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Forest House, Coleford, sleeps 22 in the heart of the Forest of Dean

Coleford, Gloucestershire

Forest House is located in the centre of Coleford, the perfect location from which to explore the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. The property sleeps 22 in 11 en suite bedrooms, and also offers a large dining room, a real chefs kitchen, a couple of lounges and even your own bar. Outside in the beautifully maintained gardens there is plenty of seating, a barbeque and a hot tub.

Forest House is a former 4* hotel which has been converted into self-catering accommodation for large groups of holidaymakers. Sleeping 22 in 11 ensuite bedrooms, the property also benefits from a real chef's kitchen, dining room large enough to seat everyone, and it's own bar area and games lounge. Outside the stunning gardens are beautifully maintained with a patio seating area, BBQ and hot tub. Based in the centre of Coleford you benefit from having shops, pubs, places to eat and a cinema all within a short walk, yet just 5 minutes from your front door you can also access the scenic trails of the Forest of Dean. With such fabulous scenery it's a great place to ramble, and it's dog-friendly. Perfect for lovers of the outdoors!

Coleford is a great base from which to explore the Forest of Dean and discover a fascinating heritage unlike anywhere else in England – there are plenty of things to see and do with the kids - visit museums and historic buildings, castles and ancient churches. Forest House itself holds particular interest in the area as it was once the home of Robert Mushet, the inventor of steel.

You are spoilt for choice for fascinating days out; follow in the footsteps of Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis through the maze of mossy pathways and twisted roots of the mystical Puzzlewood, fourteen acres of ancient woodland; or learn about our industrial heritage at Clearwell Caves where iron ore was mined for over 4000 years; or steam through the Forest on the Dean Forest Railway.

For adventure lovers and thrill seekers there’s something to suit all ages and expectations in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Discover a natural playground connected by zip wires, mountain bike trails, bridleways, ancient caves, treetop assault courses and river rapids. Whether you explore on foot, by pedal power, or even paddling down the river on a watery adventure, intrepid visitors can delight in the beautiful scenery. And at the end of a long day exploring you can head home to the comfort of Forest House for a meal/BBQ, to play games, or even to chill out in the hot tub. Perfection!

Special Features

Having most recently been run as a 4* hotel, Forest House still has a superb chef's kitchen and dining room large enough to seat everyone in your group. There's even a Bar.

There is a ground floor bedroom with ensuite/disabled toilet.

Outside the gardens are small but beautifully maintained, with plenty of seating and a great hot tub area.


On the ground floor there are 2 lounge areas, a bar area, large dining room and chef's kitchen. Two bedooms are also located on the ground floor and share a shower room/disabled toilet. Two further cloakrooms with WC.

The rest of the bedrooms occupy the 1st and 2nd floors of the property.


Outside there Is a secure garden with barbecue, furnished patio and a Hot Tub area. There is a car park to the rear of the property, and ample roadside parking nearby.

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Essential Information

  • Sleeps 22 people in 11 bedrooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 2 Baths
  • 8 Showers
  • Dining table for 22 people
  • 8
  • Pets allowed 2 dogs


View availability

Short breaks?

2 or 3 night weekends available

Changeover day


Facilities and Amenities


  • Family Rooms: 2
  • Double Rooms: 5
  • Twin Rooms: 4
  • Cots: 2

There are two ground floor rooms that are interconnected, with an ensuite/disabled toilet.

3 of the 'double' rooms are kingsize.

One family room is a double and a sofa bed. Second family room is a double and 2 singles.


  • WiFi/Internet

For your entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD player

The games lounge has a dartboard, shuffleboard and bingo, as well as plenty of board games.

In the kitchen

  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • High chair provided


  • Garden
  • Terrace/patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • Parking


Dates Price
High Season - Summer
31st Jul 2020 - 7th Aug 2020

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