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The Old Dairy

Flaxley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988895)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay."

    The location is beautiful and very relaxing. The fishing lake was a real bonus.

    Thank you for your feedback - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2022

  • "Great cottage, one of the best we have stayed in."

    All we needed was provided and cottage was very well equipped.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Old Dairy. It's always lovely to hear how much a guest has enjoyed their stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryMar 2022

  • "A lovely property in a wonderful peaceful setting."

    We had a really comfortable and enjoyable stay, thank you! Great having the land around it for our 2 dogs. :-) John, Joanne, Luke, Heidi Teo and Lexi

    Thank you so much for your lovely review - we're so glad you (and your two dogs!) enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy and hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    Stunning views and quality fresh air what more can you ask for Owner was very helpful with everything and the place is absolutely amazing! Would be booking it again during summer

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Old Dairy. It's always lovely to hear how much a guest has enjoyed their stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RiyazFeb 2022

  • "What a beautiful place, we really enjoyed our stay."

    The only minor criticism is the description sort of implied there is a pub in walking distance, now either there isn’t or we didn’t find it. But there were some lovely ones a short drive away, so maybe some clarity there in the listing. Thanks for giving us a perfect few days away.

    We ae thrilled to hear that you had a delightful time at The Old Dairy and enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas. We will pass on your comments regarding the local pub to the owners. Please do come again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexJan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was as advertised and we will recommend staying at this property to others."

    The owners were on hand to answer any questions via text and very helpful prior and during our stay etc.

    Thanks for the great feedback, you are more than welcome to return whenever you like. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2021

  • "Peaceful location - lots of space to play games, explore and walk outside."

    Well maintained and modern inside. Friendly owners. Close to the Forest of Dean - all activities and Forestry Commission carparks within 1/2 hours drive.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and made good use of the facilities available inside and out, looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "Excellent location to explore the area and nearby towns."

    There were plenty of scenic walks and activities to keep us busy! Very peaceful cottage for a relaxing holiday.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay inside and outside. looking forward to welcoming you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeesAug 2021

  • "Beautiful tranquil setting, lovely cottage and lots to do in the area."

    Having fields, river and lake accessible straight from the garden made it perfect for our dog too! Really enjoyed it!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Old Dairy. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the cottage and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2021

  • "We booked this cottage after reading the reviews especially about how clean the cottage was."

    Unfortunately we found the cleanliness below what we expected, the oven did not appear to have been cleaned for some time as the racks and the inner trays had burnt on grease on them, there were several cobwebs in the bedrooms, the kettle needed a descale and there was no rinse aid or salt in the dishwasher. We were disappointed with the lack of room in the double bedroom and think this should have been mentioned in the write up of the cottage or a picture of the room at least so that we would have known. Unfortunately because the bed was pushed right up onto the wall this was not suitable for the older members of our party as this meant that 1 person had to climb over the other to get out of bed. The bathroom sink plug (push to close, push to open) was inoperable as it kept popping open and the kitchen tap was constantly dripping. As there are 2 cottages next to each other it should have been made clear when booking, or in the information book in the cottage, that each cottage has there own lawned area, unfortunately the people in the next cottage did not seem to realise this and played solely on our garden which was right outside our cottage. They also let their dog loose and did not always pick up after their dog, infact we ended up having to clean up after it before we could play on our lawn. We also had a dog but did not let him off the lead. I guess it’s just luck who has booked the cottage next door

    Reviewed by RonaldJun 2021

  • "The Old Dairy is in a great location, perfect spot to relax and unwind surrounded by pretty farm land, woodland and the lake."

    The cottage had everything we needed and the garden outside was great for children and the dog. Further afield there is lots to do and the nearby pubs all offer hearty food and a good selection of drinks including local options. Cottage was clean and tidy, with a powerful shower and all you need for a relaxing hidey hole or a base to explore the local countryside and forest.

    We are pleased to hear you had everything you needed at The Old Dairy and you were able to make the most of the garden! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2020

  • "We enjoyed the accommodation and surroundings."

    A walkers paradise. Having a young child with us, it was an added bonus having children in the adjacent cottage. The lake next to the cottages was peaceful. Fishing for an hour each evening rounded off the day nicely. Who cares if you don't catch? A pair of cormorants visited, and with the resident swans it added to the diverse nature.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at The Old Dairy. It's so lovely to hear your comments about your stay and we will pass them onto the owner. We hope to welcome you back again in the future with your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BryanAug 2020

  • "This place was a super find."

    The cottage was immaculate and suited our needs perfectly. Having two children and a dog the grounds were fantastic. My daughter even made a friend as another family were staying in the cottage next to us. It was a shame we were only staying for 3 nights. Pretty well located for all the activities we had planned at The Forrest of Dean. We will definitely think about going back in the future. The owners left a bottle of wine in the fridge and allowed us to check out late, as no one was arriving that day. Lovely touches that added to our great experience.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at The Old Dairy. We always love to receive feedback from guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2020

  • "This simple cottage is warm and cosy and spotlessly clean."

    It’s very peaceful being set back from the road. The large enclosed garden is great for children and dogs. We enjoyed our lovely weekend break and would be happy to return.

    Thank you for taking time to leave your comments on The Old Dairy Cottage. We are glad you enjoyed your weekend break and we hope you visit again in the near future. Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, peaceful location, good area for days out."

    On site lake to watch the swans and ducks. Excellent welcome pack.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2019

  • "As I have mobility issues, I often have problems with holiday homes but this one was perfect for me."

    Not that it had been adapted, it was just very easy to get my walker around it and no stairs! It had everything we needed inside and pleasant outside area, where we could sit and watch the farmer hitching equipment up to his tractor and squirrels burying acorns in the lawn. It had the best of both worlds, there were country walks from the barn and many lovely places to visit within the county. We have already recommended it to our friends with dogs.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2019

  • "The Old Dairy is a lovely little cottage in a very quiet location."

    I was pleased to see how well equipped it was and it was beautifully clean as well.

    Reviewed by LynJul 2019

  • "We received a fantastic welcome from Kelly and the "welcome pack" was just amazing."

    What a great start to our short break holiday. The cottage was spotless and has been renovated to a very high standard. Thank you. I award you an eleven out of ten!!

    Reviewed by PatJun 2019

  • "A wonderful and relaxing holiday with friendly owners who go out of their way to give you a good holiday."

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation with all the facilities you need."

    In a great setting with a large pond you have access to walk around, as well their adjacent fields. Ideal for a family of four with dog. Great location for visiting local sights within the forest and outside. Lovely owners who are on hand if you need any help. They also have a great welcome book with all the local info you need.

    Apr 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time in Flaxley."

    The cottage was first class and the owners were extremely helpful too. The setting is idyllic; we can thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing break.\ The weather was lovely which always helps; we tried canoeing on the Wye and mountain biking in the Forest; we probably enjoyed Monmouth most of the places we visited. If you are into fishing, as well as the trout lake there are loads of little brown trout in the stream that runs through the property. Highly recommended!

    Mr Simon Millions

  • "A wonderful place to stay - a home from home."

    Very comfortable inside, extremely well equipped and clean, and a lot of thought has been put into the layout of the Old Dairy's design. Excellent welcome pack and also towels and sheets provided.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Superb accommodation in a lovely setting."

    Very child-friendly.

    Mrs Slater

  • "This converted dairy is a real find."

    Set in a very quiet hamlet, next to a beautiful lake and very near all the major Forest of Dean attractions, it makes the perfect getaway. The cottage is comfortable and really well-equipped with televisions in both bedrooms as well as the lounge (should you have time to watch them!). It is also within an easy drive of Gloucester, Chepstow, Monmouth, etc. in case the weather is wet, and the lovely Symonds Yat, Newnham on Severn, the Wye and the Severn. Great for birdwatching, cycling, outdoor pursuits and cycling - a great base for a holiday in Forest of Dean. The owners - Ben and Kelly - run the farm next door and are extremely helpful. The welcome pack is a great idea and all the supermarket delivery companies will deliver and know the address.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "My hubby and I enjoyed a very lovely half-term week at this delightful cottage with my mum-in-law and aunt-in-law and our puppy Chloe."

    The cottage was very warm, cosy and well-equipped. We loved the fact that we drove through private gates to get to the cottages and we were surrounded by farmland and yet near lots of nice villages. The cottage owners were extremely helpful and welcoming and the cottage was absolutely spotless and well decorated. They provided a very useful welcome pack and tea, coffee and useful items such as a few dishwasher tablets were provided too. The bedrooms weren't huge but they were nicely furnished and the bed was very comfortable. There was a nice, large enclosed garden area, ideal for dogs, and we were invited to enjoy the farmland and the lake in the next field - we only did this a couple of times due to the time of year we visited but I can imagine it would be fantastic to visit in summer. The cottage was in the pretty village of Flaxley and ideally situated for visiting the Forest of Dean, parts of Wales and if you wanted to go a bit further, the Cotswolds.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We had a beautiful stay here for our yearly reunion, such lovely buildings and so pretty in the snow!"

    The kitchen is perfect for a big group dinner and we all LOVE the lights above the table! Thanks.

    Mr & Mrs Ivens

  • "We came down for half term week and had a really lovely holiday."

    OK - so the weather was fine and the family that stayed in the other property were very nice, but the accommodation played a big part too. The Old Diary was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, with TVs in each room and wi-fi access (for teenagers obsessed with such things). The surroundings are idyllic - plenty for fishing enthusiasts (try the little streams on the property for lots of wild brown trout). Owners both helpful and friendly. Wider recommendations - Cinderford for a decent Co-op / Papparitos in Cheltenham for fab food at a ridiculously cheap price / local pub in Blaisdon (25 min walk) is nice (mixed views on food though).

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Just spent another week in this beautiful cottage which is situated in a tranquil location."

    The property has a gated entrance and is surrounded by fields and a lake. It is very safe for young children and a perfect place to take a dog.\ On arrival there is an excellent welcome pack and the cottage is spotlessly clean. It is very well equipped making it seem home-from-home. There are televisions in both bedrooms and the lounge. Plenty of room to put food in the fridge and the freezer. Also very useful having a dishwasher and a washer drying machine. Outside are places to sit and relax. We enjoyed having a BBQ.\ This location is ideal for visiting the beautiful Forest of Dean and to get further afield to places like Ross-on-Wye and Chepstow. There is always a warm welcome at The Red Hart pub at Blaisdon. The food is very good and dogs are welcome in the bar area if you want to eat. Can also recommend the fish and chip shop at Littledean. Also found the Severn and Wye Smokery at Claxhill has a wonderful deli and fresh fish counter.\ There is so much to see and do in this area that you are spoilt for choice. Our dog has enjoyed long walks and our Grandson loved toddling over from the cottage to the field so that he could stroke the cows.\ This is our second visit to The Old Dairy and we all enjoyed it once again. Thank you to Ben and Sally for another lovely week.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

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  • All ground floor
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x double with wall mounted TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room.
  • Central heating
  • Gas hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer plus washing machine
  • 2 x TV, DVD, WIFI, iPod docks
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Seating area with table and chairs, BBQ, access to fishing lake, Fly-fishing on owners lake by prior arrangement
  • Secure bike storage
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles, Gastro pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times by the lake.

The property

Sharing the same grounds as the The Old Mill - 988926, The Old Dairy is a pretty, detached barn conversion, all at ground level.

Situated just 30 metres apart, the properties are at right angles to each other and can be rented individually or together for larger parties for up to 10 guests wishing to holiday together.

Inside, the accommodation is really bright and spacious with plenty of oak beams and whitewashed walls.

The kitchen and bathrooms are completely up-to-date, providing all the mods cons you could want for a comfortable stay. Outside, there is a well-stocked lake in the adjacent meadow for fly fishing enthusiasts - arrangements and any payment for this will be made directly with the owners.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Region Information


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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