Flaxley, Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Cottages
Sharing the same grounds as the The Old Mill - H160, The Old Dairy is a pretty, detached barn conversion, all at ground level. Situated just 30 metres apart, the properties are at right angles to each other and can be rented individually or together for larger parties for up to 10 guests wishing to holiday together.
Inside, the accommodation is really bright and spacious with plenty of oak beams and whitewashed walls. The kitchen and bathrooms are completely up-to-date, providing all the mods cons you could want for a comfortable stay.
Outside, there is a well-stocked lake in the adjacent meadow for fly fishing enthusiasts - arrangements and any payment for this will be made directly with the owners.
Open plan Living Area with sofas, TV, dining table/chairs, double doors out to garden and galley Kitchen Area with fitted units, oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6).
Bedroom Two with twin beds.
Family Bathroom/WC with shower over bath.
Gravel sitting out area with gas barbecue which is set apart from the Old Mill but not secluded from its neighbour. Open plan lawned area. Ample parking on the drive.
Two well behaved pets. Secure bike storage. No smoking. WiFi and Ipod docks. Good gastro pub one mile. Fly fishing on adjacent lake.
The Royal Forest of Dean is perfect for walking and cycling in the ancient woodlands and a number of water-based sports, such as kayaking, are available on the River Wye.
There are also some spectacular views, for example from the famous Symonds Yat Rock, about 15 minutes' drive away. The Forest's mining heritage is celebrated in several visitor attractions including the Clearwell Caves which are well-worth a visit.
The attractive village of Newnham-on-Severn has a post office, pub and store and is close by. Further afield, Regency Cheltenham, the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, as well as much of the Cotswolds, are all within the range of a day's outing.
"We came down for half term week and had a really lovely holiday. OK - so the weather was fine and the family that stayed in the other property were very nice, but the accommodation played a big part too. The Old Diary was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, with TVs in each room and wi-fi access (for teenagers obsessed with such things). The surroundings are idyllic - plenty for fishing enthusiasts (try the little streams on the property for lots of wild brown trout). Owners both helpful and friendly. Wider recommendations - Cinderford for a decent Co-op / Papparitos in Cheltenham for fab food at a ridiculously cheap price / local pub in Blaisdon (25 min walk) is nice (mixed views on food though)."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2016-06-14
"We had a fabulous time in Flaxley. The cottage was first class and the owners were extremely helpful too. The setting is idyllic; we can thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing break. The weather was lovely which always helps; we tried canoeing on the Wye and mountain biking in the Forest; we probably enjoyed Monmouth most of the places we visited. If you are into fishing, as well as the trout lake there are loads of little brown trout in the stream that runs through the property. Highly recommended!"Mr Simon Millions 2016-06-01
"A wonderful place to stay - a home from home. Very comfortable inside, extremely well equipped and clean, and a lot of thought has been put into the layout of the Old Dairy's design. Excellent welcome pack and also towels and sheets provided."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2015-10-03