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Features & Facilities
Private outdoor hot showers under trees, a hot water sink, private loos for each accommodation unit. The Camping Cabin has a double bed, a log burner, an electric hob and a fridge. It also has a secluded veranda and a hot tub to hire. The Gypsy Virgo has a wood burner, electric hob, water, kitchen utensils and a fridge inside. There is a double bed that turns into a table and bench, as well as a small child bunk above. The Hideaway Hut has a king-size bed, a kitchen and wood burner and power for lighting and charging. Bedding, towels, utensils, crockery and cutlery is provided in all accommodation and all private spaces are not overlooked.
Oak Cottage is situated on the Offas Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Ramble, so there are plenty of walking and cycling trails on your doorstep. Hire canoes for a day of adventure on the Wye (all hire outlets let you hire for half or full days and pick you up downstream, so you need only drift along with the current). Tintern is a 10-minute drive away, home to several pubs as well as a vineyard, brewery and the gothic Tintern Abbey in all its roofless beauty. If you’re a Netflix fan, you might also want to visit the main filming spots from Sex Education, all nearby – The house Otis lives in with his mum is just up the road from Oak Cottage and so is the corner shop they regularly visit; Anna will happily give you directions to both if you fancy trying your luck at getting a cameo role! And for the film buffs, the Forest of Dean is around a 20-minute drive away; J.K. Rowling lived here as a child, likely why it features in the film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as other films like King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Food & Drink
The Miners (01594836632) in Sling is a 15-minute drive away; the gastropub has won lots of awards for their modern British food made from local produce and is made even better when paired with their servings of local ale. Owner, Steve, has worked with some of the best chefs in the country, and it shows. The oak-beamed Globe Inn (01594528300) in Alvington is under five minutes away in the car or a little more than a half-hour walk. It has a cosy log fire in winter and a good beer garden in summer. The Ostrich Inn (01594833260) in Clearwell takes around 20 minutes to reach. It's dog friendly and has a large walled garden and outdoor patios for enjoy the summer sunshine.
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If you’re travelling south, exit the B4228 by turning right onto Coldharbour Road. Stay on this road for a mile and then turn right, Oak Cottage will be on your left from here. To reach it go down the unsealed track signed ‘restricted byway’ between Fayland and Oakwood house. You will then see parking spots and signs for Oak Cottage on your left.
The closest train station is in Lydney. Bus No.69 to Monmouth stops at Brockweir bridge but, from there, it's a 30-minute walk to the campsite.