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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
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #1859581
        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #1859579
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (32 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6505330
          32
          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (36 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #8126582
            36
            Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (16 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #1889313
              16
              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (14 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #8160756
                14
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (14 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #6024828
                  14
                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (55 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8128998
                    55
                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 9
                      Multiple rentals House #8137766
                      5
                      Viewed 13 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 46 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (8 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Barn #1874495
                          8
                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                            (10 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #8151758
                            10
                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (27 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                              27
                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (26 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #8160802
                                26
                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (9 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
                                  9
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (13 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                    13
                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (29 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Bungalow #730799
                                      29
                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #6843712
                                        4
                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (6 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #8152801
                                          6
                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (13 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8089965
                                            13
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (18 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              Cottage #1880426
                                              18
                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #8046754
                                                12
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8124698
                                                  20
                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Cottage #8127222
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #1965324
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8060087
                                                        6
                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                          (17 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #8159302
                                                          17
                                                          Viewed 16 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 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #597392vb
                                                              19
                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #1844627
                                                                16
                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (31 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  House #1989892
                                                                  31
                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Barn #6814742
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cabin #8079609
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 6 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 16
                                                                        House #8259869
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8153108
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #1200193
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (26 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #8147896
                                                                              26
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Barn #493322
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #8123500
                                                                                  20
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #1732357
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #8137766
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #1913408
                                                                                        7
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Barn #6707992
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (10 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #6711820
                                                                                            10
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              House #8170881
                                                                                              1
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #6710875
                                                                                                21
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                                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  House #6864805
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    House #6975143
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (16 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #8153438
                                                                                                      16
                                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic barn conversion, very spacious and immaculately maintained

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Thanks to Jeannie and Brian for making our stay at Swallows Rest like home from home. The 'extra' little touches (cake, milk, tea/coffee etc) provided, and the friendly welcome made for such an enjoyable stay. The cottage is immaculate and a credit to Jeannie and Brian and the fenced off court yard is ideal for dogs and/or children to roam and play safely.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My best friend and I stayed here for 2 nights on a little hiking holiday. The Cot was very clean, the beds were comfortable, and it had all the necessary amenities/appliances (wifi, DVD player, etc). The hosts (Janet) were communicative, helpful and very friendly, and even gave us a number of hiking maps/trails. Complimentary milk and wine were also provided. There were some games provided, as well as a single swing outside, thus relatively kid friendly, though there are a lot of steps up to the car park The location is the real treat. The views from the patio table are incredible and you get a real sense of peace (a great escape from my London home). Straight from the patio is a small trail the winds you down to the river where you find the Old Ferry Inn pub which is right on the River Wye with lots of outdoor seating. Good food and surprisingly large selection of ciders. Basically you can hike all along the river valley and pop down to some river pub for some refreshment. We hardly saw anyone on the hiking trails, but when we did meet people, everyone was super friendly. We also found a mini-golf, maze and butterfly zoo across from another lovely old pub (The Old Court). There was also canoe hire. Overall if you want an escape from City life or just some lovely hikes in the countryside this is definitely worth trying!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017