Parkend is an idyllic rural village in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, with a strong friendly community spirit which openly welcomes visitors.
From the cricket green, a beautiful and unusual church, village shop/Post Office with café, two dog friendly pubs serving excellent food, steam trains, cycle hire with café, RSPB Nagshead reserve with the elusive Hawfinch, and fantastic forest walks and bike trails. You will be amazed by the tranquillity of this peaceful yet thriving village. Other pubs serving excellent food are only a short walk away though the forest.
There is no mobile coverage in Parkend so it is an opportunity to escape to the peace and quiet but free WiFi is provided at Castlemain Mill Holiday Cottages and also at The Fountain Inn and The Woodman and the Postage Stamp cafe.
However, although we will endeavour to have a good signal, due to situations outside our control we cannot guarantee signal strength or availability. We are happy to pass on any messages so please leave our phone number 01594 563479 with family and friends.
The nearest towns are Lydney, Coleford, Cinderford, Ross-on-Wye, Chepstow and Monmouth. The larger towns and cities of Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Newent are all accessible for a day visit.
The nearest train station is Lydney and we can collect you by prior arrangement.
All the main supermarkets deliver to Parkend and we are happy to accept your grocery order and put it away in the kitchen and fridge/freezer ready for your arrival.