Whitehaven is a large group holiday house for all ages, with 6 bedrooms sleeping 12 guests, a games room, a private indoor pool you can use all year round, an outdoor dining pavilion and a children’s play area. There are gardens and grounds of almost an acre, with woodland to one side and views that reach over open fields.

With heaps of space and such great facilities it doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing, and you’ll probably be so content at Whitehaven that you won’t feel the need to go out anywhere. If you do, you’ll find plenty to see and do round here. The house is on the edge of the Forest of Dean, so get out there, embrace the great outdoors. Art lovers will like the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, you can hire bikes from Pedalabikeaway and follow the waymarked trails, taking in beautiful scenery along the way. Go canoeing, abseiling or rock climbing with Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre, whizz through the treetops on the high ropes at Go Ape Forest of Dean – there’s so much fun to be had!

Ride the steam train on the Dean Forest Railway, step into the enchanting world of Puzzlewood, rumoured to be the inspiration behind The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings. Go underground Clearwell Caves, or Hopewell Colliery, head over to Symonds Yat to visit Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo and see if you can find your way out of the aMazing Hedge Puzzle. There are boat trips and activities on the River Wye and up at Symonds Yat Rock you can look out for peregrine falcons nesting in the cliffs. If a day sightseeing in the city appeals, get up early and head to Gloucester to see the famous cathedral and browse the museums, or go to Bristol where you can climb the rigging on SS Great Britain, get close to marine life at Bristol Aquarium and see the animals at Bristol Zoo Project.

If you like history Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle are a must, but just down the road in Lydney is St Briavels Castle. For glorious gardens factor in a visit to Newark Park or Berkeley Castle and if you’re staying at Whitehaven in May, you can soak up the tranquillity of the gardens at Lydney Park Estate where there are Roman Temple ruins.

When it comes to dining out, within a very short drive there are several traditional country pubs where hearty home cooked food is served. You can enjoy fine dining at The Speech House in Coleford, or tuck into top notch local food at The Miners Sling, an award winning gastro pub. If you’re at Whitehaven with your favourite people to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, push the boat out and hire one of our recommended caterers to come and cook up a feast for you. (see Extras). Enjoy times to remember, make memories to treasure when you stay at Whitehaven. Book today!