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Folly Days Barn

Coleford (3ls N), Forest of Dean
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Green
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone barn with open-plan living space, enclosed garden with BBQ and a games area perfect for families
  • Situated in the Forest of Dean and within walking distance to Symonds Yat Rock
  • Explore the Forest of Dean and Wye valley by foot, bike or horseback.
Property code: 78181

This traditional stone barn sits within the grounds of the owner’s home, offering a great base for walkers and cyclists with access to both the Forest of Dean and Wye valley.

Situated on the westerly edge of the Forest of Dean and lying within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, the village of English Bicknor is steeped in the history of this fascinating area. From your door you are served with access onto the countryside and ancient woodlands of which you can cross to gain access to Symonds Yat Rock, and just a little further are the banks of the River Wye where you can cross the Wye on the penny ferry or wander on up to Biblins suspension bridge. For the more adventurous there is caving, abseiling and canoeing available from Symonds Yat, and a high wire rope course from Mallards Pike. Bike hire is available with trails that will take you deep into the forest. Visit Puzzlewood and Clearwell with ancient caves, and Ross-on-Wye, with timbered Tudor houses, shops and restaurants.

The barn is situated within the grounds of the owner’s home and is perfect for any stay in the Forest of Dean. Step into the open-plan living space, with tall ceilings and original barn doors that are fully glazed enhances the barns charm. For relaxing an area with a corner sofa suite and TV where you can catch up after a day exploring. A dining table takes centre stage and is perfect for a family supper. A games area has been set up with table football a table tennis table and darts. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine. There is a ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, separate shower and WC. So, when the day is done climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find two bedrooms. A twin room which is part of the mezzanine with single beds and large wall mounted TV which is also great for movies and gaming. A king-size zip-and-link that can be made into twin beds on request when booking, this room is accessed across a small landing via the twin room.

Outside an enclosed garden area with table and chairs and charcoal BBQ. There is off road parking for two cars and storage for bikes.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin and 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) - accessed via twin room.
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine 
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within walking distance shop 1 mile
  • Storage for bikes available
  • TV in lounge and TV/DVD in twin bedroom
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • WIFI included
  • Air source heat pump central heating
  • Solar panel provide additional electricity to the property

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 20th August 2021

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No improvements needed. It was a great cottage, perfect location and had everything you needed. Thank you.

Reviewed by Claire 13th August 2021

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The barn is well situated for a holiday in the Wye valley. Spotlessly clean on arrival and well equipped, there was nothing that we missed during our stay. Ideal for a family with two children, our boys really enjoyed the table tennis and darts and it made a pleasant change to see them engaging in something away from a screen when we arrived back iRead moren the evenings. Easy parking and attractive garden area to relax in. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Rob 30th July 2021

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Just returned from our stay at Folly Barn and I would highly recommend!!! The living space is huge and comfy, the entertainment provided is great and it is all very clean and tidy. They even provided towels/bowls for the dog. It was also a great base to explore both the forest or Dean and South Wales. Thanks for a great holiday

Reviewed by Richard 25th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, very clean and tidy. Plenty of walks to be done in the area which is beautiful, including to Symonds Yat from the house (about two miles up and over or five miles round). Bit disappointing the village has no facilities - no shop, no pub, in fact, nothing but houses. Means a car drive just to get a pint of milk or newspaper.

Reviewed by Linda 4th June 2021

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Most enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Beverley 28th May 2021

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We had a great stay, the barn is very comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The location is perfect for walking and exploring the area. Recommended.

Reviewed by Jane 21st May 2021

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Lovely barn conversion, excellent facilities and entertainment. Within short drive from many sites in the Forest of Dean.

Reviewed by John-paul 17th May 2021

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Highly recommend a stay, the barn was absolutely stunning to stay in, a home away from home, and the perfect place to visit the forest of dean area

Reviewed by Rachael 7th May 2021

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My husband and 10mnth old cocker spaniel stayed here for a week and first impressions were exactly as the pictures show. Folly Days Barn was comfortable with things to do, and the garden is enclosed and secure for our small dog. Although due to COVID we didn't personally meet Sharon the owner, she had thought of everything! With an instruction manuRead moreal for all appliances and even the dog placemats, waste bags, bowls & towels! A lovely week, we will definitely return! So suitable for families. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 30th April 2021

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Lovely place would not esitate to book again. Garden not big but secure and playing field next door is brilliant for our 4 legged friend. Kitchen has everything you need all in all a really good place to stay. Had a really nice time

Reviewed by Anita 12th April 2021

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A lovely well equipped barn in a perfect location. Our family had such fun with all of the games that are supplied and created some really special memories at Folly Barn. The area Is beautiful as well, we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Michelle 23rd December 2020

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We were lucky enough to spend Christmas at this wonderful barn (with a 2 year old and a Beagle) it has all you could need, including Netflix! Plenty of toys for our toddler (and us!) a very comfortable sofa, perfect after walks in the Forest of Dean, everything you could need, walks, pubs and shops are no more than 10 minutes away. The Christmas trRead moreee was incredible! The host is lovely and incredibly thoughtful. Couldnt fault a thing. We had the best time and wouldnt hesitate to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Tom 2nd October 2020

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Great property ideal for us. We were a group of four friends on a boys weekend and we could not have picked a better place. Parking for four cars, table tennis, darts and nice comfortable beds. The only negative I could find was personally I am not a fan of electric hob ovens! Otherwise ideal and good value. Also Sharon was a great host, informativRead moree and extremely helpful. Hide

Reviewed by James 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Gavin 18th September 2020

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A charming and well equipped barn conversion. Sharon the owner, made some very thoughtful touches such as milk, tea, coffee on arrival. The barn has been converted to a lovely standard whilst maintaining traditional charm with modern comforts. The barns location is perfect for exploring the local area with some lovely walks on the doorstep. The heaRead morert of the Forest is approximately 5-15 minutes drive depending on destination. We had a lovely time staying here and would happily return. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 11th September 2020

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The barn was as advertised, beautiful, clean, spacious and had everything we needed. Welcomed with fresh cut hydrangeas on the table, a lovely touch. Also an unexpected bonus was the stunning little garden, where we could watch the House Martins dip in and out of the eves of the house next door, the bird feeder in the garden attracted robins, blue Read moretit, cole tits, sparrows and 2 squirrels darting around chasing each other. A little piece of heaven Well located for days out too. Hide

Reviewed by David 31st August 2020

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The Barn is great, everything is provided, beds comfy, internet and WiFi work well. Kids rated it "best ever" due to all the things to do. Location is very good, with most area attractions within a few miles. Two good pubs that are dog and kid friendly are within 2 miles.

Reviewed by Tania 28th August 2020

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We'd just returned from a 3 night stay (incl. a 5-yr old and a dog!) and had a lovely time at Folly Barn. We loved the space and light, with ample heating and the best rain shower ever! A great location for exploring the Forest of Dean, incl. Puzzlewood and Symonds Yat Rock. The field next to the property was perfect for walking the dog, and playinRead moreg some football, and the front and back gardens are fully enclosed. All in all a fab place to stay! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 21st August 2020

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A great, family space with everything we needed - from the perfect teenage space upstairs, the enclosed garden for our dog, to the comfy beds, table tennis, darts board and well-equipped kitchen. Also a great spot to explore the local area. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Jason 24th July 2020

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The property itself was perfect for myself, my wife, 2 kids and a 2 year Labrador. It was spacious, clean and very well equipped. The table tennis table and dartboard were a great addition. Location wise, it was perfect for our needs. Walks on the doorstep and cycling and canoeing a 5 minute drive away. There are plenty of shops/pubs/restaurants clRead moreose by. I would recommend this property to anyone and wouldn't have to think twice about staying again Hide

Reviewed by Dave 17th July 2020

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Well equipped, great location and very helpful owner. Ground floor bathroom and access to main bedroom via second bedroom, may be an issue for some.

Reviewed by Stuart 10th July 2020

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Folly Days Barn is a great base to explore a beautiful landscape. We were able to walk out the front door directly on to footpaths that lead to Symonds Yat and cycling, kayaking, walking further afield were a short drive away. Games room is great for those rainy days you don't want to venture out.

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