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Edale House B&B

Edale House Folly Road Royal, Lydney GL15 4JF England
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5.0
#3 of 3 B&Bs in Parkend
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Edale House is a 4* Visit England accredited Bed & Breakfast offering a comfortable and relaxing Georgian Style house dated C1836 and is located in the centre of the village of Parkend and in the heart of the Forest of Dean. We have 6 twin or double bedrooms (5 ensuite and 1 with wet room) resident's lounge and bar, wood burning stove, dining room, forecourt car park, pleasant accessible garden, central heating and free Wifi. Cycle facilities include secure dedicated cycle storage, alarmed, steel barred, security and alarmed- on site cycle mechanic and dedicated cycle wash area. All rooms have Smart TV'S (flat screen), hospitality trays and extensive toileteries. Complimentary tea/coffee on arrival. An Award Winning breakfast of fresh fruit, cereals and a wide range of cooked food, to include our exclusive hand sliced bacon and local farm sausages will set you up for a full day in the Forest. Numerous local attractions are within easy reach including Nags Head Nature Reserve, Dean Steam Railway, Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood, Go Ape, Cannop Ponds and the Dean Heritage Centre.Parkend is well situated for Forest walks and cycling, cycle hire available, and has 2 excellent food orientated pubs. The Woodmand in has recently been changed to a Gastro Pub ( 2021)offering a wide variety of foods and an outside dinning conservatory with light music currently only being played on Sunday afternoons (as of 06/21).
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Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Boating
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Canoeing
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Fireplace
Seating area
Separate dining area
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Separate living room
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Jules308 wrote a review Feb 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom17 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are regular visitors to the area and had the opportunity to stop over without kids. We were warmly welcomed at the door and lead into a beautiful living room with a log fire and provided with tea and home made cake. That’s how check in’s should be! The room was very comfortable and breakfast was pre ordered so for a fussy eater like me was fab. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay we would definitely stop here again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter M, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Fabulous review! thank you so much for taking the time in doing us one. we hope to see you again, maybe in the summer? we will have the kettle on! all the best Peter and Jane
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Jim & Angie wrote a review Jul 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Host’s Peter & Jane made us very welcome and could not have been more accommodating. Excellent breakfast, lovely, clean and tastefully decorated room. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the well maintained garden to round off the day’s cycling and walking in the forest. We look forward to a return visit in the near future.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Edale House Edale, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 25 Jul 2021
Such a fabulous review, thank for taking the time in doing us one. We are so please you enjoyed your stay and the opportunity to sit in our garden. We hope you enjoy the summer and very much hope to see you again soon. 😀 Peter&Jane
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Dachsymama wrote a review Jan 2020
37 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed two nights. We were welcomed with cake and tea. The room was very clean. There are two pubs within walking distance (one literally next door) but booking is essential as they both book up fast. The hosts made a very good breakfast. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from edalehouse, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time in doing us a wonderfull review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you vey soon Peter and Jane
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notinham wrote a review Oct 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom27 contributions23 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Having stopped here for 2 nights I found issue with having to give exact booking in times particularly when having to travel down the M5. Having stayed in many B&B's I have never come across this. The room was nice but it was the owners that troubled me. They seem to want the guests to stay there on their terms and I did not feel particulary welcome. The breakfast was nice but the hosts seem aggrivated if you requested anything that had not been ordered the night before. On the whole nice place but the owners should remember that its the customers that keep them in business. A bit of customer servece and people skills would not go amiss. I for one wont be returning to a place where i dont feel welcome.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Right next to pub so can be noisy
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Response from Edale House Edale, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. We always try to ask people for a time of arrival so we can accomodated guests requests and this is set out on our confirmation email. We know this cant be exact but it is useful if people wish to arrive earlier than our usual arrival time between 4.30 - 6.30 and also helps us on busy check in days. We are a small 2 person B&B, working 7 days a week and try to accomodate guest wishes as much as possible whilst also going about our daily tasks of shopping, dog walking and family life. Unfortunately we dont have excess staff on tap. We are disppointed to hear you didnt feel welcome which is a great shame. Its interesting to note that YOUR past reviews on other establishments have also been less than favourable and maybe you should be a little more open to what is possibly available or what can be offered in the current climate. We are acredited by Visit England, who have advised us that the majority of B&B's now offer pre-ordered breakfast facilities and in line with their guidance we have adopted this. Whilst we have pre-order we are always able to accomodate guests requests if outside the normal cooked menu, we always offer more toast/ jams if required. We were not 'aggrivated' at breakfast we just asked a question to clarify which cooked breakfast you wished cancelling (because you had 2 breakfasts ordered with sausages and we wanted to make sure we amended the correct one). We offer a small bar and guest lounge as well as have dedicated have bike storage and wash down facilities for bikes, and even muddy dogs. We endeavor to accomodate and make guests as comfortable as possible. With regard to your comment on customer service our reviews reflect what we offer and our guests satisfaction. Its a shame on deprture you were unable to say goodby & hand in your key or explain your views rather than using a media platform.
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Nikki TOMLINSON wrote a review Apr 2022
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom34 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After struggling what to get my husband for his birthday I decided on a weekend away which would include a R.S.P.B as we both enjoy visiting them.
After searching on Google I found Edale Vale b&b in the lovley Forest of Dean with R.S.P.B on the doorstep..
Anyway we arrived to a warm welcome from the owners Peter & Jane . Peter led us to the lounge and made us a much needed cup of tea and explained how to order breakfast for the next day and about the bar where you can help yourself and just write what you had and your rm number o n a pad they leave in the bar .
He also gave some leaflets of places to visit and list of places to eat . We decided to eat next door a pub called the woodsman which was good they do nice fish n chips very much recommended .
The next morning we had really good cooked breakfast to set us up for the day .
That evening we decided to go a place called Lyndy a biggish town not to far away and found a nice Thai restaurant called NG THAI FOOD very much recommended it .
As for the b& b it's the bedroom was very nice decorated and comfortable and a nice view to and I really took a liking to the photos of the local places they really good .
So I like to say thank Peter and Jane for a enjoyable stay and we definitely like to come back as we found much more to do and see the forest of Dean .
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Edale House Edale, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 24 Apr 2022
It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us, we so enjoyed your company!. The weather wasxacreal bonus to enjoy some of our surroundings, we hope you will come back to enjoy the Forest in greater depth and sample some ofvthe other attractions we offer. Thank you once again for such a comprehensive review. See you both soon and dont forget to book direct for our best rates! Peter & Jane
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Tracey wrote a review Jun 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful B and B. Edale house goes out of its way to ensure guests have a warm and welcoming b and b experience. The owners were so friendly and amenable to arrival time and helpful towards myself and my Mum who stayed there for one night (wish we could have had longer).
We stayed in the lovely twin room , which was roomy and pretty , overlooking the garden. I love the little thoughtful extras like chocolates in the rooms , cotton wool on the dresser, facecloths etc in the bathroom and the honesty bar downstairs. The breakfast was outstanding and so hot and delicious.I would highly reccomend staying here in the little village of Parkend.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Edale House Edale, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 5 Jun 2021
What a wonderful and comprehensive review. Thank you so much for taking the time in doing us one. We so enjoyed having you stay with us and its comforting to know that your mother enjoyed her stay. We hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you soon Peter&Jane 😀
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life is better when traveling wrote a review Jan 2023
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Edale House is a beautiful B&B overlooking the village green in Parkend in the Forest of Dean. There's one pub next door and another just across the green, so it's a perfect location for staying and eating - and it's also centrally located in the Forest of Dean. Pete and Jane are wonderful hosts: they have got running a B&B down to a science and have literally thought of everything. Pot of tea on arrival, scrupulously clean and well-equipped rooms, wide array of selections for breakfast (and all the ones we chose were excellent), great advice on where to eat and what to do. I couldn't recommend Edale House more highly. If you're going to the Forest of Dean, stay here!
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Peter Montague-Johnstone, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 19 Jan 2023
Whow!! Thank you so much for taking the time in doing us a superb review. We were so please to have you stay with us and enjoy our B&B and the Forest of Dean. Jane and I are so glad you had a safe Journey home, I bet its colder there than us at -5! We hope you will come and stay with us again on your next journey to England. Take care Peter &Jane
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Liam J wrote a review Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on a mountain bike trip with a friend and it was more than I could have asked for! Pete and Jane were extremely accommodating from the minute we arrived, offering up refreshments and showing us around the B&B. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and breakfast was more than enough to last us a few hours on the bikes on the morning. Both hosts were extremely welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would recommend to anyone visiting the local area!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Edale House Edale, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 17 Nov 2023
Thank for taking the time in doing us this wonderful review- it was such a pleasure to meet you both and enjoy some of the facilities we offer. its great to see you enjoyed the honesty bar on your trip and the secure cycle storage and wash area. the cycle path behind Edale is such a bonus taking you up to the cycle center to enjoy some of those great trails!- we hope you will come back and se us a soon hopefully in ealry spring!- dont forget to book direct to get our very best rates! Best Peter and Jane
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G E wrote a review Jun 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom78 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for two nights and whilst the house was clean and bed was comfortable, I feel that the owners were not that friendly, more businesslike, and everything was too regimented. I am not keen on establishments where you have to tick boxes to order breakfast the night before, preferring to choose from a menu at the table. Whatever was ordered seemed to be strictly timed and rationed e.g one small glass of orange juice, with no more offered. The owners seemed to be reluctant and in too much of a rush to engage in conversation and not once was I addressed by my first name or surname. Some of the information in the bedroom guide was out of date and there were generally out of date brochures on display.
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Date of stay: May 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Peter Montague-Johnstone, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 4 Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time in doing us a review. We are sorry your experience at Edale House B&B was not to your expectations. If I recall you visited us the day before to book with us 2 nights as you were already in the Forest, We could only show you the public areas as we were full, but advised you of our facilities, the ability to view on-line our rooms and advised of pre-order breakfast (at the time no comment was made) but you will now find is very common amongst a lot of B&Bs. On Arrival we offered you complimentary tea in our guest lounge and advised on some places to eat, walk and sights to see including the steam train etc. We offered a choice of breakfast timings to suite your needs and everything we provide is freshly cooked and table served, we always ask guests if they would like more toast, coffee/ tea or anything else, there is plenty of opportunity to have further glasses of juice if requested. We no longer do buffet as it creates congestion in our small breakfast room and communal food bowls to help yourself are not generally acceptable after Covid. During your stay we had several chats with you about the local area, restaurants including those in the Village that are within walking distance, sites to see etc, some of which you had already been too, we were conscious of the use of your stick and felt we guided you to places that were more accessible. My wife even came out to you (on your request) to show you, our dog. (again, conscious of your stick) and on departure, as with all our guest, we asked if you enjoyed your stay with us, where you were going for the day, in fact we even reminded you not to forget your stick! We are a busy small family run B&B / private home which is owner managed which sometimes doesn’t allow us the time we would like to spend with our customers, however in the main are guests are keen to enjoy the forest and visit the sites and have a quick chat as an when we see them or in the morning at Breakfast. We greet all our customer with their surnames unless we are told differently, it is not polite in our view, to assume we can use 1st names at the outset of your visit. The guest information folder is up to date and whilst references are made to Covid (it’s still out there!) these are there to provide comfort to our more senior guests and ensure that they are aware we have a process in place. The brochure stand is updated as and when activity/ leisure companies provide us with up-to-date material, I suspect that many companies have not up dated their own leaflets based on cost, the content within the brochures remains basically unchanged. Can I take this opportunity to add the following, we provide a well-furnished comfortable room with several additional benefits including a range of soaps and lotions for YOUR use. I would recommend that Hotel accommodation might be more suitable on your next visit to the forest where there might be more staff at your disposal. We wish you safe travels across the UK - Peter and Jane
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Luke wrote a review Sept 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent experience. Peter and Jane strike the perfect balance between friendly and professional. Their place is immaculately kept; great facilities; and delicious breakfast. Peter and Jane couldn’t do enough to help and Peter even fixed my bike after I ran into a pedal issue after a day’s riding. Will definitely stay again when back in the area!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Peter Montague-Johnstone, Owner at Edale House B&B
Responded 18 Oct 2020
We are sorry not to have replied sooner to your wonderful review and the time taken in doing us one . We so enjoyed having you and your friend . We very much try to offer a good experience to mountain bikers and the secure lock up and dedicated wash area have all been well received by your fellow bikers. we look forward to seeing you again soon and to enjoy one of are hearty breakfasts! stay safe! Peter and Jane
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jrbryan2018 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Worcestershire, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book ASAP before being disappointed!"
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Adam P wrote a tip Sept 2023
Worcester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get to the cycle center early as it can be busy "
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Claire M wrote a tip Jun 2023
Winchester, United Kingdom36 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the better rooms ahead of arrival as there is no option to upgrade even if they are unoccupied "
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notinham wrote a tip Oct 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom27 contributions23 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Right next to pub so can be noisy"
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Andrew Hounsome wrote a tip Jun 2019
Lymington, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't choose room 5 on a Friday or Saturday night unless you've brought earplugs!"
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PRICE RANGE
£106 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandGloucestershireForest of DeanLydneyParkend
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edale House B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Edale House B&B?
Nearby attractions include Hopewell Colliery (2.3 miles), The Forest of Dean (0.1 miles), and Krazy Golf Lydney (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Edale House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Edale House B&B?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Edale House B&B?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Edale House B&B?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Edale House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Swan House Tea Room and Bed & Breakfast, The Globe Inn Alvington, and The White Horse Inn.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Edale House B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Edale House B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cinderbury Iron Age Farm (2.4 miles).
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