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Make a holiday cottage in Coleford your home away from home

Coleford is one of a handful of small market towns situated within the beautiful Forest of Dean. Close to the Wye Valley and the Welsh border, it is growing increasingly popular with tourists who enjoy spending their time outdoors amongst nature. HomeAway has a wide range of holiday cottages in Coleford and the surrounding region that offer clean and comfortable accommodation suitable for all types of holidays. Coleford holiday cottages and converted barns sleep between two to six people, and range from ultra modern dwellings to cosy country retreats. Perfect for an adventurous holiday or a romantic getaway, Coleford is Gloucestershire’s hidden gem.

Things to do

-Nature: Outside its centre, holiday cottages in Coleford allow visitors to enjoy the beauty and splendour of the Forest of Dean, a wonderful place to explore. The forest has numerous marked pathways that attract walkers, and there are also many tour and rental companies that operate in the area. Cycle hire, Segway tours, and guided walking tours are just a small sample of the activities available within the Forest of Dean. Some holiday cottages in Coleford are just steps away from everything the forest has to offer.

-Outdoor activities: The Wye Valley is another outdoor paradise offering a multitude of attractions. In addition to its striking beauty and photogenic qualities, the valley is best known as a top canoeing and kayaking destination. The River Wye is the fifth-longest in Britain and cuts through the valley all the way down to the sea. Most parts of the river are gentle and suitable for novices who are simply out for some exercise and to take in the views. Along the way are several notable bridges and charming riverside towns.

-Attractions: Coleford is a charming market town that is distinguished by its Georgian architecture and stone clock tower. The town centre has been designated as a Conservation Area due to its architectural and historical significance. Full of stately Georgian architecture, boutique shops, and excellent pubs, it’s where locals and visitors alike choose to relax and socialise. Many of the holiday cottages in Coleford are within a short walk or drive from the centre of town, making it a convenient place to meet after a day spent exploring the region’s natural surroundings.

-Railways: Perrygrove Railway is a great attraction that comes complete with a fully functioning steam train. In addition to the railway there is a treetop playground for kids, as well as a complete indoor village that visitors of all ages enjoy. If there are enough staff available, visitors are welcome into the engine sheds to get a closer look at how steam trains operate. The Coleford Great Western Rail Museum, meanwhile, is housed within a former goods shed that used to belong to the Coleford Rail Station. It once connected Coleford to the nearby towns of Monmouth and Lydney, but was decommissioned decades ago. Today, the museum houses many artefacts of the former station, many of which date back to the Victorian Era.

Weather in Coleford

Coleford enjoys mild weather that is well suited for outdoor activities. Temperatures are most pleasant from April to October, peaking at 22°C in July and August. It gets quite a bit colder in the late autumn and winter months, but it’s pretty rare for temperatures to dip below freezing. Rain can fall throughout the year, but is most common between October and December.

Travel to Coleford

Getting to Coleford on public transport is a bit tricky since the town does not have a rail station. The easiest method would be to take a train to Gloucester and take the hourly No. 23 bus to Coleford. Most visitors choose to drive directly to Coleford, which is located in between the A40 and A48. It is about 230 kilometres from London and the journey can be accomplished in two and a half hours.

    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #1859580
      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #1859579
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #1859581
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (30 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6505330
          30
          Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (34 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #8126582
            34
            Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (15 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #1889313
              15
              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (12 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #8160756
                12
                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (52 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8128998
                  52
                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (14 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6024828
                    14
                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (29 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Barn #8137953
                      29
                      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 9
                        Multiple rentals House #8137766
                        5
                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (27 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Bungalow #730799
                          27
                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                            (8 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #8151758
                            8
                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (26 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                              26
                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (8 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Barn #1874495
                                8
                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (11 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8089965
                                  11
                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (20 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #8124698
                                    20
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (7 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
                                      7
                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (25 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #8160802
                                        25
                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (5 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #8152801
                                          5
                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #6843712
                                            3
                                            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (13 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                              13
                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (17 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Cottage #1880426
                                                17
                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #8046754
                                                  11
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Cottage #8127222
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #1965324
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8060087
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                          (16 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #8159302
                                                          16
                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (28 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            House #1989892
                                                            28
                                                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (13 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Farmhouse #6755518
                                                              13
                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cabin #8079609
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (25 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #8147896
                                                                  25
                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #597392vb
                                                                    18
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #6711820
                                                                      10
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8153108
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (4 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1200193
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (17 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8123500
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Barn #6814742
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (16 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #1732357
                                                                                16
                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Barn #1844627
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (21 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #6710875
                                                                                    21
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #8137766
                                                                                      1
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #1913408
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #6495474
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            House #8134255
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Barn #6707992
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Barn #493322
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 16
                                                                                                  House #8259869
                                                                                                  Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    House #6864805
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #8153438
                                                                                                      15
                                                                                                       

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