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Peaceful Cosy Cottages in Forest of Dean, Glos. Walk,Cycle,Relax. Pets welcome. - Badgers Cottage, Forest of Dean

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Badgers Cottage, Forest of Dean

Spacious two bedroom cottage facing the courtyard, sleeping five people. Downstairs is an open plan lounge / kitchen / diner with comfortable furnishings, good range of quality kitchen equipment including full size oven, hob, fridge with icebox & microwave. The lounge contains leather 3 piece suite, colour TV with Freeview & DVD player, selection of books & games, and information on local area, tourist attractions & activities. Free WiFi.

The downstairs bathroom has a shower over the bath.

Two bedrooms upstairs: Bedroom one has a double bed; Bedroom 2 has two full size single beds with a full size pull-out bed beneath one of the beds.

Guests can use The Paddock for a relaxing barbeque, picnic or for games. A gate gives direct access into the Forest of Dean. Young children have their own play area with Wendy House, Play train & toys etc.

There is ample parking behind the cottage.

Communal laundry & drying room, and secure bike shed for use of our guests.

Owners live on site.

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About the property

Deanwood Holiday Cottages

Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom cottages with beams, sleeping up to 5 plus baby, sharing a peaceful courtyard setting, at end of our own private driveway away from roads. Comfortable & warm, with full central heating included. All our cottages have an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, leather settee, free WiFi, TV with Freeview and DVD player, full size oven, hob, microwave and fridge. Badgers Cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps 5; Forge, Ivy and Coachmans Cottages each sleep 4 in two bedrooms; Sunrise Cottage has 2 bedrooms sleeping 3 (this is a pet-free cottage); Magpie Cottage has one bedroom sleeping 2. Outside, we have spacious grounds adjoining the Forest, a Sports Hall available to hire in the summer months, with facilities for badminton, table tennis and table football. The paddock is ideal for ball games etc. with its football goal and basketball hoop, or enjoy a leisurely barbecue or picnic with views over the River Severn. The separate play area delights young children, with a Wendy House, play train & toys. Locked undercover Bike shed where you can store your bicycle, Laundry & drying room (free use of appliances) and extra freezer space. Ample parking. A Dog's paradise,with footpaths leading directly from the paddock into the Forest with its miles of footpaths, and also cycle paths - from leisurely family trails to steep mountain bike downhill trails for the enthusiast. We are 3 miles from Lydney with its restaurants, shops, supermarkets, banks, parks and Leisure Centre with indoor pool, in the summer months there is also an outdoor pool . Many tourist attractions, sports and activities are within a 20 minute drive of the cottage - miniature railway, arboretum, sculpture trail, castles, Tintern Abbey, Go Ape, Puzzlewood, caves, butterfly zoo, maze, canoeing, diving, zip wire etc.

Surrounded by mature trees and lawns, with plenty of room to play or roam, our 1 & 2 bedroom cottages have been converted from stables, in a peaceful courtyard setting on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Adjacent to our own home, at the end of our private driveway, they are away from roads and traffic yet only 3 miles from the town of Lydney with its range of restaurants, shops, supermarkets, Leisure Centre with swimming pool, banks etc. The village of Yorkley is only half a mile away and has 2 pubs, 2 general stores, a post office, Doctor's surgery, Village Hall and playground with skate park.

Badgers Cottages is a cosy two-storey beamed cottage facing the courtyard with two bedrooms upstairs sleeping 5 plus baby - two in the double bedroom and three in the second bedroom which has twin beds and a pull out trundle bed.

Ivy Cottage is a two-storey beamed cottage in the corner of the courtyard with two upstairs bedrooms, sleeping 4 plus baby.

Coachmans Cottage, Sunrise Cottage and Magpie Cottages are all ground floor cottages.

Coachmans Cottage is a lovely bright cottage with French doors. There is parking for one car immediately outside this cottage, a second car can be parked in the carpark. Coachmans Cottage has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, sleeping 4.

Sunrise Cottage is a sunny ground floor cottage, backing on to the courtyard, which is enjoyed by the elderly and less able as well as able-bodied. It has a double bedroom and a single bedroom and sleeps 3 plus cot. It has a shower room with an electric shower in a shower enclosure (no bath). Parking is right outside the door. This is a pet-free cottage.

Magpie Cottage is tucked quietly away in the corner of the courtyard. It has no steps inside. There is a comfortable leather two seater sofa and a 'rocking' poang armchair in the lounge for relaxing at the end of the day. Magpie Cottage has one double bedroom, sleeping 2 plus cot.

Dogs are welcome in all of these cottages except Sunrise Cottage which is kept pet-free.

All five cottages have an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner which is well equipped and comfortably furnished with leather settees, colour TV with Freeview, DVD players, and a selection of books and games.

Beds are freshly made up ready for your arrival, and bath sheets and hand towels are also provided.

You are welcome to enjoy our paddock where there are picnic tables, and barbecues are available on request. There is plenty of room for ball games and young children have their own play area with Wendy House, sand pit and toys.

Locally there are plenty of activities and attractions to keep all ages amused, both in the Forest of Dean and on the River Severn and the River Wye, from Steam Trains to Farm Parks, from Caves and Castles to Nature Reserves, and from surfing to kayaking.

In the Forest of Dean there are many cycle paths, most are suitable for familes, some are specifically for more experienced mountain bikers who love to feel the adrenolin rush! You are welcome to bring your own bike with you, we have a lockable bike shed on site, we do recommend bringing your own bike lock too. Bicycle hire is also available from several centres in the Forest of Dean.

Dogs and their owners love the many footpaths criss-crossing the Forest of Dean. Dogs are welcome in Badgers, Ivy, Coachmans and Magpie Cottages. A 'Doggy Box' is provided for use during your stay, containing dog towel, poop scoop & bags etc.

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About Us

Elaine Edwards
Deanwood House, Yorkley Wood Road
GL15 4TY Yorkley, Lydney
VAT Reg NoGB120662645

Elaine Edwards
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very good place to stay. This is our second time here. There is already a vast improvement by the new owners. Well done.
Oct 2012
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Flexible start days and length of stays. Three night weekends or four night mid-week stays are usually charged at 70% of the full week price. Discounts for longer stays.
First dog £25. If bringing more than one dog, second and third dogs are charged at £10 per stay each. Please advise number of pets coming and an additional payment request will be raised, if applicable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lydney in West Dean

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has bath with shower over, toilet and pedestal basin, radiator and extractor fan.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Cot available
  • Spacious, carpeted bedrooms with comfortable full size beds, bedside cabinets, dressing table, wardrobe. Each bedroom has a hair-drier. The beds are freshly made up (duvets & covers) ready for your arrival. Towels - bath sheets and hand towels are also provided. The triple bedroom has twin beds plus an additional pull out trundle bed - all the beds are full adult size.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The washing machine, tumbler drier, iron and ironing board are situated in the communal laundry & drying room. The Sports Hall is only available in the summer months: Table tennis, Table Football and badminton (charge applies)


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Badgers Cottage, Forest of Dean
average rating of 4.714286 based on 19 reviews

Lovely well presented and equipped cottage and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Lovely part of the country with plenty to do. Kids made lots of new friends at Deanwood which made it all the more fun for them.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really lovely cottage, much larger and more spacious than imagined. Highly recommended.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, all attractions well within half hour drive. Literally on the doorstep to the forest. Perfect for our autumn getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Northern Italy, precisely near Bologna

Comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very clean and welcoming: a true home away from home. its location is perfect for both sightseeing and outdoor activities. Annalisa Lambertini

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Annalisa for your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you and your family again one day.
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  • 5 of 5

We just loved it, very clean very comfortable, cottage was very well equipped we stayed in "IVY" we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, my daughter loved the indoor and out door play area

it was a bit warm because of the hot days in mid July you had so a ceiling fan would be great ah and a clock

John and Elaine made us feel very welcome,

it a great place for a quiet and relaxing holiday, we will defiantly book again on our next trip home

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bridget for your lovely comments. There is a clock on the cooker, we could put another clock in the cottage but I wonder if our guests like to escape from clock-watching when they are on holiday?! Look forward to welcoming you and your family again.
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Beautiful cottages in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely place. We stayed in Coachman's Cottage and it was quiet and comfortable. The area is peaceful and beautiful, with paths to the Forest of Dean. There are outdoor and indoor playing areas for the children, which they enjoyed a lot. The owners are very nice. I recommend this place if you like nature or need a relax.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Maria. It was lovely to have you and your family stay with us, I'm so glad that you really enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Elaine
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Un cottage très bien tenu

  • 5 of 5

Le cottage est confortable, fonctionnel, bien équipé et très propre. Salle à vivre avec cuisine et salle de bain au rez de chaussée et 2 chambres à l'étage. L'accueil est attentionné. En bordure de forêt, c'est très calme.

Les deanwood cottages sont aménagés de façon mitoyenne dans d'anciens bâtiments agricoles (stalles de centre équestres ?), autour d'une cour. Il y a une dizaine de cottages.

3 machines à laver et 1 sèche-linge sont à disposition, nous les avons utilisés. Un espace engazonné commun pour faire des jeux. Barbecues disponibles. Un espace de jeux pour les jeunes enfants. Un accès immédiat à la forêt nous a permis de faire une courte balade dès notre arrivée.

Du deanwood cottage nous sommes allés à Bristol (moins d'une heure), Cardiff (environ 1h30) et avons poussés jusqu'à Pembroke (environ 2h30). Nous avons fait aussi des balades en forêt, visité une ancienne mine de fer, visité Tintern Abbay tout cela à moins de 30 mn en voiture. Nous avons pris des breakfasts au Kaplan à Lydney, service sympa, nourriture anglaise.

Pour les pointilleux : le parking est derrière les cottages et il faut passer par la cour pour y accéder. C'est un peu dommage bien que les voitures soient obligées d'aller très lentement vu la configuration des lieux.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Car: recommended

Our cottages are located in a quiet courtyard setting in the ancient Royal Forest of Dean, three miles from the riverside town of Lydney, Gloucestershire. Away from traffic and noise, reached along our own private driveway, our cottages are perfectly positioned for exploring the abundant wildlife and fauna of the Forest.

Walkers and cyclists of all ages enjoy the miles of footpaths and cyclepaths which criss-cross the Forest of Dean. The Forest of Dean is a dog's paradise and dogs are welcome in several of our cottages. We also have some cottages which we keep pet-free.

The Forest of Dean is famous amongst keen cyclists for its excellent mountain bike and downhill trails which are being extended all the time. The family cycle path follows an old railway line, ideal for a leisurely ride for the whole family.

Children love Puzzlewood, Go Ape, Clearwell Caves and a ride on the Dean Forest Steam Railway or at Perrygrove Miniature Railway with its treehouses and secret passageways. The Forest of Dean is bordered by two rivers - The Severn - try surfing the world famous Severn Bore, and The Wye where canoeing, kayaking and boat rides are readily available.

The magnificent Tintern Abbey beside the River Wye, the Castle at Chepstow and the Cathedral at Gloucester are popular historic sites.