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 can buy seasonal organic 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 200 acres for you to roam about in and the resident naturalist Sam, who grew up here, does a nature walk on Mondays. 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. We can also offer evening baby sitting, massage and personal training sessions out & about on the estate. There is also a letter boxing treasure hunt and for those of you with green fingers, you can volunteer to work in the walled garden. The estate is 10 minutes from the Wye Valley, The Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains are 20 minutes in the other direction and as it’s border territory there are castles galore on the doorstep. We do short & long breaks with weekly rates starting at £390 .
We shall remain closed until at least the 4th of July as per the existing virus restrictions, if not longer, whatever is considered the right thing to do. However, those making bookings going forward from that date we will guarantee a full refund if the restrictions continue and will leave the requirement for full payment until only 3 days prior to the arrival date.