Hawthorne Cottage Caravan Site, Coleford, Gloucestershire
This delightful little site lies at the edge of woodland in the Forest of Dean. Apart from exploring the forest, the site is also situated a short drive away from Lydney, Coleford and the Welsh border, it also makes an ideal base for visiting the Wye Valley.
The site has 10 well spaced pitches, each with hardstanding and electric hook up points. There is a toilet block (including hot shower) and a chemical toilet disposal point. A fresh water tap with waste water disposal point is adjacent. A small hut contains stocks of leaflets detailing places and events of local interest.
The site has a large amount of birds and wildlife. Site owners, John and Anne Allcock, take great pride in maintaining this campsite, keeping it in immaculate condition. Dogs are welcome but must be properly controlled and exercised off site. We do not take children under 14.
We only take caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents. We do not rent cycles, there is a cycling centre (pedal-a-bike-away) about 4 miles away which rents a variety of bikes, we have wifi and freesat available, and the site has access straight into the forest.
Electric hook up.
Places of interest include the Speech House (built in 1676 as a court where local people could have their say) Clearwell Caves and Puzzlewood (where they've recently been filming Merlin), which contain the remains of iron mines worked for over 2500 years.
The Dean Forest Railway operates steam trains from Norchard Railway centre to Lydney Junction and Parkend. Mallards Pike is a lovely place to picnic and walk and also features Go Ape if you're feeling energetic.
Monmouth the birthplace of Henry V is only a short drive away. The town contains the unique Monnow Bridge (a narrow, fortified bridge built in the 13th Century) and several museums (including one on Lord Nelson). The Naval Temple, on Kymin Hill above the town, is well worth a visit .The Temple was founded on the second anniversary of the battle of the Nile. Nelson gave it his approval on a visit in 1802.
Also within easy driving distance is St Braivels Castle, a one-time hunting lodge of King John, but now serving as a youth hostel. St Braivels village is delightful and from here you can take a steep road down to the Wye Valley. This area is well worth visiting for Tintern Abbey alone. The Abbey ruins sit on the banks of the River Wye and are overlooked on either side by woodlands, which are at there most beautiful in the autumn.
There are a number of Golf Courses / leisure centre's / swimming pools within 4 miles. A local bus route runs regularly and the bus stop is situated within 250 yards from site.
Telephone: 01594 563117
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