The Stables: Forest Barns, Gloucestershire Retreat
Located in the heart of Gloucestershire, “The Stables” is a traditional stone barn offering an authentic countryside experience. With its strategic location near major motorways like M4, M5, M50, and a mere 2 hours from M25, this retreat is a convenient getaway from urban life. Its proximity to the expansive 27,000-acre Forest of Dean ensures guests are always close to nature.
Self-Catering Details: The Stables provides lodging for up to six guests, making it suitable for family events or notable occasions. It features a ground-floor master bedroom with a king-sized bed and an en-suite. Two additional bedrooms are available—one with a double bed and another with twin beds. A family bathroom, complete with a bath and overhead shower, meets diverse guest needs.
Amenities and Features: The kitchen, designed for culinary enthusiasts, comes with a gas double oven range, larder fridge, separate freezer, and a dishwasher. An on-site wood-fired pizza oven offers a rustic cooking option. The central living/dining space, highlighted by a glass-fronted wood burner and underfloor heating, provides a cozy atmosphere. Here, guests can lounge on plush settees and enjoy a comprehensive Sky TV package. An extendable oak dining table fosters communal dining experiences.
A private 6-seater hot tub is a highlight, complemented by available spa treatments and a heated games room equipped with table tennis and air hockey. Younger guests can enjoy a dedicated play area and a room designed for those under 5.
Child and Pet-Friendly: For families traveling with toddlers or pets, The Stables offers high-chairs, travel cots, and other essential amenities. Pets are catered to with a secure garden, dog beds, water bowls, and specialized washing facilities.
Sustainability Commitment: Owners Geoff and his partner prioritize sustainability. The Stables features electric vehicle charging points, biomass boilers, and water harvesting systems, underscoring their dedication to a reduced carbon footprint.
The Stables is more than self-catering accommodation—it’s a holistic experience. Whether exploring the Forest of Dean, indulging in spa services, or gazing at the stars from the hot tub, guests are assured a memorable stay in Forest Barns, Gloucestershire. We eagerly await your visit.