Big Group Accommodation in The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean

We are a leading provider of large holiday homes and cottages

Whether on a woodland edge or at the end of a private lane, our beautiful large holiday cottages nestle in the heart of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. With stunning views over the wonderful River Wye and up to famous Yat Rock, our self-catering, large holiday homes easily accommodate groups of up to 26 people.

If you’re planning a staycation or you’re visiting the UK from abroad, our big cottages are perfect for large family breaks, special occasions, celebrations, reunions and fun, activity-based weekends away. If you haven’t already planned your time in the Wye Valley or Forest of Dean, why not look at our activities section and find somewhere to relax or have an adventure.

What kinds of groups do we accommodate?

Everybody has their own reasons why staying in a big country house appeals to them.  Here are some that we’ve come across from previous groups who have chosen to stay with us in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

  • Families – for celebrations or shared holidays
  • Clubs and organisations – shared interests in activities in the Wyedean area
  • Friends – reunions or just fun getaways
  • Corporate events – retreats or team away days organised for staff
  • Residential events – some companies use our venues to offer services

Whilst our houses are self-catered, we can put you in touch with local catering companies if you that’s an option you prefer.  However you choose to structure your stay with us, Big House Holiday Lets can help you find the right holiday home or venue to meet your needs.

What is unique about our large holiday homes?

Our large holiday cottages combine genuine peace and quiet (apart from the sounds of the river and birdsong) with very little passing traffic. There are many nice places to eat and drink nearby with excellent pubs and restaurants within walking distance (plus, in one house, one that’s accessed by river ferry).

Whether the cottage is a place of idyllic calm to get away from it all, a chance to have fun and spend time with family and friends, or act as a base camp for your next expedition in this beautiful part of the country, our range of large holiday homes, as highlighted below, give you irresistible options to choose from.  If you’re looking for a dog friendly cottage, your pets are welcome to stay too!

At Big House Holiday Lets we know our cottages and the area around them because we live here, so if you want to know anything, before or after booking your cottage with us, we will be happy to chat.

How do I book?

To ensure your stay is perfectly suited to your needs we prefer the personal touch.  You can get in touch with us by sending an email or call us on 01600 772929 and we’ll get back to you to discuss your group accommodation requirements.

Why rent a large holiday house in the Forest of Dean or Wye Valley?

The Wye Valley is widely regarded as the birthplace of British tourism and as you visit the towns and villages that are dotted around the meandering River Wye, you can see why many saw it as a peaceful getaway during our industrialised past.  If you’re looking for classic picture book English towns with higgledy-piggledy streets and chocolate box houses and cottages then the Wye Valley has them in abundance.  We specialise in holiday lettings in this area because we love the natural beauty of the River Wye and we think you will too!

The Forest of Dean also has a long heritage as a working area, first as a Royal Forest with foresters responsible for maintenance and tenant farmers working the fields. The timber in the forest was one of the most valuable resources in the UK throughout much of the island’s history, being used to smelt iron, building mines as well as material for building ships and used for the growing towns and villages.  Eventually, as the forest was in danger of being eradicated due to demand during the industrial age, a more balanced approach was adopted which balanced a need for timber with finding more leisurely uses and thus it became a destination for those who wanted to appreciate the magnificence of this beautiful forest.

These days many attractions have sprung up and offer great days out with opportunities for relaxing, challenging yourself or learning about the rich part the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean have played in the history of the UK.

With so many reasons to visit it means friends with shared interests or families looking for a group getaway or celebration can avoid the hassle of trying to accommodate the group in separate cottages or hotels and instead all share one holiday home.

The accommodation we provide for big groups is very comfortable, totally safe for children and pets, with open fires, stunning views, games rooms and hot tubs which see our guests return time and again. Popular dates can be booked more than a year ahead.

If you are planning a holiday in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean or South Wales, then why not come to one of our spacious holiday cottages? You are guaranteed to have an experience like no other!

We have mid-week, weekend and week-long packages during all seasons of the year. So whether you want a typical summer holiday or a weekend winter getaway, our group accommodation is the perfect destination for you.

For more information regarding our packages, please call us on 01600772929.

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