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A friendly welcome awaits to relax and unwind at the 184 acre Dryslade Farm. Enjoy excellent accommodation, breakfast in the conservatory with panoramic views, walks around the cattle farm with 20 acres of woodland or to Symonds Yat, 2 miles away. Set in the Royal Forest of Dean an AONB it is ideal for canoeing, walking and cycling the endless forest tracks. Secure cycle storage and washing facilities provided. 2 double, 1 family (3) all ensuite.
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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