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Rodley Manor Cottage, Bloemuns

(Ref. 984773)

Lydney, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, good location with helpful owners"

    Reviewed by Teresa4.4Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property, loved everything about it."

    Would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very happy with our holiday."

    Quiet and comfortable cottage with excellent facilities. Need to go upstairs to bed.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2023

  • "A good quality property in a quiet location in a cul-de-sac well away from the main roads."

    Lots to see and do not too far away and shops and services close to hand in Lydney village centre.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location for exploring the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean."

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything needed was provided."

    Very clean. Full marks

    Reviewed by Larry5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have stayed around the Forest of Dean several times now but this particular cottage is in the best location for ease of access to walks, attractions and amenities."

    The cottage is extremely comfortable and Judy and Dave are generous hosts, who are not intrusive but responsive if needed. Would recommend and revisit in the future!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing cottage with facilities exactly as advertised."

    Beautiful location convenient for the Wye Valley and all the fantastic views and experiences.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a good comfortable stay in the property, my son and I enjoyed the quiet location and views."

    There was plenty to do in the area and we would quite happily stay again in the future. The owners were friendly and left us to our own devices. Very satisfied.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2022

  • "The most beautiful, comfortable place today ."

    .Plenty of nearby shops.. A very charming spacious cottage...Lovely helpful.... Within easy reach of lots of interesting places..Or you can simply go for a walk....Really enjoyed our stay there...This cottage has everything !!

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage."

    Well furnished throughout and a good stock of kitchen utensils. Pretty little courtyard garden in which to relax and enjoy. A real "home away from home" and could easily spend weeks here, lapping up the peace and tranquility. Beautiful and quiet countryside location, with lovely views of the River Severn.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Delightful cottage and very friendly but not intrusive owners The cottage has everything you need and the courtyard perfect for relaxing outside Lots to see and do in the area, we really fell in love with it and hopefully will go back one day."

    Reviewed by Rosalie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with welcoming and helpful owners."

    Ideally placed for visiting the Forest of Dean and for walking locally.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and owners."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. Lots to see and do in the area; we didn’t want to leave and hope to return. Thank you Judy and Dave

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very warm welcome and although the owners' property is attached our privacy was one hundred percent respected."

    Wonderful views from the house include the river severn. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Vicki4.4Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with modern facilities and spotlessly clean."

    The cottage is in a fantastic location with a wide variety of interesting locations all within a short journey

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Clean and tidy and well maintained property."

    Very welcoming and thoughtful welcome pack. Convenient for exploring.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "What lovely hosts."

    A great location in a peaceful spot.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very clean, well equipped, spacious, comfortable cottage in a great location to explore the area."

    Lovely owners, so kind and helpful. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a very clean and we'll equipped cottage and lovely garden in a quiet part of Lydney."

    The hosts are very friendly and welcoming. Our only confusion was about the availability of pillows and pillowslips, neither of which are provided so be sure to take your own. Lydney town is not a particularly attractive place but has a convenient railway station with plenty of free parking which we made use of several times. Otherwise there are lots of places to visit within a relatively short drive

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. We would like to apologise as we see that you were not informed about the provision of pillows and pillowcases. We have since made an amendment to our website regarding this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2021

  • "Rodley Manor Cottage is a wonderful place to stay."

    The cottage is exceptionally clean, very well equipped, comfortable, cosy and has everything you could possibly want in a rented cottage. Safe and secure parking for two cars. Great views over River Severn at the front and picturesque countryside at the back. Lovely courtyard to sit in. Peaceful and quiet, very relaxing. We had a wonderful time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and owners."

    Great base to explore the area

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Comfortable & convenient property, owners very friendly and welcoming."

    It was a perfect place for our first holiday this year.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, clean, comfortable had everything you need for an enjoyable holiday."

    Judy and Dave made you feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2020

  • "Property is very comfortable and owners also very helpful."

    Property also provides easy access to many places of interest includinf Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by Ramesh4.7Oct 2020

  • "A lovely homely cottage in a good location for exploring the area."

    Judith and David were very friendly, as was everybody we met. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well presented, and included everything we needed for a relaxed stay ."

    The hosts were charming and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2020

  • "One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Loads of room for 3 of us. Excellent hosts. Great location.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful, comfortable, cozy and well appointed."

    Good location with convenient access to the Forest of Dean as well as to the main route to Gloucester or South Wales and the owners are wonderful, gracious and approachable but never intrusive. I would use this listing again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2019

  • "La casa es muy agradable y está muy bien preparada."

    Repetiremos la experiencia seguramente.

    Reviewed by Magda5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean an warm."

    Arriving late and finding the cottage lights on for us was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely and clean property."

    The hosts were very friendly .The welcome pack was great . A loaf of bread, butter, eggs and milk. Tea bags and coffee.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Comfortable, pleasant location and parking what more could you want."

    Friendly owners generously provided a welcome pack and flowers all much appreciated. The jigsaw with a table to work on was home from home. Thank you

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Yes. It's a bit optimistic to say the nearest pub and shops is a mile away."

    I would say its over a mile and it is downhill across fields to start with then down hill by pavement. Then on the return it's uphill all the way back. however the people were very nice, the property was lovely and of course the area is outstanding.

    Thank you for taking the time to fill in the feedback form, its much appreciated. Apologies if you found the walk to the pub longer than you expected, the owner did try to direct you via the shortest route. Unfortunately, due to the property location and the fantastic views, the only downside to its elevated position is when you choose to go exploring and then you then have to climb the small hill to return. We totally think it's worth it though! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Rodley Manor Retreat and look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "We found the house to be extremely well appointed and comfortable."

    We were two couples and the provision of two bathrooms was very important. The location allowed us to explore both Wales and England very easily. There is still lots to explore nearby and, were we to return to this area, we would try and stay here again. We went on the Dean Forest Railway, drove to Tintern, Monmouth and Symonds Yat Rock; took the train from Lydney to Gloucester and to Cardiff (both direct trips); drove to the Cotswolds. Chepstow Castle is well worth a visit too. We were surprised to find bread, butter, milk, eggs and crisps left for us, and fresh flowers too. A nice touch so thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely thought of bread, butter, tea and coffee being left which was much appreciated."

    Judy was very welcoming and even offered to take us/pick us up from the local pub if we did not want to drive. Beds very comfortable and loved relaxing on the sofa in the tv area, very comfy. Two double beds in the property so that 2 couples could sleep - some famililies might require two single beds, can't remember if this was mentioned or not. Cream/light colour carpet in the front (tv) room - very lovely (we did not eat or drink anything should anything get spilt etc so maybe worth mentioning for young families)? Lovely too that there were two showers. We only used the downstairs one. The downstairs one would probably be fine for those with mobility problems. Plenty of storage space for clothes etc in the bedrooms. Shops within 5/7 minutes drive from the local shops. A really lovely property and would recommend.

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very pleased with Rodley Manor Retreat!"

    We were the very first guests and Judy and Dave gave us a very warm welcome. The cottage had everything we needed and it was lovely to have tea,milk,butter,eggs and bread left for us. A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful area. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2019

  • "Pretty close to perfect- lovely high quality accommodation, good spot- hosts had left a welcome pack which was very thoughtful too."

    KirstyJul 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, under counter fridge with ice box
  • TV with free view and HDMI cable, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Guests will need to bring their own pillows and pillowcases
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Rear patio with table and chairs
  • Ample off-road shared parking space for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop less then 2 miles
  • Note: This property only accepts children over the age of 16
  • Please note, you will need to bring your own pillows and pillow cases - all linen is still provided
  • Please note: 3 night minimum, Short break bookings taken, with a Friday check in day

The property

Rodley Manor Cottage is a charming dwelling attached to the owner's main house, Bloemuns, at the end of a lane.

It is a former annex to the main property, which was originally a cottage belonging to Rodley Manor Farm.The Farm was half a mile away and is now demolished.

The owners decided to name the annex Rodley Manor Cottage to retain a part of family history.

The property is situated on the outskirts of Lydney town with far-reaching views of the River Severn from the front and side of property and countryside views from the back.

Lydney Harbour is steeped in history and heritage and there are walks along the banks of the River Severn.

There is a pleasant lake near Bathurst Park, and Norchard Steam railway is just up the road.

Lyndey Park Estate has a roman temple site and museum with spring gardens which are in the centre of the deer park, (but opening times do vary throughout the year).

The well-appointed property is ideal for couples or solo visitors seeking to spend some time exploring the Royal Forest of Dean and surrounding area.

Many attractions and forest walks are a short drive away.

Internally the property enjoys bags of character with the exposed beams, exposed stone walls and wooden and stone floors complementing the eclectic furnishings within each room.

The charm of the interior is continued into the sitting room where you can curl up on the L-shaped sofa and tune into the wall-mounted large television.

There is a downstairs wet room with shower, basin and WC.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms both with lovely views, one king-size and one double, both having ample storage and space.

There is an upstairs shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, and there is a spacious landing area.

To the outside of the property there is a rear patio are with table and chairs.

There is off road parking accessed via a shared driveway outside the property.

Lydney is easily accessible by car on the A48.

The M4, M5 and M50 motorways are within close traveling distance.

The train station is easily accessible.

Lydney is a town which is close to the River Severn, The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is a selection of pubs, restaurants and takeaways as well as a number of shops for picking up the essentials.

In the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands, and a Norman cathedral (cloisters were used in Harry Potter films).

Cheltenham is home to the renowned horse racing Cheltenham festival and also Cheltenham literary festival.

Further afield, you will find Cheltenham Spa, Chepstow, Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, the Cotswolds and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons).

Cycling and mountain biking, rock climbing, walking, zip wire and high rope course, fishing, golf are available all with breathtaking scenery.

The Severn estuary, famous for its tidal Severn Bore, is a delight for bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and bore surfers alike.

Rodley Manor Cottage is comfortable and cosy whatever the weather.

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About the location


Chepstow 9 miles, Monmouth 12 miles; Gloucester 20 miles; Chelttenham 27 miles; Bristol; Cardiff 41 miles

The small, thriving town of Lydney is situated between the eastern edge of the Forest of Dean and the River Severn in Gloucestershire. Lydney has a very good range of shops, a leisure centre and sports facilities, as well as pubs, cafes and restaurants serving a wide variety of meals. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bike or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. The ancient caves of Clearwell are nearby, as are the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. Symonds Yat boasts natural scenery and straddles the beautiful River Wye with its magnificent limestone outcrop, popular with climbers, and well-known for its viewpoint. Visit the nearby historic walled town of Chepstow with its impressive Norman Castle and the celebrated racecourse, whilst the pretty market town of Monmouth, with its mixture of elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, or the lovely town of Ross-on-Wye with its timbered Tudor houses and delightful riverside walks, both offer excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The unspoilt Brecon Beacons National Park and Black Mountains, as well as lovely Cotswold towns and villages are just a little further afield as are the cities of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cardiff, Newport, and just across the Severn Bridge, Bristol and Bath. Lydney is ideally placed for enjoying the delights of Gloucestershire at any time of the year.

NB: This property only accepts Children over the age of 16

Please note that guests will need to provide their own pillows and pillowcases.

Please note: 3 night minimum, Short break bookings taken, with a Friday check in day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas