FIVE LUXURY 4&5 STAR COTTAGES IN TRANQUIL CIDER ORCHARD FOREST OF DEAN

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Alison Gray

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
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FIVE LUXURY 4&5 STAR COTTAGES IN TRANQUIL CIDER ORCHARD FOREST OF DEAN

Blakeney Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleep 2-4, most en-suite. Beams jacuzzis 4-posters. Pets/kids welcome.

Situated on the edge of the unspoilt Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest remaining natural forest, and the idyllic lower Wye Valley, Oatfield offers the discerning visitor a superior venue. The superbly equipped, award winning cottages have been sympathetically converted from Grade II listed 17th century stone farm buildings to provide some of the most luxurious self catering accommodation in Gloucestershire. All have exposed beams and loads of character, most have wood burners, some have 4-posters and Jacuzzis. Indoor games room with pool table etc, tennis court, croquet lawn/fun putting green, childrens play area.

In a peaceful, relaxing setting but perfect for an active or touring holiday, Oatfield is ideal for a romantic break, walking or family holiday. Explore the Cotswolds and Welsh borders with Bath, Bristol, many castles and hosts of other attractions all within 1 hours drive. Short breaks available (low season). All inclusive prices. Pets & children welcome.

On site activities: We have an all-weather tennis court (proper tennis shoes essential), croquet lawn and kids' putting green, and you can play boules on the lawn. The enclosed children's play area has swings, slides & a climbing frame. For rainy days there is an indoor games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, air hockey, darts, and some children's toys and ride-ons.

There are usually sheep grazing in the orchard, and plenty of bird-watching opportunities with swallows, nuthatches, wrens, woodpeckers, chaffinches and dozens of other birds frequenting the gardens and orchard. If you're lucky you may spot one of the badgers that visit most nights - their run can be seen behind Betony. You can help collect eggs from our hens, feed the ducks and stroke the friendly rabbits and cats.

A public footpath runs alongside the farm, and leads through bluebell woods to the hamlet of Gatcombe, from where the path gives lovely walks along the bank of the Severn in either direction.

Local Pubs and Restaurants: There are many good pubs and restaurants and in particular our local pub, the 'Red Hart at Awre' is one of the Forest's best and is recommended in all the leading pub guides. Good value, imaginative food is served everyday with excellent wines and beers; dogs welcome in garden, children welcome in restaurant. The Cock Inn in Blakeney, 1 mile away, also serves good food and has a large garden for children & dogs.

There is a good range of take-away foods in Lydney nearby (3.5 miles), as well as Tesco, Coop and Somerfield supermarkets. There is a 24hr esco at Chepstow. Blakeney (1 mile) has an excellent open-all-hours local shop that sells just about everything.

Local Activity and attractions.: The Forest of Dean offers unrivalled opportunities for walking, cycling and mountain biking (hire bikes available nearby), horse riding, canoeing on the river Wye, Quad bike racing and paintballing. An excellent leisure complex at Lydney has a pool and gym, there are also many local Golf courses and fishing lakes.

Attractions include a preserved steam railway (Thomas the Tank Engine visits 3 times a year), unique 'one man' coal mines, Clearwell Caves - Roman iron ore mines, river cruises, two vineyards, several museums and an acclaimed Bird of Prey Centre.

For small children there are two excellent soft-play centres, one of which (the Dick Whittington centre at Longhope) also has go-karts and farm animals. For over 10s the 'Go Ape' high wire forest adventure is very popular.

More Details

Details for Celandine 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

This is our 'upside-down' cottage, with the bedrooms on the ground floor and living area upstairs. The main entrance is via stone steps leading up to the hallway, which gives access to the living room and separate kitchen (refurbished Nov 2009). The kitchen has a ceramic hob and electric double oven, fridge and dishwasher. Down the (wide, easily negotiated) stairs are the double and twin bedrooms, and an exit thriough a vestibule containing an extra fridge freezer for Celandine's use. Outside there is an open courtyard area with table and chairs, and good views across the farm fromthe landing at the top of the steps.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Alison Gray

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Five luxury 4&5 star Cottages in tranquil cider orchard Forest of Dean
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Five luxury 4&5 star Cottages in tranquil cider orchard Forest of Dean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4250
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Blakeney Forest of Dean
beaconsfield, bucks
5

Perfect short stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 14, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
Our stay at Oatfield Farm was fantastic, the properties are beautifully prepared and Kate and Alison the perfect hosts.

Our cottage, Betony, was part of the main farmhouse and slept seven. The main bedroom, with bathroom en-suite, boasted a large four-posted bed and was tastefully and elegantly furnished, as was the rest of the cottage.

Our friends, who rented several of the other cottages at the same time as us, were all full of praise for the clean and well furnished properties.

There is a wonderful outside play area for children, with plenty of safe climbing structures, and also a well-appointed games room for those wetter days.

Can't wait to go back for a longer stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Five luxury 4&5 star Cottages in tranquil cider orchard Forest of Dean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4250
+44 01594510372
Blakeney Forest of Dean
5

Excellent all round

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the Country. Farm animals an extra treat. Cottage was cosy clean and had everything we needed.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Five luxury 4&5 star Cottages in tranquil cider orchard Forest of Dean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4250
+44 01594510372
Blakeney Forest of Dean
Cambridge
5

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
I booked all six properties at Oatfield, which was a wonderful country setting for a surprise birthday celebration weekend for my husband.

Alison at Oatfield was a very friendly professional where no request made was too much trouble, she even took in and hid my supermarket delivery from under my husband’s nose.

All of the properties were well furnished and spotlessly clean. My feedback from our guests included – Oatfield was fantastic – Oatfield had everything you needed – Oatfield had something for everyone to do.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Five luxury 4&5 star Cottages in tranquil cider orchard Forest of Dean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4250
+44 01594510372
Blakeney Forest of Dean
Harrow
5

Celendine Oatfield Review

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Oatfield, so much so that we returned within 2 months! Was the perfect peaceful getaway, fully furnished with everything we needed. The local pubs and restaurants recommended to us in the welcome folder didnt disappoint.

We will definitely return in the future!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Five luxury 4&5 star Cottages in tranquil cider orchard Forest of Dean
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Blakeney Forest of Dean
Penzance
5

the big70

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
I rented all 6 cottages for my 70th birthday bash to accommodate all children and grandchildren (22 in all) and couldn't have made a better decision. The properties are delightful, beautifully furnished and comfortable with everything provided and all requests met with efficient pleasure. The facilities for the children is splendid and 7 of them were fully occupied notwithstanding constant rain.Every one of our kids thought it was fantastic. We;ll be back for the big80!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Ferry
63 Miles
Swansea
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Lydney
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M48 J2
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kings Head, Blakeney
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Lydney
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Lydney
Car: necessary

The Forest of Dean, just west of the Cotswolds, is a beautiful corner of Gloucestershire near the Welsh border. Between the Forest and the River Severn, Oatfield is in tranquil countryside but within 15 miles of the bustling towns of Chepstow, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Ross on Wye and Monmouth. Bristol, Bath and Hereford are within easy reach. In & around the Forest area lie the old mining towns of Coleford and Cinderford, numerous castles (eg Goodrich, Chepstow & Caldicot) with stunning views of the River Wye from Symonds Yat, and many attractions such as the Dean Forest Railway & Perrygrove Railway, Clearwell Caves, Hopewell Colliery, the Beechenhurst Sculpture trail, National Bird of Prey Centre, Lydney Park Gardens, Harts Barn & Taurus Craft Centres, and the Dean Heritage Centre. Sporting activities include fishing, cycling, golf, riding, llama trekking, off-roading, canoeing, rope courses, clay pigeons, paintball and of course walking, with acres of unspoilt forest to explore.

Other Activities: Canoeing, archery, clay pigeon, paintball, llama trekking, Go Ape

Golf: Several golf courses nearby, many set in beautiful countryside, including the St Pierre Golf and Country Club at Chepstow (16 miles), Monmouth Golf Club (17 miles), the Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club and Forest Hills Golf Club (both approx 9 miles), Orchard Golf course (13 miles), Gloucester Golf Club (19 miles), and Lydney Golf Club (4 miles).

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Blakeney Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • Campion (sleeps 4 in double and twin room, 1 bathroom) has the same rates.

    Please contact us for any rates not shown: a full price list can be emailed or posted to you.

    Dogs (max 2) welcome by arrangement at £20 per dog. Other pets considered too!
  • Short breaks welcome October-March, usually 3 nights from Fri or 4 nights from Mon.

    Min 7 night stay April-September, but shorter breaks possible last minute. Please call us to check availability.

Amenities

Blakeney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Laundry Soap
  • Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Double ensuite - toilet , shower
    Twin ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , small room
  • The bath is en suite to the twin room, and is shorter than average, but has a shower over it
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bedroom - 1 double , Cot available
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Cot available
  • The double bedroom is compact, with an en suite shower room and vanity unit in the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Tennis Court
  • Patio
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • playground
  • forests
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • library
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • caves
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Two cottages are single storey and particularly suitable for the infirm: Harebell (sleeps 2) is fully wheelchair accessible, and Campion has only 1 step inside. The others have varying numbers of steps; Betony is not suitable for the infirm, having a stone spiral staircase. Welcome baskets are provided on arrival containing bread, butter, jam, milk, eggs, fruit, biscuits and locally produced organic juice. Basics such as condiments, tea, coffee & sugar are provided, so you’ll have enough for a cuppa on arrival and your first breakfast. Prices include all bed linen, towels, heating and power, and a starter supply of logs for the fire where appropriate. All have full central heating, and all except Celandine have a log burning stove.

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