well as a few extras in the kitchen.. Well located and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. Newnham is a lovely village and is a very short walk away
Mrs Evers
October 2018
Perfect cottage for 2 people and a dog, very comfortable with everything you could need for a relaxing stay.. The setting is beautiful and quiet but is close to local amenities and lots of nice places to eat.
Mr Taylor-jones
September 2018
Beautiful barn conversion.. Ideal size for two people. Everything we needed was there. Pub was 10 mins walk away (albeit up a steep slope through the cemetery).
Ms Harper
July 2018
Second time we booked this cottage, as we loved it so much last time, and there were still many things we hadn't done.. Steve and Sonia very friendly and helpful, but we didn't need to disturb them much as everything was fine. Peaceful cottage, with lots of birds and wildlife, and easy access to the river Severn. Steve happy to let us wander around his land. Great position for visiting all sorts of attractions and countryside, both in England and Wales. Cream teas on the Dean Forest Railway are a must!
Mrs Snape
June 2018
Lovely cottage, comfortable and clean.. Garden especially appreciated for our dog. Peaceful surroundings and not overlooked anywhere.
Mr Clemson
March 2018
Received a warm welcome from owner Steven.. Mallard stands on its own in a field without close neighbours, so is a very peaceful and relaxing place to say. The cottage is very well appointed everything is to a high standard and works well. The Wi-Fi didn't fail once all week. The log burner makes it nice and cosy with more free wood then you can use. Very dog friendly told us to let our dog run free. Just needs a hot tub private patio is ideal for one.
Mrs Huntingford Ledger
February 2018
A lovely cosy cottage with superb view of the fields and wonderful wood burner.. A few quirks but these only made it more enjoyable! We hope to return.
Lisa N
January 2018
Stayed at Mallard, it was beautiful, quiet location and lovely views. Loved waking up to the sheep every day Stayed here with my husband, dog and 5 month old baby. Was perfect break for my 30th My husband really enjoyed the log burner
Lisa N
January 2018
When we arrived at the given time the Hoover had been left by the sofa and it was obvious that the cleaner had been disturbed during cleaning.. We tidied up and finished the job and put the cleaner away. To add to this the toilet was dirty and no cleaning materials to use. All in all it was quite bad. I didn't make a fuss at the time as I was already quite stressed and exhausted and was there to relax. My husband is a keen cook and to keep our costs down we are more than happy to cater for ourselves, that's why we like using cottages. Therefore I was also disappointed as to the condition of the oven. The switch was broken and it was temperamental, sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't. I totally understand that this wasnt one of your finer properties but expected this to be better. On a positive note the log burner was very good and the owner was generous with the log supply. However I won't be returning to Mallards.
Roy F
November 2017
This is the second time we have stayed at the Mallard. Perfect for couples, with or without a dog. Very clean and tidy. A warm welcome from Steve the owner, always there if you need him. Cosy and romantic cottage, and love the woodburner! We will be coming back again and again Plenty to see and do,
Mr Jeatt
October 2017
Everything is perfect at the Mallard we will be coming back! It is so cosy, perfect for dogs. Lots of wildlife to see. Lovely walks near by.
Mrs Limb
September 2017
Lovely home from home.. Great location for visiting the whole area. The owners are really nice and welcoming . Great for our dogs to welcomed too.
Mrs Castle
August 2017
Excellent holiday cottage.. . We loved it..!!! It had absolutely everything that we needed and location was perfect.. We re-booked within 3 days of arriving..!!! :-) x x
Mrs Scott
June 2017
Lovely cottage nice area had a great time only problem bedroom very hot due to good weather! !
Mrs Scott, June 2017
March 2017
Friendly owner .... Friendly owner Helpful and welcoming Brilliant place with our two dogs I would highly recommend this cottage Thanks for a brilliant week
Mr Faulkner, March 2017
February 2017
Great place to stay lots of wildlife on the doorstep ducks swans and a heron all seen on the ponds in the garden.. The owner was very friendly and helpful.
Mr Flowerdew, February 2017
November 2016
We have stayed at this property before and it is such a perfect getaway for two so we had to come back.. It's a really cute, comfortable and cosy cottage and close to countryside and towns to suit everyone's needs. We will definitely be back again.
Miss Roberts, November 2016
September 2016
Excellent cottage in an ideal location.. The cottage was very well appointed and clean, it was both comfortable and warm and really cosy to settle down in at night, the bedroom was light and airy and the bed I found very comfortable . The owners were pleasant and helpful but did not intrude on your break. We are already planning next years visit to this cottage . A1 rated
Mrs Smith, September 2016
August 2016
Excellent. The facilities and the accommodation were excellent and we were made very welcome by the owner.. The cottage provided us with a home from home experience, just what we wanted, whilst the area provided us with lovely walks for our dogs. The location was ideal for visiting the numerous towns and villages nearby. A truly memorable holiday.
Claire B
July 2016
I stayed at Mallard with my partner and dog in May 2015. We absolutely loved everything about it! The views around the property, the wildlife on the pond and the swan family with their 8 babies! The tidy enclosed garden, the comfy patio furniture, the French doors and open aspect of the downstairs living area. The property is very bright, cosy and comfortable and provides a perfect base to explore the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Wales! We loved it so much we rebooked the day after we returned and I'm counting the days down before we go back at the end of August 2016!!
Ms Clark, August 2016
July 2016
Such a lovely place to stay, the setting is beautiful and there is so much to do close-by.. The cottage overlooked a pond and we often saw herons - just fantastic, we would recommend it to anyone.
Mrs Little
June 2016
It was peaceful with wildlife from the garden and overlooking a pond with heron, ducks and a pheasant etc. It was relaxing after lovely walks and central for exploring the area. This is one excellent cottage and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. One to definitely revisit.
Mr Beadle
June 2016
Such a lovely place to stay, the setting is beautiful and there is so much to do close-by. The cottage overlooked a pond and we often saw herons - just fantastic, we would recommend it to anyone.
Mr Beadle, June 2016
June 2016
It was peaceful with wildlife from the garden and overlooking a pond with heron, ducks and a pheasant etc.. It was relaxing after lovely walks and central for exploring the area. This is one excellent cottage and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. One to definitely revisit.
Mr Hartley-Morris
May 2016
Mallard is a great place, lots of wildlife, great owner.
Mrs Little, June 2016
May 2016
Mallard is a great place, lots of wildlife, great owner..
Mr Date
April 2016
Loved the secure garden from the French doors, it was perfect to keep an eye on the dog. The vista from cottage was beautiful and we had a wonderful time in the surrounding forests with help from the dog walking guide in the cottage. The local pub and people were so friendly and accommodating. We will be back for sure.
Mr Hartley-Morris, May 2016
April 2016
Loved the secure garden from the French doors, it was perfect to keep an eye on the dog.. The vista from cottage was beautiful and we had a wonderful time in the surrounding forests with help from the dog walking guide in the cottage. The local pub and people were so friendly and accommodating. We will be back for sure.
Mr Flockhart
March 2016
A cosy cottage just perfect for a romantic break. Quiet but not to far to explore the Forest of Dean, Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Evesham and many other places. We would definitely would like to return. A big thank you to the owners
Lynnette F
March 2016
This cottage is set in lovely surroundings. We took our dog and there were so many woodland walks to explore. We sat in the cottage and looked out to a pond and fields (heaven). Geese, swans, Bluetits, ducks and so much more wildlife. We felt so relaxed after a week at this cottage. Would recommend to anyone
Mr Date, April 2016
March 2016
A cosy cottage just perfect for a romantic break.. Quiet but not to far to explore the Forest of Dean, Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Evesham and many other places. We would definitely would like to return. A big thank you to the owners
Mrs Nicols
January 2016
The cottage was perfectly sized for us and our puppy. Everything was in great condition and we had absolutely everything we needed for the week we were there. We were given great help by the owner when needed but they did not intrude - it was just the right amount of communication.
Mrs Stephens
January 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were looking for relaxation and beautiful walks and we found them both. The cottage was so warm and cosy, a pleasure to stay in. Our hosts were great, really welcoming and helpful. We are looking forward to a return visit.
TonKat
January 2016
This place is great. Really cosy and perfect size for two. It was really well designed and laid out so that it felt cosy but never felt that we were lacking space. Nice decor and furnishings and well finished. Everything we needed was there and the owner was very friendly and helpful, providing additional logs and kindling on request. Brilliant base point location for walks in the Forest of Dean and close to Gloucester / Cheltenham / Ross if you prefer the town shopping experience. The dog loved sitting in the garden and watching the geese and sheep. This location is idyllic. We strongly recommend this as a getaway for two and will definitely return.
Mr Flockhart, March 2016
January 2016
The cottage was perfectly sized for us and our puppy.. Everything was in great condition and we had absolutely everything we needed for the week we were there. We were given great help by the owner when needed but they did not intrude - it was just the right amount of communication.
Mrs Scott
December 2015
The location of the cottage is perfect for a relaxing break and lots of walks. When sat in the garden it's so peaceful. Having the resident swans visit your garden every day was lovely and the enclosed garden is perfect for your dog. The cottage itself has everything you need and it's a real home from home retreat. We will be back!
Mrs Nicols, January 2016
December 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.. We were looking for relaxation and beautiful walks and we found them both. The cottage was so warm and cosy, a pleasure to stay in. Our hosts were great, really welcoming and helpful. We are looking forward to a return visit.
Mrs Stephens, December 2015
December 2015
The location of the cottage is perfect for a relaxing break and lots of walks.. When sat in the garden it's so peaceful. Having the resident swans visit your garden every day was lovely and the enclosed garden is perfect for your dog. The cottage itself has everything you need and it's a real home from home retreat. We will be back!
Mrs Goodman
November 2015
The enclosed garden was excellent because we took our pet dog. There is a wonderful view from the cottage and lovely walks locally and a few minutes by car. The owners made sure that the cottage is very cosy and comfortable and left plenty of logs for the wood burning fire. We will book another stay next year.
Mrs Scott, December 2015
October 2015
The enclosed garden was excellent because we took our pet dog.. There is a wonderful view from the cottage and lovely walks locally and a few minutes by car. The owners made sure that the cottage is very cosy and comfortable and left plenty of logs for the wood burning fire. We will book another stay next year.
Miss Morris
September 2015
A stunning place with welcoming people, would recommend to family friends and would go back myself.
Martin J
September 2015
This place is fantastic. It is small but perfectly formed, and despite its cosiness, it lacks nothing. It is surrounded by beautiful fields which are home to swans and sheep.. both of which come right up to your fence to say hello. The owner is the ideal blend of always being available, but never in the way. We will certainly be back, and certainly recommending to friends.
Mrs Goodman, October 2015
September 2015
A stunning place with welcoming people, would recommend to family & friends and would go back myself..
Gena N
June 2015
We stayed at this property last week and cannot wait to go back again. Do not be fooled by the exterior view as it is quite spacious inside.
Miss Morris, August 2015
June 2015
A cosy, clean, well maintained cottage in peaceful surroundings.. It was well located for access to the Forest of Dean and other tourist attractions. Had friendly hosts.
Mr Kirkup
May 2015
A cosy, clean, well maintained cottage in peaceful surroundings. It was well located for access to the Forest of Dean and other tourist attractions. Had friendly hosts.
Mr Lee
March 2015
Very nice cottage in a fantastic setting. You could get to the Forest of Dean directly from the doorstep. The River Severn is within walking distance and you can see the Severn Bore. There are plenty of places of interest within easy driving distance. An ideal location in a beautiful part of the country. The owner is very friendly and keen for you to enjoy yourself.
Mrs Laws
March 2015
Mallard is a cosy, relaxing property with an amazing view over fields and a duck pond that makes you feel you are truly in the countryside and 'getting away from it all'. The wood burning stove is a real plus that added to our experience. We enjoyed being able to go for beautiful walks in the Forest of Dean but come back to enjoy relaxing in pleasant accommodation.
Mr Kirkup, May 2015
March 2015
Very nice cottage in a fantastic setting.. You could get to the Forest of Dean directly from the doorstep. The River Severn is within walking distance and you can see the Severn Bore. There are plenty of places of interest within easy driving distance. An ideal location in a beautiful part of the country. The owner is very friendly and keen for you to enjoy yourself.
Ms Sparks
February 2015
Loved this holiday accommodation. The views were beautiful and seeing the Severn Bore was amazing. The lounge was very spacious and seeing the stars from in bed was lovely. An ideal garden for our dog and we braved the cold to sit out a few times.
Mr Hill
February 2015
The location was perfect for both the forest and also for getting into the local towns. Our evening's were spent cosy and warm in front of the log burner. Will hopefully manage to get back in the warmer months.
Mr Lee, March 2015
February 2015
Mallard is a cosy, relaxing property with an amazing view over fields and a duck pond that makes you feel you are truly in the countryside and 'getting away from it all'.. The wood burning stove is a real plus that added to our experience. We enjoyed being able to go for beautiful walks in the Forest of Dean but come back to enjoy relaxing in pleasant accommodation.
Mrs Laws, February 2015
February 2015
Loved this holiday accommodation.. The views were beautiful and seeing the Severn Bore was amazing. The lounge was very spacious and seeing the stars from in bed was lovely. An ideal garden for our dog and we braved the cold to sit out a few times.
Ms Hooley
January 2015
A beautiful cosy little cottage, very relaxing and warm. Lovely surrounds, especially the duck pond and the wildlife around it. Couldn't fault it and we didn't want to leave!
Miss Langford
January 2015
Cottage was beautiful, cosy and in gorgeous surroundings. The location was great for lovely towns villages as well as walking the countryside.
Sparks, February 2015
January 2015
The location was perfect for both the forest and also for getting into the local towns.. Our evening's were spent cosy and warm in front of the log burner. Will hopefully manage to get back in the warmer months.
Mr Hill, January 2015
January 2015
A beautiful cosy little cottage, very relaxing and warm.. Lovely surrounds, especially the duck pond and the wildlife around it. Couldn't fault it and we didn't want to leave!
Ms Hooley, January 2015
December 2014
Cottage was beautiful, cosy and in gorgeous surroundings.. The location was great for lovely towns & villages as well as walking the countryside.
Mr Myers
October 2014
The location both geographically and physically. A very light airy property and well suited to having a pet with us. Generally very comfortable and also warm when the temperature dropped.
Mr Bright
October 2014
Very clean and comfortable with plenty of space. An ideal location overlooking fields and pond.
Miss Langford, December 2014
October 2014
Very clean and comfortable with plenty of space.. An ideal location overlooking fields and pond.
Mr Bright, October 2014
October 2014
The location both geographically and physically.. A very light airy property and well suited to having a pet with us. Generally very comfortable and also warm when the temperature dropped.
happytraveller045
July 2014
I am very happy to say this property was exactly as described both verbally and photographically by the rental company. The cottage is situated a little way up a lane to the side of the owners home and another cottage they also rent out so you are literally in the middle of all the open greenery and truly away from it all and everyone, but still just minutes away from the not too busy main road. The actual location of the area where it is also very good for visiting other places of interest within a 10-15 mile radius. The furthest we travelled one day was to Cardiff which is a distance of approximately 40 miles. The decor, furniture and fittings were all excellent, clean and in good order. Despite the cottage being for just two people there was a three seater sofa with a separate matching chair which gave a variety of seating/lounging opportunities. It was a very pleasant change from the majority of properties which provide either just a two seater sofa or two high backed wing chairs which are not conducive to relaxation at all. There were several lamps dotted about in addition to the bright ceiling lights so you were able to light the lounge in a variety of ways as you would at home. Plug sockets were plentiful which are essential in today's age of technology with the inclusive availability of a superfast and reliable wifi connection. The property is deceptively spacious once inside and although an open layout on the ground floor each area didn't impact on the others. The lounge is thoughtfully laid out to feel as if it was actually a separate room from the dining area and kitchen. The log burning stove was easy to use (yes it was a beautiful week with warm evenings but we had to try it out at least once) and the free supply of quality dried logs ensured it lit easily and burnt steadily. Upstairs there was a bathroom with a wonderful shower over the bath. The temperature remained constant and the water pressure was very good ensuring a decent shower every time. The bath was quite deep and water flow from the taps a little slow so it did take a while to fill the bath. There is a large landing which contained a single wardrobe. The bedroom was a reasonable size with a centrally located king size bed with decent room to get dressed at either side, but the sloping ceiling/roof meant there wasn't room for a wardrobe hence why it was on the landing. I feel there is room to provide a dressing table in addition to the triple chest of drawers but there wasn't one. There was a mirror on the wall above the waist high drawer unit which means you have to stand to dry your hair and put your face on. The windows are in the roof and have good blinds that keep the light out but when it is warm and the windows are open the room is well lit from sunrise ie 5am ish. The owners have thoughtfully provided two cooling fans but its either the noise of the fans versus the early light. For most people this wont be an issue but for me not only do I like a cool, quiet room to sleep in I also like a pitch black one as well. I am looking forward to staying again during the winter months when the warmth wont be an issue, but then this will mean that I wont be able to take advantage of the amazing outdoor space with the comfortable chairs and barbecue set up that is also provided. Outside there is a lawned area as well as the flagged area which is just outside the patio doors and a small shed to store the chairs in when not in use. The whole area is fenced off to ensure you don't receive visits from any stray sheep, not that there were any when we were there, or the resident swans and their babies don't get too near as they liked to come right up to the fence each evening but the mother would hiss to warn you not to get too close! I was glad of that fence then I can tell you. We had such a relaxing time here and were able to visit so many places of interest I cant wait to stay again as there are still so many more places that we would like to see that are only a short distance away from the cottage and also to enjoy the ambience of the building and its surroundings.
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