Darnells' Luxury Glamping Pod
- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Private Bathroom
- En-suite pod, with a compact kitchen, fitted bed and south-facing BBQ deck
- A sofa-bed can be folded out for the pod to accommodate up to 4 people
- Set on a working farm near Ross-on-Wye and the Forest of Dean
Features & Facilities
The safari lodge sleeps 6 in a double bed, a double cabin bed and two singles (all bedding and linen provided). It has 2 bathrooms – one with an electric shower, basin and toilet and the other with a basin, toilet and a clothes dryer – and a kitchenette, with a toaster, sink, kettle, fridge, and a log burner with an oven. There's also a dining area and a veranda for BBQs. Pods sleep up to 2 adults & 2 children, with a double bed and a double sofa bed (all bedding and linen included) and under-floor heating throughout. The pods have kitchens too – toaster, kettle, fridge and a microwave – and a bathroom with a fitted shower, a toilet and a wash basin. Outside veranda space. There is a communal fire pit where campfires are allowed. Initial baskets of logs are provided.
The site is on a working farm, so there is always something going on and visitors often wake up with views of cows or sheep grazing in the field next to the site. There are 2 golf courses within 5 miles of site: Ross-on-Wye Golf Club (01989 720267) and South Herefordshire Golf Club (01989 780535). There’s plenty for foodies, including Harts Barn Cookery School (01452 831719), Hillside Brewery (01452 830222), Three Choirs Vineyard (01531 890223) and Westons Cider Mill (01531 660233) all within 10 miles of site. A little further afield is the Chase Distillery (01432 820455). The historic market town of Ross-on-Wye is 7 miles away with plenty to see and do, including the Made in Ross gallery (01989 769398). More active things to do include walking at the National Trust’s May Hill (4 miles away), cycling in the Forest of Dean with bike hire from Pedal a Bike Away (01594 729000) and a range of adventure activities from Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre (01600 890238) 13 miles away. Other nearby attractions include Hellens Manor (01531 660504) and Newbridge Farm Park (01531 670780). There’s also Puzzlewood (01594 833187), Littledean Jail (01594 826659), the Dean Forest Railway (01594 845840), Clearwell Caves (01594 832535) and Goodrich Castle.
Food & Drink
A complimentary breakfast hamper is provided on the first morning of stays. Local eggs and a selection of seasonal, freshly-cooked meals are available on site but must be pre-ordered a day in advance. The site is within walking distance of three local pubs that serve food: The Roadmaker Inn (01989 720352), an outstanding Gurkha curry house, is 1 mile away; The Alma Inn (01989 720355), one of the very few old-fashioned English pubs remaining with excellent pub food using local suppliers (1½ miles away); and The Penny Farthing (01989 750366). There is also a village shop and post office selling local produce within walking distance, Gorsley Shop (¾ mile). The Forest Bakehouse (café and shop; 01452 830435) is 5 miles away and recommended. There are plenty of independent shops and eateries in Ross-on-Wye.
Leave the M50 at junction 3 to join the B4221 signposted to Newent. After about ½ mile, turn right just before The Roadmaker Inn. Follow the road past The Gorsley Chapel, then follow the road down through the narrow bit, bear left and up to the T juction, go straight onto Sargent’s Lane. Take the first right on to Darnell’s Lane. You will find the Darnell’s Luxury Farm Glamping after about 400 metres.
There is a bus stop less than a mile from the glamping site with buses operating to Ross-on-Wye, Newent and Gloucester. The nearest train stations are Ledbury (11 miles away) and Gloucester (14 miles away).