A charming semi-detached, 14th century barn conversion, ideally located in the thriving village of Lea on the northern edge of the Royal Forest of Dean.
This delightful holiday cottage seamlessly combines original features, including exposed beams and flagstone flooring with contemporary furnishings.
The open plan living area has a very well-equipped kitchen, with a dining area to seat all guests, perfect for a celebratory dinner or lazy Sunday lunch.
Afterwards, guests can relax in the seating area enjoying a family film or just chatting together.
The ground floor bedroom can be made into a twin or king-size room, while three further first floor bedrooms provide very comfortable accommodation, with two doubles and a single, and there is a corner bath in the bathroom.
Outside, the front lawned garden has seating for seven, perfect for relaxing after a day enjoying the many outdoor activities on offer in the area.
The village of Lea boasts an exemplary shop, Post Office and petrol station, and the local 15th century inn offers real ales and home cooked food.
The Gloucestershire Way and Wysis Way both pass close by, and this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers activities to suit all tastes, including cycling, horseback riding, golf, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
The riverside town of Ross-on-Wye, Gloucester with its Victorian Docklands, the spa town of Cheltenham and the cathedral city of Hereford are all close by, making this a perfect holiday destination to be enjoyed at any time of year.
Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request), 1 x single. Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £75.
About the location
Ross-on-Wye 5 miles; Gloucester 13.5 miles.
The thriving village of Lea lies on the northern edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside and offers a village shop, Post Office, petrol station and a traditional village pub hosting a very good Indian restaurant, whilst other inns serving traditional pub grub can be found close by. Both the Gloucestershire Way and Wysis Way pass close to the village and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stunning part of the country offers many activities and attractions, including numerous trails that can be enjoyed on foot, by horseback or by bicycle, as well as a high wire rope course, abseiling, caving and kayaking. The less adventurous can enjoy a days fishing on the River Wye or golf at one of the nearby courses. The historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, overlooking a loop in the River Wye, is just a short drive away and offers many amenities as does the waterfront city of Gloucester where you will find Roman foundations, Victorian docklands and a stunning Norman cathedral (whose cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films). Goodrich is a short drive away and boasts a perfect example of a 12th century Marcher castle or guests can enjoy a day trip to the Black Mountains, Hay-on-Wye and the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park.