From the initial first contact with Zoe to speaking via text about a couple of minor issues we throughly enjoyed our 3 night break at Woodland Barn.
The barn itself is beautiful inside and very well equipped with all you'll need to live like you would at your own home. Even on our departure day we were still discovering little bits and little touches that made the stay even better. For example, we opened up one of the draws in the lounge area to find a host of board games.. Another discovery after the first day was an excellent wooden train set for little children which was perfectly maintained and al intact.
The views speak for themselves and the sounds in the morning of lambs was just wonderful. The master bedroom (ensuite as well) was very comfortable and again the view from the window was stunning to look out at first thing in the morning.
All in all, myself and my partner and our dog, throughly enjoyed out stay and came away suitable refreshed and vey satisfied. We will certainly be returning in the future.
Full credit to the owners for what they have. Clearly passionate about the barn as this is clear by the way its maintained inside and out.
Beautiful fully equipped cottage in a lovely location with a view to die for. A really quirky layout which is comfortable and cosy. Can't wait to stay again
Lovely location for dog walks. Nice secure back garden, lovely interiors and a great week was had by all. Not so great for young children as the stairs are really steep but will definitely be back once they are older as our non mobile baby is now very mobile!
Love Woodland Barn. So cosy and peaceful. Beautifully decorated with absolutely everything you could possibly need there. Lovely garden and terrace for sitting in the sun.
Would highly recommend and will definitely be staying again.
The barn was just right for our stay. Very cosy and as others has said, everything you need to hand. Though they did not bother us too much, the bedroom's velux windows could do with blackout blinds during Spring/Summer months as sun rises early! Wonderful views of surrounding landscape.
The Barn is tucked away at the edge of the town of Cinderford in a quite location with wonderful views. We arrived at sunset but as the cottage faces East the terrace was in the shade, it would have been so nice to sit out there with the bottle of wine which comes long with chocolates and flowers as a rather nice welcome from the owners.
The cottage is well equipped the only slight issue we had was one of our party found the single beds to small though he is well over 6 ft, no problem here with low beams though!
You enter the barn through the kitchen and then there is one short but steep flight of about 5 steps down to a lovely cozy lounge dinner ( table seats 6)
Also from the kitchen is another short flight of about 4 steps to both bedrooms.
One double with small but perfectly formed ensuite with a lovely powerful shower.
The other is a twin room both bedrooms have wonderful views over the Severn. The only downside to the bedrooms is they both have velux windows but no blackout blind, as they are East facing be prepared for early mornings or take eyeshades! The 2 nd again lovely bathroom is downstairs off the kitchen it has a large double ended Bath but it only has a hand held shower, so you all may need to share the shower in the master bedroom as we did.
Those of you with dogs will find there is room for an extra large dog crate and at the side of the settee room for a large dog bed as well. The outside space is ideal for dogs and children with large terrace and a lawned area to the side which can be easily blocked of by the patio chairs if required.
The location is ideal for the many Forest of Dean walks, we also went to Chepstow - closed on Sundays! Monmouth most shops open on Sundays! We also went to Symonds Yat rock and followed a walk down the rock - very steep and slippy then along the river crossing the swinging bridge to the other side where you continue the walk. There is in the loosest terms a "ferry" to get you back across the river where a cream tea awaits or a pint. Gloucester also worth a visit.
We only ate out one evening, we went to Speech House and ate in the Orangery food very good. This is a dog friendly restaurant and even has a water bowl for them.
Thoughly enjoyed our break and we know our 5 month old Labrador Retriever pup did!