This is an ideal location for visiting sites in Gloucester and in nearby Wales. I managed to see Gloucester Cathedral, Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey & Tewkesbury Abbey, among other places, and found it easy to travel to and from these places from the cottage.
The Forest of Dean is right on the doorstep and easily visible from the cottage, and I loved being able to look out and see it first thing every morning. The cottage itself was very clean, very tidy, had everything I could possibly have needed. Although I was told that I'd not be able to receive Wifi in the cottage, I was delighted to find that the reception was only slow at times, at others quite acceptable.
I would definitely recommend this cottage to other travellers.
There were three of us that stayed in the cottage. Myself 32 my girlfriend 30 and Sox 9 months who is a maltichon.
At first it was a bit of shock to go from a house to a little cottage.
But it really is perfect. Sox loved the garden and to be able to just walk out in to the forest whenever you want is amazing. The cottage is unbelievably clean and has everything you need.
There is a local tesco for food and drink e.t.c and there are local dog friendly pubs not to far away either.
In the local town there are more takeaways than a small city. We really enjoyed an indian and a pizza. (We were having a very lazy weekend).
Thankyou for an unforgettable experience and we will certainly be back.
Run by very nice people, the cottage is in a holiday complex but you don't notice this, there is a Tesco close by in Lydney for groceries, excellent for dogs as you are on the edge of the forest for dog walks.
Dean wood cottage Lydney, we booked for a walking holiday with our dog.
Very enjoyable stay with local pubs and takeaways near by.
Symonds Yat was our favourite.
Will definitely return as one week wasn't enough.
A small cottage, beautifully kitted out with all you might need, with the forest at the end of the garden, tucked away on a small site. Very quiet. For any lover of nature and long walks this is ideally situated. Thoroughly recommended. Owner very friendly and helpful.
The week we spent couldn't have been better - both us and our two dogs really enjoyed our stay in the Elaine & John's perfect little Cottage. So much thought has gone into this little gem. It was immaculate and comfortable with lots of local advice about things to do and places to see, and included dog-friendly activities and places to eat. Everything about this break, from the moment of booking to arriving back home went perfectly and hassle-free. The Cottage is an ideal base for exploring all the wonders of the Forest of Dean and it really felt like we were coming home every night, and not just to a holiday let. So peaceful and comfortable and perfectly maintained. Highly recommended.
We stayed in this cottage for 4 nights. It was ideal base to explore the forest area. The cottage was very clean and tidy. Very dog friendly with a dog supplies box for our use.
The enclosed garden was a bonus for our dogs. Nice walking from the cottage just a bit hilly on the way back.
We had a great time!