Local Area

Explore the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Book one of our holiday cottages and discover a fascinating heritage unlike anywhere else in England – with lots of things to see and do with the kids from museums and historic buildings, to castles and ancient churches. Learn about the industrial archaeology throughout the Forest and the lower Wye Valley. Check out these testimonials from some of our previous guests on what to do.

Film and TV Locations

Follow in the footsteps of Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis through the maze of mossy pathways and twisted roots of the mystical Puzzlewood, fourteen acres of ancient woodland or spot a movie or TV set such as one of the locations used in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Experience the history of the Forest of Dean

Learn about our industrial heritage at Clearwell Caves where iron ore was mined for over 4000 years. Steam through the Forest on the Dean Forest Railway or find out more about the story of the Forest of Dean at the Dean Heritage Centre and enjoy year-round events and festivals.or adventure lovers and thrill seekers there’s something to suit all ages and expectations in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley!

The Beauty of Nature

With such fabulous scenery it’s a great place to ramble and it’s dog-friendly. Marvel at the wildlife, follow the superb four-mile Sculpture Trail that features 16 art works.  For our younger visitors, the Dean Heritage Centre has a Gruffalo trail, based on the much loved book!

Adventure for family and friends

Hire bicycles and explore, fly through the air on a zip wire or paddle down the river on a watery adventure. Have fun with the family with outdoor play areas and trails at Beechenhurst Lodge. The forest of Dean and Wye Valley almost challenges you to take on nature itself through mountain bike trails, bridleways, ancient caves, treetop assault courses and river rapids which make it a natural playground kids and adults alike.

Great holiday homes for a great holiday!

All of these attractions are no more than a 10 minute drive away from our large holiday cottages. However, if all these activities seem like too much hard work, then you’re never far from a pub or local restaurant where you can appreciate being surrounded by outstanding natural calm and beauty.