The Old Vicarage
Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The Old Vicarage is timeless, situated in an unspoilt, rural peaceful village, with panoramic views over the meadows to the River Severn, Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. It is set within four acres of beautiful mature gardens and a cider orchard. The Bulls make award winning craft cider and have been for three generations. There are walks straight from the garden into the fields leading to the River Severn, famous for the Severn Bore, wetland birds and the stunning lightscape across the Severn. The village of Awre is three miles from the Forest of Dean, renowned for its walking, cycling, canoeing, photography, bird life, animals and has historical market towns and pretty villages all steeped in history. It is within easy distance to of Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, Abergervenny, Brecon and the Black Mountains, Chepstow and Monmouth.
Guests who enjoy staying at The Old Vicarage are those that appreciate peace, beauty, countryside, being active, creative or relaxing, observing birds, wild life, listening to the wind in the trees, without sound interruption, seeing huge skies, reading, talking and may be drinking cider!
The Old Vicarage has a large selection of bedrooms: groups can choose the rooms which are best for their group. There is the newly renovated Stables with a large kitchen/dining room/conservatory. It has an upstairs lounge with fabulous views and a discreet 3' guest bed, which can be zip and linked to make a double or used as two singles. There is also a top quality, generous sized sofa bed. These need not be used as there are many other bedrooms. The Stables has two double bedrooms, one ensuite and there is another sofa bed in the conservatory. This is in case families or groups want to be self contained in the Stables. In addition in the adjoining main house there are four double bedrooms of which one is ensuite and one a twin. There is also one small single. In total there are bedrooms for 13 and beds for 18. However there is a maximum group size of 12. Prices can be negotiated depending on the number of bedrooms in use. In the main house there is a drawing room with open fire. The owners live in the main house, but guests have their own separate entrance and accommodation.
There are extensive gardens, the Stables has its own private garden over looking the Severn and there is a huge BBQ area under the canopy of mature oaks. If some guests prefer, they can be B & B and enjoy the tranquility of the dining room in the main house. The accommodation is ideal for workshops for photography, writing, literary, church groups and those either riding or watching the Severn Bore.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 69 km, Nearest railway: Gloucester 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Severn Estuary and Forest of Dean are set in the midst of The Cotswolds and Wye Valley. They are renowned for their peace, wild life,wetlands, huge range of birds, trees wild plants and beauty. It is an area that can be explored on foot or by car with opportunities for outdoor activities, biking, canoeing, Go-Ape, walking as well as being a photographers paradise. There are many festival and local events throughout the year. Cider making, September to Christmas, Newent Onion Fayre September, Special Easter services on the river bank, an outdoors community Nativity in Newnham, Half marathon in the Forest of Dean in April, May Day celebrations on May Hill. Riding the Severn Bore on all big tides throughout the year. Contact us for details for these and many more events.
Forest of Dean
The tiny rural village of Awre is set in a huge meander of the River Severn, hence the peace, tranquility, great views and huge skyscapes, but with immediate access to the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, Cotswolds and beyond.
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