The Buckstone House Coach House is in Staunton near Coleford and is within a five minute walk to The White Horse pub, which serves excellent food and is very popular with our guests.
The market town of Monmouth is three miles away and Ross-on-Wye and Abergavenny are within a half hour drive. Being right on the border between England and Wales, there are a number of castles to be visited – Chepstow Castle and Raglan Castle being our favourites.
Further afield, Cheltenham, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff are all within about an hour’s drive and each has its own attractions.
There are endless activities for everyone in and around The Forest of Dean. Some of the best walking and mountain biking is right on your door step and the forest character changes throughout the year – May is very special when the bluebells are in flower and the autumn brings its own beautiful hues to the forest
Symonds Yat Rock is a ten minute drive away where there are magnificent views over the Wye as it bends round in a double horseshoe beneath you. There is usually a nesting pair of peregrine falcons here which can often be seen using the binoculars of the RSPB volunteers who monitor the peregrines.
For golfers there are three golf courses within a fifteen minute drive and within about half an hour there are many more including The Rolls of Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye Golf Club and Celtic Manor – home to the Ryder Cup in 2010.
The rivers Wye and Usk hold special charms for fishermen, while those with a more adventurous streak might enjoy Go Ape! at the high wire forest adventure.
Bicycles can be hired at Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre where there is a traffic free marked trail or canoes and kayaks can be hired to explore the Wye. If you time your visit, you may be lucky enough to see the Severn Bore, which is a pleasant half hour drive through the forest.
There are many other activities and a selection can be seen on the website of The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association