This attractive cottage has been cleverly converted from a 400 year old cider barn and is brimful of character. Situated on a small working farm between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester, it is ideally located for exploring this increasingly popular area. The Forest of Dean starts just ¼ mile away: Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Wye Valley are a short distance, and Hereford and the Cotswolds an easy day's excursion. The beautiful May Hill National Trust Reserve is just five minutes' walk, providing perfect backdrops for picnic excursions.
Sweet Coppins (the name of a type of a local cider apple) is close to the farmhouse; it has its own small gated/walled patio area at the entrance and visitors are also welcome to share use of the orchard/play area nearby. There is a further area for dog-walking adjoining the orchard and horse & pony rides are available nearby
The cottage is interestingly arranged over four floors and has been converted to a high standard, graded 4 stars by Visit Britain, with all possible needs carefully thought through by its owners including a four poster bed and a whirlpool bath. There is a quality double sofa bed also available for additional visitors. This is a peaceful - and very animal-friendly place, and thoroughly recommended for a relaxed and battery-charging holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 80 km, Nearest railway: Gloucester 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details outdoors|
The Old Farm is spread over 8 acres of gardens, paddocks and woodland.
£50 refundable deposit payable on arrival to cover excess cleaning costs and damage.
Property to be left cleaned on departure.
Towels & bedding included in price.
Sleeps 2 but can accommodate upto 2 extra on sofa bed in lounge for additional cost of £10 per person per week.
Cot also available.
Gloucestershire is without doubt one of our most beautiful counties. The most famous area is the Cotswolds this is adored for the architecture and picturesque villages of honey stone nestling in the valleys. Gloucester the counties capitol is famous for its Norman Cathedral and restored Victorian docks. Nearby is Cheltenham, a spa town renown for its Regency architecture and winner of the Britain in bloom competition. Both Gloucester and Cheltenham have a wealth of shops to suit all tastes.
The Royal Forest of Dean is one of the last remaining ancient forests which is home to an abundance of wildlife, covering 42 square miles of ancient woodland, rolling countryside, quaint towns and pretty villages recently voted one of the seven natural wonders of Britain for its appeal to holiday makers. An area of outstanding scenery it has all year round fresh air for action and adventure, renowned food and drink and encourages you to unwind and relax whilst walking or cycling along the miles of woodland pathways. The attractions of the Forest include Battlefield sports, Cycling,White water rafting,Go ape,Golf, Fishing,Extreme bike and board centre,Clay shooting, Air rifle target shooting, Archery, Canoe and Kayak, Birdwatching, Hiking. Places of interest Clearwell caves, Puzzle wood (Doctor Who and Merlin), Symonds Yat, Mallards pike, Adventure tower Beechenhurst and many more. To find out how many more please go to
www.visitforestofdean.co.uk to find out everything you can do within a short drive.