Oatfield is an ideal base from which to explore and experience one of England's best kept secrets, The Royal Forest of Dean. With stunning walks through 25,000 acres of unspoilt forest, cycle paths recently voted the best in Britain, and attractions such as two steam railways, Clearwell caves, craft centres, a sculpture trail, the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Tolkien's Puzzle Wood and the beautiful lower Wye valley there is plenty to do for all ages.
Oatfield Farm is situated close to Etloe, one mile from the village of Blakeney on the A48, 15 miles from Gloucester, 12 miles from Monmouth and 13 miles from Chepstow. There is an 'open-all-hours' village shop, pub, Italian Restaurant and a post office in Blakeney, and the town of Lydney, 3 miles away, has a range of shops including Tesco and a Coop.
Train/bus: Lydney Station is on the Gloucester to Newport line. The bus service from Chepstow to Gloucester stops at Blakeney (approx once an hour).
Taxi: We recommend our friendly local service Severnside Taxis (01594 510810), or can provide several other options on request. Booking in advance always advisable.
Airports: Bristol International is less than an hour away, Cardiff and Birmingham Airports are just over an hour and Heathrow about two and a half hours.
Oatfield is an ideal touring centre with the Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tintern and the Wye Valley, Monmouth, Hereford, Worcester, Ross-on-Wye, the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, the Malverns, some lovely unspoilt South Wales sandy beaches, four Cathedrals and lots and lots of castles, all within an hour's drive.
For lots of local information, visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association web site: