Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This spacious 14th century Old Farmhouse has been tastefully modernized retaining many original features of stonework and exposed beams. The house stands in 4 acres of its own grounds with spectacular views of pastureland and woodland. You can relax in the totally private (not shared) indoor heated swimming pool and enjoy the games area with full size American pool table and darts. Books,DVD's and video's are plentiful in the library in the hall so you will never be bored. The Old Farmhouse is a place to have a peaceful relaxing few days or more. If you have a family bring the children they love it, plenty of space inside and outside including a 12 foot trampoline for the energetic. Family re-unions or any special occasions are wonderful at the Old Farmhouse so I have been told, we have had many of them here and have fond memories of them. The mature gardens are there to enjoy as is the adjoining woodland. One can walk in the woods from the bottom of the garden where one can enjoy the wildlife for free. The Old Farmhouse is an all weather venue with time to relax and do nothing but enjoy your self indoors or outdoors. The Forest of Dean is a place of unique magic which can be enjoyed in all seasons, with 35 square miles of ancient woodland, quaint towns and pretty villages .In the Forest you can have a relaxing time visiting the many places of interest or an action fun packed time doing the many things on offer.
Please go to www.visitforestofdean.co.uk to see the numerous activities available. Within a short distance you can dine out superbly or use one of the many international takeaways or the good old fashioned fish and chips. There are local shops and supermarkets for all your needs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 75 km, Nearest railway: Gloucester 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|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 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The Old Farmhouse is on 3 levels. Ground floor comprising of large entrance hall with cloakroom and a library of books, dvd's, video's and cd's.
From the hall is the entrance to the indoor swimming pool which is for your use only, the size being 35ft x 15ft the area around the pool has a special non slip coir carpet, the pool is enhanced with underwater lighting and surrounded by forest stonework. The raised games area has a full size American pool table, dartboard with darts and a music system with speakers, a door from this area leads to the utility room. From the hall another door leads to the lounge which has leather seating,coffee tables with table lamps, a TV with basic sky, dvd and vhs players also a games table with a volume of board games, the east facing patio door has extensive views of the grounds and woodland, also for your comfort in winter a log burner, all this is enhanced by featured stonework, exposed beams and oak panelling.
On the same floor you have the fully fitted oak kitchen with everything you could possibly need complete with a fitted table to seat 6.
The dining room which is split level the lower level has a dining table and chairs a large display cabinet complete with bone china and silver cutlery for fine dining. The upper level has a door leading back to the hall.
From the lounge via a mahogany open staircase you access the 1st floor which has a large double bedroom with forest views and a full bathroom with a large corner bath & hand held shower, washhand basin, bidet and toilet, even from here you have superb views.
The 2nd floor has a king size bedroom and a twin bedded room all with forest views also a shower room with shower, washhand basin and toilet.
|Further details outdoors|
The Old Farmhouse stands in 4 acres of its own grounds with a private drive there is plenty of safe parking.
The garden consists of 5 lawns on different levels with mature shrubs, plants and trees plus a 3 acre field.
The large lawn on the top area has a 12ft trampoline for anyone with excess energy ( weight limit of 24 stone)
From the house you have access to 2 patios. One from the kitchen which has 2 barbecues gas and charcoal,
outside lighting and patio furniture, with a superb backdrop of pastureland and woodland, ideal for a relaxing meal or just a drink. The other patio is accessed from the swimming pool this also has patio furniture and outside lighting, perfect for the afternoon sunshine.
Whilst children are very welcome we would ask that they be supervised at all times when in the pool and games area
Smoking is not allowed inside the property but there are plenty of outside areas for smoking (ashtrays are provided)
The owners have their own self contained apartment with their own entrance away from the main house & are on site should any problems arise they are only a phone call away. The pool will be maintained during your stay by the owners.
SORRY NO PETS.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
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.
Forest of Dean
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, Mallords 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 of The Old Farmhouse.