A perfect B&B – Cor-Unum

We had a wonderful time at our friends’ wedding yesterday; it was in the Forest of Dean and we stayed in a small bed and breakfast establishment nearby, called Cor-Unum, an intriguing name until you realise it is a well-known and sweet Latin phrase ‘cor unum, via una’ meaning one heart, one way – and was the name of the famous Von Trapp family home when the escaped the Germans.

We were welcomed by a very friendly host, and we had two rooms, both equipped with every thing you could possibly need – including such a simple thing, but such a good idea – fresh milk in a small insulated thermos flask so we could make a ‘proper’ cup of tea or coffee without having to wrestle with those horrible little plastic pots to access some ghastly white goo purporting to be a real dairy product (their words!) The beds were super comfortable, the water hot, the towels fluffy (also bathrobes and slippers) so we had an excellent night’s sleep –  there is a garden with fabulous views, which would have been pleasant to sit out in – except it was raining and also we had to get home!

However, the best bit, was the magnificent breakfast! What an absolute treat – freshly made fruit salad, a separate bowl of strawberries, bio-yoghurt (very yummy – was it also home-made?) cereals etc, then a great cooked breakfast with everything you could imagine, (cooked to order) – I was tempted by kippers, but I defaulted to the fried option; then there was home-made bread, jams (I had peach which was delicious), marmalade, Forest of Dean honey… oh and more which I can’t remember! I noticed in the details, a packed lunch was also on offer – I bet that’s great too!

There were other things which we didn’t have the time to take advantage of, a small library of interesting looking books, an array of leaflets and details of places of local interest, a TV room – and the garden which we didn’t manage to see.

If you are ever in the area, or just interested,  here is the link:


My featured image is from nearby Clearwell Castle where the wedding took place




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