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Danby Lodge

(Ref. 943808)

Broadwell near Coleford, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to hit the mountain bike trails from with hot tub to soothe the injured."

    Quiet spot and the lodge had some nice original features.

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was filthy, with the grill pan unwashed with the reminants of the last holiday makers cooking, dust so thick you could write your name in."

    The hot tub took hours to heat up as there was a problem with it, and wasn't hot enough for me to use until 8pm that night. The bedding for the pull out sofa was not added ready for use. The 5 days were spent looking at upturned discarded furniture ( Sofa and 2 chairs- by the bins- near the hot tub. I was told the chemicals would be left for me to add to the hot tub every day, which arrived Tuesday afternoon. The handyman was around alot in the first 2 days making it hard to feel at ease with my grandchildren and leaving us with little privacy. I sent in a complaint & clear photo's to Sykes with all these issues but have had a very unsatisfactory response. The owners response to my complaints was to lie, the cleaners had already left the site when we had arrived 1 hour earlier than planned, the other holiday makers next door had already moved in and were unpacking. We dropped our cold items in the fridge and went for an hours walk so that we weren't in the cottage until the 4pm arrival time. A very disappointed customer! There should be a link to add photos to this review!

    Reviewed by Mandy1.3Apr 2023

  • "The property was clean and welcoming, but what would have been appreciated was a booklet containing information about the property, as we were expected to write everything down, when we phoned the day before to get the key access code."

    Also information on the area walks , pubs and restaurants etc would have been appreciated. Also we paid for the cottage with hot tub, so we expected the facilities to be ready when we arrived not switched off and we had to wait for the tub to warm up.

    Reviewed by Lee4.4Jul 2022

  • "Well maintained clean accommodation building full of character features."

    Helpful friendly service from owners. It was exactly what we wanted and thoroughly enjoyed the few days in the peaceful countryside.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and ideally located for exploring the Forest of Dean."

    There was an issue so th the hot tub on the first evening however the owner was ble to fix this for us on the d Saturday of our stay As this was. Surprise 50th birthday present we had a lovely relaxing break and would highly recommend true lodge to other guests.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had know television for 24hrs."

    . needs a dish to keep teles working.. know information on working cooker or dishwasher.. not suitable for older people..stairs very steep only bathroom downstairs.. needs new suite.. very old and uncomfortable to sit on.. table furniture to heavy for older people.. on arriving to many rules were dogs are concerned.. wouldn't say dog friendly owner.. we left a day earlier.. not a comfortable stay..

    Reviewed by Jackie3.4Mar 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage perfect for exploring the area."

    Well equipped and super hot tub. In my opinion the lounge suite could to with an update as was dated, fabric ripped under the throws and footrest didn't work. Could do with some hooks for hanging coats up. Was disappointed to be told there was not a decent pub nearby to eat at, as the listing said it was 12 mins walk. Overall we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.1Feb 2022

  • "The heating in the bedrooms was not working when we arrived but we made the owner aware and the maintenance people were quick to respond and sort the issue out."

    The lodge is a lovely place and its in a very peaceful area. The only thing that would have made it better would be if there were an enclosed space for each lodge. It would have been nice to allow my dog to wonder around without a lead but that was not possible here as it opened straight out to the forest.

    Reviewed by Kayleigh3.8Feb 2022

  • "I booked Danby Lodge as a surprise for my partners 30th, she loves the old style look with the wooden beams etc and when we arrived we were amazed it was beautiful and cosy."

    The hot tub!! Well no expenses spared there as it was pure luxury!! Two nights wasn't enough we were sad to leave and the owner was very lovely, will definitely be staying again ;)

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was so cosy and had all the things in there that you need."

    The surrounding are is full of things to do. The beds were comfortable and the facilities were clean. Would definitely recommend this property and the owner Erica was very pleasant and helpful

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Couldn't have been happier with the property and the facilities - especially the hot tub! Our only criticism is that there is no manual or welcome book with explanations of how to operate the hot tub, where extra towels are, recommendations for things to do in the area etc which would have helped. But overall we loved the place and are already planning our trip back next year!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was our first experience of staying in a cottage and it was fantastic, everything met our expectations, so relaxing."

    Didn’t want to leave, already working out our next one.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    There were few minor bits that we noted that could do with perhaps some consideration, such as the provision of cooking implements and pans. There was also an area in the bathroom where work had been carried out and not made entirely good. However we thought it was a charming little cottage that was very well presented and in a fantastic location and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Aug 2021

  • "Perhaps a small warning that the property isn't really suitable for persons with a medical difficulty otherwise a lovely holiday venue."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week and would definitely return."

    The cottage is lovely and owner extremely helpful... lots to do in the immediate area. A really lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2021

  • "The pictures shown in the advertisement were misleading."

    I’m glad it was changed now. The hot tub is now located in the middle of the drive. There was no privacy..and you do want privacy if you don’t like people seeing you half naked! At one point the guests from next door came into our cottage, looking for staff. It was just nothing like we hoped it would be, unfortunately. The staff was friendly and Erica (the owner) was fast to respond to calls/msgs. The cottage was super clean and the hot tub was cleaned and checked every day.

    Reviewed by Elena3.4Jun 2021

  • "So after reading the description upon booking, the reviews on Sykes said that the hot tub wasn’t included, and in fact there was a £30 charge for 2 hours use of it."

    After speaking directly with Erica (the owner) she confirmed that Sykes needed to update the listing, and the hot tub was included with the property. Loved Danby Lodge, and if like us your not into mountain biking etc, we found Monmouth was about a 15 minute drive away, with some nice restaurants, supermarkets and shops. Coleford had a big co-op and Lidl too if you need a supermarket close by. Will definitely be staying again in the near future.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We used to have a gazebo with a sauna and a hot tub and this was shared between the three lodges and there was an additional charge of £30 to book a session in. However, each property now has their own exclusive hot tub . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greg4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely holiday :) amazing to have our own hottub for the four of us."

    Only 2 things would be recommended, BBQ tools as we had to cook on the bbq with a spatula instead of tongs. Also there is a pizza oven but no pizza trays/paddles. Other than that the lodge was great! Very clean, comfy beds and its location is wonderful, can't hear anything but nature!!

    Reviewed by Rhiannon4.4May 2021

  • "We loved our stay here, the lodge was really nice and is in a good quiet location."

    The only thing was the cutlery and plates etc wasn't cleaned properly

    Reviewed by Casey4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage was a little dark and there was a lack of privacy due to shared space with the next door cottage, but a beautiful little cottage with its own hot tub on a wonderful site."

    Once we found the site we loved it, better sign posting would help. Wonderful stay in a stunning area

    Reviewed by Roland4.4Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is small but lovely and has everything you'll need."

    The people running it are lovely and having our own hottub was amazing, The situation is extraordinary - basically IN the Forest of Dean. Its important to understand that there is a square shared with the people in the conjoined cottage with one shared outside table - which feels like you can't really relax re eating outside. But all in all a phenomenal break. Thank you

    Reviewed by Katz4.4Apr 2021

  • "There is a misleading image in the listing which suggests that there is a private terrace for this lodge."

    In actual fact this image is for another lodge, the outside area is neither private (it is overlooked by a neighbouring lodge) nor secure (it leads onto the parking area with no fence). This was frustrating as in the heat we wished to keep the door open, but this lead to issues regarding our dog, espeicially as the cottage requires dogs to be kept on the lead at all times. That said we enjoyed our stay and would consider returning (although we would book a different lodge).

    Reviewed by Verity4.1Aug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Spotlessly clean. Ample parking. Close to lots of lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2020

  • "Yes the settee and chair is in need of a replacement settee well uncomfortable and same with the chair as they are used a lot and the price that is charged they could be changed at least when they are needed to be."

    The sign at the bottom of driveway needs to be bigger so people know where to go on first arriving and when you come up the hill it’s not signed at all, and the kitchen lights are hidden behind the microwave but no way of knowing unless you phone the owner or search. And the last thing is when it was booked there was no indication that the hot tub was at a charge of £30 for a 2 hour session,it wasn’t until I looked Xmas day when I opened the present of the wife that I seen it right at the bottom in small print when phoned Sykes to mention I was told I would have to pay the full price to cancel also the day after arriving out of the 3 lodges we were the only occupants so at least we could have had the hot tub free out of all the lodges log cabin we have stayed in this is the first time we had to book and pay for the use of the hot tub.You go away to relax not have extra expenses on top that would have been an extra £120 for 4 days use for the 2 hours

    Reviewed by Craig3.1Mar 2020

  • "We had a lovely time, details of a laundrette would have been great."

    Other facilities were excellent.

    Reviewed by Daisy-jazz4.4Dec 2019

  • "Everything about the lodge was great, the only disappointment was that the lodge was advertised as coming with a hot tub and sauna, this claim was made big and bold on the listing."

    The fact that the sauna and hot tub had to be pre-booked and paid for in addition (which is very unusual when booking weekend lodges) was only mentioned in the fine print at the very bottom of the listing. I would strongly recommend that the owners make this requirement clear at the top of the lodge description to prevent future disappointment. But again, apart from this the lodge was great!

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Nov 2019

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay, very peaceful but only 20 to 30 minutes away from places of interest."

    Hot tub and sauna a perfect way to wind down after a days walking and sight seeing.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Sep 2019

  • "Wasn’t very clean at all."

    They double booked for hot tub so confirmed to us that it wasn’t organised at all. When we were finally able to get our booking for the hot tub we were only provided with two robes when there was four of us on the booking and advertisement also said slippers & plastic glasses, they had neither so paid full price yet didn’t get what was advertised. The lodge actually states dog friendly yet I was told my dog couldn’t go the toilet on the grass around the and we had to go to two of the local fields, which is absolutely ridiculous if you ask me. For the price this wasn’t worth it at all, I’m extremely disappointed and doubt it very much if I’ll be booking through Sykes again. Will definitely not be booking Danby lodge again.

    Reviewed by Courtney1.9Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is nice, but quite small for 4 people."

    Well decorated and pleasant to look at. I must add, the kitchen was well equipped with utensils/cookware. WIFI connection is very poor, with no service to receive and make calls.

    Reviewed by Ayman1.3Jul 2019

  • "The pictures on the listing for Danby Lodge are very misleading."

    One of the pictures displays a fenced seating area which was not part of Danby Lodge and was in fact part of another lodge. With this, our dogs were NOT safe when being let outside as the only door to Danby Lodge was the door that goes straight onto the car park which is shared with others which had cars coming and going. Danby Lodge is also right on the doorstep of another lodge and therefore not private at all with people coming and going. This left us feeling very uncomfortable to sit outside to enjoy the weather and the shared BBQ.

    Reviewed by Atifeh2.8Jul 2019

  • "I would definitely recommend it is an idyllic setting, the hot tub was simply gorgeous, a warm (great heating) cottage but we found a few hiccups."

    The bathroom towel warmer did not work. The oven instructions were very complicated and we couldn't get it to work. The general organisation is a bit hap hazard - I spent an hour and a half trying to get onto the internet in the cottage it did not work, I was given three codes to three different area's and finally managed to log in but because I was having to use the furthest away router it was not a satisfactory link. I was asked to text requests for the hot tub and other elements but the response was slow, answered half the question, or none at all. This cottage has the potential to be a 10 out of 10 with a little more attention to the detail. I would have liked some proper instructions on finding the lodge like how far it is from the nearest hotel and so on. Shelley the young lady who helped us with the hot tub was brilliant. Thank you Shelley.

    Reviewed by Judy3.8May 2019

  • "Very pleasant cottage with excellent access to the Forest of Dean."

    Bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious. Downstairs the kitchen is small but has all that is needed.We took our 2 dogs and they loved the walking and playing in the forest. Parking space available. One minor change to the details in the folder is that the fuse box location is wrong as the fuses tripped and took a while to find the unit as stated in the wrong bedroom. Overall a nice cottage and we will visit again.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2019

  • "Being able to walk into the Forest of Dean straight from the doorstep was brilliant!"

    Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need and all set in a peaceful setting

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Apr 2019

  • "Had a fantastic time at Danby lodge, extremely clean, really good facilities, very friendly owner."

    will definitely be coming back to visit again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request), 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with table and chairs for six people plus electric woodburner effect fire and 3 seater double sofa bed.
  • Underfloor heating and electric woodburner effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private 5 seater hot tub
  • Open bike storage
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, with additional spaces available if required
  • Access to shared picnic table and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk and pub 12 mins walk.
  • Note: Beauty, holistic and aesthetic appointments available by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Please note: No stag or hen or similar
  • Please note this property has a disinfecting fogging machine that disinfects the property after each booking.

The property

Coleford 1.25 miles.

Danby Lodge is a characterful lodge only a short distance from the heart of Coleford; a town of lovely amenities, four miles from the Welsh border.

With original beams, stone walling, and heated flagstone floors throughout the ground floor, this is a real home away from home.

There is a wonderful open-plan living area inside, divided between a sumptuous lounge, modern kitchen, and a dining room beautifully wrapped in exposed stonework.

With an electric woodburner effect fire to compliment the formation, this cottage is the perfect place to visit all-season-round.

There is a family bathroom, whilst two enchanting bedrooms are situated on the upper floor, each thoughtfully decorated in pure detail, complete with traditional beams for a authentic overtone.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 943797, 943807 and 966152, together they can sleep up to 26 people.

Forest Of Dean Lodges

These group of lodges are set in private lands in the Forest of Dean and has direct access to the mountain bike trail. All designed to a standard of quality with an abundance of character, you will be intrigued by the one-of-a-kind features; exposed stonework and enchanting beams bring a true sense of tradition to the interiors, a lovely place to relax with your loved ones. The open-plan living area is perfect for socialising, and welcomes you in after an eventful day, your own haven to dish up those home-cooked meals, before settling down on the sumptuous sofas in front of the TV. There is even a cosy electric woodburner effect fire which you can set ablaze on those cooler evenings. The bedrooms lie on the upper floor in Kensley and Danby Lodges or ground floor in Latimer Lodge, all styled in a beautiful fashion, bringing guests a peaceful night’s sleep, and offering a heart-warming base to wake up to, every day that goes by. Lastly, a family bathroom is located on the ground floor, a contemporary addition to the layout. Outside is where you will want to be, spending some time on the patio area, perhaps with a refreshing drink, or even better, why not arrange a pamper session at the on-site beauty treatment room, providing everything from hair styling, to body massages. Coleford is a small town in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. Close to Coleford is the town of Lydney which sits on the banks of the River Severn and is in an area that is a delight for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman Cathedral. Also within easy reach is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, in the heart of rural Herefordshire, boasting timbered Tudor houses, shops, pubs and restaurants and the town of Symonds Yat. A wonderful choice for a holiday to remember.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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About the location


Monmouth 6 miles; Lydney 7 miles, Ross-on-Wye 10 miles; Gloucester 19 miles; Chepstow 13 miles; Lydbrook 3 miles.

Coleford is a small town in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. The town has a range of shops, bars and restaurants and is just four miles from the Welsh border. The Royal Forest of Dean is England's largest oak forest and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The forest offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or by horseback. Close to Coleford is the town of Lydney which sits on the banks of the River Severn and is in an area that is a delight for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. 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). Also within easy reach is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, in the heart of rural Herefordshire, boasting timbered Tudor houses and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. This unspoilt area has something to offer everyone at any time of the year.

Please note: No stag or hen or similar
Please note this property has a disinfecting fogging machine that disinfects the property after each booking.
Please note, this property has a good housekeeping bond of £75.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas