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Alvington Lodge The South West

A peaceful retreat in the Forest of Dean

Crunch up the gravel path, bordered by trim hedges and manicured lawns, and feel the tranquility envelop you. Glance back before you enter, to the River Severn in the distance.

The calm interiors hold pleasant surprises. Games room first for table tennis? Or perhaps the wraparound sofa in front of the 55” TV in the snug? Munch breakfast in the conservatory, enjoying the river views, and take over the well-equipped kitchen to make meals that live up to being served in the wood-panelled dining room.

Outside, the long dining table mirrors the indoor one, with the summer bonus of roses softly scenting the air. The outdoor kitchen, with its large Whistler gas barbecue, double fridge and bar area, makes al fresco dining a pleasure. In the one-acre gardens, gather your harvest from the orchard, play boules on the immaculate lawns, then flop into a hammock with your favourite book. A sociable seating area with a shaded swing seat is the ideal spot to gather for your pre-dinner drinks - and the bubbling hot tub is always beckoning. Back inside, it’s party time in the games room, with disco lights and a karaoke machine.

Upstairs, country style bedrooms ooze luxury, with contemporary wallpapers, antique furniture and sumptuous beds. Most rooms are ensuite, with zen-like bathrooms and shower rooms that invite you to relax.

Enjoying the peace doesn’t have to mean doing nothing (although it can!). Alvington Lodge is close to the Severn estuary, with the magical Forest of Dean on your doorstep. It’s outdoor heaven for children and adults, with activities and trails at Beechenhurst, Go Ape and canoeing on the River Wye all at hand. And afterwards, you can sink into that hot tub and watch the setting sun.

Larger group?

There is the option to book the separate, self-contained two-bedroomed cottage for the duration of your stay which can accommodate up to six guests (one double-bedded room, one twin-bedded room and a double sofa bed in the lounge). Prices range from £1,350 to £1,795 for 7-night stays (dependent on season). Please contact us for exact pricing and shorter stays. 

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What we think

Peace and quiet, fantastic views over the River Severn, cosy interiors, inviting bedrooms, plenty of fun activities - what more could you ask for? Alvington Lodge, located where England meets Wales, has it all!  

Rebecca, Big House Experience

What to Expect

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We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Alvington Lodge just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Welcome treats
  • Luxury bed linen and bath towels
  • Well-equipped kitchen including triple oven, induction hob, wine cooler, 2 dishwashers, Nespresso coffee machine and more
  • Dining room table that seats 20 guests (additional table in the conservatory that seats 8)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 55” Smart TVs with Freeview and Netflix in the snug and sitting room
  • DVD player in the snug
  • Open fire in the sitting room (logs provided)
  • Basement games room with table football and table tennis
  • Basement disco room with karaoke system and disco lighting
  • Hot tub (seats 7) – please bring your own hot tub towels
  • One acre of manicured gardens and an orchard
  • Garden games (boules, croquet and badminton sets)
  • Outdoor dining area with seating for 20
  • Outdoor kitchen with double fridge, sink, Whistler gas BBQ and Weber charcoal BBQ (fuel provided)


Situated between Lydney and Chepstow, close to the River Severn in the rural Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

House FAQs

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival and check out is at 10am (or 4pm if checking out on a Sunday).

  • How many cars can park at the property?

    There is ample parking for 12 cars on the gravel driveway.

  • Are children welcome?

    Children are very welcome at Alvington Lodge. Two travel cots and two highchairs are available on request (please bring your own cot linen). Toys, books and DVDs are also available. Please note, parents should supervise children at all times around the hot tub.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed at Alvington Lodge, subject to a fee of £45 per dog for 3 or 4-night stays or £100 per dog for week-long stays. Dogs are not allowed in any of the upstairs rooms, the formal dining room or the drawing room. They are allowed in the other areas, including the smaller sitting room/snug.     

  • Are stag and hen parties allowed?

    Respectful hen and stag parties are permitted at Alvington Lodge.

  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes, you can order online with Tesco or Ocado for a delivery direct to the house. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 4pm on the day of arrival.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining table in the main dining room can seat up to 20 guests comfortably. 

  • Can you recommend any local places to eat out?

    Yes, we'd recommend the following pubs and restaurants, all within a short distance of the property (click on the links below):

    The Globe Inn in Alvington is the best pub in the village for food. Tel: 01594 528300

    The Blacksmiths Arms in Alvington is more of a traditional pub but is not recommended for food. Tel: 01594 529657

    The Ostrich Inn in the village of Newland has good food. Tel: 01594 833260

    The Anchor Inn at Tintern (alongside Tintern Abbey) has good food and is ideal for lunch if visiting the Abbey. Tel: 01291 689582

    The Miners Country Inn in Sling is popular locally for its food, particularly Sunday lunches. Tel: 01594 836632 

    The Speech House, Coleford - this former 17th century hunting lodge, now an hotel and restaurant, is located in the centre of the Forest of Dean and houses the original Verderers Court. Tel: 01594 822607 

    Tudor Farmhouse at Clearwell has a restaurant but is quite expensive. Tel: 01594 833046

    The Whitebrook in the Wye Valley is a Michelin star restaurant and generally needs to be booked well in advance. Tel: 01600 860254

  • What is the nearest train station?

    The nearest train station is Lydney (2.7 miles), a 5-minute drive away.

  • What is the nearest airport?

    The nearest airport is Bristol (32 miles), a 50-minute drive away.

  • Will there be other guests in the self-contained cottage?

    If you are not booking the separate, self-contained cottage for your own group (additional charge), it may be let out to another small group. Please note the cottage has its own driveway, entrance and garden and does not share any facilities with Alvington Lodge itself. 

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £750 during your stay at Alvington Lodge. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.  

    When booking, we ask for a deposit of 33% of the total price, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to your stay (or the full balance when booking within 12 weeks of your stay).

Check availability & prices

or call to book 01242 352 747