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Short breaks in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Sheltered beneath the protective canopy of ancient oak woodland or situated in the open meadow at the forest edge, our cabins at Forest of Dean offer an escape from everyday life in one of Britain’s most amazing forests.
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Cabins at Forest of Dean

Seek solitude sheltered beneath the forest’s protective canopy or enjoy the freedom out on the bright open meadow, the cabins are in complete harmony with their woodland surroundings, a natural sanctuary after your day’s activities. From cosy one bedroom cabins to spacious five bedroom Golden Oak Treehouses for short breaks or longer stays, you can match your group's requirements exactly.

What's on location at Forest of Dean

Comprising 120 cabins, surrounded by a maze of forest walks, trails and meadow, Forest of Dean holidays have something for everybody whether you're staying for weekend breaks or longer. The cabin accommodation includes Copper Beech, Silver Birch, Golden Oak, and amazing Golden Oak Treehouses. At the heart of the location is the Forest Retreat, with a shop, café, and bar. Here you can also meet the Forest Ranger, book activities, and hire bikes. There is also a children’s play area!

The Forest Retreat At the heart of Forest of Dean

The Forest Retreat is the hub of our Forest of Dean location. Here you’ll find our friendly team, on hand to help you get the most out of your holiday. You’ll also be pleased to find a well-stocked shop, where the emphasis is on locally sourced produce and crafts. At the café and bar, meals, snacks and drinks are served all day and can be ordered to take away too.

Meet your Forest Ranger Join your forest expert for a schedule of exciting Forest Ranger activities!

Meet Gerry, your Forest Ranger at the Forest of Dean. Originally from Kilkenny in Ireland, Gerry has a varied and exciting history. Having spent a number of years in the military followed by years of worldwide travel adventures, Gerry is full of stories, knowledge and wisdom! Join him for a number of Forest Ranger activities during your stay and learn about the secrets of the forest! 


Meet your Forest of Dean team On hand to ensure you have a wonderful holiday

Meet the team. Our job is to make sure that your holiday is perfect in every way. From the warmth of your welcome at the Forest Retreat, to our friendly, knowledgeable Forest Ranger, down to the little details that make your cabin feel like home, our team will do everything they can to make your holiday memorable.

Kelly Macaskill is the General Manager of our Forest of Dean location in Gloucestershire. Joining us after living in America for four years, Kelly now feels at home in her Forest of Dean surroundings!

The Pavilion at Forest of Dean A stunning, versatile space for your next gathering

The Pavilion at Forest of Dean is a stunning room in the heart of our Gloucestershire location. A versatile space that can easily be adapted to the needs of your group, whether it is for a celebration, a dinner or a group meeting. Our dedicated groups team will look after you personally, helping you to plan your perfect occasion.


Hire The Pavilion at Forest of Dean

Please contact our dedicated groups team on 03330 110 495 for prices and further information.

What's nearby

The Forest of Dean is a timeless landscape of woodlands, rivers, hills and valleys, lending itself to outdoor pursuits from walking and hiking to canoeing and cycling. Take days out to discover enchanted woods, underground caves, craft centres, steam railways and cathedral cities.

Activities & extras

Make your holiday memorable with extras and activities to suit your mood. If you are ready for adventure, then canoeing the River Wye is a must. If laid back luxury is more your style, how about an indulgent In Cabin spa treatment?

Forest of Dean maps

Forest Holidays, Forest of Dean, Bracelands Drive, Christchurch, Coleford, Gloucester, GL16 7NN 

GPS coordinates:
Latitude: 51.813393 Longitude: -2.627397

For pre-travel enquiries and bookings call: 03330 110 495

For assistance during your stay call: 01594 837165

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Forest of Dean reviewsFeedback from guests who have stayed at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Our awards Award-winning accommodation at Forest of Dean

Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2018

Only the top 10% of the businesses reviewed on TripAdvisor are awarded a Certificate of Excellence and our award shows that our guests are consistently rating us as outstanding.

Green Tourism gold award

Green Tourism: Gold

We believe in sustainable tourism that enhances the local area and contributes to the protection of the forest for future generations. Our Green Tourism Gold Award shows that we continue to demonstrate this commitment in our actions and projects.

Foresters Business Awards 2017 - Eco Business of The Year

We are delighted with this award from local publication, The Forester, which recognises our contribution to sustainable tourism in the Forest of Dean area.

Greenleaders Silver award

Tripadvisor GreenLeaders: Silver

Our GreenLeaders Silver award recognises our efforts to reduce our environmental impact and introduce green practices across our location.