Doward Farm


Property Reference: RJ7
  • Sleeps16
  • Pets 3
  • Bedrooms7
  • Grade3 Star rating

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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

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
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Children must be supervised – farming machinery on site

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Doward Farm was great, with a full house of kids, dogs and the oldies it was a lovely mix of fun and relaxation. we were far enough away from civilisation to feel like we were in our own country retreat but close enough to buy the needed bbq suplies. The pot-bellied pig and classic cars kept the young ones happy and there was enough room to run around and couse havoc with a Frisbees and balls. All together a great family getaway. June 2012.
  2. Doward farm is a lovely property which has ample bedrooms that accommodated us all 12 adults plus 2 babies comfortably. (13th person couldn’t make it) The kitchen is well equipped and has a very large range cooker. There are plenty of bathrooms with shower attachments but no shower cubicles. The directions to the property were accurate, the postcode really does not work on the sat nav! We were given a humourous welcome/induction by the cleaner. Watch out for the black cat which may run into the cottage in the morning, which we did not mind, but if you have someone allergic to cats it may be a problem. Overall a lovely property located within easy reach of the main attractions and the Foest of Dean. Do try the cakes for sale from the lady advertised on the fridge door. May 2012.
  3. The photos make the property look much nicer than it is. Whilst the ’features’, ie, ensuite bathrooms were a talking point (they were situated in the bedrooms with no doors to separate from sleeping area), they weren’t exactly luxurious. We enjoyed because it was big enough for all of our family to go there, and not necessarily because the property was nice. April 2012.
  4. A lovely cosy, rustic cottage with lots of charm and character. Great for a winter get-away and situated in beautiful countryside. My only suggestion would be to remove some of the excess furniture (e.g. in breakfast area) as it is rather crowded with 16 people. Feb 2012.
  5. The property was good size and accommodated a large group well. Lots of bedrooms suitable for mixed groups. Some quirky features around cottage such as lots od wood beams in odd places. Warm and cosy. Lots of cooking equipment and loads of crockery and managed to cook a full Christmas dinner for 15. Lovely roaring log fire. Nov 2011.
  6. Doward Farm is a great spot.We all had a fantastic time, especially the kids who spent endless hours running through the fields chasing sheep. Loads to do around there with cycling tracks, canoeing on the river wye and a great pub up the road, The Cross Keys inn, excellent food. All in all a terrific holiday, look forward to going back. Aug 2011.
  7. We had a lovely time and especially enjoyed getting to know the pig, Charlie. We got very fond of him and the children loved feeding him apples off the trees. July 2011.
  8. A very eclectic mix in the house made it a fascinating place to be. Some interesting bed/bathroom set ups.The location is fabulous for walking climbing or just running carefree through the hilly fields. It’s not the most authentic farm experience with only Charlie the Pig and lots of vintage cars for company but nevertheless the Wye valley and all its treats are easily accessible. The Saracens Head in Symonds Yat made for an expensive but very pleasant adult night out and the tiffin at the tea shop in Symands Yat West is unbeatable. A good extended family holiday. April 2011.
  9. A very interesting property and also had the additional features of sheep and a pot bellied pig called Charly right outside the door. This all helped to make our family get together a really fun time. All the local amenities were close at hand. April 2011.
  10. The house is lovely and spacious and very peaceful. A great place for a large family get-together! Many thanks. March 2011.
  11. Lovely cottage, plenty of room for 13 of us but still felt cosy. Excellent facilities. Had a great weekend! March 2011.
  12. Finding a property to accomodate 5 couples and 5 children is difficult so we were very impressed with the size of the bedrooms and overall accomodation. We even managed to cook a Sunday roast for us all. It is a lovely quiet location with a friendly pig for the kids to feed when we stayed there. March 2011.
  13. Excellent homely farmhouse in a lovely area, lots of walks from the property. March 2011.
  14. The house is lovely and felt like a home from home. Suitable for children as no breakables but decorated very nicely. Also furnished very well and the kitchen had all appliances needed - even a food blender! The beds were very comfortable and the accommodation was clean. The owner is fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Aug 2010.
  15. Typical farmhouse. Very quiet, lovely surroundings, comfortable beds, very well equiped kitchen. Celebrated dads 80th birthday with all the family. The children enjoyed playing hide and seek and feeding the pig. Could not have asked for better for the price paid. April 2010.
  16. Lovely setting, rustic farmhouse with unusual features. Jan 2010.
  17. Great character and beautiful location. Oct 2009.
  18. Beautiful setting and lots of character in accommodation. April 2008.
  19. It was a great location and the owner was really friendly and helpful. Aug 2008.
  20. The owner of Doward Farm was very friendly and offered us lots of guidance for the local area. Sept 2008.
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