The Cottage - Yorkley


Forest of Dean, Yorkley,  Gloucestershire


This romantic little 1 bed cottage, set in its own garden overlooking the paddock with the Forest of Dean and views of the River Severn beyond, is popular all year round. In summer open the stable door and enjoy sitting out in your own garden with patio, table & chairs and barbecue; in winter enjoy the realistic ‘living flame’ fire and also central heating keeps you cosy. A 32” flat screen TV with integral DVD player and Freeview, together with a selection of books and games will entertain you when you are ready to relax. 
The cottage has 1 double room with space for a travel cot. There is a children’s playfield close by with wooden playhouse and trains as well as lots to do in the forest itself and around the local area. There is a sperate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer that is 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.

More information

The cottage is part of a larger group of holiday homes that surrounds a central courtyard.

The cottage layout:

Ground Floor: Lounge/dining /kitchen area. Leather settee & armchair, ‘Living Flame’ electric fire. Dining table with two chairs. Full size gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box. Stable door to patio & garden.

First Floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

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

Dogs are welcome in this cottage.

Parking for 1 car outside the cottage.

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.

Littledean Jail – ‘you have nothing to lose but your mind!’ Enter if you dare! 8 miles from the cottage, its well worth a visit.

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.

Included in your stay

Sky TV,  Free Wi-Fi ( There is usually excellent signal strength in The Cottage garden and our grounds, but weak signal indoors due to the thick walls of this old cottage)  All linen, bedding and towels.

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

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


All prices per week
Jan, Feb, March £260
1st to 19th April £370
20th April to 18th June £355
19th June to 16th July £395
17th July to 31st August £435
1st to 30th September £375
1st to 31st October £330
1st Nov to 17th Dec £265
18th Dec to 2nd Jan 2121 £385

A £100 deposit is required to secure your chosen dates.

Interest free monthly payments are available for The Cottage with full payment due 10 weeks before arrival date.

For full details please read our cancellation policy and for more information please contact us.

How to Book

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