Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Badgers End is a 19C cottage in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a country lane. Elevated, looking towards the Welsh Mountains. Spacious private woodland and garden. Fifteen minutes walk into the Heart of the Forest leading down to the River Wye. Our aim is to make your experience unforgettable for its welcome, warmth and unique blend of ancient charm and modern facilities.
The cottage has a beamed lounge with log burner leading to fully equipped kitchen/diner. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with en-suite and a twin bedroom with master bathroom. There is wi-fi connection and Smart TV.
Twenty minutes walk to ancient 12C foodie inn in Newland village the home of the 'Cathedral of the Forest' (Grade 1 listed).
There are superb walks through the glades of bluebells in the Forest or the ancient oak and beech trees within which the wild boar, fallow and red deer graze, or the dazzling autumn colours giving a final finale. There are amazing walks, cycling trails, canoeing, archery, riding, lama trekking, high ropes, museums, churches, coal and iron mines, lakes, the River Wye with pleasure cruises. Overall a magical and varied experience which is frequently the setting for famous films 'Harry Potter' and TV serials, 'Dr Who' and 'Merlin'.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham, Nearest railway: Lydney|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Forest of Dean is beautiful and spectacular. Walking the many kilometres of paths through the woodland you may meet fallow or red deer or families of wild boar. At the cottage can be seen buzzards, peregrine falcons, goshawks, woodpeckers and many other birds. Through the seasons, from spring with carpets of bluebells, through summer shows of foxgloves and wild orchids to autumn and the kaleidoscopic array of red and gold leaves. The Forest has been the setting for iconic films and TV Dramas such as Harry Potter, Merlin and Dr Who.
A walkers dream territory, there are many dedicated cycle trails (cycles for hire), canoeing and pleasure cruises on the River Wye, with centres for archery, lama trekking, riding or venturing into ancient coal and iron ore mines. Miniature and full size steam railways operate, 4x4 driving experience and Go Ape tree top walks are there and close by there are castles along the old Welsh Border.
Forest of Dean
Badgers End Cottage sits in a tiny lane which ends with a pathway whereby you can walk though an avenue of ancient trees into the nearby town to collect your bread if you wish from the local bakery which is open from 5am onwards! The views are spectacular to the Welsh mountains and the people in the area are friendly and welcoming. You can walk from the cottage into the Forest or down to the local 12C Ostrich Inn which serves real ales, fine wine and terrific food. The area abounds with wildlife and you sleep to the occasional sound of owls hooting, wild boar grunting down the lane and the badgers rustling in the woodland. This is overtaken during the day by peace, tranquility and silence!