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Outdoor  Activities in the Wye Valley,  Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and the Brecon Beacons

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This is not going to be just a page of links.  I want you to find the bunkhouse or group accommodation that is best for you and your group. I have looked at all these sites, talked to the owners and ensured that all of the accommodation here is set up to cater for groups of all sizes and outdoor enthusiasts in particular.  If you have any comments whether favorable or otherwise please let me know.

Group Accommodation
 

Upperfields Farm, Herefordshire 
 
The group accommodation and facilities at Upperfields Farm consist of two self catering holiday cottages, ideal to use as one large and spacious holiday home, it can sleep 22.

The 17th century barn is a made of traditional Herefordshire red sand stone and was once used to milk the cows in. It has been converted with great attention to detail and to a high standard. There is an inglenook fireplace with wood burner, beamed walls and ceilings, antique stained glass, built in Hoover cleaning system, underfloor heating, modern fitted kitchens, comfortable sitting rooms and beautiful bedrooms.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Shelia Jones. 
Upperfields Farm, Llangarron, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6PQ Tel 01989 770281
 
 
Dunfield House, Herefordshire
www.dunfieldhouse.org.uk sleeps 25 and 70 
 
Standing in 15 acres of gardens and parkland, is a beautiful activity centre set in an ideal rural location, that allows your group to meet together as a community.
Dunfield offers excellent facilities for youth, schools education and family groups to meet together and run their own programs. We offer self catering for up to 25 people in our stables accommodation.
Fully catered bunk style accommodation for up to 70 guests
Home cooked meals are wholesome and plentiful using local produce where possible
Set in 15 acres of lawned terraces, woodlands and streams
Plenty of outdoor areas for football, volleyball and team games.
Games room, Indoor heated pool
Suitable for schools, family gatherings, church group
 
 
 
 
Contact: Sue
Dunfield House, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3NN Tel 001544 230563
 
 
 
Trevase Cottages, Herefordshire

Trevase Granary, converted in 2007, and Penblaith Barn, added in 2010, are traditional stone buildings that combine 18th century character with 21st century luxury and style.

These beautiful spacious buildings are set in South Herefordshire within five miles of each other, Penblaith Barn is four miles north of Monmouth while Trevase Granary lies five miles north-west of Ross-on-Wye. Both self-catering holiday cottages boast stunning views and offer ideal large venues for family gatherings, reunions, group holidays and corporate hospitality.

Both holiday cottages are near to Symonds Yat, Forest of Dean and only a short drive away from the Brecon Beacons.

 Whatever your requirement - extended family holiday, reunion, group holiday, or corporate event - Trevase Granary and Penblaith Barn provide perfect self-catering venues. Whichever you select for your self-catering cottage holiday in Herefordshire, you can be assured that we will do everything we can to make your stay truly perfect.

 
 
Contact: Liz Pursey
Trevase Farm, St Owens Cross, Herefordshire, HR2 8ND Tel 01989 730210
 
 
 
Upper Trereece, Herefordshire
 
Upper Trereece is a superb detached stone built barn converted in May 2005 into a holiday cottage. 
It stands in its own 10 acre pasture field leading down to the Garron Brook with 2 miles of private brown trout fishing near the village of Llangarron just 5 miles from Ross on Wye.
It is ideal for all outdoor activities as well as fishing, walking, bird watching or simply relaxing. The barn provides spacious luxury accommodation for eight people and is equipped to a very high standard.
 
Llangarron is mid-way between Ross on Wye and Monmouth and close to Symonds Yat and the Lower Wye Valley which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Forest of Dean with its miles of cycle tracks and footpaths is only a short distance away. The towns of Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Ludlow, Hay on Wye, Black Mountains and Malvern Hills are also all within easy reach. No hen or stag parties please.
 
 
Contact:  Anne Pearson
Castle Ashby Lodge, Northampton, NN7 1LH     Tel : 01604 696889

 

Langstone Court Farmhouse, Herefordshire

Langstone Court Farmhouse is very popular with large families. It has a large self catering kitchen and a combination of bunk and twin beds. Suitable for group accommodation and hen parties it is only 5 miles from Ross on Wye and is ideally placed to access Herefordshire, the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire and the Brecon Beacons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Sonia Davies
Langstone Court Farmhouse, Langstone, Llangarron, Ross on Wye, HR9 6NR   Tel: 01989 770713
The Colloquy, Herefordshire

The Colloquy is a very large and chic retreat for a family celebration, a university re-union or a big birthday. It also provides a contemporary location for corporate retreats, board meetings, management courses or executive training.

Bedrooms vary in size and shape but not, we think, comfort.     Bathrooms or wetrooms are more generously proportioned than many ordinary bedrooms; king size pocket sprung beds and Egyptian cotton linen are the rule.

Three of the bedrooms have mezzanine galleries, two have their own kitchen (and the two other pairs share one each). So there’s no need to pad downstairs if you fancy an impromptu midnight feast.

Additional accommodation of the same high quality is available adjacent to The Colloquy and elsewhere on the Whittern Estate,  ask for details or see our other website.

 

 

Contact: Jo or Sarah
The Colloquy, Lyonshall, Herefordshire, HR5 3JA   Tel: 01544 340241
Portland House, Herefordshire

Jenny invites you to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere in wonderful village surroundings. We’re proud to offer such comfortable and tasteful group accommodation. Portland House is Grade 11 listed and partly dates back to the 17th century, and the house has an intriguing history. 

If you want vintage –look no further. All bedrooms are ensuite, have very comfy beds, and individually styled. Each has a TV and hair dryer, some also with a trouser press Relax in the very comfortable lounge, especially cosy in the winter with a log fire. The elegant dining room, with its beautiful Victorian fireplace is perfect for 22 guests to enjoy dining. 

Our partially walled garden, with its pretty terrace area and BBQ, is also delightful in summer for alfresco eating. There are many pubs and restaurants close by four even in walking distance. Next door is Woods of Whitchurch, the fabulous village shop – which has a deli, off license, bakery and post office and takeaway food to die for!

 

 

Contact: Jenny Jarvis
Portland House, Whitchurch, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6DB   Tel 01600 890757

 

Holt Farm, Herefordshire

Group Acconmmodation Herefordshire

 

Holt Farm offers an idyllic setting for your family get-together or special celebration with friends, Holt Barns dining hall can seat all 20+ guests together.  Located on an organic farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire, there is easy access to Hay-on-Wye and the Welsh borders and Brecon Beacons.  For a superbly relaxing short break and fun filled days with outdoor activities and walks galore.  

You can stay in any combination of Holt’s four luxury cottages which accommodate 2, 4, 7 and 8 guests. Stay in all four for exclusive use of the secluded site and have the activities on site at Holt Farm or at sites around Herefordshire.

 

 

 

Contact: Ruth Christopher
Holt Farm Holiday Cottages, Michaelchurch Eskley, Herefordshire, HR2 0PT   Tel 01981 510238
 

 

Oakraven Field Centre, Gloucestershire
www.oakraven.org sleeps 30+

The Oakraven Field Centre provides warm and relaxing accommodation in a specially converted Victorian school. Indoor comfort is provided by a large communal hall heated by an open fire, a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, 3 bunk rooms sleeping 21, 6, and 3, as well as separate male/female toilets and shower.

· We are wheelchair friendly, with suitable lift and shower facilities. 
· Children and dogs are welcome. 
· Wi-Fi, large-screen TV, and darts are provided free.
· We can provide rooms for classes & training.
· We operate eco-friendly solar-heated water and solar panel electricity systems.

While the accommodation is primarily self-catering, breakfasts, lunches, evening meals and even banquets can be provided by prior arrangement. Our bunks beds are supplied with fitted sheets, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag or duvet, pillow and a towel. 

Outside, a large walled forecourt and rear garden provide ideal areas for BBQs, safe children’s play, and secure storage of mountain bikes, canoes, and other outdoor-pursuit equipment. 1½ acres of grounds and meadow provides camping and outdoor fire-pit areas. A neighbouring 3-acre nature reserve is managed by us to provide a wide range of habitats to observe wildlife. This reserve is also available for education and training purposes. 

Oakraven is located in a quiet lane, bordering the picturesque western edge of the Forest of Dean. It is ideally situated for most outdoor activities, and there are pubs and other facilities just a mile away in the village of Mitcheldean. 

Contact: Andy Moir
Oakraven Field Centre, Jubilee Rd, Mitcheldean Gloucestershire, GL17 0EE    Tel 01594 369 343
 
 
 
Monnington House, Herefordshire
 
Group Accommodation in Herefordshire
Monnington House provides luxury self catering accommodation in an unspoilt and rural  location  on the edge of a family farm. It is almost equidistant from Hereford to Hay and close to the River Wye.  It is a perfect situation for discovering the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons and beyond.
 
There are top quality beds to sleep 18 in 9 spacious bedrooms each with their own bathroom or shower. A large well equipped kitchen which is easy to work in is located next to the dining area which seats up to 20.  All 3 reception rooms have woodburners and comfy sofas.  There is  sofabed in the cottage.
 
The games room in the outbuildings has pool and table football and there is a ‘rustic’ table tennis room.
 
Guests so far have celebrated their ‘big birthdays’ at the house and we regularly see reunions of parties who love the outdoors.   From here you can go canoeing on the Wye, mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons, walking extensively in the surrounding hills and you are only 45 minutes from the nearest gorge walking area.
 
We are lucky to have a wide range of pubs all within 20 minutes drive from excellent value to Michelin star.
 
 
Contact: Anna Pearson Gregory
Monnington House, Monnington on Wye, Herefordshire, HR4 7NL  Tel 01672 563571    Mob 07879 886068
 
 
 
 
 
Old Great Marlborough, Herefordshire

A spacious, very comfortable, historic country house situated in the heart of the Golden Valley in border countryside between England and Wales with magnificent views of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. The house has 3 acres of its own grounds which are set in mature gardens and lawns and feature a tennis court with viewing pavilion, paved terraces with built-in barbecue, large play house and swings.

The house is at the end of a track which is itself off a B road about 11/2 miles outside of Grosmont Village so it is very secluded. The accommodation consists of very generously sized rooms featuring a mix of fine antique furniture and comfortable furnishings.

There is a large country kitchen with an AGA, an additional oven and hob unit and a built-in microwave/multifunction oven, marble work surfaces and a large breakfast table. The main room (30 x 20) has a substantial open fireplace and is a very welcoming room with large sofas and chairs. The dining room with its antique dining table and dressers can seat groups of at least 18 adults comfortably. The bedrooms will cater for up to 22 occupants.

There is also a conservatory, 3 TV rooms, a games den with snooker and table football and an indoor heated swimming pool that doubles as a play area for basketball when the floor of the swimming pool is closed (our children like to play roller hockey and a sort of mixed tennis and squash in here).

Contact: Dawn Arbuthnott.
Mountain Gap Ltd, PO Box 152, Hereford, HR1 9EX Tel 020 8896 7060 Office open Mon, Wed and Thurs

 

 
 
 
 

 

The Old Vicarage, Herefordshire
www.aymestreyruralretreats.co.uk sleeps 16 - 40
 
This beautiful spacious Regency house is set back from a main road, in 8 acres of peaceful grounds leading down to the River Lugg and has been tastefully restored by its owners. For a walking activity it is Ideally positioned for exploring rural Herefordshire with the Mortimer Trail on the doorstep and Offa's Dyke Path close by.
If you want to canoe or fish then the River Lugg runs through the grounds and is easily accessible.
Hen parties are most welcome and the 8 acres of grounds are really well suited to running a Team Challenge for your party.
Horse riding is also available and if visitors want to bring their own horse, there is a paddock on site.The local airport at Shobden has easy access for those who prefer to arrive without the hassle of congested motorways and endless traffic queues

 

Contact: Mrs Ann Smith
The Old Vicarage, Aymestrey, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9SU    Tel 01568 708461

 

Flanesford Priory, Herefordshire
www.flanesfordpriory.co.uk  sleeps 40 to 50
 
 
Visitors to the spectacular Flanesford Priory, nestling beneath the famous Goodrich Castle, can be sure of a genuine welcome to a unique historical building set in a beautiful, tranquil location in the Heart of the Wye Valley
Any group wanting to do team building or have corporate entertainment in the most beautiful of surroundings should look no further. Flanesford Priory has 9 apartments ranging from the Kerne Apartment which sleeps 2 up to the Wye Apartment which sleeps up to 10.It is the ultimate peaceful retreat to escape the stress of modern day living but still be in easy reach of recreational activities, photographic opportunities and the chance to explore breathtaking countryside either on foot or by car.
 
Contact DeeAnn
Flanesford Priory, Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye. Herefordshire, HR9 6HZ  Tel: 01600 890500

 

Courtyard Cottage, Monmouthshire
www.hopyardcourtyardcottage.co.uk   sleeps 14

Located just over the Welsh border into Monmouthshire and the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, Courtyard Cottage is a large self catering barn perfect for up to 14 guests.
Only 3 miles from Abergavenny, Hopyard Farm is a perfect venue to gather friends and family. Offering 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large kitchen and dining area plus indoor games room and outdoor space. 
Guests can walk out the door and climb the nearby Sugar Loaf Mountain, stroll along the towpath of the Brecon-Monmouth canal or join the Usk Valley Walk. A full range of activities are available including gorge walking, abseiling, climbing, pony trekking, paragliding, canoeing and not forgetting cycling runs from the farm.

 

 

Contact: Diana Blowfield
Hopyard Farm, Govilon, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 9SE  Tel: 01873 830219 or 07816 777466

 

Holly Tree House, Herefordshire
www.hollytreehouse.info  sleeps 20
 
Holly Tree House is a characteristic three-storey Victorian property, which sleeps up to 20 people, located in the heart of the Wye Valley – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – only a short drive from the major road networks (M4 & M50)
The house is ideal for family get-togethers, team building and walking holidays.
Set in a dramatic location in a wooded gorge with views across the river and up to Symonds Yat  Rock, world famous for its Peregrine Falcons,
This group accommodation is a prime location for canoeing, rock climbing, caving, horse riding and even balloon flights!
Experience this breathtaking scenery at any time of the year.
The peace and tranquillity is interrupted only by the sound of the rapids below.

 

 

Contact: Julie
Holly Tree House Tel  01600 772929

 

Farr Cottages, Herefordshire
www.farrcottages.co.uk  sleeps 2 - 12 - 30

Relax and unwind after your activities in the picturesque village of Llangarron, between the historic market towns  of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth.

The Granary is a barn conversion with a large farmhouse kitchen with a table to seat 10 -12
There are three other cottages that are all close by for extra accommodation if necessary.

 

 

Contact: Angela Farr
Email: farrcottages@yahoo.com or Tel: 01600 750333

 

Orchard Barn, Herefordshire
www.orchardbarnholidays.co.uk sleeps 28

Two large self catering properties each sleeping 14, both with six ensuite bedrooms.

Contact: Sarah Partridge.
Caldicott Farm, Broad Oak, Herefordshire, HR2 8QZ    Tel:01981 580248

 

Woodredding Farm Cottages, Herefordshire
www.woodredding.co.uk sleeps 8
 
Contact: Fran and Brian Robbins
Woodredding Farm, Yatton, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7RG    Tel: 01531 660257

 

Cefncoedbach Farm Cottages, Brecon
www.breconholidaycottages.co.uk    sleeps 8 and 12
Contact: June Powell
Cefn Coed Bach, Sarnau, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9PT  Tel 01874 623548

 

 

Bunkhouse Accommodation

 

The Fountain Lodge, Gloucestershire
www.fountaininn.co.uk  sleeps 32

The Fountain Lodge has recently been renovated to provide good quality hostel accommodation at affordable prices. The lodge is available for groups of 8 to 32 people, and we welcome school parties, clubs, families, or just organised groups of friends looking for a budget holiday, without having to resort to poor quality accommodation.

Full-size bunk beds are provided in dormitories accommodating 2,3,4,9 and 12 people. If required, prior arrangements can also be made to accommodate two, less able, guests at the Fountain Inn. Mattresses and pillows are provided, but sleeping bags and towels should be brought with you. Alternatively "bed-kits" can be rented for a small fee.
Downstairs are full self-catering facilities, including utensils, microwaves, fridges, freezers and stoves. Adjoining this is a dining area and lounge, with television. A large barbecue and outdoor seating area are also available.
Alternatively meals, including breakfast, are available from the Fountain Inn. Central heating and double-glazing throughout makes this an ideal base any time of year.

Please note that exclusive use of the hostel cannot be guaranteed for groups of less than 22 people.

 

Contact: Alan & Michelle Powell 
The Fountain Inn, Parkend, Near Lydney, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 4JD   Tel: 01594 562189

 

Clyngwyn Bunkhouse, Powys, Wales
www.bunkhouse-south-wales.co.uk  sleeps 19+

Clyngwyn is a unique venue offering a range of accommodation set within the heart of the Brecon Beacons and 200m away from the best gorge walking and waterfalls that the Wales and the Brecon Beacons can offer. With your 4 star bunkhouse accommodation comes 4 acres of land, fire pit and BBQ area for your exclusive enjoyment.   Clyngwyn's range of accommodation allows us to cater for a wide range of groups, family holidays, Stag parties, Hen Parties and reunions.

We are very flexible in catering for your groups accommodation and catering needs. We aim to provide affordable bunkhouse accommodation with a friendly and laid-back atmosphere for you to feel at ease to enjoy as you please. Camping is also available for larger groups using the bunkhouse so we can cater for larger groups.
Dogs and horses welcome by prior arrangement.

 

 

Contact:  Julie Hurst
Clyngwyn Bunkhouse, Ystradfeltte Road, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US     Tel: 01639 722930

 

The Wain House Bunk Barn, Herefordshire
www.llanthonybunkbarn.co.uk sleeps 16

Surrounded by the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, this spectacular setting is a superb base for gorge walking, climbing, caving, abseiling canoeing and other mountain activities.  It is perfect for groups that want to get out into the wild open spaces and return back to basic, cheap accommodation that provides warmth, drying facilities, and where dinner can be eaten sitting round the woodburning stove.

It now has sleeping accommodation for up to 16 people on two levels. Everyone must bring their own sleeping bags and pillowslips.
Guests cater for themselves in the fully equipped kitchen, and there is a large dining area with one enormous table and benches.

It is not a 'luxury barn' - there are no sofas or television - but it is great fun, with a real barn atmosphere, and flagstone floors so that the mud is easily swept up.

And there is the added attraction of two pubs within easy walking distance serving real beer and bar food.
In addition there is a camping field nearby for overflow guests.

Contact: Cordilia Passmore
Court Farm,  Llanthony , Abergavenny ,Monmouthshire, NP7 7NN    Tel 01873 89035p

 

Bracelands Adventure Centre, Gloucestershire
www.bracelandsadventurecentre.co.uk sleeps 24

Bracelands Adventure Centre is located right next to Symonds Yat the most beautiful part of the Wye Valley and a Mecca for outdoor activities. Here you are only 5 minutes away from places to go climbing, abseiling, canoeing and caving. Bracelands caters for both B&B and bunkhouse accommodation so you can take your pick with home cooked whole-hearted breakfasts and evening meals using their own and locally sourced produce. They can also provide packed lunches and summer BBQs and cater for any dietary needs you may have.
Groups and couples are welcome, and dogs can be brought by arrangement. All their adult staff are CRB checked and we also have a tent overspill area for those popular weekends when our bunkhouse accommodation is fully booked! If you are after something a little less strenuous then it is only a 20 minute stroll down to the beautiful river Wye and its historic pubs right on the waters edge. After a long enjoyable day out in the fresh Forest of Dean air what better than to come back and relax in front of a roaring log fire.

 

 

Contact: Alison
Braceland Adventure Centre, Christchurch, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7NP   Tel 01594 833820

 

The Jovial Colliers Inn and Bunkhouse, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
www.jovialcolliersinn.co.uk  sleeps 21

THE JOVIAL COLLIERS INN AND BUNKHOUSE
The Jovial Colliers is located in the heart of the Forest of Dean, close to the River Wye.
The owners have recently converted their skittle ally into bunkhouse accommodation with space for up to 21 guests. It comprises of four rooms sleeping 3,3,7 and 8 people.
There are no cooking facilities but the price of £16 per person includes a full English cooked breakfast.
The rooms are heated and furnished with full sized bunk beds and a table and chairs.
The pub is perfectly situated for Symonds Yat for climbing, abseiling, caving and canoeing and only a short drive to go gorge walking in Monmouthshire.  It is also extremely popular for clubs, reunions and all sorts of other parties. (Available all year).

 

 

 

Contact: Denise 
The Jovial Colliers Inn, Upper Lydbrook, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PP   Tel: 01594 860068

 

Hotel Accommodation

The Chase Hotel, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire

www.chasehotel.co.uk

 

Organise a Hen, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and UK

 

Accommodation especially suited to Hen parties.

www.organiseahen.co.uk

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