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The Squirrels - Drybrook

The development

Drybrook is great place to live and it's here that Bell Homes are building a select development of just 26, two, three & four bedroom homes designed to sit easily within the local topography.

The village of Drybrook lies to the north of Cinderford, a flourishing community bounded by the Forest of Dean in a rural setting, yet within easy reach of communication links and the city of Gloucester.

Survival of the village was due in no small part to the dedication of the forest miners, and although the pits are long gone their legacy survives. Drybrook has once again become a rural idyll; testament to this is a recent Readers Digest poll, which voted the forest the best place to bring up a family in England.


The hub of village life is ever present, with a doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, shop, post office, and two village pubs, where friendliness, good food and ale are very much the order of the day. A wider choice of shopping can be found in nearby Cinderford.

Sports enthusiasts are positively spoiled for choice with leisure centres in Coleford, Newent and Cinderford. Whilst for a quiet evenings entertainment the nearby Studio Cinema is renowned for its choice of classic and new release films.

Drybrook has its own pre-school group and primary school with senior schooling available at the accredited Dene Magna school in Mitcheldean. For those wishing to further their education the nearby Royal Forest of Dean College offers full and part time courses in an environment that includes a bistro, restaurant, hair salon, nursery and theatre.


This is beautiful part of Gloucestershire, 35,000 acres of one of the few remaining royal forests in England. This is an area that positively overflows with activity centres offering the enthusiast anything from mountain biking to climbing and abseiling. Whilst for those who enjoy a more relaxed pace of life, this is a great place to get back to nature, with stunning walks, cycle tracks and bridle paths that take you deep into the heart of the forest.

Other places of interest nearby include:- The Dean Heritage or National Birds of Prey Centre, Clearwell Caves, Goodrich Castle the most complete medieval castle in Britain, or perhaps the hauntingly beautiful Wye Valley home to Tintern Abbey and the much photographed Symonds Yat.

Commuting is easy, a network of roadways are close to hand, A4136, A40 and the M50 linking to the M5 giving easy access to several centres of commerce including Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Birmingham.

Development features

The external walls are of traditional construction using Gainsborough multi-facing and Tamed Hay consolidated facing bricks and cream render. The roof is constructed using trusses with a covering of slate or black roofing tiles. Quality double glazed upvc is used throughout with lockable furniture.

Internally each dwelling has the feel of attention to detail using traditional high quality materials. Purchasers are able to select from a range of quality internal finishes. These include choice of kitchen units, worktops, wall and floor tiling, cooker, hob, extractor and carpets; all of which are included within the purchase price and will be available subject to the stage of construction of the property.

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