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For your next holiday, consider a cottage or holiday rental home in Forest of Dean.

When you take a holiday rental home or cottage in Forest of Dean, you will find that there are activities and attractions to interest every member of your family or group. From outdoor fun to an array of attractions that cover history, art, adventure and much more.

Things to do on holiday to Forest of Dean

Even though outdoor adventure might not be the first thing that you think of when you consider a holiday to Forest of Dean, perhaps it should be. There is so much to do including horseback riding, spelunking, biking, hiking and more. From the casual to the experienced outdoorsman, there is sure to be something to challenge everyone. Several fishing and tour cruises are also available. A day cruise is a wonderful way to see a good bit of the area at one time. Another interesting stop is The Sculpture Trail is just less than 6.5 km of beautiful wood sculptures. Some choose to walk this trail, while others drive.

Places to visit on holiday to Forest of Dean

The Wye Valley Arts Centre is an educational way to spend a few rainy afternoons near Forest of Dean. Classes are offered in a variety of mediums and there are classes aimed at both beginners and more experienced artists.

For a unique day trip, consider a stop to Puzzlewood in Coleford. Trees that are thousands of years old will be yours to explore. While much of the fun of Puzzlewood is out of doors, if it should rain, there are indoor activities as well such as a maze, a cafe and more.

Weather in Forest of Dean

The most popular time of year for travellers to plan a holiday to Forest of Dean is in the summer months. A quick glance at the average temperatures makes it quite easy to see why. Whilst the winter months can be a bit chilly with average highs between 7 and 9 degrees, the summer average highs are between 20 and 23 degrees. Each month of the year brings a rainfall of between about 5 and 9 mm. The most rain falls in October while the least falls between May and July.

Travel to Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean is quite simple to reach from many locations both in the UK and from other parts of the world. There are three airports within close proximity. The closest is Bristol (BRS) which is just over a 46 km drive. Brize Norton (BZZ) is 66 km and Cardiff International is 70 km away. Forest of Dean is also well serviced by the railway. The closest station is Gloucester Train Station. Virgin, First Great Western and Wessex Trains all service the Gloucester Station.

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House #1852049
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Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6505330
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Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #730799
26
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6024828
8
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #8137953
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Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #6709793
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #1989892
21
Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
18
Viewed 145 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #8151758
5
Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Multiple rentals House #8137766
5
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
1
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
11
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8127222
9
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8073852
13
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 8 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 16
House #1452082
Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8159302
12
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #8154625
19
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Farmhouse #6755518
12
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8147896
20
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #1880426
11
Viewed 97 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #1913408
3
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8060087
3
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(36 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8031311
36
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8153108
4
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cabin #8079609
5
Viewed 102 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1732357
13
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6781621
6
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1969185
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #8134255
5
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Multiple rentals House #8137766
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #1587648
7
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8166366
6
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #8049840
1
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8154386
4
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6495474
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Bungalow #1019849
2
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #863400
19
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8157603
2
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8041004
3
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Bungalow #1019849
3
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 11
Cottage #8156582
14
Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6801533
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #6848215
4
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1969431
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #1019849
6
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8046754
9
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8170695
9
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1858302
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8120811
18
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #1709267
6
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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Recent Reviews

Beautiful house with stunning views

5 of 5
The house is beautiful and cosy, the kitchen well equipped, lovely woodburner, stunning views, very comfortable beds and generally just a lovely peaceful place to stay. We would definitely come back.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

classy

4 of 5
A lovely, cosy, clean, very well equipped rental. Ideally situated for Ross, Hereford and Symonds Yat Only 1 negative, being asked to take recyclables with you is a first for us! Don't really expect to go on a break and to have to bring your rubbish home with you. Whilst I understand this request in the visitors guide book. With respect. recycling is not our problem. Aside from this I would have rated it a 5 star.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Cosy dog friendly cottage in a great location.

5 of 5
We really enjoyed our recent stay at Wainlete. Jayne provided everything we needed, from towels for us to towels and treats for our two dogs. Kitchen is well equipped, the log fire was lovely and the feather bedding was appreciated. Lots of great dog walks nearby and a great base from which to explore the forest and surrounding area. We would recommend a stay here.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017