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Colne Brook Barn

4.9 (64 reviews)
Swan Hill Colne Mill
Tel: 01594529464
A cosy barn conversion with all the modern amenities required to make your holiday comfortable and enjoyable. Situated in its own grounds, accessed via a secure, electronically controlled gated driveway off the A48, this pretty, secluded and private property is the ideal location for some rest and relaxation. Wooden steps and a footbridge allow guests to enjoy the meandering Colne Brook which runs nearby. The property is situated just 2 miles from the Royal Forest of Dean where outdoor activities are plentiful, including walking, canoeing along the River Wye, rock climbing, riding and fishing

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A 2 bedroomed barn conversion with all modern amenities. more >

A 2 bedroomed barn conversion with all modern amenities.Room Facilities:

  • TV in bedrooms
  • Pets welcome
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Area
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • LCD/Plasma Television
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Living Room
  • Private Car Space
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Washing Machine

Facilities

  • Bar (nearby)
  • Café / Restaurant (nearby)
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Shop (nearby)
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

Check In: Between 15:00 and 23:45
Check Out: Between 9:00 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are allowed at a charge of £10.00 per stay.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.9
out of 5
64 reviews

100% recommend

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5
out of 5

2nd July 2019:

We absolutely love it here, the dogs love the huge garden which is totally enclosed and brook to play in to cool off after a long walk in the Forest. There are plenty of walk routes to choose (maps and routes left in the cottage) we walked about 6 miles a day. The cottage is in a perfect location to explore the Forest, with everything in s 15-20 min drive. The cottage was clean and comfortable (especially the bed))and the owners were so helpful and professional. We are going back every year now!

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The globe inn at Alvington is a 10 minute walk, highly recommended and The swan tea room opposite the cottage do breakfast and afternoon tea, with around 15 flavours of scones

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again

4.8
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4th June 2019:

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5
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27th May 2019:

Really enjoyed staying in the barn, facilities are excellent and the outside space is great. Perfect place to stay especially if you have a dog.

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5
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2nd March 2019:

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5
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19th February 2019:

We really enjoyed our stay,everything was perfect when we arrived,would not hesitate to book again.

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Tintern Abbey is well worth a visit with beautiful scenery. Rising Sun at Woolaston is good for a meal but would be advisable to book as we were lucky to get a table

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5
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7th January 2019:

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5
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30th December 2018:

Colne Brook Barn is a truly cosy place to stay and set in lovely surroundings. I can’t imagine anyone ever being disappointed in staying here. A lot of thought has gone into making visitors comfortable in every way. If you have a pet dog (we don’t) I think they would say the same, if they could talk!

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your lovely review

3.5
out of 5

15th December 2018:

on arrival issue with gaining access to property. viz: code given did not operate gate. front door locked telephone call required to gain access. No instruction book for use of central heating On arrival plastics and cardboard re-cycling box overflowing, unable to lift to put out on day required.

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The Globe Alvington Excellent food and prices, recommended!

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review. I apologise regarding the gate code and, as advised, had requested the cleaner not to lock the door a couple of times but my instructions were ignored. I hope you were satisfied with our response when you called. There are a couple of laminated sheets with instructions for operating the heating so I am sorry if you did not see them. I also apologise about the recycling box. The Forest Council refuse to take any recycling if it is mixed and we are not always around to sort it or put it out. We are working on a solution to avoid this problem. I hope the above did not spoil your stay.

5
out of 5

2nd December 2018:

Lovely comfortable warm cottage, well set up for dogs - the dog biscuits and dog towels were a great touch. Big back garden which my dog loved and the opportunity to use the adjoining field. Having a dog that can get worried it was lovely to have a peaceful place where she settled in very quickly. Definitely coming again!!

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Owner Response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we look forward to welcoming you again.

4.8
out of 5

5th November 2018:

Lovely time as usual this is our third time at Colne Brook barn and it was wonderful as usual. Thanks we will see you again next year

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5
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17th August 2018:

The barn is very well presented and comfortable, offering a really great base for exploring the area. The gardens and fields added to the relaxation of the holiday and the dog loved it!! Shirley and Mike were great hosts and very friendly and helpful. A great stay and hopefully we will be able to come back and exlpore the area even more.

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4.8
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1st August 2018:

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The cottage is well located for the forest and walks. Clean with all facilities, and quiet. Our dog Hollie loved the open fields and the brook we couldn’t walk past it without her venturing in. Great week will book again.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again.

4.3
out of 5

23rd July 2018:

We enjoyed our stay very much! However, a bit of washing up liquid, a dish cloth, spare bin liners as well as a few more plates would have been handy.

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4.5
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19th July 2018:

As usual a comfortable place, been about 5 times now. Garden is big but would like it a bit more secure, but not all dogs are pickles.

Tips:

The place we always go is Mallards Pike Lake. It has great walking paths both long and short. After a walk the Dogs loved a swim in the Doggy Dip section of the lake. Theres lots to see around and about if you like to explore.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review. We never describe the garden as "secure" as it is very difficult to fence the wild garden where the ground undulates a lot and every hole we fill the rabbits/dogs dig another. I appreciate this may be a problem for smaller determined escapees! I am glad you had a good time again.

4.8
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14th June 2018:

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4.8
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4th June 2018:

Great lovely place to stay with everything you need for a fantastic holiday.

Tips:

Dean Forest Railway great for kids and dogs.

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5
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10th April 2018:

A great location for exploring the Forest of Dean and surrounding area. Sad we could not stay longer due to work commitments! Loved we could see availability, price and book it easily.

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Owner Response:

We look forward to seeing you again :-) Shirley

4.8
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7th April 2018:

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5
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3rd April 2018:

We always enjoy out time at the barn. Thank you Shirley, Mike, Bailey and Kizzie for making our stay so special.

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5
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27th February 2018:

3rd visit, cant wait for the 4th, its brilliant, im always raving about it to family & friends

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Lydney Harbour, Dean Forest Railway (both within a 10 min drive)Chepstow castle (15 min drive), Tesco's in Lydney is 10 mins away, Lydney has lots of Restaurants with lots of verity, or you can sit by the brook and while the hours away !!

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you next time!

5
out of 5

24th February 2018:

My reviews get very repetitive; there is nothing about Colne Brook Barn that I can fault. For me it’s A place to escape to and very much like going home. As soon as I walk through the door I feel relaxed. This was my 15th stay and my 16th week is already booked. Mike and Shirley are terrific hosts and afford you accommodation that lacks nothing. Beautiful scenery, a base from which you visit many local attractions or venture a little further if you wish. It’s an ideal location for those that like walking or, like me, do absolutely nothing but relax. I think those of you that read this and see that I’ve visited so many times, will realise, I love it.

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Owner Response:

See you next time!

4.8
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3rd February 2018:

A lovely freshly painted cottage. Very comfortable and very good value for money. Beautifully situated.

Tips:

Walking a must at Mallard Pike Lake , doggy dip for mucky pups is excellent .Beechenhurst Lodge has good walks and a decent cafe.Keep your dogs on leads for a chance to see Deer and Boar. Convenient shopping in Chepstow and Lydney.

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5
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14th January 2018:

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5
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25th November 2017:

Loved it! Great touches like the dog towels and easy to read information on the area. The decor was tasteful and the dogs loved the garden. It is the sort of place I like to keep secret in case i can’t make a reservation because it is already booked!

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Sculpture garden, arboretum, Lydney lake, Lydney harbour

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5
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18th November 2017:

i have stayed at the Barn 14 times now and it has never failed to disappoint.

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5
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4th November 2017:

Lovely, lovely cottage! Spotlessly clean and absolutely ideal for dogs - particularly one of mine who barks with excitement when we first get up! Good to know he wasn't able to bother anyone around! We had a fantastic week and were able to recharge our batteries. Just brilliant. We definitely intend to come again.

Tips:

Would highly recommend walks from Mallards Pike. Visits to Chepstow which is lovely and the walk by the boating lakes in Lydney and down the road past the station, then take the track down to Lydney Harbour. It's a nice easy walk and on a nice day (which we were fortunate enough to have) it's a really lovely spot for a picnic.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again

4.8
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31st October 2017:

This is our second stay at Colne Brook Barn, and as usual it was a wonderful, relaxing break with our dogs. Barn is spotless clean with great grounds for the dogs, we love this place and will be back again next year, thanks Shirley and Mike.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again.

5
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22nd October 2017:

Our 3rd time at the barn, this time for a short weekend. It's a perfect place to wind down and relax. Our children and dog love the brook and large garden. We saw all manner of wildlife from bats to pheasant. And despite the weather not being the greatest the barn offers comfort and feels like a home from home. As always Shirley was welcoming and we look forward to visiting again.

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Taurus craft centre is well worth a visit.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We look forward to your next visit, thank you for your review :-)

4.3
out of 5

17th September 2017:

noisy busy main road with poor access on to the main road when leaving the property. the actual barn was lovely and clean. Everything was on site that was needed. Was very dog friendly.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your review. I am sorry we did not get to meet you, I came over a couple of times but you were out. I hope you enjoyed your stay.

5
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11th September 2017:

We have stayed at the barn many times now, and feel it is a home from home, and look forward to our next stay in January and hopefully many more holidays there.

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4.8
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2nd September 2017:

Beautiful little cottage with lovely garden great for dogs. Has everything you could possibly need.

Tips:

Forest of dean lovely, nice playground and go ape for kids. Very disappointed with symonds yat west leisure park, not as advertised on their website. No fairground or adventure playground, Just a big wheel and an arcade on a campsite!! River wye nice to walk by.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again next April.

4
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23rd August 2017:

Nice but spoilt with road noise. Smoke alarm above oven very sensitive and kept going off when oven door opened. Deafening!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your review. I am sorry that the road noise spoiled your holiday, the view on this appears to be subjective - most guests do not find it bothersome, but nevertheless we are at pains not to describe the Barn as "peaceful" for this reason - although some guests find it so. The location states next to the A48 in a couple of places on the website as we wish guests to be aware of this before they arrive. Thank you for your comments regarding the alarm. We have now removed this from over the cooker. There were two alarms fitted near to each other in the kitchen ceiling when we purchased the property and we always felt this was overkill, so have decided to remove it altogether as it was very temperamental.

4.8
out of 5

5th July 2017:

Lovely accommodation in a great setting. The garden is a dream and much appreciated by our young greyhound

Tips:

Try the Old Railway Station at Tintern for good food and excellent walking by the Wye

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review.

5
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4th June 2017:

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5
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27th May 2017:

Fantastic cottage,very homely and comfortable. Great garden for the Dogs. Shirley and Mike are very nice and welcoming. It really is worth a visit.

Tips:

Great walks and even a Doggy dip section at Mallards Pike Lake. Boar and Deer sightings too.Being a Walker its a paradise and the forest is amazing.

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4.8
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12th May 2017:

Friendly and helpful. Nice welcome pack.

Tips:

The Rising Sun Wollaston Common bar meals good pies. The George Inn Aylburton Sunday Carvery visit Newport for transporter Bridge and Tredegar House. Good day out. Dean Forest Railway from Lydney.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for leaving a review, it is very much appreciated.

4.8
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15th April 2017:

Second stay for us. Friendly owners, nothing too much trouble. Recommend to all..... Thank you!

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5
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1st April 2017:

Perfect break away. From the visitors book it seems that most people are return guests. This was our second time and we'll be back again

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Owner Response:

Sorry I didn't get to see you this time - see you next time! :-)

5
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25th March 2017:

Been here several times. Always a Warm welcome. Excellent for dogs. Good links to surrounding amenities.

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Tintern abbey- great walk along the river for dogs and food at anchor excellent. Train station at Lydney provide excellent links to Gloucester,Bath and Cardiff xx

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Owner Response:

Sorry I didn't get to see you all this time, but glad you enjoyed it :-) Shirley

5
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3rd March 2017:

2nd time, talk about a best kept secret, have recommended this place to everybody, only thing nobody can control is the weather !! but hey thats the UK for you !! but i do recommend taking a mug of tea or coffee and go sit down by the Brook, great way to destress !! already planning visit number 3.

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Weather permitting, walks along the Severn estery. Forest of Dean is great for those seasoned walkers !!, Chepstow is only a 20 min drive away and Gloucester is 40 mins away, plus with 2 heritage railways within an hours drive away, so you wont be bored

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to see you again and we look forward to next time! :-)

5
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17th January 2017:

I found that Shirley was very accommodating with everything. Would highly recommend Colne Brook to anyone looking for a lovely little retreat to the countryside.

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The Rising Sun was great for a meal out and a few drinks and was reasonably priced. Would also recommend pedalaway bike hire at Cannop for a day out bike riding through the Forest of Dean.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back :-)

5
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15th January 2017:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you all again :-)

5
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6th December 2016:

I love this place so much that I have already booked my 13th and 14th stays! I think that is recommendation enough.

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Owner Response:

Thanks again - see you next year! :-)

4.8
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12th November 2016:

A wonderful cottage in good position for exploring the region. Facilities excellent all equipment necessary for a wonderful relaxing holiday. Shirley very friendly even rang to tell us cottagecwas ready early. Some thoughtful touches such as chocolate cake milk etc. in cottage on our arrival.

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Chepstow castle well worth a visit also river trip at Cardiff.

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5
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8th November 2016:

We had a truly lovely relaxing stay, fantastic barn and grounds, will definately be back again

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again! Shirley

5
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29th October 2016:

Lovely place to stay, very clean and comfortable. We all had a super holiday and would love to come again next year. Thank you

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Taurus crafts Symonds Yat Beechenhurst

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back!

5
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15th October 2016:

Perfect centralised location for sightseeing. Hosts could not have been any better! Highly recommend to everyone. We will definitely be back in the future.

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You will not be disappointed with anything and everything you do, how ever far or near you venture. Amazing sights everywhere.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back :-)

5
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8th October 2016:

Beautiful spot. Accommodation and staff were absolutely lovely. Very clean and cosy. A lovely little home from home.

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Ate at home every night . Walked and walked everyday.

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4.8
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3rd October 2016:

Absolutely wonderful stay. We were a bit restricted to where we could go due to our nervous dog but still had some lovely walks etc. Owner helpful and friendly. Due to eating in a lot only because of our dog (appears to be plenty of nice places to eat in the area ) a few more baking trays/mixing bowl would have been helpful but that is all. Would highly recommend.

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5
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2nd August 2016:

The second time in three years that I have stayed here with my two young children,lovely clean cottage excellent location, very helpfull owners,will definitely be back again

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back!

5
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23rd July 2016:

The barn was just perfect with excellent facilities. It was wonderful to have access to the grounds which extended to a number of acres. Surrounded by trees it was beautiful.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review!

4.5
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17th July 2016:

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4.8
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2nd July 2016:

Shirley gave us such a warm welcome. The barn was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities we needed including Sky to for the children, which was an added luxury. Our dog loved to space outside - she was in her element!

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Chepstow is definitely worth a visit - lots of independent stores/cafes which is a welcome change to the usual high street. Also worth a visit is Chepstow castle, Tintern Abbey and the Forest of Dean.

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Thank you for your lovely review

5
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4th June 2016:

The barn is just wonderful, and has everything you could possibly need. It felt like a home from home. There were plenty of little extras too, such as the welcome tray with a chocolate cake, and everything needed to make a cup of tea when we arrived, plus treats for the dog, which was very thoughtful. The garden area is very large and peaceful with a picturesque brook and bridge just past the decking. We had regular visits from rabbits and squirrels, plus a wide variety of birds. The garden was ideal for our children and dog to play and enjoy. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, and gave us some suggestions of places to visit, including emailing beforehand with a list of local activities during half term that our children might enjoy, which I really appreciated. It is conveniently located for exploring the Forest of Dean and the River Wye. We look forward to coming back!

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Highly recommend The Rising Sun for food. Symonds Yat was a beautiful day out, as was Mallards Pike.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back! Shirley & Mike

5
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30th May 2016:

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review - it was lovely to see you both again. Shirley & Mike

4.8
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8th May 2016:

It was like returning to see old friends as Shirley and Mike were so welcoming and would do anything to make our holiday happy and problem free. The welcome tray and shower pack were lovely touches. The barn was very cosy and the grounds fabulous to spend time in and to do some bird watching.

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We had very nice meals in The Globe in Alvington and The Cross and The George in Aylburton. We also really enjoyed a meal in the Red Lion in Westbury-on-Severn after a lovely visit to the National Trust's Westbury Court Gardens. The cliff walk at Lydney Harbour was spectacular with masses of bluebells. wood anemones and cuckoo flowers. Also the RSPB Nagshead Nature Reserve has great walks to enjoy even if you don't wish to watch the birds.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

5
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6th May 2016:

The barn is home from home its got every thing you need,for nights in large tv and sky all channels.The décor inside the barn is great and on warm days its a to sit outside over looking the brook.

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local pubs serving great food are The Globe and The Rising Sun good restaurants Lynley

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again. Shirley & Mike

5
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23rd April 2016:

Lovely place every thing you need Real home from home

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The Rising Sun pub serves very good food Also the Globe Forest of Dean good for walks but watch out for the wild Boars

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

It was lovely to see you all again. Thank you for your lovely review.

5
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12th March 2016:

Absolutely lovely people, Shirley and Mike make you welcome from the word go until you leave at the end of your stay. Nothing is too much trouble the Barn is lovely. A little haven of peace and tranquility. Can't wait for my next stay. :0)

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We found the Blacksmiths Arms just a few hundred yards up the road to be most welcoming and the food was excellent. Proper old fashioned village pub. 20 minutes away is Tintern Abbey. Very atmospheric ruin with an Inn just across the road. Worth visiting. Plus all the woodland attractions of the forest only minutes away.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review Chris.

4.8
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1st March 2016:

Home from home, fantastic hidden little gem. Very comfortable , fantastic facilities, the only down side is the traffic noise in the morning but you soon ignore it !!! Great place to explore, sitting by and watching the stream was a great experiance . Have already sent pictures and videos of the barn to family and friends and they seem really interested .

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Walks to the river severn (take walking boots or wellies as the fields are boggy), great for dogs to walk , lydney is less than a 10 min drive with a tescos for all your shopping needs, Bp petrol station about 90 second drive away !!.Gloucester is about a 35 min drive away and chepstow Is about 15 mins away. Only one fault about the location, no mobile phone signal, but there is a phone in the barn that people can call you on !! Rate this place 10/10

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed it!

5
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23rd January 2016:

This was my tenth stay at the barn and I will be going back in just three weeks for a full week. To say I love it there is probably quite obvious, my twelfth stay is also booked for November. The barn affords you everything you could possibly want it's cosy, well equipped and set in beautiful surroundings. It's perfect for those like me who just want to relax with a good book and is also a great base for those who want to visit surrounding areas of Gloucester, Chepstow, Bristol and of course the beautiful Forest too. Mike and Shirley are excellent hosts who make your stay enjoyable from the moment you arrive. Milk, tea, coffee and sweet treats available on arrival; just what's needed after your journey! You'll also find a few other treats around for you too.

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5
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19th January 2016:

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5
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8th January 2016:

I have already recommended this property to a number of friends and family. It was simply perfect. I look forward to coming again when the weather is nicer and bringing my dogs. Such a beautiful place. Almost magical!

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We only managed to get down to lydney harbour on the only dry day we had. Very pretty though. A nice walk x

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5
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21st November 2015:

This was my 9th stay at Colne Brook Barn, with my 10th, 11th and12th weeks booked I think that tells you I like it! I feel like I am being greeted by an old friend as soon as I walk through the door. You'll want for nothing during your stay as the accommodation affords you everything you'll need - cosy welcoming and spotless! You are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and will see some beautiful wildlife without having to venture outside the door. Shirley and Mike as hosts are second to none. You will get a 5* accommodation without a 5* price tag. "Just Beautiful"

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a short journey along the M48 will lead you to junction 23A of the M4 if you take this and follow signs for Caldicot you will eventually find a sign for Dewstow hidden Gardens. Although only open March till October if you are staying at the barn during those times it is well worth a visit. If you don't want to venture far then you will find many beautiful places to walk without getting in your car, or a short trip to Offas Dyke will leave you breathless.

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