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Orchard Lea

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7 Nights  

  • £930  to  £1500

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking

About Orchard Lea

Orchard Lea is a spacious and welcoming cottage close to both the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Located in the centre of the quiet village of Lea, within walking distance of the village shop and The Crown Inn, the cottage sleeps up to seven people in four comfortable bedrooms and boasts a four-person hot-tub. It is ideal for families and friends who want to explore Herefordshire and the Wye Valley.

Although Lea is peaceful and quiet, it is far from isolated being only four miles from the pretty market town of Ross-on-Wye. Whatever you can't pick up in the village shop you can get here, thanks to a good selection of shops and a regular market held every Thursday and Saturday. If you fancy a change of scene or more variety, then you will find it in the nearby cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester. Other nearby towns include Monmouth (great for antiques and curios) and Hay-on-Wye, a specialist book town with excellent cafes. Alternatively, the Regency town of Cheltenham Spa (with its famous race course) is just over half an hour's drive from the cottage, offering a range of high-end boutiques and shops.

The beauty of the natural landscape is one of the main reasons people make the Forest of Dean a regular holiday destination. It offers stunning views in every season as well as an excellent network of footpaths, bridleways and cycling trails via which to explore. There are also excellent opportunities for those with a passion for watersports such as Kayaking and canoeing. Don't miss the view from Symond's Yat - especially if you visit in autumn when the leaves are arguably at their most beautiful. Nearby, Puzzlewood has some of the oldest natural forest left in Britain, with the ancient setting featuring in a variety of films and television shows. The Malvern Hills AONB and the Cotswolds AONB are both within easy reach for a day out, meaning that whatever the season or the weather, there is always something fun to do.

If you love history, then this is an exciting holiday destination. The number of castles and fortified ruins is impressive, with some of the best-preserved being those at Chepstow Castle and White Castle.

The owners of Orchard Lea have two other Herefordshire holiday cottages in the village which can be booked on their own or together to accommodate up to 17 people. Please check their website for more information.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Neil Newitt joined Independent Cottages in December 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Herefordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Orchard Lea has a traditional layout with the living area downstairs and the bedrooms above. The owners have modernised and furnished the interiors in keeping with the location and age of the property while ensuring it is comfortable for modern guests.


  • Sitting room with solid wood floors, two comfortable sofas and a matching armchair. The woodburning-effect electric fire adds a cosy ambience in cold weather, while the TV, WiFi and choice of books and games mean guests won't be bored.
  • The kitchen/diner is the heart of the home. The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking for families, while the dining table is big enough for everyone to gather around and enjoy leisurely meals. A glazed door leads to the rear courtyard and garden.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed, proper storage and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second double bedroom with a comfortable bed and storage.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds and decor appropriate for guests of any age. The beds can be linked to create a super-kingsized bed if necessary. Please let the owner know your preference when booking.
  • Quiet single room with a comfortable bed.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The four-person hot tub is in a separate building next to the house and can be used all year round. The enclosed garden has both a lawn and paved area. There is off-street parking for one car with more on the street outside.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) are available all year round, depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted.

Orchard Lea Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms (2 Kings, 1 Twin & 1 Single)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £930
To £1500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1989 750217 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Neil Newitt
Member Since December 2019

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Orchard Lea 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd March 2023
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