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Doward Farm

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Three Castles and Wye Valley Walks entice walkers along their historic paths, The Biblins Bridge is only 1 mile, Goodrich Castle is close by.

With beautiful rural views towards King Arthur’s Cave and King Caracticus’ Fort, this Georgian farmhouse makes an ideal holiday base for walkers. It is only one mile from The Biblins Bridge – with the meandering River Wye below – from where superb views of Seven Sisters Rock are to be admired.
The area offers some of the finest walking and cycling terrain in the country. Within 5 miles the Offa’s Dyke, Three Castles Walk and Wye Valley Walk entice walkers along their historic paths, taking in stunning scenery and ‘black-and-white’ villages en route. Symonds Yat lies close by, a must for outdoor lovers; kayaks and canoes can be hired for a leisurely day upon the river, while those seeking more excitement can try their hand at white water rafting. Other activities to enjoy locally include pot holing, mountain biking, horse riding, ballooning and abseiling, while for those happier to enjoy more tranquil pursuits, this is a great area for bird-watching, fishing and golf.
A 20 minute walk across Biblins Bridge leads into the Forest of Dean, a vast wooded expanse spanning some 27,000 acres; here the quiet observer may be lucky enough to spot one of the resident fallow deer – a reminder of the forest’s origins as a royal hunting ground for Norman kings. Indeed, this is an area steeped in history, where castles and fortifications dot the landscape, mapping out a territory fought over down the ages; nearby Goodrich Castle serves as a prime example. With the Welsh borders and Brecon Beacons to explore in one direction, and the honey-toned Cotswolds in the other, this is a centrally located base for touring this unspoilt region. And after all that fresh air, there are plenty of homely pubs in which to enjoy a hearty meal and sample some of the local ciders in good company. Shop 1 mile.

One step to main entrance. Spacious open-plan living/dining room with open fire. Large well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with open fire and Falcon gas range. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Four double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, two with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with low, sloping ceiling. Bathroom and toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Open fires – logs included
  • Full oil central heating £40per week, £30 per short break. Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Gas Falcon range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • NB: Children must be supervised – farming
    machinery on site

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2016-02-01
    Great location, comfortable accommodation. Enough hot water for everyone! Unusual bathrooms in some rooms, but a lot of character.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2016-01-18
    Doward Farm is a charming and authentic weekend getaway spot. The farm is functional, cosy and the roaring fire was a dream! And the owner, Mark was quite the character. He and his property gave a group of tired journalists and our other halves just what we needed - some fresh air away from the world. The perfect retreat.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-12-07
    Fantastic value for money and full of character. And there's wifi!! So important, please include on the description. A little rough round the edges but this certainly sits in the area of farmhouse charm and definitely not uncomfortable. The house is warm and cosy. Although there are some wonderful old cars on the site there's also a lot of old rust buckets and this certainly taints the scenery somewhat. However we wanted a long weekend bolt hole and didn't leave the house, so perfect for us.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-05
    The cottage is located in a beautiful part of the country with plenty on the doorstep. Unfortunately the cottage is surrounded by what can be best described as a car graveyard, interesting for some a H&S risk / eyesore for others. The property is in desperate need of refurbishment, (dishwasher,cooker, crockery etc have all seen better days) and a good clear out. The best that can be said is that it has character. While it may sleep the 16 as advertised you wont be able to all eat at the same table or sit in the lounge area together to gather round the minature TV (One of our party had a laptop as big as the TV). One good thing - the log burner, though there was £10 fuel surcharge. One point to note if you want access before 5:00pm the owner charges an extra £10 per hour. Having said all of that we did have a great weekend.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-19
    Brilliant house for playing hide and seek. Kitchen is well equipped and there's thoughtfully two each of kettles and fridge freezers. Beds are comfortable and plenty of storage. The house was very clean but as it's an old house with older furnishings some of our family with asthma were often wheezing and sneezing. Bring your ventolins if you need one!

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-24
    Great place for a large family party of all ages. Quirky accommodation and fittings - not everything worked! - but bags of crockery, glasses and cutlery. Bags of room in the house and good sized bedrooms. Location excellent for walks and reasonable walking distance to Symmonds Yat etc. Decent pubs and restaurants within a few minutes drive. Loved all the old cars, but hope they will not just be left there to rot and rust.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-21
    Perfect for our group - plenty of space to get lost in the house and the setting is just beautiful. A little rough around the edges, which meant that I could completely relax without the anxiety of breaking a family heirloom. Cannot thank Marc enough for being the perfect host. Looking forward to next time, Angela

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-31
    A very quirky property in a lovely location. The property was very over furnished and at times it felt like it was more a store for old furniture than a holiday let. As we had a number of young children in our party it would have helped to have had a more honest description of both the property and the "garden" as there were many hazards that were really unsuitable for youngsters. It was not sufficient to describe the property as being on a "working farm" as this was not the case. The surrounding land was more a place to store old cars and equipment which were both hazardous and an eyesore. What a pity as this property has the potential to be a wonderful holiday let in a fabulous part of the country. Ddissapointing co

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-01
    Doward Farm is unque. It has a quirky eclectic style which certainly give you plenty to talk about! It feels as though the family have just stepped out for a while and are allowing you to stay in their home for a few days. It is in an amazing location and there's plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of the world. We held a family reunion at the farm and it absorbed a large party of people comfortably. The catering facilities were good and we were able to sit and relax in and outside the house. The one downside with having a large party there is there is only one shower and, although there are plenty of baths, most people prefer a shower. It would be easy to give the house an extra bit of comfort - Fluffy towels and Egyptian linen perhaps? Other than this the farm is warm, inviting and friendly and we'd stay there again.

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7.5 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo

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