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The Old Dairy

Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire (Ref. 904110)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "We found the old dairy to be very tired looking , there was also electrical cables hanging loose in places in wardrobe and hanging from ceiling , the garden was nicely enclosed but again wasn’t looked after with weeds all along the patio wall , there was an electrical cable sticking out of the grass not sure if dead or live , the glass table outside was dirty , the curtains that were on the back French doors and the couch was full of stains , the area around the cottage was also very scruffy , We were very disappointed and would not recommend this property to anyone ."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2022

  • "Thank you for a warm welcome and enjoyable stay at The Old Dairy - an excellent base to enjoy the surrounding area."

    The enclosed garden was great for the dog and also the fields around the property. We had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by LowriJul 2022

  • "Great location ideal for all the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean has to offer."

    Enclosed garden for dogs, with some outside areas for limited exercise and toilet breaks.Very pleasant and helpful but unobtrusive hosts. We woud stay here again.

    Reviewed by GarethJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely peaceful week at the property and Missy the dog loved the ..."

    We had a lovely peaceful week at the property and Missy the dog loved the enclosed garden We live in a city so being able able to sit and listen to the birds singing was wonderful

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2022

  • "It is a lovely restful place to stay."

    Very comfortable, airy and warm. For comfort this was the best place I have stayed in. It was also the biggest and very spacious. The village is fascinating and the local area beautiful. It was a really relaxing break.

    Reviewed by LloydMay 2022

  • "A really super cottage with very roomy secluded garden."

    The lounge area was very comfortable with large screen television and DVD player for relaxing in the evenings. The on site owners were very charming and helpful. We will certainly come again.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    Use of field a big bonus for the dogs. My friend has booked for next year as she was impressed with my photos of field and the beautifull property. Can't fault the holiday.

    Reviewed by HayleyApr 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation, comfortable, clean and well equipped, everything you need and more, ideally situated in a beautiful area, most friendly and helpful but non-intrusive hosts."

    Very dog friendly. Couldn't fault it at all

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2022

  • "Cosy spacious in a delightful setting."

    Wonderful walks from the door. Steve & Sonia were attentive to any needs. Log fire with lots of logs a terrific plus. Easy and secure parking. We look forward to returning. Great to have seen the Severn Bore.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2022

  • "Everything you needed was provided for."

    No need to bring anything except your personal needs. The Dairy was situated in a beautiful setting with a lovely private garden. Great base to get to surrounding areas of interest. Would definitely recommend others to visit and is very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2022

  • "Lovely property, big secure garden for the dog."

    Had a good time relaxing and going for long walks, just me and Dylan, bliss. I have stayed here before and will no doubt return again.

    Reviewed by LynseyMar 2022

  • "A lovely open plan property."

    V comfy. Had a great week with our two Retrievers. Plenty of space. Walks from front door. V helpful owner on site. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2022

  • "Very last min find literally on the day , cottage was perfect for my friend and I for short stay , easy to find , close to areas of forest of dean we wanted to see would definitely use again , only 2 points a proper tools to clean fire grate didn't like leaving it used and a spare single / Duvet and pillow would have been handy ."

    ..... Everything we needed thankyou

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2022

  • "The owner, Steve, greeted us on arrival and was very friendly and informative."

    The property was as described as well as being impeccably clean and nice and warm on a chilly November evening. Couldn't have asked for more. Very dog-friendly, completely secure rear garden and allowed the run of a field of several acres.

    Reviewed by PhilipNov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with a very friendly and helpful owner and well situated close to the Severn and the delightful village of Newnham."

    Our little dog loved the walks through the fields and we appreciated the fact that the main places which interested us(eg Tintern,Monmouth etc) were within easy reach. We would wholeheartedly recommend the Old Dairy for couples who like us want a comfy "home from home"with relaxtion as an absolute given.We shall go back.

    Reviewed by TerenceNov 2021

  • "Spacious, clean, warm and well appointed accommodation."

    The owner was available to sort out any issues, but there were none. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SuzanneNov 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay"

    Reviewed by DaveNov 2021

  • "Owner very welcoming, said to contact him if any problems or queries, which there were not."

    Cottage very spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by StanleySep 2021

  • "The property was just as advertised, it was spotless and really comfortable."

    As the weather was good we did lots of site-seeing and enjoyed having bbqs in the private garden as well as eating at the village pub. The owner was very friendly and helpful as well, we had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "A gorgeous spacious barn conversion for two people."

    Beautifully furnished with everything we needed. A lovely garden for the dog and access to a field for walkies. Steve is a great host. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Steve was a great host and offered us some local places to visit and nothing was ..."

    Steve was a great host and offered us some local places to visit and nothing was too much trouble whilst repainting all his sash windows on the hottest week of the year

    Reviewed by SJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The accommodation was in a great position for going to lots of places of interest. The accommodation was spacious and lovely and clean. We would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2021

  • "Lovely location and really nice accommodation."

    The Old Dairy is mainly open plan so feels very spacious, the garden was perfect for our small dog. Steve was very friendly and introduced himself and offered to ask for any help. It was a great spot for exploring Forest of Dean. Would happily stay here again

    Reviewed by MarcosJun 2021

  • "Everything was really great we loved The Old Dairy, the owners had thought of everything we might need"

    Reviewed by PhillipJun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable."

    It would have been nice for an electrical socket near a mirror,or a mirror nearer to an existing socket Also a chair in the bedroom for clothes etc. Also, maybe, instructions on how to use cooker, tv etc. We managed with trial and error and everything was ok.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this little gem, Steve the owner was so warm and welcoming not intrusive but there if you needed anything."

    Spotlessly clean everything you wanted was in the property we loved our cozy nights in . Minnie our little doggie loved the enclosed garden very spacious and a really large patio area for her to run free. Would highly recommend to everyone can’t wait to rebook.

    Reviewed by EveMay 2021

  • "Peaceful and relaxing location."

    Beautiful accommodation which was well equipped - perfect stay for us and the dogs.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage - everything you need and a great location - better than expected and spotlessly clean."

    Only feedback is to be prepared to drive out to eat...only due to current situation - as nothing really open...apart from the White hart - approx half hour walk (take a torch as no street lights). If, like us, you prefer to self cater there is a lack of cooking trays....but that is it - and hardly worth mentioning as everything else gets 11/10 - thank you for a lovely break :)

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Had a lovely break at the Old Dairy, it was perfect for what I was looking for."

    The owner was available if needed but I had no problems. The accommodation was so clean and comfortable and beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend and intend to visit again,

    Reviewed by TracySep 2020

  • "Great one bedroomed cottage on open plan."

    Tiled floors throughout. Enclosed garden through French Doors perfect for the dog.Own parking space 30 yards from cottage- across the courtyard. Owner friendly and helpful. Wifi a bit intermittent. O2 Mobile connection in the area is poor, like being in Cornwall, which is a surprise. Couple of pubs in the village, the White Hart does food about 1.5miles on the main road.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "The Old Diary was wonderful!"

    !! Spotlessly clean, very well equipped, lovely enclosed garden, bbq..... everything we needed!!! Would definitely return and recommend!!!

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2020

  • "The old dairy is a lovely place to relax."

    Dogs loved it too. The only downside was how muddy it was everywhere as a result of so much rain we’d had in the U.K. we had everything we needed so thank you

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2020

  • "Lovely, spacious and airy cottage with everything needed for a relaxing break."

    The garden and the field are very secure and the dogs loved them. Perfect location for walks in the Forest of Dean and surrounding area. The churchyard is the perfect location to watch the start of the Severn bore if you are lucky enough to be there when it happens. But more importantly Steve is great and nothing is too much trouble for him. Would we go back? Yes we would!

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2020

  • "Great little cottage in a good location surrounded by farmland."

    Decent size enclosed garden, perfect for our dog.

    Reviewed by SeanFeb 2020

  • "Very comfortable and attractive cottage."

    Enclosed garden was ideal for our pet. Everything was clean and well-maintained. Location was perfect for exploring the forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "Lovely holiday."

    Clean and beautiful cottage. Lots to do in the area. Amazing host. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JulietNov 2019

  • "Accommodation is on a busy road although you can't see the traffic it can be heard."

    Bathroom needs a really good clean. Mould is found around areas of the shower. Desperately needs painting. Very basic kitchen cooking equipment. No cleaning materials left. i.e. sink cleaner. Work top cleaner. Toilet cleaner. Bleach. Would be nice to have.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, tasteful and stylish, retaining its rustic charm whilst also providing a very comfortable and cosy living space."

    The host, a gentleman called Steve, was truly wonderful, helpful, kind and attentive to the needs of his guests. I highly recommend this cottage, nestled in a beautiful spot with rural outlook, the river Severn right on the doorstep, great walks locally with the added bonus of a fast road linking to all major towns such as Gloucester, Chepstow and Ross on Wye.

    Reviewed by MaureenNov 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage with a fenced garden ideal for our little dog."

    Could have done with a little more crockery and one kitchen cupboard had onion skins in it. Also freezer was quite iced up. The bed was rather small. The supply of logs was excellent, also the wood burner. Wonderful settee with two recliners. Would definitely use the cottage again. I have recommended it to my daughter who has two dogs. Very convenient for visiting our grand daughter at university near by and inviteder for lunch once.

    Reviewed by CSep 2019

  • "This cottage has everything you need."

    From a TV with option to watch your Netflix to an amazon echo you can set an alarm with. A large enclosed garden which our furry friend Star loved relaxing in. The bed was very comfy as was the sofa. The kitchen has a fridge and separate freezer so you can stock up your own food. There are however many dog friendly pubs locally and in the wider area. The sculpture trial is a must with a furry companion. Ideal location for everything you will possibly want to do. Owner Steve is very friendly and nothing to much trouble I left two coats behind and he went back boxed them up and sent them back to me. We offered to pay postage but he wouldn't accept anything. Would recommend and will hopefully be back

    Reviewed by KatieSep 2019

  • "We had a great time , the cottage was really nice and the owner very helpful to us."

    Local pubs and restaurants very good and scenery amazing and no shortage of things to do and see.

    Reviewed by RayAug 2019

  • "The shower cubicle needed attention all pubs & hotels closed butcher only open 3 days aweek"

    Reviewed by Joan & DavidJun 2019

  • "We absolutely loved The Old Dairy and Steve was fantastic!"

    We enjoyed it so much that we stayed an extra night. Our two Boston terriers had such fun in the fully enclosed garden, coming in and out of all the doors that open from the open plan lounge and bedroom. The log burner was heaven and Steve kindly gave us extra logs and kindling. We had three glorious evenings sunbathing on the reclining chairs in the garden which isn’t overlooked at all. The dairy is ideally situated for the forest of dean where we went on several walks. Need to recommend the woodsman pub, a newly refurbished gorgeous country dog friendly pub in Parkend which serves amazing food for lunch and dinner. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!

    Reviewed by Nathan & SallyMay 2019

  • "Lovely converted barn which had everything you needed & a good enclosed garden that led onto fields for the dog lovers."

    Local pub 5 mins walk away, but be prepared for the steep hill!

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2019

  • "Beautiful location very quiet, accommodation five star highly recommend."

    Reviewed by SeanApr 2019

  • "We had a great week every thing we needed was provided even dog bowl."

    Great enclosed garden so could let dog run in and out with no worries we will definitely return here again.. thanks

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Everything you needed is provided. Enclosed garden is a bonus for dog. Superb location for walking. Steve the owner was so friendly and helpful and had lots of local knowledge. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2019

  • "The bathroom had a damp smell & the showe neede a good clean."

    We were not aware that only a thin unlined curtain separated the bedroom from the living area & that did not stretch completely to the wall.

    Reviewed by VeronicaMar 2019

  • "Such a lovely place to stay."

    There was a pond at the back of the property. Very peaceful. The accommodation was lovely. We loved the log burning stove. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by PaulaMar 2019

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay and the surrounding area was really nice."

    The issue with the cottage was the poor cleanliness of the kitchen and bathroom. We needed to clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly, before we felt comfortable to use them. The bathroom is in need of re-decoration. The kitchen is also not very well equipped in some aspects e.g. the crockery supplied is of a poor standard and some mugs were chipped - not good. That said, once we had spent 2 hours cleaning, we had a great time there. Steve, the owner, gave us some local advice re eating out. It felt really safe there. Newnham itself is really nice and there are lots of places to visit. The garden was a real plus, Some of the fixtures and fittings were also to a good standard. This could be a really good cotttage if some more attention was paid to cleanliness and finishing touches.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

  • "The place was perfect for what we needed."

    It’s so lovely to be able to get away with the dogs and it still feel comfortable. Loved the property would highly recommend as the perfect peaceful get away.

    Reviewed by JocelynJan 2019

  • "Just left having spent new year in the cottage."

    The owner introduced himself and kindly let us know where he was if we needed anything. The cottage was comfortable, clean,warm and had all facilities needed. We have had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend this cottage. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by CaronDec 2018

  • "This is a gorgeous cottage with a great enclosed garden for the dog near a lovely little village."

    It had everything needed for a relaxing break. I managed to leave my iPad behind and the owner was great and rang me as soon as they found it hoping I hadn’t gone too far to go back for it. Unfortunately I had gone too far so he kindly offered to post it back to me but I made arrangements to collect it a few days later instead.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2018

  • "Lovely owner who left you to your own devices but was there if required anything."

    He even went out of his way to say goodbye due to meeting us because we were pretty much out all of the time. Nice man nice place would recommend definitely.

    Reviewed by FayeDec 2018

  • "The location was idea for us to visit relatives in Gloucester and also the Forest If Dean."

    The cottage was great, comfortable, light and well kept. It had a great sofa with recling chairs and a log burner. I would go go back again without a doubt.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2018

  • "We had a lovely few days in this superb cottage!"

    It had everything we could have wanted and more. The village itself is quite small but the cottage is in a fantastic location for exploring the Forest of Dean. We only met the owner briefly but he was very helpful! Would love to stay here again!

    Reviewed by KatieNov 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location - perfect for walks and a short walk into town."

    The cottage is larger than it looks in the photographs and the garden is secure and perfect for letting a dog run around. Friendly and helpful owner close by if and when required.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Cottage is lot bigger then in picture nice garden perfect if traveling with ..."

    Cottage is lot bigger then in picture nice garden perfect if traveling with dogs and use off field to run dogs in right onside the back gate , owner left bottle milk in fridge for us to have tea or coffee And tea coffee and sugar was there has well

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2018

  • "The cottage was very spacious, characterful yet modern and well equipped."

    A real pleasure to stay in, and good location for the Forest of Dean. Only disadvantage was there was constant road noise as it's situated just off the A38 - not a problem unless you're in the garden and noise annoys you!

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2018

  • "The old dairy very clean and very comfortable with wellcome tea coffe milk."

    Outside big patio with great chairs and barby+high fence to keep my dog in +a gate to a big field for her to run.A good weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2018

  • "We had a lovely break in the old dairy , having a private garden was a bonus ."

    Reviewed by GSep 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Well placed for South Wales and Three Counties. Good shopping facilities at Lydney.

    Reviewed by JanJul 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was perfect very spacious had a great sized garden that is all fenced off and very private,great if you have a dog, the place had everything you could possibly need, very clean and comfortable, felt like a home away from home straight away."

    The owner was super friendly and was very helpful. I would definitely stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by RyanJun 2018

  • "The Old Dairy was even better equipped than your website lists, a real woodstove, a large wifi tv and an Amazon Echo (think i'll be getting one now!"

    ). Loved the totally enclosed garden we could leave the doors open and our dog could go in and out safely. Met the owner who was very friendly and helpful. Loved the area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2018

  • "Can't fault accommodation, brilliant."

    Newnham itself is a very limited village, only had pub, post office, pharmacy and doctors, but still managed to get around to other towns and villages.

    Reviewed by FredMay 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan sitting and dining area.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove (logs provided)
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Nearest pub and shop 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children.

The property

A lovingly converted barn conversion within a charming courtyard setting, close to the bustling village of Newnham-on-Severn, as well as the majestic Forest of Dean.

This ground floor apartment is the perfect place for a rural retreat or romantic getaway, with plenty of walking trails and countryside to explore, as well as historic cities such as Gloucester and Cheltenham nearby.

Enter the open-plan living area from the shared courtyard.

This spacious room consists of both a dining and seating area, with a comfy corner sofa perfect for putting your feet up after a day's walking.

The room also boasts patio doors that open out on to an enclosed garden with a lawn and furnished patio area.

This garden area is also accessible through the bedroom, a light and airy double room found just off the living area.

The kitchen and bathroom with shower can be found on the opposite side of the property.

Note: This property is near to Refs. 903742, 904108, and 904107, together they sleep 10.

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About the location


Gloucester 13 miles.

The thriving village of Newnham-on-Severn nestles on the banks of the River Severn. The village is steeped in history, and offers specialist shops to suit all interests, along with traditional pubs and cafes. This charming village, part of which is designated Conservation Area, has a tree-lined main street, many listed buildings, a striking central clock tower and is ideally located for watching the spectacular Severn Bore. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest, offers 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 also available. Gloucester is just a short drive away, where you will find Roman foundations, Victorian docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral (whose cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films). Littledean with its unique Jail Museum and Quadrophenia Collection, Westbury Court Garden, the only restored water garden in the country and the ancient caves and eerie caverns of Clearwell Caves (as seen in Dr Who and Merlin) make a great family day out. The ancient market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth have excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, plus many black and white timbered buildings, or visit the historic walled town of Chepstow with its celebrated race course and impressive Norman castle. A little further afield, discover the beautiful Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park. A great location for a relaxing break or activity holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

Note: This property is not suitable for children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas