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The Acorns

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

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The Acorns

Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Acorns is situated within the statutory Forest of Dean in Joyford, set within its own grounds of 10 acres, surrounded by farmland and woodland with direct access to the Forest. It is a scenic, tranquil location accessed from a single track no through lane but surprisingly centrally located for exploring the Forest and surrounding areas. There is a very good pub within 5 minutes walk, a shop / Post Office and Chinese takeaway 0.4 miles away and the nearest town with all amenities is Coleford, 2 miles away.

The property is two storey with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The main bedroom is a double and the second bedroom is a family room with a double bed and a bunk bed. Travel cots and high chairs are available. This lay out is ideal for families. The downstairs living space is predominantly open plan comprising a kitchen, dining area and lounge. Outside is a private enclosed patio and a large private garden.

The Acorns provides an ideal base for walking and cycling, with many tracks accessible from the door and a drop off / pick up service offered if required. Other outdoor activities nearby include canoeing, riding, caving, fishing and golf. Local attractions such as Puzzlewood, Perrygrove, Clearwell Caves, Go Ape, Symonds Yat, Dean Heritage Museum to name but a few are all within a 5 mile radius.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 40 km, Nearest railway: Lydney 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The main bedroom has a super-king size bed, there is an en-suite WC / wash basin in this room. This room has stunning far reaching views as far as The Malverns from windows on 3 aspects.

The family room has a double bed and full size bunk beds, a spacious room with plenty of storage space and beautiful views of the forest.

The bathroom has a short cut and sit bath with shower above, WC and wash basin.

There is an airing cupboard upstairs for drying wet clothes and shoes.

The log burner in the lounge is available for use at any time and paper, kindling, wood and coal are provided.

Further details outdoors

The patio area has garden furniture for al fresco dining and a fire pit (fuel provided).

The garden has a BBQ (1 bag of easy light coals provided) and picnic table.

There is a hot tub in the garden - available unless very cold weather - only plastic glasses for use in the hot tub, guests must supply their own towels for outdoor use and children must be supervised whilst using hot tub.

There is an area where bikes / kit or dogs can be washed off.

Locked undercover storage is available for bikes.

2 designated off road parking spaces within 10m of the property.

Further details

A welcome pack containing tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, butter and preserves is standard.

Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement, we expect you to clean up after them and keep them under control - £10 per dog per week.

Up to 2 horses can be accommodated in the summer - £30 per horse per week.

We are not a working farm but resident animals include dogs, horses, fish, chickens, ducks and goats, guests are welcome to feed animals and collect eggs etc. with owners consent.

Guests are welcome to explore the farm but do so at their own risk.

Children must be supervised when not in the areas designated to the let.

The Gloucestershire region

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful areas of England, known and loved by people worldwide. It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with honey-coloured stone walls and buildings, open skies, rolling grasslands, beech woods and captivating villages. An outstanding English landscape - once experienced, never forgotten.

Cheltenham is a fashionable spa town which has retained much of its gracious Regency architecture. An elegant town noted for a first class range of restaurants and shops. There is a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere and always offers an excellent programme of festivals, exhibitions, music and theatre.

Gloucester is a compact city that combines historic architecture with a blend of visitor attractions, festivals, entertainment and shops. Highlights are the magnificent Norman Cathedral (Harry Potter filming location) and Victorian Docklands.


The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is an area of unrivalled beauty, easy to reach from anywhere in the UK. The Forest covers over 110 square kilometres of woodland and lies between the rivers Wye and Severn, it lies in the western part of Gloucestershire, on the borders of Wales and Herefordshire. It offers spectacular landscapes, breathtaking views with a unique character and charm that captivates visitors. Come and master new skills, challenge old skills or just slow the pace and relive forgotten pleasures.

The Forest offers activities and attractions for all ages, some are touched on below, for more information go to

The area is ideal for walkers, explore the Forest from the doorstep using the multitude of forest tracks or walk designated paths such as The Offa's Dyke.

A mountain bikers haven, many designated cycle tracks through the forest can also be reached from the doorstep, guests are welcome to bring bikes or they can be hired locally.

Wildlife enthusiasts may see wild deer and boar in the Forest or even in our grounds. The peregrines often fly over from nearby Symonds Yat. Enjoy the RSPB centre at Nags Head and the lakes at Mallards Pike.

Historical places of interest include, Tintern Abbey, castles at St Bravials, Goodrich, Chepstow, Caldicot and Raglan and the local 'Cathedral of the Forest' at Newland. There are museums at Monmonth, Chepstow and Dean Heritage Centre.

Attractions include Clearwell caves, Dean forest railway, Puzzlewood (Dr Who and Merlin film location), Perrygrove Railway, Symonds Yat.

Outdoor pursuits include Canoeing, Cycling, Fishing, Caving, Go Ape high wire activity, Golf, Horse riding, River cruises.

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Review 1-10 of 16

2 Jan 2015


"Fabulous holiday - as always"

5th visit - returning again Easter 2015. As always Sarah, Ryan and family are so welcoming we almost feel part of the family! This was our first visit over the festive break and the cottage looked go… More

3 Dec 2014


"A wonderful place to stay!"

We had a great stay in The Acorns and will definitely be going back. It's in a perfect location for adventures in the Forest of Dean. The Mountain biking at Cannop Trail centre is fantastic and t… More

12 Nov 2014


"Family Orientated"

We had a wonderful time at the Acorn . The lodging was plain and basic but comfortable and family friendly . There were six of us .Two were chidren . During our stay we had relatives visiting us . Ou… More

1 Nov 2014


"Its alright"

Its okay. Not entirely sure why it gets top ratings here. Yes the cottage was so close to the forest of dean attractions. The communication for booking was great. There are some nice touches like coll… More

Sorry you were disappointed, we don't market the property as 5 star, it was given a 3 / 4 star rating by the tourist board. The reviews on here are just people's opinions?!
The Wifi hub is in the adjacent property but we have tested it with an iPad and you get full signal in the hall and 2 out of 3 bars in the lounge. The signal is not strong enough to be downloading movies but perfectly satisfactory for emails and searching the web. You may have been struggling with the broadband speed which is very slow in this area, presumably due to the proximity to the Forest, this matter is however out of our control.

10 Aug 2014



The stay that we had was amazing, the people were so lovely and welcoming! I even had a chance to go on a fantastic hack in the forest which was beautiful! The 2 year old enjoyed all of the friendly a… More

9 Aug 2014


"Amazing Location, Wonderful people"

The house is located in an amazing location with all the attractions close by and access to the forest itself. Set on a farm my young children loved the animals and my eldest daughter got to ride one … More

30 Jun 2014



I have just had the most relaxing break ever at the cottage. Amazing views on your door step and location. It was so peaceful. Seeing the horses each morning trotting past the gate was fab.. Hot tub w… More

21 Apr 2014


"Perfect Location, Wonderful accommodation"

We had a wonderful week in the Forest of Dean. The accommodation was perfect for us. Our kids enjoyed sharing the bedroom and we loved the log fire. We went everyday in the spa. The location is perfec… More

4 Mar 2014



A really nice place to stay, based on a farm, and well looked after by a lovely young family. The accommodation has everything you need, and the goodies supplied on arrival (especially the fresh eggs)… More

2 Sep 2013



myself, husband, 13 year old daughter and dog, enjoyed a short break at The Acorns, cannot say enough how relaxing and perfect the holiday was, we all came away feeling really refreshed, although you … More

Review 1-10 of 16

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      • 3 Years listed

      90% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:21 May 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

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