The Coach House
Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Situated on the western border of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean, The Coach House is the perfect place for reunions, family gatherings and holidays for painting groups, cycling groups, motor bike groups, rambling groups, writing groups, photography groups and history groups. The home has 5 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting rooms, large kitchen with Everhot Range cooker and flagstone floor, large conservatory overlooking garden, and parking for several vehicles and secure storage for cycles and motor bikes. Adjacent Coachman's Cottage has sitting room with log fire, dining kitchen and upstairs a large beamed bedroom with en suite bathroom and sleeps 4. Adjacent Dovecote Cottage has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8.
The home has a fantastic garden which offers complete privacy, a gravelled terrace and stone-built barbecue making The Coach House a fantastic place to enjoy special outdoor meals. The garden is bounded by Mork Brook, a delightful stream descending by a series of waterfalls to the River Wye. This is a truly stunning holiday home as you will see from our photo gallery, located in a great area where you could do something different each day for a week and still have plenty for return visits.
Our guests are wecome to ues the swimming pool at the hotel next door; £5 adults, £2.50 children
The property is owned by the Wye Valley Arts Centre and any proceeds from the holiday lets support the Arts Centre and its charitable fund for Kidzart.
If you are a larger group we have other properties on the same location. Please look at home 109700 which comprises this home The Coach House and adjoining cottages, Dovecote Cottage home 61024 and Coachman's Cottage home 52781
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol or Cardiff 36 km, Nearest railway: Chepstow 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
6 bedrooms: 2 en suite bathrooms: 1 en suite shower room: 2 additional shower rooms; large kitchen with Aga and electric cookers and flagstone floor: 2 sitting rooms: large conservatory overlooking the garden: utility room with washing machine and clothes lines, secure store for cycles and motor cycles. Coachman's Cottage adjacent has sitting room with log fire. dining kitchen, large bedroom with en suite bathroom. Dovecote Cottage has sitting/dining room, 2 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with full size bunk beds, 1 bedroom with 3 single beds, 2 bathrooms ( one with shower), further wc, kitchen and private garden.
|Further details outdoors|
The Large Garden offers complete privacy, a gravelled terrace and stone-built barbecue adjacent to the kitchen door for those special outdoor meals. The garden with mature trees and lawns is bounded by Mork Brook ,a delightful stream descending by a series of waterfalls to the River Wye.
Parking for several vehicles.
Secure store for cycles and motor cycles.
Our guests may also use the swimming pool at the hotel next door at the nominal cost of £5 per person.
There are shops in Monmouth (6 miles), Chepstow (9 miles), and Coleford (4 miles). St. Briavels is about 1 mile away where there are 2 pubs and Llandogo in the other direction about 1.5 miles just across the Welsh border has a pub and an excellent village shop which sells nearly everything.
Pets by arrangement. We have solar hot water and electricity. There is a pond and a stream in the garden so children should be supervised.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Wye Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in recognition of:
1/ Exceptional Landscape- dramatic limestone gorge and some of the most outstanding native
woodlands to be found in Europe.
2/ Impressive geology- from Silurian limestones to plateaux of old red sandstone.
3/ Historic legacies- Ironage hillforts, Norman Castles, the first Cistercian Abbey in Wales and a pioneering
industrial heritage in iron, brass, wire, tinplateand copper works.
4/ Wildlife- A quarter of Britain's population of lesser horseshoe bats, a growing population of peregrine
falcons, goshawks, ravens, rare whitebeam, nightjar and lesser known fish like the shad and twaite.
The Coach House, Mork, St. Briavel's is situated between the Wye Gorge, the jewel in the area's crown and the
St. Briavel's plateau. Villages in the area include Goodrich , overlooked by its impressive castle and the riverside settlements of Symonds Yat, Redbrook, Brockweir, Llandogo and Tintern with its wonderful Abbey.
The stunning landscapes and spectacular scenery of The Wye Valley have inspired artists and writers, such as William Wordsworth, Dennis Potter, JRR Tolkein and JK Rowling as well as the many visitors who return year after year.
Use footpaths to explore the woodlands and discover hidden beauty spots or if you prefer more rugged pursuits, there's a choice of cycling, canoeing, rowing, horse riding, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, off road driving, and fishing. If you wish to take a course in painting, drawing, sculpture writing or photography there is the Wye Valley Arts Centre at Llandogo which offers 2 and 4 day courses. For horse lovers and racegoers there are Racecourses at Chepstow and Hereford and Cheltenham is only an hour away. Golf Courses include St. Pierre near Chepstow and Forest Hills.
Within easy driving distance are Bath and Somerset across the Severn Estuary and in the other direction the beautiful Cotswolds and Stratford upon Avon.
Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean was designated a National Forest Park in 1938, the first in England and offers its natural beauty and outdoor leisure facilities. It is one of England's few remaining ancient forests covering 110 square kilometres of woodland for you to enjoy.
Outdoor pursuits include Symonds Yat Canoe hire, Go Ape High Ropes Action, Clay shooting, Archery, Whitcliff Off Road Driving Experience near Coleford, The Beechenhurst Sculpture Trail, Puzzlewood with its pre Roman opencast iron ore mine and unusual maze, Angling Tuition, Family Cycle Trail, Llama and Camel Trekking, Kingfisher Cruise,Dean Forest Railway and lots more. The footpaths nearby include The Wye Valley Walk, Poets Path Walk, Wysis Way and Offa's Dyke Path which runs the whole length of the Welsh Border and passes close by Fly Fishing at Big Well.
The Wye Valley is ideal for walking and seeing wildlife and there are many attractions nearby; There are Several Golf Courses including The Rolls at Monmouth, and the international course St Pierre near Chepstow.
Castles at Chepstow, Raglan, Goodrich and Caldicot.
Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre
Go Ape Forest Adventure Activity Centre
Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust
Dean Heritage Centre
Dean Forest Railway
Norchard Steam Centre
Offa's Dyke Path which runs the whole length of the Welsh Border passes close by
Fly Fishing at Big Well
Historic towns nearby include Gloucesterand Tewkesbury with their impressive cathedrals, Regency Cheltenham, Monmouth and Chepstow. There are museums at Chepstow and the Nelson Museum in Monmouth and All Saints Church in Newland known as 'The Cathedral of The Forest ' is worth a visit with it historical goodies. Lots of the nearby villages have local festivals throughout the summer and there are Christmas markets too. Of course its not far to Cheltenham and the The Gold Cup Festival in March.
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28 Aug 2014
"Excellent Cottage and surrondings"
My partner and I stayed at the Coachmans Cottage in August at short notice for a short break, the booking process was very easy (ensure you go directly to the Cottage instead of through a booking agen… More
30 May 2014
"Comfortable, good value venue for a family reunion"
We gather together as a large family group every year, coming from both ends of the country. It is extremely difficult to find suitable properties with enough bedrooms and a large space where we can a… More
16 Sep 2013
"Couldn't imagine a house more suitable for a family gathering."
We rented the Coach House and the Coachman's Cottage for a family weekend to celebrate my 70th birthday. There were 10 adults and 5 small children. It is very difficult with limited literary ski… More
12 Aug 2013
"Beware the witch of Dean!"
We rented this property under the impression (from the pictures and the conversation with the property manager) that we could enjoy a secluded retreat where we would celebrate our 30th birthdays without disturbing anyone. MISTAKE. The property shares the courtyard with the hotel manager of the hotel down the lane (who was unaware of the property being rented out to 24 people).
The house is big with plenty of rooms and the nearby forest is gorgeous. BUT...
If you are planning to rent this property because you are looking for a big house to share a good time with your friends then think again. OR AT LEAST DON'T EXPECT TO GET YOUR DEPOSIT BACK. The inventory is as thick as the yellow pages and the property manager will make sure she accounts for every teaspoon after she has seen you off with a double edged smile. I would not recommend having to deal with this woman to anyone.
The Coach House and adjoining cottages are regularly let out to groups of 24 and we have many excellent reviews from them and the hotel which is approximately 65m away measured directly over the garden is fully aware of these lets. The proximity of the hotel and the manager's house was pointed out as always on arrival. However, without permission, this group imported a disco style amplified sound system and their party went on until 4 am despite requests from the hotel manager at around 1am. Some of the returnable deposit was used to reimburse the hotel which was obliged to pay refunds to some of their guests who were disturbed by the noise. A receipt for this refund was sent and 55% of the returnable deposit was returned after deductions for damages and the refund to the hotel guests. The group did have a good time as this excerpt from the email dated 26 February 2013 sent just after their stay testifies:
'' Thanks for the house. Everyone had an amazing time and the birthday girl is still very much buzzed up from such an lovely gathering of long lost friends.''
10 Jun 2013
"Well equipped, flexible accommodation great for large groups of all ages"
This group of three properties was ideal for a family gathering. Plenty to do in the local area, gardens to sit and play in and access to the hotel next door for swimming. Space to eat together and all the equipment etc. one could want - including BBQ that the weather was kind enough to allow us to use. Feels very homely with plenty of pictures, soft furnishings etc. Top tip, bring swimming costumes - not all our party had realised that the pool was available. Hotel was also happy to let some of us park cars in its car park which was helpful as parking is tight.
Val was keen that we should enjoy ourselves and anything that didn't work was soon put right. Do make sure you ask for the water to be heated for long enough, we were Ok the first morning, but showers ran cold when we all wanted to be up and out on the second and third days. Other than that we were very comfortable and will certainly book again for a large party.
9 Jun 2013
"Charming Coach House"
Painfree booking and good service from the owner.
Charming old country house set in lovely grounds. Inside the decorations and furnishings enhance the old country house character. Plenty of space for people, mountain bikes, cars etc.
Located within easy reach of the Forest of Dean and Wye valley. Great for walking, cycling and just relaxing.
Sadly, there were no pubs or shops within reasonable walking distance and some of our party would have appreciated a WiFi or phone signal!
Overall, we had a great time and have fond memories of the Coach House.
14 Apr 2013
"The best choice for a special getaway!"
This was the perfect house for a special family gathering, set in a beautiful part of the country, not far from towns and places to visit. The fact that it was away from other houses was great too, and it was so lovely and peaceful.
The size of the property was perfect- plenty of space to relax in and a picturesque garden to explore. Val made us feel very welcome, and we felt looked after for the whole weekend. The house had everything we needed, including the biggest dining table we've ever seen! Everyone agreed that it was the perfect choice, and we had a fabulous weekend there. We'd love to return one day, preferably in the Summer so we can make the most of the fantastic garden!
2 Nov 2012
"Very well equipped property in great location."
We needed a large house with plenty of space for a family celebration. There are 14 of us,
6 children aged 8 to 15, three sets of parents and 2 grandparents. We rented The Coach
House and The Coachman's Cottage for a long weekend. It suited the occasion perfectly
and was very comfortable for us all. The huge kitchen table was great for everyone to sit
around for meals and the sitting room also accommodated us all in the evenings. We enjoyed the rambling gardens and following the rushing waters of the stream over rustic
bridges and waterfalls. Val was very welcoming and informative. Apart from not being able to sort out the central heating we could not have chosen a more suitable venue for our get together.
14 Oct 2012
"A wonderful house full of character, perfect for large groups looking to spend some quality time together."
I booked The Coach House for a weekend break for a group of 12 friends. Two of us were celebrating our 30th birthdays, so we wanted to pull the "old gang" together to celebrate. I picked the perfect location!
The house itself is full of character - a nice, large kitchen and many wonderful bedrooms tucked away all over the place, all crammed with books and paintings that really make the house feel lived in. Outside there is a stunning garden, pond and a stream that you can hear from the kitchen. One afternoon we were lucky to have a gang of ducks come right up to the kitchen door, asking for some food!
We spent most of the time eating, drinking and playing games in the comfortable living room. We did very little exploring but did make a trip to Tintern Abbey which was absolutely breathtaking.
All in all everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay at the Coach House and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet place to spend some quality time with a large family or group of friends.
2 Oct 2012
"Lovely property and a great location!"
The Coach House is a great property and ideal for a large group. The gardens is lovely (although because of the rubbish bank holiday weather, we didn't spend that much time in it). However, the living areas and kitchen are plenty big enough to accommodate a large group even if the weather is less than great. Valerie (owner) was really helpful and made sure that we knew where to find everything. The house is also in a great location and close to plenty of walks and visitor attractions. I am sure that we will be back!
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