Kirsten W 16.04.22 9/10
The house was great, it really catered for everyone. We had 21 people and we didn't feel crowded at all, lots of space, loads and loads of kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery etc.
The games cupboard was great and although we had taken our own we played lots of the ones provided.
Only issue was that some of the door handles are really tricky to open, we used the doorstops to keep them open but they did get kicked out accidentally. I was really worried about one of the children getting locked in, my 8 yr old really struggled to get out of his bedroom. Recycling bins in the kitchen would be good.
I would definitely come back to the house again and I would recommend to others as well as recommend BBHL. We may have gone 2 years late but it was worth the wait and my mother in law enjoyed her 62nd birthday just as much as she would have enjoyed her 60th!
Melanie S - 10.02.22 9/10
We had such a wonderful stay the house was perfect for our family. Extremely well equipt and comfortable. The hot tub was particular with the young members. The only negatives are two bathrooms (incl no 1) need updating as they smell rather damp and the extractor fan wasn't working. Also we couldn't find any instructions about the house and its contents. These would have been very useful! Thanks we had a wonderful time.
Robert B - 31.01.22 10/10
Really spacious, well laid out, clean and well decorated. Pretty much perfect for a big get together. Recycling facility could be better; could do with big bins to separate glass, plastic, cardboard and general waste.
Debbi H 25.01.21 10/10
Sharon G - 21.12.21 10/10
Fabulous house in a great location. Shops and restaurants nearby and even a cinema.
Plenty of space on the house, had everything we needed. Kitchen well stocked. Warm and cosy.
Would definitely come again.
Anne C - 14.12.21 9/10
The house was great for a family weekend with plenty of space for everyone to relax. Really liked everyone being able to eat round a big table in the dining room. Whole place was clean and well set up for a large group - we had a great time. Some suggestions for improvement are light in dining room didn't work and is very big with pointy bits so the room was dark and we had a couple of bashed heads. No dish cloths or tea towels in the kitchen. A better broom would have helped with cleaning. More mugs. Surprised there wasn't an information folder. We will be recommending the place to friends and hope to be back next year
Karen P - 07.12.21 10/10
Lots of support from your team . Gavin was very helpful. Welcome book would have been useful . OTHERWISE A FABULOUS PLACE .
Lidia J - 30.11.21 9/10
the house was everything we hoped for.We had a lovely 3 days break. The rooms were clean and comfortable,
Jenna F- 16.11.21 9/10
Forest House is exceptionally well resourced. Flexible space for dining, sitting and eating. Perfect for our multi generational family party.
The only issues were dodgy flashing light in the dining room and the very bright out side uplight that comes on at 11 and goes off just after 5am. Makes the front bedrooms very light!
Jesse L - 10.11.21 9/10
Nice rooms on the whole with good facilities and good space for parking. Sky TV was appreciated from sports fans! Ovens rather small as we did all our own catering and the second fridge would have been better in the kitchen rather than in the corridor some way away. Given that there were a number of small children in our party, plastic mugs, plates and bowls would have been helpful. Didn't see an information book and a shame there wasn't a recycling bin for plastic, glass, cardboard etc
Abi M 02.11.21 9/10
Claire T - 22.11.21 8/10
There was no guest information pack in the property, so no details about the house or instructions for the use of washing machines, dish washers etc, where to put rubbish and recycling. I did telephone the owner on the Saturday and left a voice mail to enquire about the rubbish disposal but had no response. Also no information or map about the local area or places to visit.
However, although a guest handbook would have been useful, the house was ideal for our needs. The new kitchen is great, with everything we needed, plenty of seating in the dining room so we could all eat together, the separate lounge with the TV ideal for the kids to chill out. Having en-suites for every bedroom is also very good, and the hot-tub was a great success with the younger guests. The location of the house in the town is so handy for shops and cafes etc and there were sufficient parking spaces for everyone. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return.
Steve C - 04.10.21 10/10
House was spot less, maybe a book on things to do places to visit some walks along public footpath with areas of places to visit on the walk,eg old church's, nice/famous buildings,good views. Lots of footpaths that would make a great base for any walkers. Nice small village that has everything great bakers, and cafes
Kerry C - 04.10.21 10/10
Beautiful house, lots of space for 16 of us so we didn't feel like we were ontop of each other all weekend. Can't wait to book again soon. Days out - Tintern Abbey
Marion C - 04.10.21
The property was just right for our family of 16 - plenty of room for all of us. We would certainly consider staying again.
The kitchen was well equipped but there were several dirty or worn out things in the kitchen - the three woks in particular need replacing. Fortunately we didn’t plan on using them so it didn’t matter. There were four gravy boats but only two chopping boards so a few more would be appreciated for when we had a production line doing food prep!
A small point but a side gate would be a good thing to have both for security and also from our point of view so as to enclose the garden as a family member had brought their dog.
Rachel LJ - 28.09.21
Forest House was lovely; clean, tidy, spacious and well equipped for the number of people, especially the kitchen. The Dining Room where we could all sit together was great and having a separate games lounge was great for the kids! There was plenty of seating inside and out and it is a perfect holiday home for large family gatherings and there are two or three supermarkets within a few minutes walk if you've forgotten anything. We parked 9 cars on the drive comfortably.
There was a remote for the TV in one of the rooms missing and it would have been useful to have bins in all the rooms and bathrooms but these are really minor things.
A welcome pack of useful information about the house would have been really useful (information about rubbish disposal, hot tub use, etc).
Unfortunately, we didn't have any hot water for the first 12 hours or so but this was dealt with swiftly with the owner who even sent the plumber round to check that everything was resolved and we were happy.
Andrew G - 13.09.21
Loads of space and areas to sit, great for very large families like ours. Lots to do locally with children, adults again plenty to do especially if you like long walks
Sarah H - 09.08.21
The property has been newly refurbished and is beautiful. Especially the kitchen! However there were a few small issues such as no hot water in the downstairs bathrooms & some of the doors on the rooms don’t close properly. We had a great weekend & the property is brilliant but there’s few bits probably need to just be checked over! Days out - canoeing the River Wye
Anne W - 02.08.21
our family group enjoyed a fabulous stay in this property: very comfortable, spotless accommodation ideal for large groups. lovely private garden with good outdoor seating
very well equipped kitchen. Bedrooms really comfortable and all with lovely private bathroom facilities. good parking facilities on site. ideal location for town and local activities. Would have been useful to have a house information booklet. Days out - Canoeing the river Wye, Pedalbikeaway cycle hire in the Forest, Walking/cycling/running trails in the Forest
Adrain C - 24.07.21
We didn’t find a welcome book - didn’t look very hard to be honest but a guide of local restaurants and where to pick up trails to Forest from Coleford would have helped. We discovered the one by the railway by accident. Became a go to once discovered. Days out - We did Gorge walking at Abergavenny and a 3/4 day canoe at Kerne Bridge to Symmonds Yat plus a full days cycle from the cycle centre we also played golf at Forest Hills all of the are highly recommeded as would be a day swimming at Symmonds Yat West by the campsite