Converted Barn in Brockweir, Wye Valley, England - Located off a small country lane.
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About Jonathan Cockburn
We have lived in the Wye Valley for over 30 years. Recently we converted our old barn into a fabulous holiday home. We only live four fields away, so if you need us, we can come and help out at a moment's notice; but we will not be breathing down your neck either! We have three children, but they have all left home now. We still have a small flock of friendly sheep, which you may see from time to time in one of the fields next to the barn.
Jonathan Cockburn purchased this Barn in 2005
Why Jonathan Cockburn chose Lydney
Hopewell Barn is located in an officially designated area of outstanding natural beauty. One of the reasons why we decided to convert our old barn was because it has such brilliant views across the valley. The Wye valley is fabulous for walking, cycling, canoeing and riding and there is alot to explore and see in this area. The local walks are all superb and there is a very popular community run Village Shop only half a mile down our lane. This is the place to visit if you are looking for a rural retreat on the edge of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Also, although it is in a peaceful area, this part of the Wye valley has good links to the motorway network so it's relatively easy to get to.
What makes this Barn unique
Hopewell Barn is a place to come to recharge your batteries; so by the time you leave you will feel completely relaxed and ready to take on the world again. The barn has lots of windows and skylights so is always bright and cheerful no matter what the weather and if you don't feel like going for a walk you can always stay in and snuggle up by the wood burning stove and enjoy the views with a warm drink in your hand!
Pets allowed - There's a charge of £10 per dog. The max is 2 petsThere's a charge of £10 per dog. The max is 2 pets
No smoking - Smoking outside only please.Smoking outside only please.
Max guests: 5
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
From the day we arrived to the day we left the tranquility stayed with us. If you want peace and quiet then this is the location, with spectacular views, wildlife in abundance and lots of walks to tempt the novice or seasoned hikers, you will not be disappointed.
Jonathan was an excellent host, ensuring we had everything we needed for a pleasant holiday.
Glorious country side plenty of walks for the young & fit, lovely views for those less able, also lots of interesting places to visit within easy car reach for those less able. Last couple of lanes a little narrow for people not used to country lanes.
Enjoyable and restful time in pleasant surroundings
Tranquilo, cómodo y agradable.
Un sitio perfecto, por la tranquilidad del lugar, la comodidad de la casa y cercanía a sitios interesantes.
A beautiful haven of peace
We had a lovely, relaxing stay. Tons to see and do, including walks, canoeing, castles and mountain biking. Near enough for shopping heavens of Gloucester and Hereford.
The house is incredibly comfy, everything worked as it should and the views are to die for. The owners are lovely and can't do enough for you.
Don't bank on working though, as phone signals and wi-fi throughout the area are ropey :-)
You can get to some lovely beaches in about 75 minutes (e.g. Southerndown, near Ogmore by Sea). For swimming, the River Monnow at Tregate Bridge near Monmouth is idyllic. There is an outdoor pool at Lydney. A good viewing place for the Severn Bore is 35 minutes drive away. Please bring your own swimming/beach towels.
The property is not well served by public transport, therefore it is essential to arrive by car. It is possible to take a bus from Brockweir to either Monmouth or Chepstow, but please note the bus stop is over a mile away. There are stations at Lydney (5 miles away) and Chepstow.
Hopewell Barn lies just over a mile from Brockweir village and the River Wye and only half a mile from the Village Shop. Tintern Abbey is just over two miles away, Chepstow 8 and Monmouth 10. Bristol is about 35 minutes and Cardiff an hour.
The community run Village Shop is very popular and has a cafe, terrace and a children's play area. Brockweir has a local pub and Tintern has a number of pubs, restaurants and a visitor centre and The Crown at Whitebrook offers fabulous cordon bleu cooking. St Briavels is just over a mile away and also has a pub which serves food. There is an outdoor adventure centre with aerial runways etc in the Forest of Dean, as well as the Pedalabikeaway Centre, with miles of cycling trails.