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Greenacres Campsite
Scowles Road
Gloucestershire   (Browse area)
GL16 8QS   See Map
Tel: 01594 837753
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Open: 26th March To 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 42 Reviews
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 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
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 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
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 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk On Site   Public Transport <1 mile 

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Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Diana Raubenheimer 1 review from this member

This is a real get-away-from-it-all site. The owners are very laid back; there is no long list of rules, no time by which you must leave, no being told exactly where you must put your tent. And you can have a fire on the ground, with nets of wood and an honesty box to pay for them. The site is very pretty, surrounded by trees for that in-the-forest feel, and much effort has recently gone into hedge planting which will be beautiful when mature. The facilities are basic but have everything necessary and are always clean. There is an outdoor washing up sink with hot water, a couple of basins and flush loos, and a shower. These are currently in a porta-cabin, but the owners are waiting for planning permission for a permanent block. During our visit there was a cub/scout camp in the adjoining field - compliments to their leaders as they were very quite and all behaved impecably, and kept us entertained in the morning with a mass tea towel flicking match involving about 40 cubs and scouts. The surrounding area has much to offer, including walks in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat Rock, the enchanting Puzzlewood, and slightly further but well worth a visit is the stunningly beautiful Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes. If you want peace and tranquility, but are not looking for rows of gleaming toilet blocks and a whole bunch of rules, I cannot recommend Greenacres enough.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Jhenderson 4 reviews from this member

Nice site out of the way, due to the time of year we were the only people on site, showers and washing facility's very basic for men only one shower and one toilet combined. 12 for 2 people per night without hook up. Would recommend if you wanted to be out of the way, for one night only was fine for us.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Matt Hill 1 review from this member

Once again at Short notice we were able to arrive with ease.

Four families, Dads and little ones and we had the bliss and tranquillity of the beautiful Wye Valley countryside.

The children all enjoy having an open fire (is it camping otherwise?) and the adults maybe more so.

Perfect hosts, unobtrusive and friendly when you need them.

We will be back next year for sure.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Teamsqueak 4 reviews from this member

We just stayed here for 2 nights as we only had time for a short break and had never visited the Forest of Dean area before.

There were just two of us and a dog (which was FOC). The price of 16 seemed about right for the motorhome plus EHU despite the basic toilet/shower block which is in a Portakabin. There is one shower in the ladies and two toilets - DH said the male side had one shower and one toilet but the way it was set up, if the shower was in use then you couldn't use the toilet as the whole side was locked.

Not much fun if you need the toilet!

The washing-up facility is outside in the open, joined onto the side of the shower/toilet block and as others have commented the 'hot' water isn't but hey it's free and no harm done in washing up in cold water occasionally.

The campsite is accessed from the main road up a single track road which is quite steep but fairly flat once you get up the top. You pass the owners' bungalow at the bottom when you come in and if there is no-one home they will come up and check you are settling in ok.

There is no dedicated play area but as the site is set to grass there is plenty of room for kids to be kids and not to be on top of each other as sometimes happens in busy periods.

The site is quiet and laid to grass once you get off the hardcore entrance. The first field has EHUs and a drinking water tap and then on through a fenced area for tents where several fire-pits are arranged for their use. Bags of kindling are available at the site entrance with an honesty box to pay for them.

While we were there several carloads of teenagers were dropped off by their parents (oh dear we thought. ) who set up 8 tents in the camping field behind us but the owner came over to us and said the teenagers had promised to behave and if we had any problems to let her know immediately and they would be told to go home. They were fine but it was good to know that the owner was prepared to do something if they weren't.

This is another site where there are several 'weekend' caravans on the site but we were the only people there on this occasion.

We visited several Forestry Commission sites in the area which were free to park in and access which can be a problem for a motorhome at times. We especially liked the New Fancy viewpoint (nr Parkends) and the Cyril Hart Aboretum (nr Coleford). Monmouth isn't too far away and neither is Abergavenny.

Again the road into Coleford from the campsite doesn't have pavements so probably safest to use in daytime and if you like a long walk! Coleford was a lovely little town which had a good mix of shops and parking was no problem.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: RuthA 1 review from this member

A lovely little campsite, Very peaceful, the only noise we heard were the lambs from the field next door! Even though it was the Easter weekend and busy, not that it felt it. It is close to many of the local attractions; Clearwell caves, Puzzlewood to name but 2 and it less than a 5 min drive or 15 min walk away from Coleford for takeways, pubs and shops for stocking up.

The facilities are basic but kept clean, and the shower you were able to control the temperature, which meant showering the kids was easy no 'it is too hot mummy'. Oh and the kids loved the rope swing and the marshmallows from the campfires.

A fantastic find.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Beckyw 2 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a long weekend at Greenacres to test out our new trailer tent.

There is a large sign on the road locating the campsite. We had read that if there was no answer at the bungalow then to carry on driving up to the field and pitch up, which is what we did. There are no marked pitches so we located a spare EHU point & pitched in front of that. The field is slightly sloping although there are some flatter pitches and another field without EHU.

The facilities as we expected are very basic, but they were clean. There are 2 portaloos & a portacabin with separate M & F facilities. The female side had 2 toilets, 1 sink, 1 shower with a bench for clothes & a couple of hooks on the back of the door. There was also an area with a large shelf & mirror. The shelf would be big enough to change a baby. There was paper towel for drying hands. The shower was hot. The men's side only had one room with a toilet, sink & shower.

Outside there was a sink for washing up but it wasn't under cover and the water was never even warm let alone hot. In fact we filled our washing up bowl from the shower one night as that was the only hot water and took it back to our tent to wash up in the warm & dry.

There is plenty of room for children to run around & a swing up in the trees to play on. Across the fields, a couple of minutes walk away is a recreation field with goal posts for a kick around.

The owners are very friendly and we saw them around the campsite a few times.

Coleford is a short drive & has a couple of supermarkets & a small DIY shop that sells small gas bottles for camping lights. Christchurch has a garage that sells camping gas bottles for cookers.

We visited the Dean Heritage Centre and did The Room On The Broom Trail which is superb for small children. The museum has some interesting local historical information, a few animals, and during the summer months charcoal making demonstrations. Out in the car park you can see & talk to the guys who made the chainsaw sculptures for the trail. We also visited Symonds Yat and followed the suggested Woodland Walk. We had 6 yr & 8 yr olds with us & it took us the 3 hours that it said, including a short stop at the view point, taking time to pick up the usual 300+ sticks & pine cones, playing a few games & stopping for drinks & snacks on the way. The walk down to the bottom is steep but the children enjoyed watching the rope ferry across the river.

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