Newent is 5 minutes by car and has several pubs, a chip shop, 2 Indian restaurants, 2 Chinese takeaways, 2 Co-op supermarkets and numerous smaller outlets and a whole host of other shops. It is a pleasant and historic place to visit. There is a nice country pub and restaurant 5 minutes’ walk away just outside the gate.
For larger purchases Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have large and modern supermarkets less than 8 miles away in Gloucester (15 mins drive). Sainsburys and Morrisons also have stores located in Ross-on–Wye (10 miles); There are large Aldi and LIDL stores nearby as well. Most will deliver to site.
We are approximately 5 miles from the M50; less than 15 miles from the M5 and on a bus route to Gloucester, Newent and Ross-on-Wye that runs every hour (there is a bus stop very close to the Farm). Details can be found on the Stagecoach Website.
The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley (20-30 minutes’ drive away) host stunning scenery combined with countless activities such as fishing, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, horse riding, orienteering, walks, cycling, rope climbing courses, mazes, hill walking, hiking backwoods survival and swimming. Attractions such as the Millennium Arboretum are minutes away.
We are 30 minutes away from the Malvern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty and approximately 1.5 hours away from the Brecon Beacons national park.
The cities of Hereford and Gloucester, together with the spa town of Cheltenham, provide access to a host of activities including a purpose-built indoor tennis centre and a large indoor climbing wall (both in Gloucester); leisure pools with wave machines/flumes in Hereford. Worcester is not much further away and is another large historic city.
The Forest of Dean is also host to a number of registered instructors for more active outdoor pursuits who can offer access to instruction in such sports under safe guidance.