Swallow Cottage - Yorkley


Forest of Dean, Yorkley, Gloucestershire.


Swallow cottage is a spacious, ground floor cottage situated at the back of a central courtyard.

The forest entrance is a stones throw away making this cottage the ideal base for those wanting to explore the area.

Swallow Cottage Sleeps 2 with space for a travel cot and benefits from being in a peaceful setting away from roads and traffic, with the grounds bordering the Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, an ancient oak woodland which is home to deer, buzzards and wild boar as well as many other little animals and birds.

Sheep have the right to roam freely under an ancient law, and life goes on at a leisurely pace.

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.

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Holiday Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor: Entrance hall.

Open plan Lounge /dining area / kitchen. Leather settee & pouffe, Dining table with two chairs.

Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom with shower over bath.

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 the  Cottage 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. We have secure, undercover bike storage at the Cottage, and also drying facilities and hanging space in the laundry for wet clothing.

Dean Heritage Centre, 6 miles from the Cottage. 5 Galleries, Victorian cottage, cryptic trails, chainsaw carving, animals, playground etc.

Dean Forest Railway is close by and runs from Lydney to Parkend. They run special Thomas the Tank engine days 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 a National Farm Park Winners Award 2007. Especially aimed at toddlers to 10 year olds there is a giant indoor play barn, reptile & pets room, outdoor pedal course.

Littledean Jail – ‘you have nothing to loose but your mind!’ Enter if you dare! 8 miles from the Cottage.

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. With houses in the trees, indoor village with secret passages, indoor play area, den building in the woods, indoor and outdoor picnic areas. 6 miles from the Cottage.

Symonds Yat Leisure Park, 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, National Trust property, dramatically set on a rocky outcrop with exhilarating views over the Wye Valley. 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. Magical woods, willow maze and indoor maze, animals and playground. Just 5 miles from our the Cottage.

Included in your stay

Bath towels, hand towels, Wi-Fi, TV with Freeview, DVD and all beds made up for arrival are all included as standard.

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 Swallows 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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