The Cottage

Accommodates 2 Guests & 2 Infants

A 17th Century original farm labourer’s cottage, tastefully converted to modern standards. Full central heating, ‘Living Flame’ electric fire. Open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area with bedroom and shower room upstairs. The Cottage has its own south facing enclosed garden with a beautiful view towards the forest. Parking for 1 car outside the cottage.


  • This romantic little cottage, set in its own garden overlooking the paddock with the Forest of Dean and views of the River Severn beyond, is popular with couples all year round. In summer open the stable door and enjoy sitting out in your own garden with patio, table & chairs and barbecue; in winter enjoy the realistic ‘living flame’ fire and also central heating keeps you cosy. A 32” flat screen TV with integral DVD player and Freeview, together with a selection of books and games will entertain you when you are ready to relax. The washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are located in the Laundry Room (no charge).

    Bath sheets, hand towels and bed linen are provided in all our cottages, and the bed will be made up ready for your arrival.
    Free WiFi. There is usually excellent signal strength in The Cottage garden and our grounds, but weak signal indoors due to the thick walls of this old cottage.

    Holiday Accommodation:

    Ground Floor: Lounge/dining /kitchen area. Leather settee & armchair, ‘Living Flame’ electric fire. Dining table with two chairs. Full size gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box. Stable door to patio & garden.

    First Floor: Double bedroom with ensuite shower room.

    Dogs are welcome in this cottage.

    For more information about Access, and bringing your Pet or your Bicycle to Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, please refer to the ‘Information & Help’ page above.

  • The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 3 – 10 November 2017. ‘Home from home, 3rd time this year. Reflective and reminiscing stay. Visiting many memories of places and landmarks. Trips to Tewkesbury, Abergavenny, Ross & Monmouth as well as the forest and town & the harbour. Thanks John & Elaine. Have a good Xmas. (I felt Phyl’s with us). Will speak 2018.’ Colin with Ellie, Jamie & Flynn, Chard, Somerset.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 15 – 23 October 2017. ‘A very pleasant week in a very pleasant cottage. Great to walk the dog again in the wonderful forest walks.’ Jackie Smart, Great Asby, Cumbria.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 17 – 21 September 2017. ‘A lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings. Stunning landscape. We have enjoyed walking in the woods and through the countryside. We visited Lydney Outer Harbour both at high and low tide, really beautiful there.’ Wilma & Arie, The Netherlands’

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 9 – 16 September 2017. ‘Well, yet another enjoyable stay. Weather sunshine and showers but all enjoyed. Brouoght extra friends who all enjoyed their stay and all booked up again for 2019 Bring it on. Thank you John & Elaine, great stay.’ Norma & Elan Pawlett with dogs Anula, Alfie & Molly, Daventry, Northants.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 19 – 26 August 2017. ‘Wonderful location. Enjoyed many walks with our dog. Symonds Yat lovely place to visit. Great food at The Fountain Inn.’ Alison & Steve Lentz.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 12 – 19 August 2017. ‘Really well equipped cottage in a lovely quiet location. Weather made the holiday. Rocket loved to be in the garden on the grass. Thank you.’ Joan & Mark and Rocket.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 5 – 8 August 2017. ‘Another lovely visit. Dogs really enjoyed their walks. We love this cosy, comfortable cottage and had a really relaxing week.’ Phil and Vanessa, Tilly & Toby, Birmingham.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 29 July – 5 August 2017. ‘Lovely cottage. Nice to walk straight into the forest. Puzzlewood worth a visit. Both saw deer (family of 4). Carolyn saw and photographed Boar!’ Ian & Carolyn, Hull.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 22 – 29 July 2017. ‘Great place – dog loved it especially being able to go straight through paddock to forest. Also recommend Rising Sun. Lots to do and lots of good walks.’ Jo & Dave Wiggins & Bentley, Abingdon, Oxon.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 17 – 21 July 2017. ‘Recommend Dean Heritage Centre, great day out and lovely cafe. Lovely clean cottage, good location. I will recommend the Rising Sun for food as long as you have a good appetite, there’s a lot of it.’ Ron & Bridget, Dorset.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 7 – 14 July 2017. ‘Thank you for a lovely week! Great accommodation – will definitely be back. Lovely days out and great food (esp. The Rising Sun & Symonds Yat East). The dogs have loved all of it too.’ Jan & Graham, Chevy & Doug, Clacton, Essex.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 3 – 7 July 2017. ‘Beautiful. Liked it so much we have just booked again.’ Carla & Joe with Nelly, Arthur & ‘Arry, Hampshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 30 June – 1 July 2017. ‘Third time this year and we’re still enamoured with the site and surrounds. Cottage charming, walks stimulating. Great way to pass a weekend!’ Dave & Rosemary, Wolverhampton.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,24 – 30 June 2017. ‘Bella enjoyed the forest walks, meeting deer & wild boar for the first time. Lovely, well equipped cottage with very helpful hosts. Loved the R & R.’ Tim, Trudy & Bella.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 9 – 12 June 2017. ‘Lovely clean cottage. We love the views and the walks, especially Fred the dog! Would stay again.’ Larry, Dawn & Freddie.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 15 – 20 May 2017. ‘Thank you for ALL of our stays. Best Wishes to you.’ Phyl, Colin & the dogs, Chard.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 22 – 29 April 2017. ‘Good week, a little cold but missed all the wintry showers (only happened whilst driving). Saw heron, family of boar, deer & sheep all in the forest outside the grounds. Heron at Lydney Harbour. Dogs went on the steam train and enjoyed it. Rising Sun, Mosely Green good food and dogs warmly welcomed. Look forward to return in June.’ Colin & Phyl with Jamie (whippet), Flynn (Lurcher) & Ellie (greyhound).

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 15 – 22 April 2017. ‘Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely cottage. The weather has been fab and we had a well earned break. Finn has been so chilled – he wants to stay 🙂 ‘ Debbie, Gavin & Finn, Warwickshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 10 – 14 April 2017. ‘Thanks for a lovely stay in your home from home cottage. The weather you provided was pretty good as well!’ Malcolm & Clare, Pencoed.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 13 – 16 March 2017. ‘Had an excellent few days here, cosy, comfortable and fantastic. Plenty to do round and about just go and explore. Loved my run in the woods out back.’ Graham & Jac, Stoke on Trent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,20 – 24 February 2017. ‘Lovely cottage. Clean, warm & cosy – even Storm Doris didn’t disturb us (too much!). Never been to this part of the world before but we will be back (want to ride the railway!). Rebel loved that he could go into every pub! Try the Robin Hood pub in Monmouth for good food (huge portions!) & dog friendly.’ Roy, Diana & Rebel, Wallasey, Merseyside.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 6 – 10 February 2017. ‘Really enjoyed some ‘R & R’, lots of walking and sleeping! Cottage is immaculate and well presented (unlike the very muddy dog!) Outside tap, dog poo bin & washing machine / tumble drier were all a God-send.’ Claire and Dotty the labradoodle, Llanelli

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 4 Jan – 4 Feb 2017. ‘Well equipped ‘home from home’. Woken by bird song, lulled to sleep by Tawny owls. Daily walks in the forest – blissful!’ Jackie, Oxfordshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 4 – 7 November 2016. ‘Lovely comfortable cottage, ideal location. Highly recommend the Rising Sun pub for lovely food and very dog friendly.’ Jodie, Jim & Jet the dog from Stoke.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 24 – 28 October 2016. ‘Comfortable, cosy cottage. Great to have a garden. Extremely well run by Elaine & John. We’ll definately be back. Thank you.’ Rene & Ruth Kok, Olney.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 21 – 24 October 2016. ‘A lovely weekend in a cosy, well equipped cottage. Welcomed by Elaine. Enjoyed the lovely autumn colours.’ Alf & Stella, Witney.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 7 – 15th October 2016. ‘Another wonderful relaxing stay. Two very tired dogs after long interesting walks. We spotted fallow deer & a family of wild boar – not in the forest but out on the road! I love this cottage, such a nice atmosphere and very cosy. Thank you Elaine & John. For really good food The Woodman Pub.’ Alex, Stacey, Sooty & Domino, Kent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 23 – 30 September 2016. ‘Another lovely stay in The Cottage. Thanks again.’ Pete, Angela & Mylo.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 26 August – 1 September 2016. ‘Many thanks for a lovely stay in “The Cottage”. It was a real bonus having the garden. We loved Lydney Harbour and Ross-on-Wye.’ Kathryn, David, Simba & Tara, Swansea.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 13 – 20 August 2016. ‘Thank you for letting us stay in The Cottage. Storm loved the garden & all the forest walks. Lydney Harbour was a great find with amazing views and delicious ice-cream. Hope to be back.’ Lisa, Liam & Storm (the dog), Leicester.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 6 – 13 August 2016. ‘A lovely week in a comfortable cottage. The dogs have had a great time, really enjoyed the garden and the safe field to play in and walks in the forest. Recommend The Fountain (Parkend) for a good meal, and visit to Symonds Yat. Thank you John & Elaine.’ Vanessa & Phil, Tilly & Toby, Birmingham.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 16 – 22 July 2016. ‘Lovely cosy cottage, nice comfy bed & fluffy white towels. The weather & location were brilliant, lovely holiday, will hopefully soon return. Thank you.’ Pam, Kev & Max, West Yorkshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,9 – 16 July 2016. ‘Well once again lovely break. Weather could have been better but not compaining. Rising Sun Pub brilliant, most welcoming and food scrumptious. Walks around great for us and dogs loved it. Booked again for next September, can’t wait!!!’ Alan & Norma with Anula, Alfie & Holly, Daventry, Northants.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,1 – 9 July 2016. ‘Many Thanks. Excellent. Everything and more one could expect. Lovely walks. Friendly atmosphere. A really relaxing break. (Booked up to come again).’ Martin & Gail, Cwmbran, S. Wales.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,9 – 16 June 2016. ‘3rd visit – still haven’t seen wild boar but did see 2 deer grazing at the bottom of the paddock! Very wet week but still lots to do. Thanks for making this a relaxing time. See you next year.’ Linda, Steve, Pip & Daisy, Kent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,14-23 May 2016. ‘Great to be back again. Dogs as always loved it. Tranquil setting good for re-cooporating. Good food and welcome at the Rising Sun, and we were remembered at the pub from last year. “Colin, Phyllis, Ellie, Flynn and Jamie

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 5 – 12 May 2016. ‘We have had an amazing time here at The Cottage. It’s well equipped with everything you need and the dogs loved all the long walks and new experiences (especially sheep). Thank you for a relaxing holiday!’ Vicki, Chris, Ebony & Littleman , Hampshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,22 – 25 April 2016. ‘Thank you for a perfect stay. Cottage is just what we needed. Amazing, crisp bedding, wonderful! and comfy double bed and Z bed. Thank you too Elaine for the extra couple of hours when we all became poorly on our last day. See you again next year! x ‘ Annabelle, Ian & Deva.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,18 – 22 April 2016. ‘Perfect little cottage. Had all you needed. Warm welcome for us and the dogs. Lovely few days break, peace & quiet. Will recommend. Many Thanks.’ Cei, Dave, Alfie & Roxy, Torquay.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation,11 – 14 April 2016. ‘Very warm welcome and a beautiful cottage. A perfect holiday with a very tired doggy after some lovely forest walks! Will definately be back again and referring the cottage to family & friends. Thank you! 🙂 ‘ Kim, Matt & Sasha, Weston-Super-Mare

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 8 – 13 March 2016. ‘Perfect little cottage with amazing views and walks in the forest. Would love to come back and stay here again! :)’ Lauren & Luke, Coventry.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 26-29 February  2016. ‘Cottage lovely, everything you need, weather was lovely cold but sunny) Great walks, very tired dog at the end of our break, Defo will recommend to others, Thanks John and Elaine x’ Katie, Kieran and Paddy (dog)

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 19 – 22 November 2015. ‘An ideal cottage in a beautiful setting – perfect for two and a dog.’ Bev, Brian & Nala, Bristol.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 17 – 24 October 2015. ‘Lovely cottage. We had a really nice time, weather was very good for us. Dogs had a great time every morning in the forest. Lovely enclosed garden for Martha & Dougal.’ Graeme  Audrey, Martha  Dougal, Bettyhill

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 10 – 15 October 2015. ‘Fab place to stay! Very friendly owners. Lots of deer in the woods & other great places to visit. The Nags Head Pub does a great Sunday dinner. A nice get away for all ages & will definitely come back!’ Daniel & Lucy, Shropshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 26 Sept – 3 Oct 2015. ‘Many thanks for this lovely comfortable cottage which has everything. Our first visit to this part of England and we’d love to come back, it’s beautiful! Does the sun really shine like this all the time!? We’ve hardly seen a cloud. Highly recommend a visit to Tredogan House (National Trust) and Tintern Abbey. Rising Sun excellent for food. Dogs have enjoyed it as much as us. Very sad to leave!’ Peter & Pippa, with Buster & Peg, Northumberland.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 14 – 18 September 2015. ‘We have discovered a really lovely part of the country and a cosy, comfortable & relaxing cottage from which to explore it! We’ve enjoyed cruising at Symonds Yat, discovering (and getting lost!) at Sculpture Trail, views at Lydney Harbour & endless forest walks not forgetting lovely food at Rising Sun and The Fountain. Many thanks to Elaine for all the extra ‘little touches’ – we’ve loved it here.’ Terry & Carol & Bonnie (cocker spaniel) who ‘fetched an uncountable number of balls thrown in the garden!! Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 5 – 12 September 2015. ‘A great week – weather perfect, the cottage lovely & comfortable. Lots of lovely walks – safe for Mylo to be off the lead. Saw wild boar, cormorants, heron & a kingfisher. Hope to come again.’ Pete, Angela & Mylo the Sheltie, Devon.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 28 August – 5 September 2015. ‘The cottage lovely & cosy, plenty of room for the dogs and ideal with the enclosed garden. Lovely walks, great base to explore.The dogs were welcomed warmly and given treats at the ‘Rising Sun’ and food good. Good trip with Kingfisher Cruises. Would love to come back here again.’ Colin & Phyllis with Ellie, Flynn (greyhounds) & Janie (whippet), Chard, Somerset/Devon border.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 22 – 28 August 2015. ‘A lovely week’s holiday. Weather not great but not too bad. The garden is great for Jake, lovely little cottage, great walks, would like to see wild boar but not this time. Will be back. Thank you, John & Elaine’. Dave, Jess & Jake E.T.B.  (Anglesey).

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 8 – 22 Aug 2015. ‘Had a great couple of weeks away from everything (my opinion), missed Wifi (not my opinion), miffed not to see any wild boar (my opinion), delighted to see no woild boar (not my opinion). Cottage great, loads of walks, everyone really friendly, worth a day to Monmouth, Tintern Abbey and Anchor Tea Room worth a visit. ‘Rising Sun’ is a lovely pub. If a takeaway is your choice Jimmy’s Kitchen one of the best Chinese we’ve had. Back to Edinburgh and the Festival now.’ Dave, Ann & Gregor (The world’s handsomest Border Terrier), Edinburgh, Scotland.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 1 – 8 August 2015. ‘Our 2nd visit and we take fond memories away with us again. Dogs enjoyed the site & surrounding village roads – people very friendly. Thank you for your efforts in making this cottage so comfortable.’ Linda & Steve with Daisy & Pip, Kent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 13 – 20 June 2015. ‘Once again another fabulous week. Found Mallards Pikegreat for doggy paddles. Cruised up river at Symonds Yat with dogs. Great. Weather beautiful & cottage a dream. Poeple here really friendly & Naggs Head pub very filling. Hopefully back next year. Thanks to all.’ Norma & Alan Pawlett with Anula, Alfie & Molly.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 4 – 13th June 2015. ‘Second visit & second fabulous time! We got to see Wild Boar with their ‘humbugs’ at last! We will come back again.’ Nick, Jacqui & Molly, East Sussex

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 1 – 4 May 2015 ‘Our second stay, once again fabulous. Loved The Cottage. Bonus – seen the wild boar & deer. Will be back, lovely break. As always, nothing is too much trouble and everyhting you need. See you soon.’ Ash & Deb, Staffordshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation, 1 – 4 May 2015 ‘5 cottages booked, 21 extended family, 2 – 89 years. Perfect base and especially great fun for the children. Many thanks!’ The Longs’ long weekend.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 4 – 10 April 2015. ‘A lovely cottage in beautiful, quiet surroundings. Day 1 – 8 wild boar in the forest, so close to The Cottage too. Day 2 – A walk to the railway, excellent day out. Day 3 – Symonds Yat, glorious walk along the river, weather still fantastic which helps!! Tired now. Day 4 – Avon Heritage Railway & Tintern, glorious weather again & such beautiful places around the area. Day 5 – Brecon Mountain Railway which was well worth the trip. Apart from illness it’s been a good week off. Nice & relaxing. We will be back.. Thank you. Loved the break.’ Sarah, Leigh & Lara the dog, Hertfordshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation.27 – 30 March 2015. ‘A really lovely relaxing 4 days despite the weather. The cottage is lovely, spotlessly clean and has everything you need. Sadly we didn’t see any (live) boar but have loved exploring the Forest of Dean. Thank you.’ Karen & John, Berkshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 2-5 March 2015. ” Lovely mini break in beautiful surroundings. Warm welcome upon our arrival- Everything perfect! Now back to reality 🙁 ” John and Kathy, Whithall, Worcester.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation.16 – 23 February 2015. ‘Thanks for another good week.’ David & Gillian Smith, Norfolk.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 1-4 February 2015. ‘Day 1: wild boar. Day 2:wild boar and 4 deer. The wild boar is huge!! Spotted twice in the trees just in front of the cottage. We all really enjoyed the break-especially the dog! Lovely walk if you follow the public footpath from the cattle grid accross the fields ‘Richard, Sarah and Baily (Fat Whippet)

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation.31 December 2014 – 4 January 2015. ‘Happy New Year and all the best for 2015. A lovely cottage with great walks & surroundings. Thank you for the welcome pack and a fantastic break, we would love to come back in the future.’ Sarah, Wayne & Bob, Berkshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 24 – 31 December 2014. ‘A lovely relaxing cottage. Humans and canines very relaxed here. Already planning to return.’ Karen & Paula, Monty, Tilly, Mika, Inca & Kia.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 31 October – 3 November 2014. ‘A lovely, clean, cosy cottage & very well equipped for a relaxing break. The welcome packs were a pleasant surprise and much appreciated. Its private garden is handy to pop the dog outside. We all enjoyed being able to walk in the forest from the cottage.’ Mary & Steve Little, & Mollie, Shropshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 27 – 31 October 2014. ‘A lovely little cottage with easy access to the forest for some great walks. Puzzlewood, Symonds Yat and the Dean Heritage Centre well worth a visit and are all only a short drive away. Thanks for the great week, we loved it here.’ Joe & Katie, Birmingham

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 11 – 20 October 2014. ‘A very peaceful location with fantastic walks and wildlife. Ideal location to travel to the beautiful Gloucester town. Little Dean Jail was very interesting: a holiday that will not be forgotten. Thank you 🙂 ‘ Grace & Matthew, Herts.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 26 – 29 September 2014. ‘We had a lovely stay. Nice little cottage, great views. Dogs thoroughly enjoyed their walks, great garden for those early wee calls! Thank you.’ Barry & Pauline with Billy & Lexie, Northamptonshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 22 – 26 September 2014. ‘Back again! Peaceful, comfortable, relaxing! Amazing panoramic views at Symonds Yat Rock and The Kymin (nr Monmouth).’ Richard & Val, Dorset.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 13 – 22 September 2014. ‘Thank you! Such a lovely cottage in a great setting. We’ve had such a relaxing time, we are already planning our return! Definitelt recommend the Rising Sun – great food and staff. Dogs VERY welcome. Also worth going to see Myra at the Nags Head (just down the road) lovely home made food and puddings :). No wild boar seen (shame) but have seen fallow deer in the forest near Nature Reserve. Molly has been thoroughly worn out. Molly says thank you for her welcome box too!’ Nick, Jacqui & Mollie, East Sussex.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 6 – 13 September 2014. ‘Brilliant. Every need catered for. Many thanks.’ Ade & Pat Antrobus, Wales

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 22 – 25 August 2014. ‘Cottage perfect, surroundings great. Dog loved having own garden and easy access to forest. Thank you xx’ Dave & Penny with Spencer, German shepherd cross, Aylesbury.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 9 – 14 August ” We only came for a short break but we will return. Every need was catered for in the cottage and surrounding forest, lanes and villages were a joy to explore- dogs loved it!” Linda and Steve, with Daisy and Pip the Dogs, Whitstable, Kent

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 26 July – 9 August 2014. ‘Beautiful cottage, spotless, superbly equipped & very comfortable. Ideal for our 2 dogs with the enclosed garden. Great walks, especially Cannop Ponds, Mallards Pike & Beechenhurst. Miners Arms definitely best pub. Don’t visit White Castle on Monday or Tuesday! Newent worth a visit. A really happy 2 weeks. Thank you to Elaine & John for their care & unobtrusive hospitality.’ Sarah & Ian Bovingdon with Heidi & Rufus, Herts.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 19th – 26th July 2014. ‘Lovely cottage, wonderful location. Weather v. hot. Great welcome by hosts. Would love to come back.’ Stephanie, Gareth & Roxy (the Doberman), Bedfordshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 14 – 18 July. ‘Warm welcome, spotless cottage. Lovely location by the forest. Holly loved the garden. Hope to come back to Deanwood sometime 🙂 ‘ Brian, Liz & Holly.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 28 June-2nd July 2014. ” Second visit to The Cottage and once again we had a great time. Baxter loved splashing in Blakeney Straits and swimming at Mallards Pike. Post office in Yorkley has a nice deli counter. Weather was fantastic. Be back soon!!” Paul and Julie with Baxter from Madistone,Kent

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 28 June-2nd July 2014. ” Second visit to The Cottage and once again we had a great time. Baxter loved splashing in Blakeney Straits and swimming at Mallards Pike. Post office in Yorkley has a nice deli counter. Weather was fantastic. Be back soon!!” Paul and Julie with Baxter from Madistone,Kent

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 14 -28 June 2014. ‘We have fallen in love with this little cottage and have felt so comfortable here, a;so we have had glorious weather in which to enjoy the garden, the paddock and the whole area. Elaine & John are to be congratulated on the beautifully maintained and well equipped ‘complex’. We so hope to be able to come here again.’ Ann & Keith, with Bonnie, Birmingham.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation.7 – 14 June 2014. ‘Well this is the start, we hope, of many happy years here with John & Elaine. Absolutely great, we loved everything about our holiday – even the weather was great apart from a little rain. Thank you and roll on next year -all booked up!!’ Alan & Norma & 3 woofies, Daventry.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 26 April – 3 May 2014. ‘Once again we have had a wonderful time in our 2nd home!!. Lovely to see Elaine & John again – we are always made to feel so welcome. Going home with 2 very exhausted woofs!!’ Denny & Chris with Ben & Jazz, Kent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 26 April – 3 May 2014. ‘A week of mixed weather which did not stop us getting out walking and about the region generally. Recommend the ‘Rising Sun’ which is in East Moseley, good food and friendly people. Great cottage, we will be back.’ Jane & Brian, Wimborne, Dorset.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 12 – 19 April 2014. ‘Better weather this visit. Dog’s first holiday – 2 very tired mutts, have had a fantastic time. Visited Symonds Yat Rock & walked for hours – very beautiful. Soudley for dog walking, but stay on tracks. As per last time, cottage clean, warm, don’t want to leave. Will be back.’ Alex & Jon, Sooty & Domino.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 7 – 11 April 2014. ‘Had a great mini-break here – thanks very much. Grandchildren visited us and loved the play barn!’ David & Gillian Smith, Norfolk.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 31st March – 3rd April 2014. ‘Had an amazing holiday in such a gorgeous setting, can’t get enough of the forest walks! Perfect relaxing cottage with plenty of space and freedom for the dogs. Will definitely be back for longer next time. Thanks!’  Rob & Nicole, London.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 14 – 16 March 2014. ‘We have had a truly wonderful, relaxing time at this lovely cosy little cottage. Our dogs loved their stay here, it’s the first time that I have let my chihuahua Jimmy off the lead whilst out walking, he loved the forest and walks as did all of us. The sun has shone for our entire stay, we feel thoroughly refreshed and will definitely be back again for a longer stay. Lovely welcome from our hosts.’ Wendy, Steve, Coco & Jimmy from Milton Keynes.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 3 – 6 March 2014. ‘Had a lovely relaxing stay at the cottage. It has been our first time to the Forest of Dean but will definitely come back. The Cottage was cosy, the walks in the Forest brill especially for the dogs, and also the garden was a bonus for the dogs to run around in.The weather was good to us and the welcome packs for us and the dogs much appreciated.’ Jane & Neil, with Badger & Poppy, Nottinghamshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation.4 – 6 February 2014. ‘Had a wonderful and peaceful few days in your cosy cottage. We loved exploring the Forest, what a beautiful place! Hope we will be back again – Thank You!’ Mark & Anny, Brighton.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation.13 – 17 January 2014. ‘We’ve had a lovely holiday in this cosy, warm cottage. We loved going for walks in the beautiful forest. The dogs were tired and happy after all the walking. Thanks Elaine and John for the warm welcome. We will hopefully be back soon!’ Sarah, Matt, Samson (border collie) & Teal (springer spaniel). Manchester.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 9 – 15 December 2013. ‘Sorry not to have seen a wild & furious boar! Cosy cottage in a good location for forest walks and the steam railway. Thank you for a warm welcome.’ Colin & Trish, Dorset.

     The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 28 – 31 October 2013. ‘Abeautiful, cosy cottage in a great location! We loved doing really long walks in the Forest – Molly was exhausted! We can’t wait to come back, hopefully for a longer break to enjoy even more! 😉 ‘ Samantha & Matthew Ash with Molly (5mth labbby), Wolverhampton.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. 18 – 24 October 2013. ‘No mobile signal, no internet signal – sheer bliss! Weather awful, only got to walk in the Forest once. A week of relaxation in a beautiful setting. Will be back for longer next time. Rising Sun for Sunday lunch, Wetland Centre for fantastic day out, make sure to buy grain for the feathered ones! Do not use taxis as they are a complete rip-off, £10 for a 2.5 mile journey and they don’t come back to pick you up! Elaine & John very accommodating. Thank you so much.’ Alex & Jon, Kent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation.14 – 19th October 2013. ‘Had a lovely stay at The Cottage. So relaxing. Will definitely be returning next year. Many thanks, just what we needed.’ Gaynor & Tony, with Meg, Alfie, Poppy & Harry (2 border collies and 2 Shitzus), Northants.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean Accommodation. ‘A brilliant  Holiday. Thank you for the Welcome Packs (Holly’s too). Beautiful comfortable cottage. Great having the garden for Holly to run around in. Location perfect, lots of great walks in the Forest. Enjoyed a meal at The Rising Sun. Thank you again.’ Katrin & Chris Randles, & Holly (8 mth old puppy, first holiday). Poyton, Cheshire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean. 29 Sept – 5 October 2013. ‘Comfortable and cosy and a great location. The enclosed garden was perfect for our puppy’s first holiday. Weather cheered up on our last day! We got to know the nearby section of forest quite well searching for the lost back door key! (Warning to others – put it in a secure pocket with nothing else in it!)’ Susan & Andrew, Oswestry.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean. 23 – 28 September 2013. ‘Very cosy & comfortable. Lovely quiet spot and ideal country for beautiful walks. Time & circumstance permitting, we will be here again … and again! Thank you.’ Richard & Valerie, Dorset.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean. 30 August – 6 September 2013. ‘Spent a wonderful holiday in this beautiful cottage. Our woofs loved the garden and paddock. Many thanks Elaine & John for such a warm welcome. We look forward to returning in 2014!’ Denny & Chris with Benji & Jazper, Herne, Kent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean. 13 – 20 July 2013. ‘A brilliant honeymoon, the cottage was perfect, the weather was great if not a little too hot! and the area is absolutely stunning. We and the dogs loved oxploring the Forests and sampling the local cuisine & cider! Symonds Yat is well worth a visit, it is stunning and the walk along the river is beautiful. All had a fab time and hopefully we will return ….’ Adam & Kim with Jade, Maggie & Purdey. Cheshire

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 6 – 9 July 2013. ‘Came away for a relaxing rest and it was certainly that and more. Beautiful setting, lovely well looked after grounds and everything you could need, including a warm welcome.’ Julia, Ian & Morgan, the Dobermann. Herts.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean,29 June – 6 July 2013 ‘1st visit to the Forest of Dean, won’t be our last. Wonderful location. Comfortable, charming cottage. Weather has been good.’ Alan, Sandra & Ben, Surrey.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean,21 – 14 June 2013. ‘Had a wonderful long weekend at the lovely cottage. Great location, great dog walks, paddling at Blakeney Straits!! Will definately be back. Thank you.’ Paul, Julie & ‘Ditton’ Kent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean,10 – 17 May 2013. ‘ Enjoyed our holiday here in this lovely cottage. Lots of places to visit – a new area for us, and our border collie enjoyed the walks. Thank you for your welcome.’ Pat & Graham, Upminster, Essex.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 29 April – 3 May 2013. ‘What luck, fabulous weather. We have enjoyed ‘The Cottage’ with its little garden and lovely views, so much better for Jolly! Shame about the bluebells, maybe we’ll get it right next year! Thank you for everything.’ Ann, Peter & Jolly, Kent.
    Note from Elaine – the bluebells, like everything else, are late this year. They are normally at their best last week of April and first week in May.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 20 – 24 April 2013. ‘Have had a great stay in this lovely cosy cottage. We hope to come back next year.’ Hilary & Keith, Whitley Bay.
    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 18 – 23 March 2013.
    ‘Nice and warm inside. Good facilities for mountain bike.’ Stuart, High Wycombe.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 24 February – 3 March 2013.
    ‘Big skies and stars you feel you can touch on a night, the Forest to run in, Cannop Ponds to dip my paws in (I’m not very keen on water) with a garden to relax in – everything made for a dog called ‘Scruff’. The wrinklies loved it as well!’ Pam, Bill & Scruff, Cornwall

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 15 – 19 October 2012.
    ‘A great place to retreat from the daily round and enjoy a beautiful part of the country. Thank you for providing everything we needed in the Cottage for a very happy and warm stay.’ Martin & Margaret, Wiltshire.
    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 12 – 14 October 2012.
    Lovely welcome, beautiful weekend stay. Cottage a real charm. Everything you need is here and more. A really beautiful part of the country. Thank you.’ Keith & Helen, Essex.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 5 – 12 October 2012. ‘Wonderful holiday cottage, great – v clean & comfortable. The ‘Rising Sun’ provided splendid evening meals.’ R & B H, Nottingham.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean, 31 August – 7 September 2012. ‘Great holiday with wonderful weather for this time of year. Cottage clean & comfortable, everything you need here. Dogs loved the forest walks.’ J & DH, & Chester, Paddy & Bert, Lancashire.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean 3 – 10 August 2012 ‘A most excellent venue away from the city life. Most helpful & lovely hosts. Shame about the weather.’ R & H, Luton.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean 14 – 21 July 2012 ‘Thank you John & Elaine for letting us stop in your lovely cottage. Very peaceful. When it rained we went swimming in Lydney swimming baths and then went shopping, and when the sun shined and it was dry we went walking in the Forest in Parkend, visited Ross 0n Wye and sat in the garden sunbathing.’ T & J, Stoke on Trent.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean 22 – 29 June 2012 ‘Had a lovely holiday in the great cottage. Really peaceful, lovely walks and a happy birthday. Thank you.’ M & R, Northampton.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean 6 – 9 April 2012. ‘Our dog loved the doggie welcome box!We really appreciated the thoughtful touches, the maps of the woods& the general comfort of this lovely cottage.’ J & L, Nottingham.

    The Cottage, Deanwood Holiday Cottages, Forest of Dean 13 – 17 Feb 2012 ‘Had a wonderful, relaxing holiday in this lovely little cottage. Very friendly host. Location is ideal to explore forest and Wye valley. Highly recommend ‘The Rising Sun’ pub for food, excellent.’ A & G, Plymouth