A warm welcome awaits you at our home from home here at Blistors Farm in the beautiful Forest of Dean Gloucestershire, not far from the Wye Valley and the Welsh border. We can offer family focused self catering accommodation for 8 to 11 guests, a private studio apartment for 2 with a four poster bed or a secluded hideaway for adults only to pitch a tent.
We have written this letter to tell you a little about us, our home and the area in which we live.
We Love Where We Live.
- Blistors Farm or Blist ores (literally “iron”) is a farmstead at least 300 years old, adjacent to an ancient pre Roman iron ore mining area, known as “Scowles” . It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, an SSSI, because of the Lesser Horseshoe Bats who over winter in the cave/mining system found under the woods and fields.
- A choice of self catering/camping accommodation. You can make a booking through www.holidaycottages.co.uk Look for Blistors Farm-The Bull Pen. If you want to book The Wee Calf or a camping site leave me a message on 01594 564421
- Children catered for and dogs welcome by arrangement.
- We are willing custodians of this magical place and invite all those who value peace, privacy and personal space to come to relax, paint, photograph or just observe the rich variety of flora and fauna you will see if you sit quietly and observe.
- If you want excitement and thrills you can find them a short distance away in the Forest of Dean or Wye Valley. The National Diving Centre, Wye Valley Walk, Offas Dyke, Gloucestershire Way, Forestry Commission Sculpture Trail, Puzzle woods, Clearwell Caves and Hopewell Colliery are close by.
- You could hire a bike or go pony trekking to explore the forest or take a canoe down the River Wye.
- Go Ape, rock climbing, abseiling, high swing and zip wires are in the area or you may fancy a day out at the races in Chepstow (Welsh Grand National) or Cheltenham (Festival and Gold Cup)
- The border market towns of Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Coleford, Chepstow and Abergavenny make a pleasant day out.
- If ancient buildings are more your thing then we are spoilt for choice when it comes to castles! St Briavels, Caldicot, Chepstow, Usk, White Castle, Grosmont, Abergavenny, Monmouth, Skenfrith, Goodrich are 10 I can tell you of without even thinking about it and there are at least a dozen more in the near vicinity, then there is St Fagans, Tintern Abbey,Llathony Abbey and the Roman ruins at Caerwent and Caerleon.
- Looking for larger towns for site seeing and shopping? Try Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath, Hereford, Malvern, Newport or Cardiff, we are like the hub of a wheel, you will be ideally placed to go in whatever direction you wish.
- Cultural events run on an annual basis near here include Cheltenham Literacy Festival, Monmouth Music Festival, Abergavenny Food Festival and Hay of Wye Festival of Literature to say nothing of the numerous smaller sites and events specializing in Steam, Vintage, Gardens, Agriculture, Horses,History, Homes and Healthy Living.
- We are served by the M4, M5 and M50 and the main train line from Gloucester to Swansea stops in both Lydney and Chepstow.
- Local buses, taxis and bike hire are easily available.