WALKING & CYCLING: The position of this humble little abode makes it ideal for outdoor sports of all types; nuzzled between the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, and just across the Welsh border and the Brecon Beacons, you’ll be surrounded by a plethora of walking and cycling options in some areas of true striking beauty. With so much for adrenaline junkies too, including canoeing, rock climbing and mountain biking, you’re guaranteed a fantastic active holiday when staying here.
CASTLES & CULTURE: There are an abundance of castles all within a short drive of the cottage, providing you with plenty of opportunities to indulge in a little cultural wonderment. Ranging in age, grandeur and state, you can travel to discover the castles of Goodrich, Raglan and Abergavenny from your holiday home, or head to Tintern Abbey to see a truly special monastic ruin. Gloucester Cathedral is also just a short journey east, with lots of history to uncover.
TOUR THE TOWNS: With so many idyllic little villages to explore both in England and across the border in Wales, you’ll want to see every single one during your stay! Clearwell itself boasts a small yet mighty spirit, so you’ll feel right at home spending your holiday on its fringes. Gloucester has an abundance of facilities to discover, with everything from shops and restaurants to its magnificent cathedral and plethora of leisure amenities. Across the border in Wales, Monmouth is a classic Welsh town with plenty of history to offer, whilst the lively Newport is also easily accessible.
FINE FAYRE: Within Clearwell itself there are two spectacular eateries to suit separate tastes and budgets. The Tudor Farmhouse Restaurant was once described by Tatler magazine as a ‘culinary oasis’ and it certainly deserves the title, with their ’20 Mile Menus’ all locally sourced providing the ultimate dining experience that is perfectly executed every time. Elsewhere, the Butchers Arms serves many a traditional pub meal with Sunday lunch, set menus, dinners for kids and hearty grills all waiting to be taste-tested by you!