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Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Bracelands Drive, Christchurch, Coleford GL16 7NN England
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Christchurch
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With luxurious cabins split between the ancient woodland and open meadow, our Forest of Dean location is perfectly balanced for those seeking the seclusion of the woods or the space to unwind. With enchanting forest to explore, magnificent rivers to admire, and a soaring 500ft high limestone outcrop at Symonds Yat Rock to conquer, you’ll find every conceivable outdoor activity with which you could wish to fill a holiday.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Paid wifi
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
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fatface99 wrote a review 14 Oct
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom72 contributions52 helpful votes
I stayed in the 3 bed chalet with hot tub with a group of friends. The chalet did not disappoint. It was clean, spacious and airy. Exactly as the pictures looked. Having the hot tub really made our break. Lots of local sights were accessible via short drives. Most gorgeous scenic spot of the main river is manageable on foot or a short drive. We used the shop on site for some provisions and actually found the prices very reasonable. The option to dine in and order food were good prices too but unfortunately we had come a bit too prepared so didn't get a chance to use that facility. All in all a lovely break and I would love to return.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Laura Alice D wrote a review 6 Oct
Bampton, United Kingdom37 contributions19 helpful votes
Our party of 4 stayed in Cabin 50 for the first weekend in October. The accommodation, although nice does need some TLC. None of the blinds worked properly, the sink area was a bit grim and could have been done with a thorough clean as well as the cupboards. The BBQ shelf normally situated on the balcony was missing too. This wasn't enough to ruin our stay by any means however, for the prices they charge you would expect the accommodation to reflect this. The main issue we encountered was the smell of sewage outside our cabin. It got better & worse throughout the day. Again, it wasn't the end of the world but maybe should be looked into as you could smell the sewage on the balcony too. All the staff we encountered were very helpful. One of the staff members in particular went above and beyond for us when we ran out of alcohol and the shop was closed, he offered my partner and his friend a lift on his buggy to the top of the site when it was hammering it down with rain so they got considerably less soggy! The
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Cabin 50 is pretty close to the cabin opposite if you want privacy or to party!
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Global812610 wrote a review 2 Oct
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Disgusting and not worth over £500 per night. It's a 2 star accommodation at 5 star prices. Every meal we ordered was either burnt or there was something missing. You can see from the photos attached that the cabin (Tree House Cabin which is one of the most expensive) wasn't clean, there were pubic hairs in the bed, hair in the sink, a clogged bathroom sink, broken bedroom blinds and stainage. The jacuzzi wasn't working when we arrived, when the maintenance team came to fix it they told us that it shouldn't have been left in that condition. We raised all these with Reception and Management who did apologise but didn't offer any means of compensation. We were just told us that we should've reported it sooner so they could get someone out to 'deep clean' it. In my opinion the cabins should've already been deep cleaned considering we're still in the pandemic. Their covid standards simply can't be true. Very disappointed and will never return or recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hayley D wrote a review 1 Oct
Telford, United Kingdom19 contributions16 helpful votes
We decided to try forest holidays during our break when like many we should have been abroad ☹️. We absolutely love Center Parcs, have already been this year & thought we would give it a try, we was expecting a different experience, however I’ve returned feeling most underwhelmed. The Good…. Beautiful woodlands, walks, nice hot tub, well laid out spacious accommodation. The New Inn pub serves lovely meals. The Bad…… arrived for 4pm check in on Monday, you have to leave at 10.am on Friday so hardly a five day break? Complete shambles at check in, no where to park, standing in long queues, chaotic!!! Anyway not going to let that bother me, pick up my keys etc & off to our lodge, to be greeted by the sight of bags of rubbish on the doorstep and a harassed cleaner hoovering round who felt I should have known it wasn’t ready yet?? Didn’t they tell you??? Come back in 15 mins!!! How stupid of me you would think after spending nearly £800 I wouldn’t expect to get in after being given the keys?? Anyway off to the retreat for a coffee & dutifully return 15 minutes later, cleaner gone with very little evidence of much cleaning, no bin liners in bins and a floor that hasn’t seen a mop in months!! I did look for a mop to do it myself but none available in the suspiciously very dry mop bucket, I did try & call for one but no one answered phone so gave up & put up with gritty sticky grubby floors !! In short I’m unlikely to return, I came back home on Thursday in the end, when the weather is raining there ( unlike CP ) is very little to do? If you like sitting around in dirty lodges then this is for you?
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring your own cleaning equipment?
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BarryinSomerset wrote a review Sep 2021
Bath, United Kingdom137 contributions34 helpful votes
Eight of us took 2 neighbouring lodges for 7 nights in order to meet up after the lockdown. Teenagers and septuagenarians alike (and those in between!) judged the holiday a huge success. The Forest lodges were secluded and well equipped. Beds were comfortable and the whole place seemed clean and pleasing. WiFi (we paid to enhance) worked and TV entertainment was more than acceptable. The hygiene for the hot tubs was to a very high standard and I was tempted - even though I never use jacuzzis on up market cruise ships we frequent. Kitchen had plenty of appliances including microwave and Nespresso machine. Barbecue was clean and well maintained. Maintenance crew were in evidence and quickly responded to minor problems eg Nespresso machine. All staff were helpful and keen. The situation is ideal and the ability to walk to Symons Yat a bonus. We were well placed to explore a lovely part of the country which was mostly new to us.Certainly not cheap but provided exactly the kind of holiday we needed after a stressful year.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The Forest lodges offer more seclusion.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Which popular attractions are close to Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire?
Nearby attractions include Hopewell Colliery (3.1 km), The Forest of Dean (4.8 km), and Symonds Yat Rock (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire?
Conveniently located restaurants include The White Horse Inn, The Potting Shed, and The Whole Earth Thai Bistro.
Is Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Christchurch.
Are pets allowed at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Goodrich Castle (6.4 km) and Monnow Bridge and Gate (6.3 km).
Does Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.