Oakwood Cottage in the Forest of Dean

Oakwood Cottage

Cannop Valley Nature Reserve in The Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

Oakwood is a 100 year old semi-detached cottage set in the heart of the beautiful woodlands of the Cannop Valley Nature Reserve. The family cycle trail starts 200 meters from the cottage. Beechenhurst Picnic site and Sculpture Trail is a ten minute woodland walk away and the beautiful Cannop Ponds a fifteen minute woodland walk.

The cottage is centrally located with the towns of Coleford 4 miles and Cinderford 5 miles away. Oakwood Cottage is fully central heated with electric storage heaters. The lounge has provision for an open fire on request. Electricity, bed linen and WI-FI are included in the rental of the cottage. The cottage has off road parking. WI –Fi coverage is available throughout.

The cottage has a large garden with a raised decked patio area complete with patio furniture and barbecue. We have a bird feeding station which hosts a large variety of wild birds such as Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, and Finches.

The cottage is 100 yards from the start of the cycle track and the cycle hire centre, there is a storage shed for those who wish to bring their own cycles. The start of the Sculpture Trail and the Beechenhurst picnic area is approximately a 10 minute walk through the woods.

The town of Coleford lies on 3 miles away where the nearest Nearest Supermarkets are situated. Another Forest town, Cinderford is just 4 miles away.


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Ground Floor

Spacious fully fitted Kitchen with built in oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave oven.

Shower room with enclosed shower, W.C. and washbasin.

Dining Room with a large table seating up to eight people, with views over the decked patio, garden and woodland.

Lounge with satellite television, DVD player and payphone, with woodland views. The fireplace has an electric fire but can be opened up on request for an open fire.

Second Floor

Three bedrooms comprising of:

One double bedroom: Double bed, wardrobe with views of the back garden and woodlands.

Twin bedroom: Twin beds, dressing table, wardrobe with woodland view.

Single bedroom: Single bed, wardrobe and woodland view.

Bathroom: With bath, overhead shower, W.C and washbasin.

Third Floor

An open tread spiral staircase leads to the attic room with a double bed, wardrobe with en-suite shower room with enclosed shower, W.C. and washbasin.


Oakwood Cottage is situated in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cannop Valley Nature Reserve, an area rich in woodlands and wildlife.

The Forest of Dean is well worth a visit at any time of year with each season offering their own special quality.

Surrounding Area

The Forest of Dean consists of 42 sq miles of ancient woodlands nestled between the rivers of the Severn and Wye. The River Wye meanders through the beautiful Wye Valley and is excellent for Canoeing and fishing. The river Severn is famous for the Severn Bore a spectacular natural phenomena, it is a surge wave which can be seen in the River Severn estuary where the tidal range is the second highest in the world. The River Severn Bore times can be found on www.severn-bore.co.uk.

The Cycle trail is 200 meters from Oakwood Cottage and offers eleven miles of former railway tracks running through the Forest. For more experienced rider there are downhill trails. Cycles can be hired from the Pedalabikeaway Centre which is only 250 meters away from the cottage.

The beautiful Symonds Yat Rock with spectacular views over the Wye Valley The view from Symonds Yat Rock looking north over the River Wye and beyond to the Welsh Mountains Speech House Lake Deer roaming wild near Oakwood Cottage The Scenic Beauty of the Forest of Dean Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean

The Beechenhurst Picnic Site is a ten minute woodland walk away from Oakwood Cottage; it is the start of the Sculpture Trail with Sculptures made by local artist placed on a 3.5 mile woodland trail. The site has barbecues a play area, climbing tower, cafe and toilets.

The beautiful Cannop Ponds are a fifteen minute walk away from the cottage; the ponds are set in a woodland valley and host a variety of wildlife.

The Dean Forest Railway near Lydney is a must for steam enthusiasts.

Symonds Yat has spectacular views over the Wye Valley and is a haven for ramblers, rock climbers and bird watchers with regular sighting of the Peregrine Falcons and Kites.

There are many local attractions to visit:
Clearwell Caves

Clearwell Caves, created by man mining iron ore and ochre pigments dating back well over 4,500 years.

The Dean Heritage Centre

The Dean Heritage Centre at Soudley recounts the history of The Royal Forest of Dean. Facilities include an adventure playground, nature trails and a cafe.

Access statement available on request

Please note that there is limited public transport available near the cottage.

It is recommended that you bring your own transport to gain the most from your holiday.