About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Cottages beside the Forest. Sleep 2 - 5.
A bright and sunny 2 bedroomed cottage in a quiet position adjacent to the beautiful Forest of Dean. Full central heating for all year round holidays. Well equipped with full size kitchen appliances, TV with DVD player and Freeview, reclining sofa and 'rocking' poang armchairs for relaxing at the end of the day. Comfortable beds with beds freshly made up ready for your arrival, towels provided.
There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds. Both bedrooms have dressing table, wardrobe and bedside cabinets.
The bathroom has a shower over the bath with bath screen, toilet and pedestal washbasin.
Spacious shared grounds - a paddock with football goal and basketball hoop, also plenty of room for picnics and BBQs. Separate play area for young children with play train, Wendy House etc.
Locked, undercover bike shed.
Shared laundry room (no charge) with washing machines, tumble dryer, ironing facilities and additional freezer space.
Pets welcome in this cottage.
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- May 22, 2018
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Comfortable cottage in a convenient location
Yorkley is central to the main Forestry Commission sites for walking and cycling, so was conveniently located for our holiday. The Coachman's Cottage was just the right size for two adults and two young children. The highchair and cot provided were of good quality. The cottage was clean and well-maintained. The kids loved the play area around the back, and the free communal laundry facilities were good. The cottage is located in the quiet of the countryside but is only a short drive from Lydney for groceries (and there is a convenience store with post office in the village). There is also a nice playground and butcher along the road into Lydney. The only downside was that the internet was very slow, although that may be due to the rural location, rather than the property itself. We would stay again and would recommend the property.
Glad that you all enjoyed your holiday here :)
Unfortunately the internet is slow at the moment. We are still waiting for fibre broadband which will be brilliant when OpenReach finally install the line to our property, it will make everything so much quicker. I think we are very slowly getting to the top of the queue so hopefully it is now imminent!
Coachmans Cottage looks tiny from the outside but has a 'tardis' effect and wasn't even overcrowded when friends dropped by and we were eight for supper! It provides all you could want from a holiday home. . . with the sole exception of a clock . . . . and is spotlessly clean and well presented. The area is stunning, especially if you love wildlife. We felt so privileged to see red squirrels and a barn owl during our stay! Hostess Elaine Edwards was warm and welcoming and I was very pleased to find that I had good mobile phone reception and wi-fi to keep me in touch with the mundane world.
If you can drag yourself away from the forest, *do* visit Aunt Martha's Victorian Tearoom & Gardens - it's like a step back in time and SO well worth a visit! The food is delicious and the ambiance just so authentic that my great grandmother would not have felt in the least out of place.
I'm already recommending Deanwood Holiday Cottages to friends and my only complaint was that we only had a long weekend there. Next time, we MUST stay longer!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Hope you will be able to stay longer next time! Regarding no clock, there are 2 trains of thought on this - some guests appreciate no clock when they are on holiday!! It is certainly something I will keep in mind though, and if most guests would like a clock then it is something I can easily provide.
Clean warm and comfortable
Well organised, facilities very good.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. Deposit of £85 required at time of booking, balance 6 weeks before arrival. Flexible start dates & durations, except for school summer holidays when short breaks can only be booked within 4 weeks of start date