Spacious, light and airy country house in the Forest of Dean, with snooze space for 12, 2 GAMES ROOMS and an INDOOR HEATED POOL; outside there's a big garden with a play area and outdoor dining pavilion. 2 cots at no extra charge. 1 dog by prior arrangement (£50 charge).

Your holiday starts the minute you drive through the gate at Whitehaven; the setting is gorgeous, surrounded by miles and miles of lush green countryside right on the edge of The Forest of Dean.

There’s a bit of an open plan feel to the ground floor, all lovely and spacious, light and airy; you enter into the dining room where a big sturdy table sets the scene for happy celebration dinners, or lazy Sunday lunches. Beyond is the well equipped kitchen, next door is the games room where there’s a pool table. So you see, it’s a big, sociable place where you can cook, play and dine together with no one feeling left out because they’re doing the cooking – that’s the idea.

Off the Games Room there’s a sitting room with inviting leather sofas and a user-friendly wood-burner, and a snug/study, leading through to Bedroom 6 which has an en suite bathroom. Off the kitchen there’s a utility room, WC, and a further games room with table football.

Upstairs are Bedrooms 1-5; with the exception of Bedroom 1, all bedrooms have zip and link beds so you can have them arranged how you want – superkings or twins, it’s entirely up to you. Bedrooms 1, 4 and 5 have en suite shower rooms, whilst Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a ‘Jack & Jill’ bathroom.

Just a few steps from the house is the pool hall, with huge bi-fold doors so when the sun is high in the sky, you can push them back and bring the outdoors in. The pool is an even depth of 1.2m so you don’t even need to be a good swimmer – just get in, splash about and enjoy yourself.  Whitehaven is a place where you can spend long summer days in the garden for sure – the grounds total about an acre and have a fantastic play area for the children, and an outdoor dining pavilion that’s heated so you can sit out there and chatter away til the small hours. The views from the garden are phenomenal, stretching far across the countryside. Look out for wildlife that comes into the garden to feed, get up early and listen to the birdsong, hear owls hooting at night; the perfect country holiday for families, friends and corporate groups.

AT A GLANCE: 6 bedrooms (1 on the ground floor) - 4 ensuite bathrooms - 1 shared bathroom - large kitchen – dining room – 2 x games rooms with pool table and table football - sitting room - snug/study – utility room - indoor heated swimming pool (NB: Flipflops advised) – large gardens - outdoor dining pavilion - patio and BBQ (charcoal not provided) – parking for up to 6 vehicles - double oven range cooker with large gas hob - American style fridge/freezer - microwave - 2 dishwashers – washing machine – tumble dryer - 8 TVs - Bose Wave music system – rural wifi - duvets/linen/towels provided - cots and high chairs available - stairgates - pub 0.5 miles - shops 1 mile - online grocery shopping available from all major supermarkets – 1 dog (charge £50 per pet) - non-smokers only - Friday to Friday bookings - short breaks available all year round - strictly no fireworks or sky lanterns. NB: Consideration required for neighbouring property.