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The Piggery

Lydney, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988783)


(23 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "The Piggery is a truly delightful cottage which has kept the ambience of the cottage style life yet with the comfort of modern day living."

    The setting is beautiful and the scenery amazing. So peaceful and 'green'. Lots of places to visit with stunning settings. Hard to keep your eyes on the road! Sue and Jim the owners were very friendly and helpful and we had everything we needed. Our only little niggle was the TV. It could do with being a bit bigger for us oldies !! Saying that we spent most of the evenings sat outside watching the wildlife. An amazing week away. Thank you Sue and Jim.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we are always delighted that our guest enjoy their stay , it was lovely meeting you. Jim and Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2022

  • "Beautiful and well equipped property in a beautiful location."

    Would stay again

    Thank you Ryan, we are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Piggery. Thank you again for your feedback. Sue & Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by RyanMay 2022

  • "Jim and sue were brilliant, as soon as we arrived they were both really welcoming."

    The piggery is just stunning.. the views really are beautiful. It’s all we ever wanted from our holiday, quiet, extremely large garden which our two children enjoyed everyday, day and night it was really clean and there was lots of facilities inside the house. Thank you Jim and Sue! We have created memories for life here at the piggery.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review and we're delighted that you and your children enjoyed the house and garden. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AbbieApr 2022

  • "Many thanks for a wonderful stay at the Piggery, which is an absolute gem of a place."

    We loved the house and the location, which were perfect both for our 4-year-old and for us. The fact that the property is set in 360 degrees of beautiful garden, complete with baby rabbits and fabulous views down to the Severn, would have been enough. Throw in comfy beds and sofas, a well-appointed kitchen, plentiful hot water and natural light, and the welcoming and cosy feel of the house, and it was all just perfect (and we were extremely lucky with the weather, too). We will be back!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are always delighted when guests enjoy their holiday at the Piggery!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayApr 2022

  • "The Piggery was such a delightful place to stay in and the owners were so sweet and thoughtful!"

    The location is beautiful and there is so many picturesque scenery around it , we only stayed for 3 nights and feel we haven’t seen it all . My little one is already asking to come again in the summer , which I am sure we will do .

    Thank you for your feedback, we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Piggery and appreciate your comments. Sue Bendall Property Owner

    Reviewed by OsnatFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great views and lots of outside space"

    Thank you for your feedback reference The Piggery. It's a great little place to relax and we are glad to hear you enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2021

  • "The Piggery was a lovely well equipped homely cottage in a lovely quiet spot."

    Would recommend this lovely cottage to everyone.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Piggery. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarethSep 2021

  • "A lovely summer stay, so welcoming and peaceful."

    Hoping to return for our fourth visit very soon.

    Its always great news when our clients come back again and again, we appreciate your feedback and looking forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Their were wasps nests outside the property main doors, and bedroom doors, we could not open the windows when it was hot ."

    The TV was so small we had to pull it forward to we could see it. The pillows and beds were very uncomfortable and it is not suitable for anyone who is disabled. The shower needs updating , when using the shower the water went everywhere .

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay at The Piggery. On investigation, there were no wasps nests to be found at the property. There are many bees in the area and they do gravitate towards the flowers and the vines that grow around the cottage. They are very busy at this time of year! We're very sorry to hear that the TV was too small for you. Previous guests have not found the size of the TV to be an issue but we have taken note of your comments for future reference. We have had lots of guests with mobility issues stay over the years and many have returned year on year as they have found the property more than suited to their requirements. With regard to the shower, we will look into any adjustments, if needed, we realise shower curtains can cause issues. Again, we appreciate you leaving feedback on your stay and hope that you had a lovely break away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2021

  • "We had a simply marvellous time walking through the Forest of Dean countryside."

    The Piggery was an oasis of calm and tranquillity. We will go back.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at the cottage. It's a lovely quiet spot and a good base to explore. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2021

  • "The Piggery was a delightful place to spend a week - great to have so much outdoor space and a lovely view from both the house and patio."

    Our 3-year old loved it. Sue and Jim are perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful. We don’t usually go back to the same place, but this time we think we might!

    We would love for you to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JocelynApr 2021

  • "A really lovely place to spend time away from it all."

    The owners are very nice and friendly. The setting of the accommodation is delightful with amazing views. A great place to use as a base for exploring the area. The cottage was well equipped and extremely clean. Nobody in our family really missed not having internet access. We would love to go again.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we would love to welcome you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent and the owners were friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2020

  • "We received a very warm welcome to this wonderful cottage."

    The location was peaceful and a great place to relax. There are lots of places to visit nearby. We highly recommend this cottage, its the sort of place you would want to come back to.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Great please to be if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing stay!"

    Very large garden with a nice view over the area.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "The Piggery is in a really beautiful spot."

    The photos don't do it justice. We enjoyed watching the birds, rabbits and squirrels. It is also conveniently located to travel to a number of destinations. We visited Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol and Worcestershire. There are good pubs near by. We had good meals and service with a smile at the George Inn and The Rising Sun. Tesco was about 4 miles away. We could have done with slightly more cutlery and mugs.

    Reviewed by LynroseJun 2019

  • "The ideal starting point for exploring the Cotswolds and SE Wales The hosts were brilliant."

    Reviewed by RonaldJun 2019

  • "The cottage had superb grounds with lots of birds, little rabbits and fantastic ..."

    The cottage had superb grounds with lots of birds, little rabbits and fantastic views, the owners were really lovely and the cottage was the perfect peaceful get-a-away , restful and totally beautiful A*****

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "A beautiful well equipped cottage in a peaceful and picturesque location with friendly owners who are only too happy to help make your stay a great one."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2019

  • "Perfect cottage in idyllic place, everything had been thought of - could not have been better"

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2019

  • "We had a relaxing stay at The Piggery - enjoyed the grounds in which the property sits and the views beyond."

    Lovely friendly owners.

    Reviewed by CaroleMar 2019

  • "Sue and Jim were wonderful hosts - could not have been better."

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2018

  • "Nice location."

    Friendly hosts. Beautiful views.

    Sep 2018

  • "We loved the setting of the cottage and the owners are such nice people."

    Mrs Ashman

  • "We were warmly welcomed when we arrived."

    The cottage and surrounding countryside are beautiful. The Piggery is well equipped and wonderfully presented. We had a lovely stay.” \ Dionne, July 2016


  • "The property was excellent and I cannot think of a way it could be improved."

    Mrs Wood

  • "Cottage offered so much, cosy space and fantastic views."

    Great base for exploring.\ \

    Mrs Bowers

  • "Made very welcome by owners, well equipped, very bright, located excellently."

    Mr. W.

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location."

    Very friendly owners.

    Mr Gamble

  • "The cottage & its owners were fabulous."

    The cottage is beautiful & Jim & Sue are friendly & helpful.

    Mr Alton

  • "The Piggery is a very cosy cottage with magnificent views on the river Severn."

    Mr Van Zuylen

  • "He setting of the piggery was just stunning."

    The cottage had everything we needed and wanted. The owners were very\ \ \ hospitable and gave a great recommendation for a local pub.

    Mr Campbell

  • "Really lovely welcome of flowers and cake."

    Mrs Matthews, April 2017.


  • "We liked the location, the property was lovely, clean & tidy and we were left to our own devices, but knew if we had needed to discuss any concerns, the owners were very willing to assist."

    There was nothing that we disliked about the property.

    Mrs P

  • "Stayed there last year - fabulous owners, lovely cottage, beautiful part of the world ."

    Mrs Hobley

  • "I could not recommend this establish highly enough."

    Mr Sandison

  • "Very friendly owners, everything necassary available, clean, perfect location; a real holiday cottage!"

    Mr N

  • "Great People the accomodation was really good value for money."

    Mr Liddle

  • "Impossible to improve aside from the weather."

    This is the perfect holiday cottage for a young family and/or attending grandparents.

    Mr And Mrs E

  • "We had an enjoyable holiday and the owners could not have been better."

    Mr And Mrs S

  • "The cottage was set in a beautiful location, exactly as described on the website."

    The couple greeted us on arrival and the cottage had lamps on throughout the property, and a log fire effect fire warming the room. They took us through the property and showed us what was available to use. Very friendly couple.

    Mrs P

  • "Cottage and location was lovely and the Estate was great."

    \ Very Cosy Cottage.\ \

    Miss Hurst

  • "From personal welcome from owners Sue & Jim, thoughtfulness of furnishings and equipment all was of the very best you could expect."

    Mr Tombleson

  • "We have had a lovely week- lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Mrs And Mrs Holmes

  • "Comfortable, welcoming cottage, lots of space for our 4yr old to run around, ..."

    Comfortable, welcoming cottage, lots of space for our 4yr old to run around, beautiful surroundings, peaceful, well-equipped cottage

    Mrs Payne

  • "We've had another lovely holiday here- thank you."

    We even saw a wild boar in the forest !

    Liz, Heather And Bertie

  • "The owners were very welcoming and accessible if needed."

    The cottage was well equipped and was in a lovely location. Mrs Williams, June 2017.


  • "The Piggery was brilliant - a beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting, with everything we could need."

    Mrs Stonex

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous view."

    The Woods

  • "I was a great house I wish I could live there."

    I can't wait to come again !

    Eva, Sadie And Lottie

  • "What a wonderful place."

    Fantastic views whilst having breakfast outside every morning.

    Kath, Dawn And Nat

  • "Wonderful short break."

    Loved the cottage and views.

    The Kent Family

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    We loved it !

    The Burgers

  • "Very nice cottage - so sad to leave."

    Lovely views.

    Mark, Christine, Ellie, Abi And Ben

  • "Fabulous holiday in a lovely cottage."

    Hope to come again !

    The Mann Family

  • "The cottage was comfortably furnished with a well designed kitchen."

    Both inside and outside the cottage was maintained to a very high standard. It's location gave splendid views and the hosts were very welcoming.

    Mrs Wilkinson

  • "Such a beautiful place, inside and out."

    See you again next year !

    The Dentons

  • "The cottage provided everything we needed."

    Very clean and no issues.

    Mrs Walsh

  • "It was really homely, beautifully decorated and fitted with lots of character in a lovely relaxing setting."

    Mrs Matthews

  • "The location, how the cottage was equipped ,layout and comfort"

    Mr Mears

  • "Quiet peaceful location."

    Very clean cottages and very friendly owners!

    Mrs Cook

  • "Absolutely outstanding in all aspects."

    The cottage is a really lovely space, good sized, light rooms, all the things you need in side and loads of land surrounding it outside. And with long views towards the river Severn, it makes for a beautiful place to spend time. \ \ The owners, Jim and Sue couldn't have been more welcoming too and they were brilliant with the Kids. Jim offering up a barn full of games, bikes, water guns and even a little table football - kids loved it. \


  • "5 for everything."

    A truly fantastic cottage, and the best of hosts.

    Mr Duggan

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in."

    The owners were superb.

    Mr Duggan

  • "Friendly helpful owners, cottage interesting and avoided the blandness often associated with holiday cottages."

    The outside verandah,and garden area was absolutely lovely.

    Mrs Fairhurst

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single
  • 1 x bathroom with bath, shower above, WC & hand-basin and washing machine
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner effect fire.
  • Central heating, electric woodburner effect fire
  • Rangemaster cooker with double oven, four ring hob, hotplate and ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Access to large meadow with tables, chairs and benches
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles. Please note -No Electric Car Charging point

The property

The Piggery is in every sense unique - not just by name!

Hidden off a narrow lane, this old barn which once housed (you guessed it!) pigs, has been transformed into a welcoming and cosy holiday home that enjoys the most breathtaking views across rolling Gloucestershire countryside down towards the River Severn.

The owners are wonderful hosts taking, providing seasonal flowers and tasty sponge cake for your arrival, and happily give tips on what to do nearby - naturally you could do nothing other than sit inside or out and take in the amazing views - as the pictures don't do it justice!

The gardens that surround you are packed with cottage style plants, and the 'Viginia Creeper' that cloaks the barn and changes almost daily simply beautiful.

Inside, lights floods in through large windows in all rooms, all a good sized rooms and all furnished traditionally as befits the building and location.

Although you're set in a large meadow, civilization is down the lane, with a good pub about 800 yards away and a small shop too.

This is a special and traditional holiday home, worth the journey and the hunt to find it as once you arrive and see the view you'll relax immediately.

We love it.The accommodation is all on one level which means that it is suitable for those with limited mobility.

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About the location


Chepstow 5 miles; Monmouth 14.5 miles; Ross-on-Wye 20 miles.

The pretty village of Woolaston nestles peacefully between the eastern edge of the Forest of Dean and the River Severn in Gloucestershire. Local services in the village consist of a shop, Post Office and three pubs serving food. The stunning countryside of the nearby Forest of Dean and Offa's Dyke provide excellent walking, cycling, fishing and nature watching opportunities. Visit the historic walled town of Chepstow with its impressive Norman Castle and the celebrated racecourse, whilst the pretty market town of Monmouth, with its stunning stone-gated bridge and the riverside market town of Ross-on-Wye with timbered Tudor houses, excellent shops and restaurants are within reach. Also within driving distance are the 12th century abbey of Tintern, and if you fancy some retail therapy, the cities of Newport and Cardiff are an hour’s drive away, or cross the Severn Bridge and visit Bristol and Bath. Woolaston is an ideal base for exploring Gloucestershire.

Region Information

Please note -No Electric Car Charging point.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas