Period Farmhouse in the heart of the Country
Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This spacious period 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|
|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.
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.
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7 Apr 2014
"Your own private forest retreat"
We stayed here as a family and friends group in March 2014. Jo met us and showed us round on the Saturday giving us all the important information without it feeling intrusive - which was great because… More
So glad your stay was enjoyable we do listen if things are not as you would like, but as you say I did respond quickly as I do intend that everyone enjoys their stay at The Old Farmhouse.
20 Sep 2013
We have stayed in similar countryside locations before and some can be very difficult to find, sat nav throws in the towel and when its dark and isolated it can be a bit of an ordeal. Thankfully this … More
16 Aug 2013
"lovely peaceful house, fun for all"
We arre Six family members who had a wonderful week at the farm house, lots of activities on an evening, pool, darts, books, cd's, swimming & we had some great bbq's. Owner was kind enough t… More
Wish you had told us about the pool we do keep it at 82 degrees if you needed it a little warmer we would have accommodated you.
22 Oct 2012
We found this property by mistake looking for one we stayed in earlier WOW what a great find and a lovely welcome we only stayed 2 nights but we was made to feel very specal the house is warm comfy big very clean the pool is warm and lighing all round and music playing while you swim , The gardens so lovely a paradices for a gardener wish id took my hubby hes a gardener and would of loved it with so much to see I think iv found a little magic hide away and will be back very soon for more
31 May 2012
"Nice but not what we expected"
When we booked this Farmhouse we thought we would be totally on our own however, little did we know until we arrived that the owners lived in a flat above the house.In a way we were dissapointed that we didnt find this out till we arrived but on another hand when we found that the swimming pool was a bit chilly we knew where they lived !!! so we kindly asked them to rise the temperature in the pool, which the owners knidly did for us.We found the owners to be very pleasent, and all in all we had a lovely time.
18 Apr 2012
"Perfect relaxing break"
The owners were very friendly & helpful but not intrusive. The house was immaculate & had everything you could wish for. The location is stunning, I loved sitting out on the patio & all I could hear w… More
5 Jan 2012
"excellent break away in a secluded loacation, enjoyable for anyone and very welcoming owners."
The owners are very welcoming and extremely helpful. Although they are situated on site, you never see them. The property is absolutely stunning in open space with views of fields and forest. Its tasteful with features and an ideal getaway to feel refreshed. The pool is immaculate and kept lovely and warm and the open fire is outstanding! The property has absolutely everything needed for the stay and also includes wifi/internet access, games, books, dvds, as well as the games room. We only left the property to go to the local shops for food as we enjoyed the farmhouse so so much. The shops are only five minutes drive which gives you chance to see the beautiful views on the way. We loved every minute of our stay, at the beginning it was just me and my wife as our honeymoon and then we invited our younger children to join us. This property is ideal for a couples retreat or a family holiday. Our holiday was that good we booked an extra night whilst there and a weekend break in february and again for a week in July!!!! What i liked least about this property...... I had to go home as my holiday ran out!!!!!! The photo's of this property really do not do this property any justice, you really need to be there to appreciate the property.
22 Aug 2011
"Fantastic holiday for families with older children."
We received a warm welcome from the owners and they were always on hand to answer any questions but otherwise we did not know they were there. The accommodation is large enough for each family member to have their own space, important I feel with teenage children. The swimming pool and games room was well used by all of us but particularly our eldest whose darts skills improved greatly during our stay. My husband and I enjoyed being able to sit outside enjoying the view in peace and quiet. All in all we had a relaxing holiday with plenty to keep us all amused.
24 Jul 2011
"Perfect private pool in a lovely relaxing location."
We really enjoyed our stay with Lucy our teenage autistic daughter, we loved the privacy and Lucy and I enjoyed cooking together in the kitchen. Dad enjoyed his beer on the patio. The owners were helpful and discreet. The bedrooms were very comfortable, Lucy did struggle a bit with the open tread stairs. We would definitely go again and we loved the area with several visits in just a short distance.
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