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“Just great.....”
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Review of Colne Brook Barn

The front of the Barn, taken from the garden.
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The front of the Barn, taken from the garden.
Open plan living room with 32' wide screen TV on wall and electric 'glow' fire for cosy evenings in Main Bedroom, double aspect, overlooking the Brook and the garden
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24 reviews
The front of the Barn, taken from the garden.
Open plan living room with 32' wide screen TV on wall and electric 'glow' fire for cosy evenings in
Main Bedroom, double aspect, overlooking the Brook and the garden
Kitchen with dining table, 4 chairs, tall fridge/freezer, washing machine and Neff halogen hob.
The driveway into the Barn through the secure, keypad operated electric gate
Garden from the French doors
Bridge over the river and steps up to the Barn
The Garden viewed from the main bedroom
Rear patio
The Garden in the snow
Second (twin) bedroom, with double aspect Velux windows to the front and back
Bridge over Colne Brook
Side of the Barn viewed from adjacent fields
An aerial view of the Barn and garden (edged in blue)
Buzz, a frequent visitor around the Barn
Great for amateur wildlife spotters and twitchers!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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Excellent - based on 24 reviews
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jen082011
Oldbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just great.....”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

If you are looking for a modern detached barn for a few days away within its own piece of Gloucestershire countryside then look no further than Colne Brook Barn. Ideal for families and couples alike this Barn ticked all the boxes for us. The main plus for us was the beautiful garden which our dog enjoyed immensely running around along with the owners two dogs ! The children made the most of the Brook and tree swing too ! Thank you Shirley and Mike for your great hospitality. It was good to know we could contact you by phone or your website if we needed to. We will be back !

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Liked best: The beautiful garden.
Liked least: Nothing !
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Apr 2016
Many thanks for your lovely review and it was great to meet you all. Look forward to next time! Shirley & Mike
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Jo P
Ascot, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful, relaxing break”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Colne Brook Barn is a perfect location for access to The Forest of Dean and all it has to offer, it's in a pretty location and if being active is not your style, then this cosy cottage is a restful retreat. Lots of wildlife to see around this area too, plus an added bonus for us is this cottage accepts well behaved pets. This was our second visit following a great stay at Christmas and we are now firm fans! Mike and Shirley are so friendly and make every effort to ensure your stay is as perfect as it can be. We particularly appreciate the little touches - such as the welcome tray including chocolate muffins plus a pint of milk in the fridge - a cuppa is always welcome after a car journey! We will be back!

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Liked best: Cosyness of cottage; wildlife; the brook; access to Forest of Dean for walking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you and the dogs again!
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Jaineah
Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
“If you are looking for wildlife...look no further!”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The barn was exactly as we had imagined it to be. Shirley was lovely and could'nt do enough to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
The garden was lovely and had plenty of room for our three dogs to run around without worry.
The barn was extremely well equipped and we were so glad for the doggy towels as we had completely forgotten to take any.
The main road running alongside the property can be very noisy at ceretain times of the day even though it is completely blocked from view by the trees and bushes. However; the wildlife, peace and relaxation and general feel more than made up for this.
Thanks Shirley for a lovely time; hopefully we will be back soon!
Jaineah & Ceri.

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Liked best: The garden which had been kept wildlife friendly.
Liked least: Noise from main road
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Jul 2015
Thanks Janeiah & Ceri, we look forward to your return!
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jacky j
Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This was our first visit but I am quite sure it wont be our last
The barn is very comfortable , clean and well equipped - so welcoming we were able to relax and enjoy our holiday right from the moment we arrived,
we had our dog with us who enjoyed the large garden and paddock
Absolutely faultless week in a lovely location.

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Liked best: clean and so well equipped and very well maintained property
Liked least: nothing all positives
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
23 Jun 2015
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to your return visit!
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Chris L
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A place to unwind”
Reviewed 14 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind...look no further than Colne Brook Barn. This place is perfect! It's very well equipped, with a couple of special touches. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. We have just returned from our second visit and will definitely go back in the future.

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Management Response
15 May 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, Shirley & Mike
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