Whitehaven is set in an enviable location overlooking the Forest of Dean and has recently undergone significant renovation and extension to provide spacious holiday accommodation for up to 12 people (note this property does not accept single sex groups). Very appealing is the large garden and grounds of approximately one acre, with woodland to one side, a fabulous pool house, outdoor dining pavillion, childrens play area, and a sunny patio - the perfect spot for those summer barbecues. All you need for a relaxing large group holiday of friends and family, or corporate stays.
From here you can head off into the Forest of Dean and spend time exploring the area and its many attractions; for art with a difference follow the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, go underground Clearwell Caves, or Hopewell Colliery. Take the family to the enchanting Puzzlewood, the International Centre for Birds of Prey, or the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo; have a ride on a steam train on the Dean Forest Railway or Perrygrove Railway and solve the clues on the treasure hunt, have a picnic at Foxy Hollow. If you're the adventurous types you'll find heaps; follow one of the many walking trails, hire a bike from Pedalabikeaway and explore the area by pedal power, go canoeing, abseiling or rock climbing at Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre, whizz through the treetops on the high ropes course at Go Ape Forest of Dean, put your foot down at Karting Nation near Bristol. If you fancy a busy day in the city sightseeing and exploring, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol are all within easy reach.
Maybe you'd prefer something closer and quieter - perhaps a drive out to a country inn for lunch and a pint, or just to go somewhere to admire the beautiful scenery. The views at Symonds Yat are spectacular and if you're lucky you might spot the peregrine falcons that nest there. The picturesque River Wye is within 20 minutes drive, so why not pack a picnic and find a quiet spot to soak up the tranquil surroundings, pootle down to Tintern Abbey or Chepstow Castle. In fact, there are several historic houses and beautiful gardens to visit within a few miles; St Briavels Castle in Lydney, Newark Park, Berkeley Castle, or from April-June you can visit the peaceful Lydney Park Spring Gardens where there's a Roman temple complex. Endless possibilities for things whilst enjoying your large group holiday in the Forest of Dean!