Brockweir, Gloucestershire
+44 (0)7931 642142

Deep in the Wye Valley you’ll find wild swimming, kayaking and down-time. This cottage is a spacious yet cosy base for any adventure


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Romantics and poets have long been visiting the Wye Valley for inspiration. You’ll come for the epic walks, beautiful landscapes and utter peace. This rustic cottage is kitted out for the whole family with space for six plus a child and a baby, so gather around the wood-burner for nights in after a day spent outdoors; it’s the perfect spot for kicking back with your favourite people.

Pick fresh herbs from the garden and cook up something delicious in the open-plan kitchen – there’s plenty of room to eat inside or out. Take the cider and local produce from your welcome hamper and pop over the lane to the meadow to sit and watch the sunset.

Head to the village shop just ten minutes away for picnic supplies. If the weather dampens enthusiasm for the outdoors, stoke the fire, take advantage of those comfortable sofas and say goodbye to the world for a few hours.

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We think you'll love

  • Wild swimming from England to Wales across the river two fields away – for strong swimmers only and tide dependent
  • Munching on freshly picked raspberries in the meadow. Keep your eyes peeled for wild deer and boar
  • Cycling in the Forest of Dean and walking Offa’s Dyke
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You should know

  • The lane to the cottage is very narrow
  • The outdoors is unfenced so little ones need to be watched
  • The garden is a haven for wildlife so not manicured


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 3 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £975
1 Cottage for 6
From £1405 beds3 bedrooms


We stayed in Fairhaven for three lovely days. It was very comfortable and spacious and we loved cooking in the wonderful kitchen! There is plenty to do nearby such as lovely walks along to river to Tintern Abbey or a stroll around Puzzlewood. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at Fairhaven and I will definitely book via sawdays again. We had a lovely welcome hamper and the house was extremely clean. I felt very comfortable that the house had been cleaned with Covid 19 in kind and we felt very safe there!

Diva, London/Manchester

Fairhaven is a pretty, well equipped, comfortable cottage down a quiet, narrow road. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived, with all Covid restrictions in place. The garden, although a bit unkempt, is charming and attracts a lot of wildlife. We saw deer most days and there was a badger around and lots of birds. There are lots of really lovely walks directly from the house and there are plenty of attractions a short drive away. We were sorry to leave. The property manager Emma is very helpful and responds promptly to emails.

Anne, Derbyshire

Lovely cottage in a wonderful location. Perfect for walks. We had a great weekend away.

Lucy, Lewes

We had a great stay at Fairhaven. The cottage was lovely and cosy for a winter break. Great local walks and scenery. The host was really responsive and helpful and left a lovely welcome hamper. Would thoroughly recommend.

Laura, Bristol

Ditch the car and spend your holiday walking, wild swimming and exploring all the area has to offer. A wonderfully rustic cottage with plenty of charm. Sit in the meadow and watch the sunset with a BBQ, pick herbs from the garden and explore the orchard. Families will have a great time here - it's all kitted out for children and there is plenty of room to roam with adults watching on.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The River Wye is your friendly neighbour, stroll along its banks to reach the beautiful ruins of Tintern Abbey. 20 minutes by car and you’ll find plenty of spots to rent kayaks in Monmouth and launch yourself for a day exploring the river. A 10-minute ramble from the door (in spring make sure to take in the bluebell woods which surround the cottage) leads you to Brockweir - stock up on homemade cakes and pies from the community shop and cafe.

Local points of interest from Mary

  • Cook for family and friends in the large kitchen, barbeque outside, eat at a local pub or restaurant or wander to the nearby vineyard or Brewery.
  • Wild deer entice you to explore the woodland - enjoy autumn colours, mushroom picking, foraging, forest bathing, magic bluebell woods in Spring. Green lanes and ancient trackways lead to hidden cottages deep in the forest.
  • Gaze down on the river as swans glide past. Wander the banks of the Wye or take a train from Chepstow for a journey along the Severn. Harry Potter fans, head for the Cathedral cloisters. Lovers of the hop or vine, head for ancient galleried coaching inns.
  • History envelops you - Offas Dyke, the ghosts of Tintern monks, castles - Chepstow, Raglan and Goodrich or walk in the footsteps of the Romans at Caerwent and Caerleon. Visit the courts and prisoners' cells in Shire Hall in Monmouth.
  • Glorious gardens - our favourites are Dewstoke and Westbury Court. Breath-taking scenery in the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Golden Valley. Or stay put and enjoy the beauty of the valley, fall asleep in the meadow counting butterflies.
  • Lots for little ones: Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves, the miniature railway and tea rooms at Tintern Old Station, Go Ape in the forest or the open air lido in Lydney. Big Pit and our personal favourite St Fagins open air museum are further afield.



Mary and her family have called the Wye Valley home for two decades. They escape city life in Bristol for weekends of muddy walks and river swims. Starting the day with a dip and ending it with a drink in the meadow seems like the perfect tonic to urban life. They’ve spent 20 years lovingly restoring the cottage with traditional building techniques and eco-features. You can tell this is a family cottage; children are prioritised with plenty of books and games.