Stay at Old-Lands
There are 3 holiday cottages at Old Lands, all of which sit in or alongside the flowery yard to the west of the big
house. Simple & cosy cottages, each with its own character, cotton bed linen, furnished with welsh blankets and antique
furniture from the big house. You can pre-order seasonal produce from our Walled Garden and store-cupboard
food from our shop. Should you like a break from cooking you can order wholesome, hearty, homemade meals in advance. Parents can award themselves a lie-in by booking a session for their children to build dens and muddy their wellies at the Forest School. There are 80 acres for you to roam about in and the resident naturalist Sam, who grew up here, does a nature walk on Tuesdays. You might also like to pick up a pair of oars for a row round the island on the lake, or wander along the yew-tree walk and toss a ball on the old, well loved tennis court. Keen gardeners can volunteer in the walled garden, if sitting still is not your thing. We also can offer evening baby sitting, massage and personal training sessions out & about on the estate. The estate is 10 minutes from the Wye Valley . The Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains are 20 minutes in the other direction, as it’s border territory there are castles galore on the doorstep. We do short & long breaks with weekly rates starting at £390.