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Brook Cottage

Aylburton near Lydney, Gloucestershire (Ref. 986924)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We really loved our stay at Brook cottage."

    It was a beautiful and remote location. The setting was idyllic. Everything was really clean and perfectly prepared. The hot tub was a fabulous experience in the evenings under the trees. The bed was incredibly comfortable and I couldn’t recommend it enough. Anyone looking for a getaway in a really gorgeous natural environment would love it.

    Reviewed by EllyMay 2022

  • "Our stay at Brook cottage was nothing short of perfect, myself, my partner and our 2 dogs stayed for a week."

    The property was very dog friendly but you really couldn’t tell a dog had stayed previously, no hairs were found anywhere! The facilities were amazing, everything you could need was provided in the kitchen. The hot tub was sheltered which was really nice and also had a wine cooler which was ideal. Tony was super helpful from start to finish providing maps and suggestions to local amenities. If you’re wanting a relaxing break Brook cottage is perfect.

    Reviewed by JessicaApr 2022

  • "We had an amazing time and will definitely consider visiting again."

    The cottage was spotless, can't fault the facilities and the location is brilliant with loads to see and do! We ate at the Globe Inn nearby twice and it was incredible, we had the risotto, tortalini and roast dinners, and the local Indian was the best I have ever had. I think next time we should have messaged to see if the spa temperature could be adjusted as it was probably set 2 degrees too hot for us, but it was a very sunny Easter Bank Holiday! But either way still very much enjoyed the experience! Gutted to leave. Easily could stay a week next time. Thank you for such a wonderful stay. Shannon and Sam

    Reviewed by ShannonApr 2022

  • "Arrived and there bed sheets and robes were stained, also the walls in the bedroom where filthy!"

    Heavy mould in the kitchen and bathroom with some mould in the living area.. Poorly laid astroturfing in the garden. Under the sink leaked resulting in me spending my holiday mopping up dirty water by the Wednesdays we had enough and went home 3 days early.

    Really difficult to know how to respond Adam since I was unaware of your issues until I saw the feedback posted online despite phoning you to check. If considering our cottage please read our previous very positive reviews and make your own judgement. Thanks for looking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdamOct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and spotlessly clean in a very tranquil position."

    Parking was a little tight but not a problem. Hot tub was very clean and secluded definitely a place to go to if you need to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet and forget about the world. Would we go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "I have been kept up to date at all time , the cottage was great and I will certainly used Sykes again"

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Did not affect us but it said parking for 2 cars but with bigger cars this would be difficult."

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in quiet location, which we throughly enjoyed with added bonus of a hot tub."

    We found it ideally situated to tour around Wales.Also the Forrest of Dean was fabulous. Well worth a visit

    Reviewed by GloriaSep 2020

  • "This was a lovely little cottage."

    Parking abit tight but ok. The inside of the property was immaculate and the little extras were carefully thought of. The hot tub was amazing. Would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2019

  • "Had issues with the car park space and entrance being very small and difficult to access"

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2019

  • "Set in a quiet spot down a country lane, cottage well equipped with everything you needed with a bonus of a hot tub, perfect for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "Would highly recommend this cottage."

    It is perfect for a peaceful break. Very clean and a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Very comfortable, with everything you need provided. Hot tub was very much appreciated. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2019

  • "As soon as my wife and I walked in to the cottage we both said Wow !"

    It’s a lovely cottage in an amazing setting, very peaceful and relaxing, there is absolutely no noise at all. The place is extremely clean and the hot tub is a lovely added bonus. I would recommend this cottage to anyone I know. Absolutely amazing.

    Reviewed by SamJul 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location and was beautifuly finished and had everything we needed for our stay"

    Reviewed by NeillJul 2019

  • "Brook cottage is a beautiful out of the way hideaway, perfect for exploring the forest of dean and surrounding area."

    there are 2 good pubs in the village, and a nice café at the Taurus arts centre just up the road.

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2019

  • "Would be great to have a stick vacumn for when you go to hot tub as brings leaves into bedroom."

    Lovely cottage, well equipped, lots of welcome extras. Great to be left alone using pin code entry rather than being disturbed by caretakers but just a call a way if needed.

    Reviewed by CApr 2019

  • "Lovely relaxing trip in a very private location."

    Wonderful place to stay with many clever little features, such as speakers in the bathroom. Hot tub was wonderful, and cleanliness of it very encouraging. The only downside we found was a fair amount of mould in the bedroom. Have made owners aware and hope it will be addressed in the near future.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2019

  • "Hi Thank you for the most peaceful and tranquil holiday that myself and my wife have had for a long time."

    The hot tub made it extra special we would highly recommend Brooke cottage to any one wanting a nice peaceful break. Thank you again. Mr and Mrs Timmins

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2018

  • "The cottage is in a secluded spot, ldeal for anyone looking for rest and relaxation, but still handily placed to the main Gloucester to Chepstow road."

    The Globe is an excellent pub in the next village and Lydney has a range of shops and a Supermarket. Fantastic walks in the Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, all you needed (and more) from the hot tub to cotton buds."

    Would recommend it to anyone,

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2018

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with double walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Solar panel heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Sky and Freeview channels, DVD Player, superfast WiFi, DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear patio with hot tub and furniture
  • Front garden with picnic area, gazebo and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Guests are asked to respect the peaceful nature of the surroundings and refrain from playing music or making noise after 9pm
  • Note: The cottage has a property bordering on one side of the rear yard but you are not overlooked, the neighbour has a narrow alleyway between the two properties but this is only used for maintenance and is high-fenced for privacy
  • Note: Disposable barbecues are permitted in the picnic area to the front of the property
  • Note: In winter months, guests may prefer to drive the short distance along the A48 to the Globe pub, rather than use the public footpath
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Lydney 2.9 miles.

This peaceful country cottage, Brook Cottage, is accessed by a private lane which only leads to one other property on the fringes of Aylburton village, near Lydney, Gloucestershire; making for a quiet base with no passing traffic.

It has an all-white exterior except for the pale sky blue shutters on the outside of the windows, adding a touch of charm and character; the front garden also rests next to an enclosed parking area for two cars.

Brook Cottage is bordered by a brook to the front and enjoys exclusive use of a private hot tub in an enclosed fence yard to the rear; the gate from the rear patio leads to an open field - a doggy heaven!

The cottage itself has been finished to a high standard and enjoys clean, laminate flooring throughout, whilst also being powered by the latest solar panels and slim, hi-tec air conditioning units in the bedroom and lounge, which not only heat efficiently but also keep you cool in the summer!

Entry is gained straight into the delights of the contemporary sitting room, decorated with peace in mind and a Smart LED TV with a DVD Player for those quiet evenings in.

Just off from here is the kitchen, well-appointed and sporting a fresh, reviving colour scheme and features everything you need, such as a Neff oven, Bosh dishwasher and a super-fast induction hob.

Access to the enclosed patio can be acquired from here through the rear door, with a lovely hot tub to relax away your troubles, whilst listening to the birdsong from the woodland and the babbling brook, after a venturesome day out in Gloucestershire, and a wine cooler to get a bottle or two chilled and kept to hand.

In the evening, progress through the property to find a double room that is enhanced by a flourish of stylish fittings and furniture; the French doors offer another route out onto the rear decking.

The luxury shower room is situated nearby and features a double shower enclosure with a rain head shower, heated towel rail and a clever bluetooth ceiling speaker to play your own music.

Head to the front of the cottage and lounge in the picnic area, with its gazebo and picnic bench shaded by trees.

The property rests in a prime location with easy access to a public footpath from the rear yard, which takes you across the farmland to The Globe, a fantastic gastro pub.

For things to do in the nearby area, head into Lydney town for shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as sports facilities.

For the more adventurous, there is climbing, abseiling and caving amongst the Royal Forest of Dean.

You can explore the Cotswolds, not too far away and even walk the trails promised at the Brecon Beacons National Park, its wonderful landscape scenery awaiting your arrival.

The thriving cities of Cardiff, Cheltenham and Gloucester are further afield with a whole wealth of activities for a fun-filled outing.

This wonderful cottage brings guests a relaxing stay to couples, the year-round.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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