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The Acorns

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Very Good 4.5/5 

23 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, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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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1 Jul 2013


"Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean"

Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen and cosy living room with log burner. The enclosed patio was great for keeping our dog from going astray, whilst the large garden allowed her to have a good run around and was also great for hosing her down after muddy days in the Forest of Dean. The Forest is easy to get to on foot, so we didn't need to use the car at all during our stay. It excellent marked trails, great for both walking and mountain biking. The local pub is literally 2 minutes walk and a great way to unwind. I would highly recommend this property as a base for visiting the Forest, whether you're biking or walking.

2 Apr 2013


"The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!"

We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but with modern touches like the hot tub (a thumbs up from the whole family!). The welcome pack is a real bonus and lasted for most if our stay. Like previous guests we would too recommend The Dog & Muffler, lovely food and again warm and welcoming. We also recommend The Saracens Head in Symmonds Yat East. We have eaten here before, the food is always lovely and the setting beautiful - both pubs mentioned are also dog-friendly. Mentioning dogs our Labrador has had the holiday of a lifetime playing with the owners dog Murphy! Thank you Sarah and family for an all-round lovely weekend x

3 Jul 2012


"Great Getaway!"

We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all loved the peace and Quite here that is normally afforded by being stuck in the middle of nowhere. This couldn't be further from the truth here. There where so many visitor attractions in the local vicinity, plenty of lovely walks right on your doorstep( the landscape here is beautiful). A lovely local pub that provided great food at reasonable prices( but it's advisable to pre book) within a 5 mins walk. The property itself is very spacious with all facilities provided, everything you need is there.The house had such a cosy feel, it felt like home from home. Great for kids, no need to fill the car up with loads of toys as a small amount are provided, and plenty of outside space for them to run around in. The hosts were brilliant, our daughter loved playing with their son and chasing the chickens, you always knew they were around if you needed them, yet they also allowed us the privacy we wanted to really enjoy the holiday. The Hot Tub was an added bonus. We all really loved this holiday and hope to return again soon.

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      Calendar last updated:29 Jul 2015

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