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Clean Modern Bungalow surrounded by Forest

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in Lydbrook - The Hollies

Sleeps 4 (+2)

Nestled betwixt the Severn & The Wye, neither Welsh nor quite English. An understated area of outstanding natural beauty, largely undiscovered by the masses – The Forest remains a playground whether your interest is industrial heritage, wildlife or outdoor pursuits – its got something for everyone.

Clean, Modern bungalow in the heart of the Forest.

Sleeps 4 (+2).

Pets welcome by arrangement.

Staying in the Forest: The ancient Forest of Dean – historically an industrial area which was founded in Roman times for iron-ore mining, sometimes being described as the “Sheffield of the South”. This however resulted in the large-scale decimation of the ancient forest, only to be replanted in the 1700s for planned future ship-building.

As former royal hunting grounds, the area was extensively mined for coal in the 18th & early 19th centuries with industry in decline in the 20th century. The Wye valley is formally designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

With great access to birds, wildlife, canoeing, caving, cycling, walking or simply stunning countryside.

Please call to discuss your needs and we’ll point you in the right direction so you get exactly what you want from your countryside break.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Mr Sid Phelps
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a lovely time at the bungalow again, loved seeing the baby goats and really enjoyed the runner beans from you father :) bought honey and eggs too they were great. Even the dog didn't want to come home!! Missing sitting out at night and watching the satellites and shooting stars, no light pollution it was amazing :-)
Aug 2015
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based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Clean Modern Bungalow surrounded by Forest
average rating of 4.6 based on 32 reviews

Great value, good base for the Forest of Dean

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend, we were a party of four using the bungalow as a base for fishing in the forest of dean and the river wye. The accommodation was clean, functional in every way required and we thought exceptionally good value for money. The beds were comfortable (we took advantage of bed linen at a slight premium).

Maurice was very helpful and pleasant on arrival and departure.

Its not the Ritz, but neither is the price tag! So if you're looking for a base for Forest of Dean activities this is just right.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review - you're exactly the the people we're aiming for: People who want clean & functional accommodation at a budget-price from which to use as a base for activities in the Forest of Dean. Hope you come again soon.
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A lovely quaint getaway for a quiet break! Perfect for taking the dog with you. Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

On first impressions its very dated, but if modernised it probably wouldnt allow you to actually relax and feel at home with the dogs. Its a lovely place with a nice garden and plenty of open space and gorgeous woodlands to walk through. I felt at peace there, and by the end of my stay i could have signed a lease and stayed for good!! I loved the area so much and cant knock it for its beauty. The owners/neighbours are incredibly nice and friendly and love to share their veggies from the garden. We made a nice rissoto from the tomatoes and corgettes! Overall.....we will be back!! Thinking of booking an Autumn stay....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. Maurice & Margarette will be chuffed to read this - especially the comment about enjoying the vegetables!
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Exactly as described

  • 4 of 5

Property was exactly as described. It is a neat and clean home with everything you could possibly need for a holiday.

The owners are terrific and nothing is too much trouble.

Beds were comfortable, even the foldout sofa in the lounge room. The nearest supermarket is only a short drive and there is plenty to do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback - good to hear such positive comments.
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Friendly welcome and everything we expected

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and warm. It is basic but for the price it was very good value. Enoyed our stay and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent! Thank you - exactly what we like to hear.
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us for a short family break for grandparents ,son and his partner and granddaughter. Our 5 month old puppy was more than satisfied ( and suitably exhausted) by forest walks two minutes down the lane and our 7 month old granddaughter entranced by goats, chicks and geese next door. Room in the bedroom for her travel cot.

Room to cook and eat in the kitchen and for our dog's bed.

Maurice and Margaret very kind and welcoming and the bungalow had all we needed for sleeping, cooking and relaxing. Weather varied across our stay but the house remained cosy and comfortable throughout. Wi fi actually more reliable than our home one in Oxford! You would need a car to make use of this location but parking is no problem.

Useful small extension by the back door where we could keep muddy boots,coats , pram, dog food etc.There was a handy set of maps, leaflets and pamphlets to direct us to places to visit and walks suitable for all of us. Margaret and Maurice were also a wonderful source for local information.

The bungalow was accurately described in the advert and was clean and well maintained. Very good value and we will certainly be back to both bungalow and the Forest of Dean.

Thank you.

Gill Williams

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Gill (and Gavin) - glad you found it met your needs and look forward to seeing you back soon!
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Schönes, gut ausgestattetes Haus

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit Familie eine Woche in Lydbrook verbracht und haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus war picobello sauber und gut ausgestattet mit einer richtig schönen Terrasse im Garten. Die Vermieter wohnen direkt nebenan. Sie waren überaus hilfsbereit und freundlich, wir sind sogar mit Obst und Gemüse aus dem eigenem Garten versorgt worden. Wir können das Haus auf jeden Fall empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Worrall Hill Sports & Social Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Forest Hills (Coleford)
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Postal Address:

The Hollies, Worrall Hill, Lydbrook, Glos. GL17 9QF

Amazing for cycling, walking, climbing, caving, birdwatching, canoeing and beautiful scenery.

Forest tracks for cycling and walking on doorstep. Designated all-terrain cycling area on doorstep. Pedal-a-bike away (cycle hire):1.5miles. River Wye: 2 miles. Clearwell caves: 5 miles. Goodrich Castle: 3 miles.

Go Ape (tree top walk): 3 miles. Dean Forest railway: 2.5 miles. Symonds Yatt: 3 miles. Dean Heritage Centre: 5 miles.

Golf: Forest Hill Golf & Leisure (2 miles)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Lydbrook, Forest of Dean district

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
25 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid-season 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High -season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Sept 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low-season 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

To keep costs to a minimum, we ask that guests bring duvet covers & pillow cases and towels (although these can be provided on request at £5/head per stay for bed linen and £5/head for drying towels). Bookings can be made for a weekend (Friday 2pm until Monday 10 am), mid-week (2pm Monday to 10am Friday) or for the whole week (Saturday 2pm until the following Saturday morning 10am). Weekend or mid-week breaks set at 50% of the seasonal weekly rate.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Lydbrook in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa-bed folds out to make a double
  • Fold-down double bed-settee in lounge.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
Has a small-holding adjacent - goats, chickens & bees. Goats milk, eggs & honey can be purchased from the small-holder.

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