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"A lovely location and a really comfortable cottage"
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Voted "Better than Butlins" by 2 young guests in 2017!  Explore the garden, climb trees, help with the ducks, play in the brook... enjoy being a child
"...cannot think of a better way to have spent our 10yr anniversary together!"
"Cottage is spotlessly clean with every home comfort"
"...comfy bed and beautiful surroundings"
"...after a hard days biking the bath was great to lie flat in under the bubbles"
"...fresh hen & duck eggs and the vegetables and fruit - delicious"


                 The Apple Store 

        Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

A warm welcome and comfortable, basic, rustic accommodation with original period features awaits.

      Summer 2022 availability now!

             Ideal for walking, cycling holidays.
                       One dog stays FREE!

           2 nights from £185 for 2

       Booking Now for Summer 2022
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       The Apple Store

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         ***Shortbreaks, Weekends available***

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The Simple Life!

 Left on Feb 21, 2019 for a stay in Feb 2019
My daughter and I spent a magical 2-nights in the Gypsy Rose caravan living the simple life. We played with the gentle, friendly resident dog, fed the ducks, scoured the river for treasure and sat around the fire toasting marshmallows. The caravan was surprisingly roomy and comfortable and instantly became a home from home. Mary was a lovely thoughtful host, providing delicious bread and pastries as well as plenty of fascinating information about the local area and some much needed fire reviving assistance! We will definitely be back later in the year to experience gypsy life in the sunshine too!
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See calendar on our Availability page for      midweek & last minute holidays

Phone: 07522 463679


The Apple Store offers cosy, comfortable accommodation at an affordable price.

Nestling in a wooded valley on the edge of the Forest of Dean,

The Apple Store is a secret hideaway place to stay, a haven for walkers, wildlife-lovers and those seeking a taste of the good life.

  • Away from the road yet easily accessible, The Apple Store is a great base for exploring the Forest of Dean/Severn estuary and Wye Valley with the Forest on the doorstep.
  • The Apple Store is the ground floor of Maytree Cottage, a one-bedroom apartment with parking directly outside and a tarmac terrace and small private garden overlooking the orchard below.
  • NO CHARGE for 1 DOG in The Apple Store`   
  • In Summer, pick your own fruit and veg from our kitchen garden, enjoy a BBQ or Pizza on the patio or picnic by the brook, or simply chill... our south-facing garden enjoys plenty of sunshine from dawn to dusk.
  • In Autumn, stroll through the woods to gather chestnuts, blackberries, mushrooms and sweet hedgerow fruits - the Forest is on the doorstep! Or just take a walk around the garden for walnuts, figs, and apples.
  • No meter to feed! All electric included in the price. In The Apple Store the Aga ensures you'll always come "home" to a warm farmhouse kitchen.
  • WiFi, TV/DVD, DAB radio included
  • Double bedroom, double sofa-bed. Travel cot available.
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over.
  • Ideal for walkers, cyclists and anyone who enjoys being out and about in the English countryside, there's direct access to the Forest via footpaths and quiet single-track lanes.  Well-behaved dogs are welcome and have the run of our paddock for that early morning/late night comfort break. Other pets by arrangement. 
  • Rural but not remote, the village of Blakeney offers a Post Office, fish & chip shop,  doctors surgery & pharmacy and church, all within easy walking distance.  Lydney, a small town with supermarkets, petrol and garages, a range of small independent shops and a mainline railway station is 4 miles away. Buses between Lydney and Gloucester pass through the village, stopping about 5 minutes walk from The Apple Store at the end of the road.
  • The Apple Store is ideal for 2
  • All on one level, so no worries for guests who find stairs a challenge, and with plenty of space outside for 2 cars and a covered patio for storage of bikes, canoes etc, The Apple Store is great for old and young alike.
  • Your stay will be in part of a Victorian farmhouse in the country with original features e.g. the clawfoot bath. It isn't the Ritz - it is a traditional, working smallholding in a Forest. You might see a spider. Or a fox. Or even a wild boar. You might see a tractor or hear a chainsaw. You are in the country - be prepared.
  • Keeping it Green - 33% of our electricity comes from renewable sources; we use recycled wood for heating, cooking & hot water; we recycle plastics, glass, paper, cardboard, tins etc; we make our own compost from garden & kitchen waste; rainwater is collected for plants and poultry; we buy local.
  • Please do your own recycling. There are council recycling points in Blakeney and behind the supermarkets in Lydney for glass, plastic, cardboard etc.

*Apple Store Prices start at £90 for 1-night stay, including all electric, linen and one dog stays free.


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                     Latest news from The Apple Store

                               The New Normal

Since Covid-19 life has changed for all of us.
We have re-opened (again!) in April 2021 but sadly can no longer offer food, afternoon teas or picnic hampers to our guests.

Your stay here will be on a 100% self-catering basis...gone are the morning breads and croissants, home-made cakes, preserves and jams. Gone are the Afternoon Teas and the Evening Meals...for the moment; we hope that we will be able to resume normal service in the future so watch this space!

Gypsy Rose has not gone, but we're not re-opening the wagon for bookings this year. However, if you want to use the space and the fire-pit by the brook you are more than welcome to do so. 

The Apple Store is thoroughly cleaned, aired and surfaces sanitised before you arrive. We ask guests to depart before 11am and incoming guests to arrive no earlier than 3pm, giving us time to clean and air-dry the apartment.

We don't ask for proof of vaccination or negative test results for our guests; we feel that is your private medical information, and will not be asking for it until the Law requires us to.
We DO ask that, if you are unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19 (or any other infectious ailment) you STAY HOME and seek medical advice!

Disinfectants, sanitisers and sprays are available in The Apple Store so please use them as necessary.

Our local pub, the Cock Inn, Blakeney, is within easy walking distance and offers meals. Lydney still has a good range of take-away food outlets, one of which will deliver, and there are two supermarkets in the town. As far as we know all the usual Forest attractions are open again now, though you may need to book at the local swimming pools. 
Wales starts just down the road at Chepstow and of course, things may be different west of the border! It's worth checking local area restrictions before you come and while you're here.

Finally, we can but hope a proper Normal service will be resumed soon! In the meantime the Forest of Dean is still a beautiful place to explore and enjoy nature in a relatively untouched environment. There's still plenty of space for all of us to walk, run, cycle, ride, climb or canoe, and plenty of wildlife to watch so as ever, DO come to this forgotten corner of England! Leave only footprints, Take only memories.