View towards the Norwegian Lodge
Relax in style in this cosy lounge
A simple interior with countryside views
Simply extend your lounge into the gardens on a warm summer evening
A traditional kitchen with diner
Supper is served
A spacious double with chaise longue
Wake up with views across the countryside
Garden flowers adding to the charm
The first floor shower room
A spacious twin room
Simply charming
The ground floor bathroom
Enjoy the views from the covered terrace
1 / 14  View towards the Norwegian Lodge
2 / 14  Relax in style in this cosy lounge
3 / 14  A simple interior with countryside views
4 / 14  Simply extend your lounge into the gardens on a warm summer evening
5 / 14  A traditional kitchen with diner
6 / 14  Supper is served
7 / 14  A spacious double with chaise longue
8 / 14  Wake up with views across the countryside
9 / 14  Garden flowers adding to the charm
10 / 14  The first floor shower room
11 / 14  A spacious twin room
12 / 14  Simply charming
13 / 14  The ground floor bathroom
14 / 14  Enjoy the views from the covered terrace

Stank Farm - The Lodge,

Clearwell, Wye Valley

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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The small village of Clearwell is peacefully tucked into the valley, though small the village has a bustling community and is well served offering three village inns and restaurants. A great base for family holidays with both the Forest of Dean and Wye valley to explore. A haven for thrill seekers with rock climbing and canoeing available at Symonds Yat, Go Ape at Mallards Pike and mountain biking for all abilities throughout the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains across the Welsh Border. Also well served for traditional family fun with Puzzle Wood, Perrygrove Railway, The Sculpture Trail and Clearwell caves all within easy reach. For a little history there are many castles to include, Goodrich, Raglan and Tintern Abbey.

This Norwegian style lodge offers a friendly welcome, the wooden framed storm porch to the rear is your main entrance and the perfect place for muddy wellies after a day’s exploring. The inviting hallway with a solid wooden frame gives access to a kitchen/diner finished with the owners eclectic style and well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and for dining and catching up with friends a table and chairs set within the room. Further down the hall a cosy lounge finished beautifully with a clever mix of natural colours and wood, the double doors open onto a covered porch where you are able to extend the evenings in the summer months.  There is a bathroom with shower over bath and WC, on the ground floor. And when the night draws in climb the wooden stairs where you will find two bedrooms, a double and a twin both finished with warm and inviting colours and style. An occasional bed is availble for additional small children which fits perfectly into the twin bedroom. There is a shower room with WC on this floor.

Outside the lodge is a lawned area, there is seating available within the covered porch overlooking the lawn. There is bicycle storage and ample off-road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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WALKING & CYCLING: Sandwiched between the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, and in such close proximity to the Welsh border and Brecon Beacons, you really are inundated with choice staying here when it comes to getting out and about, either on foot or on two wheels. There’s plenty for thrill seekers too, with rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking and a Go Ape venue to monkey about at!

CASTLES & CULTURE: Goodrich and Raglan Castle are both just a short drive from the lodge, as well as the spectacular Tintern Abbey, a striking example of monastic ruins. For a family adventure, Puzzlewood offers a magical woodland with plenty of hidden, enchanted pathways to explore, whilst Perrygrove Railway is a unique experience giving you the chance to rest your feet without missing any of the breath-taking scenery on offer.

TOUR THE TOWNS: There are a plethora of picturesque little villages in the vicinity of the property, each with their own distinct character and history. Clearwell itself may be small, but its community spirit blossoms for all to see. The lively town of Gloucester is set on the banks of the River Severn to the east of the lodge boasting an abundance of amenities and spectacular cultural attractions such as Gloucester Cathedral, or head west and hop across the border to Wales and visit Monmouth, a Welsh town with many outstanding features and festivals to discover.

FINE FAYRE: The village itself has two delicious eateries, one a fine dining restaurant and the other a more traditional pub. The Tudor Farmhouse Restaurant has been described by Tatler magazine as a ‘culinary oasis’, and with their ’20 Mile Menus’ you can expect perfectly executed dishes using the most local, seasonal and delectable ingredients. Alternatively, take a pootle along to the Butchers Arms, where grills, pub classics, Sunday lunch and set menus all feature on their varied menu, where you’ll certainly find something to please everyone’s taste buds!

SLEEPS: There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with twin singles and the option of a third occasional bed for a child. Bed linen is provided for your stay.

RELAXING: Electric and central heating and Wi-Fi is included for your stay.

COOKING & DINING: There is an electrical oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

KEEPING CLEAN: There is one ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, and one shower room on the first floor. Towels are provided for your stay.

OUTSIDE: Outside there is lawn space and seating on the decking overlooking the garden. There is ample off-road parking available.

PETS: Two dogs are welcome at this property.


View towards the Norwegian Lodge
Relax in style in this cosy lounge
A simple interior with countryside views
Simply extend your lounge into the gardens on a warm summer evening
A traditional kitchen with diner
Supper is served
A spacious double with chaise longue
Wake up with views across the countryside
Garden flowers adding to the charm
The first floor shower room
A spacious twin room
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Victoria, 4th July 2020

Lovely and quirky dog friendly lodge, basic but comfortable accommodation in a great location. Very comfortable and well thought out and great to have two bathrooms. Next to a farm so expect some farm noises but otherwise very peaceful. Also opposite a recreation ground which is great if you have children and/or dogs. Sadly a lot of things still clRead moreosed due to recent lifting of lockdown but loads to see and do and lovely forest walks just a short drive away. Had a lovely peaceful break here. Hide

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Crispin, 13th March 2020

We had a lovely break, piece and quite is exactly what we wanted. Lovely location. Really nice lodge

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Carly, 18th November 2019

The lodge was in a good location, surrounded by some good things to do if you don't have a dog. We had a dog so had to travel out. During our stay there was a fly problem, we would come back to around 50 dead flies in the bedroom and shower upstairs.. very off putting.

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Emma, 24th August 2019

We really enjoyed our time at the lodge and the owners were kind to let us visit the animals in the farmyard. The kitchen was well kitted out which made life easy. The location was fabulous. Weve recommend the place to various friends.

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Antoinette , 16th August 2019

If you want a wonderfully tranquil location with a secure garden for children or a dog - this is the perfect property for you. Very comfortable beds, good shower and super views from the balcony with a farm next door where Philip showed us the new piglets. Also quiet but very well equipped childrens area and dog walking field across the road.

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Tony, 26th July 2019

It was clean, comfortable with good facilities and lovely surroundings.

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Dylan, 12th July 2019

The lodge is in an excellent location, in a beautiful setting. Our children loved being able to see the cows from the window and to play in the playground over the road. We were very comfortable in our beds and there was lots to do nearby.

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Jenny, 28th June 2019

Our second holiday at this property, and we will go again. The lodge is well equipped and ideal for armchair birdwatching! Plenty of species are visible from the veranda, including Bullfinches. Well located for days out in the Forest of Dean and beyond. We particularly enjoyed Tintern Abbey, and the Red Kite feeding station in the Brecon Beacons. CRead morelover the cat is a welcome visitor too. Hide

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Sally, 12th April 2019

This lodge is a beaut. Well equipped, cutely decorated, amazing water pressure! Gorgeous location out in the country but with nearby town being only a 10 min drive away. Great for kids as there is a park just opposite and football field, but equally good for no-kids as the play area is far enough away not to be bothered by noise.

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Jenny, 5th April 2019

The property was a perfect base for many of the activities available in the Forest of Dean. It was extremely clean and comfortable. Clover the cat was a regular at our back door which the children loved. The playground opposite was very quiet and the children often had it to themselves! We would definitely return.

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Lisa, 12th October 2018

Exceeded expectations, cosy, value for money and perfect location.

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Len, 3rd October 2018

A well located property recently refurbished to a high standard. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils if you want to eat in. There are places to eat and drink in the village and Coleford is only a short drive away. The location is ideal for exploring both the Wye valley and the Forest of Dean.

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Nicola, 3rd August 2018

This is a very tired property. There are no amenities in the village. I think it is poor value for money.

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