Lydney, Wye Valley, Forest of Dean & surrounding area
The Piggery is in every sense unique - not just by name! Hidden off a narrow lane, this old barn which once housed (you guessed it!) pigs, has been transformed into a welcoming and cosy holiday home that enjoys the most breathtaking views across rolling Gloucestershire countryside down towards the River Severn. The owners are wonderful hosts taking, providing seasonal flowers and tasty sponge cake for your arrival, and happily give tips on what to do nearby - naturally you could do nothing other than sit inside or out and take in the amazing views - as the pictures don't do it justice! The gardens that surround you are packed with cottage style plants, and the 'Viginia Creeper' that cloaks the barn and changes almost daily simply beautiful. Inside, lights floods in through large windows in all rooms, all a good sized rooms and all furnished traditionally as befits the building and location. Although you're set in a large meadow, civilization is down the lane, with a good pub about 800 yards away and a small shop too. This is a special and traditional holiday home, worth the journey and the hunt to find it as once you arrive and see the view you'll relax immediately. We love it.
The accommodation is all on one level which means that it is suitable for those with limited mobility.
ACCOMMODATION (all on one level)
Entrance to open plan Living Room with Dining area and Kitchen,
Kitchen, fully equipped with Rangemaster cooker with double oven, four ring hob, hotplate and ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher with circular dining table and five chairs.
Living Room light and bright looking towards the south, with two sofas, flatscreen TV and DVD, feature fireplace with electric woodburner effect fire.
Bedroom One, very large and spacious, with double bed (4ft 6in), wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bedroom Two with two single beds and patio doors to the garden and Ensuite Shower, WC & hand-basin
Bedroom Three with single bed, wardrobe and dressing table
Family Bathroom with bath, shower above, WC & hand-basin, plus washing machine
The barn is situated in a large meadow, accessed via a gravel track. There are various tables, chairs and benches for you use, from which you can soak up the sun or just stare at the view, plus the endless stream of wildlife that surrounds you.
Central heating and electricity included. Ample Parking. Regret No pets. Children Welcome. Cot and highchair available.
The Piggery is a located just outside the village of Woolaston, a small and rural community on the western side of Gloucestershire, area consisting of gently sloping farmland located on the northern banks of the River Severn. The countryside is beautiful and as you'd expect youve walks in every direction. The local pub, The Rising Sun, is a few minutes down the lane, plus there is a basic local shop for you simple provisions. Lydney is a simple working town, however, Lydney Docks are worth a visit! Althernatively Chepstow is about 15 mins away with all the main shops plus cafe's and restaurants.
The location is on the cusp of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley both known for their beauty and both of which provide a wealth of 'things to do'. 'Puzzlewood', a magical woodland in the Forest of Dean and Dean Forest Railway are well worth a visit and are within a short drive. If you fancy bringing your bikes, then you will be spoilt for places to ride, or alternatively you could 'get on the water' on the River Wye, either in a canoe or on a boat!
The National Diving and Activity Centre is nearby too! Explore the UK's deepest, inland Diving Centre at Tidenham Quarry, Tidenham, about 15 mins away. There are 55 acres of fresh water, in depths of up to 80mtres, divers can explore a plethora of underwater attractions!
As one would expect the location enjoys quite easy access to a number of attraction within the Forest-of-Dean and Wye Valley however popular spots such as Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, Tintern Abbey, Ledbury are all nearby. You can even canoe or fish on the River Wye if you wish! As you would expect there are country walks from your doorstep.
"Absolutely outstanding in all aspects. The cottage is a really lovely space, good sized, light rooms, all the things you need in side and loads of land surrounding it outside. And with long views towards the river Severn, it makes for a beautiful place to spend time. The owners, Jim and Sue couldn't have been more welcoming too and they were brilliant with the Kids. Jim offering up a barn full of games, bikes, water guns and even a little table football - kids loved it. "Skeggs 2017-09-05
"The location, how the cottage was equipped ,layout and comfort"Mr Mears 2017-08-08
"It was really homely, beautifully decorated and fitted with lots of character in a lovely relaxing setting. "Mrs Matthews 2017-08-07