High Cloud Farm and Barn, Monmouthshire
www.highcloudfarm.com Sleeps 24
The accommodation sleeps up to 24 people and is perfect for a self catering holiday. It is ideal for family occasions, birthday celebrations, reunions, and holiday breaks with kids. You can relax by the pool, walk through the hills, bike on traffic free lanes, canoe or cruise the River Wye , enjoy unlimited local activities and award winning pubs and restaurants, or wind down in the hot tub. It is located at the end of a half mile private lane in its own 30 acre site with lawns, woodland grotto, stream and ponds, heated swimming pool, hot tub, huge games room and running track but it is unsuitable for stag parties or raucous celebrations.
Contact: Lewis Scott
High Cloud Farm, Pen y Clawdd, Near Monmouth, NP25 4BT
Tel 01600 772929
The Anchor, Gloucestershire
www.theanchor.me.uk Sleeps 22
Sleeping up to 22 in 8 bedrooms, The Anchor, which served the village as a pub for over 300 years, might have been designed for large group self catering holidays. The setting is beautiful and the location magical. If you want to stay home, you couldn’t have a better spot: play games, relax in the hot tub, sit in the garden soaking up the sun, barbecue on the terrace, stroll down to the river bank, and call in at the Forge Hammer for a quick drink and chat with the locals. If you wanted to do something a bit livelier then have a go at Team Challenge which is run in the gardens right here.
This charming village pub retains many of the original features and decor from its trading days. Indoors 6 of the 8 rooms are en suite while the others has their own opposite. One of the 8 is the ground floor the snug housing a sofa-bed with adjoining bathroom and loo which is also handy for evening bath time for children. There is an extra wc cloakroom with disabled separate lavatory as well.
Above all you’ll be staying in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley surrounded by some of Britain’s loveliest unspoilt countryside.
Contact: Lewis Scott
Anchor, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9SB
Tel 01600 772929
Lowe Farm, Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire
www.holidaysherefordshire.co.uk Sleeps 24
Lowe Farm is a spacious holiday home having been recently refurbished to a very high standard offering accommodation for families, friends and groups for special occasions. It has the added benefit of a games room, with pool table and football table. The property caters for 16 guests in Lowe Farm but up to 24 via an interlocking door when booked with Lowe Farm Cottage, 10 bedrooms in total. There is a dining are for everyone to eat together and a very well equipped kitchen.
Lowe Farm was built in 1870 and was part of a glassworks before being turned into a working farm and farmhouse. There is plenty of space to walk and just a five minute walk from the 14th century local public house, The Black Swan. Lowe Farm has been in the Scudamore racing family for over seventy years where many a great horse was trained.
We are also able to offer clay pigeon shooting on site.
Contact: Micaela Scudamore
Lowe Farm, Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire
Smithy's Bunkhouse, Monmouthshire
www.smithysbunkhouse.co.uk Sleeps 24
Accommodation - the Bunk House consists of two dormitories sleeping 24 with separate showers, wash-hand basins and a drying area. The kitchen is adjacent with a separate common room across the way.
The common room has a tiled floor, wood burning stove and easy chairs. A quantity of wood is supplied and extra can be purchased at a very reasonable price.There is some extra room above the common room which is usually used by group, leaders or snorer's (whichever the louder).
The kitchen is fully equipped with a catering sized gas cooker with hobs, microwave and fridges together with an ample supply of cutlery and utensils. Bench seating and tables provide space to eat inside and there are picnic benches outside should the weather permit eating al fresco.
Contact: Tracey Burns
Smithy's Bunkhouse, Lower House Farm, Pantygelli, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7HR
Tel 07482 226103
Fairlea Grange, Monmouthshire
www.fairleagrange.co.uk Sleeps 24+
Fairlea Grange is an imposing Gothic Townhouse 5 minutes walk from the station and 10 minutes from the centre of Abergavenny which is right at the foothills of the Brecon Beacon. It has 10 bedrooms which comfortably accommodate 24+ people, with a couple of additions in z beds plus 2 cots for infants. Bedrooms are large and welcoming, family bathrooms are similarly spacious (one has a 6 person sauna!).
It has two lounges with large wood burning stoves, 2 big TVs with Sky, a Home Cinema basement lounge, a well equipped kitchen (with an Aga too), a large dining room with an attached annexe for the kids should you wish to dine them separately, plus mini-gym and games room.
Outside in the large walled garden there’s lawns for games, (you could book a Team Challenge from us if you like) a hot tub, patio with barbecue area and outdoor furniture, and ample parking for 6 cars in the drive and plenty of additional on street parking.
Well behaved pets are very welcome. Because of its residential location the Grange is not suitable for single sex groups or raucous parties.
Contact: Lewis Scott
Fairlea Grange, 24 Belmont Road, Abergavenny, NP7 5HN
Tel 01600 772929
Holly Tree House, Herefordshire
www.hollytreehouse.info Sleeps 22+
Full of character, on the edge of the woods at the end of a private lane this beautiful three storey Victorian house nestles in the heart of the Wye Valley with stunning views over the wonderful River Wye and up to famous Yat Rock. The house easily accommodates 22 people and is perfect for family get-togethers, special occasions, celebrations, reunions and fun, activity-based holidays, ideal for group self catering holidays in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.
It combines genuine peace and quiet (apart from the sound of the river) and absolutely no traffic, with loads of Outdoor Activities to do nearby and 3 excellent pub/restaurants within walking distance (plus one that’s accessed by river ferr.). It’s comfortable, totally safe for children and pets, has open fires, stunning views, a hot tub and our guests return time and again for a group self catering holiday in the Wye Valley or Forest of Dean. Popular dates can be booked more than a year ahead.
Contact: Lewis Scott
Holly Tree House, Symonds Yat West, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BL
Tel 01600 772929
Shetton Barns, Herefordshire
www.shettonbarns.com Sleeps up to 29
For those seeking peace and tranquility away from the city we have 2 renovated farm buildings with oak flooring and exposed beams in an idyllic setting, with sleeping for up to 29 people. There are amazing views from the large garden which is ideal for large groups, Hen Parties family or friends special celebrations.
Shetton Barns complex is made of two semi detached barns conversions situated in the glorious tranquil countryside of Herefordshire. The whole complex is nestled in the small hamlet of Shetton, situated toward the end of a quiet country lane and surrounded by rolling hills and woodland. You can rent a single unit or two depending on size of your party.
Contact: David Palmer.
6,Shetton Barns, Mansel Lacy, Hereford, HR4 7HP
Tel: 01981 590718 Mob: 07974 087909
River Wye Lodge, Herefordshire
www.riverwyelodge.com/ Sleeps 26
With its face looking out on the River Wye, and its back to the Royal Forest of Dean, River Wye Lodge is the perfect large group self catering holiday accommodation in the Forest of Dean or Wye Valley. We have converted this country inn to provide the space, location and facilities to ensure that you have a genuinely memorable holiday. Great for groups of friends, families, reunions, celebrations, activitiy holidays or simply relaxing in stunning surroundings. There is more than enough space to sleep 26 in 12 bedrooms, (10 ensuite) including a ground floor en suite disabled twin room. The large atmospheric lounge has a wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player and music system, while the dining room comfortably accommodates 26 round the table. On site, there is plenty to keep everybody amused: a childrens games room with table tennis, pool, table football, a hot tub to unwind after a day out, a childrens playground; a barbecue area and plenty of outdoor seating where you can chill and watch the River Wye slowly wind its way down to Symonds Yat.
Contact: Lewis Scott
Big House Holiday Lets, 3 Agincourt Square, Monmouth NP25 3BT
Tel 01600 772929
Little Gaerfields, Herefordshire
www.upperfieldsfarm.co.uk Sleeps 25 + 2
Sleeping up to 25 in the main house in 9 bedrooms and 8 bathroom/wet rooms plus 2 extra in the shepherds hut makes it an ideal house to to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends from a hen party to a golden wedding anniversary.
Lots of love and attention to detail have gone into converting our old milking barn into the house it is today with quirky little corners here and there, we have the little extra's like all the lovely comfortable 6' superking beds which can be made as singles meaning 25 single beds if needed, a chef to come and cook wonderful meals and clear away if you want to really chill out with a glass of wine or two . Underfloor heating and a log wood burner for the cold winter months makes sure the house is always warm and toasty.
Besides the garden and field for a game of cricket, football or whatever is your chosen sport there is the indoor heated swimming pool, swim jet and sauna or a walk across the fields to the local pub. Herefordshire nestled on the border of Wales has a lot to offer those who want to explore local history or activities with the famous Yat rock at Symonds Yat being 5 miles away nestling under the Royal Forest of Dean.
Contact: Shelia Jones.
Upperfields Farm, Llangarron, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6PQ
Tel 01989 770281
Camp Hillcrest, Gloucesterhire
www.camphillcrest.co.uk Sleeps 22
Terrific bunkhouse in the beautiful Wye Valley just off Offas Dyke. On site facilities: Cinema screen, Pool table, self catering kitchen, fire pits with Extras available Inc. hot tubs, indoor skatepark, wood fired pizza and breakfast.
£15 per person per night (sleeps 22) Bunkhouse includes wifi, cinema projecter, communal social space, self catering kitchen, pool table, barbecue Breakfast and evening meals available on request £5 per person Skate park hire £65 a day Hot tubs £200
Contact: Corinna 07919 385886 Tom 07817 422904
Camp Hillcrest bunkhouse, The Common, St Briavels, GL15 6SH
Tel 01594 531220
The Colloquy, Herefordshire
www.the colloquy.com Sleeps 16+
The Colloquy is a very large and chic retreat for a family celebration, a university re-union or a big birthday. It also provides a contemporary location for corporate retreats, board meetings, management courses or executive training. Bedrooms vary in size and shape but not, we think, comfort. Bathrooms or wetrooms are more generously proportioned than many ordinary bedrooms; king size pocket sprung beds and Egyptian cotton linen are the rule. Three of the bedrooms have mezzanine galleries, two have their own kitchen (and the two other pairs share one each). So there's no need to pad downstairs if you fancy an impromptu midnight feast. Additional accommodation of the same high quality is available adjacent to The Colloquy and elsewhere on the Whittern Estate, ask for details or see our other website.
Contact: Jo or Sarah
The Colloquy, Lyonshall, Herefordshire, HR5 3JA
Tel 01544 340241
Dunfield House, Herefordshire
www.dunfieldhouse.org.uk Sleeps 25 and 70
Standing in 15 acres of gardens and parkland, is a beautiful activity centre set in an ideal rural location, that allows your group to meet together as a community. Dunfield offers excellent facilities for youth, schools education and family groups to meet together and run their own programs. We offer self catering for up to 25 people in our stables accommodation. Fully catered bunk style accommodation for up to 70 guests Home cooked meals are wholesome and plentiful using local produce where possible Set in 15 acres of lawned terraces, woodlands and streams Plenty of outdoor areas for football, volleyball and team games. Games room, Indoor heated pool Suitable for schools, family gatherings and church groups.
Dunfield House, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3NN
Tel 01544 230563
Kempley Barns, Herefordshire
www.kempleybarns.co.uk Sleeps 14
Looking for accommodation for groups of up to 14 people? You can take the opportunity to book all the barns for that special occasion or meet your friends for that annual reunion. The choice is yours. The barns are fantastic spaces to spend as much time together or apart. Flexible easy living accommodation allows for this. Enjoy the open-plan living and dining areas which seat large gatherings of friends and family. Simply bring wellies and enjoy a Famous Five lifestyle with boat bug and bonfire. Explore the open-sided barn - trampoline, play pool, table tennis, badminton, cricket and on and on....
Contact: Bob & Petula Skerrett
Woodhouse Farm, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7UW
Tel 01989 780 772, Mob 07739 233 172
Old Brampton Barn, Herefordshire
www.oldbramptonbarn.co.uk/ Sleeps 16
Old Brampton Barn is a superb barn conversion in an idyllic secluded setting 300 yards from the River Wye, near Ross on Wye. We offer both self-catered and bed-and-breakfast accommodation, for groups of up to 16. The barn is reached by a country track and is in an area of outstanding beauty. The Wye Valley Way, the Ross way and Herefordshire trail all converge just below the barn near the river. There is a canoe launching site on the river near the barn and outstanding country walks, ideal for dogs, children and adult ramblers. Fishing is also available, day tickets can be obtained in Ross. This is country heaven.
Contact: Mike and Ellen
Old Brampton Barn, Brampton Abbotts, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7JE
Tel 01989 485055
Holt Farm, Herefordshire
www.holtfarmholidays.com Sleeps 20
Holt Farm offers an idyllic setting for your family get-together or special celebration with friends, Holt Barns dining hall can seat all 20+ guests together. Located on an organic farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire, there is easy access to Hay-on-Wye and the Welsh borders and Brecon Beacons. For a superbly relaxing short break and fun filled days with outdoor activities and walks galore. You can stay in any combination of Holt's four luxury cottages which accommodate 2, 4, 7 and 8 guests. Stay in all four for exclusive use of the secluded site and have the activities on site at Holt Farm or at sites around Herefordshire.
Contact: Ruth Christopher
Holt Farm Holiday Cottages, Michaelchurch Eskley, Herefordshire, HR2 0PT
Tel 01981 510238
Hopyard Farm, Monmouthshire
www.hopyardcourtyardcottage.co.uk/ Sleeps 14
Courtyard Cottage is a large self catering holiday home set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Located just 3 miles from Abergavenny and overlooking the Usk Valley, Hopyard Farm provides an ideal location to gather friends and family. Our highly graded accommodation offers 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms for up to 14 guests. This stunning corner of Wales is perfect for a short reunion or celebration but also offers a wealth of activities and attractions for a longer holiday.
Set in the Usk Valley Surrounded by wonderful views. Underfloor heating on ground floor. Full equipped 30ft kitchen/dining room. Short breaks and week bookings accepted. Large indoor games room. Seperate gym
Contact: Diana Blowfield
Hopyard Farm, Glanbaiden, Govilon, Abergavenny NP7 9SE
Tel 01873 830219
Castle Farm, Monmouthshire
www.capel-y-ffin.co.uk Sleeps 27
The Bunk barn and Granary can only be rented in conjunction with the Farmhouse. Our weeks run Friday to Friday, weekend breaks are available from Friday, mid-week breaks Monday to Friday.
All the bedrooms have big, cosy beds, thick duvets, quality bed linen (please note that towels can be provided as an extra), either freestanding wardrobes or chests of drawers and plenty of homely touches. There are eight altogether, with four extra sets of bunks in the Barns. This is not a house for lovers of ensuite facilities, but there are three downstairs bathrooms in the farmhouse and cottage, and a shower room in the main barn.
The Farmhouse is decorated in traditional country style, with big cosy sofas and chairs, painted brick walls, low wooden beams and a huge open fireplace in the farmhouse living room that's a joy to come home to at the end of a day in the fresh air.
The house has gas central heating, washing machine and tumble dryer, CD HiFi with iPod connection
Contact: Thekla Hickman
Castle Farm, Capel-y-Ffin, Abergavenny, NP7 7NP
Tel 07812 357118
The Fountain Lodge, Gloucestershire
www.fountaininn.info Sleeps 32
The Fountain Lodge has recently been renovated to provide good quality hostel accommodation at affordable prices. The lodge is available for groups of 8 to 32 people, and we welcome school parties, clubs, families, or just organised groups of friends looking for a budget holiday, without having to resort to poor quality accommodation. Full-size bunk beds are provided in dormitories accommodating 2,3,4,9 and 12 people. If required, prior arrangements can also be made to accommodate two, less able, guests at the Fountain Inn. Mattresses and pillows are provided, but sleeping bags and towels should be brought with you. Alternatively "bed-kits" can be rented for a small fee. Downstairs are full self-catering facilities, including utensils, microwaves, fridges, freezers and stoves. Adjoining this is a dining area and lounge, with television. A large barbecue and outdoor seating area are also available. Alternatively meals, including breakfast, are available from the Fountain Inn. Central heating and double-glazing throughout makes this an ideal base any time of year. Please note that exclusive use of the hostel cannot be guaranteed for groups of less than 22 people.
Contact: Alan & Michelle Powell
The Fountain Inn, Parkend, Near Lydney, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 4JD
Tel: 01594 562189
Monnington House, Herefordshire
www.monningtonhouse.co.uk Sleeps 18
Group Accommodation in Herefordshire Monnington House provides luxury self catering accommodation in an unspoilt and rural location on the edge of a family farm. It is almost equidistant from Hereford to Hay and close to the River Wye. It is a perfect situation for discovering the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons and beyond. There are top quality beds to sleep 18 in 9 spacious bedrooms each with their own bathroom or shower. A large well equipped kitchen which is easy to work in is located next to the dining area which seats up to 20. All 3 reception rooms have woodburners and comfy sofas. There is sofabed in the cottage. The games room in the outbuildings has pool and table football and there is a rustic table tennis room. Guests so far have celebrated their big birthdays at the house and we regularly see reunions of parties who love the outdoors. From here you can go canoeing on the Wye, mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons, walking extensively in the surrounding hills and you are only 45 minutes from the nearest gorge walking area. We are lucky to have a wide range of pubs all within 20 minutes drive from excellent value to Michelin star.
Contact: Anna Pearson Gregory
Monnington House, Monnington on Wye, Herefordshire, HR4 7NL
Tel 01672 563571 Mob 07879 886068
Trevase Cottages, Herefordshire
www.trevasecottages.co.uk Sleeps 18 x 2
Trevase Granary, converted in 2007, and Penblaith Barn, added in 2010, are traditional stone buildings that combine 18th century character with 21st century luxury and style. These beautiful spacious buildings are set in South Herefordshire within five miles of each other, Penblaith Barn is four miles north of Monmouth while Trevase Granary lies five miles north-west of Ross-on-Wye. Both self-catering holiday cottages boast stunning views and offer ideal large venues for family gatherings, reunions, group holidays and corporate hospitality. Both holiday cottages are near to Symonds Yat, Forest of Dean and only a short drive away from the Brecon Beacons. Whatever your requirement - extended family holiday, reunion, group holiday, or corporate event - Trevase Granary and Penblaith Barn provide perfect self-catering venues. Whichever you select for your self-catering cottage holiday in Herefordshire, you can be assured that we will do everything we can to make your stay truly perfect.
Contact: Liz Pursey
Trevase Farm, St Owens Cross, Herefordshire, HR2 8ND
Tel 01989 730210
Upper Trereece, Herefordshire
www.uppertrereece.co.uk Sleeps 8
Upper Trereece is a superb detached stone built barn converted in May 2005 into a holiday cottage. It stands in its own 10 acre pasture field leading down to the Garron Brook with 2 miles of private brown trout fishing near the village of Llangarron just 5 miles from Ross on Wye. It is ideal for all outdoor activities as well as fishing, walking, bird watching or simply relaxing. The barn provides spacious luxury accommodation for eight people and is equipped to a very high standard. Llangarron is mid-way between Ross on Wye and Monmouth and close to Symonds Yat and the Lower Wye Valley which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Forest of Dean with its miles of cycle tracks and footpaths is only a short distance away. The towns of Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Ludlow, Hay on Wye, Black Mountains and Malvern Hills are also all within easy reach. No hen or stag parties please.
Contact: Anne Pearson
Castle Ashby Lodge, Northampton, NN7 1LH
Tel 01604 696889
Old Great Marlborough, Herefordshire
www.bespokebynature.com Sleeps 22
A spacious, very comfortable, historic country house situated in the heart of the Golden Valley in border countryside between England and Wales with magnificent views of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. The house has 3 acres of its own grounds which are set in mature gardens and lawns and feature a tennis court with viewing pavilion, paved terraces with built-in barbecue, large play house and swings. The house is at the end of a track which is itself off a B road about 11/2 miles outside of Grosmont Village so it is very secluded. The accommodation consists of very generously sized rooms featuring a mix of fine antique furniture and comfortable furnishings. There is a large country kitchen with an AGA, an additional oven and hob unit and a built-in microwave/multifunction oven, marble work surfaces and a large breakfast table. The main room (30 x 20) has a substantial open fireplace and is a very welcoming room with large sofas and chairs. The dining room with its antique dining table and dressers can seat groups of at least 18 adults comfortably. The bedrooms will cater for up to 22 occupants. There is also a conservatory, 3 TV rooms, a games den with snooker and table football and an indoor heated swimming pool that doubles as a play area for basketball when the floor of the swimming pool is closed (our children like to play roller hockey and a sort of mixed tennis and squash in here).
Contact: Ed or Francesca
Lower House Farm, Longtown, Herefordshire,HR2 0NT
Tel 01873 860254
Oakraven Field Centre, Gloucestershire
www.oakraven.org Sleeps 30+
The Oakraven Field Centre provides warm and relaxing accommodation in a specially converted Victorian school. Indoor comfort is provided by a large communal hall heated by an open fire, a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, 3 bunk rooms sleeping 21, 6, and 3, as well as separate male/female toilets and shower. We are wheelchair friendly, with suitable lift and shower facilities. Children and dogs are welcome. Wi-Fi, large-screen TV, and darts are provided free. We can provide rooms for classes & training. We operate eco-friendly solar-heated water and solar panel electricity systems. While the accommodation is primarily self-catering, breakfasts, lunches, evening meals and even banquets can be provided by prior arrangement. Our bunks beds are supplied with fitted sheets, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag or duvet, pillow and a towel. Outside, a large walled forecourt and rear garden provide ideal areas for BBQs, safe children's play, and secure storage of mountain bikes, canoes, and other outdoor-pursuit equipment. 1.5 acres of grounds and meadow provides camping and outdoor fire-pit areas. A neighbouring 3-acre nature reserve is managed by us to provide a wide range of habitats to observe wildlife. This reserve is also available for education and training purposes. Oakraven is located in a quiet lane, bordering the picturesque western edge of the Forest of Dean. It is ideally situated for most outdoor activities, and there are pubs and other facilities just a mile away in the village of Mitcheldean.
Contact: Andy Moir
Oakraven Field Centre, Jubilee Rd, Mitcheldean Gloucestershire, GL17 0EE
Tel 01594 369 343
Tel: 07376 942151
Swallow Barn Glamping and Camping, Treharris
www.swallowbarnwales.co.uk/ Sleeps 18+
A place to relax, enjoy the countryside, walk, run, mountain bike, motorbike. We want to encourage those who enjoy the outdoors to come and visit the Welsh Valleys and experience what it has to offer. With Bike Park Wales and the Brecon Beacons National Park on our doorstep there is plenty to do and the farm is surrounded by endless countryside. We’ve set our accommodation up to offer the best of both worlds, all set out on spacious decks with firepits so you can appreciate life’s simple pleasures. All of our glamping accommodation includes log burners inside for the ultimate in cosy camping, fire pits and BBQs. Each Bell tent sleeps up to 5 people, the Norwegian lodge and the Viking Barrel sleep 4 people.
Contact: Tamsin Jones
Berthlwyd Farm Pentwyn Road, Quakers Yard, CF46 5BS
Tel 07905 943155
Colliers Bunkhouse, Gloucestershire
The Colliers Inn.com/ Sleeps 34
Our bunkhouse accommodation is situated at the back of The Colliers Inn and opens out onto a large pub garden with a paved patio area and picnic tables. The bunkhouse sleeps a maximum of 38 people. We have a room that accommodates 12, a room that accommodates 10 and the remainder is made up of rooms that accomodate 4. All of the rooms are heated and all of the beds are supplied with fitted sheets and pillows but you will need to provide your own sleeping bag or duvet along with a towel. There are separate gents and ladies washrooms along with two heated shower rooms with hair/body wash soap dispensers. The bunkhouse costs £25 per person per night which includes a full cooked English breakfast. We're more than happy to provide a veggie breakfast, but please let us know in advance so we can properly cater for your needs. Kettles and mugs are provided but you will need to bring your tea and coffee, although we can provide these for a small extra charge should you forget. Check in time is from 2pm and we ask that you are checked out before 11am. That said both these times are flexible so please ask if you have any special requirements. Safe storage is available for bikes, canoes etc, we also have an outside tap for hosing down your bikes and wellies as well as drying facilities if you get wet on your adventures.
The Colliers, Upper Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PP
Tel 01594 860 068
Orchard Barn, Herefordshire
www.orchardbarnholidays.com Sleeps 14
With it's six en-suite bedrooms Orchard Barn is a beautifully converted 18th century barn on the Welsh borders, offering an excellent venue for friends and family reunions. With unique views towards the neighbouring Border Castle and surrounding hills, guests can enjoy a restful break. Orchard Barn is 8 miles West of Ross on Wye and the M50 and 6 miles North of the Historic town of Monmouth with dual carriage way heading to the M4. There is en-suite accommodation for up to 14 people in this stunning barn with sociable living spaces.
Up to 3 pets are also welcome at Orchard Barn.
Contact: Mrs Sarah Partridge
Caldicott Farm, Broad Oak, Herefordshire, HR2 8QZ
Tel 01981 580248
Cefncoedbach Farm Cottages, Brecon
www.breconholidaycottages.co.uk Sleeps 8 and 12
Contact: June Powell
Cefn Coed Bach, Sarnau, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9PT
Tel 01874 623548
Mill End, Gloucestershire
www.millendmitcheldean.co.uk Sleeps 40
The General Stores, Mill End Mitcheldean is located on the edge of a village, which has all the amenities one might need for a weekend away for forest style out door active holidays or a self-catering weekend in a big country house. The majority of our bookings are two night weekend breaks to celebrate a big occasion. We specialise in and prefer hen parties though other group types are catered for. Currently available as a 4 star holiday or business let sleeping up to 40 guests over five units, or parts of it on an individual B&B basis or Monday to Friday short contracts , the inter-connected, five unit properties offer easy access to a range of fantastic outdoor activities within the Forest of Dean area. We cater for families and those with pets, plus bike enthusiasts with bike racks, boot racks, hose down area and outdoor hanging space for wet clothes for bikers and walkers. In addition we provide a fantastic and luxurious range of add-on attractions and activities to create a truly unique occassion. And we also offer in house catering with buffets and three course dinners and uniformed staff to complete the look.
The General Stores Mill End Mitcheldean Gloucestershire GL170HP
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Portland House, Herefordshire
www.largehouseholidayvenue.co.uk Sleeps 20
Jenny invites you to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere in wonderful village surroundings. We're proud to offer such comfortable and tasteful group accommodation. Portland House is Grade 11 listed and partly dates back to the 17th century, and the house has an intriguing history. If you want vintage, look no further. All bedrooms are ensuite, have very comfy beds, and individually styled. Each has a TV and hair dryer, some also with a trouser press Relax in the very comfortable lounge, especially cosy in the winter with a log fire. The elegant dining room, with its beautiful Victorian fireplace is perfect for 22 guests to enjoy dining. Our partially walled garden, with its pretty terrace area and BBQ, is also delightful in summer for alfresco eating. There are many pubs and restaurants close by four even in walking distance. Next door is Woods of Whitchurch, the fabulous village shop, which has a deli, off license, bakery and post office and takeaway food to die for.
Contact: Jenny Jarvis
Portland House, Whitchurch, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6DB
Tel 01600 890757
Great team building staff day out!
We had a fantastic day with Michael. He provided clear instructions, reassurance when some people were a little scared and had a very good rapport with the group. The location was beautiful, the equipment of good quality and the activities were great fun and challenging. We did abseiling and then a gorge walk, Michael knows his stuff and pitched the day perfectly to suit the varied needs/experience levels of the group. I would thoroughly recommend this as a day out with family, friends or colleagues.
Would highly recommend!
Excellent fun with a great coach/guide
We went abseiling and gorge walking with Michael and it was a top day out. He was very laid back - this was our day and he was happy to let us make the plan, so we did the abseiling at 10.30, then had a break for a pub lunch, then gorge walking in the afternoon.
The abseiling was a pretty scary 58-foot drop from an impressive bridge. A few in the group were less than sure they wanted to do it, but Michael talked them through it and everyone managed it. Great views of the valleys on the way down.
Then the gorge walking was a series of obstacles upstream like sliding under logs and scaling waterfalls. Really cool stuff - pretty tiring and very satisfying. Enjoyed by all.
Michael was a great guide and coach and made it an excellent day in the valley
Mark C - Cheltenham
A brilliant day's gorge walking and abseiling with Michael. He helped everyone master the 58-foot abseil, suggested we break the day up with a tasty pub lunch nearby, then led us over rocks, under logs, and up waterfalls on an exciting gorge walk.
Highly recommended. Matt B - Swindon
I would absolutely recommend Michael and his team. We had a fantastic day of team building and survival activities (pics are on this page - Hub & Haven team building). Great experience for management team we brought along. Highly recommended and definitely will be booking again. Thanks
Best wishes Paul W - Birmingham
Michael and his team were absolutely fantastic. This was booked as a team bonding exercise and it definitely worked as one. The guys were so supportive all the way through, helping less confident members of the team with challenges, constantly inspiring us to push ourselves further and even at one point jumping in with one of our team as a morale booster.
The entire day was so much fun and everyone had a great time. I would recommend the guys to anyone and would definitely come back and do this again.
Laura C - Cardiff
Dear Michael, I have had great feedback about the day. It has been interesting to hear about how everyone learned a little more about themselves by taking on the challenges you set. On the whole the day was an outstanding success and all were very impressed by the quality of your staff and instruction/guidance. I leave it to the 'adrenalin heads' in the company to decide to form a team and try the tougher challenge, I'm sure the company will pay for them to have another go in the near future. I hope some of them do go for it. I will let the right people know there can be tougher challenges set.
Thank you once again for a worthwhile day out, great challenges and value for money.
Jamie @ Rupert King - Monmouthshire
Hi Michael, we had a fantastic time yesterday, thank you so much. From the feedback from the guys, I think we would very much like to do something along these lines again next year - assuming when we are a full team again the new members are up for this kind of activity. So we'll surely be in touch again in the not so distant future. I will also do some positive PR for you around the company and who knows, another department may decide to go gorge walking as well.
Thanks again and have a lovely weekend.
Tracey Hyem, Commercial Marketing Manager firstname.lastname@example.org - Gloucestershire
Thank you very much for these photos, they are a great reminder of a fantastic time had by every one. The feedback this morning back in the office is brilliant, as much for the ones that went but I can also see that the ones who didnt qualify will really make sure they do next time. Thank you for all your help along the way in getting it organised and our guides for the day itself helped to make sure it was enjoyed by all, going out of their way to encourage even the most timid of person to do much more than they ever dreamed of.
Hope to be in touch again for more gorge scrambling in the future.
Michael - East Sussex