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Apartment (annex) on the edge of The Forest Of Dean, 1 mile from river Wye

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Easy access (no steps), private parking, plus private decking for taking the morning sun!

The apartment is on the edge of the Forest of Dean. It has a living/dining room, a double bedroom with an en-suite and a kitchen. There is off road parking directly in front of the apartment and private decking to the rear. We provide bed linen and towels. Everything is included - no hidden extras. We can provide storage for bicycles and canoes. Ideally situated for exploring the footpaths and cycle trails of the Forest of Dean and the Wye valley or as a centre for exploring further afield - Gloucester and Hereford, both 35 minutes drive, Cheltenham and Cribbs shopping centre (Bristol) 45 minutes drive, Black mountains 45 minutes drive, Brecon Beacons, one hour away.

If you have any questions about a potential stay with us, please don't hesitate to phone us on 01594 862802 or email

More Details

Cathy Rowlands
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment was amazing. I have never stayed somewhere which was so well presented - the décor was beautiful and they had provided lots of books, games and DVDs for evening / wet weather entertainment.

Well kept property, excellent facilities, very clean, beautiful furnishings and décor. Welcome pack was very "welcome".

We stayed just 2 nights in Jaywood and want to go back! The apartment was perfect, I could have happily lived there. It was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. I loved the quilts and homely touches.
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lydbrook in Lydbrook

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is en-suite, with under floor heating and a 'rain' shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with a double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Outside: There is an area of decking to the rear of the apartment, accessed from kitchen, for the private use of visitors. This has a teak table and four chairs. We also have a gas barbecue for those warm summer evenings (we're forever optimistic!) Lock up storage for bicycles and canoes is available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided. Clothing can be washed on request. There is a drying rack in the apartment as well as a washing line in the garden. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A MINIMUM CHARGE OF £120 THROUGHOUT THE YEAR


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Apartment (annex) on the edge of The Forest Of Dean, 1 mile from river Wye
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous accommodation- fab location

  • 5 of 5

you could'nt ask for more! we were on a bike so the welcome pack was brilliant as was the homemade chocolate cake! lovely lounge kitchen bedroom and shower - even toiletries and a good hairdryer! location is great forest of dean is beautiful

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claire. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and had such great weather. David and Cathy
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very comfortable accommodation, tastefully arranged with every need taken care of and immaculately m

  • 4 of 5

The weather was bad; lots of rain and quite cold which made taking full advantage of the Forest difficult But following Cathy's advice enjoyed the Heritage Centre and a couple of the villages in the Forest

Cheltenham is a gem from every aspect and The Wilson is a relatively little known museum with an extensive range of furniture and paintings from the previous 500 years. I stumbled on it after reading a review of what Cheltenham has to offer

GloucesterCathedral is impressive but the town really isn't and Hereford boasts a great cathedral and better facilities

It is a good idea to venture into the Cotswolds and also take in Stroud and Hay on Wye

The apartment is best located for exploring the Wye Valley and the Border areas

Altogether excellent accommodation

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little apartment

  • 4 of 5

Jaywood was perfect, cozy and in the right area to explore. The Forest of Dean was stunning, just needed longer really. Cathy made our stay very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation, plenty of space. Great location for us.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Welcoming and homely.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely area to stay, with plenty to do. The annex is very well equipped. The bed comfortable. Shower great. Welcome pack was exceptional. The owners very friendly and helpful. Would like to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again! David and Cathy
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Ideal Two Person Base

  • 5 of 5

Jaywood is an extremely comfortable property with all you could need for a pleasant and relaxing stay. It is clean, bright and spacious and has everything necessary for a self catering break. It is ideally situated for visiting a variety of places of interest in the wonderful Forest of Dean and has plenty to keep you occupied should the weather force you to stay indoors. Cathy and David were excellent hosts and the visitors book provides ample evidence of many happy holidays spent here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the kind comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Cathy and David
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Car: necessary


Although a local bus service passes within half a mile of the apartment, a car is highly recommended. We do, however, have cyclists staying. Lydney, the nearest train station, is 10 miles away.


Lydbrook, our nearest village, is less than a mile away so within walking distance.

Symonds Yat is 5 miles by car, Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth are both 8 miles away. Gloucester, with its cathedral and waterways museum, is 17 miles by road and Hereford about 45 minutes drive. There are castles at Goodrich, Raglan and Chepstow and the ruins of Tintern Abbey - all within half an hour's drive.

Further Details:

Lydbrook has a village shop and post office, which provides the essentials - including fresh bread delivered daily. There is a pub in Lydbrook, which serve food. Coleford, 3 miles away, has a range of shops and a Lloyds bank.

Apart from walking and cycling, the Wye valley and Forest of Dean are also noted for their outdoor activities. Canoeing, climbing, abseiling, potholing and riding are all available locally. There is 'Go Ape' 5 miles away and the National Diving centre near Chepstow. Further afield, the Black mountains are 45 minutes drive, and the Brecon Beacons about an hour away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
When booking, a 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the dates. Once this is paid, we issue a receipt confirming your dates. The balance is due 4 weeks before your intended visit. When this is received we send out directions and arrangements for accessing the apartment.
Cancellation policy: More than 30 days notice - 100% refund. Less than 30 days - we retain the 20% initial deposit.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible. The usual check in time is 14:00 onwards, and the check-out time is 10:00. However, these times are also flexible - depending on whether there are other visitors immediately before/after your intended stay.

Notes on prices:
Prices are quoted per night. There are a discounted rates for longer stays :- £400 for a week during the summer season (April - to mid October), £300 a week from mid October through to the end of March (excluding Christmas & New Year).
Please note that there is a minimum charge of £120 per stay, irrespective of the time of year.

Minimum payment £120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.