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Lilly Cottage

(Ref. 991699)

Whitecroft, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "A cosy little cottage in a quiet location."

    Wood burner and hot tub made our stay.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    We had a very relaxing week . The cottage has everything you need, extremely comfy bed and the hot tub was lush . Lovely welcome package and flowers so thoughtful. We lit the burner as well which was super cozy . Just a wonderful place to stay .

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage a really treasure of a find and added bonus a Hot Tub"

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2023

  • "Perfect getaway."

    The property was clean and tidy, and was a lovely place to get away from the world. Plenty of walks locally for hikers. Couch was comfy and the bed was fantastic, had the best nights sleep I've had in years. It had everything you needed for a break. Used the hot tub six out of seven nights, was wonderful. Would we stay again, most definitely. We hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by RussellAug 2023

  • "Already mentioned in the guest book."

    A lovely cottage to relax in, but there were a few issues that needed to be addressed. The bottom shelf of the fridge door was cracked, so no heavy items could be placed on it., i.e pints of milk. Also the fridge /freezer required de-frosting (thick ice ran down the back of fridge, and freezer boxes were difficult to manage. We found someone sock inside the washing machine, and the cooker grill pan had not been cleaned. There were no fire lighters in the jar by the fire, as stated there would be some in their information pack about the cottage. The fire tools handles were loose, and required tightening. We did not meet the Hosts, and lastly there was no welcome pack for us, not even a pint of milk for a cup of tea on arrival. ( which other guests have mentioned they had wine/chocolates in the Guest Book) the hot tub was great.

    We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at Lilly Cottage. Thank you for letting us know about the fridge/freezer and fire tools, they have all been repaired or replaced. We cant always be around to greet guests but the welcome pack (book) lets guests know we are always at the end of the phone if they need us. We want guests to feel comfortable to approach us with any thoughts about their stay and we will endevour to put it right asap. The hot tub is great and Lilly Cottage, I am in no doubt, will have provided a very relaxing break. We hope you return again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2023

  • "Lovely area, for walks, hot tub great."

    log fire at night on low. cottage was lovely.

    Reviewed by StewartJun 2023

  • "Clean comfortable well maintained would gladly book again"

    Reviewed by NJun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Lilly Cottage."

    Everything was just perfect. The welcome pack was very well received! Matt and Claire were close by if we needed them but gave us the space to enjoy our break. Furnishings were of a high quality. The bed was especially comfortable. The hot tub was a lovely finishing touch! Will be going back at some point!

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2023

  • "Loved Lilly Cottage Stunning setting Cosy, comfortable, great bed , fabulous towels etc Hot tub wasn’t working but the owner apologised and we are due to receive some £ back - real shame but these things happen."

    Hosts welcoming and just next door if anything was needed. Would recommend to friends !

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2023

  • "Beautiful maintained cottage with everything you need The hot tub was perfect ..."

    Beautiful maintained cottage with everything you need The hot tub was perfect to end your day The welcome pack was the best we have ever had Thank you

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2023

  • "Comfortable, warm, well equipped, well maintained cottage."

    Very convenient location for forest walks. Lovely hot tub.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage!"

    Very comfortable bed/sofa and extremely clean. The hot tub was an added bonus for us and for the price paid. Would love to return again.

    Reviewed by LucyFeb 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay in this little gem will definitely return so much to do ..."

    Absolutely amazing stay in this little gem will definitely return so much to do nothing to much trouble for Matt and Chloe the private hot tub was a bonus

    Reviewed by DebraJan 2023

  • "Cute little place could have moved in."

    Loved it

    Reviewed by DanJan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Lilly Cottage."

    The standard of everything is excellent, warm, comfortable and relaxing. We will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2022

  • "Just wanted to make a complaint about the hot tub."

    When we booked the cottage, we booked for the usage of the hot tub and we were under the impression that we would have unlimited use of the hot tub. When we arrived we were then informed by a rule book that stated 30minutes usage per day day and this would be monitored. When we arrived we found that there was a window that overlooked the garden and as we were in it there was a person watching. I'm sorry but to me this isn't private or relaxing.

    We were sorry to read your comment and just wanted to clarify that at Lilly Cottage there is no rule book, the welcome pack states that the ‘recommended’ amount of time per session in the hot tub is 30 mins this is for health and safety reasons. Guests can use the hot tub as they wish with unlimited access, we only ask that it’s not used after 10 pm. The hot tub is ‘monitored’ as all hot tubs are to maintain the correct chemical levels during your stay but this is done discreetly. We hope you otherwise enjoyed your stay at Lilly Cottage, we only wish you raised your worries with Sykes or us as owners. We will make sure that the welcome pack is clear for future guests regarding hot tub use. Thank You x Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2022

  • "Brilliant location, cosy cottage and kind owners."

    We really enjoyed our stay and will recommend to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2022

  • "We've just enjoyed a week's holiday at Lilly Cottage in the Forest of Dean."

    We arrived at 9.30pm and it was pitch black. We struggled to find the cottage in the dark but after asking a neighbour they directed us. We were over the moon with the cosy cottage. The kitchen was well equipped and the cottage was spotlessly clean. The hot tub and log burner were great additions. The only slight downsides we found were the small sofa and the toilet being downstairs. The guest book helped give us advice on where to eat locally and days out. It was a great relaxing break away which is exactly what we wanted. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ZoeSep 2022

  • "Very nice cottage on the edge of the Forest of Dean."

    Rooms are very comfortable and clean, everything we needed (except for a pen to write in the guest book)! Hot tub excellent, very private and a good size. The downside was the nearest pub, The Miners which wasn’t doing food, but we drove a short way to The Fountain, Parkend, and the other Miners in Sling. Both are highly recommended. Great walks through the Forest. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by GarySep 2022

  • "We wish we’d seen the small steps between rooms in the photos"

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2022

  • "Beautiful property with lots of forest walks right on the doorstep."

    Great location so peaceful, but things to see and do close by. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage for a relaxing stay in a quiet area of the village , plenty of walks from the doorstep and a pub within walking distance."

    Plenty of things to do in the area by car ,the owners Matt and Chloe are very friendly and welcoming

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time, couldn't fault it, will definitely stay again at Lillys Cottage"

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2022

  • "Lily cottage was simply put just delightful, superbly well equipped really comfortable and a great location with thoughtful little touches like a choccie bar left for us on arrival."

    Loved th cottage and would be happy to stay again

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    We enjoyed a very restful and peaceful break.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2022

  • "Very wonderful location."

    Property ideally located for array of local days out walking, cycling, kayaking. High standard of accommodation. Hot tub wonderful addition.

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for our first visit to the Forest of Dean."

    Lots to do without having to travel more than 30 minutes from the cottage. We will be returning to explore more of the area in the near future.

    Reviewed by RaymondMay 2022

  • "A lovely, reasonably well-equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Quiet with good views of the forest and lovely walks off-road from the door.

    Reviewed by TerriMay 2022

  • "A great little cottage with everything you need and more (hot tub !"

    !) Definatley look at revisiting

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "Lovely cosy place - had all we needed for a cosy relaxing place to stay."

    Ideally situated for some smashing walks in Forest of Dean - jacuzzi at the end of a long walk was a nice tonic and sitting in front of a log burning fire in the evening was grand - highly recommended place to stay.

    Reviewed by AndyMar 2022

  • "The cottage is very clean and cosy."

    We enjoyed my husband’s birthday and Valentine’s Day. Enjoyed the walks and shopping in Gloucestershire.

    Reviewed by EthelFeb 2022

  • "Lilly Cottage surpassed our expectations."

    A beautifully quaint interior with far reaching views. The icing on the cake being the 6 seater hot tub provided with total privacy. A truly magical get away.

    Reviewed by KarenJan 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lily Cottage."

    It is located in a really pretty setting ideally suited for travelling around the area. The hot tub was an added bonus and it looked really magical with the fairy lights. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well stocked with everything you could want. If we were to visit the area again, we would definitely book another stay at Lily Cottage and would thoroughly recommend for a romantic break. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RomaJan 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing property."

    It’s in a lovely area which is quiet,perfect and beautiful. The property so we’ll equipped, beautiful and clean. Lovely having a log fire and the hot tub tops it all off. Just the most amazing place and had a fantastic holiday! Plus Loads to do in the area.

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2021

  • "Had the most wonderful stay in this delightful cottage, best hot tub ever (and we have tried a good many!"

    ) Good walks almost from doorstep, pubs aplenty with good food, cottage was clean and comfy, a cosy spot for two! Forest of Dean heritage centre and Puzzlewood are our favourite places to visit.

    Reviewed by SylviaDec 2021

  • "We loved our stay at this gorgeous cottage which was so cosy."

    There was a confusion with the check in / out time so beware emails from Sykes cottages as the check out time is 10am not 11am. The hot tub is not able to be used on the first nights stay due to cleaning, so is only available for 1 day out of a 2 night stay despite arrival at 15:30 (this is due to changing the water for every guest to ensure cleanliness) however this should be advertised on booking. We were also fire novices so this could be just us, but I didn’t feel like there was enough kindling / fire lighters for two nights worth of fires; I’m sure we could have asked for more but didn’t want to bother the owners.

    Reviewed by ChloeNov 2021

  • "Lovely stay , everything you would need, definitely visit again"

    Reviewed by SashaNov 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a great location."

    The hot tub was a great extra and lovely to relax in the evening. The cottage was clean and had all the amenities needed. Only drawback was the bathroom was downstairs

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Lily Cottage was a little surprised that the owners didn’t make contact upon our arrival which has always happened at other properties we have stayed in."

    The property was very well appointed for visiting the surrounding area. Think the cottage would benefit from a full length mirror and a plug near a mirror for drying hair.

    Reviewed by DebraSep 2021

  • "We were blessed with amazing weather which meant we could enjoy all the amazing surroundings."

    The cottage made the perfect base and was very cosy.

    Reviewed by ChrissieSep 2021

  • "The hot tub was amazing !"

    ! The owners were next door if anything was needed, helpful but not intrusive Modern bathroom

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2021

  • "A beautifully kitted out holiday cottage , the owners have thought of every you could need with extras ."

    The hot tub is amazing !! A fantastic base for exploring the area . Highly recommend and will definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by SylviaJun 2021

  • "The cottage met all our needs and expectations and was good value for the amount paid."

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "Perfect location for a quiet break."

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2021

  • "The cottage is ideally situated on the cusp of the forest, which makes it perfect for picking up the footpaths."

    As described, it is very well kept, extremely cosy & tranquillity of the area makes this superb for a relaxing break. The hot tub is a lovely touch, which is great to relax in after many miles of walking/cycling, topped off with superb views of the forest. Again, location makes it very easy access to the various attractions around the forest of Dean. We loved this cottage & loved the forest!

    Reviewed by BenApr 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage would highly recommend it for a couple."

    With the Coronavirus epidemic. The cottage was clean and cared for in a very professional way. We were informed of the changes that were in place, and could supplement items that’s could not be provided. We had the most charming week. Plenty of walks, and the hot tub was a fantastic asset. Well maintained. We were delighted. Enjoyed the glow and warmth of log burner in evenings.

    Reviewed by JeanDec 2020

  • "Good central location and easy to explore the local area and the Forest of Dean."

    The cottage was brilliant and had everything you needed. The owners were available if we need help and we also felt safe. We will definitely use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Beautiful well kept emaculate cottage quiet location fantastic views of the Forest of Dean hot tub an absolute bonus after a day out peaceful setting two pubs close by very friendly staff food highly recommended."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Not really, good for walkers, good base for exploring area."

    however due to covid19 things are not so good.

    Reviewed by StewartAug 2020

  • "Lilly Cottage is a fantastic property with many of the comforts of home."

    It is located in a great position for walking in the Forest of Dean, and there is a 45 minute circular walk just a 2 minute walk from the cottage! We loved the hot tub, while we enjoyed the view of the Forest. It was a nice touch to have fresh flowers and chocolates. Thanks very much to the owners for making the cottage so comfortable.

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2020

  • "Lovely clean comfy cottage."

    Loved sitting in the hot tub looking across the forest. Great walks straight from front door

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "Lilly Cottage is a very comfortable well laid out cottage and the hot tub was lovely after a days walking."

    This cottage is in a very quiet area but close to a good local pub, and all areas of the Forest of Dean are easily accessible from the Cottage. We very much enjoyed our stay and the little touches of fresh flowers and chocolates and a Welcome card were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by JulietJul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, spotless and finished with some lovely touches."

    Great location and we plan to come back again in not too distant future.

    Reviewed by EmilyFeb 2020

  • "A lovely little break away which was so needed Gorgeous little cottage with ..."

    A lovely little break away which was so needed Gorgeous little cottage with everything we needed Cosy, quiet, perfect Will be back ❤️

    Reviewed by PennyFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, was perfect for me and my husband for a short break over new year."

    Great facilities, the only thing missing was a pair of scissors. The surrounding area with walks and pubs were fantastic. We would definitely like to return. The hot tub was amazing.

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect and we had no problems during our stay."

    We had everything we needed. Lilly Cottage was comfy and relaxing! A perfect weekend away

    Reviewed by BeckiNov 2019

  • "Lilly Cottage was a wonderful, peaceful little escape on the very edge of the Forest."

    Matt and Chloe were welcoming, very friendly and willing to help with any questions etc. The cottage was immaculate as was the hot tub, which had wonderful views into the forest trees. The autumn colours were amazing. The cottage was small but perfectly adequate for the two of us and our little dog. It had everything we needed, was cosy with the added bonus of a wood burning stove, light and tastefully decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable and altogether, we had a very enjoyable and relaxing few days enjoying the Forest walks, nearby harbour walks, tearooms, local pubs

    Reviewed by PatNov 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage with everything you could possibly require for a short break."

    The forest is literally right next door, with a pathway leading to numerous stunning walks being found right at the end of the drive. There’s plenty to do in the local area, and a well-stocked leaflet rack has been kept up to date so you can find activities, walks and more. The local pub was great for drinks and food, once we could tear ourselves away from the hot tub. I would definitely recommend Lilly Cottage.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2019

  • "Beautiful well maintained property in a stunning location."

    Fabulous hosts. Will definitely be returning. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CarlJul 2019

  • "The little extras provided for our stay were unexpected but very thoughtful."

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage was very comfortable and spotlessly clean, and the hot tub made for a very relaxing stay. There was also plenty to do in the surrounding area. We had a fantastic stay and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by LewisJul 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage for a very relaxing holiday!"

    Great location for walks and local days out. Sitting in the covered hot tub looking out over the forest is absolute bliss :)

    Reviewed by SophieJun 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lilly Cottage despite a week of poor weather, the wood burning fire and sheltered Jacuzzi were a welcome sight at the end of the day."

    We'd recommend visiting Symonds Yat & Goodrich Castle,The Mill Race was a fantastic pub also.

    Reviewed by BenJun 2019

  • "Great cosy place to stay in a wonderful location."

    Really quiet and relaxing and the cottage provided everything we needed during the week. Hosts were really friendly and on hand should we ever need them. Explored the area by foot, bike and canoe and nothing was more than a short drive away (as well as being the Forest on your doorstep!) Great holiday and wonderful cottage!

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed both the cottage and the area."

    Would certainly go back there.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/diner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Sony Bravia Smart HD TV with Sky TV, Blueray DVD Player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, extra fuel for stove available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car only (no commercial vehicles)
  • Lockable bike/kayak storage
  • Rear patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Front patio
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property does not accept children (inc. infants)
  • Note: No pets
  • Smoking is not permitted in the property or outside
  • Note: Hot tub can not be used after 10pm
  • Note: Check-in 3pm, check-out 10am
  • Please note the last date a dog will be present in the property is 18th of July 2020

The property

A beautifully presented cottage located next to the owners property on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, on the outskirts of the thriving village of Whitecroft.

Thoughtfully refurbished, this charming holiday cottage offers a cosy bedroom with views to the forest, a very well-equipped kitchen and a delightful sitting room with dining area, woodburning stove and doors onto the rear patio with furniture and hot tub.

This cottage is a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this unspoilt area.

Whitecroft offers many lovely walks into the forest, access to cycle routes and two traditional village pubs.

The Royal Forest of Dean and nearby River Wye offer guests the chance to try many outdoor activities.

Just a short drive away are the ancient caves of Clearwell, the riverside town of Ross-on-Wye and the Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore, and a delight for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

A great holiday cottage, at any time of year.

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About the location


Monmouth 7 miles.

The thriving village of Whitecroft lies on the southern edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. The village boasts a family-run shop, a fish and chip shop, two traditional village pubs and the historic Dean Forest Railway. The eerie caverns and ancient caves of Clearwell are just a short drive away, as are the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke footpath. The magnificent Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest, offers 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 riverside market town of Ross-on-Wye with its timbered Tudor houses, excellent shops and restaurants as well as the lovely towns of Monmouth, Ledbury and Symonds Yat are also close by. A perfect Forest of Dean holiday cottage in picturesque surroundings.

Note: This property does not accept children (inc. infants).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas