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The perfect Environment for a Restful Break

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lilac Cottage is an archetypal two bedroomed Forest of Dean stone cottage. Built around 1890 to house the family of a forestry worker, it now provides modern day luxury for that perfect get away holiday. The Forest of Dean occupies some 35 square miles of protected forest, Lilac Cottage sits in a small hamlet in the centre. Surrounded by stunning woodland it is walking distance to the village of Parkend, the RSPB centre at Nagshead, and is adjacent to the cycling track that winds its way through the Forest.

The cottage is designed to provide a relaxed high quality home from home feel. The log burner, decoration, lighting and comfy furniture coupled with the cosy bedrooms all combine to provide the perfect environment for a restful break. If activity is more the focus, then there is for example, extensive walking; cycling, including easy through to extreme runs; canoeing on the Wye or the more gentle pursuits of bird watching at any of the three local RSPB sites; a visit to the steam railway; and much more. . .

The historic town of Monmouth, some 25 mins away, offers a great day out with interesting museums, buildings and churches balanced with excellent restaurants and shopping. There are also many ancient sites to explore in the region - the Welsh border castles, Tintern Abbey, the cathedral city of Gloucester - while the Cotswolds, Brecon Beacons and the Malvern Hills are all within easy driving distance.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018


West Dean House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 6:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The bathroom is equipped with a drench shower and has a full sized bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - King Size Bed that can be made as 2 Singles
  • Both bedrooms have a comfortable King size bed that can be split into 4 singles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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The perfect Environment for a Restful Break
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely cottage, great location and loved the little thoughtful extras left in the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Was a lovely place to stay, could easily drive to everywhere we wanted to visit during our stay. Very homely our little boy loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Lovely cozy cottage in an ideal location for cycling and walking in the forest

  • 5 of 5

Ideally located for an active break in the forest. Very warm and cozy with everything you need. The fire is lovely and makes a great focal point on cooler evenings. Cycle from the door on paths and tracks in the forest. Great week away.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage, everything you need, very comfy beds, Louise the owner checked all was ok and very friendly, it's a must to visit xx

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Stunning Cottage and Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing break in a stunning location. The cottage is immaculate, well equipped and so comfortable. There are beautiful walks on your doorstep and excellent pubs within easy walking distance.

There were lots of little touches that made the cottage extra special for us and for the dogs. The bowl of water by the door ready for the dogs after the journey made us feel immediately that we were all welcome.

Can't thank Louise enough for allowing us to borrow her home for a few days. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in the beautiful Forest of Dean. This comfortable, well equipped cottage is right in the middle of the forest and within walking distance of the village. Louise was the perfect host and all the little extras were a lovely touch. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Cottage in great location. Louise was a great host and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $95.61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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