Squirrel Lodge

Availability & Pricing


Weekly breaks run from Friday to Friday although we may be able to accommodate different change-over dates depending on season and availability. See the charts below for the price for each calendar week


Short breaks are as follows:

     - Mid-week breaks - Monday to Friday (4 nights)

     - Weekend breaks - Friday to Monday (3 nights)

See the charts below for prices for short breaks


Mini breaks of two nights are sometimes available, again depending on season and current bookings - please contact us for prices and availability of these.


Please see our terms and conditions below prior to booking.


To enquire further or book please contact us or complete our booking form below


Key to tables:

Available

Booked

Provisionally booked

Mar

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

460

325

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

480

365

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

480

365

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

21st

480

365

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

26th

27th

28th

Apr

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

480

365

29th

30th

1st

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

480

365

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

480

365

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

500

385

19th

20th

21st

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

500

385

26th

27th

28th

29th

30th

1st

2nd

May

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

500

385

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

500

385

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

500

385

17th

18th

19th

20th

21st

22nd

23rd

560

410

24th

25th

26th

27th

28th

29th

30th

June

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

580

410

31st

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

580

410

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

580

410

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

580

410

21st

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

26th

27th

July

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

630

420

28th

29th

30th

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

630

420

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

630

420

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

630

440

19th

20th

21st

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

Aug

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

665

440

26th 

27th 

28th 

29th 

30th 

31st 

1st 

665

420 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 

5th 

6th 

7th 

8th 

630

420

9th 

10th 

11th 

12th 

13th 

14th 

15th 

630

420

16th

17th 

18th 

19th 

20th 

21st 

22nd

630

420

23rd 

24th 

25th 

26th 

27th 

28th 

29th

Sept

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

620

400

30th 

31st 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 

5th

620

400

6th 

7th 

8th 

9th 

10th 

11th 

12th

560

380

13th 

14th 

15th 

16th 

17th 

18th 

19th

560

380

20th 

21st 

22nd 

23rd 

24th 

25th 

26th

Oct

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

480

330

27th 

28th 

29th 

30th 

1st

2nd

3rd

480

330

4th 

5th 

6th 

7th 

8th 

9th 

10th

480

330

11th 

12th 

13th 

14th 

15th 

16th 

17th 

480

330

18th 

19th 

20th 

21st 

22nd 

23rd 

24th

480

330

25th 

26th

27th 

28th 

29th 

30th 

31st

Nov

2024

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

475

325

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 

5th 

6th 

7th

475

325

8th 

9th 

10th 

11th 

12th 

13th 

14th

475

325

15th 

16th 

17th 

18th 

19th

20th 

21st

475

325

22nd 

23rd 

24th 

25th 

26th 

27th 

28th

Dec

2024

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us for

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prices




WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

475

325

29th 

30th 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 

5th

475

325

6th 

7th 

8th 

9th 

10th 

11th 

12th

475

325

13th 

14th 

15th 

16th 

17th 

18th 

19th

620

400

20th 

21st 

22nd 

23rd

24th

25th 

26th

620

400

27th 

28th 

29th 

30th 

31st 

1st 

2nd 

Jan

2025

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

460

325

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

460

325

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

460

325

17th

18th

19th

20th

21st

22nd

23rd

460

325

24th

25th

26th

27th

28th

29th

30th

Feb

2025

WK

S/B

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

460

325

31st 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 

5th 

6th

460

325

7th 

8th 

9th 

10th 

11th 

12th 

13th

460

325

14th 

15th 

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17th 

18th 

19th 

20th

460

325

21st 

22nd 

23rd 

24th 

25th 

26th 

27th

Ring Rich on either 01952 986341 or 07870809528 if you have any questions or for latest availability details.


Or you can email richard@woodlandsviewlodge.co.uk or complete the form below and we will get back to you straight away with confirmation of costs and availability.

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Terms & Conditions  

Reservations

Bookings run from 3pm on the Friday to 11am of the following week, unless agreed in advance at the time of booking. Short breaks for 3 nights run from Friday to Monday and 4 night breaks run from Monday to Friday. For short breaks the 3pm arrival and 11am departure times also apply.


The charts give an indication of availability however they may not always be totally up to date. Please email or telephone and we can confirm what dates are available. Once a reservation is made we will hold it for 5 days for us to receive a non-refundable reservation deposit of £100. This deposit can be paid by cheque or by direct transfer to our bank account, details of which will be given at the time of booking. Once received we will forward to you booking confirmation. If the deposit is not received within the 5 days after the reservation is made we will make those dates available to others to book and we can not guarantee those dates to you.


Bookings for groups

We do not accept bookings from single sex hen or stag groups.


Pricing and payment

The outstanding balance (which we will confirm with you on reservation), including a security deposit is then payable no later than 6 weeks before arrival. If the reservation is made less than 6 weeks prior to the dates then full payment is required within the 5 days.


Payments can be made by cheque or bank transfer. Payments by cheque will only be accepted if received no later than 10 working days before arrival date. Once received we will confirm receipt to you and forward lodge key collection details and the code for the gate for site access.


Non payment of the outstanding balance in the agreed time could mean that you loose the booking and deposit.


Security Deposit

A returnable security deposit of £75 is required with the remaining balance. This will be returned, less any deduction for damage, by cheque or bank transfer within 7 days after departure. We will also communicate with you details of any deductions.


Cancellation

In the event that you cancel after we receive your booking deposit, but before the balance of your stay has been paid, you will forfeit the booking deposit. Where payment has been made in full we will attempt to re-let the lodge and if successful we will return any balance paid by you. If it does not prove possible to re-let we regret that monies already paid by you cannot be refunded. We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday cancellation insurance to protect yourself.


In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking all monies will be refunded.


Use of property

The number of persons occupying the lodge must not exceed the maximum number as booked and the property and surrounding areas are for their use exclusively. The property can only be used for personal and domestic purposes. We reserve the right to refuse entry or evict if these conditions are not observed.


Dogs

Dogs are not allowed in the lodge


Cleaning

The lodge is cleaned thoroughly between lets however please make sure that you leave the accommodation in a clean and tidy condition at the end of your stay. Cleaning materials are provided.


Smoking

The Lodge is a totally non-smoking property


Liability

The hirer takes responsibility, including responsibility for any other persons accompanying them, for any loss injury or damage suffered by the hirer or those accompanying them while in and around the Lodge, except where such loss injury or damage is directly due to the acts or omissions of the owners.


The hirer agrees to keep the Lodge and all the furniture, fixtures, fitting and effects in or on the accommodation in the same state of repair as as at the start of the let and undertakes to make good any damage breakage or loss during the let. The hirer undertakes to ensure that the Lodge is securely locked overnight and when left unoccupied during your stay.


If, for any reason the lodge is not available on the date booked we will communicate this to you as soon as possible and will refund all monies paid by the hirer. However the owners shall not be liable for any loss, expense or inconvenience resulting from such unavailability and the hirer will have no claim against the owners.


Accommdation details & pictures

Outside front 7th July
outside front 2 7th July
outside side 2 7th july
outside side 7th july
lounge 7th july
dining table 7th july
dining table 2 7th july

Accommodation comprises

 

  • Two bedrooms, one with king size bed and the other a twin, both with hair dryer, freeview TV and DVD player
  • Extra child's bed and cot set up when required (in the twin room in between the two beds)
  • Free unlimited wi-fi access
  • Childs pull out bed (which fits between the twin beds or can be set up in the open plan living area)
  • Master bedroom en-suite with shower
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower
  • Gas central heating
  • Fully equipped kitchen including dish washer, American style fridge / freezer, eye level microwave, hob and oven
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Comfortable leather sofas in living area with 53" freeview TV and DVD player
  • Patio doors from main living area leading to front of lodge
  • High chair
  • Small library of books & indoor games selection
  • Private gated secure site
  • Lawn areas around the lodge with garden furniture
  • Secure storage for bikes etc
  • Clothes drying facilities
  • Private parking space & short term visitors area

 

Included in the price

 

  • Freshly laundered and ironed bed linen
  • Electricity and LPG gas
  • Heating
  • Bath & Hand towels
  • Kitchen essentials and tea towels
  • Bedding for pull out bed and travel cot

 

Excluded

 

  • Dishwasher tablets
  • Extra toilet rolls

 

Iron and ironing board are avaialble on request

 

 

Lodge layout

Detailed description & access statement


The following is given to provide you with enough information on the accommodation and site to ensure that you can make an informed decision on it being suitable for your needs.


Site  Entry

The site is entered through security gates. These are located at the end of the short uneven compacted stone drive off the main road.


Finding Squirrel Lodge

Following the compacted stone roadway to the left and down towards the visitors car park you will come to Squirrel Lodge (which is directly to the right of the visitor car park) Your allocated  parking space is directly in front of the lodge to the left of the steps leading up to the front patio doors.


Lodge Entry

The main entrance is around to the left of the lodge up a slabbed pathway which is 0.9m wide and edged to the left of it by lawn. The pathway is well lit by automatic sensor lighting as you enter it. After approximately 2.5m down the pathway there are    4 steps up to the main lodge door. Each step is 160mm high and at this point the pathway is edged to the left with a hand rail up to the lodge door. There are also 4 steps down from the other side of the door to the pathway which continues around the back of the lodge.


Once unlocked the door to the lodge can open 180 degrees and be secured in the open position against the outer lodge wall with a catch. There is a small threshold step to enter the lodge 30mm high. The entrance is 0.75m wide x 1.93m high and leads directly into the lodge kitchen area. Light switches are to the immediate left on the wall.


Kitchen

The kitchen covers an area 3.4m x 2.4m and is lit with 6 ceiling spot lights. The floor covering in the kitchen area is vinyl. Worktops are 0.93m from the floor and are to 3 sides of the kitchen. The micro wave oven has controls which are 1.6m from ground level, the oven is floor standing and the fridge door is 0.95m from the floor and it is on top of the floor standing freezer. The taps in the kitchen sink are lever type.


Heating Control

As you walk out of the kitchen area onto the carpeted area you will see the thermostat to control the heating located on the wall to the front left. This controller is 1.5m from the floor and turned clockwise to increase the heat and anti-clockwise to reduce it. To turn the heating off completely turn anti-clockwise until the dial stops.


Dinning Area

To  the right  of the kitchen exit  the fully carpeted open plan living space continues. Firstly there's  the dinning area which is   2m x 3m with a fully movable dinning table 0.8m wide by  1.5m long  at a height of 0.75m  together with 6 dinning chairs. The dining area is lit with  two multi bulb ceiling lights.   


Living Area

Next to the dinning area is the main living area. Within the 4m x 5.8m area is a leather 3 suite piece, which comprises a single arm chair, double and treble seat settees. In the middle of the area is a movable coffee table. The 53" freeview TV is mounted above the glass fronted coal effect fire and storage areas lie underneath both along the full width of the living area. A storage unit is also provided on the opposite wall. The living area is lit with multi bulb ceiling lights.


All windows in the  dinning  and living areas are covered with vertical blinds. These are rotated closed by gently pulling the cord hanging from the side of the blind.  The blinds can be fully opened  by using the ribbed cord when the  blinds are in the fully open position. Please do not let  children of any age play with these  blinds / cords as   harm may come to them or they can be easily damage the blinds and they will need replacing.


Bathroom

If you turn left when you exit the kitchen area through the door you will enter the corridor to the bathroom and bedrooms. The doorway is 0.7m wide leading to the corridor which is 0.84 wide. On the immediate right is the bathroom which is 1.70m x 2m. The sink has a mixer lever tap and a shower over the bath at the right hand side. The height of the bath side is 0.3m. Lighting in the bathroom is provided by a cabin style light fitting.


Bedroom 1

Leading off the corridor to the left is bedroom 1 which measures 2.8m x  2.97m, the double bed is centrally positioned with  a minimum gap of 0.5m at the foot and 0.75/0.6 on the sides.  There is a bed side cabinet with table lamps on each side of the bed and a dressing table with storage space beneath it and a mirror on the wall at the foot of the bed. In addition to the table lamps the room is light with a multi bulb ceiling fitting. The freeview TV / DVD player is mounted on the wall in the corner of the room. Through the first doorway in the bedroom is the walk in  cupboard/dressing room measuring 1.67m x 1.48m There is plenty of hanging space and extra shelving. Through the second doorway in the bedroom is the en-suite room. This measures 1.67m x 1.48m  and contains a sink with lever taps, a toilet and walk in shower. The room is lit with a  cabin style light fitting.


Bedroom 2

Further down the  corridor outside bedroom 1 is bedroom 2. This measures 2.94m x 2.77 and contains 2 single beds which  are on either side of the room. The gap in the middle of them is 0.6m wide and contains a bed side cabinet with a table lamp at the head of the beds. The room is lit with a multi bulb ceiling fitting and the TV/DVD player is mounted on the wall at the foot of the beds. The doorway leading off the bedroom leads to a walk in cupboard / dressing room which is 1.17m x 2.06m with plenty of hanging space and extra storage shelving.


Single put up bed – The 5th bed is a single pull out bed suitable for a child. The bed is stored in the walk in storage area in bedroom 2. When un-folded it will fit between the twin beds or can be put up in the living area to suit individual guest requirements.


Exits

Besides the  main entrance there are further doors for exit purposes. The keys to these additional doors are kept in the Lodge  and are for emergency purposes only. One exit door  is from the side of the dinning area and the other is a double patio door leading out from the  living area.


Outside the  Lodge

Outside through the kictchen exit to the right down the steps and  along the pathway you will find the outside storage area. Keys to this is found in the lodge.


Walking around in hours of darkness

The site and  lodge are well lit but as an extra safety measure we recommend that you bring and use a  good torch when walking about especially outside of the site area as some roads and walkways may be uneven and country side lighting sometimes sporadic



Area details

Set in the Royal Forest of Dean on the border of England and Wales Squirrel Lodge gives you the perfect base to stay for that forest vacation, be it a relaxing break away from it all or a full on action packed forest holiday. There's something for everybody in the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. Click here to see  a list of suggested activities.

The quality family self catering accommodation is on the Woodlands View site near Coleford and is just a short car journey away from the stunning vistas of Symonds Yat, the Gothic Tintern Abbey, Goodrich Castle and many more areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.


Closer to the lodge there's loads of local attractions to keep you busy including Clearwell Castle and Caves, Puzzlewood where filming for Star Wars and Merlin have taken place, cycle hire for the many woodland tracks, adventurous woodland activities like GoApe and the endless woodland walks. If you fancy going slightly further afield there's the wilds of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Malvern Hills to visit and if you want to do some serious shopping there's the city of Gloucester 20 miles away. 


The Lodge is situated on a small secure gated private park with coded access and allocated parking for one family sized vehicle next to the lodge. It's an as new facility which offers luxurious accommodation for a family of up to 4 + 1 (with child's pull out bed) plus cot if required.


There are two bedrooms both with freeview TV & DVD player, one king size en-suite, the other twin, separate bathroom and open plan kitchen, dinning and living area all with modern appliances fitted throughout. The living accommodation is second to none with leather sofas to relax into and a 53" freeview TV, free wi-fi  internet access  and DVD player provided. There is also lockable storage available outside for all your holiday needs like bikes, diving  equipment  and golf clubs.


Woodlands View site is just a few minutes walk away from Sling where you will find the award winning pubs Orepool Inn and Miners Inn for that meal out or you can go to the small forest town of Coleford which is a couple of minutes by car where many pubs, takeaways and restaurants can be found.


We are sure you will have a very enjoyable stay in the Forest of Dean. If there is anything we can help you with please ask. If during your stay you have any problems, cause for complaint or wish to make suggestions please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to sort anything out.


Sorry but we do not allow dogs in the lodge

Location

Squirrel Lodge is on the Woodlands View Site at Sling which is just outside Coleford on the western side of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire


Address

 

Woodlands View

Chepstow Road

Sling

Coleford

Gloucestershire

GL16 8JA



To get directions

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Things to do

Below is a map of the Forest of Dean showing the location of some of the many attractions to visit during your stay at the Woodlands View Lodge. To see more details of each attraction visit the corresponding website listed underneath the map

Links and other information


Useful website for all things local to the lodge here


Local Doctors: 01594 838108


Local vets: 01594 833526


Local taxi: 07765 245967 or 01594 564279


Bus info: 0871 2002233


Train info: 08457 484950


The nearest local general store can be found

0.5 miles away on Oakwood Road Sling (GL16 8JH)


The nearest supermarket can be found in Coleford

1.5 miles away (Tesco GL16 8HD)




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