About Us


Indulge in your dream UK escape with White Feather Holidays, as we help to create a bespoke holiday experience for you and those travelling with you.

Enjoy the best the special Forest of Dean and Wye Valley have to offer, as you travel with the peace of mind that tailored planning and 24-hour support allow, with help on hand to choose your perfect holiday home, activities and even help planning celebrations and food deliveries. All you have to think about is what to put in your suitcase!

We know that your time is precious, and time away even more so. That’s why we offer much more than another ‘country cottage’ stay in this versatile border region where the wilds of wooded Gloucestershire meet the meandering River Wye.

Whether you want to kick back and relax in the depths of the Forest with friends and family or get active on the River Wye, we are devoted to helping you pick the right property in this place we call home. But that’s not it - we also want to share our favourite coffee houses, cosiest pubs and those special experiences in hard-to-reach places!

We’re so much more than an online booking platform; we’re real people on the end of the phone and we love talking through your property choice and any special services we can provide for you before or during your visit. Arrive to a freshly baked afternoon tea or let us take care of landmark birthday celebrations. Whatever your needs, we love to plan and personalise your stay in this incredible corner of the UK that we proudly call home.

Founded by Forest of Dean local, Emma Nelson, White Feather Holidays has grown from her own successful holiday cottage to a network of a wide variety of holiday homes across the scenic Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

"Helping guests pick their perfect property, plan their stay and share the best experiences of where we live is what we love doing most."


If you cannot see exactly what you are looking for, please do drop us an email or give us a call, as we have a fast-growing portfolio and not all of our properties are listed on the website yet.

We always do our very best to use our local connections to help you find your perfect holiday.

Meet the team


Emma Nelson

Founder and Owner


Sian Van Loo

Guest Communications


Victoria Hallifax

Marketing Manager


What our lovely
guests have to say


"A very welcoming and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. The cottage was very clean with  excellent attention to Covid safety.  There was a generous ‘welcome pack’ and useful information on local walks etc. We had a couple of excellent meals at the very local Tudor Farmhouse restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed visits to Clearwell Caves and Puzzle Wood. We were well supported by our contact, Emma when a couple issues arose; these were sorted quickly and efficiently.

A great cottage in a picturesque and peaceful setting. We hope to book another stay soon."

"Emma and Sian were fantastic hosts.  The cider Press was amazing, very clean and was definitely home from home. Lovely warm,  cozy and the log. The information given on the local area and where to eat, was extremely helpful.  Planning to return very soon. Thank you both once again."

"Lovely place, great to get away from everything. The hosts were really quick to help and make sure the break went smoothly. Would highly recommend."

"The White Feather team were super-helpful with lots of local recommendations and always responded quickly to any questions we had. We'll definitely be back!!"

"Thank you so much for making my daughter & now husband’s honeymoon so special, your customer service has been outstanding and I’d love to come and stay with you myself in the future."

"We had a marvellous, easy and relaxing week. There was plenty of space for everything we wanted to do and Emma provided an abundance of information about local activities and pubs etc. Thanks very much for a great post lockdown trip! We did not regret not being able to go abroad!"