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Idyllic Country Properties set on a Peaceful Village Farm - The Lodge



Updated: 19-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online


The Lodge

Recently decorated, The Lodge is a wooden chalet with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin. A camp bed is available for an extra child), 2 bathrooms and WiFi. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen/dining area including cooker, fridge freezer, and microwave. There is also a dining table and chairs to seat 6. The living area has a TV, DVD, Ipod Doc, WiFi and lots of local information. There is a large downstairs bathroom with w/c, wash basin and bath with shower over. Upstairs there is a large double bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and a wardrobe. There is also a large landing area with extra hanging space and room for a cot. Outside there is a covered veranda overlooking the private garden and with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. There is also a large private garden, driveway and parking. The Lodge is set in a peaceful location on the edge of a farm only a few minutes walk to local pubs, restaurants and the castle.

About the property


We have two rental properties - The Lodge (sleeps maximum of four adults, one child and one baby) and Hawthorn Cottage (sleeps maximum of three in one bedroom). Both properties were redecorated spring 2017.

***Late availability for The Lodge Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June, 3 nights***

Both properties are self catering with WiFi, fully fitted kitchens, bathrooms, sitting rooms and outdoor verandas and details of local attractions and restaurants are provided. The wooden Lodge has a double and twin bedroom and two bathrooms. It has its own private driveway and garden and is very spacious. No pets allowed.

Our other property, Hawthorn Cottage (sleeps maximum of three in one bedroom) is an open plan converted barn with cosy wood burner and an upstairs gallery with a double and single bed and shower room. Parking and outside dinning by the stream. 1 pet is welcome in Hawthorn Cottage staying in the large porch.

The village of Clearwell lies within a area of outstanding natural beauty and there are 2 public houses, 2 restaurants, a café at the Clearwell Caves, Clearwell Castle, the church of St. Peter, Puzzle Wood and Perrygrove Railway. All well worth a visit!

Linen and Towels are provided. Check in 4pm/Check out 11am. No smoking. 1 pet in Hawthorn Cottage only.

Discount for returning guests of 10% on a repeat booking.

Clearwell sits in an attractive valley adjacent to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. The market town of Coleford is only 1.5 mile away where you find all local amenities. Look forward to your visit!!

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About the Owner

Denise - AMD Holiday Rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Denise - AMD Holiday Rentals

Situated in the picturesque village of Clearwell, Stank Farm dates back to circa 1700. It is now home to Andrew and Louise Salter and their two children Will, aged 15 and Lily, aged 11 and numerous sheep, pigs, cattle, rabbits, cats, chickens and doves.

Denise - AMD Holiday Rentals purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Denise - AMD Holiday Rentals chose Forest of Dean district

Beautiful setting with lots of activities and tourist attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A really cosy and comfortable cottage with all that we needed."

"Kids loved being on the farm with the animals and gave us a chance to relax in the peaceful surroundings."

"Great area, so much to see and do and loved the pubs in the village! Will definitely come back".
Jan 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"A really cosy and comfortable cottage with all that we needed."

"Kids loved being on the farm with the animals and gave us a chance to relax in the peaceful surroundings."

"Great area, so much to see and do and loved the pubs in the village! Will definitely come back".
Jan 2010
  • 1 of 1

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Booking can be made via email or telephone. A 30% deposit is required to confirm booking by bank transfer. Final payment due 8 weeks before stay. Minimum stay 2 nights. Except at peak season when minimum one week.

Discount for returning guests of 10% of repeat booking.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am. We are flexible as to the time and day of arrival. Please contact the owner to discuss your requirements.

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

2 Adults staying at the cottage for 2 nights.

Cottage was beautifully furnished and well equipped with everything that we needed for a cosy, comfy short break.

Garden & surrounding areas were stunning & lots of places to visit locally.

Nothing could be changed to make this any better

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really lovely log lodge, beautifully renovated and in a great location. Good for children.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved the property!! Perfect setting. Well fitted out. Perfectly located for attractions.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property. Good size, and nicely fitted out. Added bonus having a playground across the road which the kids loved. Owners were very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect. Nice pub in the village. Everything was good. We plan to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We absolutely loved our stay in this lodge on Stank Farm!!!

  • 5 of 5

Two adults & two teenagers spent three nights at this wonderful lodge on Stank Farm. All four of us absolutely loved it! The lodge itself was so clean, tidy and well equipped/presented, that it outreached our expectations, and situated on Stank Farm was the perfect setting! The kids loved the freedom to look around the farm, and bikes were available for us to take out. We were a bit worried about keeping two teenagers entertained but the area offered so much too. For us the Llama trekking, deep level caving, and segway experiences were the best. Some fantastic places to eat in the local village also. No local shop though so make sure you stock up on your way. All four of us came away having thoroughly enjoyed our stay & were sad to leave. We would highly recommend this lodge & have already done so to friends!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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shame about the lack of interest

  • 2 of 5

Lovely location, nice rental. Unfortunately, because the heating system was on a timer. This meant that on our arrival, the heating didn't kick in until 4pm,took at least another hour for the place to warm up. Came back from a trip out for the day, again had to wait for the timered heat to kick in. Contacted the owner to say that this wasn't working for us in terms of when the heating came on. Only to be told " we're out on a walk at the moment, followed by instructions on how to make sure that the heating would come on. This was the only offer of help that we received. There was no follow up call or knock on the door to see if we were OK. Went home a day early as 3 of our party felt ill due to being cold. The attitude from the owners was disinterested to say the least.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you did not feel the response from the owners was good enough. Normally they give access to the heating timer control so you can override the system at any time. It was a great shame that you left early without letting anyone know. We have not had this complaint before. Again we apologise for this unfortunate situation.
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We very much enjoyed our stay at the Lodge! Beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot fault our stay at all. We hadn't realised that we needed to bring our own towels and the owners were very accommodating and lent us some of their own. The very attentive cats on the farm were an added bonus! 5 stars all round!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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From the Owner

Beautiful setting with lots of activities and tourist attractions.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol, Cardiff at 30 Miles Nearest Train : Lydney at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : The Gower at 90 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Ideally located close to the stunning Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean both properties are the ideal base for walking the famous Offa's Dyke footpath and there are numerous other walks available whatever your fitness! The Black Mountains of Wales are approximately 40 mins away and the beautiful scenery of Wales is even closer where you may even spot a Red Kite. There a numerous stables offering pony trekking across the Black Mountains.

The Forest of Dean boasts a host of wildlife from beautiful deer to the infamous boar. Horse riding is also available locally. Symonds Yat is approximately 15 mins away where Peregrine Falcons are known to nest. The RSPB volunteer will help you spot one and many of other birds. Canoeing and water sports activities are available at Symonds Yat and the Wye Valley Adventure Centre 20 mins away.

A perfect base for exploring many local castles and forts such as Goodrich and Chepstow Castles. We are also only 15 mins from the dramatic Tintern Abbey.


Wales' beautiful Gower Coast with stunning sandy beaches and coastal walks is just 1.5 hours drive away. Weston-Super Mare is just 45 mins away if you fancy a traditional English seaside with fish and chips and amusement arcades.


Bristol Airport and Cardiff Airport and both approximately an hour's drive. Chepstow National Express coach station has regular services throughout the UK and is just 15 mins away, great if you are on a cycling holiday. We are approximately 10 miles from the M4, M5 and M50 by car.


Stank Farm is within the Village of Clearwell. Coleford is a market town only 1.5 miles away. Monmouth and Chepstow, are both beautiful old market towns only 15 minutes away. Gloucester, Cardiff and Bristol are about 40 mins away.

Further Details:

Coleford has all the convenience shopping you need including restaurants, supermarkets, banks, leisure facilities, cinema, library. Each cottage has an extensive information pack on places of interest for walkers, cyclists, golfers, children or "relaxers".


Property Type

  • chalet


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Towels provided


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Camp bed available for additional child
  • The lodge sleeps a maximum of 4 adults plus 1 child in a camp bed and 1 infant in a travel cot.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: The Lodge is a great place for a family with lots of outside space. The heating is electric and there are thermostats on every radiator. All heating is included. Hawthorn Cottage (our other property which sleeps three in one bedroom) is cosy and romantic, and also ideal for a couple with a young child. Again the heating is electric and there is a wood burner with all logs etc provided. Both properties are private and peaceful with only the noise of the horses, sheep and pigs to wake you up in the morning. Outside: Stank Farm has 22 acres of pasture land with horses and sheep grazing. There is direct access to countryside walks with a public footpath passing through the land. Guests are welcome to wander around the farm and help with feeding. Both properties have private outdoor space with table and chairs and parking. The Lodge has a veranda area with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.