Cowshed Cottage Accommodation

Get a glimpse inside Cowshed Cottage and see our idyllic setting in the Forest of Dean for yourself

Cowshed Cottage is a single storey 2 bedroom holiday accommodation that can sleep up to 4 people and also comprises a Lounge, Kitchen, Dining area and Patio.

Both bedrooms feature their own en-suite shower and toilet, making Cowshed Cottage the perfect accommodation for couples or families looking to holiday together. It's the ideal base from which to enjoy the fantastic walking, scenery, natural and human history that the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley have to offer.

Here is a brief outline of our accommodation facilities at Cowshed Cottage, for more detailed information please click here to see our Access Statement.

Cowshed Cottage Self Catering Accommodation - Entrance


We have off-road parking for 2 cars on tarmac surface and secure dry storage available for bikes/canoes/mobility scooters. From the parking area a gently sloping paved path leads to the front door and entrance hall, in turn leading to:

Cowshed Cottage Self Catering Accommodation - Lounge


Furnished with a leather three-piece suite, coffee table, flat screen HD TV, video, DVD player and touch lamps, the lounge at Cowshed Cottage is practical, comfortable and the perfect place to relax.

Cowshed Cottage Self Catering Accommodation - Kitchen


The Kitchen is fitted with all the appliances you would expect - electric hob with extractor hood, combined oven-grill, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge with freezer compartment. Unless you are the next Heston Blumenthal our kitchen is equipped with all the utensils and crockery you could need. A full inventory is available so you know what not to pack!

Cowshed Cottage Self Catering Accommodation - Dining

Dining Area

The comfortable dining area seats four and, via a stable door (ideal for enjoying a cool summer breeze), overlooks the garden and patio.

Cowshed Cottage Self Catering Accommodation - Garden

Patio and outdoor dining area

A stable door leads to the patio and lawned area with ample picnic table seating and a barbeque. Ideal for that early cup of coffee in the morning sun, pre-dinner summer drinks or al fresco dining.

Cowshed Cottage Self Catering Accommodation - Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1

Well appointed with a pine double bed with bedside cabinets, dressing table, wardrobe and fitted carpets. Bedroom 1 also has an en-suite shower room with washbasin, light and shaver point, toilet and disabled handrail, radiator and tiled floor.

Cowshed Cottage Self Catering Accommodation - Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2 is appointed with twin pine beds, bedside cabinet, bedside lamp and clothes rail and fitted carpet. It also includes an en-suite shower room with electric power shower, washbasin, light and shaver point, toilet and radiator and tiled floor.

Prices include central heating, electricity and bed linen.

Towels can be supplied at £5.00 per person.

Sorry but we cannot accommodate pets, except for assistance dogs.

The cottage and its surroundings are strictly non-smoking.

Weekly bookings and flexible short breaks are available.

If you would like to order your food shopping online prior to your arrival I am happy to receive and unpack it for you - Please Contact Us to discuss your requirements.


Cowshed Cottage is a single-storey, two bedroomed holiday cottage which was renovated in 2008. It is situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley – on the border of England and Wales. It forms part of a totally unique listed farmyard development which was restored to English Heritage requirements. Our 180 acre farm has many footpaths which can lead you directly into England or Wales with stunning views and an abundance of wildlife.


The Cowshed is situated approximately one mile away from Coleford, four miles from Monmouth, and seven miles from Lydney.

Taxi services

Coleford and Monmouth have a varied selection of shops/ restaurants/pubs and six supermarkets between them (Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Somerfield, Co-op & Lidl

Arrival and Car Parking

The Cottage has off-road parking for two cars on a tarmaced surface outside the front door. There is a sensored front light which leads you to the entrance via a short gently sloping ramp. If you have extra vehicles or additional requirements please contact us – we are able to provide more parking or secure storage for bikes, canoes, horseboxes, etc.


The front door (30 inches [76cms] wide) leads to a carpeted hallway with doors leading to the lounge and both bedrooms.

Lounge (doorway 31” [79cms] wide)

The fully carpeted lounge has:

Door leading to:

Kitchen/Dining Room: (doorway 31” [79cms] wide)

Floor covered with anti-slip vinyl. The kitchen is fully equipped with all utensils, crockery needed for your stay (a full list is available on request). The dishwasher, washing machine and fridge with freezer compartment are built in under the worktop which is 90 cms. high. There is a four- ring electric hob with extractor hood and raised electric oven. Microwave. The stainless steel sink/drainer has taps which are lever operated. The kitchen window overlooks the enclosed garden and courtyard and a stable door (2” step inside) leads to the garden – one step (10” high). Fire blanket located on wall in kitchen.

The Dining Area

Equipped with a wooden table with 4 matching wooden chairs. Table height 29” (74 cms.) Seat of chair is 18” (46 cms). Ample halogen lighting. Radiator. (Childs high chair available on request at time of booking).

Bedroom 1

Double (4ft 6 ins.) pine bed. Cotton sheets, duvet and pillows with synthetic fibre. Extra blankets available. Two bedside tables with drawers and touch operated reading lights. Pine dressing table, stool and wardrobe. Fully fitted carpet.

Door leading to:

En-suite shower room with tiled walls and floor

Fitted corner shower cubicle with 10” (26 cms.) high step into cubicle. Washbasin with lever taps. Mirror with light and electric shaver point. Toilet with handrail alongside. Radiator. Extractor fan. Window overlooking garden and courtyard.

Boiler room

This houses the central heating boiler which provides pressurised hot water to the shower in Bedroom 1 and powers the central heating system and hot water taps, etc. Ironing board, iron, clothes airing rack and clothes pegs are located here.

Bedroom 2

Twin (3 ft) pine beds. Bedside cabinet with drawers and touch activitated bedside lamp. Clothes hanging rail. Radiator. Fully fitted carpet. Window overlooking fields and door leading to:

En-suite shower room

Walls and floor tiled. Corner shower cubicle with 10” high step to gain access. Electric “sport” shower. Washbasin with lever taps. Mirror with light and electric shaver point. Toilet. Radiator. Extractor fan.

Garden & Patio

A stable door leads from the kitchen (2” step inside/5” step outside) to the small enclosed rear garden. This consists of a lawned area, a patio with picnic bench and solar panel garden lights. Outside sensor operated light.

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