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Peaceful Cosy Cottage in the Forest of Dean Overlooking Common Land.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Spacious 2 Bedroom Cottage With Scenic Views Across the Forest.

This stone built detached country cottage stands on the edge of the village of Bream which sits amongst some of the quietest and prettiest farming countryside in England. From the winter snow to the gold of autumn - there are not many nicer places to spend a holiday. The cottage provides cosy and comfortable accommodation with full central heating yet full of charm with an array of bedrooms and sleeping possibilities for up to 4/6 people. This spacious two bedroom cottage has an enclosed front and rear garden for your own personal use. On the ground floor is a cosy lounge with log burner, comfortable 3 piece suite and TV with Freeview. The kitchen / diner offers a good range of quality kitchen equipment including full size double oven, hob, fridge & microwave, small separate freezer and washing machine. The ground floor bathroom contains a suite together with a separate shower cubicle. The first floor comprises: Bedroom one with double bed and Bedroom 2 has two full size single beds . A gate gives access to open common land and Forest where sheep graze freely an ideal play area for young children. Owners live next door so if there should be any problems these can be easily remedied.

Mrs Jane Cole
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

Why Mrs Jane Cole chose Lydney

This cottage has been in my families ownership for over one hundred years.

What makes this cottage unique

Offers a peaceful holiday 'get away' setting surrounded by open common land and forestry.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lydney in West Dean

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Fully equipped suite with separate shower enclosure.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Space for cot
  • Books
  • Television
  • Garden
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • 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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • caving
  • swimming


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Peaceful Cosy Cottage in the Forest of Dean Overlooking Common Land.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Lovely homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, quaint, detached cottage with good views over the forest. We were met by the owner, Jane, who was extremely welcoming and helpful without being at all intrusive. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The bathroom is downstairs as described but was certainly not a problem for us.

The surrounding area is very picturesque with lots to see and do. There are walks from the doorstep, we managed the one and a quarter mile to the pub at Parkend! There is a local pub nearer which I think must be open in the evening.

We had a really relaxing break watching the chickens and sheep pottering around the land opposite but three days wasn't long enough so we will hopefully be returning. We would definately recommend the cottage and the area.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very relaxing and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing stay at the cottage. It was very cosy and peaceful. Our children loved the free roaming chickens and sheep outside the cottage gates and the swing hanging from the tree. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. It was a great base for us to go canoeing on the River Wye. Would definately recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely family, so glad you enjoyed this part of the country. Thank you for your comments.
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Charming, country setting.

  • 5 of 5

Sheep and chickens roam free in the common area outside of the courtyard. Jane and Malcolm were both wonderfully helpful. When they saw that my husband had a broken foot, they quickly brought down a twin bed and set it up in the dining room so that my husband would not have to deal with stairs. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Your comments are appreciated. Have a safe journey home.
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The cottage is cosy, clean and comfy and Jane is very friendly and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

Oakdene is situated in a quiet area on the edge if the village common - sheep and chickens for company😊? It is easy to get into the forest without getting in the car. The surrounding area is good for walking and near Monmouth and Chepstow for cafes and nice shops etc. We had very nice meals at the Orepool, the Brockweir community cafe and at the White Horse in Staunton. We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review, " cosy,clean and comfy". Is what the cottage is all about, together with its location - near to the Wye Valley. Your comments are appreciated.
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Perfect cottage for a Forest Of Dean getaway...

  • 5 of 5

I had a week with my Dad in the Forest of Dean staying at Oakdean - perfectly situated to get all over the forest as well as away days to Wales. Although the small village of Bream is steps away the cottage feels like you are right in the country with chickens and sheep outside your front door. The owner Jane lives next door and was always available with any questions and even took a load of washing to her house to dry!! Walk to the local pub or short drive for great food and too many great walks to mention. We will 100% come back next time we are in the area. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled with this response, absolutely lovely to read. Thank you so much. Look forward to meeting you all again.
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It did its purpose and was quaint, but not really practical

  • 3 of 5

The owner is very welcoming and friendly.

My wife and I enjoyed the activities we came to do. However, had we understood how far the bathroom was from the bedroom we wouldn't have stayed here. It was a real pain to get up in the night to go to to the bathroom.

The bedrooms are upstairs and the bathroom downstairs. It states this in the description, but what it fails to show is how steep the stairs were. They're quite precarious.

Everything was clean. The dinner table in the kitchen was badly placed and just generally got in the way.

It was hard getting the shower to be anything but luke warm - we eventually figured it out but a modern boiler would have really helped here.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Car: necessary

The cottage is located in a quiet setting in the ancient Royal Forest of Dean, two miles from the riverside town of Lydney, Gloucestershire. Away from traffic and noise, we are positioned directly behind forestry land and common land the cottage is perfectly positioned for exploring the abundant wildlife and fauna of the Forest where sheep graze freely.

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 the cottage.

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 Dean Railway provides Adults and children alike an enjoyable day out with attractions such as Thomas the Tank Engine, and friends. 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. Why not try a leisurely stroll around Cannop ponds and Mallards Pike, and take in all the peacefulness of the surroundings.

The magnificent Tintern Abbey beside the River Wye, the Castle at Chepstow and the Cathedral at Gloucester are popular historic sites.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lydney, Gloucestershire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 12 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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