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Forest Oak Farm

Spacious 2 bedroom cottages nestled on a 20 acre dog friendly farm estate, which also offers camping & venue hire. Off road parking, secure self contained patios and open space to run the dogs.

Self-Catering in or near Lydney - 3 units each sleeping 4


Forest Oak Farm, near Lydney in Gloucestershire, is a small family-run estate specialising in genuinely dog friendly holiday and events hire. Set over twenty acres of fields, lakes and woodland; the Farm is a spacious, welcoming haven for dog friendly holidays and events as well as a home to the Dodson Family and a Dog Training Centre.

Brooklyn on the show ground fieldAs a close-knit, hadrworking family we pride ourselves on having created a very special, welcoming and unique setting that allows us to tailor our services and facilities to fit your individual requirements.

At Forest Oak Farm we understand that your dog is just as important as any other member of your family and that you wouldn't feel right going on holiday without them. We have to fenced areas for the dogs to frollic without fear of squirrel chasing! All of the accommodation we provide allows you relax with your dog by your side (or in the water!).

We have a wheelchair access shower and toilet facility for campers and one wheelchair friendly Cottage (Perry Pears). The cottage offers wide access doors, low light switches, walk in shower and ramp entry to the cottage. 

Rosie Lea (Sleeps up to 4)
Perfect for a family holiday in the Forest of Dean this spacious cottage has two bedrooms (a double and a twin) and a large open plan kitchen/living/dining room with Flatscreen TV. Private fenced patio area. Single storey with allocated parking. Bathroom with large shower. Run on Solar energy and serviced by a eco-friendly waste system.

Cherry Blossom (Sleeps up to 4)
A delightful cosy cottage for four people, two bedrooms (a double and a twin) with spacious living/dining area with Flatscreen TV and well equipped modern kitchen. Single storey with allocated parking but sadly no wheelchair access. Also with private, contained patio area looking out over the valley.

Perry Pears (Sleeps up to 4)
Perry Pears is the largest of our cottages, the ideal versatile accommodation for families or couples wanting to get away. Double bed in first bedroom and a second bedroom with two single beds. This lovely cottage's spacious kitchen, dining and living area enjoy a garden view. Private parking space and contained patio area for your canine companions. This cottage has full Wheelchair Access and boasts separate shower/wet room.

We also have a campsite and events venue on site.

Opening Times

Holiday Cottages can be rented all year round subject to availability.  The Campsite is open from Late March to Late October.


  • Children welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Freezer
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • High chairs available
  • Linen provided
  • Microwave cooker
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Self-Catering
  • Sleeps 3 or 4
  • Sleeps 7 to 12
  • Television
  • Wheelchair access


GL15 4LN
O/S Ref: SO 657052

Enter your start address:

From the North and East:
North - (Down M5)/East (via A417/A40, joining the M5): Exit M5 at Junction 11a, 11 or follow A417 towards Gloucester. Follow the signs for Ross/A40/A48, until you join the A40.
Pass through a series of traffic lights until you reach the Highnam roundabout, where you take the 1st exit onto A48 towards Chepstow and the Forest of Dean. Follow the A48 through Minsterworth, Westbury on Severn, Newnham and Blakeney.
When you come out of Blakeney, pass through the Nibley crossroads and keep going for approx. 1mile. You will reach a small section of dual carriageway on the brow of a hill. The Farm gates are on the right about 410 meters on from the end of the dual carriageway, opposite The Willows (Big White House).

From Wales:
M48 Junction 2, take the A466 exit to A48/Chepstow/Cas-gwent. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Wye Valley Link Rd/A466.
At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Newport Rd/A48. Follow the A48 through Chepstow, Alyburton and Alvington (approx 12 miles).
At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit towards Gloucester. Drive straight over the next two roundabouts.
Drive straight, past the turning to Coleford on your left. Keep straight for approx 150m and the entrance to the Farm is on the left, opposite The Willows (Big White House).

From The South:
M5 Junction 15, exit onto M4. Keep in the left hand lane and head off the M4 onto M48 after 2.1miles. Continue over the Severn Road Bridge.
Then follow the above instructions from Wales. Please note there is a one-way Toll charge on the inward journey via this route (not on the return journey). If you wish to avoid the Toll follow the M5 towards the North until you reach Junction 11, then follow the instructions from the North.

By Train:
The closest train stations is just a couple of miles away just outside Lydney. We can provide details of local Taxi Services is required. 

Sat Nav:
Please use the directions above as the Sat Nav can take you to the neighbouring farm which has the same postcode!
Using our Latitude and Longitude.  The format you'll need for that varies from model to model of Sat Nav and indeed how yours is set up.
Decimal Degrees:
Latitude:      51.740683
Longitude:  -2.503007
Alternatively -
Degrees Minutes and Seconds:
Latitude:    51 44' 26.45"  North
Longitude:  2 30' 10.82"  West

  • Farm
  • Lydney
  • Newnham


Short stay getaways from just £113

Stay for a whole week from £283

Camping from £12 a night

See our Tarriff and Booking form for more details -

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Forest Oak Farm

Small family-run farm estate near Lydney, nestled in its own valley between the banks of the River Severn and the Forest of Dean. Genuinely dog-friendly with wheelchair accessible facilities.

Camping and Caravanning in or near Lydney
40 pitches