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Kensley Lodge

Broadwell near Coleford, Gloucestershire (Ref. 943797)


Very good

Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay."

    The cottage was lovely and had everything that was needed for a perfect stay. Really good location and close to local parks and places of interest. The hot tub was fantastic, so relaxing. Really enjoyable stay and would return.

    Reviewed by LeeanneNov 2021

  • "Very lovely and cosy lodge!"

    It had everything we needed and the hot tub was great! Great location, as there is lots of walks around the lodge and it’s a short drive to Symonds Yat! It is very nice that the accommodation allows pets to stay. The one thing is that check out at 10 am is very early and makes the morning very rushed. I think it would make a big difference changing check out to 11am. We had a lovely weekend at the lodge!

    Reviewed by GeorgiaNov 2021

  • "This property is lovely however it is not really suitable for 6 adults as the sofa bed is really only suited to one adult and is not really comfortable enough for more than one night."

    No other complaints, lovely place to stay for a few days, hot tub an added bonus! Lovely setting in the forest and even spotted wild boar which was a highlight. Would definitely return or recommend

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "It was very disappointing, as we made plans according to what was available when buying ."

    It said there was a games room ,when there wasnt one at all . 2 Pets were welcome , I only took a little shiatsu that had to spend most of her time inside a cage as she wasnt allowed to go upstairs cause she had paws, said by the owner the day before we went in . Hot tub we were not allowed to change the temperature of the 38 degrees that was set ,following days the temperature was set to 29 degrees by whoever's was doing the daily maintenance. So after that we didnt make much use of it . There was a SPA treatment clinic also advertised , guess what ? No one to operate in. In my opinion it hasnt been operating for quite a long time . In the end the only positive aspect was the silence and the green from the evolving forest . No space for the kids to recreate close to the lodge except the long walks around the forest which was ok in the end. We made plans according to what we bought and I felt a bit tricked. Overall we didnt have the holiday we was expecting . So very disappointing!

    Thank you for your feedback,we have fed your comments back to the owner. We apologize for the issues you had during your stay. The games room was a glitch in the system that appeared in the features section of the website. Your points will also be reviewed to ensure that our property descriptions are correct and not misleading. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FernandoAug 2021

  • "Bike parks near by and lovely local walks Very beautiful and peaceful"

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Wonderful location, quiet, easy access to the forest , brilliant to have our own hot tub, definitely recommend to others"

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, so quiet and peaceful, the lady’s were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by SandyJun 2021

  • "Will be back!"

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2021

  • "Great place and wonderful area."


    Reviewed by IdrisMay 2021

  • "Nice little cottage nestled within the forest."

    A comfortable fit for the two of us. Piping hot water and good underfloor heating. Hot tub was kept nice and clean. Would use again.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2021

  • "My family and I had an absolutely wonderful early May Bank holiday break at Kensley Lodge celebrating my 50th birthday."

    Kensley Lodge is a real break away off the beaten track away from stresses of work, school, uni and general life! The accommodation was very clean, offered lots of character and cosiness and the separate dining room was perfect for birthday celebrations. The hot tub was a real treat and in just the right place for all afternoon sun, birdsong and looking out onto the beautiful Forest of Dean surroundings. Erica was helpful yet discreet and left us to our own devices but was in contact for arrival and departure and the lovely lady (Tash?) who came to clean the hot tub everyday was very kind and thoughtful buying me some chocolates on my birthday! We explored locally visiting The Sculpture Trail, Monmouth, Tintern Abbey, Symonds Yat with a canoe trip and ate out at The Potting Shed for brunch and Ye Old Ferrie Inn which offered delicious locally sourced food - a perfect get away and memories to treasure. Thank you Erica and your team at Forest of Dean Lodges. We will definitely be rebooking for another break to reboot our bodies and souls. Sally, Rob, Issie, Dom and Saffy (the spaniel who loved the walks in the well located open forest/field close by)

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2021

  • "What would have been nice would have been a pint of milk tea coffee after a ..."

    What would have been nice would have been a pint of milk tea coffee after a three hour drive,just to chill out before going off to find the shops

    Reviewed by DerekApr 2021

  • "When meeting Erica she was quite abrasive towards us and never greeted us either on arrival or over the phone - there was a misunderstanding over the key code and she did not make it easy on us or a great impression."

    There was no welcome letter and we had to root around for the welcome pack which should give you all the latest measures and information including the wifi password. The wifi did not work for 3 out of 4 days. The pack was filthy, quite obviously the same pack used since the beginning of Erica's venture into hospitality. With covid this should have been chucked while on lock down and a new pack made for these new times, the fogger will not clean be able to clean inside the pack. There was no clear indication of any recycling and all the rubbish was dumped together, the glassware was dirty from previous tenants and the shower is a hand held stick shower. The toilet and shower are in one room downstairs next to the kitchen and lounge area, all open plan and would make it very uncomfortable if two couples stayed. The rooms are small doubles. The linen was lovely, more than enough crockery/cutlery and the position is perfect to go off exploring the Forest, I won't be returning as I thought it overpriced.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "It was a lovely break and could not fault the service."

    The WiFi was down the first night but Erica was great with this and responded quickly to any queries. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by JadeSep 2020

  • "Everything was absolutely stunning."

    ... sometimes you stay somewhere and the pictures are not representative of the experience, hence I was a little unsure.... but, beautiful accommodation, beautiful surroundings, peaceful and we all said we would go back again! The owner made herself available and was excellent with communication. Thanks for a great and relaxing break!

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2020

  • "The cottage itself was great, just what we needed and the location for us was superb."

    We thought the info was a little dated for example about shops and local pubs but on the whole we would recommended it.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "The location, staying right near the forest really peacefull and relaxing"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "Sofa bed was very uncomfortable- mattress is to thin ..."

    Sofa bed was very uncomfortable- mattress is to thin Could do with a shower even an outside one by the hot tub Better directions to lodge (we werent given worcester lodge- forest of dean so didnt know what we were initially looking for) Lodge itself was cosy, had all we needed Wifi worked well Lovely walks Information book was good had lots of local contacts also takeaway menus given inside was a good idea (we used a local chinese)

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2019

  • "Slight doggy smell on arrival which was remedied by me when I bought a airfreshner spray."

    I think if the cleaners sprayed around whilst cleaning it would be best. Also I would have appreciated a few tea bags, sugar, coffee. & milk etc as a welcome when we arrived as we have had at previous stays. other wise a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2019

  • "Good location for attractions."

    The cottage was in the forest of Dean. Very relaxing surrended by the forest and fields which had about three holiday cottages and a large house too for holiday rental .quite remote extra bonus for us was being dog friendly too :a excellent place to relax and able to recharge oneself (+ family) the cottage itself was excellent clean and well decorated. Plus provided all the essentials cookies.fridgefreezer .bath/shower at a high standard and bedding plus bath towels disadvantage no washing machine /dryer (personal opinion) would be great if each cottage had their own hot tub and included in package so able to use as and when hope this as been useful thank you thoughly enjoyed our week would consider to book again with sykes and same cottage too

    Reviewed by GwenSep 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the perfect place to stay in."

    Location perfect with walking trails outside the property. Would highly recommend the place

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "The cottage was delightful, but mealtimes were challenging with 6 people, with only seating for 4!"

    Also, it was a surprise that loo roll was not included, as it has always been included in previous self-catering cottages we've had.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2018

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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.

The property

Coleford 1.25 miles.

A heart-warming barn conversion, part of a Grade II listed building, near the village of Coleford, decorated in natural stone walls, oak beams, and flagstone floors.

Discover the beautiful open-plan lounge, the floral patterned sofas, reclining chairs and floor rug tie the layout together well.

Close by, a compact kitchen is graced in an oak finish, while a separate dining room features a glass panelled door which opens up onto the terrace area with views over the open fields and out to the forest.

There is also a sofa bed on hand should you wish to invite along extra guests, and a contemporary high quality bathroom to finish the ground floor.

This lodge has two centrally heated double bedrooms, both with original beams, stone walls and a sloping ceiling.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 943807, 943808 and 966152, together they can sleep up to 26 people.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen and electric woodburner effect fire
  • Dining room with double sofa bed.
  • Underfloor heating with electric woodburner effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 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 7 seater hot tub
  • Open bike store
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, additional spaces available if required
  • Front private patio and 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: On site beauty treatment room with hair, beauty and holistic treatments available This is at an extra cost and requests would need to be made with property owner after full balance payment received
  • Note: WiFi may be intermittent
  • No stag or hen or similar
  • Please note this property has a disinfecting fogging machine that disinfects the property after each booking

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.

Region Information

No stag or hen or similar
Please note this property has a disinfecting fogging machine that disinfects the property after each booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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