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Doward Farm

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Whitchurch
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms7
Bathrooms4
Pets 3

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Description

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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Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2016
    As a large group of friends (14 adults) we stayed for a weekend in November and had a wonderful time. We are all walkers and/or birdwatchers, with quite a few keen chefs, so the house was ideal for us.


  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2016
    Whilst Mr Dew was an extremely nice and polite man his cottage left a lot to be desired. The picture of the outside must have been taken donkey's years ago because now there is a dilapidated porch/veranda at the front. Numerous vehicles dotted around an old micro- light just outside the front door and quite unbelievably an old push mower on the front grass which caused us concern because we had a toddler running around and he could have easily hurt himself on the blades!! Whilst very well equipped the kitchen was in a terrible condition. The en-suite room at the top of the house showed a television in the pictures on line. We noticed a sky box in the living room but when I asked Mr Dew how to use it he told me he had no idea!!!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. It is true that the picture of the farm is a bit out of date and new photos will be forwarded. The porch, which was described as dilapidated, is strongly constructed and should give no concern for its safety. I am sorry the clients found the kitchen in a terrible state. On hand over they did sign the book that it was acceptable; any complaints would have been rectified at this stage. Nearly all other clients give the kitchen cleanliness a good rating. The lawn mower, a subject of concern, has been removed although it is difficult to imagine how a 'toddler' can push a lawn mower, particularly one that is a museum piece, and get their fingers in the blades. The Housekeeper normally deals with the TV and Digi box and it is part of the hand over.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/09/2016
    Ideal for what we required for all our family. 14 adults and three young children all able to sit together at meal times. Plenty of plates and everything else. Would certainly recommend.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    We had a lovely time and our large extended family felt very comfortable at Doward Farm. It is in a beautiful area and the farmhouse has a very rustic charm. There are some old cars around the place and whilst some of the more distinctive models added a certain quirk, it did feel like there was a car graveyard around the back of the building. Thankfully that didn't really impact on the feel of the place. The owner was very nice and helpful when we arrived, although I do feel that not being allowed into the property until 5pm on the day of arrival is a bit much, 3pm would seem fairer for the money you are paying. Overall I would recommend this property.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2016
    It was great as a short break we felt relaxed about the dogs and children Very quirky but fun too


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/03/2016
    It was a fabulous place for all our party, no matter what age. The house was stuffed full of quirky objects but so homely and comfortable our family of 12 want us to book it again next year!


  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2016
    Bathrooms and showers in need of upgrading and carpets


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2016
    We loved the farmhouse, it's full of character and it was the perfect place for our family get-together. Everyone was very warm and comfortable during a weekend of shocking weather. My children (age 8 & 6) loved seeing the old cars around the farmhouse and playing in the fields. My only slight complaint is that the fuel allowance should be included in the initial price (I am aware that it was mentioned in the description but some people in our party did not know it was due), this would clarify the cost at the start. Apart from that, we would recommend Doward Farm to anyone.


  • 9

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


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/01/2016
    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, 07/12/2015
    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.


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