|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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 :-)
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
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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
|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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.