The Roost Glamping

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Coleford

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Dog-friendly, luxury cabins in the Forest of Dean with a Japanese soak tub beneath the stars

In a little meadow, tucked among trees near the village of Mitcheldean, two luxury cabins blend in to their Forest of Dean surroundings thanks to green living roofs. Hide away here and you’ll soon find the real magic of the area, where the nightly hoots of owls and glimpses of badgers and deer come as standard.

While the creatures’ homes are in or beneath the trees, yours will be in The Nest or The Nook – the delightfully-named cabins that make up this tiny glamping site. It’s reserved exclusively for adults (and their dogs) and is as about as romantic as glamping stays come. The sense of privacy and seclusion is there from the start when you let yourself in to discover the charms of your self-contained cabin. Designed by owner Lorraine, they’ve been built and furnished with the help of local trades and craftspeople: from the carpenter who made the cedarwood walls to the village soapmaker whose wares are on the en-suite bathroom’s sink.

With a background in both holiday homes and touring sites, Lorraine knows exactly what’s needed from self-catering stays and it’s all here in miniature; a fully-equipped kitchen, a log-burner for chillier days and a bed that’s made for you. Outside there’s a place for a fire and a covered veranda with a swinging seat for two and a Japanese soak tub (think hot tub without bubbles, lights and chemicals).

There’s also a lockable bike shed on site as well as a place to wash bikes and mucky pups which is just perfect with all the adventuring that’s nearby. The Gloucestershire Way passes right by the site and it’s no secret that The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley offer some of the best walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking and climbing in the UK. To stay at a retreat like The Roost puts you in the perfect position to enjoy it all.

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The cabins are self contained with everything you’d expect from a self-catering cottage in miniature. Each has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in power-shower and flushing toilet – and is kitted out with toiletries, towels and bathrobes. The living space includes a made-up double bed, a table and chairs, sofa and wood burner (with enough logs for two days). The kitchenette is fully equipped with pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, glassware and utensils as well as a kettle, toaster, induction hob, fridge (with small freezer) and a dishwasher. WiFi is also included. Outside there’s a shaded veranda with a Japanese soak tub, a swinging cedar love-seat and a fire pit area. If you bring a dog (extra charge) a dog bed, towels, food bowls, poo bags and treats are also provided. The site also has dog wash, bike storage facilities and an electric car charging point.

Suitable For

Adults only. Up to two dogs are welcome per booking.


Walk straight out the door on to a network of footpaths through the ancient woodland or stroll down the lane to St Anthony’s Well (the water is said to have healing properties). The Gloucestershire Way long-distance footpath passes right by the property and links with the Wysis Way. Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk, which passes through Symonds Yat, are not too far away either. Symonds Yat (11 miles away) is also a great destination if you fancy canoeing on the River Wye or climbing on the rocks around it. Local activities company Inspire2Adventure (01600 891515) offer all sorts of adventurous days out. The Forest of Dean is great for cycling too and there’s lots of information on trails on the official Forest of Dean and Wye Valley tourist website. Puzzlewood (01594 833187), the Clearwell Caves (01594 832535), Goodrich Castle (01600 890538) and the picturesque market town of Ross-on-Wye are within 10 miles of site and Gloucester Cathedral (01452 528095) and Tintern Abbey (01291 689251) within 20 miles.

Food & Drink

You’ll find a few basics in your cabin on arrival (tea, coffee, oats) and you can pre-order local food packages including homemade cakes and scones, breakfast and BBQ boxes. The village of Mitcheldean is one mile up the road where there is a general store and a well-stocked Co-Op. There’s also a microbrewery and cider press which both have tap rooms open on Friday and Saturday nights: Jolter Press (07803 276209) and The Bespoke Brewing Co (01594 546426). For dining out, there are plenty of good places within a short drive with Orles Barn (01989 218081), nine miles away in Ross on Wye, the personal recommendation of your host. No 3 (01989 564997) in Ross on Wye is another popular place with a wide-ranging menu and good quality ingredients. The Red Hart Inn (01452 830477) and The Farmer’s Boy (01452 915148) are both about a five-minute drive from site and dog-friendly.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Rated by The Sunday Telegraph as one of 15 Great UK Cabin Escapes, The Roost consists of two  adults only, luxury, cabins set in 2.5 acres of meadow, within a Special Area of Conservation

Social Distancing Measures

The cabins are located remotely and are 50 metres apart.  We are self check in.  We have been accredited with Visit England's "We're Good to Go" standard so be assured our cleaning protocols following the latest government guidance.

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Two luxury en-suite cabins.

The Nest

Cabin Sleeps 2
Luxury cedar cabin for couples finished in local cedar wood & shades of navy blue and mustard yellows.

The Nook

Cabin Sleeps 2
Luxury cedar cabin for couples finished in recycled scaffold wood and shades of dusty pink and sage greens.

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Getting There

From Mitcheldean, take the A4136 (New Road) towards Monmouth. After half a mile, turn left on to Jubilee Road. After another half a mile, The Roost will be on the right.

The nearest railway station is at Gloucester, 13 miles away. Buses to Mithceldean leave from outside the station hourly. The closest bus stop to The Roost is at the end of the road, on the outskirts of the village. It is a walk of around 15 minutes


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