Coachmans Cottage

Sophia Ainsworth


Forest of Dean, Yorkley, Gloucestershire


Coachman Cottage is light, spacious bungalow on the doorstep of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean and is part of a group of holiday homes surrounding a central courtyard.

A recently renovated, bright and sunny bungalow backing onto the courtyard, with Patio Doors opening out from the lounge. With full central heating this is a cosy cottage whatever the time of year.

Coachmans Cottage has an open plan lounge/ kitchen /diner with a double leather reclining sofa and 2 Poang ‘rocking’ chairs to relax and unwind at the end of the day. There is a colour TV with integral DVD and Freeview, and a selection of books and games to entertain you. The kitchen is well equipped with full size oven, hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, toaster etc. The washing machine and tumble dryer are located in the Laundry Room (no charge).
There is a fixed dining table with four dining chairs.

Coachmans Cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, pedestal washbasin and toilet.

The entrance to the forest is a few meters away and an enclosed play field for the children make this cottage a popular family holiday home. There is so much to see and do around the Forest of Dean with its picturesque walking trails you will never be bored! There is space for 1 car to be parked outside the cottage and space for anther close by in then car park. Dogs are also welcome at Coachmans cottage.

The washing machine and tumble dryer are located in a separate laundry room and are free to use.

The Spectrum Set-up

This accommodation has been visited and has met our criteria to ensure suitability for a family with a child or children on the spectrum.  Take a look at our criteria list and find out more about what equipment will be available and how we prepare all our properties for your stay here.

Included in your stay

Sensory equipment and toys as part of our Spectrum Pack including -

  • A selection of handheld fidget toys
  • Light projectors
  • Easy hold mirrors
  • Sensory light toys
  • A range of sensory tactile toys
  • Visual resource pack

Freeview and DVD player. Selection of children's toys/books/DVDs. Duvets, pillows and bed linen are provided and beds will be made up for when you arrive. 

Before and During your Stay

We understand that preparing an autistic person for a holiday can be challenging. At spectrum holidays we are always looking for ways to make this process easier for our families. We have visited each of the holiday homes personally and have put together a social story for each one. Just let us know how we can best support you in your holiday preparation and we will create personalised visual countdown calendar or timetable for you!

Inside the holiday homes you will find a set of visuals to help support you while on holiday, there is also a “now, next, later” travel keyring to take out and about with you as well as some information about the local area.

We work closely with all of our holiday home owners so there will always be someone available to help should you have any problems during your holiday. Please contact Spectrum Holidays in the first instance with any queries or issues and if applicable we will contact the holiday home owner on your behalf. We can also provide information on the surrounding area, local amenities or visitor attractions

More information

There is parking space for one car immediately in front of the cottage. A second car can be parked in the car park.

Coachmans Cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, pedestal washbasin and toilet.

The windows in Coachmans Cottage are standard latches on the inside and can be fitted with restrictors if they are required. The front door on Coachmans Cottage is not lockable from the inside due to fire safety regulations.

Local Amenities

The village of Yorkley is easy walking distance from The Cottage being only half a mile away. In Yorkley Village there are 2 general stores, one of which also houses the Post Office, 2 village pubs, a hairdresser, Health Centre and Community Centre.

The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire! A fantastic natural playground set in beautiful surroundings, whatever the season – walk through the bluebells in Spring, appreciate the dappled shade in Summer, marvel at the autumn colours, track the deer prints in a winter wonderland.

If you are after full-on-action, a stroll or ride; sun or snow or even a relaxing week with the family and family pet, there’s something to suit everyone in the ancient Forest of Dean., and it is right on our doorstep! Footpaths lead from the grounds of Deanwood Holiday Cottages straight into the Forest of Dean.

Easy Access. There are routes at Mallards Pike Lake and the Cyril Hart Arboretum in the Forest of Dean which are suitable for those in wheelchairs or with pushchairs. Symonds Yat Rock is also accessible from the carpark.
The ‘Twelve Easy Walks’ leaflet gives details of circular manageable strolls in the Forest of Dean.

Cycles can be hired from Dean Forest Cycles at Parkend, only 3 miles away. Alternatively, bring you own bikes. There are secure, undercover bike storage on site and also drying facilities and hanging space in the laundry for wet clothing.

Dean Heritage Centre is 6 miles from the cottage. There you will find 5 Galleries, Victorian cottage, cryptic trails, chainsaw carving, animals, playground and much more.

Dean Forest Railway is close by and runs from Lydney to Parkend. They run Special Thomas the Tank engine days and as well as days for the railway enthusiast. Enjoy Sunday lunch in the First-Class Royal forester dining train.

Dick Whittington Farm Park, Longhope, is 13 miles from the Cottage and received National Farm Park Winners Award for 2007. Specially aimed at toddlers to 10-year olds there is a. Giant indoor play barn, reptile & pets’ room and outdoor pedal course.

Nelson Museum, Monmouth. Contains one of the world’s prime collections of material about the famous admiral. Also includes a collection about Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls Royce and information about local history.

Perrygrove Railway, with no extra charge for extra rides why not buy a ticket and see the local area in comfort. with houses in the trees, an indoor village with secret passages, indoor play area, den building in the woods, indoor and outdoor picnic areas it’s the perfect place for families. All just 6 miles from the cottage,

Symonds Yat Leisure Park is 14 miles from the cottage. Here you will find the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, an aMazing Hedge maze, crazy golf, Laser Tag and a garden centre – enough to keep you amused all day!

Goodrich Castle is a National Trust property dramatically set on a rocky outcrop with exhilarating views over the Wye Valley. Goodrich offers a fascinating insight into medieval castle life. Just 12 miles from the Cottage.

Puzzlewood Enjoy a magical day out at Puzzlewood, a popular TV and film location, visited by Dr Who and Merlin. With Magical woods, willow maze and indoor maze, animals and playground it’s a fun day out for all. Just 5 miles from the cottage.

How to book

The cottages at The Forest Of Dean have a minimum stay of 7 nights during peak times.

An £85 deposit is required to secure your chosen dates. For full booking terms please read here

Interest free monthly payments are available for this Cottage with full payment due 6 weeks before arrival date.

For full details please read our cancellation policy

For up to date availability and pricing or to make a booking please contact us.


  • Guests: 4


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