Wye Valley Renovations & Refurbishments Making Property Dreams Reality

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Whether you are extending or converting your home, carrying out a refurbishment, or building from scratch, our belief is that it is your home, so you should have it your way.

From the smallest of repair jobs to a complete new build of a housing development, local people have come to trust Wye Valley Renovation and Refurbishment to provide a first class service.

More than that, being a small local company, working with local people and materials, you will find that our approach is to listen to your aspirations for the finished job carefully. Only then can the job be completed in keeping with your wishes, the character of your building and the local surroundings. Call us on the number shown or click in the header of any page to tell us what you need for your perfect home.

 

St. Briavels is a picturesque village just outside the market town of Lydney.

St. Briavels stands on the edge of a limestone plateau 800 feet above the Wye Valley, with spectacular views.

The village shelters behind the remains of a 12th century castle which is now used as a youth hostel.

The entrance gateway dates back to 1275 and the castle was the administrative centre of the Royal Hunting Forest.

The founder of the castle was Milo Fitz Walter, the Earl of Hereford, who in the reign of Henry VIII found it necessary to monitor the infringements of the Welsh.

The flat grass platform to the west of the castle is actually composed of a pile of cinders thrown out in the days of iron ore smelting.

An ancient connection connected with Hudnalls Woods involves the throwing of bread and cheese from the pound wall on Whitsunday evening. Records state that this custom follows the rights given by King John, and later confirmed by Charles II to the parishioners of the village. It was necessary for the rights of local people to continue to cut wood from the Hudnalls, nearby.

The village has a small post office and a typical village garage, which inevitably adds to the rural character and charm. Within the village of St. Briavels, is a local craft outlet, and hostelries offering refreshment.