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The Old Farmhouse

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Blakeney
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
Pets 1
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Description

With walking, cycling, rock climbing, canoeing and fishing nearby, this property is perfect for those looking for a more active holiday.

Spacious accommodation in a lovely rural setting

Situated on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean within a working sheep farm, this detached holiday cottage is ideally located to enjoy and explore all that the surroundings have to offer. Activities in abundance are available in the forest and within the Wye Valley. Idyllic walks, cycling/mountain biking with a marked route in the forest, adventure parks such as Puzzlewood and Go Ape, steam railway and caving at Clearwell Caves are all within easy reach. Visit Symonds Yat and Yat Rock for wonderful scenery and rock climbing, also famous for its nesting Peregrine Falcons. Canoeing and fishing are available along the River Wye. There are many castles to visit and the cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester are within easy driving distance. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room/dining room. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Working FarmWorking Farm
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2016
    Pleasant cottage and an ideal location to the Forest of Dean surrounding attractions.


  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 06/08/2016
    A lovely cottage, but lack of attention to detail did rather mar our stay. We left a list of suggestions for improvements, including better cleaning and provision of missing items. We enjoyed the location and visited a number of easily accessible local beauty spots.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/07/2016
    An excellent property and we enjoyed it very much. The one negative point was that the downstairs bedroom and hallway by the front door smelt of cat's (?) urine. Apart from this all facilities were excellent and we would stay again.


  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/05/2016
    After finding a sticky dining table, we started to notice other places that were not cleaned. Overall the cleanliness was good, but some places were taken for granted and missed. Bedrooms were good as were the bathrooms. As the property sleeps 8, the kitchen only has a small cooker and the oven is way too small. More large pots would be good. We enjoyed our stay, just a few observations.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    Very quaint cottage!


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/04/2016
    The house has lots of character, with beams and a huge inglenook fireplace in the living room. It was ideal for us - a family get-together of 3 generations and 1 dog. It is surrounded by farm buildings, although there are views of the hills, it is quite 'hemmed in'. This didn't bother us and we were there to spend quality time together and explore the area.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/04/2016
    Nice house, good size for groups but could do with a couple of better finishing touches. The location is in the middle for most places to visit. We really enjoyed it and would recommend.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/04/2016
    Lovely, traditional, old farmhouse. Clean, warm and comfortable. Plenty of room for all 7 of us ranging from 2 1/2 to 90 years. Conveniently placed for Forest of Dean. Loved the character of the house, with old bake house still attached and made into a feature. Farmer next door was in the middle of lambing, so was busy, but did not disturb us during night, indeed we would have liked to see more of sheep and lambs.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/02/2016
    We came to the Forest of Dean to do some mountain biking. This cottage was ideal - a 6km cycle along quiet roads to link up with forest trails. The flagstone floors an the kitchen and hallway meant we didn't have to worry about dirty shoes - we could just sweep and dirt out. The utility was useful for storing bikes and washing dirty clothes with a large airing cupboard in the bathroom. The house was cosy and warm when we came home, with plenty of hot water. A good range of cooking utensils, crockery and pots and pans. The owner lives next door and was very helpful. Wifi would have been useful.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/02/2016
    Excellent accommodation and lovely and warm when we arrived. Owner friendly.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2015
    Very nice looking, cosy and comfortable cottage. For a large group of people could do with a dishwasher. Knives weren't sharp at all so really struggled with slicing and cutting vegetables.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2015
    We had a good time


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/07/2015
    We enjoyed all of the cottage. It was all well equipped and the owner very helpful.


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