5 Star self catering holiday accommodation nestled away in the peace and tranquility of Royal Forest of Dean in West Gloucestershire.
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High spec. cottage with all the mod. cons. Very family friendly play area in the front of the cottage, ideal if you have small children. Breathtaking views of the landscape. Close to some wonderful family attractions. Superb quite place to contemplate and enjoy the beauty of the countryside.
Beautiful setting and very comfortable cottage.
We had a wonderful week in Meadow Byre. The fact that it rained all but one of the 7 days and that we had a great time is testament to the location and the facilities.
The walks through the forest are delightful. We managed to use the car very little by walking directly from our front door to places such as Speech House, Millard Lakes and so much more. Speech House was the best place we found for lunches or dinners especially as it is dog friendly inside the Orangery restaurant. The cod & chips takeaway from Littledean was naughty but very nice!
Forest Barn is an eco-heaven for those of us who care about such matters. The leadership shown by Lynda and Geoff is remarkable and I urge you to try to get Lynda to show how and what they have done.
What a fabulous place to stay! We recently rented three of the units for a family reunion. It is a great place for events like that because it is very private, plenty of parking, and they have a nice community room to host a big party. The units were very well appointed but retained their cottage charm. The location itself is excellent - quiet, peaceful, and serene (we really hated to leave). The sheep on the farm were a lot of fun to listen to. Lynda and Geoff were wonderful hosts and were great fun to talk to - they were very helpful with anything we needed. We also enjoyed Lynda's feline ambassador, Miss Marmalade - she made sure to check in often and greet us on our returns. I highly recommend Forest Barn Holidays!
Omg what can I say , we had the most amazing holiday, loved the barn , it was spotless , everything we needed was there , the management team was so helpful everything we needed or anything we wanted to know they was there , such a lovely couple sooooo easy to jel with , my whole family will definitely be going back in the near future , will do miss getting up the them beautiful views every morning,
Excellent weekend break, with facilities to make it enjoyable for the entire family - adults and children. Really impressed with the accommodation layout - all cottages within 30 seconds of each other with a communal area and garden right in the middle. Lynda was extremely helpful ahead of our arrival and always available while we were there. Couldn't have asked for more.
Lynda was very helpful at all times
This place is utterly perfect!
We spent three nights at the Brambles for my birthday and would recommend it to anyone. Forest Barns is easy to find and Lynda was so welcoming, the welcome hamper exceeded all expectations, with really thoughtful local items, fresh eggs, fresh bread etc. even milk in the fridge and the most amazing fresh coffee!
The Brambles itself is lovely - clean, modern, cosy with everything you could possibly need. It was lovely knowing that Lynda and Geoff were always on hand but we were left to ourselves so could really relax and get away from everything. There were guests staying in the barn next door but we heard nothing but sheep all week even with the Velux windows open to really appreciate the beautiful views.
The 'We wish we had known that' folder provided was a mine of information - even though our weather wasn't the best so we didn't brave any walking, it was clear there was much within walking distance of Forest Barn. Main routes, attractions and several towns are within easy drive despite feeling like you are nestled deep in the countryside.
There is so much to do nearby - we loved our visit to The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Canoeing down the Wye with canoes hired from Wyedean Canoe Hire and an amazing tour around Hopewell Colliery. If you are looking for really incredible food and fine dining then we can't recommend a meal at the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in Clearwell enough.
Our stay at The Brambles was truly perfect and we are so grateful to Geoff and Lynda for a wonderful break - would recommend to anyone!
Lynda and Geoff were very friendly and helpful. The welcome hamper was amazing - very much appreciated. The kids' farm was lovely - our two-year-old loved feeding the chickens and Carol the rabbit - and overall the cottage/location were beautiful.
Brilliant stay, lovely location and lots of things for the kids to do! Walking in the area is lovely and we even went out on the bikes on day!
We have just spent a very relaxing few days with the kids and the dogs at Meadow Byre. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed and the whole family loved making a fire each night!
With the forest at our doorstep, there was always something to do and the trusty games room & swings became firm favourites with the kids in the gaps between excursions
Thanks so much for letting us share it!
Easy to book and Lynda was really helpful answering our many questions about the cottage and arranging for a fantastic catered meal while we were there.
Lovely accommodation, lovely log fire, very cosy barn. Nothing was any trouble with Lynda and Geoff. Genuinely kind people, who made our holiday.. We also had a chef that came in and cooked for 6 of us one evening... It was a fantastic meal and made the holiday special.. Food was amazing..a lovely evening.
Kids loved the outdoors, lots of walks, playing on the swings in the fields and visiting the chickens..
Orchard Barn is a lovely property and was so cosy and relaxing with the lovely wood burner and Christmas tree. With the field attached and so much land to run around in our dog thought she was in heaven. Lynda and Geoff were very hospitable and made us feel very welcome. We would recommend staying here and I'm sure we will return in the future.
It was everything it said on the tin and more. Would definitely recommend and will be returning Caroline Hine
Thank you, we had a lovely holiday. Sorry, forgot to tell you Sarah broke one of the glasses (a flute). Bed very comfortable and loved the shower. Kitchen well stocked and the place was very clean and quiet. Slight niggles - the carpet in one bedroom is very stained (perhaps just a rug over it?). Also agree with a comment in the visitors book that the photo of Orchard Barn is misleading. It looks much more 'on its own'. Would still have booked anyway and would be very happy to come back. Sorry we missed you when we left. Thanks again, it was great.
no need for words - accommodation was exactly what we were looking for.
many thanks from all 4 guests