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Spa Treatments

Enhance your stay with Spa Treatments bought to you by professional therapists..  

Forest Barn Vineyard - Nappa Valley watch-out!

Is there a little benefit to global warming and wine?  Our vineyard is under way and the first harvest at the winery ....

 

Forest of Dean Cycling Guide Map

A free guide provided so you can explore by bike .....

Woodland hot tub ...

Not only exclusive hot tubs to individual cottages but a woodland one too .....

Bluebells in May fill the air with bluebells

From your cottage door enjoy the Bluebell aroma .....

Budding Young Farmers feeding the chickens

We gather at 10.00 to feed carol our rabbit and then feed chickens and collect eggs.

See if you can spot a wild boar or two in the forest around us  ...

Pretty wild boar piglets foraging on the forest floor.  See if you can see them ...

Picnic Platform in the Trees

Plan a family picnic on our elevated viewing platform in the trees .....

Forest Barns Falconry

A Barn Owl on your fist then taking off to fly free and land on a nearby post then requesting the bird to fly back to YOUR gloved fist, what could be more extraordinary? A session not to be missed.  Tick the Falconry Experience box on booking form.

 

Wet Weather Games

We have a heated games room on site that is great for damper days.  The room has .... 

Outdoor Fun & Natural Playground - Rope swings & more

Plenty of open-space for kids to be kids and let of a bit of steam.  Check-out what's on the woodland walk  .....

Have fun with the kids and have a bit of a break from them too - see how!

Travel with baby or a toddler, or both, can be a challenging age with which to holiday ......

Outdoor Fun

Our private rural hamlet enables us to provide space for free-range-children. 

Meet Dennis the Dexta our naughty tractor

In our Young Farmers Area meet Dennis the Dexta Tractor.  Dennis the Dexta is our now ...

Under 5's Play Room

There is a dedicated heated playroom for little guests (under 5 years) which .....

Lake setting with cute native Exmoor ponies and English Shorthorn cattle.

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Myths and Legends Trails

The downloadable Myths and Legends Trails are certainly proving popular helped by VisitBritain's promotion of the Guy Ritchie film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, filmed partly in the Forest of Dean

 

Gruffalo Hunting, Treats for Dads and Family Fun!

Find Gruffalo in The Forest of Dean!

In the first development of its kind, Forestry Commission England and Magic Light Pictures bring The Gruffalo characters to life in the Forest of Dean through a new augmented reality app.

The Gruffalo Spotter has been designed so visitors can join the adventure through the deep dark wood.

DOWNLOAD THE APP BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Families can follow clues on an interactive trail and track signs of their favourite characters based on The Gruffalo, best-selling picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

 

Self-Guided Walking

We have some wonderful walks straight from your cottage door.  We've created two professional .....

Be SPOKE Cycling Trails Guide

Access the forest trails direct from your barn door.  Bring your bikes: secure storage available

The Ultimate Activity Can Now Be Arranged - Bushcraft

The Ultimate Activity arrives ...   learn skills to help you survive in the wild

Try a Simulated Shooting Day or Clay Pigeons

During your stay with us try simulated Game Shooting - A superb day out for a group of friends. Shooting like a formal driven day but without the expense. 

10 mins drive, 4 miles, GL14 1PD - NT Westbury Court Water Garden

Dutch-style water garden with a center 449-ft. long canal, groomed greenery & an ancient oak tree.

5 mins drive, 1.7 miles, GL14 2UB - Dean Heritage Centre

Come rain or shine you won't be stuck for things to do!

http://www.deanheritagecentre.com/

40 mins drive, 23 miles, GL150 4SH - Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup 2020

Cheltenham Festival 10th-13th March 2020 with Gold Cup on Friday 13th.

  • Exclusive five star self catering
  • Full English Breakfast INCLUDED
  • Shuttle Bus operating to the Course INCLUDED

 https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham/

10 min drive, 4.5 miles  -  GO  APE - Tree Top JUNIOR at Beechenhurst Lodge

https://goape.co.uk/days-out/south-west/forest-of-dean/beechenhurst  

Uncover a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!

17 mins drive, 8 miles, GL16 8QB - Puzzlewood

Discove the magic of Puzzlewood

https://www.puzzlewood.net/

15 min drive, 8 miles GL16 8QB - Perrygrove Railway Steam Railway

Ride the steam train to all their activities including the ....  

http://www.perrygrove.co.uk/

5 mins drive, 1 mile, GL14 2TU - Soudley Lakes Walk

The ponds are a haven for wildlife and the surrounding paths are suitable for the less able and wheelchair users.  

 

Hear From Our Previous Guests...

Excellent quality accommodation, with everything you could possibly want to ensure a restful stay, located conveniently for travelling to other destinations, no shortage of pubs / restaurants. Recommend highly.

Peter & Melissa, York

Lovely property a real home from home, clean, comfortable, glamorous well thought out décor and touches to make the stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Sarah, Martin and family, Cambridge

Barn was v.comfortable and well equipped and warm. Beds v.good, powerful shower and toiletry items plentiful. Very peaceful and ideal for relaxing. Strongly recommend.

Steve and Davina, Peterborough

Feefo logo Green Tourism - Gold Enjoy England - Self Catering Enjoy England - Gold Award Premier Cottages Hearing Award Mobility Impairment Award