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The Old Forge Lodge

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Drybrook, Gloucestershire Show on map

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

6 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful break at this lovely little gem."

    It was spotless and very well equipped (please note that the bed has been changed since the previous comments about a squeaky bed!!). The bath is to die for and we made full use of the log burner!! The scones we found on arrival were delicious, well done to the baker. There was also milk in the fridge and coffee for the coffee machine, along with sugar, oil, salt etc. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Oct 2023

  • "A good location for exploring the Forest of dean and surrounding areas , great decor , comfortable lounge area."

    The metal bed frame creaked at the slightest movement and the mattress was way to bouncy for our liking . There's also a very restricted view of oncoming traffic when exiting the parking area .

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Aug 2023

  • "The property was excellent with lovely finishing touches and everything you need for your stay."

    Spotlessly clean. No handtowels supplied which seemed strange. Only negative was the mattress. Was like a trampoline and very uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Jul 2023

  • "A delightful place to stay!"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a beautiful lodge/cottage , well equipped, great local walks and pubs , a real little gem"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at the Old Forge Lodge, very quiet and relaxing."

    Extremely well equipped and homely.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, radio, selection of games, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Bike storage is not lockable, please bring own locks
  • Note: Please be advised that the WiFi is intermittent
  • Note: Children are not accepted at this property

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of Drybrook, Gloucestershire, is this fantastic one-bedroom lodge, The Old Forge Lodge.

Enjoying a superb location within easy reach of the Wye Valley AONB, Symonds Yat and The Forest of Dean, The Old Forge Lodge is a wonderful choice for couples seeking a peaceful retreat.

Two off-road parking spaces will greet you on arrival, as well as a delightful front garden with bistro table and chairs, a perfect spot for alfresco dining.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to rustling up tasty dishes in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher and washing machine, ready to savour at the dining table for two over a bottle of fizz.

After dinner, curl up on the plush seating in front of the crackling woodburning stove and select a much-loved film from the Smart TV.

Freshen up at the end of the day with an indulgent soak in the beautiful freestanding bath, or in the large walk-in shower, before retiring to the sumptuous king-size bed to catch your rest.

Within Drybrook, you will find all the amenities you need, including a convenience store, butchers, a fish and chip takeaway at the welcoming Hearts of Oak pub.

Continue onto Cinderford, where you will find a good selection of pubs and restaurants, a leisure centre and the nearby 18th-century Littledean Jail for fascinating tours.

Your new holiday home offers a wealth of scenic walking and cycling trails right from the doorstep, including the Wye Valley AONB, where you can visit Symonds Yat for exceptional views from the renowned Yat Rock and stunning scenery along the Symonds Yat Trail.

Refuel at the excellent Man of Ross pub, before embarking on a day of outdoor excursions at the Forest of Dean, where you can kayak, rock climbing, cycling, archery and spot the local wildlife to name a few.

Be sure to make the drive over to Lea, where you will find the fantastic Penny Farthing pub, serving a tasty menu and local ales, an ideal spot for recounting the days adventures.

All this and more awaits at The Old Forge Lodge.

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

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About the location


Symonds Yat 8.5 miles; Gloucester 14.5 miles.

The charming village of Drybrook, a former royal hunting ground, lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean and offers visitors many amenities, including a village store and Post Office, butcher, fish and chip shop and village pub. The area boasts many Nature Reserves, the closest being Wigpool Common, a 19 acre SSSI, a great place for nature lovers to see many rare species of flora, fauna and birds. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are all on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Drybrook is located close to the delightful market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, whose timbered Tudor buildings, striking 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, all make these areas a must to visit. Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the stunning countryside from a hot air balloon! Explore Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century 'Marcher Castle', or enjoy the renowned walks along Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral; you may recognise the Cloisters as they were used in the Harry Potter films. Visit Symonds Yat with its towering rock where peregrine falcons breed or The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore and a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. A great Gloucestershire cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas