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

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Nov-2016
Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Cottages beside the Forest. Sleep 2 - 5.

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.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Ivy Cottage, Forest of Dean, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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

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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2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

Northampton
5

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

  • 5 of 5

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: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coventry
5

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: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 37 Miles Nearest Barpub : Yorkley at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Lydney at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Lydney at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : A48 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Yorkley at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Clevedon at 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nov & Dec 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£141
for 3 nights
From
£47
From
£63
Fri,Sat,Sun
£270
 
 
Xmas & New Year 2016/2017
22 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£316
for 4 nights
From
£79
£395
 
 
4 Jan - 24 Mar 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£147
for 3 nights
From
£49
From
£65
Fri,Sat,Sun
£280
£810
 
 
Easter 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£388
 
 
19 Apr - 27 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
From
£77
Fri,Sat,Sun
£331
 
 
28 Apr - 22 Jun 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
From
£86
Fri,Sat,Sun
£367
 
 
23 Jun - 20 Jul 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
From
£71
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£408
 
 
21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£364
for 4 nights
From
£91
From
£122
Fri,Sat,Sun
£523
 
 
Sept 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£388
 
 
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£346
 
 
Nov - 20 Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£147
for 3 nights
From
£49
From
£65
Fri,Sat,Sun
£280
£810
 
 
Xmas N Year 2017/18
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£324
for 4 nights
From
£81
£408
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • 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 ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has bath with shower over, toilet and pedestal basin, radiator and extractor fan.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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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