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

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



Ivy Cottage, Forest of Dean

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

The downstairs bathroom has a shower over the bath.

The two bedrooms are upstairs: Bedroom one has a double bed; Bedroom 2 has two full size single beds.

Our guests can use the Paddock for a relaxing barbecue or picnic, and for games. A gate gives direct access into the Forest of Dean. Young children have their own separate play area with Wendy House, Play Train etc.

There is ample parking behind the cottage.

There is also a communal laundry and drying room, and a secure bike shed for use of our guests. Owners live adjacent.

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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.

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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely week, the weather was good to us. Clean & comfortable cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Thank you.
Sep 2012
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School summer holidays: Weekend or mid week breaks can only be booked for this period within 4 weeks of the start date, subject to the cottage being still available.
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 Ivy Cottage, Forest of Deanin Lydney in West Dean

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • 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 4 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 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 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. Please request cot, if required, when booking.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 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 & ironing board, and freezer are situated in the communal laundry & drying room (no charge). Pets are welcome in the living area of Ivy Cottage, no pets in the bedrooms. Cats/dogs charged at £25 for 1st one, then £10 for each further one. Small caged birds/animals £10 per cage. Pets must be kept on a lead whilst on our grounds.


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Ivy Cottage, Forest of Dean
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Just gorgeous, beautiful place lovely countryside and a dogs paradise.

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We had a lovely few days in our delightful little cottage in the Forest of Dean. The cottage was clean and tidy, fully equipped and every detail thought of. Would highly recommend it, especially to dog owners as the surrounding area is a dogs heaven . Thank you for a wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location in well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We took our 2 grandchildren and dog for 1 week in Ivy Cottage. Beautiful location on the edge of the forest. Large open space for the children to play. Lots of activities nearby. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are glad that you, your grandchildren and your dog all enjoyed your holiday here and thank you so much for leaving the cottage clean and tidy at the end of your stay. You will all be very welcome to come again!
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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.