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Private access, plenty of parking in a quiet location
A warm welcome awaits with fresh flowers, milk  and cakes!
Plenty of safe, off road parking and complete privacy
Stairs up to the lounge
Relax in comfort while you plan your next sightseeing trip
Plenty of spacious off road parking
Bluebells in Spring are simply stunning!
Summertime is especially pretty with hundreds of picnic spots to choose from
Autumn colours are breathtaking!
We are open all year round for cosy winter breaks too!
Longer sunny days provide some spectacular sunsets!
Spotlessly clean and comfortable, wake up to morning sunshine!
Plenty of space to prepare meals to share and dine in comfort
Iconic view from nearby Symonds Yat overlooking the river Wye
Dogs are made very welcome with the use of their own bed, bowls and plenty of biscuits!
Nearby Puzzlewood, film location for the new blockbuster Star Wars film 'The Force Awakens'
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Wild boar run free through the forest but tend to hide away during the daylight hours!
Fancy a spot of fishing?
How about a family canoe trip?
Seeking thrills and adventure? We have it all in the Forest of Dean!
If you go down to the woods to day . . . . !
Adrenalin junkies will not be disappointed!
Nearby Tintern Abbey steeped in history
Seek out the Sculpture Trail opposite Speech House nearby
Dean Heritage Centre complete with cafe
Maybe a relaxing boat trip is more your thing?
Sit a while and enjoy the birdsong!
Plenty of thrilling MTB trails and you can cycle into the forest form here
Feed the ducks at nearby Cannop Ponds
Plenty of cycle trails for the whole family whatever your fitness level!
Second bedroom for little (or big) ones!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Cinderford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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jervis76
Leeds, England
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed September 11, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2014
Thank you so much for such a lovely review! I am always delighted to hear from happy quests who have enjoyed themselves exploring the local area and beyond. I enjoy making the Forest Coach House clean and comfortable and the reviews really do make all the hard work very worthwhile. I am very proud to live in such a fabulous part of England. I will agree the town is very tired and could do with a boost - much like many towns up and down the country but what we lack in posh shops and wine bars we certainly make up for in rich heritage and friendly loyal foresters! Not to mention acres of woodland walks which are particularly spectacular when the beech trees start to turn gold from about mid-September through to Christmas. The dogs get very excited and love visitors as much as I do so we all hope to see you back again some day when you would be made very welcome. Best wishes, Tracey.
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Kapyong53
Canberra, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our home in the UK”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a wonderful week staying at the coach house in July. The accommodation was lovely providing everything we could possibly need. We felt we were friends of Tracey well before we arrived in Cinderford as she emailed us regularly helping us to plan our time in the UK. We arrived tired and hungry and Tracey not only provided caked, tea,coffee and wine but gave us a light meal to tied us over to the morning. The easy proximity of so many wonderful sights and the ease of the bus service was excellent. We found the whole community friendly and welcoming but none more so than Tracey and Alfie. We would love to return.

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Liked best: The hosts and the location
Liked least: Finding the property
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 2, 2014
It was a pleasure to finally meet you both and I am glad you had such a good time. Knowing that you would be so far from home, I wanted to make sure you had all the information to help you make the most of your time spent in the UK and you certainly managed to get around easily! The local buses provide an invaluable service for those wishing to leave the car behind for a relaxing journey saving you money on fuel & parking and giving you the chance to see the local area (and on top of the double deckers - a peep over the high hedges!) Best wishes to you both in Australia and thank you for choosing the Forest Coach House for your adventure in the UK, Tracey and family x
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karen r
hastings
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

What a lovely little house, perfect for two nights. All the extra touches made us feel really welcome. The dogs were a massive hit with my daughter.

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Management Response
Aug 6, 2014
It was lovely to meet you all and as you say a couple of nights is perfect at the Forest Coach House if, like yourselves you're passing through the area or for those simply wanting a quick break to recharge batteries. Our two dogs are very friendly and love meeting people so the admiration was most definitely mutual! Thank you for choosing the Forest Coach House and I hope to see you again if you're ever in the area. Best wishes, Tracey
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HollysMum...
Stratford-upon-avon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just lovely...”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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 :-)

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Management Response
Aug 2, 2014
It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am so glad Tinkerbell had so much fun in the woods (and at the pub!) The Forest of Dean is a fabulous place to explore - especially when you have a dog (and kids love it too!) Thanks for your comments, hope to see you back again when you can be sure of a warm welcome. Best wishes, Tracey
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Charlotte...
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Perfect Stay”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We stayed in The Forest Coach House for two nights over the weekend and could not have been more impressed with our stay. As soon as we arrived (weary and exhausted from travelling) Tracey was there to greet us, made us feel very welcome and showed us around her beautiful house. She had left us with milk and wine in the fridge, as well as muffins & fresh flowers to welcome us.



We couldn't have been happier with the accommodation, as we did a fair bit of cooking - every utensil we could have needed was provided. The location was great, within minutes to the forest and we even stopped at Bourton-on-the-Water when we left - less than an hour away.



All in all, thank you Tracey for an excellent stay - I would recommend to everyone & when next in the area will definitely return x

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Management Response
Aug 7, 2014
Thank you for such a lovely review and I'm so pleased you found everything you wanted in the kitchen. Bourton-on-the-Water is fabulous and an easy drive from the Forest of Dean. I'm always happy to share the Forest Coach House as a real home from home and a wonderful base for exploring! I do hope to see you again if ever you're in the area when you can be sure of a very warm welcome. Best wishes, Tracey
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katve
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home from home!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We had a lovely stay at the coachouse for our first family holiday. The welcome was lovely and little touches made us feel very welcome! There were clean beds treats and toys for the dogs and treats for us too which was very appreciated. The name on our little girls room was a lovely touch too. The coachouse was very comfortable and there was lots of information on places to go and local walks too with great views. Would definitely recommend as a base to explore the surrounding areas or stay in and enjoy the comfort!

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Management Response
Jun 30, 2014
I am delighted that you found the Forest Coach House a real home from home and especially so as it was your very first family holiday with your beautiful baby daughter. I do hope to see you all back again one day with your two very well behaved little dogs so you can explore the area with its many sites to see and things to do. Best wishes, Tracey
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fzzzbucks
Grimsby, United Kingdom
1 review
“What a fantastic stay!!!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We were a little bit nervous about holidaying so far away from home with a very young baby but we shouldn't have worried. From the moment we pulled into the driveway we knew this holiday was going to be special. The house from the outside was well maintained and situated in a quiet area close to local amenities with beautiful, well looked after gardens surrounding the property.

On arrival we were greeted by the owner Tracey who was a lovely host, who made us all feel very welcome. She showed us around the property and we were immediately struck by how homely it felt. I can't stress enough how much attention to detail went in to our stay. Tracey thought of everything you could need in a home away from home, from board games to keep the family entertained, to a hairdryer in the bedroom so you don't have to live with frizz after showering! There was a sign outside welcoming us all, fresh flowers on the table, a bottle of wine in the fridge (along with milk for the all important cuppa) and muffins in the table.

The home itself is spacious and well decorated with quality fittings and decor rather than the bland beige and brown you tend to get in hotels.

The location is perfect. You can see the Welsh mountains from the living room window and Cinderford is located only about 30 mins drive from Gloucester, 45 mins or so from Cheltenham and about an hour from Wales so it's great if you want to do some exploring of the local area. It's also a small pretty town with local pubs nearby and plenty of places to walk and explore. I'd definitely recommend Slimbridge Wetlands for a visit for the family.

I would definitely recommend the Forest Coach House as a holiday home, and I'm sure that when my partner, son and I come back to Gloucestershire we'd stay here again. Many thanks to Tracey for making us feel so welcome.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
May 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. As you say Gloucester and Cheltenham can be easily reached with a pleasant countryside drive (or bus ride) and we are just over the border from Wales so you can be in the historic market town of Monmouth within about 20 minutes and Cardiff is an easy train journey of less than an hour. The Forest Coach House is an ideal size for young families like yours and it was a pleasure to meet you. I look forward to welcoming you back again when I will be only too pleased to extend a very warm welcome after such a long journey! Best wishes, Tracey
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