Eco friendly, well presented 2 bedroom Chalets on a family-run farm.
The Dodson Family
About The Dodson Family
The Dodson family are a hard working and welcoming family. Michelle, Steve and Carole all live onsite in the Farmhouse with their much loved menagerie of dogs, cats, duck, chickens and ponies.
The Dodson Family purchased this Chalet in 2011
Why The Dodson Family chose Lydney
The Dodson Family brought this property as a run down small holding in desperate need of attention. It was essentially one big scrap heap, with many environmental enforcement notices against it. The site was very badly damaged and neglected - but the family saw through that and believed with hard work they could bring it back to its former glory. They have spent many years and hours breathing new life into the site. They are delighted to be able to share our journey with you and show you what they have achieved! The site is home to holiday Chalets, a campsite, a dog training school and an events venue - all dog friendly. So this is especially an ideal site if you are looking for a dog friendly place to stay.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lodge was perfect just as advertised, everything we needed to use as a base. Lovely warm shower and heating was great, it warmed up very quickly and retained the heat well.We were there in the aftermath of storm Dennis, lots of flooding in surrounding areas but it didnt stop us exploring the forest daily. Lots to see and do just a short drive away. Very doggy friendly on site. Owners were very helpful, we had an issue with water one evening (which is one of those things that could happen anywhere) and the owner worked well after dark to ensure the issue was resolved as quick as possible. A lovely little break, will visit again - hopefully in better weather!
Thanks for having us.
Perfect resting base and shelter. We were there during storm Dennis
Lovely place clean and beautiful location. Would defo return!
Peaceful place with great hosts
Lovely little place with a great peaceful view. Everything we needed was in the apartment and the hosts were very lovely and welcoming. Perfect placement as bus stops we’re just outside the entrance. Lydney is a lovely town with plenty to do so close. Great value for money. I wish we had stayed for longer to explore everything.
very nice very clean very spacious very cosy and warm well furnished with everything you would need excellent if you have a dog thankyou michell
Great in every way
Fantastic short break at Forest Oak Farm. The cottage was superb, especially bearing in mind how reasonable the cost was. Spotlessly clean, very roomy inside, great views, and perfect if you have dogs due to the two dog exercise areas where you can let your dogs off the lead. Michelle was a great communicator and answered any queries that we had very quickly. Perfect location to access the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
The only suggestions I would make are to perhaps add some bedside lamps, a few more things for the kitchen like egg cups and a shelf in the shower to put things on. However, these suggestions are in no way criticisms, it is a wonderful place to stay.
Thank you for the feedback and suggestions. Egg cups on their way :) we always say if there is anything you need we usually have it onsite. Things like Woks, books, games, ironing boards etc. are all available - just give us a shout :)
We have many visitors looking for a cycling holidays and who are keen Steam Railway visitors.