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A Weekend Escape to the Heart of Nature: Discover Coleford

Looking for an attractive weekend getaway with all of your family?

If you're looking for a perfect UK staycation destination, Coleford is a market town you should definitely consider. According to a recent list of UK market towns, Coleford is at the top, and it's not hard to see why. With its picturesque surroundings and thriving local community, this town in the Forest of Dean is an excellent base for exploring the natural beauty of the area.

One of the key factors that make Coleford so special is its proximity to several natural wonders making Coleford an ideal location for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in nature.

So what makes it so special?

  Browse at The Forest Deli

Of course, the beauty of Coleford itself is not to be underestimated. As a thriving market town, it has plenty to offer visitors all year round. If you're a foodie, you won't want to miss the Forest Deli, which has an extensive cheese counter that champions local produce and regularly hosts tasting events. And if you're travelling with family, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby, such as Puzzlewood, Perrygrove Railway, and Clearwell Caves to name just a few.

For a taste of local life, be sure to check out the Coleford Country Market, which takes place every Friday and Saturday. Here, you can find a wide range of locally sourced produce, as well as handmade crafts and gifts.

And the rest of the area?

  Explore Puzzlewood

Of course, one of the main draws of Coleford is its location in the Forest of Dean. If you want to discover the area's best beauty spots, head a little deeper into the forest. There, you'll find stunning scenery and unbeatable views, perfect for a family day out or a romantic stroll. Of course you can’t visit the Wye Valley without a visit to the river itself – Symonds Yat is just a quick drive away for a beautiful day out.

Sounds great, we’re a large party, where do we stay in Coleford?

  You and your family could be staying at this magnificent house! 

For a truly unforgettable staycation experience, consider booking the elegant and imposing Forest House in the centre of Coleford, right where the action is. It can comfortably sleep 25 of your family – and don’t forget the dogs too! You can even book a hot tub to add to the opulence of staying in this beautiful home. Our large holiday homes in the Wye Valley are perfect for the whole family to get together or for a happy reunion with friends.

And in conclusion?

Coleford is a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean that's perfect for a staycation at any time of the year. With its stunning natural surroundings, thriving local community, and abundance of attractions, it's an ideal destination for those looking to escape the city and immerse themselves in nature. So why not plan your get together today and discover all that the Forest of Dean has to offer? Check out all of BHHL in and around the Wye Valley.

  • Forest House

    Prices from £2,950.00

    This 11 ensuite bedroom converted 4* Hotel sleeps up to 25 in the centre of Coleford, the heart of the Forest of Dean - Hot Tub, 2 Lounges, Games Room with pool table, Large dining room, fantastic kitchen. Off road walks and cycling from door. Pet friendly. Short walk to shops, pubs, restaurants. A perfect location for sampling the huge array of activities and attractions in the Forest of Dean.

    • 11 Ensuite bedrooms sleeping 25
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Room with Pool Table
    • All Dine Together
    • Pet Friendly for 2 dogs