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Beautifully restored Georgian retreat
A picture perfect setting
Relax with friends in the hot tub
Spacious dining area that  can accommodate 16 guests with an additional table for another 6 guests
 A truely unique dining experience which is perfect for any occasion
Plenty of space for a proper get together
A sumptuous lounge to sit back and relax in
The drawing room looks over the manicured grounds
Entrance hall full of character
The snug is perfect for a movie night
This fabulous kitchen is well-equipped and ready for the best of chefs
Stylish and thoughtful interiors
A beautiful AGA as well as 2 electric ovens so all the bases are covered
A large conservatory to enjoy your breakfast
A great outdoor area for al fresco dining
Manicured country garden surrounds the property
Perfect for a BBQ in the sun
A comfy lounging area where you can enjoy afternoon tea
Excellent outdoor dining area
Large master bedroom with dressing area and comfortable sofa
Beautiful bedroom with garden views
Relax with a good book
Focus on the important things
Beautiful period furniture complements the contemporary wall coverings
The brass bed is complemented with soft throws and pillows
Twin bedroom that can be made into a king on request with an en-suite
Attention to details
Flexibility for any group make up
En-suite bathroom with walk in shower
En-suite bathroom with shower
Twin bedroom that can be made into a king on request with an en-suite
Breakfast in bed?
Each room has been finished with stylish wall coverings
Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Downstairs bedroom with TV
Quality fixtures and thoughtful design throughout
Triple bedroom with en-suite shower room
A double with an additional single bed for added flexibility
A real attention to detail and lots of homely features
This beautiful king-size bedroom is light and spacious with river views
A sea of blue
Large shower room with walk in shower
Let the games begin
Games room
Spacious gardens to roam and relax in
Wonderful views of the River Severn
Perfect for any celebration set within these beautful gardens
This property is well catered for families
Utility room
View towards the property
A sweeping drive way approaches the property
A spectacle at night
With stunning views over the River Severn
1 / 53  Beautifully restored Georgian retreat
2 / 53  A picture perfect setting
3 / 53  Relax with friends in the hot tub
4 / 53  Spacious dining area that can accommodate 16 guests with an additional table for another 6 guests
5 / 53   A truely unique dining experience which is perfect for any occasion
6 / 53  Plenty of space for a proper get together
7 / 53  A sumptuous lounge to sit back and relax in
8 / 53  The drawing room looks over the manicured grounds
9 / 53  Entrance hall full of character
10 / 53  The snug is perfect for a movie night
11 / 53  This fabulous kitchen is well-equipped and ready for the best of chefs
12 / 53  Stylish and thoughtful interiors
13 / 53  A beautiful AGA as well as 2 electric ovens so all the bases are covered
14 / 53  A large conservatory to enjoy your breakfast
15 / 53  A great outdoor area for al fresco dining
16 / 53  Manicured country garden surrounds the property
17 / 53  Perfect for a BBQ in the sun
18 / 53  A comfy lounging area where you can enjoy afternoon tea
19 / 53  Excellent outdoor dining area
20 / 53  Large master bedroom with dressing area and comfortable sofa
21 / 53  Beautiful bedroom with garden views
22 / 53  Relax with a good book
23 / 53  Focus on the important things
24 / 53  Beautiful period furniture complements the contemporary wall coverings
25 / 53  The brass bed is complemented with soft throws and pillows
26 / 53  Twin bedroom that can be made into a king on request with an en-suite
27 / 53  Attention to details
28 / 53  Flexibility for any group make up
29 / 53  En-suite bathroom with walk in shower
30 / 53  En-suite bathroom with shower
31 / 53  Twin bedroom that can be made into a king on request with an en-suite
32 / 53  Breakfast in bed?
33 / 53  Each room has been finished with stylish wall coverings
34 / 53  Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite shower room
35 / 53  Downstairs bedroom with TV
36 / 53  Quality fixtures and thoughtful design throughout
37 / 53  Triple bedroom with en-suite shower room
38 / 53  A double with an additional single bed for added flexibility
39 / 53  A real attention to detail and lots of homely features
40 / 53  This beautiful king-size bedroom is light and spacious with river views
41 / 53  A sea of blue
42 / 53  Large shower room with walk in shower
43 / 53  Let the games begin
44 / 53  Games room
45 / 53  Spacious gardens to roam and relax in
46 / 53  Wonderful views of the River Severn
47 / 53  Perfect for any celebration set within these beautful gardens
48 / 53  This property is well catered for families
49 / 53  Utility room
50 / 53  View towards the property
51 / 53  A sweeping drive way approaches the property
52 / 53  A spectacle at night
53 / 53  With stunning views over the River Severn

Alvington Manor

Lydney (3mls SW), Forest of Dean

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Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Party houses
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • September to November 2020 property available for bookings of 6 guests or 2 households
  • Beautiful Georgian home set within three acres of gardens and paddocks, enjoying the breath-taking panoramic views across the River Severn
  • Relax with friends in the hot tub after a day of exploring a wealth of walks with access to many well marked footpaths
  • Perfect for exploring the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley and Welsh Borders
Property code: 60832

This area offers an abundance of things to do, from delving into the fascinating past of historical landmarks such as Tintern Abbey, Goodrich Castle and Chepstow Castle (the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain), to exploring a labyrinth of passageways in Clearwell Caves or enjoying a journey on the Forest of Dean Steam Railway. There are several vineyards in the area including Parva Farm at Tintern and the renowned Three Choirs at Newent, where you can treat yourself to a tour and tasting. And, for those seeking adventure, there is plenty to choose from including canoeing and kayaking on the River Wye, walking the Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean and one of the longest zip wire experiences in the country at the National Diving and Activity Centre.

Set in its own idyllic grounds on the edge of the Forest of Dean, the property enjoys remarkable panoramic views across the River Severn which you can enjoy from the moment you drive through the gates. Step into the hallway of this delightfully restored Georgian retreat and you will gain your first glimpse of the eclectic style that blends sympathetically into many original features. The ground floor offers generously proportioned living areas where you can gather to discuss the days exciting activities or simply relax with a good book. The original drawing room with its traditional open fire, is the perfect place to indulge in a pre-dinner aperitif with views onto the gardens. A cosy snug sits just off the kitchen where you can steal way with a good book or gather to watch TV. The conservatory sits to the side of the house where you can relax with your morning coffee and papers. There is also a large dining hall/library full of interesting books as well as a 16-seater wooden table and chairs that takes centre stage. There is an additional table that will seat a further six guests if required. If you fancy some friendly competition, challenge the rest of your group to a game of table tennis or table football within the games room. The kitchen will please the best of chefs, well-equipped with Aga (turned on from Mid-October to April), two electric ovens and a five-ring induction hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, fridge, wine cooler, two dishwashers, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a king-size bedroom on the ground floor with an en-suite shower and WC. Upstairs you will find another six bedrooms, all beautifully finished in Farrow & Ball colours. There is a super-king-size zip-and-link (that can be made into a twin on request along with a king-size sofa bed) with en-suite bathroom with power shower and bath where you can enjoy soaking and WC. A king-size with an additional single bed with en-suite shower and WC. A further super-king-size with en-suite shower and WC. A super-king-size (with double sofa bed) with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. And last but not least, a further king-size bedroom with additional single bed and a twin bedroom that share the shower room with power shower and WC.

Outside, the lawn offers an idyllic spot for a game of croquet, badminton or boules. There is a herb garden near the kitchen, as well as apples, pears, and plums growing in the orchard and both blackcurrants and raspberries in the fruit cage, all of which you can help yourself to when in season. On balmy evenings, recline in the hot tub and watch the sun sink below the horizon with a glass of bubbly, enjoying nature at its finest. There is ample off-road parking. 2 dogs are very welcome with prior arrangement with the owner and at additional cost, please enquire.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • PLEASE NOTE- for bookings between September and the end of November the property is available for up to 6 guests. The rooms that will be available - 3 bedrooms, kitchen/diner , 1 living room. conservatory which also has a dining table and the games room. This will be at a discounted rate, which is reflected in the prices on the website for September through to the end of November.
  • 7 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as twins on request), 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size, 2 king-size with additional single beds and 1 twin bedded room. (There are 2 sofa beds within the larger bedrooms one small double and one king-size)
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms, 3 en-suite shower rooms, 1 shower room ( all of the showers are 1200 x 800 with ample hot water and  powered to provide ample pressure)
  • Aga (turned on from Mid-October – April), two electric ovens and a five-ring induction hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, fridge, wine cooler, two dishwashers, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub - please bring your owner robes and towels for use with the hot tub
  • Games room with table tennis and table football
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and petrol station with convenience store within walking distance
  • TVs are provided in both the snug and drawing room with extensive selection of DVDs.
  • Sleeps 15+4 (additional single bed in king-size bedroom along with 2 sofa beds available one king-size and one double)
  • Sunday departures are able to check out at 4pm. please contact owner to confirm
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome at an additional fee - please enquire

Take the group on a 6-mile drive to Tintern Abbey or Chepstow for immersion in history, Chepstow being the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain dating from 1067. Explore the beauty of the Forest of Dean from its Steam Railway. Vineyards in the area including Parva Farm at Tintern, where you can enjoy a tour and tutored wine tasting, or Three Choirs at Newent further afield at 20 miles. Thrill seekers can canoe or go kayaking on the River Wye under 1 mile away, walk the Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean, or explore the National Diving and Activity Centre (5 miles).

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Beautifully restored Georgian retreat
A picture perfect setting
Relax with friends in the hot tub
Spacious dining area that  can accommodate 16 guests with an additional table for another 6 guests
 A truely unique dining experience which is perfect for any occasion
Plenty of space for a proper get together
A sumptuous lounge to sit back and relax in
The drawing room looks over the manicured grounds
Entrance hall full of character
The snug is perfect for a movie night
This fabulous kitchen is well-equipped and ready for the best of chefs
Show 41 moreStylish and thoughtful interiors

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Frances 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Emma 21st August 2020

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Absolutely stunning property with fantastic views. This privately owned home had everything we needed - the owners really had thought of everything ! It was a perfect extended (3 generations) family getaway.

Reviewed by Beth 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Andy 4th July 2020

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The property is great, extremely well furnished, bathrooms like a high-end hotel, a working kitchen with all spices/pots/etc you need. Interesting top floor layout with 6 bedrooms that's hard to understand until you're there. The only thing to keep in mind is the 'back' bedroom with it's own stairs access and noisy from the pitching, stairs are steRead moreep so may not be ideal for children, but does have a gate that's helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Sonia 28th February 2020

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Eleven friends in our eleventh year of spending the weekend away together. Everyone felt this was the best property we had stayed in, clean, tidy and homely. With lovely views across to the Severn. It has been suggested we return. It is ideally situated for visiting the Forest of Dean, Wales and Herefordshire.

Reviewed by Angela 21st December 2019

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Good location, well equipped, warm, comfortable, helpful manager. Made good use of the Globe pub and local petrol station.

Reviewed by Samantha 29th November 2019

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Fantastic house for a mixed group of couples and youngish families with plenty of spaces for different groups to gather and socialise/ play. Lovely garden & views - looked beautiful on a crisp winter day!

Reviewed by Dorothy 2nd August 2019

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Reviewed by Mary 26th July 2019

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Reviewed by richard 14th June 2019

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Spacious, peaceful and with a terrific view over the Severn, this house really is ideal for a family get together. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, as well as being within walking distance of a convenience shop and pub. We couldn't really fault it!

Reviewed by Carla 27th May 2019

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Reviewed by Lucy 4th May 2019

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The house was amazing - it has been decorated to an extremely high standard and was very comfortable. The extra touches - for example bottles of prosecco for our party - was hugely appreciated. Would definitely recommend!

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