“This place exceeded all of our expectations, Mark and Susan were exceptional hosts always ready to answer any questions, Mark always had a good walk in mind if we were stuck for somewhere to go.”
Highly recommend a walk up to the smokery the food on offer is fantastic, also recommend asking Mark for a tour of the dairy, very educational and the calves are adorable. The bed is very comfortable, and for such a compact place you get a shower as well as a bath can't ask for any more. Will be booking again in better weather so we can enjoy sitting out and enjoying the views with a nice bottle of wine.
“Very friendly a lovely welcome pack which was appreciated The cottage was warm wood burner if needed plenty of hot water and heating.”
Great shower. On a cattle farm which we are used to but no noise due to good windows and thickness of walls. Private garden area unfortunately too cold this week to sit and enjoy the view. Very close to forest for walks and bike riding. Park and ride just outside Gloucester 4.80 return for 2 adults. Will hopefully going back if they have any dates left.
“The photos on the net did not do THE CALF SHED justice .”
There where no photos of the bathroom which was really nice .And the rest of the cottage was cosy .warm and spotless the bed was comfortable .We would reccomend this cottage if you are looking for a quiet restful holiday .
“Probably the best online booking service.”
All required information to hand, that is why I keep coming back to Syked
“We had a lovely week on the farm the calf shed was as described and our host ...”
We had a lovely week on the farm the calf shed was as described and our host Mark was a great help thank you Danny and Christine Mclaughlan
“The Calf Barn is a small but well presented building with everything you need for a relaxing break for two.”
It is located on a working farm with all the associated noises and smells to be expected where there are cattle to be cared for. Personally we loved it as it took us back to childhood holidays and even the weather cooperated this year with warm days and gentle winds. There is a lovely pub about a 20 minute walk away across the fields, although the walk is probably best done in daytime. There are lots of places to visit in the area with the Bird of Prey centre being particularly impressive. This was our second holiday in the area after a break of about 8 years and we enjoyed being back without children in tow! The farmer, his wife and staff were very friendly and informative making this a very pleasant week away, we have returned home relaxed and happy.
“Little gifts of food in the fridge was very thoughtful.”
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Our stay at the Calf Shed for being what we hoped it would be and for Mr and Mrs Stephens and their employees being so helpful to us also what beautiful country side.
“Very pleasant and helpful family without being intrusive.”
Accommodation comfortable and very clean. We enjoyed seeing the calves and cows,plus the family dog.
“We arrived, the temperature was 12 degrees.”
The next day was much colder leading to snow - with central heating and a well stocked wood stove we were toasty warm. The cottage is perfect for two people. It was nice to find a few "welcome goodies". We enjoyed being on a working dairy farm and were treated to an interesting tour. Our one disappointment was beyond the owners' control. One of the reasons for choosing the cottage was that it was within walking distance of a pub that served food. The pub was closed for refurbishment. We did the two mile walk to the Severn & Wye Smokery in the next village and had an exceptional meal there. The only evenings it opens are Fri/Sat and Friday was already full. If others wish to eat there booking in advance might be sensible.
“It was a fabulous cottage but it would have been helpful to know that the fridge ...”
It was a fabulous cottage but it would have been helpful to know that the fridge had a freezer compartment as it would have informed my shopping for our holiday
“The Calf Shed is a very comfortable and cozy cottage.”
It has everything you need for a lovely holiday. It has been converted to a high standard, it feels very welcoming as soon as you walk in. We took our 15 month old with us and she thoroughly enjoyed see the animals on the farm. The garden is secure so perfect for little ones to play and see wildlife. The owners are very helpful and lovely people. We shall be booking again very soon.
Good little place. Handy for exploring the area nowhere to far away. Nice touch in the fridge local goodies
“The cottage was very cosy and the owner very friendly.”
Lovely location and very well presented.
“It was just right for the two of us.”
Clean, comfortable, peaceful. Beautiful scenery. Everything well provided for.
“A great find - and it's actually much more modern than it looks in the pictures.”
Friendly hosts, lovely views over the fields towards Westbury-on-Severn, amazing shower and very comfy bed.
“Lovely place to stay”
Came here with my wife for the weekend. Great place. One of the major plus points in this place is the bathroom. Most cottages of this size/price do not have a bath and shower combo like this one. They are both fantastic. The living area is spacious with a fully equipped kitchen so self catering is easy. The couch is comfortable, if a little small, but they provide a comfy single chair also so no complaints about seating. They provide all the wood you'll need for an awesome wood burning stove and have full central heating if you prefer that. The bedroom has a very comfortable oversized double with lovely bedding. Chest of drawers and wardrobe provide ample storage. Whilst we didn't use it (rainy February weekend) there is a private garden area and a larger area shared with the Stone Barn. Would be lovely on summer days/evenings. The cottage is on the end of a working dairy farm. There are associated sounds and smells which are really not bad/disruptive. The windows and doors are excellent and you cannot hear/smell anything should you not wish to. Please know this before you book, it's not fair when people later give bad ratings because a cottage on a farm smelt like a cottage on a farm. In fact, being on the farm is a plus point. It really adds to the character of the place and the culture of the area. The boss also offers a free guided tour of the farm which was excellent, informative and he was very patient with my silly city dweller questions.
“Peaceful and perfect”
Clean, well maintained and well equipped. Just what my husband and I were looking for for our weekend away from everything. Thank you so much!
“LOVELY SHORT BREAK”
We stayed at the calf shed from the 30th Sept for four nights . The barn is a lovely location when you go into the small garden you are surrounded by lovely views and the cow's come up to the fence which is lovely , The barn its self is very clean well presented and the bed is one of the most comfortable bed's I have ever slept in on holiday , the bathroom is just perfect lovely bath and shower. The owner came to see us just after we arrived which was nice has its on a busy working farm ! . We had a nice bottle of wine, biscuits , milk and eggs and a welcome note from the owners also when we arrived . Its a very tranquil location all in all. would highly recommend the calf shed.
Great stay at this property with a very warm welcome from the owners including smoked salmon and organic eggs. The photos do not do it full justice as the bathroom is excellent. Well situated to take in many local attractions.
“The calf shed”
Absolutely amazing. Even better than the pictures. So peaceful and quiet. The place is small but just the right size for 2 on a romantic get away. Bathroom has a large bath and an amazing shower. Bedroom is cozy with built in wardrobe chest of draws and the most comfortable bed ive ever slept in. Lounge/kitchen is so cute and cosy. from the pictures i got the impression it was a bit empty but its perfect. Everything you could need in the kitchen to cook and prepare meals. Fridge has a small freezer compartmet in.sofa is small but comfortable. We spent most our time on it cuddled up in front of the tv (which also has a dvd player) and the amazing log burner which my boyfriend loved (all wood included). The lounge/kitchen opens up on to a small private patio/grass area which we didnt really use because it was cold but would be lovley in the summer. And the view in the morning of the frosty fields was beautiful. The larger barn across from us was occupied but we felt totally on our own. Away from the world... the wifi is good. Being a young couple we are always on our phones and this was an important for our our facebook updates of our get away!!. We arrived early and i dont think they were expecting us to be such a young couple (im 24 but i look 18 lol) but they were lovley, polite and very welcoming. Couldnt have asked for more, will definitely be comming again. We came for new year/first anniversary get away. And i couldnt have asked for a better week away. If ur thinking of booking this... DO IT! Perfect for some peace quiet.
“Beautiful, peaceful retreat - perfect getaway”
We needed to get away last minute and found the Calf Shed on the Sykes website. We were thrilled with what we found and it lived up to the "blurb" we'd read. Welcome pack, lovely area, set on a farm with only the cows to talk to, really off the beaten track. We would love to return at some point. Only issue we had was blocked drains in the bathroom which was swiftly sorted out by the owners when we reported it and we were given two bottles of wine in compensation and a lovely, apologetic note! (We put this issue down to "teething problems" of a newly completed rental accomodation). Quite near a railway line, but that was the only reminder of the busyness of the real world that we found. Lots to do nearby (within walking distance and by car). Fallen in love with this newly discovered area of the country!
Brook Farm Barns
Situated on the outskirts of the village of Adsett, on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean are these two holiday cottages, located on a family-run livestock farm amongst peaceful surroundings. These beautiful cottages have been lovingly created from old farm buildings and each has been individually furnished and decorated, retaining many original features, and offering ideal accommodation to get away from it all and enjoy country living in a beautiful location. Positioned either side of a courtyard, both of these cottages have private outdoor areas, as well as a shared seating area with a communal barbecue area. These two holiday cottages are in a superb holiday location near the Royal Forest of Dean, and are surrounded by many lovely walks and cycle routes, whilst being within walking distance to the village pub, which serves good food and real ale. The village is also home to Westbury Court Garden, a charming 17th century Dutch Water Garden, owned by the National Trust. Enjoy countryside or riverside walks right from the doorstep of these cottages, and the more energetic can try surfing the River Severn's tidal bore or challenge the nearby high wire rope course. The waterfront city of Gloucester, with its Victorian docks, and the riverside towns of the Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, with their timbered Tudor buildings and excellent pubs, shops and restaurants, all offer superb days out. Return to these charming cottages, where you can sit and watch visiting wildlife and farmyard activity, or stroll through the fields and enjoy wild swimming or peaceful picnics beside Westbury Brook.
A lovely, detached, ground floor holiday cottage, boasting a private, south-facing rear garden with lawn and patio and a charming, open plan living area with a warming woodburner.
With the owner's personal touches, this Adsett cottage has been lovingly furnished to offer an ideal base for a romantic break.
Also within walking distance is the village of Westbury-on-Severn, which can be seen across the fields from this delightful cottage.
Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 29560, together they sleep 9.
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
- Electric radiators with woodburner
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, on-site washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Shared lockable bike storage
- Private garden with lawn, patio, furniture and BBQ with views overlooking open countryside, plus shared front courtyard with furniture and BBQ
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile
- Note: Brook 50 yards from property
- Note: As property is on a working livestock farm, there will be some associated sounds and smells
- Note: Check-in time 4pm.
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About the location
Forest of Dean 2 miles; Gloucester 9 miles; Ross-on-Wye 13 miles.
The little hamlet of Adsett is very well situated, just one mile from the village of Westbury-on-Severn offering a Post Office, a traditional pub serving real ale and good food and the National Trust property of Westbury Court Garden, a 17th century Dutch Water Garden. Also close by is the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman Cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films). A little further afield, visit the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, with timbered Tudor houses and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, in the heart of rural Herefordshire. The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore, is a delight for bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and bore surfers alike. This unspoilt area has something to offer at any time of the year.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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