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Oakwood Cottage

Cannop Valley Nature Reserve in The Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

Oakwood Cottage is a century old four bedroomed cottage set in the Oak woodlands of the Cannop Valley. The Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre and start of the family cycle trail is only 100 meters from the cottage. Cannop Ponds and Beechenhurst Picnic site with Sculpture Trail is only a 15 minute walk from the cottage. The town of Coleford lies 5 miles away with the town of Cinderford 6 miles away, the nearest train staion is Lydney which is 10 miles away. Oakwood Cottage ideally located for exploring the Forest Of Dean, Cotswold’s, Herefordshire & Wales.


The cottage has electric central heating. Electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included in the cost of the rental. Large rear garden with decking area, BBQ and patio furniture. Parking is off road at the back of the cottage.

The accommodation consists of:

Ground Floor

Kitchen with fully fitted units built in oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Ground Floor Shower Room with W.C. and washbasin.

Dining Room seating up to seven people with views looking into the back garden and oak woodlands.

Lounge with colour TV, Forest Stone Fireplace with electric fire (option of open fire on request).

Second Floor

Double Bedroom

Twin Bedroom

Single Bedroom

Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, W.C. and washbasin.

Third Floor

Open Tread Spiral Staircase leading to the attic with double bed and shower room with W.C.


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 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.

Contacting Us

  • Evans Holidays
  • Mrs Helen Evans,
  • Peaked Rocks Cottage,
  • Joys Green,
  • Lydbrook,
  • Gloucestershire GL17 9RF

Tel: 01594 861119

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