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hidden gem in the Forest of Dean

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint Briavels - Noxon Pond Cottage

2 bedroom cottage beside picturesque fishing pool

Noxon Pond cottage was transformed with love in 2011 from a ramshackle goat shed to a delightful 2 bedroomed holiday cottage. Set beside its own coarse fishing pond and within a charming garden, it now offers flexible accommodation for up to four people in 2 bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the living room. Extra accommodation is also available in the farmhouse . The cottage is perfect for walkers, cyclists, dog lovers, birdwatchers, families and of course fishermen.

A snapshot: 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 bunk), bathroom with bath and overshower, very well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave. Living room with feature patio doors out to pond flat screen TV, DVD player, library and games box for rainy days. Free Wifi. All linen, towels and heating charges included. Airsourced underfloor heating. Lovely secluded garden with picnic benches and BBQ.

Fishing at Noxon Pond, which is well stocked with wild carp, bream, tench, perch and roach is a popular pastime for our visitors. If you’re a professional, we have a secure lock up for your equipment; if a first time amateur, a spare fishing rod, a net and a book which shares all the secrets of angling… Cottage visitors pay half the normal day rate for fishing. At quiet times, you might be tempted to take out a canoe or our homemade coracle onto the pond. If you’re here in winter and the pond freezes, ask us for some iceskates and discover your inner Torvillle and Dean!

The cottage is beautifully situated at Noxon Farm and on a fine summer’s evening, there is nothing more pleasant than sitting on the patio, watching sheep and cattle graze on the fields across the pond. (You may well see other wildlife around the cottage – deer and wild boar are common and the Forest Big Cat has also allegedly been spotted.) A working dairy and sheep farm until 2001, Noxon retains its beautiful original stone buildings, some of which date back to the 17th century. We believe passionately in sustainability and are delighted that some of our buildings are now being used by local craftspeople – currently including a glassblower, an antique furniture restorer, a tepee maker and 2 potters, all of whom welcome visitors. We are proud that Noxon is a productive small community with a friendly family atmosphere which draws our visitors back again and again.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

caroline harmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Weston Super Mare
Car: recommended

Noxon Pond Cottage is set in the heart of the magical Royal Forest of Dean. Nestling ‘twixt Severn and Wye, the Royal Forest of Dean is one of England's few remaining ancient forests, covering 27,000 acres of woodland. Designated as a National Forest Park in 1938, this Queen of Forests boasts a spectacular range of natural beauty combined with an aura of magic and mystery that has been the inspiration for many great artists and writers including JRR Tolkien, Dennis Potter and JK Rowling – a local girl. It is gorgeous at any time of year – perhaps particularly lovely in spring when bluebells carpet the woodland floor or in autumn when the colours provide a dramatic clothing for this ancient landscape.

The Forest abounds with local heritage and traditions – from the small one man pits of the Freeminers to the free ranging Forest sheep. Although adjoining the world famous Wye Valley with spectacular landmarks such as Tintern Abbey and within very easy reach of the Cotswolds, the Forest retains a spirit which is proudly independent and individual. Woe betide any institution which attempts to curb or take away Foresters hard won rights. The Forest has a strong sense of community which over the centuries has been shaped by ‘incomers’ and foresters are an exceptionally friendly lot – commented on again and again by our visitors. The history of the area is celebrated at the local Dean Heritage Museum). Ancient Scowles (Roman iron mines) abound – film buffs, head to nearby Puzzle Wood which has been used as a set for Narnia, Dr Who and more recently Star Wars. Fans of industrial archeology will be spoilt for choice – the remains of ancient tramways, pits, shafts and wells can be found around every corner. Close as we are to the Welsh border, visitors can also enjoy the grandeur of numerous castles within easy reach – Chepstow, Raglan and Goodrich to name just a few.

The Forest of Dean provides something for everyone. For those interested in the great outdoors, the Forest is a centre for walking, cycling, horseriding, canoeing and diving. Or for the more adventurous, how about a tree top swing at Go Ape or a zip wire across the lake at the National Diving Centre? Both are on our doorstep. Wildlife abounds and the area is a magnet for birdwatchers. You certainly won’t be able to miss the free ranging Forest sheep but look out for deer and wild boar. Yet even though we consider ourselves to be deep in the country where the pace of life is slow, there is plenty to do, with visitor attractions, a thriving and lively local music scene, 2 (yes, 2) fantastic local cinemas, sports facilities, pubs, great restaurants and even the odd club.

Although you could happily spend weeks in the Dean and never feel the need to leave, we are within easy car reach of historic Monmouth (15 minutes), Gloucester (35 minutes), Bristol (40 minutes) and Cardiff (1 hour). With a station 5 miles away in Lydney, why not take a day out by train? Even the seaside isn’t far away – North Somerset and the Gower Peninsula are both day trips.



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Briavels, Forest of Dean district

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
oct half term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late autumn
28 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Stays of 5 and 6 nights are charged at the full weekly rate. Stays of 4 nights are charged at 80% of the weekly rate and 3 nights at 75%

30% is payable on booking, with the balance required 6 weeks in advance of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Briavels in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - bunk bedroom. Cot also available on request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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