Beautiful UK countryside holidays

Our Setting

Oakgrove self-catering cottage is located in a sparsely populated rural area (OS 162 grid ref 544 026) situated between the villages of Brockweir and St Briavels, each around a mile away. 

It benefits from its position bordering two beautiful areas of the Royal Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and the Wye Valley in Monmouthshire, with their contrasting English and Welsh cultures. 

This undoubtedly offers a unique combination of spectacular scenery - thickly wooded valleys, carpeted with bluebells in Spring and glorious reds and golds in Autumn, and a host of natural wildlife throughout the year.

Beautiful holiday cottage bluebell views

Holiday cottage stag sculpture in the forest of dean

The area provides a haven for quiet recreation, whether on foot, bike or by car. From the comfort of the cottage lounge, looking through the patio windows across the garden surrounded by trees - pheasants, woodpeckers and other woodland birds can be observed as well as, bats, butterflies, rabbits, squirrels, foxes, deer and badgers. The badgers look forward to nightly feeds from our guests!

Sit on the patio with a morning cup of tea or coffee to start the day, or a thirst-quenching glass of something special, enjoying the setting sun, is a perfect way to end the day. Enjoy the bouncing lambs in Spring - see how tame they are and try to feed them! Becoming infamous are the wild boar in the Forest - evidence of their foraging can be seen on many walks and roadways - your mission is to spot them! 

"We most certainly found peace and tranquility at Oakgrove Cottage. The location is superb the cottage is surrounded by trees yet when the sun shines the patio and lawns are bathed in sunshine."

Melvyn R (Jun 2016)

holiday cottage stunning autumn sunset

"I just love it (Oakgrove Holiday Cottage) the peace and quiet, the wildlife (including generations of badgers  local walks (many do-able from the cottage) and interesting  places to visit. I always look forward to arriving and catching up with Gina and Paul, who are very welcoming hosts. It's a very special place!"

Diana, Llanelli (Apr 2019)

Feed the badgers nuts from Oakgrove holiday cottage patio

A beautiful week spent in this rural retreat. The quiet and peace was outstanding.The night time animal watching was a special treat.Gina could not have been more helpful.  

From Trip Advisor (Apr 2019)

The area is blessed with wonderful walks - some directly from the cottage using the network of local footpaths and bridleways including Offa's Dyke, others taking circular tours along river valleys, through woodland, and sometimes passing a pub or two!

Local attractions include ancient castles, abbeys, craft shops, caves, rope adventure courses, museums reflecting our local industrial and cultural heritage of producing charcoal, iron ore and coal, vineyards, steam railway, birds of prey centre, cycle tracks, canoeing, and much more.

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Peaceful spring views at Oakgrove rural retreat 

Winter snow at Oakgrove vacation rental

Access Offas Dyke walk on a winter wonderland holiday

"Peaceful location with unbelievable views and wildlife. Oakgrove cottage is a little gem. The views from the property are amazing and the cottage is ideal for a couple wanting a peaceful getaway. It was lovely to sit on the patio outside the lounge soaking up the sun at the end of the day and we also enjoyed the badgers visits at night, also a pheasant with a liking for granola."

Lynn R (Jul 2018)

"Our 2nd stay at this lovely cottage. Its so peaceful with 
beautiful views and its very private and secluded. Beautiful 
walks locally and in the lovely Brecon Beacons. A week is 
never long enough and we would love to stay again. 
Love watching the birds in the garden and the Badgers 
of course.Its like being in another world and its a place 
that I would love to live as its just perfect in every way."

Harlow (2014)

Oakgrove is within easy reach of Symonds Yat - an internationally famous viewpoint, Tintern Abbey, and Chepstow Castle to name but a few. Further afield but within an hours drive are Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Ross and Hereford - not forgetting the coastal towns of Porthcawl, Southern Down etc., .

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