Marianna and Mr B were looking for somewhere different to ride and explore, with a night of accommodation for horse and human and a pub nearby with good food and wine. Coldcroft Farm seemed to tick the box for them! They were our first visitors, April 2019.  

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We had such an amazing stay at the old apple store, we wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely be back again soon! Before booking Katie was so prompt with any questions i had, checking in was so simple and it was so easy to find. The cottage is beautiful, modern touches but has a rustic feel. It was amazing to wake up to complete peace and have breakfast outside, we could even see a few of the animals from our cottage which we absolutely loved. We met Jamie on the farm who was so pleasant and charming. He took us on a tour of the farm the next morning and it was so much fun to meet all the animals, and hear all of Jamies stories. We also loved seeing the old cider wheel and electricity generator, things we did mot expect to see but loved!! The highlight was definitely the shire horses (who are stunning)- and the geese!! Jamie also gave us lots of local tips and directed us to a walk up May Hill which had the most stunning views! The location of the farm is perfect, its so peaceful, but only a short drive from towns and pubs, or even a short walk to the closest pub which is lovely. I cannot say enough about this place, lovely cottage, beautiful location and amazing hosts. We cant wait to come back when you are in full operation and we can do one of Jamies shire experiences!! Thank you so much, we will book again soon :)


“A brilliant stay in a lovely rural location. The place was clean and very warm! The eggs from the farm were also delicious, would definitely commend you get some! All in all a 5* stay!”


“Katie and Jamie are the best air bnb hosts we’ve ever had! They were so welcoming. We had fresh chicken eggs and even took a ride on their horse and cart with one of their beautiful shire horses! We were also shown round the farm and got to meet all the animals. The cottage is lovely and the views are stunning. The location is fab with Gloucester only a 20min drive away and lovely villages surrounding. We very much recommend this place and we hope to go back sometime this year!”


“Just what I was looking for. I was working along the road at Newent and wanted somewhere I could cater for myself in comfort. The Old Apple Store ticked all the boxes. Fitbit says I had my best sleep for a very long time. Maybe the peace and quiet worked it's magic. Katie's Comms were excellent throughout. It is on a working farm and up a single track road, for all you city types 🧐”


“Great place to stay with everything you need in an amazing location.. Katie and Jamie we’re both very helpful with any problems we had during our stay.. would recommend this place to anyone needing somewhere to stay in the area"


“Katie and Jamie’s Old Apple Store cottage is fab for a few quiet days away. Spotlessly clean accommodation with a very comfortable bed, plenty of hot water at all times and cosy for a winter stay. The hosts are on hand if required but otherwise get on with running the farm. Pleasant and welcoming people. The cottage is in a tucked away country location ideally situated for excellent walks, yet Newent is just minutes away by car. Ross is also very easily accessible.”


Lovely, clean place with great hosts. The location was so quiet, perfect for our short stay away. We will be recommending to friends and family, thank you :) x


We had a great stay. The cottage is really nice, spacious and well equipped. The location is nice and quiet with amazing views and a good pub down the road. We were allowed to explore the farm which was really nice. And took advantage of the shire horse taxi service to the pub, which we fully recommend! We hope to be back in the future. Fully recommended for a quiet getaway with excellent access to beautiful countryside.


Comfortable sofas and large bed. Well appointed accommodation and friendly helpful owners next door, who are ever present but not intrusive. Very good for walkers and sight seeing being in between the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. The farms free range eggs are excellent.

Dave R, 

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