Highmeadow Farm

Newland, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NR

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Highmeadow Farm is a 1 acre, quiet site located on a working sheep farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Surrounded by rolling countryside with beautiful scenic, circular walks available directly from the site, and excellent golfing in the area.

The nearest town of Coleford is just 1 mile away and offers supermarkets, a butchers, a bakery, a cinema, bookshops, a pharmacy and Coleford is served by a regular bus service. 

The markets town of Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and Abergavenny are less than an hours drive away.

Highmeadow Farm is in an ideal location for exploring everything the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley has to offer.

There is also a self catering, single- storey holiday cottage available on the farm for any friends or additional family members travelling or visiting you.

Please note that the site does not have a toilet block.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: variable
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

1.5 acres

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Postcode:
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Lat 51.790869 / Lon -2.64024
OS field ref:
SO560104
OS map ref:
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  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Weekend at High Meadow Farm

We spent a weekend at this CL at the end of July and it is in a lovely location, very quiet and the owners are welcoming, friendly and helpful. Access is ok gateway is wide, but it is downhill to the field and may be difficult in wet weather, there is however one pitch just inside the gate. The grass was very long when we were there, luckily the weather was dry, but wellies would have been needed if wet to keep feet dry. The field also slopes but the bottom of the field is more level. The CDP had a tap for rinsing but waste has to be poured straight into the septic tank, not very pleasant, and could do with improving, like we have seen on other CL'S . There are bins for recycling by the barn and a useful info shed with maps of the area. Unfortunately when taking the general waste when we left, the bin was crawling with maggots, not the owners fault, I know, but probably down to what other site users had put in the bin. There are some lovely walks in the area including one to Coleford and a bridleway to Newland which brings you into the village by the pub. 😉 Coleford has plenty of shops including a fabulous bakery, butchers and a green grocery. We did enjoy our stay, but felt the CL needed a couple of small improvements and then it would be very good.

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An ideal location

When you arrive, beware, don’t turn into the first wide entrance that you come to on your right, even though our Caravan Club satnav instructed us to do just that! Drive 50 – 60 yards further on, you come to a 5 bar metal gate in a much smaller entranceway on your right, displaying the club sign to the Caravan and Motorhome site! The site has quite a significant drop running its full length & is fairly flat but not level. When set up, the low end of the caravan is quite a difference in height than the other end, although it caused us no problems. Eileen & John who own the farm are very friendly and welcoming and couldn’t be more helpful. The location of the site is lovely, we pitched our unit, adjacent to the road and yes, you can obviously hear vehicles passing by but 2 or 3 an hour, which rises to 5 or 6 in the rush hour!!! Most of the “noise” came from the adjacent fields which had large numbers of newborn lambs bleating and gambolling around! Bucolic is a word that springs to mind! We couldn’t get a television signal, which doesn’t bother us, a radio signal was fine. If you don’t have a 4x4 vehicle, you can exit with your unit at the bottom end of the site. Failing that, John is only too helpful in assisting with his Land Rover, should you require help! There are dozens of walks in this beautiful area, many can be accessed close to the site. There is a Co-op supermarket, cafés, delicatessen, restaurants, tea-room, take-aways and pubs in Coleford. One good find was an Italian restaurant called Amici. It’s on the Chepstow road, about 75 yards past the main crossroads with traffic lights, in Coleford. For good honest pub food, we found The Angel Hotel in Coleford’s Market Place (the irregular shaped roundabout with a church on it) was most value for money. For two of us a 2 course meal, tea, coffee and 3 drinks was under £35.00!!! A pensioner’s light lunch will set you back all of £5.00!!! Very good value for money. In the opposite direction is The Ostrich pub in Newland, again about 20 minutes walk from the CL, along footpaths or follow the Burial Lane, which leads straight to the pub. The Ostrich offers al a carte food but as one would expect, much more expensive. I think it relies on tourism more than locals, as generally, this is a low income area. We did eat at The Ostrich on one occasion but their prices are a third more expensive than elsewhere, on the lunchtime that we visited, soup on the menu was £8, which is a bit over the top, especially for this area! After previously spending a long 7 – 8 weeks of hard graft at home, we were exhausted and needed to get away, so we booked this site for 2 weeks of R & R in order to unwind. This fulfilled all our requirements, with ticks in all the boxes for; tranquility, peaceful, scenic, quiet and restful. Thank you Eileen and John for a delightful stay, even though it rained for a whole week! We shall return. Ray & Maggie Hutton

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Lovely location

Very friendly welcome from John & Eileen who had saved us the one hard standing pitch - handy for our motorhome. Scenery/views in this location were excellent. For the fee it would have been helpful to have a toilet on site but I believe that this is now under consideration. Nice walk to local pub in nearby Newlands down the 'coffin trail'.

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Just spent 5 night on this great site. Owners made us welcome and ensured we had everything we needed. Gave us information on local footpath to Coleford and best roads to use when leaving for days out. It's a working sheep farm so visitors with dogs need to ensure they are kept under control. Information shed had details of local attractions and maps. Finally the owner came to see us before we departed and thanked us for staying. Also opened the gates for an easy departure. Nice touch and we will be returning Martin

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Rural peace

We booked this CL to explore the Wye Valley, and found it was a perfect base, only a few minutes drive down the hill to Redbrook. Written directions from Monmouth were supplied on request, but do NOT rely on satnav, which may take you via Symond's Yat. Friendly welcome, grass was cut, views of the lambs playing in the next field and good dog walking all around. The single track lane adjacent is so quiet, (we pitched next to it to get the best view) but Coleford with shops and facilities is only 5 minutes drive - amazing. The icing on the cake is the Ostrich pub a half hour walk or five minute drive. This ranks with the best of CLs, very friendly helpful owners, thank you, we will be back!

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