The Barn

Our self-catering accommodation / holiday cottage in the heart of The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Here is a floor plan of our cosy cottage. As you can see it is spread over 3 separate levels. The ground level used to be the stables and is now the living and dining area. The 1st floor used to be the hayloft and is now the Kitchen and family bathroom and the 2nd floor are where the bedrooms are located.

We have included an approximate layout so that our prospective guests can get a better feel for their accommodation.


Woodland Barn has been sensitively converted from a stables and hayloft into luxury holiday accommodation. The barn is a split level property with three floors. Access is from Littledean Hill Road on the outskirts of the town of Cinderford and the village of Littledean. There is a block paved driveway at the front of the property with space for two vehicles. Entrance is through the front door which is on the 1st  floor. Please be advised that the layout of this property is not suitable for wheelchair users.  Woodland Barn is No Smoking throughout.  We welcome up to two dogs.  Woodland Barn sleeps up to 4 people.


All bookings and enquires can be made by phone or e-mail, please see the Contact Us section for details.

The nearest bus stop is at the end of Littledean Hill Road. Woodland Barn is approx. ½ a mile away.

The main bus station is in Gloucester, our nearest city, which is 15 miles away. There are two train stations; one in Gloucester and a smaller one in Lydney which is 8 miles away. There are several taxi companies in the area.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

Parking is available for two vehicles on the driveway at the front of the barn.

Main Entrance

There is a front door from the driveway leading directly into the kitchen which is located on the 1st floor.

Public areas

All walls are magnolia with Oak flooring in the bedrooms and tiles in the lounge, main bathroom and kitchen. There is a spacious corner suite and a comfy chair with reading lamp.  There is a solid oak dining table that is expandable with six chairs, a coffee table, a flat screen TV equipped with built in DVD player and SKY TV and a midi system with an i-pod docking station.  A DVD cabinet with a large selection of blockbuster movies and selection of CD’s.



The kitchen is on the 1st floor and has been fitted to the highest standard. The kitchen units are oak finish in a modern design and the work surfaces are solid granite in a black with gold fleck finish. It is furnished with all the mod-cons; fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven and a stylish induction hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and dishwasher. The kitchen is completed with top end crockery, glassware, pans, ovenware, cuttlery, and utensils. A boon to any budding Chefs!


There is a washing machine / condenser dryer in the kitchen and a clothes horse in the cupboard by the stairs.

Leisure Facilities

There are no leisure facilities on site but there is a Sports Centre and public woodland approximately 5 minutes walk away.

Clubs and Entertainment

There is no entertainment on site. There are several pubs that are within walking distance. The Mount Pleasant at the top of St. Whites Road and The Fern Ticket in Cinderford town centre and The Littledean Guest House and The Belfry in Littledean can be accessed by Reddings Lane (please be advised that this is the quickest route but that it is very steep on the way back up and there is no street lighting).

Bedroom and Sleeping Areas

There are two bedrooms. They are on the 2nd floor. The walls are magnolia with Oak flooring. Both rooms have a flat screen TV with built in DVD player and Freeview and the windows have fitted blinds.

The master bedroom is equipped with a double bed, a bedside table and lamp either side of the bed, with a wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is an en-suite with magnolia walls and a tiled floor. It has a shower, toilet and hand basin.

The second bedroom has twin beds and is equipped with a shared bedside table and lamp, a built in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

Family Bathroom

The bathroom is on the 1st floor next to the kitchen. There is a bath with shower attachment, WC, washbasin and a mirror.

Grounds and Garden

There is a paved driveway to the front of the property. Large Patio and grassed area to the back of the property. Guests are welcome to sit in the garden and utilise the garden furniture.

Additional Information

Several folders are available at the barn. The first one is a general information folder and the second has leaflets and ideas for possible days out in the area.

Light switches / power points are at standard heights. Mobile phone reception and a wifi network are available, as well as Freeview upstairs and SKY TV downstairs.

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