Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean

The Royal Forest of Dean, situated on the southern-most part of the border between England and Wales, is an ideal location to get away from the stresses of everyday life. The area is one of the few remaining ancient Forests in England and is steeped in history. (Quoted from

Our holiday hideaway, Pike House Cottage, offers itself as an ideal holiday cottage for your self-catering accommodation stay while exploring the Royal Forest of Dean.

The Forest of Dean covers 35 square miles and is a place of few crowds and much peace, with the largest area of old oak trees in Britain. The Forestry Commission have a number of picnic sites, lakes and view points which are perfect places to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. (Quoted from

The links below should prove useful:

Check availability of this cottage Local pub food restaurants Forest of Dean Cycle Hire Canoeing on River Wye Horse riding/Pony trekking Dean Forest Railway Clearwell Caves Brockweir Village Shop and Cafe Biblins Bridge Severn Bore Guide to adventure and leisure in the Forest of Dean Attractions in and around the Forest of Dean Forestry Commission guide to places in the Forest of Dean

Autumn and Winter Holiday Breaks

The forest is at its best in the autumn when the majestic oaks, beeches and larches turn golden and russet and forest forays will reveal autumn fruits, fungi and berries. a great time to enjoy walks around the Sculpture Trail and visit the Cyril Hart Arboretum near Speech House, which has over 200 varieties of trees.

Visit in the winter and discover new horizons and viewpoints in a forest without leaves, your eyes can travel up to trace the majestic deciduous forms against the cold sky. The trees that were a background riot of colour in the autumn suddenly come into their own. Without its canopy, the forest even in the depths of winter is light and welcoming.

The above paragraphs are taken from "Welcome to the Forest of Dean" at

Coleford Area

Pike House Cottage is located just south of Coleford in an attractive valley from where you can easily access the forest area, the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and other attractions like Clearwell caves and Puzzle Wood. The Royal Forest of Dean golf course is just a mile from the cottage.

The neighbouring market town of Coleford is 2 miles away and offers further facilities including 2 Golf Courses, various Shops, a Post Office, Banks, Supermarkets, a Cinema and petrol station. Many places of interest are easily accessible with Tintern Abbey (6 miles); Chepstow (10 miles); Symonds Yat (10 min drive) and Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bath, Worcester, The Malverns and South Wales all within easy reach. (Quoted from

Tweets about the Forest of Dean

"Went horseback riding with my daughter in the Forest of Dean in the English countryside. It was fabulous." MaryJaneDesign on Twitter (17th Sep 2009).

"Enjoyed a trip out to the Forest of Dean. Walk, picnic and enjoyed the sun and fresh air, with my sweetheart wife!" WhatEverIsGood on Twitter (12th Sep 2009).

"A lovely day on the bikes in the Forest of Dean - life's not all about work! All teachers, have a good break!" Satu Raitala on Twitter (14th Feb 2010)

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Recent Guest Comments

Chill out time

"We are so pleased we chose your cottage. We have had a really great chill out time (much needed). We enjoyed the garden and especially the hot tub." Mick & Angie - Jul. 21st 2018

Already planning next stay

"Our third visit (already planning the next one). Had a great time. Great food at the Miners Pub." Robin & Sue - Jul. 14th 2018

Well equipped

"Enjoyed a week in this lovely cottage - very well equipped. Made good use of the garden, sauna and hot tub. Visited many local attractions." Chris & Christine - Jul. 6th 2018

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