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Darsey Lodge - Sleeps 16

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
16
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday villa in Lydney - Darsey Lodge

The tranquil forest location allows you to escape into nature

A grade II listed manor with its own heated private pool, set within 2 acres of gardens amid the forests of Gloucestershire, this 17th century country home offers grandure and historic intrigue in equal amounts.

Originally built by order of Charles II, today Darsey Lodge enjoys the same seclusion with nature, offering stunning landscapes and private gardens that include woodland, herb and vegetable greenhouses, and a magical walled garden with carp pond.

Six double bedrooms offer the finest in stylish comfort, each made up with Egyptian cotton sheets, and duck feather duvets, toppers and pillows. The main bathroom boasts a walk in in marble shower and Phillipe Starck designer tapware, and Bulgari shampoo and shower gel are provided as standard.

There’s also more than enough space to entertain or chill out with friends and family, whether round the pool on a warm summers day, or on the cosy sofas snuggled in front of the wood burner. There’s also a Dining hall and even a library where one can enjoy quiet moments of solace away from the rest of the group, and of course there’s always the thousands of acres of woodland immediately surrounding the property for romantic walks or exploring!

The property is surrounded by dry stone walls and fences with electric gates at the entrance for privacy and security. Facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a log fire situated within a huge stone fireplace, as well as patio areas for al-fresco eating. A gas barbeque is available for use by guests and the house has ample parking facilities.

The grounds contain a mix of mature gardens, wild areas and private woodland, including a pond, a walled garden containing a carp pond, a greenhouse containing various herbs and vegetables, which visitors can enjoy in summer and a kitchen garden containing raised herb beds.

Although the property sleeps 14, the dining table will accomodate 12 at the most (it easily accomodates 10). There is a small informal dining table in the kitchen which accomodates a further 4 people. The seating around the fire also accomodates approximately 10 people, as does the seating in the TV Room.

Please also note that the pool is only open during the Spring/Summer months (April to September). The pool heating will only be turned on if the temperature is forecast to be higher than 20 degrees and relatively good during your stay.

The bed sizes and bathroom arrangements are as follows :

- Main bedroom : Super King size bed (180 x 200cm), ensuite bathroom containing bath with shower over bath

- Rear bedroom (behind Main) : King size bed (180 x 190cm) This bedroom shares the use of the main bathroom

- Front Bedroom (beside Main) : Super King size Zip and Link Bed (180 x 200cm) or 2 x 90cm x 200cm single beds. This bedroom shares the use of main bathroom

- Main Attic bedroom (2nd floor) : Super King size bed (180 x 200cm) - ensuite bathroom containing roll top bath. Handheld shower spray attachment on bath (not able to stand up and shower).

- Small Attic bedroom (2nd floor) : Double bed (120 x 190cm) - shares use of main bathroom, or could use ensuite to Main Attic bedroom (both bedrooms can be shut off via door at the bottom of the second flight of stairs).

- Priest Hole bedroom (behind false book case off library) : Super King size bed (180 x 200cm) - ensuite bathroom with large walk in shower. No bath.

- Sofa Bed (in Library) : Double bed (133 x 180) - shares use of main bathroom or could use ensuite to Priest Hole bedroom. The Priest Hole bedroom and Library are at the other end of the house to the main stairway and the Priest Hole bedroom has it's own set of stairs leading to it.

- Main bathroom : Large (2000 x 800) bath and walk in shower. Phillippe Starck taps and Porcelanosa glass sink.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Oliver Bell
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About Oliver Bell

Oliver’s Travels was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

Why Oliver Bell chose Forest of Dean district

At Oliver’s Travels we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

What makes this villa unique

Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.

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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bristol
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Swansea
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Lydney
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Gloucester (Dry slope)

It is common to see wildlife in and around the house. There are owls living in a tree within the grounds, and deer and wild boar can often be seen in the forest nearby.

Kestrels often visit and perch in trees near to the house and there is a multitude of other birdlife in and near the house. Foxes sometimes visit and can be heard calling at night and the pond contains newts, frogs, tadpoles (at the right time of year) and a few goldfish.

Ducks (and sometimes a large Heron) visit the pond at various times of the year. As the house is situated in the middle of the forest, there are fantastic walks and mountain biking trails which can be accessed directly from the gates in the perimeter of the house's grounds.

From April to June, the bluebells are out in the woods surrounding the house, as well as within the grounds. The bluebell woods at Soudley are a short 5 minute walk down the hill from the House.

A number of pubs are situated within around 10 minutes walking distance from the house and a number of further pubs and restaurants can be recommended within easy driving distance. Go Ape, the outdoor tree top adventure park at Mallard's pike, is around 10 minutes walk from the house through the woods.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lydney, Forest of Dean district

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
British Pound
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas to New Years
20 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£2,122
From
£2,122
£5,940
 
 
January to March
6 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£900
From
£900
£2,988
 
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,080
From
£1,080
£3,600
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,116
From
£1,116
£3,720
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,458
From
£1,458
£4,848
 
 
July to August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,458
From
£1,458
£4,848
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,134
From
£1,134
£3,780
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,134
From
£1,134
£3,780
 
 
November to Christmas
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£945
From
£945
£3,150
 
 
Christmas to New Years
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
 
January to March
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
 
April
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
 
July to August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
 
November to Christmas
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,872
From
£1,872
£6,240
 
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lydney in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Handheld shower spray attachment
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Zip and Link Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following: - Cook/catering- Maid service/extra cleaning- Local day-trips or tours- Airport pick-up/drop-off- Babysitting service- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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