2 bedroom cottage beside picturesque fishing pool
- english, french, italian
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We have had such a lovely stay here. The fishing on the pond was fab and the accommodation was lovely. We will definitely be coming back.
Wonderful little cottage with a fantastic view. Well equipped with everything you need, supermarket a short drive away. Great for watching the wildlife, we saw loads of birds and bats. Owner was nearby if needed, and was very helpful with directions for cycling and running.
Perfect get away
Idylic little property in beautiful surroundings close to plenty of wonderful dog walks. The opportunity for photographing wildlife is phenomenal.
This cottage is indeed a hidden gem; it is in a good location for exploring the area and is cosy, comfortable, very clean and characterful. The owner was very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
We will certainly try to stay there again next time we visit this part of the country.
A peaceful idyllic haven
We loved staying at Noxon Pond, and enjoyed spending hours looking out of the patio doors to the pond, fish were jumping, lots of different ducks, even Mandarin ducks live on the pond, the bird feeder was very popular with a variety of birds, Dave keeps the kitchen cupboards well stocked, milk jug, coffee & tea for your arrival, very welcome after a long journey, the place was spotlessly clean, warm & cosy, and location is perfect for all activities, or just to chill out, we have already booked for next year,
Thankyou, for your nice comments!
See you next year
What a lovely getaway! Property well equipped and comfortable. Kids felt right at home and loved the bunk beds. Beautiful scenery, very relaxing!
Delightful family who were perfect guests!
Noxon Pond Cottage is set in the heart of the magical Royal Forest of Dean. Nestling ‘twixt Severn and Wye, the Royal Forest of Dean is one of England's few remaining ancient forests, covering 27,000 acres of woodland. Designated as a National Forest Park in 1938, this Queen of Forests boasts a spectacular range of natural beauty combined with an aura of magic and mystery that has been the inspiration for many great artists and writers including JRR Tolkien, Dennis Potter and JK Rowling – a local girl. It is gorgeous at any time of year – perhaps particularly lovely in spring when bluebells carpet the woodland floor or in autumn when the colours provide a dramatic clothing for this ancient landscape.
The Forest abounds with local heritage and traditions – from the small one man pits of the Freeminers to the free ranging Forest sheep. Although adjoining the world famous Wye Valley with spectacular landmarks such as Tintern Abbey and within very easy reach of the Cotswolds, the Forest retains a spirit which is proudly independent and individual. Woe betide any institution which attempts to curb or take away Foresters hard won rights. The Forest has a strong sense of community which over the centuries has been shaped by ‘incomers’ and foresters are an exceptionally friendly lot – commented on again and again by our visitors. The history of the area is celebrated at the local Dean Heritage Museum). Ancient Scowles (Roman iron mines) abound – film buffs, head to nearby Puzzle Wood which has been used as a set for Narnia, Dr Who and more recently Star Wars. Fans of industrial archeology will be spoilt for choice – the remains of ancient tramways, pits, shafts and wells can be found around every corner. Close as we are to the Welsh border, visitors can also enjoy the grandeur of numerous castles within easy reach – Chepstow, Raglan and Goodrich to name just a few.
The Forest of Dean provides something for everyone. For those interested in the great outdoors, the Forest is a centre for walking, cycling, horseriding, canoeing and diving. Or for the more adventurous, how about a tree top swing at Go Ape or a zip wire across the lake at the National Diving Centre? Both are on our doorstep. Wildlife abounds and the area is a magnet for birdwatchers. You certainly won’t be able to miss the free ranging Forest sheep but look out for deer and wild boar. Yet even though we consider ourselves to be deep in the country where the pace of life is slow, there is plenty to do, with visitor attractions, a thriving and lively local music scene, 2 (yes, 2) fantastic local cinemas, sports facilities, pubs, great restaurants and even the odd club.
Although you could happily spend weeks in the Dean and never feel the need to leave, we are within easy car reach of historic Monmouth (15 minutes), Gloucester (35 minutes), Bristol (40 minutes) and Cardiff (1 hour). With a station 5 miles away in Lydney, why not take a day out by train? Even the seaside isn’t far away – North Somerset and the Gower Peninsula are both day trips.