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Forest House

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7 Nights See prices

  • £4650  to  £6150

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Short Breaks From

  • £1080 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £1200 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    11 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About Forest House

Forest House is a spacious property close to the centre of Coleford and within walking distance of shops, cafes and The Crown Inn pub. There is ample space for 24 people to sleep in 11 bedrooms, with lots of space both indoors and out. The house was the former home of Robert Mushet, inventor of modern steel and the founder of the Darkhill Ironworks in nearby Gorsty Knoll. Despite it's town centre location, the footpaths and cycling trails of the Forest of Dean are only a short stroll from the front door. It is a fantastic choice for a holiday with your extended family or friends.

Coleford is the perfect base for an activity-filled holiday as there is something nearby to satisfy everyone whether they seek the thrill of kayaking along the rushing River Wye or tearing along a mountain bike trail in the Forest of Dean, or they prefer the more sedate challenge of bird watching, fishing or golf. Within a small radius is a range of local businesses providing the opportunity to take on a 4x4 course, go caving, climb trees and walk along high ropes. Alternatively, guests can wander through the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo or immerse themselves in one of Britain's most ancient forests at Puzzlewood.

Nearby attractions include Clearwell Caves, which is a good all-weather attraction and very popular with children who go to visit Santa in his underground grotto at Christmas, and Symonds Yat which has breathtaking views of the the Wye Valley. Train buffs will love being close to Perrygrove Steam Railway and the Railway Museum, while historians should follow at least one of Coleford's self-guided walks that takes in some of the town's places of historical importance. Add to your itinerary the Elton Giant Maize Mazes, a day at Dick Whittington Farm Park and a screening at Palace Cinema, one of the oldest in the country, and you have a memorable holiday that includes something for everyone.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Lewis Scott joined Independent Cottages in August 2018

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Gloucestershire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Forest House is a period property with accommodation over three levels. The owners have carefully updated the property to make it appealing to modern visitors without losing any of its unique charm.


  • Open-plan dining room with lots of light and space juxtaposed with original stone walls. Windows overlook the garden and the furniture, including a dining room table that seats 24, suits the age of the house.
  • Living room with original solid wood floorboards, comfortable seating that can be moved around to suit your needs, and a fireplace with a log burner.
  • Games lounge with a big flatscreen TV, relaxed seating and a choice of books and games for guests to enjoy during their stay.
  • Games room with a quality Pool table and sofas
  • Kitchen equipped with professional standard appliances including a double oven and six-burner stove, two dishwashers and ample crockery and cutlery for a full house of guests.
  • Bar (BYO alcohol - sorry!) for entertaining.
  • Double bedroom with an ensuite shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and proper storage. This room can be reached via the double bedroom to form a family suite.
  • Shower room with a WC and handbasin.
  • Two cloakrooms, each with a WC and handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Two kingsized bedrooms, each with a kingsized bed and an ensuite with a shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Three twin bedrooms, each with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and an en-suite shower room with a shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Spacious room with a double bed and a sofa that opens into a double bed to sleep up to two adults. Ensuite shower room with a WC and a handbasin.

Second Floor:

  • Double bedroom with an ensuite with a shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Family room with a double bed and two single beds.
  • Double bedroom with a kingsized bed and dual aspect windows.
  • Two family bathrooms, each with a shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The outside space at Forest House is as appealing as within. The garden is secure and includes a barbecue and area for outdoor dining, as well as a hot tub where you can soak tired muscles after a fun-filled day of activities and sightseeing.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are provided. All bedrooms are either ensuite or next to a bathroom, and have their own TV. Two well-behaved pets are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Smoking is not permitted.

Forest House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Tue, 20th Jun 2023 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £3,750

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 24 in 11 bedrooms (3 Kings, 2 Doubles, 4 Twins, 1 Family rm & 1 Double + Sofa Bed)
3 or more dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1600 732050 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Lewis Scott
Member Since August 2018

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Forest House 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
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* Calendar last updated: 14th July 2024
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