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Brookview Lodge

Upper Soudley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1079900)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Brookview Lodge is a homely 'studio style' self-contained lodge set in a secluded, idyllic, rural valley, close to the village of Soudley, halfway between Blakeney and the picturesque Soudley Ponds.

Surrounded by peaceful countryside and with gorgeous views, this property has a covered patio with hot tub and is the perfect romantic retreat for a get away from it all relaxing break.

Through the five bar gates and with parking available, the lodge is located at the end of the driveway and is accessed through the patio doors under the covered terrace.

From the plush sofa and double bed looking out onto the gardens and wooded valley, there's plenty of space to relax and unwind after busy days spent exploring the local area.

An early morning hot tub soak in the sunshine followed by breakfast on the covered patio, listening to birdsong and the babbling brook at the foot of the garden will enchant the senses and have you resolving to return to experience the forest again as seasonal changes occur, with the bluebells and wild garlic of late spring giving way to verdant summers of dragonflies and the sight of buzzards overhead followed by the misty autumn hues and crisp wintry walks with often the chance of seeing wild deer or wild boar among other local wildlife.

Although views from the lodge are picturesque enough to spend many hours simply relaxing at the accommodation there is certainly no shortage of local attractions and activities including the Dean Forest Railway, Perrygrove Railway, Puzzlewood and the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo with its specially heated tropical butterfly house and array of exotic insects.

Wenchford Picnic Site, Mallards Pike Lake, Cannop Ponds Lake and Lydney lake all offer lots of very pleasant walking routes and bird spotting opportunities.

Bring your loved one to Brookview Lodge for an enchanting magical stay for two in the delightful Forest of Dean.

A small rural hamlet set in the middle of the wonderful Forest of Dean, just over a mile from the picturesque Soudley Ponds is the setting for this ideal spot from which to explore the many breathtaking woodland walks and cycle routes, being only 15 minutes' drive from Pedalabikeaway where cycles can be hired.

The nearby Blakeney Straits has a number of tranquil picnic areas next to a brook.

The Dean Heritage Centre & Museum and Soudley Ponds are just over a mile away.

The RSPB Nagshead Nature Reserve is close by also and is home to many rare woodland birds, offering interesting events for all ages throughout the year.

England's largest oak forest and with AONB status, the Forest of Dean boasts numerous trails which can be explored on foot, bicycle and horseback.

Canoeing, kayaking, caving, fishing, golf, and even abseiling for the more adventurous, are all popular activities in this unspoilt region.

The eerie caverns and ancient caves of Clearwell are close by, as are the old Roman mine workings at the Scowles, Puzzlewood, (which featured as a set for a recent Star Wars film).

Nearby attractions include The Gloucestershire Way, Offa's Dyke Path and Symonds Yat with its famous vantage point atop magnificent limestone rocks above the winding River Wye.

The accommodation is ideally situated to set off for days out exploring the historic town of Monmouth with its elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards or Ross-on-Wye with its delightful riverside walks and Tudor Timbered houses; both towns offering a great choice of shops, restaurants and public houses.

The Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains, Hay-on-Wye, or the unspoilt Malvern Hill’s and lovely Cotswold towns and villages are all just a little further afield for those considering a two-centre holiday.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Studio-style open-plan living space with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, fridge, crockery, cutlery and cooking implements, TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Veranda with covered all weather patio, furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • This property does not accept infants due to unfenced brook.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

UPPER SOUDLEY

Cinderford 3 miles; Gloucester 17 miles.

Located on the eastern edge of the Forest of Dean, this charming village has a lovely pub, with numerous walks and cycle rides from the village. Soudley Ponds are a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts and the Dean Heritage Centre is located just outside the village where guests enjoy the history of the area, enjoy the many outdoor trails and try their hand at woodcarving. The beautiful 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, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, while fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. The thriving village of Newnham-on-Severn nestles on the banks of the River Severn. The village is steeped in history, and offers specialist shops to suit all interests, along with traditional pubs and cafes. This charming village, part of which is designated Conservation Area, has a tree-lined main street, many listed buildings, a striking central clock tower and is ideally located for watching the spectacular Severn Bore. Littledean with its unique Jail Museum and Quadrophenia Collection, Westbury Court Garden, the only restored water garden in the country and the ancient caves and eerie caverns of Clearwell Caves (as seen in Dr Who and Merlin) make a great family day out. The ancient market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth have excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, plus many black and white timbered buildings, or visit the historic walled town of Chepstow with its celebrated race course and impressive Norman castle. A little further afield, discover the beautiful Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park.

Region Information

This property does not accept infants due to unfenced brook.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas