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Clean Modern Bungalow surrounded by Forest

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
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, budget bungalow in the heart of the Forest.

To keep costs low, we only supply bed-linen and towels on request and make a small charge of £5/head for bed-linen and £5 for one bath-towel + one hand-towel. Please advise on booking.

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:
November 16, 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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Map

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

Amenities

Lydbrook Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa-bed folds out to make a double
  • Fold-down double bed-settee in lounge.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Has a small-holding adjacent with goats & chickens Eggs can be purchased from the small-holder and Maurice (Hollies owner) will share plums, pears & vegetables in-season.

Reviews

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Clean Modern Bungalow surrounded by Forest
average rating of 4.5 based on 39 reviews
4

Comfortable, clean and tidy. Nice and quiet and the dog loved the garden

  • 4 of 5

Lovely bungalow..ideal for a few days away. Awkward to find so the post code would have helped for the sat nav. Pleasant picturesque surroundings and plenty to do. Lovely friendly owners and felt very welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Phil. Sorry you found it awkward to find - Did you not get the welcome message with postcode & booking in details?... Still - you know where we are for next time! Hope to see you again soon.
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3

Clean and comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

Could do with a bit of an update.

The owners were great.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

An excellent place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Although described as 'basic', the bungalow had everything you could need. A special treat was watching the woodpecker on the bird feeder whilst we were also having our breakfast!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 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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3

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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Additional information about rental rates

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.