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25 Parragate Road

(Ref. 962992)

Cinderford, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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98 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quiet area."

    Friendly neighbours. Welcome pack much appreciated. Outdoor space perfect for dogs and a hose to wash them off. We didn’t need the hose as it didn’t rain! Good forest dog walks. Plenty of free parking. Well placed for visiting Ross on Wye, Gloucester ( beautiful cathedral) and Symonds Yat. Parking £5 at both Sculpture trail and Symonds Yat. Café and toilets at both.

    So pleased you enjoyed your week Thank you for the lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great property good parking area clean and well kept great to have all the basic ..."

    Great property good parking area clean and well kept great to have all the basic food items to start you off not to have to go shopping straight away and the home made marmalade was lovely,

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry you couldn’t give 5* but during your two week stay you didn’t say anything was needed . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2024

  • "Lovely quirky cottage ."

    Owners definitely make you feel welcome with the welcome pack. Ideal location for exploring the Forest of Dean . The garden is a lovely sun trap . Quiet area . Perfect

    Thank you so glad you enjoyed it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Everything you could need was supplied and the extras such as flowers, chocolates and homemade marmalade made us feel welcome as soon as we got there. The whole cottage was spotless and bedding was good quality. I will recommend this to our family and friends. My husband and I took my mum who is 88 and our 2 small dogs and we all had a brilliant time.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. The cottage was left lovely and clean and tidy and would love for you to visit again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Apr 2024

  • "Stayed here several times and keep coming back when we book it early enough."

    Best cottage by far in the Forest. Accessible. Central to walking. LDL within easy walking distance. Easy parking. Comfortable. Character. Fully equipped. Helpful owners nearby. I find the shower tap a bit difficult to grip and twist but the shower is great. The local restaurants are limited but we liked the Severn Bore Inn at Westbury. We took a few wrong turns in the Forest on our long walks, even with map and compass, so care is needed. Safe paths and easy walking though, even if muddy in places.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent cottage, immaculately clean"

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you liked the cottage and thank you for leaving clean and tidy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Mar 2024

  • "A homely well equipped cottage, close to the Forest of Dean."

    Very dog-friendly. Fresh flowers and gifts of food on arrival were a lovely touch

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you liked the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely we had daffodils in the rooms downstairs."

    The little touches of local pictures was nice. There was everything we needed including bread, butter, homemade marmalade and milk. We had over night fall of unexpected snow and the host send a message to make sure we were ok.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you liked the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent property Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone, especially with dogs."

    Thank you, glad you had a good time despite the weather . Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Feb 2024

  • "We found the cottage a bit puzzling to locate, as Parragate Road has several parts to it & the cottage is actually located on "Parragate", a spur off!"

    However, it was well worth finding! We thought the cottage was delightful, with all the modern conveniences whilst retaining its historic character. The enclosed garden & double parking space was especially appreciated and Lidl just a 5 minute walk away was a bonus. Cinderford is such a great location, with friendly locals and the beautiful Forest of Dean on the doorstep.

    Thank you for the feedback. I am disappointed with the score as I thought you loved it and I strive to achieve 5* with everything Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Feb 2024

  • "It’s a very comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage."

    Loved the festive decorations with the nicely decorated Christmas tree. Well located to many nature walks in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Lidl is 2 minutes walk which is very convenient. Off road parking and a fenced patch of grass for the doggies to do their business on.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback I’m glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Magdolna5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean with all home comforts & some much appreciated extras including homemade Marmalade- yummy."

    The Forest is literally a couple of minutes walk up the road which was very handy for walking the dog. Lidl just two minutes up the road or through the town for Tesco. Lots of lovely walks a short drive away, we walked over 60 miles in total - fab! Not much choice within easy walking distance for a bite to eat which was surprising considering the size of Cinderford, the Curry Leaf was excellent, the White Hart Inn was good but a bit more of a hike especially in the dark and cold but this should not be seen as a negative reflection on the cottage but means you may need to think ahead whether you want to cater for your own meals or prefer to eat out. The chippy at the top.of the town was very good and extremely generous portions. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Nov 2023

  • "Cozy cottage, nicely decorated."

    Everything has been thought of. Fresh flowers, tea, coffee, butter, bread, etc. available upon arrival. Cookies, food bowls and towels for the dogs. Supermarket very close. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, glad you had a great time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was extremely clean, everything you can think of was provided."

    Loads of extras. The garden was totally secure for our dog. The location was perfect for visiting the Forest of Dean and the Wye valley. Couldn't have been better! Nicola was very friendly and helpful, one of our best cottage holidays. Highly recommended!

    Thank you. I hope you visit us again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second time staying here."

    It is a lovely homely cottage. Items can be requested and we had the high chair and travel cot. Fresh towels on your bed, welcome pack inc ice creams, bread, milk, butter & home made marmalade (Omg amazing!) perfect base to return back to after travelling on our days out. Would definitely recommend staying :)

    Thank you. Im so pleased you enjoyed it again. Maybe see you again? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was the second stay in 2 years."

    We could see that the owner had acted on our previous suggestion to replace the old TV and we really appreciated it because the weather wasn't great. My partner took frying pans and kitchen knives but didn't need them as everything was top notch- most people don't think to provide good kitchenware but Nicola gets bonus points for everything. The bedrooms were cool and comfortable and the shower was lovely. Many thanks for the thoughtful welcome pack. The washing machine, and clothes line were an absolute bonus as well as the totally enclosed yard for our dog. It was nice to be near a supermarket and some good takeaways. It was really great to have safe parking for 2 vehicles. Since last year I have developed a knee problem which I didn't think was much of an issue but the 5 steps down to the property that have no hand rail and the very steep, narrow stairs to the bedrooms and upstairs toilet and bathroom mean that we may not be staying again. If you are young, fit and able it won't be an issue but anyone with creaky knees or hips might struggle. The only suggestion we have this year is another single chair for the 4th person staying as it's nice to spread out a bit when watching TV.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2023

  • "Location is excellent: Cinderford has everything you could need incluing a Lidl literally two minutes from the doorstep."

    Cross over the high street by the Chinese and you are in the forest. Places of interest further afield (Haye in Wye, Hereford etc) are between 20/40 mins away. As for the cottage Nicola really has thought of everything! Bread & butter and homemade marmalade waiting on arrival! Shower v. Good, bed really comfortable. Kitchen, dinning room and living room quite spacious. Garden enclosed and private...perfect for our dog. 5 stars....would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Well appointed property, situated within easy reach of the Forest of Dean."

    Everything within the property had been thought of to make this a home from home. The level of cleanliness and décor was exceptional for a holiday rented property, absolutely top marks. The beds were very comfortable and laid with what appeared to to be new excellent quality linin and more than adequate duvets and pillows. In the lounge we found the armchair and sofa to be not as supportive for our backs as we were used to and therefore not to our liking, but accept others may not have a problem with them. The enclosed garden was a safe environment for my dog, which had been first and foremost in my mind when booking. The owner was in touch before we arrived, and the welcome pack was excellent. Thank you. Overall though, it was an excellent holiday home.

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you need provided. Clean and tidy. Lovely welcome pack. Fresh flowers. Home from home. Ideal base to see the outstanding Countryside. Would love to stay again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. The cottage was left clean and tidy and would love for you to return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely stay."

    House and garden much bigger than expected and would highly recommend this cottage for dog owners too. Everything you could possibly need has been provided for with a fenced garden and separate porch entrance to main house. Mud tray, toy box, lighting in garden for night time, an outside hose and tap, pet towels etc. The lay out of the house with a long corridor upstairs and vey comfortable bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and dining room was amazing. Lovely homely touches like two vases of flowers, quirky decorations, a fan and lots of treats were waiting for us. Thank you Nicole for making us feel so very welcome.

    So pleased you enjoyed my cottage. Thank you for the lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean."

    Great welcome pack, much appreciated. Towels, toys, dog bowls and treats for the dog as well, which was a very nice touch. Not much in the town unfortunately, but we were here to see friends close by and had some fantastic walks in the Forest, which were about a 10 minute drive away, so it is a good base if you are not wanting to go out to a nice dog pub within walking distance.

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cosy comfortable cottage."

    Excellent facilities & well equipped. Spotlessly clean. Added bonus of an enclosed garden. Shops close by. Nicola kindly contacted us to make sure we were ok as we had snow. We really enjoyed our stay & had some great walks with our dog. We will return.

    I’m so pleased you had a great time. The cottage was left lovely and clean and would love to see you back in the future Thank you Nicola Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property with all that you could wish for, a real home from home."

    A great property to explore the Forest of Dean for lots of lovely dog walks with the kids.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Feb 2023

  • "We are locals who stayed in this lovely Cottage as an escape from major building work going on in our home - so it really was like a home from home."

    As our stay was in December, we were delighted to find the Cottage looking festive with Christmas tree and other decorations - it felt so cosy with the Christmas lights - especially with the cold snap outside! Lovely that the owner messaged us when we had an unexpected snowfall to check we were ok. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with everything you may need - plus 'extras' such as fresh milk, bread, biscuits, homemade marmalade, toiletries, little bits you may need in cupboards. Comfy beds, powerful shower and feels very peaceful and private while being close to town - Lidl only a minute's walk away. Not too far to walk to the woods with our doggie - was great as we didn't have the car for most of our stay. Also, dog bowls, blanket provided means less to take with you and self enclosed garden is ideal for letting dog out. As mentioned in description, stairs can be challenging but we managed to master the 'sideways' walk after a while and it all adds to the quaintness - Would certainly return if we need a refuge again. :)

    Thank you Julie, was pleased to be able to help. Also thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, it was left immaculate. Your feedback is very much appreciated Happy new year Nicola Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with parking, close to the town but a very quiet location."

    Everything, and more, provided you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay. Nicola left, bread, milk and so many other useful items in the larder. The sweets and fruit was the final perfect touch to ensure a very enjoyable stay.

    That’s lovely thank you and I hope you will be very happy in your new home Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wow is all I can say what a delightful cottage everything you could wish for and more."

    Everything was catered for and a lovely few extras. Wanted a holiday where I could visit family but have some me time too This place was absolutely perfect Hoping to return again next year but for longer this time. Thank you Nichola

    Pleased you had a great time. Please let me know if you are bringing a dog next time so we can fully cater for you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    It had everything we needed and more. It was really like a home from home. The fresh flowers and the welcome food were just the icing on the cake. We’ve never been to this part of the country before but would definitely return. The Forest of Dean is about a 5 min drive away and we loved the colourful autumn walks.

    I’m so pleased you had a great time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "Me and my friend had a wonderful time at this cottage, it was clean, cosy and so comfortable."

    The little touches of food, notes and travel information made us feel so welcome and helped us to get the most out of our holiday. We also found that it was central to all the beautiful places we wanted to visit and see, we didn't have to fill up on fuel for the whole week! I would highly recommend this cottage to all my friends and family, some have already asked for information. Thank you so very much. Elissa and Val.

    I’m so please you had a great time and hope to see you at 25 parragate again in the future. It was left lovely and clean and tidy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elissa5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have had a lovely holiday at this cottage and as stated in many other reviews, this is one of the best we have stayed in for comfort, cleanliness and the equipment and provisions that are provided by the lovely owner, Nicola."

    It really is a home from home and is clearly well cared for, you immediately feel relaxed and able to enjoy your holiday. Other bonuses for us were the parking at the property, the enclosed secure garden for our dog and the excellent central heating/instant hot water. It is so peaceful and quiet, despite being in Cinderford. A new Tesco store has recently opened as well as the Lidl store at the end of the road so no long journeys to stock up, both are easy to walk to. We were delighted to discover how well placed you are for visiting the Forest of Dean (on your doorstep), the Wye Valley - including Chepstow, Monmouth and Ross-on Wye, Gloucester Docks which have been revitalised as well as Lydney Docks currently undergoing redevelopment and well worth a visit for the views and excellent cup of tea!, the Severn Estuary and a bit further a field Hereford and the Malverns, let alone the wide variety of walks - so much to do we will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much Clare, the cottage was left lovely and clean and would welcome you back any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really quiet cottage, well equipped and clean."

    The owner is proactive and provided a useful welcome pack. Many thanks!

    Thank you. I’m glad you were able to enjoy a few days as a stop over on your journey home. Nicola Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage was delightful, was everything and more that we needed for our week away."

    Little touches that were in the cottage were perfect and just made it even more special. We didn’t want to leave when it came to home time. We’ve had the best week and can’t wait to book up again for next year :)

    I’m so pleased you had a great time even though the weather was so hot for you. I look forward to hearing from you regarding a future booking Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property was so comfortable and homely that we have booked again for the same time next year ."

    The owner has spent a lot of time and effort in thinking of all the home comforts so that when we come again next year we know our dog Harry will be safe and happy in the garden-most people forget that small dogs can get under gates or through small holes but this garden is totally safe and it is great to open the door knowing he can be off-lead and free. We have everything we need here and we can't thank the owner enough. A big thank you for the welcome gifts-these have been the most helpful ever. Top marks for cleanliness and comfort. The kitchen is really well equipped so if you want to cook there are pans and dishes for every need. The twin single bed room is very dark and cool and we slept really well. Really loved the shower. Radio much appreciated as was the dining room with table and chairs. Good Butchers, Bakery, Charity shops, takeaways on your doorstep. Very minor point-TV is old-school so you can't stream or screen-cast from your phone and the BT box makes the tv buzz if you are watching programmes from it. One of the single beds -the one nearest the door makes some interesting spring boinging noises! This hasn't put us off booking again though. Countdown begins!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2022

  • "25 Parragate Road is one of the most comfortable cottages we have stayed in during the many years we have booked holidays through Sykes."

    The description on the site is a true reflection of the facilities available and the attention to detail & comfort for both dogs and their human companions is second to none! This is our first time visiting the Forest of Dean and we will most certainly return again, both to the area and the cottage! Thank you Nicola for the provision of the food basket (which included home made marmalade) it was very much appreciated. And special thanks from Ruby for the dog biscuits!

    Thank you sue, I’m so pleased you liked my cottage. The cottage was left very clean and tidy and you and ruby would be most welcome to return anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage, everything we needed and then dome."

    Thoughtful welcome pack of bread, marmalade (home made - the best), milk, tea coffee and sugar meant we could settle in before shopping. A peaceful location, fabulous for exploring Forest of Dean yet only a couple of minutes walk away from the supermarket.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and for looking after my cottage, it was left lovely and clean Welcome to come back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by J Katrina5.0Jun 2022

  • "All excellent."

    One of the very best that we have booked through Sykes!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and will be most welcome anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with a warm and friendly atmosphere."

    There was a lovely welcome pack (including chocolates) and flowers. The cottage was clean and very comfortable in a wonderful position for walks in the Forest of Dean

    Thank you Helen, I’m really pleased you liked my little cottage, it was left lovely and tidy and hope to see you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful three week stay here with family."

    Exceptionally quiet with a beautiful garden to enjoy the longer days. The beds are of the highest standard thus very comfortable. Great big powerful shower. Lidl is ever so close-by on foot (although you wouldn't guess) for fresh croissants and bread in the morning The house has a very positive energy too.

    Thank you Emma, glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you're house move goes well. The house was left lovely and tidy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is well located for exploring the Royal Forest of Dean."

    We found the cottage very comfortable and cosy for our week in March. The enclosed garden was good for our dog and the porch ideal for storing muddy boots and wiping muddy paws. It is convenient for local amenities including a large Co-Op and Lidl. There are also numerous takeaways within walking distance.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I do try to make your stay a home from home experience and cater for all needs including the dog !! Nicola Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2022

  • "A really lovely, cosy, clean and well equipped cottage."

    Having the porch to leave wet muddy clothes and dog made a difference and there is just enough room in the small outbuilding to secure 4 bikes. Shops and take-aways are just a few minutes walk away in Cinderford, even if it it was not the most picturesque of towns!! Having said that, it was a perfect base for exploring the Forest of Dean, Wye valley and Welsh borders for a few days.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing, in a great location, really cosy and warm and better than expected."

    We really appreciated the effort that went into ensuring we were comfortable. Thank you Clare & Tony K

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Well equipped kitchen. Nice fluffy towels. Lidl 5 min walk away and a wide selection of takeaway places a short walk away. Good base for exploring Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. Selection of board games provided which kept us entertained. Welcome essentials including delicious homemade marmalade. A nice relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Best facilities at this cottage more than expected very clean and quite."

    Really good kitchen equipment.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything was wonderful at the cottage ,the owner had everything that could be ..."

    Everything was wonderful at the cottage ,the owner had everything that could be wanted ,it was even better than advertised ,there was off road parking for 2 cars which was so handy ,spotlessly clean ,loved having the seperate shower and bath , what a great base to go from ,Monmouth worth a visit Gloucester docks and Symons Yat in the forest just a few places ,will certainly be returning to this lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2021

  • "We would highly recommend this little cottage as it had everything we needed plus it was an ideal base to explore Wales, Forest of Dean , Malvern Hills etc ."

    Cute well kept, enclosed garden with lots of interesting plants . The bed was sooo comfy too . The only slight negative will be the stairs which are very steep and probably not suitable for those less mobile or toddlers . The host Nicola was extremely welcoming and helpful .

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Have to carefully negotiate steps down to property."

    Inside the stairs are quite narrow, steep and not backed so not suitable for anybody with mobility difficulties. Only stair rail on one side with limited grip and wall on other. In addition there is no stair gate.

    Thank you for your feedback for 25 Parragate Road. We can confirm that we do offer a stairgate to our guests, however, this is not kept at the property and is available on request. If we had requested this at any stage of your holiday we would have been more than happy to bring this to the property for you. The stairs at 25 Parragate are steep and narrow, as they are they original cottage stairs, this is mentioned in the description on the website. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Jul 2021

  • "Everything was great although the staircase was very steep."

    We were very careful going up and downstairs.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2021

  • "The owner provided a lot of extras such as flowers in the rooms, sweets and fruit, and a welcome pack of bread, spread, marmalade, tea, coffee and biscuits and much more."

    A real home from home.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage is not a holiday let, it's a home from home."

    Warm ,cosy and well equipped, one of the best we've stayed in. A lovely welcome pack awaited us, including flowers. It's well placed for visiting the area. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. A relaxing and enjoyable holiday!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2021

  • "We often stay here as its convenient to visit family in Gloucester and its close to the Forest of Dean and the Welsh borders."

    There is a Lidl just a short walk down the road. The cottage has everything you need for a comfy stay. Very safe for pets. We will come again.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2021

  • "This was an ideal lockdown getaway."

    The risk assessment for Covid was rigorous but practical making our stay comfortable and safe. A LDL within walking distance was an exceptional bonus. The cottage is just a few streets away from the forest paths and cycle tracks. The beds and lounge were all comfortable. The kitchen had everything. One of the best equipped we have found. The stairs are steep but solid hand rails make them safe.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "Owner went over and beyond to ensure a comfortable stay."

    Superbly clean n Situated near the Forest of Dean which was great to explore Owner even provides towels , toys and throws for 4 legged friends Garden is a delightful sun trap as well as secure Best cottage I have ever stayed in

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very well appointed property."

    Beautifully maintained. Small sheltered garden acted as a sun trap. Very quiet location and close to lovely woodland walks.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a beautifully presented cottage."

    Great attention to detail with every comfort. It's set in a perfect location for exploring the stunning Forest of Dean with amenities in the town within a short walk.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Best rented cottage we have stayed in."

    Very cosy, well presented with many extras to make our stay enjoyable. Garden very dog friendly, completely enclosed for our 2 year old Springer Spaniel. Many extras also for our dog, including biscuits, towels and toys. Shower/Bathroom excellent. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely, well equipped, spacious yet cosy cottage."

    The kitchen really was like home from home. The little touches were really appreciated - fresh flowers, biscuits/bread/milk and homemade marmalade on our arrival and the dogs appreciated their biscuit jar! The surrounding area was spectacular - we walked 8-10miles each day in the Forest of Dean and along the River Wye. We enjoyed trips around Goodrich Castle & Tintern Abbey - both dog friendly, and can highly recommend the Sunday roast at the Dog & Muffler pub & Angels Fish & Chips takeaway at the top of town. Nicola was extremely accommodating and helpful.

    Reviewed by Bradley5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was better than the photos, immaculate and with lovely treats for us and our dog."

    Everything was there including dog bowls and toys. The location was great for exploring the area with beautiful walks. Not much in the town of Cinderford though, but handy to have the supermarket in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great place to stay."

    Highly recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely, well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, homemade marmalade and biscuits for the dogs."

    Great location to explore the area and handy for walking to shops. Garden is very private considering it is surrounded by other houses and is an absolute sun trap. Not a criticism but the stairs are steep and the toilet is upstairs so anyone who is not very mobile would need to consider this. Owner extremely helpful, would definitely recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owner was extremely helpful with information and support (especially as we arrived the day after storm Dennis and lots of roads were unpassable), she was available but not in your face."

    The welcome pack and fresh flowers in every room was a very special touch. The kitchen had EVERYTHING you could possibly need, we even cooked a full roast dinner. Extremely dog friendly with bowls and towels and toys, secure enclosed garden and lovely walks from the front door into the forest. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Feb 2020

  • "Extra touches from our hosts made our stay even better."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Feb 2020

  • "Superb cottage in a great location for touring but with lots of facilities on the doorstep."

    Very well equipped, cosy and warm. Owners thoughtful and accommodating - lots of little touches like home made marmalade, fresh flowers one fully decorated for Christmas

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location for exploring the area (If the weather had been better!"

    ) Very comfortable, spotlessly clean, finished to a high standard and lots of attention to detail. Lovely welcome pack on arrival, fresh goodies including home-made marmalade - Thankyou! Nicola very friendly, excellent communication even before we arrived. Had everything you would need away from home, and more. Very comfy beds, powerful shower (not always the case) and the added bonus of catch-up tv built in (not in description!) As mentioned in several reviews the stairs were very steep and may be a problem for the less mobile, but not an issue with care. Wouldnt hesitate to return or recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as described, shiny clean, well equipped, with many thoughtful details, I,e flowers, welcome pack of basic food, home made marmalade and a little collection of dog toys and treats."

    Delightful cottage, I would have no hesitation recommending it or rebooking it in the spring.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great cottage, very clean and tidy and all we needed for the week."

    Great location for Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons. Lovely walks very close to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2019

  • "This cottage was everything we hoped it would be."

    We have been to numerous "dog friendly" cottages which have not actually been so. Nicola provided everything we would need and also everything that the dogs would need. Although the cottage is surrounded by other houses it felt secluded and private. The garden was a nice size which was good for the dogs. There are shops just up the road including a Lidl so, for a change, we did not have to drive to get food etc.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2019

  • "The house was lovely and the extra touches (such as baby blankets, toys and games, food/drink basics) were really helpful to us."

    The house was convenietly located to everything and the children loved the sheep pictures, toys and decorations around the house. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone thinking of staying in the Forest of Dean and had no issues whatsoever.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

  • "This charming cottage was bright and colourful."

    It was spotless and well equipped. There were a lot of extra little touches which made it rather special. Good quality mattress, bedding. towels, rugs, curtains etc. A credit to its owner.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing house."

    .the extras provided were so welcoming..absolutely spotlessly much to do in the area..5 minute walk to town centre shops and quite and secluded..would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have been using Sykes for our holiday in the UK."

    25 Parragate Road was one of the cleanest and most comfortable of the cottages we have stayed in so far. Our only minor points would be the duvets were too thick and heavy for the warmer weather, and the kitchen preparation knives were all serrated and fairly bendy, not good for cutting raw chicken. Otherwise a perfect stay. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage that was very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    A real home from home and beautifully decorated and furnished. our two dog were well provided for with towels ,bowels and biscuits. The cottage was that clean you would never of known dogs stayed there. The owner left a little welcome pack of butter,bread,milk and marmalade ( homemade) and all the rooms had fresh flowers. Great area for walking and the little town had plenty of takeaways if you didnt like to cook. some lovely pubs with very nice food and friendly locals made our holiday good even though the weather was rainy all week. An ideal quiet cottage if your looking for some peace and quit. would definitely would stay hear again :)

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2019

  • "25 Parragate Road is a lovely cosy cottage."

    Very clean. Everything you need is there. The Kitchen is very well equipped, The appliances are quite new and in excellent working order. We did not use the twin room, but it was a lovely light and very good sized room and well equipped with lots of cubboard and hanging wardrobe space. The double room had a very comfortable double size bed. Cosy sitting room with large TV and BT youview box. Ample sized dining room and table with plenty of seating area. Good enclosed garden with a seating area outside. A nice little suntrap when the sun is shining. Location of cottage is great you can get into the Forest of Dean within 10 minutes as the town of Cinderford is the gateway into the Forest which has so many very beautiful walks and lots of things to see and do. You can get anywhere very easy from Cinderford. No distance across the border into Monmouthshire. One hours drive to the Cotswolds. All in all we had a very lovely holiday and would recommend this location and cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "This property has everything you need for a lovely holiday."

    The owner communicates well & listens to feedback. It is well situated for access to the Forest of Dean. I have rented many holiday cottages and there is always a compromise. In this one the stairs are steep and there is no great pub doing food nearby. Everything else is great. The garden is very secure especially if you have a dog. The Cyril Hart arboretum a few miles away is a great place to exercise your dog. I highly recommend this property and would book again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cottage."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided. Such thoughtfulness! I love staying in places like this, you can relax and just stay in if the weather is bad. Shops are close by and plenty of pubs serving reasonably priced food. Lots to visit round about. We have come home totally rested and refreshed.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and warm, clean and very comfortable."

    Nicola had provided everything possible to make our stay happy and comfortable. The provisions were extremely helpful and useful after a long journey. Biscuits, bowls and towels were a lovely thought, also for the dogs and our 2 dogs enjoyed the holiday as much as we did. The Forest of Dean and The Wye Valley are great areas to explore and we all enjoyed several long walks. A lovely cottage and a great holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was BY FAR one of the best and nicest cottages in EVERY WAY possible."

    It had a very steep staircase which firstly daunted me (as I have Rheumatoid Arthritis) but I quickly got used to it and regarded it as a bit of exercise for my old bones! I'd say this wee cottage isn't small by any means but spacious, clean and extremely well decorated. We were made MORE than welcome on arrival with an abundance of many things...bread, butter, home made jam, milk, coffee, tea, etc and etc...FRESH flowers throughout the home too....not to mention a full bowl of mandarins as well as a dish of lollies in front of TV. I could go on and on but one needs to experience it to believe it. Would HAVE to be a five star plus home. Many thanks and praises to the owner.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2019

  • "Clean, spacious accommodation."

    Basic provisions provided for arrival. Excellent range of equipment available inside, and outside, of the cotrage. Local shops very nearby for provisions. Good position for visiting forest and surroundings.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Nicola could not do more to make us welcome in her lovely cottage - from flowers in every room and plenty of provisions- even biscuits and a bowl for our dog."

    The cottag is lovely, it has all we wanted, very comfortable and warm. It is very conveniently placed a couple of minutes walk from a supermarket and yet is in a very quiet area. We certainly will be back when we are in the area again

    Reviewed by Vivian5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Everything was absolutely what one hopes to get and more besides. The owners left milk, sugar, coffee, tea and more besides. A lovely touch which helped us settle in. Flowers in every room was particularly appreciated by my wife. Each room was very well lit, not always the case in our experience! and everything worked properly. Wi-fi connected in less than 30 seconds and worked smoothly and swiftly throughout. Central heating and hot water was easily adjustable to our needs. The weather was a bit cold for sitting outside but it looked lovely in the back and we look forward to coming again in the summer. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2019

  • "Nicola goes above and beyond she leaves bread,clover,homemade marmalade,milk,tea,coffee dog biscuits."

    dog bowls covers for lounge chair and settee, dog towels and toys. All toiletries ,washing up liquid and everything you need to cook your meals. The cottage was immaculately cleaned.And all rooms had fresh flowers. Plus the beds are very comfy.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2019

  • "After over 30 years of Christmas "away", this was one of the best we have had the pleasure to stay in."

    We were greeted by a hamper of Christmas goodies and all the immediate needs i.e. milk, sugar etc. We always prepare but this was a nice surprise. The cottage itself is in a great location - very quiet and only 200 yds from the High Street. Two car parking too! Everything is spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is an added bonus with a great fridge/freezer and dish washer. A washing machine in a separate room - great! We did not bother with the open fire (plenty of logs supplied) but it would be wonderful for children who had never seen one. It would be a great base for the summer holidays.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2018

  • "Spotlessly clean and comfortable cottage."

    The owner sent us a welcome e mail. We left something behind and she informed us of this and is posting it on. We couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2018

  • "The finishing touches in this place were amazing every little thing was thought about from flowers in every room to the toiletries provided."

    Also didn't find anything else that we needed that wasn't provided (including a pot of homemade marmalade). The bathroom was better lovely too. The dog was well catered for with toys, blankets, towels and treats. Chose this place initially for private parking, walled in garden and closeness to The Forest of Dean. It well exceeded expectations and one of the best places we have rented and as we always take the dog away once or twice a year that is saying something.

    Reviewed by Esme5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage enjoys a quiet location in walking distance of essential amenities."

    Its 2 parking spaces are a real plus point in an area where this can be limited. The cottage was roomy and well appointed. Although the property is dog friendly and we are not dog owners, there was no problem with the cleanliness of the place.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2018

  • "One of the best cottages we have stopped in."

    Flowers and treats were appreciated. Enclosed garden was perfect for the dog. Can highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very pleasant and comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2018

  • "An exceptionally helpful and thoughtful owner, who left nothing to chance."

    A very welcoming email prior to our arrival, tea, coffee,milk,sugar and butter in abundance waiting for us, not to mention the flowers in the dining room and sitting room. Blankets, throws and towels for the dog as well as feeding and drinking bowls too show the thoughtfulness and kindness of the owner. We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay at No25 and will recommend it to all of our friends and family. Exceptional quality and thoughtfulness, thank you.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2018

  • "Cinderford is an ideal place from which to explore the area."

    Plenty of restaurants and shops for all your needs. The Forest of Dean is beautiful. The cottage was ideal and the owner had left flowers in all the rooms, plus fruit bread milk and butter. A lovely touch. Also there were hair dryers. I need not have taken mine,

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Sep 2018

  • "Thank you Nicola, your personal touches were very much appreciated."

    This is by far one of the best cottages I’ve stayed in. Comfortable, well equipped, beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. I am recommending it to everyone I know!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Aug 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our week at 25 Parragate Road."

    We were made to feel very welcome by Nicola with great communication prior to and during our stay. She even left us a little welcome hamper and fresh flowers. We really appreciated having the use of the cot, high chair and other baby bits. The house is really comfortable, beautifully decorated and well equipped. The shower is amazing! This was an excellent base for exploring the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas. There was also lots of handy shops locally for stocking up on essentials.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2018

  • "We've just had a week in this superb Cottage."

    It was extremely well equipped to a very high standard. A lovely welcome pack, including treats for the dog, and fresh flowers in every room. Cleanliness was first class. We felt very comfortable here with reliable tv and wifi. Cinderford is a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds, Wales and the Malvern hills and more. We couldn't recommend this Cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2018

  • "This cottage is lovely, and spotlessly clean."

    Communication was great, and there was a lovely welcome pack with essentials and treats. It is a great base for exploring the Forest of Dean, and local shops and restaurants are just a five minute walk away.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jul 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was the best that we have ever stayed in."

    A lot of thought has gone in to ensure that anyone staying there has everything they could possibly need. Spotlessly clean, fresh flowers in all the rooms, loads of useful and interesting information and many extra welcoming touches, including a lovely homemade cake.

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully equipped and very comfortable."

    Central heating if needed. Fresh flowers in every room and a very generous welcome pack. Even the dog was fully catered for. The surrounding countryside is well worth visiting and lots of lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage exceeded all expectations, well presented and spotlessly clean."

    The added touches on arrival was nice and we had all the amenities that was required for the stay in the cottage. The location was excellent for local shops aswell as days out to the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds. The only negative was we had to come home!!

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jun 2018

  • "Really had a brilliant week the cottage was lovely, there were fresh flowers and treats for the dogs and us too."

    The garden was enclosed with lawn and gravel so the dogs were safe. It was also in a fairly quiet area the cottage had everything we needed, and on top of that we had gorgeous weather, who could want more.

    Reviewed by Franziska5.0Jun 2018

  • "We have used Sykes for a number of years and been generally pleased with the accommodation we have had."

    25 Parragate Road is the first cottage we have rented that accepts pets. We don't have pets and only rented this cottage as we booked only 10 days or so before the holiday. We were very pleased when we arrived at this spotlessly clean cottage. This proved to be one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed at. Nicola, the owner, contacted us beforehand and gave us contact details for any problems, which there weren't. On arrival we found bread, milk, butter, homemade marmalade and fruit as well as flowers in each room. There was ample tea and coffee for our stay as well as basics such as loo rolls and kitchen roll and logs for the fire if we had needed them. Central heating was available and used for chilly mornings. This really was a home from home meaning that when we arrived we did not have to immediately go shopping, as we planned to have an evening meal out. We would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage for the Forest of Dean area, with or without dogs.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2018

  • "The House was very clean and there were fresh flowers and chocolates along with bread milk tea and coffee."

    Enjoyed our stay !

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, highchair and travel cot on request
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Please note: The stairs at the property are steep and narrow, therefore, may not be suitable for those less mobile
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk and pub 1 mile. Please Note: No dogs are allowed upstairs or on the beds.

The property

This semi detached cottage is situated in the village of Cinderford offering a relaxing stay for couples or friends all year round.

Steps will take you down into the lovely garden area, where you can relax on a sunny day.

Upon entering the cottage you will arrive at a hallway, ideal for leaving your coats and boots, before heading inside.

The dining room is a charming place to socialise with your loved ones, next to the open fire, which is perfect for a warm and cosy evening.

The well equipped kitchen is complete to a high standard with all of those essentials you may need for preparing breakfast through to dinner.

To the other side, a lounge is well presented and makes the perfect set up for some quiet time, perhaps reading a good book or discussing your adventures with friends.

An open tread staircase takes you up to the next floor, where you will find a light and airy double bedroom, along with a twin bedroom, ideal for either adults or children.

For all guests to benefit from, the family bathroom hosts both a bath and a walk-in shower, so you can get ready at ease, or relax in the evening.

After a morning resting in the garden, why not explore the delights of Cinderford with its range of local amenities including shops and an open air market and cinema.

Close by is the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst just a short drive away, lies the historic waterfront city of Gloucester.

Feel right at home in this beautiful location.

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About the location


Ross-on-Wye 8.6 miles; Gloucester 15 miles; Cheltenham 22 miles.

Cinderford is set in an elevated position in the Forest of Dean and has views out across the River Severn. With a good range of local amenities including shops, pubs and an open air market and cinema, Cinderford is a lovely base from which to begin your explorations of the area. Close by is the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, while fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman Cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films). Visit the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, with timbered Tudor houses and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, in the heart of rural Herefordshire. Cheltenham is just over 20 miles away and is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, 4 days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup, held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore, is a delight for bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and bore surfers alike. This unspoilt area has something to offer at any time of the year.

Please Note: No dogs are allowed upstairs or on the beds.

Please Note: No charging of electric vehicles at this property-charging points available locally.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas