MAY HILL FARM

 

The Farm

Situated on the edge of the National Trust grounds of May Hill, and within a stones throw of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, our holiday cottages offer far reaching views over miles of stunning, untouched British countryside as far as the Black Mountains of south-east Wales.

 

The Farm itself is home to a vast expanse of beautiful woodland , acres of natural meadows, and old stone buildings and barns - an ideal setting in any season for a peaceful countryside escape. 

May Hill

May Hill is a prominent landmark on the borders of rolling countryside that makes up Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

 

Well known for its outstanding panoramic views and conserved wildlife, May Hill welcomes a whole range of outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, horse back riding, photography, painting, and wildlife watching.

 

The National Trust ground is home to wild horses and cattle who live together around the distinctive crown of pine trees at the summit.

 

OUR COTTAGES

The stone-built Lavender Cottage is a self-catering, cosy chalet located on our farm with beautiful views of woods and meadows. You'll find the cottage equipped with all the luxuries you need to make your stay a relaxing one. 

Nestled below the farm is Mutlow Cottage. Lovingly restored, this former farm workers cottage overflows with period character and charm. In the summer months, enjoy the the views from the cottage garden, or when there's cold bite in the air, cosy-up in front of log burner.

 

HORSES ON HOLIDAY

Horses on Holiday

With bridle paths all over the local area and May Hill summit only a hack away, why not bring your horse on holiday with you? 

 

Available to book by anyone staying at one of our cottages or elsewhere in the area.

 

 - Spacious, well ventilated stables

 - Single Turnout paddock for your horses stay

 - Trailer and lorry parking available

 - Hay, haylage, and shavings available on site

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GALLERY

Winter on May Hill Farm
Winter on May Hill Farm

Warm up with a hot chocolate whilst watching the snow fall over the farm. Before wrapping up warm to head out and make some of the best and biggest snowmen seen.

Rural Life
Rural Life

Farming is key to the area. Farms in the area have been passed down through the generations. You know it is spring when you hear the first lambs and see them skip across the fields.

Summer flowers on May Hill Farm
Summer flowers on May Hill Farm

Be it wild flowers or those that we've planted ourselves. May Hill Farm is bursting with colour by the time Summer is in full swing.

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THINGS TO DO

Walking

Step outside the door to enjoy the footpaths that wind in and around May Hill, and the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

 

Access the challenging day hikes the Malvern Hills and Welsh Black Mountains have to offer - all within an hour's drive. 

Attractions

 

The surrounding area has something for everyone. Miles of cycle trails, Go Ape, canoeing the Wye or unwind at a floatation centre.

 

 Visit the beautiful natural features which are so closely entwined with the history of the area - such as, Puzzlewood and Clearwell caves.

Horse Riding

 

Surrounded by beautiful riding countryside, May Hill Farm is the perfect place to bring your horse with you on holiday - just book our Horses on Holiday package.

New to riding or fancy your first outing on a horse, then there's always the local friendly riding school - just down the lane - where you can book hacks and lessons.

Wildlife

 

The area is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. Wander the Forest and you're sure to cross-paths with Wild Boar and Deer.

Every season brings something new - from the Spring carpets of bluebells to the fiery leaves of Autumn.   

Historical Sites

 

Be it Iron-age forts, Roman villas, fairytale castles, historical towns or landmarks like Offa's Dyke - the area is steeped in history.  

 

The National Trust and English Heritage are a great starting point for planning your day-trips, as well as our local tourist site.

Eating Out

 

Pop into a nearby English country pub and enjoy a cosy open fire in winter or in the summer months spill out into the gardens.

 

If variety is your thing, then the local area offers plenty of choice from Indian to Nepalese to modern fine dining. 

GUEST REVIEW

Speechmark

"A much needed hideaway in this beautiful setting. Absolutely fabulous cottage with everything we needed."

- Nina & Nev-