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Foxcote and Glen Cottages at Newcourt Farm - Foxcote at Newcourt Farm

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Marstow, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
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Allowing guests to enjoy the amazing scenery from the comfort of the property, Foxcote is full of charm and character.

Extensive countryside views

Part of a working farm specialising in several pedigree breeds of sheep, are these two delightful properties boast a wealth of period detail in exposed beams and stone walls. The 16th century listed cottage on three floors (ref W4023), has a ground floor bedroom and shower room with wheelchair access and extensive views from the principal rooms towards Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean. The old detached barn conversion (ref W40058) has large picture windows that give extensive views over beautiful countryside from the principal rooms which include six bedrooms, a large farm-style kitchen and living room. They are perfect for family get-togethers and anniversary parties with ideal facilities available. There are excellent bird-watching opportunities nearby and other local attractions include canoeing on the River Wye, Goodrich and Monmouth Castles. There is a butterfly zoo and maze within 2 miles, a swimming pool within 4 miles and Go Ape in the Forest of Dean. The market towns of Ross-on-Wye, 5 miles, and Ledbury, 12 miles away, while the historic cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester are 23 miles. The Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds are within easy reach, making it an ideal base for those interested in climbing, walking and touring holidays. Ideal for golfers with a golf course within 5 miles and fishing is available at a nearby lake. The owner can provide stabling for 2 horses. Hot air balloon flights available (at cost). Pub with restaurant is within easy walking access. There is extensive parking available. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, (two 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Gallery with sitting area. Beams throughout.

Oil central heating (£50per week, £30 per short break 1st October-31st March). Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. High chair on request. DVD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    Great location for a family holiday. Beautiful views and peaceful surroundings.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2017
    Excellent location , great weather, but unfortunately the owners , who although very friendly, had never heard of "cleaning ".The accommodation could be top-class but it was clear it had not been cleaned for a long time.We spent two hours cleaning it ourselves upon arrival .We mentioned this but Mrs.Bailey was obviously in denial saying she did not understand our concerns, including dog faeces behind television in lounge.The only plus was the nice clean bedding, at odds with the rest of the standards, &the beds were very comfortable.The windows all round were filthy inside & out and many of the catches were loose or coming away.Overall a great shame because the area is lovely & ideal for visiting many interesting & picturesque locations.

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    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback. The windows were cleaned in side and all have safety locks, which are always checked between guests. The outside windows are cleaned once a month. We take great pride in our properties and have many returning guests on a regular basis. This is an idyllic country property which sadly appears not to have been suitable for this particular family.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 19/06/2017
    Great place for a family getaway the views are incredible. Mr and Mrs Bailey are lovely and the welcome cake was fab.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    Such a lovely homely atmosphere. The whole family relaxed. We've been to posher places, but this took the biscuit for just chilling out together.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/05/2017
    Beautiful location and very homely accommodation. Gill and Michael were brilliant hosts who went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. We will return!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/03/2017
    A lovely family weekend away. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Plenty of room and comfortable for us all, (all twelve of us), including one toddler and also our dog. Well equipped house . We met the friendly owners, who were very busy with lambing, and we got to see the newly born lambs. The more energetic of the group walked to the local pub, (I am told it took them 20 minutes.) Also, a good touring place with many interesting places to visit nearby. We didn't get the best weather - it rained, on and off all weekend. Regardless, we had the best weekend enjoying the companying of our grown up children and their partners, it's an idea cottage for a family gatherings.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2017
    Brilliant place ideal for what we wanted. We came away with 3 other families all with children for New Year great big rooms ideal for the children to play and lovely surroundings. The cottage was very well equipped washing machine, iron, extra fridge freezer and lots of useful things like tea bags, sugar etc had been left out too. I found it to be very clean I had been worried reading reviews previously bit it was absolutely fine. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Floor boards are very creaky but it's an old barn and to be expected. We all loved it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2016
    Lovely property, beautiful location, well equipped. There were 9 adults 2 children, a baby and three dogs and at no time did we feel cramped. The lounge was perfect, seating very comfortable. Skimpy curtains in the master bedroom would have been a problem in the summer but not at Xmas. Some of the furniture looked a bit tired but was still comfortable. Very convenient circular walk for the dogs.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/12/2016
    A great location for a group getaway, plenty of beds, plenty of chairs, big dining table all in a lovely location

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/09/2016
    Good location for large family event. Plenty of space for quoted numbers. Lots of kitchen equipment. Creek floor, but no matter. Attractive rural setting with plenty of parking.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 20/08/2016
    We were one of two families who stayed at Foxcote (totalling 4 adults and 4 children) . The cottage was very spacious and we never felt crowded. There is plenty of living space either in the very large lounge or the seating areas in the hall and landing. The kitchen is also very large, and we enjoyed large family meals together. The design of the house upstairs enabled us to divide in two with each family occupying a different wing of the property. The views from the property to the rear are lovely. We very much appreciated the website reviews of previous visitors . The reviews, despite the counter claims of the owners, were largely accurate, so we knew what to expect. The major downside of the property was its cleanliness. It is a very large property on a farm and consequently needs a lot of hovering and dusting, at least more than was evident from our visit. Everyone has their own standards of cleanliness and it is easy to adapt on holiday, but the removal of cobwebs and dust seems an easy thing to put right, putting occupants immediately at their ease. Similarly, whilst some people like a 'home-from-home' feel; I think we prefer minimalism, drawing comfort from knowing that 'what you see is what you get'. Perhaps we're fussy. It didn't detract too much from our enjoyment. We enjoyed the rural location and very much enjoyed visiting various places of interest in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Our 3 and 5 year olds enjoyed a calm trip down the river by canoe from Symonds Yat East, for example. We visited the local pub once, but it was not good, so tended to eat and drink at the cottage using the Sainsbury's in Ross-on-Wye or the Waitrose/M&S Simply Food in Monmouth. The weather was good during our stay and the children made the most of the small contained garden to the rear of the cottage. Overall, it was a really good holiday. We have no regrets booking this cottage.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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