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Relax & unwind at our serene rural escapes in the idyllic Forest of Dean

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From £120.00/night

24 at St John’s

24 St John's Square Cinderford United Kingdom
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 6 Guests
  • Cottage
Featured dog friendly holiday cottage
From £110.00/night

Woodland Barn

Littledean Hill Road Cinderford United Kingdom
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 4 Guests
  • Cottage
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From £95.00/night

Casita Lodge

24 St John's Square Cinderford United Kingdom
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Baths
  • 2 Guests
  • Lodge

Whether you are searching for a dog-friendly cosy cottage, a tranquil getaway for two or a home from home for a family get-together, we have the perfect place to escape. We are centrally located in the heart of the Forest of Dean surrounded by ancient forests and nestled between the Rivers Severn and Wye. 

Our cosy cottages are clean, covid-safe and furnished to a high standard with modern kitchens fully equipped for self-catering and stylish open plan living spaces with a host of welcoming comforts. Ideal for couples or families who are looking for a rural getaway where they can relax and unwind in a peaceful setting.

When our guests are ready to explore there is so much to see and do with many scenic walking routes, cycling trails, stunning viewpoints, popular attractions and outdoor activities and experiences to share.

Enjoy the privacy of our entire home with family and friends and all that the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has to offer, then come back to our home-away-from-home where you can relax after after a day of discoveries with the reassurance that we are on hand if you need us.

What we offer

The Perfect Place To Relax & Unwind

Home Away From Home

Our cosy cottages are furnished with all the comforts of home including a fully-equipped kitchen, bed linen, towels, Smart TV, free WiFi, and more.

Space & Flexibility

The best thing about booking a private holiday home is the space and flexibility. Enjoy our entire home with family and friends. Wake up for breakfast when you wish and prepare dinner at your leisure.

Book & Save

Everything is included in our rental rates with no added surcharges.
Guaranteed best prices when you book direct!

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Dog Friendly

Finding dog-friendly accommodations can be difficult.  No dog should miss a vacation, and no human should spend a vacation missing their dog.  That’s why at Woodland Barn & 24 at St. John’s we welcome up to two dogs with no extra fee.

A warm welcome awaits you at our cosy cottages with everything you need close to hand. Nestled between the rivers Severn and Wye in the Idyllic Forest of Dean our holiday homes are located on the outskirts of Cinderford and Littledean, moments away from beautiful scenic walks with other amenities close by.

We are a short drive away from many of the areas coveted attractions including, the Family Cycle Trail one of the most popular traffic free cycle routes in Britain and within 5 – 15 minutes drive you’ll find a great selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes. (ask for our recommendations when you book or look out for further details in your personal guest guide).

0 – 5 minutes drive away
Local Amenities:
Shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants / takeaways, coffee shops, bank, medical centre, leisure centre with swimming pool and our independent cinema.

5 – 30 minutes drive away
Local Attractions :
Ancient forests, arboretum, nature reserves, gardens, museums, sculpture / art installations, steam railways, mines, art and craft workshops, caves, castles and varying landscapes including hills with stunning viewpoints.

Local Activities :
Walking/running routes and cycling trails from beginners to advanced, canoeing / kayaking / SUP (Stand-Up and Paddle), swimming, golf, tree top adventure and zip wire, fishing, abseiling, bird watching, archery, clay pigeon shooting, battle sports / laser ops and off-road driving.

Local Experiences :
River cruise, Segway experience, pony & llama trekking, wildlife safari, floatation centre, birds of prey centre, outdoor cinemas, cookery school, vineyard, brewery and local produce tours.

30 – 45 minutes drive away
Gloucester City and Cheltenham, Ross-on-Wye and Hereford, Chepstow and Bristol, Monmouth, Newport and the Wye Valley. For further inspiration, see our recommendations in your personal guest guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Choose your dates and follow the on screen instructions or alternatively contact us on zoe.gilding@willowforeststays.com and we will book you in directly.

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% refund up to 14 days before arrival.
  • 50% refund (minus the £100 pre-payment) if you cancel between 14 – 7 days before arrival.
  • No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before arrival.
  • If we go into lockdown we offer to either re-schedule your stay or offer a full refund.

We strongly advise that travel insurance is purchased. Covid 19 is a known risk and there are insurance policies that cover covid including illness and self-isolation.

Yes, we welcome up to two dogs regardless of breed and size at Woodland Barn and 24 at St Johns.

Yes, all our properties have wi-fi at no extra cost to our guests. Log in details are in our personal Guest Guide App that our guests receive when they book.

We have key-safe at all our holiday accommodation for smooth self-check in. We e-mail the codes the day before guests arrival and also text the day of arrival so that they are somewhere close at hand for a smooth check in. Upon leaving we ask that guests follow the instructions in the Guest Guide App and return the keys back to the key safe.

Upon booking you are sent a confirmation letter than prompts you to reply if you would like to request an early check in or late check out. (subject to availability)

Yes, we have off-road parking at all of our holiday homes.

Yes, We have a 3 step cleaning policy.

All hard and touch surfaces have been sealed with Citrox Protect that kills bacteria and virus including Covid-19 for up to 6 months. This service is fully certified, and a copy of the certificate is displayed in the kitchen of all our holiday homes .

Between guests we fog the entire accommodation with Citrox which kills any bacteria or virus including Covid-19 within 60 seconds.

Our cleaning team then go in and do a through clean and leave our holiday homes clean and tidy ready for our guests to arrive.

We supply our guests with a bottle of Citrox and a cleaning cloth for their use during their stay.

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