Rookery Farm, Newland, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Brookside is under new ownership, we have spent some time updating the services and preparing the pitches and we are now looking forward to welcoming visitors old and new. We are a family run CL that is family and dog friendly (dogs by prior arrangement only) in Newland, a small village on the edge of the Forest of Dean which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Newland village boasts an award winning pub ’The Ostrich Inn’ just a 2 minute walk from the site which is adjacent to the bus stop and All Siants Church traditionally known as the Cathedral of the Forest.

Our caravanning field has generous pitches cut between the wildflower meadow grass offering privacy and tranquility, we also have a hard standing area available on the yard if the weather an issue. We have a path cut around the wildflower field which is great for walking dogs on site and we also have a cut picnic/play area at the end of the field. The Valley Brook runs right through the field and you will quite often see the nesting and visiting ducks and Canadian geese that we feel privileged to have visit us. We value and want to encourage the wildlife here at Brookside so any well behaved visiting dogs on site must be kept on a lead at all times.

We are conveniently situated 2 miles from Coleford, 3.7 miles from the historic market town of Monmouth and 9 miles from Ross on Wye all of which are rich in history, have amazing coffee shops and restaurants, many boutique shops and various supermarkets. There is plenty to do for those that want to stay local and explore the many activities the area has to offer.

For those that want to walk or cycle there are tracks and paths directly from the site into the forest where you might encounter some of the local wildlife from ducks to deer and wild boar.

For those that want to travel further afield by car or bus there are many activities to consider:

  • Cannop Cycle Centre
  • Numerous Golf Clubs
  • Puzzlewood
  • Clearwell Caves
  • Fly Fishing
  • Dean Heritage Centre
  • Lydney Harbour
  • Hopewell Colliery
  • Symonds Yat Rock
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Goodrich Castle
  • Kayaking along the River Wye
  • Go Ape…….to mention a few

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We look forward to welcoming you here at Brookside.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water


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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

3 acres

Recycling Facilities


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This was our second visit to this beautiful and secluded CL set in the north of the Forest of Dean. The village of Newland in which this site is located has at its heart a wonderful Church which is known as the Cathedral of The Forest and well is worth a visit. The Ostrich pub located opposite the church is a classic old village pub which serves good food and beer. The site set in a small valley has generous pitches set in a field of wild flowers with intricately mown pathways through the beautiful meadow leading you to the picnic area and babbling brook. The owners are helpful and friendly and made us feel extremely welcome. Would recommend for a restful and peaceful break in a stunning location.


from South Glamorgan

Reviewed on 29/08/2021 19:09

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