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Dog-friendly, private courtyard, view of the forest, walking distance to town



Updated: 03-Aug-2016
2 bedroom cosy apartment close to the Forest. Convenient to town and cycling distance into the forest.

Staying at the Forest Coach House will offer you convenience together with the peace and tranquility of the Royal Forest of Dean and all it has to offer right on the doorstep. Fine views, modern and well equipped accommodation will help to make your stay in the Forest a real treat. There is just so much to see and do. Lots of information provided on arrival to help make the most of your short break.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live next to the Forest Coach House with my husband, two sons, 2 dogs and a cat. We like to offer a comfortable place to stay without it breaking the bank.

Come and enjoy a short break to get away from it all, take a breather and clear your mind. A couple of nights away is sometimes all that's needed to recharge those batteries and return home with fond memories of long walks in the woods, a leisurely drink (or 2!) and a change of scenery. A little break from the usual routine. We like to offer a very warm welcome and then we make sure we respect the privacy of all our guests but of course if we can help in any way or to make your stay both comfortable and unforgettable we're just a quick text or a ring on the doorbell away!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"A very warm welcome awaited us. The property itself was immaculate, decorated superbly & had everything you could possibly want for a fabulous stress free stay".

"We simply can't fault the accommodation at all, lovely friendly hosts that live discreetly onsite"

"It's a very comfortable place to stay for families and couples, with or without pets".

"There is so much to see and do and the scenery is just fantastic"

"The Forest Coach House is an amazing place to stay. A beautiful home away from home".

"The Coach House is faultless, we couldn't have wished for anything more. Thank you all very much, we hope to return again very soon".

"The accommodation was immaculate, all very new and beautifully furnished".

"We had a really enjoyable week staying at the Coach House. Accommodation is truly superb - comfortable, homely and well equipped with everything you need, plus a beautiful view of the surrounding forest from the lounge window".
Oct 2013
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best holiday let we have stayed in. Superbly decorated and immaculate. The welcome treats for ourselves and our two dogs were a nice surprise. An ideal location for visiting the Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat and other lovely places. Thank you Tracey for such a warm welcome and hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you and I'm really pleased you enjoyed yourselves in the area. Always plenty to see and do around here! Your dogs were a pleasure and I'm glad they enjoyed the woods too! Thank you for choosing the Forest Coach House.
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What a great find.

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by Tracey and her gorgeous Sprocker and quickly shown around the apartment. There were treats waiting for both us and our dog which was lovely. The apartment is very clean, fresh and tastefully decorated. We traveled with our 15 year old daughter and the single room suited her perfectly. The beds were very comfortable and the view from the upstairs living room towards the Forest of Dean was lovely especially the sunsets.

This is a great location for exploring the Forest of Dean and is close to Symonds Yat with its varied activities. There is plenty to do in the local area and Chepstow, Gloucester and Ross are not too far away by car. You can also get to Cardiff on the train from Lydney. There is a Lidl and Co-Op in Cinderford and pubs and takeaways for eating. The surrounding villages also have a number of dog friendly pubs.

We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to any of our friends (with or without a dog) looking for somewhere to stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am delighted you had such a lovely time. The Forest Coach House is certainly convenient for shops, takeaways and lots to do in the area and the train journey from Lydney to Cardiff takes about 45 minutes. Thank you for choosing the Forest of Dean for your short break and of course, your friends would be made very welcome. Best wishes, Tracey (and Mockie the sprocker too!)
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Lovely and relaxing break - great host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend break at The Forest Coach House. The Coach House was a perfect size for our family. Tracey looked after us really well and made us feel incredibly welcome. The stair gates, cakes, wine and toys for the kids were a hugely appreciated and welcomed surprise.

Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Forest Coach House, I am so glad you all had such a lovely weekend. It's always great to hear that guests find the accommodation just right for them (makes my job all that more enjoyable!) Thanks for the review and it was a pleasure meeting such a lovely family!
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful welcome....our stay was perfect in every way. Great location and Tracey was so friendly and helpful. The cottage exceeded our expectations. Plenty big enough and just like a home from home. The secure courtyard was great for our little dog too. Hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you all and I'm delighted you found the Forest Coach House convenient. We are only a short stroll from town and less than a two minute drive into the woods (or you could cycle or walk there too!) A doggy paradise! Hope to see you all back again one day soon! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review, best wishes, Tracey
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Forest Coach House. Before and after booking Tracey responded to all of our emails and questions quickly and in a very friendly manner. On arrival there were freshly baked muffins and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge as well as essentials such as milk, tea and coffee. There were other great little touches that made us feel at home, a sign outside the house welcoming us by name and a sign on the door to the single bedroom for our daughter.

There was lots of information on the local area and things to do in the house which was a great help. As well as the usual guest comments book Tracey also leaves a suggestions book for guests to comment on anything they think could be improved for the future; another great touch that shows how responsive she is to guests needs.

The house was clean, modern and well presented. Our daughter Mia also loved the owners two dogs and cat which she insisted we greeted every morning before we went out and every evening when we came back in. Although there isn't a great deal to see in Cinderford itself it's a great base for visiting the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and beyond. We had a packed week and most of the attractions we visited were no more than a 30 minute drive away. Would recommend Puzzlewood, Dean Heritage Centre, Beechenhurst Lodge for a walk in the forest, Tintern Abbey and Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust in particular; all of which our (almost) 3 year old loved.

Would definitely recommend the Forest Coach House for a friendly and welcoming stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just lovely.....

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to fresh muffins, flowers, milk in the fridge and a toy, treats and a dog bed for our dog. My daughter was so chuffed to see her name on her bedroom door and also the basket full of books, games and a clock. Such lovely touches that made us feel right at home. The apartment has been done so well with all homely touches throughout and everything you could think of that you might need. Tracey is only next door if you should need anything (not that we did). The information book was invaluable and had lots of local information about good walks etc. You do need to use your car to get to most of the best walks, but it is only a 5 minute drive and there are plenty of car parks. I would recommend the Gruffalo Trail and Sculpture Trail (both start at Beechenhurst Lodge) where you can take dogs and let them off the lead around the trails. Dog friendly pubs that we found were The Woodlands, which serves lovely home cooked food and amazing home made puddings, and The Speech House which also serves lovely food. Tracey made us feel very welcome and we hope to return again soon. Thank you - Dave, Kate, Holly and Tinkerbell :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We built the Forest Coach House in 2012 and started welcoming guests in the summer of 2013. We think that living on the edge of town but within walking distance of the countryside offers the best of both worlds. It is ideal for couples wanting to get away from it all but we do provide free WiFi so keeping in touch with outside world is still possible if you want it to be! Walking distance from town so you can pick up all you need for a short break, enjoy a relaxing meal or a drink or even visit our very own local cinema and enjoy the latest blockbuster! We have a fine view of our own over towards Abergavenny and just around the corner you can enjoy one of the best panoramic views in the county, overlooking the horseshoe bend of the river Severn - simply stunning! Cinderford has a relaxed pace and a friendly community of local people who care passionately about their heritage.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Lydney Station at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M50 at 6 Miles Car: recommended

Further Details:

Within a 2 minute drive of the Royal Forest of Dean, more than 27000 acres of beautiful woodland to explore. Particularly breathtaking mid May when covered in a carpet of bluebells and the Autumn months when the forest is cloaked in golds and bronze! Stunning views within a minute's walk of the Forest Coach House together with the convenience of being able to stroll into town to pick up provisions or a takeaway gives you the best of both worlds - not too isolated but within minutes of beautiful scenery to explore an enjoy.

Cinderford town is just a few minutes walk away and there are supermarkets, butchers, bakers and a greengrocer together with banks (Lloyds and HSBC). Indian and Chinese restaurants, cafes and takeaways and a fish & chip shop.

Nearby, Clearwell Caves is one of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings dating back to well over 4500 years where you can explore nine atmospheric caverns with an ancient and intriguing past. How about spending time riding a steam train through the forest on our very own Dean Forest Railway or taking a trip on a cruise down the River Wye. Better still, experience the river Wye with a gentle boat trip or how about a canoe adventure? Plenty of information about all of the local activities and attractions is provided on arrival so you certainly won't be short of things to see and do, places to visit and restaurants to try.

Refreshments are always being served at the Speech House hotel, a former 17th century hunting lodge which hosted the "Court of the Speech"; a parliament for the Verderers and Free Miners managing the forest, game and mineral resources of the area. If twitching is your thing then a visit to Symonds Yat Rock is a must. A viewpoint for peregrine falcons and the site of an ancient Iron Age hill fort. The area was also used as a film location for Harry Potter. Puzzlewood is a magical and mystical place just 5 miles away and used on the set of BBC's Merlin, Dr Who, Atlantis and the latest Star Wars film due to be released later in 2015.

If you visit our website http://www.theforestcoachhouse.co.uk you will find more information and links to some of these attractions.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn/Winter 2016/17
30 Sep 2016 - 2 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Reservations made through Oner's Direct (AKA Homeaway) wull administered by these agencies. The whole balance is payable if cancelled within 4 weeks of the holiday. Payment details can be discussed at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
We're fully flexible with changeover days and guests are welcome to arrive anytime after 4pm. Please let us know if your arrival will be much later than 4pm so we can make arrangements with the key. Departure by 10am on the final day please so we can change the beds in time for a pre-arranged laundry collection.

Notes on prices:
The prices shown are based on 2 people sharing the accommodation (i.e. the rate is not per person). I 3 or more people would like to stay there will be an extra charge to cover the additional bedlinen and towels required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Located on the edge of town the Forest Coach House is within walking distance of all you would need for a few days away. There is plenty of safe, off road parking and a secure lock up for cycles or motorbikes. You can leave the car behind as the bus stop is just a short stroll away so you could take a ride into Gloucester, Cheltenham or surrounding villages. Sitting on top of a double decker gives you the chance to relax and enjoy the journey by sneaking a peak over high hedges! If its long walks you're after then you can be in the woods (either on foot or in the car) within minutes. Previous guests are already planning return visits because there is just so much to see and do whatever the weather.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • caving


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a shower, wc and a basin with electric shaver point and a heated towel rail. Towels are provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 3, kingsize, single bed. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a kingsize bed, wardrobe and storage space, bedroom 2 has a single bed and plenty of storage space. Bedlinen is provided for the kingsize bed without charge. There is a small charge for additional bedlinen when more than two guests.


  • Terrace ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Guests are welcome anytime after 4pm (which gives me time to clean and prepare everything) and as we live next door to the property we would be happy to greet late arrivals by prior arrangement. We would normally ask for an approximate time of arrival so that we can be sure to be there with the key when you arrive. Outside: There is a private patio with a bistro table and 4 chairs together with a garden bench. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are provided and for holidays longer than 7 nights, we will offer a change of towels half way through your stay. The property will be cleaned for your arrival and we ask that you leave it clean and tidy on departure.

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