Brookside

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

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 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

For more local information visit www.visitdeanwye.co.uk/things-t-do

We look forward to welcoming you here at Brookside.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • 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

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
GL16 8NJ
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GPS:
Lat 51.780985 / Lon -2.645567
OS field ref:
SO558093
OS map ref:
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Brookside
This was the third stop on our UK tour. The site is excellent with large pitches and easily accessible facilities. Electricity is by card and can get the heart racing if you are near to running out however a quick message to Rachel and within a short period of time a new one was brought to the pitch. During our stay we needed to get a package delivered to site again Rachel was so accommodating and agreed to take the package on our behalf. The village is very quaint and the ostrich pub provided an excellent Sunday lunch ( it is very dog friendly). The cathedral in the Forest is well worth visiting. All in all a great stay, and I hope we can return soon to visit all the places we didn’t get to see

LADY BEAR

Caravanner from Hampshire

Reviewed on 05/09/2023 18:15

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Brookside
Rachel communicated excellently and made us feel very welcome. The road noise was evident but slept very peacefully so assume less traffic through night. The electric is extra on a card and Rachel provided this. The village is beautiful but no shop - just a pub - a gorgeous pub - easily walkable from the site. Just be aware that although there are pavements there are areas with just grass so when walking, especially with dogs, be aware of some fast traffic. Rachel was vey accommodating and let us stay late due to my husband on line work meeting ... We would love to return and very reasonable, beautifully looked after field, dog friendly, lots of space and small brook at the bottom. Thanks Rachel KR Lesley and Stuart and Doggies x

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Reviewed on 24/08/2023 17:47

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Lovely CL in a very nice spot

Brookside
We visited for a week May 2023. Access: we approached from Monmouth and the last 2.4 miles off the A466 is on minor roads, but easily passable with care especially through Newland village. The site is accessed through a gate of a large yard, with plenty of room to get clear of the road. We had our choice of pitches, 4 EHU pitches on the grassed field, 2 EHU pitches on the hardstanding yard and 2 off grid pitches at the far end of the field, all very large, levelling block(s) needed and separated with wild 'verges'. The field was dry and hard on our visit, but it had been a dry period for a coupkle of weeks prior, there is plenty of width to the mown area to reverse easily onto any of the grass pitches. Site: The field itself is very large, with a lovely 'wild' area in the centre, around and through which the owners have mowed paths, making it very nice for a little stroll or dog walk. Prior to the arrival of other visitors with dogs, we saw deer enter the field every evening at dusk across the stream that runs along the boundary; this isn't deep and is easily accessed from the field for a paddle. The bins are positioned by the entrance to the yard (mixed recycling, general waste and a separate box for glass) and there's a nicely laid out area for fresh/grey water and CDP with an access gate for users of the hardstanding pitches. I've marked it as 4/5 for peace, as the road runs along the back of the field, generally quiet, but a bit of traffic 7-9am and some occaisional very noisy motorbikes. There's loads to do in the area, we did 3 lovley 5-7 mile circular walks from the site using the nearby byways and foot/bridle paths shown on the OS map, sections of Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley Walk paths are nearby as are lots of free parking spots to access Forest England sites, as well as the main visitor centres. Lydney Harbour is well worth a vist (15 min drive) and the reason for our visit was my having a forge experience at Oldfield Forge (45 min drive for 9am as traffic is bad over the bridge at Monmouth) and we visited Westons Cider for a tour, which was very good. Comms from the owner were very good, clear email with instructions and BACS payment arranged, we didn't see a lot of them during our stay, but that's fine with us as we didn't have any issues, they were always about if we had done. Pub in Newland is very nice, we only drank in there but others said food was good, it's closed Mondays and Tuesdays though. Only a short drive to Coleford for Teco Express and Lidl, petrol station (with safefill friendly LPG). We had a lovley stay, partly due to it being a week of solid sunshine, but I'd certainly return to the site as it's very nice indeed, well priced (we didn't use EHU, so can't comment on their card system, but we only used £7 of LPG for the week) and we love the area.

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Reviewed on 31/05/2023 11:38

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Great Stay

Brookside
We have just had a great one night stay wish we could have stayed longer, but we will definitely be back. The site is very well maintained and all amenities are spotlessly clean. The pitches are big and the river and field are beautiful. We had a lovely walk to the local pub The Ostrich Inn was very welcoming and the food looked lovely. We also walked to the next village via the bridleway. Rachel and Dave are great hosts. Thank you.

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Reviewed on 09/05/2023 18:22

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Thankfully confusion over our booking was resolved and we were able to have a pitch at Brookside. The pitches were nice size and fairly level and access was good. The field is nicely laid out with picnic tables next to the brook running through the property. Facilities were clean and tidy. There is a small road which runs along the back of the pitches, not particularly busy and fairly quiet with just the odd car at night (and early morning horse rider) The pubs are close by 5 minutes drive but we didn’t try them on this visit. We stayed three nights and managed to use £17 electric (cards were £5 each and simple to use) although most of this was heating at night which was on low as it was very cold. There are no toilets or shower facilities which suited us just fine.  We had a bit of a nightmare when we left as the town was shut off which involved some clever manoeuvring to turn round but we think this was for an Easter event only The only blot on the landscape for us was the constant noise from a Motorcross circuit nearby which became very irritating after two days, which was a shame.

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Reviewed on 10/04/2023 14:58

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