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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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2 reviews
“Fantastic first family holiday”
Reviewed 4 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Wibdon Barn more than exceeded our expectations in every way. The pictures do not do this place justice, and felt much larger and more homely than expected. Our son thoroughly enjoyed using the pool each day, and it was a wonderful letting him play freely in the safe and secure large grounds of the property. Sue and Peter have created a warm and welcoming home from home place to stay for a holiday, whether you need a homely base for exploring the wonderful Forest of Dean, or somewhere to just kick back and unwind. Our only hope is that not too many people discover this hidden gem, so we can book to re-visit in the future!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Oh gosh, thank you! We were only to pleased that you seemed to enjoy your family holiday. It was a treat for us to meet you all and especially someone who shouted 'train' with me! We would love to welcome back - anytime!
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Tufty2811
Winchester
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed at Wibdon farm for a long weekend to celebrate our sons 6th birthday and had a lovely relaxing experience. When we arrived Sue and Peter met us, showed us round and made us most welcome. Sue was very helpfull with local knowledge of places to go and things to do. The grounds of the house were beautifully kept with the river Severn just visible in the distance and a perfect size indoor pool situated in the back garden. The accomadation was spotlessly clean and much larger than we had expected, which was perfect for us and our 2 young boys. We visited many of the local attractions, swam in the pool as much as we could and ate out most nights in the town of Chepstow, which was just down the road. All in all we had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Wibdon Farm to any one.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Traffic nose from the road
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
22 Apr 2016
Wow! You certainly managed to fit a lot into your break and we're really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. Any time you want a return visit to Wibdon Barn - you're more than welcome!
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Geraldine...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Welcome-Warm. Setting-Beautiful. House-Sparkling. 10/10”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I knew from our first communication that Sue was a warm & professional lady. Wibdon Barn & pool is a perfect holiday home. Sue went beyond 'Welcome' with her thoughtful holiday warming gifts. She made us feel very welcome. Thank you Sue!. We enjoyed our 3 night stay very much and we have very special memories of Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean. We would highly recommend this holiday rental.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Apr 2016
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and loved the area. If you ever go over to Ireland via Cardiff airport ..... We would make a good stopover!!
It was lovely to meet you and we thank you so much for your fantastic comments. Best wishes, Sue and Peter
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Richard P
Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Home away from home.”
Reviewed 25 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Sue & Peter were fantastically hospitable, and the barn was just perfect. The setting was relaxed, quiet and immaculately kept. The photos really don't do the place justice, as it was a lot larger and cosier than we expected.

Only five minutes from Chepstow where there's a Tesco and M&S nearby for groceries, it was great to be able to make the sort journey into town when needed, whilst staying in such a nice rural setting. The heated pool was one of the highlights for us both; an added bonus, nestled in the fields, we could enjoy the scenery from the comfort of the water, rain or shine.

There's so much to do within an hour of the barn, and all are easily navigable to and from, which made our stay so carefree. We would highly recommend Wibdon Barn, and really hope to visit again soon! Thank you to Sue & Peter for making us feel so welcome!

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Liked best: Cosy environment, perfect for a relaxing week in the country.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
26 Mar 2016
Hi, thank you both so much for your lovely comments. It's true ..... Anything from llamas to sculptures with zip wires thrown in! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and we would love to welcome you again, anytime.
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jammyjewe...
Romsey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Just what the doctor ordered!”
Reviewed 15 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Our teenage son is a 15 year old with Autism. As he gets older, it has become harder to find suitable properties that can accommodate his needs, but also provide a welcome break to enable us to all relax as a family. We had to move out of our house for a week whilst extensive home improvement works were being undertaken at home.

We can safely that Wibdon Barn and its owners, Sue & Peter; certainly fulfilled all our requirements. They welcomed us upon our arrival and our son was a little apprehensive at first, so stayed in the car until his was confident to enter the property; they were not phased by this at all and were quite content to leave him to come round in his own time.

The property itself has all the things you would expect in a rental, but then so much extra attention to detail has been put in over and above, you could really not want for anything else.

We could list endlessly all the little things that are contained within the property and in reality they aren't crucial, but because they are provided your stay is even more relaxing.

The owners had even taken the trouble to provide a personalised guide to the local area detailing specific events/fairs/markets that would be occurring during our stay. Unfortunately, the property was so comfortable and relaxing, we never left the whole week and just enjoyed the luxurious feel of the property's furnishings to make use of this guide.

The swimming pool was a major factor in booking this property as our son adores water and having a whole pool available to himself was akin to him being in utopia. The water was just at the right temperature and was available for our exclusive use for the whole time of our stay. It has easy stepped entry into the water and is a constant level throughout the length, so ideal for children or non-swimmers who could get a shock from a sudden change in depth. There were plenty of inflatable pool toys, water pistols and beach balls for use as well. It has a retractable roof, so I imagine in the summer months the roof draws back and it becomes an outdoor pool.

The grounds are immaculately kept, considering when we visited in December, the grass was lush underfoot and the extensive plot made for great gentle exercise whilst taking in the views across the Severn estuary, there are also some interesting little garden ornaments dotted around the gardens, which would be fun for kids to spot.

Within walking distance there is a great local farm shop providing a variety of fresh produce, so you can truly remain self sufficient whilst staying at Wibdon Barn. The property is also on an bus route, with stops located nearby and it is only a couple of miles outside of Chepstow, so having a car is not necessarily a requirement.

We enjoyed our stay so much, we will be returning in 2016 and hope to take in some of surrounding attractions in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean; but on the other hand, we may just out our feet up for another week!

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Liked best: The whole property was faultless
Liked least: The only niggle was the weak internet, but this is a local issue and not something the owners can address. It was more of an issue for our son as he couldn't understand why his ipad wouldn't work in certain areas of the property.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
15 Dec 2015
Gosh, guys .... what can we say?! Thank you so much for all the lovely compliments! It was a treat to see that M managed to relax quickly and great to meet you all. We would absolutely love to see you all again. Really hope that 2016 is a good year for you. Best wishes S & P
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