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Ruardean Hill near Drybrook, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1049730)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “We had a lovely stay at Meadowbank, the property is beautiful, we would love to ...”

    We had a lovely stay at Meadowbank, the property is beautiful, we would love to stay again the forest is so close its perfect for the dogs they loved it

    We had a lovely stay at Meadowbank, the property is beautiful, we would love to stay again the forest is so close its perfect for the dogs they loved it

    - Ms Lacey-hatton, June 2021

The property

Resting on the fringes of the majestic Forest of Dean in the quaint village of Ruardean is this spacious holiday accommodation, Meadowbank.

This semi-detached property has been designed with a group of families and friends in mind, perfect for those seeking to explore the area’s wealth of attractions and activities.

The interior of the property enjoys a real home from home aura and is complete with views of an unspoilt countryside landscape, acting as a backdrop to your relaxing break with your family.

Enter into the porch, where you can leave behind your muddy boots and raincoats before making your way to the sleek kitchen, where a range of quality appliances awaits the chef of the group to cook up a storm.

Once your meals are prepared, regroup with your family at the dining table to delight in your dish and toast to a wonderful holiday.

Relax into your evening within the sitting room, where you can light up the fire to offer a gentle warmth to wash over the room, as you sink into the sofas and tune into the TV.

During balmy evenings, soak up the views of the countryside setting with a cup of tea in hand in the light-filled conservatory, a joy to rest in.

Once the evening has drawn to a close, catch your rest before the next day’s adventure in one of the four well-presented bedrooms, each served by a large family bathroom with a walk-in shower and a separate bath.

On the ground floor is the master bedroom, housing a double bed and good wardrobe storage, whilst upstairs there is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement.

Containing to impress, the property comes with a washing machine so that you easily freshen up your clothes and within the conservatory, there is a double bed for any additional guests that you may be bringing.

Access to the rear garden is gained via the utility room or side gate, where the large decked area overlooking the countryside, provides a great spot for enjoying a spot of alfresco dining.

For your local amenities head into the pretty village of Drybrook, where you will find a village store and Post Office, butcher, fish and chip shop and village pub.

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a plethora of walking and cycling routes, as well as other attractions, including the ruins of Ruardean Castle awaiting to be discovered.

The International Centre for Birds of Prey is also close by, as well as Wigpool Common, a 19 acre SSSI, making Meadowbank a great base for nature lovers to see many rare species of flora, fauna and birds.

Those feeling more adventurous can visit Go Ape or go kayaking on the River Severn.

Other places from the cottage, which are worth a visit includes the pretty village of Symonds Yat, the historic waterfront city of Gloucester and the Norman medieval castle ruin of Goodrich.

Bring your family and friends to this wonderful base for that break that you have been longing for.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double bedroom, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory with sofa bed
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking
  • Large patio area with table and chairs
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Gate across drive must always be kept shut due to wild boar roaming the village
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available

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About the location


Symonds Yat 8.5 miles; Gloucester 14.5 miles.

The charming village of Drybrook, a former royal hunting ground, lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean and offers visitors many amenities, including a village store and Post Office, butcher, fish and chip shop and village pub. The area boasts many Nature Reserves, the closest being Wigpool Common, a 19 acre SSSI, a great place for nature lovers to see many rare species of flora, fauna and birds. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are all on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Drybrook is located close to the delightful market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, whose timbered Tudor buildings, striking 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, all make these areas a must to visit. Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the stunning countryside from a hot air balloon! Explore Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century 'Marcher Castle', or enjoy the renowned walks along Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral; you may recognise the Cloisters as they were used in the Harry Potter films. Visit Symonds Yat with its towering rock where peregrine falcons breed or The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore and a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. A great Gloucestershire cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas