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Coachman’s Cottage near St Briavels, Royal Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

A four star cottage for 2 to 5 people, 2 bedrooms.

Proceeds from the letting of Coachman’s Cottage help to support the KIDZART charity.

Coachman's Cottage

Coachman’s Cottage is a charming self-catering holiday home situated in the beautiful Wye Valley, down a long rural drive off the road connecting the hamlet of Mork with the historic village of St. Briavels. It is an annex to The Coach House and forms one side of the paved sunny courtyard.

The cottage has a pine panelled sitting room and dining kitchen. There is an open fire in the sitting room for cosy log fires in the winter months. At the foot of the stairs there is a cloak room with basin and WC. Going up the stairs you enter a very spacious bedroom with three single beds and then proceeding through the Jack and Jill shower room to the double bedroom. From the sitting room a glazed door opens on to the south facing pretty garden.

Facilities include:

  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Automatic Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Electric Stove
  • Wifi
  • Freeview TV
  • Duvets, linen and towels provided
  • Garden Furniture
  • Rotary clothes line is located outside in the garden


The village of St Briavel’s is approximately 1 mile away where there is a small shop, The Pantry, selling basics and a delicatessen range. St Briavels has a village pub, The George, which serves good food and there is also a local produce market on the 1st Saturday of each month. In the centre of the village is a church and a castle which now serves as a Youth Hostel.

The village of Llandogo is approximately 1.5 miles away where there is a village pub, The Sloop Inn, serving good food. Other villages nearby are Tintern, Clearwell and Brockweir. Tintern has a small village shop selling basics and the popular pub, The Anchor.


Pets: One well behaved dog is allowed by arrangement.

Outdoors: There are garden chairs, tables and benches in the garden of the cottage. 

The garden is not suitable for visually impaired or mobility impaired guests, nor is it suitable for unsupervised children.  

Local amenities and places of interest

The Wye Valley is ideal for walking and seeing wildlife. The footpaths nearby include The Wye Valley Walk, Poets Path Walk, Wysis Way and Offa’s Dyke Path which runs the whole length of the Welsh Border and passes close by.

Nearby attractions:

Art Courses: Join in a course in painting and drawing at the Wye Valley Arts Centre in Llandogo which offers one and two day courses in addition to its weekly classes and also supports KIDZART

Castles: Visit the impressive remains of Raglan, Chepstow, Caldicot and Goodrich castles. Slightly further away, but in easy reach for a day trip, are Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont Castle.

Golf Courses: The Rolls of Monmouth, Forest Hills (Coleford) and the International courses at St. Pierre (near Chepstow) and Celtic Manor (Newport).

Race Courses: Chepstow, Hereford and Cheltenham

Shops: There are supermarkets in Monmouth (6 miles) including Waitrose and Marks and Spencer Food. There are Tesco stores in Chepstow (9 miles), Lydney (about 9 miles) and Coleford (4 miles). Many guests arrange for delivery just after their arrival.

• Tintern Abbey
• The Beechenhurst Sculpture Trail
• Clearwell Caves
• Puzzlewood with its pre-Roman opencast iron ore mine and unusual maze
• Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre
• Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre
• Go Ape Forest Adventure Activity Centre
• Severn Estuary
• Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust
• Dean Heritage Centre
• Dean Forest Railway
• Norchard Steam Centre
• Trout Fishing
• Family Cycle Trail
• Camel Trekking
• Fly Fishing at Big Well
• Perrygrove Railway
• Nature in Art

Surrounding Area

Historic towns nearby include Gloucester and Tewkesbury with their impressive cathedrals, Regency Cheltenham, Monmouth and Chepstow.

There is a small museum in Chepstow. All Saints Church in Newland, known as ‘The Cathedral of The Forest’, is worth a visit.

Within easy driving distance are Bath and Somerset across the Severn Estuary and, in the other direction, the beautiful Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Villages in the area include Goodrich overlooked by its impressive castle and the riverside settlements of Symonds Yat, Redbrook, Brockweir, Llandogo and Tintern with its wonderful Abbey. 

The Wye Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in recognition of:

  • Exceptional landscape – dramatic limestone gorge and some of the most outstanding native woodlands to be found in Europe
  • Impressive geology – from Silurian limestones to a plateau of Old Red Sandstone
  • Historic legacies – Iron Age hill forts, Norman Castles, the first Cistercian Abbey in Wales and a pioneering industrial heritage in iron, brass, wire, tinplate and copper works.
  • Wildlife – a quarter of Britain’s population of lesser horseshoe bats, a growing population of Peregrine falcons, goshawks, ravens, rare whitebeam, nightjar and lesser known fish like the shad and twaite.
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Things to do

The stunning landscapes and spectacular scenery have inspired artists and writers such as William Wordsworth, JRR Tolkien, Dennis Potter and JK Rowling as well as the many visitors who return every year.  Use footpaths to explore the woodlands and discover hidden beauty spots or if you prefer more rugged pursuits, there’s a choice of cycling, canoeing, rowing, horse riding, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, off road driving and fishing. There are so many walks from the cottage that you could organize a different one for every day of the week. Walks include forest treks, Offa’s Dyke path which runs close by, The Poets Path Walk and The Wye Valley Walk.

Arrival and Deposit

There is a gravelled car park which can accommodate up to 2 cars for Coachman’s Cottage.

Access: Coachman’s Cottage has 2 doors one of which opens from the living room to the garden and carpark and the back door to the kitchen opens directly to the courtyard. The kitchen and sitting room are on the ground floor. The ground floor cloakroom is up one step from the living room. The bathroom and 2 bedrooms are up one flight of stairs at first floor level.

Deposit: At time of booking a deposit equal to one third the cost of the holiday is required and the balance will be due one month before your holiday. A returnable deposit of £200 for Coachman’s Cottage is required and is payable one month before your holiday. It will be returned to you after your holiday assuming everything is left in order. 
Booking Conditions are sent out with booking or on request. 
Information sheet about the house is included in the Welcome Pack but can be requested beforehand.

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2024 Pricing


Minimum stay 3 nights

Weekly rate

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Jan 8 – Feb 8
Feb 9 – Feb 18
Feb 19 – Mar 28
Mar 29 – Apr 14
Apr 15 – Apr 25
Apr 26 – May 2
May 3 – May 12
May 13 – May 23
May 24 – Jun 2
Jun 3 – Jul 28
Jul 29 – Sep 2
Sep 3 – Oct 31
Nov 1 – Dec 19
Dec 20 – Jan 2

Minimum Stay Christmas/New Year: 4 nights


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