Eggleton Styre is full of character, and is very well placed for easy access to a wide variety of places of interest. The Forest of Dean is virtually on the doorstep, with its lovely woodland walks and well-preserved remains of industrial archaeology (Clearwell Caves are certainly worth a visit), and the rivers Wye and Severn both offer a wide range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Further a field but still easily accessible are Ross-on-Wye to the west, and the cathedral city of Gloucester in the opposite direction, with the Cotswolds beyond. For those wishing to leave the car at home, there are excellent walks in the immediate vicinity of the cottage. The Dick Whittington Farm Park is only a mile away and is a perfect all-weather destination for families.
Eggleton Styre has its own parking, and a very private and sunny patio, enclosable by gates. Guests are also welcome to share use of the orchard and nearby play area, which includes swings, a trampoline, sandpit and small pets' corner. Horse & pony rides are available nearby. There is also a further area for dog-walking adjoining the orchard.
Graded 4 stars by Visit Britain, the cottage has an unusual and very attractive layout over three levels and is very well-appointed, creating a really relaxing and welcoming environment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||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|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
Normally sleeps 5, additional person at £10 per person per week on guest bed
Gas fired "log burner" in sitting room for cosy living.
|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.
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.