Originally built as a Coaching Inn in the 16th Century, Lea House has now been completely refurbished but still retains many of its original features. A large inglenook fireplace, loads of exposed beams and not a straight line in sight characterise this homely resting place where you will be offered a warm welcome, complemented by Sophie,s home cooking. Set in the small village of Lea, 4 miles from the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye and a short drive from the Cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford, Lea House is ideally situated for enjoying many local beauty spots. It is within sight of the Royal Forest of Dean and adjacent to the spectacular Wye Valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It is possible to enjoy many sporting activities including mountain bikingon dedicated bike trails, abseiling, canoeing, 4x4 off-roading, rambling, or just strolling about with your dog enjoying the magnificent scenery that characterises the area. The valleys of the River Severn and the River Wye dominate the whole area and provide some breathtaking sights.
There are OS Maps of the area to borrow and many brochures and suggested "things to do", so, if you wish, you can have your day planned for you. Nearby you have Tintern Abbey, Clearwell Caves, Dean Forest Railway, Puzzlewood, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Symonds Yat, Westbury Court Gardens,Goodrich Castle ….
There are towns to visit: - Hay-on-Wye for old books, Bath for history and shopping!, Wales for Castles and the Brecon Beacons, Cheltenham, the Cotswolds The Malvern Hills, The Severn Bore (at the right time of year!), National Trust Houses and Gardens ….
You can go down a genuine coal mine, see charcoal burning, learn about the history of the Royal Forest in the local Dean Heritage Centre ….
And for Walkers - Lea House is only a short walk (approximately 2 miles) from two well-known routes - The Wysis Way and The Gloucestershire Way. The Three Choirs Walk is about 4 miles away.