- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
40 Customer Reviews
"Our second time at Latimer lodge, we love it here."
So lovely to be so close to the Forest of dean.
"Beautiful location, very quiet, right in the forest."
Walks and biking from the door. The property has a very small living space so personally I wouldn't recommend for a family of three, unless the third is a baby, as you have no dining space if you use the sofa bed, no-where to hang coats or put boots and shoes. Would be great for just a couple though. Unfortunately we had some maintenance issues during our stay which meant the hottub was not available for the first two days of our four day stay, and we also had to report a couple of other things to be sorted. The owner was responsive and got these things sorted but obviously we'd have preferred not to have been involved in these admin jobs during our stay. Liked the outdoor table, the bike shed was great. Good out of camping season when just 3 other self catering properties on the site, would go back out of season again, but would choose a larger property next time.
"My husband and I with our two dogs spent a wonderful week at Latimer Lodge."
The property was exceptionally clean with all the facilities we needed. We also had access to a washing machine and dryer. The location is great, for walkers or hikers, or to drive to nearby places such as Monmouth. I am looking forward to booking another stay before the end of the year.
"Just got back from a lovely week in Latimer Lodge with our two Jack Russells."
Location is just perfect with gate directly into the forrest. The facilities are comprehensive even comes with free washing and tumble drying. Fully recommended especially if you have dogs.
"Shower not working properly."
Two plumbers came out while we were there in inconvenient still not working.Owner made out this had only just happened but found out it had been going on for several weeks.Her comment was doing her best to get it fixed but these things happen.She obviously apologised.I really do not think the lodge should of been let until the problem was fixed.Do we get any refund.Regards Pauline Gibbs
"Very happy with cottage very enjoyable holiday."
Loved the hot tub thank you for our stay.
"The location and property were just perfect."
It was our honeymoon and We shall be returning for sure. The only thing that was a issue is that the hot tub was drained at 8.30 in the morning of our departure. We had been booked to our stay till 10.00 am and would have liked to use the hot tub before leaving. I can appreciate that they have to be drained and cleaned but in our option, this should be done after our departure time. Looking forward to return soon, Regards Graham and Charlotte.
"Excellent stay we had a fantastic time."
We’ll hopefully be booking to stay again this year. Cottage clean and comfortable with walks for the dog right outside. Erika always jolly and approachable. Thanks
"What a fantastic holiday my two boys and I had."
a private hot tub, walks directly into the Forest and really friendly staff who couldn't be more helpful. We have had hot tub breaks at other places however this beats the lot. loved it and we'll definitely be back again. Highly recommend this break for small families and for those seeking a romantic break. what more can I say.
"Lovely property in a great location."
"We had a wonderful, peaceful stay."
The property is lovely and decorated beautifully; so snug and cosy, especially after a walk in the forest which really is right on your doorstep. The hot tub was a great addition to our evenings! As mentioned in previous reviews, the WiFi was definitely a bit hit and miss, and we did lose the TV signal for an entire day, but of course this is to be expected due to the location of the property! So if you are visiting with children then it might be a good idea to bring some DVDs and board games; things to keep everyone entertained if the signal does disappear on you. There are a few cobwebs here and there (only a slight gripe, though) and you might want to bring your own scrubbing brush or sponge scourer and things like kitchen foil as these things weren’t provided. The shower temperature was also quite difficult to regulate; maybe some instructions could be given in the welcome pack? However, the little dishwasher was excellent and saved us from washing up all the time, and the underfloor heating was amazing, especially when you’re coming in from the hot tub and it’s cold outside! We will definitely be back again!
"I have always wanted a place where I am in the middle of the forest, so I could just walk out the door and go for a nice long walk."
This place is just that! Being able to sit in the hot tub after a days walk was also awesome.
"Good communication with regards to checking in."
Ideal location which is pretty much in the heart of the forest. Feels like a proper lodge, a perfect peaceful retreat. Well presented lodge with a hot tub which in ours was fairly private(Latimer) Apart from the shower temperature being hard to regulate and the place needing the cobwebs removed can't really fault it. Don't forget the essentials- tea, coffee, foil cooking oil etc
"The propert was fantastic very warm and comfortable."
The hole holiday from start to finish was one of the best .
"The directions to Latimer Lodge could be made a little clearer - a map would have helped."
"The cottage is lovely and in a great location."
The hot tub is a great addition and was the reason we booked. We took our dog and facilities we good for him. Easy to take into the forest for walks. Only downside is that the owner is not welcoming, I called to get key code on the day before as instructed and she just read a huge list of things we mustn’t do, this was really off putting. There were no instructions in the cottage and we had to hunt her down to get WiFi password. This could all be in a pack in the cottage but didn’t impact our stay.
"Very peaceful and relaxing Friendly staff"
Completely under sold online as is so much nicer in person need photos of the private hot tub as this is lovely!
"The cottage is located well and access to the forest and surrounding areas is great."
Dogs are allowed but need to remain on lead on the property and have to be taken to the forest for their ablutions. We had a nice piece of glass backing onto the cottage but was told the dog cannot enjoy that area with us. Seems odd considering it was our responsibility to clean up after him. The sauna was also not in operations which was a slight disappointment. Other than that the hot tubs were great and the facilities great.
"Beautiful cottage, in fab location."
Some things lacking.. Very little in kitchen.. No jug, not enough crockery or utensils so had to wash up continuously.. No chopping boards. No broom to sweep floors especially as we had dogs with us. Hot tub was fab but not use able in rain as no canopy. Wardrobe full of storage boxes so no real hanging space. Little things that would make our stay a little easier. Not negative just hopefully useful feedback. We will definitely stay again.
"Beautiful lodge in an idyllic setting, we went with our 2 year old and our black Labrador and both loved it."
Will definitely return.
"Fabulous lodge in a magical setting."
You can walk straight into the forest and if you enjoy running you have plenty of choices as there are many forest tracks within immediate reach. Very comfortable accommodation and an extra bonus to have our own hot-tub. Bed and sofas were good quality and added to the relaxation. Great to have a small dishwasher too. Under-floor heating made it warm and cosy. Pleasant bathroom and shower. Our dog had a great time too!
"It was a lovely cottage with good amenities in a great location."
We enjoyed the Hot Tub which was excellent. A nice area to cycle and to walk, both of which we did. We will be back!
"It was a wonderful break"
"Beautiful dog friendly barn conversation in the middle of the Forest of Dean."
The scenery is idyllic and everyone was really friendly and welcoming, the only thing that let us down was the weather but it was only to be expected in October. Thinking of booking again for the summer so we could enjoy exploring the local area.
"Couldn’t fault the accommodation ignore other reviews it’s lovely peaceful not overlooked by the owners nobody bothers you it’s warm cosy and the hot tub and Sauna are an added bonus!"
There are a few tiny rules but they are just common sense I thought!! And you are in the forest for lovely doggy walks!!
"We booked 4 holiday cottages this year 3 where brilliant, we had a food hamper at the 3rd one ."
Tea, coffee and milk at the other 2. Well what can we say about Larimer lodge. It took 5 hours to get there the traffic was against us, not your fault. The sign post you could not see until you gone past it, so we had to go and turn around. Not 1 tea bag, no milk, or coffee , or sugar,to make a hot drink. Not impressed. Apart from that we had a great week. Thank you Kath & Nigel Gayton
"Good quiet location, excellent for mountain biking and walking."
Accommodation clean, comfortable and warm. Only negatives is that it lacks a little natural light and the wifi was a bit hit and miss (that could be a plus point for those that want to get away from it all). Overall I would recommend this accommodation.
"A little welcome pack on arrival would have been a nice touch as no shop within walking distance."
In addition laundry facilities would have been nice. Also a little restrictive with dogs not allowed in the grounds although appreciate the lodges are right in the forest!
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Please note that there is a laundry room on site for the use of our guests, which includes a washing machine, tumbledryer and ironing facilities. We do also provide a welcome pack in all lodges. We would like to thank you for your cooperation in adhering to our house rules regarding dogs not using the lawn area. As you have noted all guests are welcome to exercise their pets in the nearby forest. Property Owner
"We had an issue with the fridge we was given access to the main holiday house to ..."
We had an issue with the fridge we was given access to the main holiday house to use the fridge for a few days and was given a complementary hot tub session overall would definitely book the same cottage
"Cottage was perfect in a beautiful setting what let it down was the area for going out in the evening for a nice pub/restaurant meal."
It reads there are pubs in walking distance but we only found one that wasn’t very nice, would of liked to of had more nicer country pubs closer. It advertised you can walk to Coleford in 12mins but that’s impossible, even the staff that live there say you can’t walk to Coleford in 12mins!!!! Symonds Yat Rock is beautiful with a stunning pub with great food in a stunning setting!!! Area for walks is great.
"We had a great time at the Lodge, very clean and great location Only downfall ..."
We had a great time at the Lodge, very clean and great location Only downfall was that it would of been nice to have a pub within walking distance
"Beautiful lodge with lots to do nearby"
"It was a lovely location, the sauna and hot tun setting was amazing and the kitchen had all utensils and you didn’t t have to worry about anything."
The Latimer was ideal for our puppy as we had a little garden area.
"Fantastic location for mountain biking and water sports."
"Our recent stay in the Latimer Lodge was brilliant."
We absolutely loved our time here and had not one complaint about the service or facilities. We will be returning for another stay!
"Had a wonderful stay, perfect for a peaceful romantic weekend."
We loved the hot tub (maybe needs turning down a degree or two!) lovely gazebo covered in fairy lights, appreciated the robes and tray with glasses waiting for our wine. Definatly recommend staying, we'll book again :)
"Brilliant setting with very friendly and helpful hosts."
The lodge was very clean and well equipped and situated well in a quiet location.
"Brilliant well worth a try"
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- All ground floor
- One ground floor double bedroom
- Ground floor shower room with shower basin and WC
- Open-plan Kitchen/sitting area with electric woodburner effect fire
- Dining room with double sofa bed available on request.
- Underfloor heating with 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 3 seater hot tub
- Open bike store
- Off-road parking for 2 cars, with additional spaces available if required
- Two patio areas to the front and rear with seating and access to shared picnic table and BBQ
- Two well-behaved pets available
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 10 mins walk and pub 12 mins walk
- Note: On-site laundrette free of charge
- 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.
Coleford 1.25 miles.
Close to the village of Coleford, discover Latimer, a beautiful cottage, layered in attention to detail, with all of the comfy furnishings you desire to feel right at home.
The interior comprises of an open-plan living area, where you can spend some quality time morning through to evening, admiring the the stone surround, and characterful features.
Between, the lounge, kitchen and dining room with double sofa bed, Latimer is an exceptional choice for some well-deserved downtime, graced in enticing stonework.
One bedroom is situated on the ground floor, elevated by exposed beams for an almost enchanting effect, with a shower room located a short distance away, with open access to the rear patio.
Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 943797, 943808 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.
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:
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