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An instant sense of peace and tranquillity. A luxurious haven from the pressures of everyday living.

Somewhere you can feel at one with nature and recharge your batteries, where there is space to roam and plenty of adventures to be had.


Saltbox Escapes is a dog-friendly family-owned boutique holiday business, situated between the Forest of Dean and the River Wye, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Time for peace and play, night and day

Coach House open-plan living area


A beautifully renovated 19th century stone building on two floors. The modern open-plan living space has an exceptional view across the valley towards the forest. It sleeps up to three people in one bedroom with additional space for a travel cot, and would suit a couple or young family. Fully equipped with TV, broadband, wood burner and private terrace. Dogs welcomed.


Coming later this year, an exciting new successor to our two luxury bell tents.

More information and booking details will be posted later in 2024.

People kayaking on the River Wye


Walking, cycling, kayaking or just breathing in the healing forest air – Saltbox Escapes is ideally placed to enjoy the many activities the area offers. We are a walk or a short drive away from the famous Symonds Yat, with its breathtaking vistas, and the banks of the River Wye, where swimming and canoeing are summer favourites! Find out more


The main house is rich in history. Back in the 17th century, it was the village pub – The White Hart Inn. An extra floor and Georgian frontage were added in the 1800s, giving it the distinctive roof profile which earned it the local nickname of "The Saltbox".  Why? The present owners moved here in 2018, and we have fallen in love with this special place, which we enjoy sharing with others. 

Bicknor Cottage also know as The Saltbox
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