My husband camps with the children but I won't - however I made an exception when he showed me this website and agreed that with an 'en suite' bathroom I might be persuaded to try 'glamping'. I am so glad I did. With our two children in tow ages 11 & 10 and the bikes loaded on the roof rack we headed off to this secluded spot. The Dome was spacious and so bright and light. The 'ensuite' is a wonderful bonus - with hot water ingeniously heated by a wood burner. We were fortunate to have wonderful weather which meant we could make the most of the amazing cycling in the area from family cycle paths to scary mountain biking right from the back gate of the Dome Garden. When we were back at the Dome the kids disappeared off playing with all the other kids on the zip wire or swings or harassing the chickens for eggs! If like us you didn't fancy cooking you can opt for the cooked breakfasts and evening meals on offer which are very sociable. After 5 days I felt truly rested and reinvigorated, the kids had had a blast even with the ban on electronics and the husband had thoroughly enjoyed chopping wood and lighting fires. Remember this is upmarket camping not a hotel so if you are like me and you like some creature comforts whilst getting away from it all then I would highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique collection of 12 geodesic domes in a beautiful garden in the heart of the beautiful Forest of Dean.The domes have en-suite facilities, wood fired hot water boilers and stoves as well as timber decks, firepits and forest kitchens. It's like the Eden Project only you can stay in it, play in it and sleep in it. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dome Garden Hotel Coleford
- Dome Garden Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire - Coleford