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Clean Modern Bungalow surrounded by Forest

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Property Manager
Mr Sid Phelps
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Lydbrook in Lydbrook

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Has a small-holding adjacent - goats, chickens & bees. Goats milk, eggs & honey can be purchased from the small-holder.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Clean Modern Bungalow surrounded by Forest
average rating of 4.586207 based on 36 reviews
5

Perfect home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Yet again a wonderful weekend at The Hollies. Immaculately clean, welcoming and comfortable, and everything you need for a relaxing break. Perfect location for all that the Forest of Dean has to offer. Looking forward to my next stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carol, great to see you again and look forward to you coming back soon.
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Very comfortable & ideally situated for the places we wanted to visit

  • 3 of 5

Nice and clean, very comfortable. It had all the amenities that we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely bungalow.

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable, well equipped home from home situated up a quiet lane. The club opposite was a little noisy on the Friday night but only because it was hot and we had opened the double glazed windows. The lane leads to woodland, ideal for the morning dog walk and it is very well situated for all that the Forest of Dean has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jean for the review. The bingo should have finished by 9pm and as you suggest - the doors are not usually open so shouldn't be a problem. Glad you found the Hollies well-equipped & comfortable and hope to see you again sometime soon.
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5

Great location, lovely bungalow and owners

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed here ( mother in law, myself, husband & 3 kids oh and must not forget the dog) for 3 nights 27/10 - 30/10. Lovely, clean old fashioned bungalow as depicted. Plenty of space for us all. Lovely welcome from Maurice & Magerette. Kids were happy the wifi was excellent for when we weren't out or playing games. Nice to look out on the goats across the way while doing dishes. Gardens a great size for kids & the dog and the outhouse was perfect for keeping the walking boots and wellies. Visited Clearwell Caves which are 10 minutes away if that and the sculpture trail. Great stay for us to get away from the norm. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

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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Location

Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Worrall Hill Sports & Social Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Forest Hills (Coleford)
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Lydney
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several
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)

For attractions & events see

http://www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/discover/thingstodo

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High -season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£450
 
 
Sept 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£350
 
 
Low-season 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£105
for 3 nights
From
£35
£250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
£400
 

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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