Woodside Cottage in the Forest of Dean

Woodside Cottage

Cannop Valley Nature Reserve in The Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

Woodside Cottage is a comfortably furnished cottage set in the beautiful Cannop Valley Nature Reserve in the very heart of The Royal Forest of Dean.

Walk out of the garden gate into oak woodlands. Woodside Cottage has a large fenced garden complete with barbecue and garden furniture. Watch the birds feed at the bird feeders, Woodpeckers and Nuthatches are some of the regular visitors which can be seen feeding from the dining room window.

The cottage is 100 yards from the start of the cycle track and the cycle hire centre, there is a storage shed for those who wish to bring their own cycles. The start of the Sculpture Trail and the Beechenhurst picnic area is approximately a 10 minute walk through the woods.

The town of Coleford lies on 3 miles away, Cinderford 4 miles away.

  • Coat and baby equipment supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Off-road car parking for 4 cars
  • Towel hire available by prior arrangement
  • Cycle hire available at the nearby Pedalabikeaway cycle hire centre
  • Nearest Supermarkets are in Coleford
  • Access Statement available on request
  • Electricity, Wi-Fi and bed linen included in the price


The accommodation consists of:

Ground Floor
The Lounge

A comfortable furnished lounge with colour television, satellite receiver and video recorder including a double bed settee. This room has woodland views.

The Dining Room

The dining room has seating for 8, also overlooking beautiful oak woodlands. This room is also equipped with a television.

The Kitchen

The large kitchen is fully fitted with modern units and work surfaces and is fully equipped with an electric cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Laundry facilities include automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

The ground floor also has a w.c. with wash basin, mirror and shaving socket.

First Floor
Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1 has a full sized double bed, wardrobe and dressing table.

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2 has twin beds, wardrobe and dressing table.

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3 has bunk beds suitable for children or adults.

All beds are supplied with duvets, covers and sheets. Towels can be hired (details on request).

The Bathroom

The bathroom has a bath, toilet, shower and shaving socket.

The ground floor also has a w.c. with wash basin, mirror and shaving socket.


A Bluebell Carpet in the Forest of Dean

Woodside Cottage is situated in a designated are of outstanding beauty, The Cannop Valley Nature Reserve, rich in woodlands and wildlife.

Surrounding Area

There is something for everyone in The Royal Forest of Dean, The River Wye meanders through the Wye Valley on the edge of the forest and is excellent for canoeing and fishing.

The Dean Forest Railway at Lydney is a must for steam enthusiasts

Symonds Yat has spectacular views and is a haven for rock climbers, ramblers and bird watchers with regular sightings of Peregrine Falcons and Kites

There are many local attractions to visit. Clearwell Caves, which were created by man mining for ore when the Romans ruled ancient Britain. The Dean Heritage Centre at Soudley recounts the history of The Royal Forest of Dean. Facilities include an adventure playground, a nature trail and a cafe.

Access statement available on request

Please note that there is limited public transport available near the cottage.

It is recommended that you bring your own transport to gain the most from your holiday.