Rookery Barn Rookery Barn Rookery Barn

A beautiful holiday cottage on the edge of the Wye Valley.

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This recently converted hillside barn has spectacular views across the valley below to the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains of Wales. Carefully restored, it includes a feature fireplace and exposed beams. Good pubs, restaurants and shops are under two miles away. It offers access to many footpaths, including the Offa's Dyke long distance footpath, and is within easy reach of Clearwell Caves, Puzzle Wood, Tintern Abbey, Symond's Yat and Chepstow. This area boasts many attractions and activities both in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. Gloucester is less than 1 hour's drive away.

The main living area consists of a ceramic tiled hall leading to the stairs and cork tiled cloakroom, which also has a shower cubicle. The door to the spacious sitting room also leads from the hall. This room has a triple aspect and a wood burner in a stone fireplace.

Living Area

This bright, sunny room is well equipped with a comfortable suite of furniture, a large television, dvd player, cd player, books and games, it is the perfect room to relax in with family and friends.

French windows lead to a large patio and sheltered courtyard equipped with patio furniture and barbeque. The courtyard also offers magnificent views across open farmland.


The ceramic tiled kitchen/diner is modern and well equipped with fridge/freezer, washing machine , dishwasher and microwave. There is a fitted under electric oven and an electric hob unit with stainless steel chimney extractor fan.

An area extending from the fitted kitchen units contains a dining table and four chairs which complete this room. Doors from the kitchen give access to the patio and to the hallway.

Dining area
Bedroom 1

On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms, both with superb views over the surrounding farmland. The main bedroom has a “cathedral” ceiling, four poster bed, fitted carpet and plenty of storage units. The ensuite shower room has tiled walls and a cork tiled floor. It comprises of a large shower cubicle, W.C. and wash hand basin.

The second bedroom is a twin bedded room with fitted carpet and good storage units. The ensuite bathroom/W.C. has a separate shower cubicle and mainly tiled walls and cork tiled floor. The views from this bedroom encompass the Wye Valley and the mountains of Wales.

Bedroom 2
At the gate

Stretch your gaze across the countryside
from the farm gate to the edge of vision
where the green of fields greets the skys blue hide.

Horses and tractors trace their path deep
into centuries and acres of livestock and land
still grazed now by cattle and sheep.

Hold out a finger to the far-off slopes
of this living photo and place your print
in the impression left by ancient farmers hopes

or, if your luck holds good,
touch a precious patch of green
where no one has ever stood.

© Sarah James 2006

Panoramic view