Accommodation in Newnham
If you are visiting our idyllic village, then why not stay at our cottage which is currently undergoing renovations. Situated in the courtyard with its own terrace is our beautiful little cottage which is big enough to sleep 4 people. The cottage itself is comprised of a living room/kitchen, utility room and bathroom on the ground floor, with a spacious bedroom on the first floor. Newnham currently lacks overnight accommodation and we believe that our cottage will be the ideal place for people looking to stay in the village. If you’re looking for some comfortable accommodation in Newnham, then get in touch with us to book your Stay@TheShip.
The village of Newnham stands on the bank of the Severn and was once a port that traded in timber, oak and coal. This maritime trade helped the town thrive and many of its buildings are now listed. The roots of the village can be traced back to Roman times, and was even used as a base by Henry II in the invasion of Ireland in 1171. Newnham’s prominence in trade reached a peak in the late 18th century when it became an important hub that allowed for the movement of goods up and down the Severn. This made Newnham one of the wealthiest towns in Gloucestershire, and with a ferry link to Arlingham it was the location for several coaching routes and major roads. Trade and commerce has steadily declined with the advent of major rail transport and the importance of the town has shrunk as a result. Nevertheless, for those looking for history and nature, Newnham has plenty to see and do.
Newnham is a small quiet village, that offers much for people who want to experience the surrounding countryside. The trails in the Forest of Dean make it the perfect place for cyclists, ramblers and nature lovers. Elton Farm offers three different mazes for those who want to get lost and find their way out whilst Redhill Extreme has a number of bike tracks suitable for all levels of riders. Newnham is situated on the banks of the Severn and this makes it the ideal spot for those looking to witness the tide surge its way upstream at the Severn Bore. When you have completed your days activities you can enjoy a drink at one of the local pubs.