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Blistors Farm The Bull Pen

Coleford (4mls SE), Forest of Dean
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 4
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Quirky
Rustic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

 

  • Enjoy the  private and secluded mature gardens and private hot tub
  • The perfect base for exploring lots of open countryside, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
  • Take a stroll through the extensive surrounding gardens and fields that surround the property
  • Featured in the hit Netflix series Sex Education
Property code: 55969

Peacefully tucked away in the heart of the Forest, this truly unique property was a former cowshed and is brimming with character. The property is conveniently nestled in a prominent position in the valley, you are well placed within the fringes of the traditional working village of Bream, well served with a traditional village pub, two convenience stores, coffee shop and chemist, post office and fish and chip shop.  An absolute haven for fun seekers with easy access to the cycle trails and down-hill courses that will test the best of mountain bikers, abseiling and caving at Symonds Yat rock, canoeing and a high wire rope course. No matter what the time of year you will be spoilt for choice with a vibrant events calendar, with food festivals to include Abergavenny and Forest Showcase festival, Clearwell Castle is within easy reach and many of the smaller villages host music festivals throughout the summer months. Not forgetting the Hay-on-Wye festival and Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Take in the peace and tranquillity as you arrive at the front door of the converted bull pen, stepping into the porch where you are invited to leave your muddy boots behind. The kitchen forms part of the original bull pen and is brimming with original wooden beams and is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine and air fryer. A breakfast table takes centre stage and is the perfect base for planning the day ahead. There is a utility room with washing machine additional fridge/freeze and room for dogs to dry off, along with a shower and WC. Step into the lounge which is warm and welcoming with an open fire, cosy sofas, exposed beams and TV/DVD. This area opens onto the dining room where a large wooden table with solid wooden chairs takes centre stage ready for any celebration meal. There is access from the dining room to a snug with TV and sofa bed for occasional guests. When it’s time to say goodnight climb the stairs where you will find a further double with en-suite shower room and WC, two super-king-size zip-and-link bedrooms (which can be made up as twins on request) and a further family room with a double bedroom and additional single bed. Lastly there is a bathroom with shower over bath and WC on this floor.

The cottage is surrounded by mature gardens where you will find a covered seating area and BBQ for dining, a fire pit and a number of benches where you can enjoy the sun. After a day of exploring why not relax in your own hot tub or try your hand at star gazing. There is also a 2 acre enclosed area for dogs, a tennis court, table tennis, secure bicycle storage and washing facilities. There is off-road parking for five cars.

  • Sleep 9+1 - Ground floor snug has a sofa bed that can accommodate an extra guest
  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 super-king-zip-and-link (which can be made into twins on request) and 1 family room with a double bed and further single bed
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room, 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine & air fryer
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Private hot tub
  • Tennis court & table tennis
  • Games room with full size snooker table, piano, table football, pool table, books and jigsaws
  • Open fire(first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • 2 acre enclosed field dedicated for dogs
  • Pub within walking distance and shop 100 yards
  • Electric car charging point available at the local shop
  • Secure bicycle storage available
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • BBQ and covered seating area for dining outside and fire pit
  • Sports equipment for tennis, table tennis, snooker and other garden games
  • Remote Location
  • Ground floor is all on one level
  • Party tent and Bull bar in the garden next to the property- can be hired for an extra fee for private parties up to 30 guests, if requested
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Jace Quick

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Jace.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by William, 5th April 2024

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A magical place to stay. The house is full of history and objects that reflect the local area. Small details like the dolls house on the stairs were really special for the little ones. As fans of the Netflix series Sex Education we thought it was really cool that it was the place where Jakub lived. The tennis court, hot tub and snooker table were iRead moren good condition and provided lots of entertainment for the family. The location was outstanding with loads of things to do nearby. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 29th March 2024

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Reviewed by Lynn, 15th March 2024

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Fabulous quirky property! Full size snooker table and tennis court were great . Something for all of the family . Lovely evening outside enjoying the hot tub ,fire pit and BBQ . Grandchildren loved the space and dolls house , seeing the roaming sheep with their lambs and having an early Easter egg hunt in the garden ! Dogs and 9 month old puppies lRead moreoved the freedom of running around the dog walking field next to the cottage . Had a fantastic weekend, wish it was longer ! Hide

Reviewed by Sam, 9th February 2024

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Wonderful country house with lots of activities and homely feel. Perfect for a family getaway with everything we needed. We played tennis, snooker, hot tub, table tennis - all very well kept, and fully stocked kitchen for full family roast. The owners were incredibly helpful and responsive with questions or help when needed. Thank you so much and wRead moree'll definitely be looking to book again. Hide

Reviewed by Steve, 25th January 2024

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Reviewed by Lorraine, 7th January 2024

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OMG I absolutely loved the cottage and so did all my family. There wasn't anything we didn't like. The owners were lovely welcoming and very helpful. Thank you very much. We had the cottage as a surprise for my husband's birthday and our 3 children and there other halves, our granddaughter and 4 granddogs came. We shall definitely use the cottage aRead moregain. Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Joe, 24th November 2023

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We had an excellent stay here. The owners couldnt have been more helpful. The boys loved the hot tub and dogs had a great time running around in the field. We will be back again.

Reviewed by John, 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Martin, 27th October 2023

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Great location, something for everyone to enjoy, would book again

Reviewed by Nicola, 6th October 2023

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Lovely cottage. Owners helpful. Cottage clean and well equiped. Hot tub a.bonus.

Reviewed by Karen, 29th September 2023

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This enchanting cottage has everything we needed for a peaceful weekend away with friends. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was equipped with all we needed. There was wood provided for the fire, the hot tub was clean and the games room was a fascinating place to spend time being watched by a full sized Dalek! Louis and Frank were very welcoming Read moreand after chatting about the cider from their orchard they even brought a flagon over for us to try! Hide

Reviewed by david, 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Justin, 1st September 2023

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This house is incredible it has so much character it is so comfortable and relaxing there is so much to do there for all age groups and the great part is they take dogs we have four dogs and they were welcomed there like the rest of our family and its so hard to find places where you can take your dogs I cant wait to book again for another holiday Read morethere. Hide

Reviewed by Tania, 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Ryan, 11th August 2023

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Lovely place to stay, with plenty to keep you occupied. Had 4 dogs with us and the set up was perfect for them. Hosts were very helpful and friendly. We would consider staying again in future!

Reviewed by Thomas, 14th July 2023

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Absolutely beautiful place to stay!!!

Reviewed by Claire, 7th July 2023

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Fantastic holiday in a lovely quiet location in walking distance of the village. Very friendly. Loved the dog park, hot tub and tennis courts. Very spacious and well equipped. Close to Go Ape and other attractions.

Reviewed by Richard, 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew, 9th June 2023

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If you want clean, modern and antiseptic, this is not for you - BUT if (like me) you love old, quirky, natural, slightly ramshackle, surrounded by nature, but still really comfortable and with loads of amenities, this is the place. Lovely hosts, properly dog friendly, and an absolutely fantastic, relaxing family stay.

Reviewed by Mark, 12th May 2023

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Blistors Farm The Bull Pen is a fantastic quirky cottage accommodation. We took a party of 6 adults and 4 dogs and had more than enough room. The property, facilities and equipment provided were great. In walking distance of a pub, fish and chip shop, Coop convenience store and pet food shop. The 5 minute drive into Lydney will give you access to bRead moreigger supermarkets and more dining options. An excellent base from which to explore the Forest of Dean and more of the South West. Hide

Reviewed by Sally, 14th April 2023

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We found Blistors Farm very quirky. We were a family of 6 adults, one 3 year old and a dog. The facilities were great, thoroughly enjoyed the table tennis, snooker and bar football. The games room is an experience in itself! We made full use of the hot tub which was heated to perfection and the extra towels provided were much appreciated. Our dog LRead moreOVED the enclosed field! We all had a great weekend, would recommend for a get away with plenty of traditional family fun activities. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen, 13th February 2023

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Quirky, fun, well-equipped, comfortable beds, good baths and showers. Spacious rooms. Pretty garden, great hot tub and fire pit.

Reviewed by Anna, 7th January 2023

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Lovely quirky cottage! So peaceful! Great place to reset and unwind! The dogs loved it and we loved it too! We would definitely recommend 10/10

Reviewed by Peter, 9th December 2022

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Reviewed by Cheryl, 2nd December 2022

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Roomy, warm, well equipped and the perfect forest location to dip in the hot tub

Reviewed by Joel, 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Jennifer, 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Sue, 24th October 2022

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This is a really quirky property. We loved it. Its perfect for a family get together we were 6 adults one child & 4 dogs and had plenty of room for us all. Best bits - the hot tub, playing snooker on a full size table, playing tennis and having a fabulous enclosed field for our dogs to run around in. Theres loads to explore too, recommend a trip onRead more the Dean Forest Steam Railway, a lovely walk round Mallards Pike & for little ones the Butterfly Zoo. So much to see & do well have to come back Hide

Reviewed by Judy, 7th October 2022

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We highly recommend this property. We regularly book cottages and this one is one of our favourites. It is very clean and comfortable. We spoke to the owner a couple of days before, she was extremely warm, friendly and accommodating and this continued throughout our stay. Very clean, lovely feel to the cottage, great facilities. A visit to the MineRead morers Arms in Whitecroft is recommended, great feel to the pub and super pies. The whole ares is so friendly. An absolute must. Hide

Reviewed by Lee, 16th September 2022

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Lovely, secure and well equipped house in a great location. Louise has gone out of her way to make sure your stay is as good as it can be. The quality of equipment, pots, pans even the mattresses was great. All sports equipment was supplied which made our stay even better. There were even spare toilet rolls, kitchen wipes and bin bags! If you have Read moredogs then it is perfect for you, it even has a secure dogs only field! I highly recommend it Hide

Reviewed by Frances, 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Julie, 8th July 2022

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A cosy and comfortable, well equipped cottage with lovely, friendly owners. Ideal for stays in the Forest of Dean and the surrounding areas or just staying at the cottage... as it has lots of entertainment including tennis, table tennis, snooker, hot tub and bbq.

Reviewed by Liam, 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew, 27th May 2022

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a lovely cottage, beautifully clean and well equipped. accommodated 9 of us comfortably. the sports facilities were superb, were excellent and enjoyed by the whole family (from those in their 70s to a 4 year old). we will book it again next year.

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