Located in the quiet country village of Parkend, Gloucestershire, Castlemain Mill Holiday Cottages are converted barns on the edge of the forest offering fully equipped self catering accommodation all year round. The cottages have been sympathetically renovated to a high standard by the owners who live in Castlemain Mill on the same site and are ideal for couples wanting a relaxing break in the Forest of Dean. Castlerag and Horse Gin are converted from workshops/stables and are among the earliest buildings in Parkend. They are named after old coal mines in the immediate vicinity as the main house was previously the offices of the Parkend Deep Navigation Collieries Ltd.
Surrounded by the beautiful Forest of Dean, Parkend is home to the RSPB Nagshead Reserve and has a great village shop/Post Office with café, two pubs offering excellent food, a cycle hire shop with café and is the last station for the Dean Forest Steam Railway. It is a peaceful village location where sheep wander freely, deer and wild boar can often be seen and buzzards fly overhead.
There is an abundance of tracks and trails for walking and cycling and with dogs welcome everywhere, share the forest with your canine friends. Secure cycle storage is provided for each cottage so bring your bike to explore the many cycle trails around and for the more adventurous why not try the Verderer's or Freeminer's trail - only 15 minutes warm up ride away.
It is a short drive to Symnonds Yat where there are oustanding views of the Wye Valley and if you are lucky a sighting of Peregrine Falcons, for those who want to take to the water there are many places to launch a canoe and there are several hire facilites in the area.
The nearest towns are Lydney, Coleford, Cinderford, Ross-on-Wye, Chepstow and Monmouth and the larger towns and cities of Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham and Gloucester are all easily reached for a day out.
The cottages and grounds of Castlemain Mill are strictly no smoking and this includes vaping (the use of e-cigarettes).
Early Summer Special Discount 2018
£10 off a booking made between 24th May 2018 and 30 July 2018 for stays in June and July 2018.
Please enter code ESS18 when booking to receive the discount.
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