Walking/Cycling

Base for walking or cycling

We think our holiday hideaway, Pike House Cottage, could be an ideal holiday cottage for your self-catering accommodation stay while walking or cycling in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK. We have a lockable workshop in which to store bikes and a drying area for outside clothes accessible from an outside door.

Climb up into the Forest of Dean, which soars to 290 metres at its highest point, and enjoy walking and cycling in this ancient Forest, designated the country's first National Forest Park in 1938, surrounded by free roaming sheep and fallow deer. (Quote from www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/)

The Forest of Dean provides such varied terrain and scenery, with an extensive network of stoned, roads and paths, it is perfect for cyclists of all abilities. Road riders can look forward to winding country lanes and short hill climbs. Families can use the popular cycle paths in the Cannop Valley safely away from traffic, and for keen mountain bikers the forest tracks provide wild opportunities with an excellent dedicated off-road area. (Quote from www.active.visitforestofdean.co.uk)

Recent Guest Comments

“Simon and Ruth’s place was an amazing choice for my friend and I for a weekend away to relax and unwind. Set on its own in a beautiful part of the forest, we had superb privacy all weekend, and were able to fully utilise the spa facilities, which are absolutely amazing! We spent our Saturday night sipping tea in the hot tub under the stars, in the forest, and had a quick spell in the sauna... we couldn’t have asked for more! The house is kitted out with everything you may need for either a long or short stay, and as well as the pubs being a stumble away, a large shop is only a few minutes away by car and had nearly anything you would want/need. Simon greeted us on arrival, and gave us a tour of the place and some really useful tips around the house and for the spa. He was great with communication, and is a super host! Thanks again for letting us stay!” Nicola (Nicola posted this on Airbnb) - Mar. 15th 2020

Minimoon

"Wow! Where to start, this place is fantastic, cozy and allow you to enjoy freedom in a very safe place. Simon took a lot of time to explain where everything is and works. The cottage is so cozy and has everything you need, the fire is a nice addition. The outside areas is incredibly well maintained. The Jacuzzi, the sauna, the relaxation room are perfect too. Enjoyed at anytime of the day or night. Simon even put a little touch for us knowing it was our minimoon, such a nice way to start the weekend. We will be back, it would be a shame not to!" Celeste & Ben - Oct. 21st 2019

Chill out time

"We are so pleased we chose your cottage. We have had a really great chill out time (much needed). We enjoyed the garden and especially the hot tub." Mick & Angie - Jul. 21st 2018

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Children Welcome Cyclists Welcome Cycle Storage Walkers Welcome Waymarked Walks Nearby Totally Non Smoking No Pets Allowed (Guide dogs considered) Iron Facilities Washing Machine Colour TV Off-road Parking Ground Floor Bedrooms Oil-fired Central Heating Log Burning Stove Drying Facilities Linen Included Gas Cooker/Oven Microwave Refrigerator WiFi Internet Access Hot Tub Short Breaks Available Enclosed Private Garden Golf Nearby Riding Nearby