Danby Lodge



Looking for dog friendly holiday cottages in the Forest of Dean? Danby Lodge is the perfect place. We offer a great escape from everyday life to rejuvenate and experience the wonders of nature. This makes Danby Lodge the perfect luxury holiday home to bring your loved ones and your four-legged friends.


The PAWfect location for dog friendly holidays

Our pet friendly holidays cottage at Danby Lodge ensure that you and your best friend have an amazing holiday together. With beautiful walks into the forest right at your doorstep, Danby Lodge is the paw-fect location to unwind and explore the wild landscapes and unique attractions that forest of Dean has to offer.

Whether it be for a long vacation or simply a short break, experience holidays in the forest like no other.

Safe and secure

Don’t leave your beloved pup at home. Your pets are as welcome as you are, and we make sure they are just as comfortable. After all, Danby Lodge is a dog lover’s paradise!

Danby Lodge is surrounded by dry stone walls and fences with electric gates at the entrance for privacy and security, so you and your fur friends feel safe and secure 24/7. The grounds contain a heated outdoor swimming pool, enclosed gardens, wild areas and private woodland, a wild pond, a carp pond and a grand lawn – all for you and your pet to indulge in.

Danby Lodge offers many lovely walks from the doorstep and convenient access to a wide range of activities nearby.

Best Dog walks and pubs

Danby Lodge is close to some of the best dog walks and pubs in the Forest of Dean. With miles of pathways winding through historic woodland and gorgeous locations, there is an abundant place for you and your four-legged friend to explore.

We have listed a few of our favourite places that you and your furry friends will surely love – from quick woodland strolls to more vigorous hikes on the hills.

Mallards Pike Lake is a beautiful walk in the Forest of Dean. The lake is a hub of activity, with something for everyone, including dogs! There’s even a designated “dog dip” area where they are allowed to swim, plus it has a cafe to stop for a drink!

The Rising Sun is a great pub where families and friends can enjoy a wonderful meal and socialise along with their beloved pup. Just like Danby Lodge, it also offers great outdoor space to wander around and just enjoy.

From Danby Lodge, jump in the car and drive to the fascinating arboretum. It can be explored along surfaced and unsurfaced paths, most of which are flat and can easily accommodate pushchairs. The arboretum is also within a fenced area making this site popular with dog walkers.

A walk up to Symonds Yat Rock for the view is a must. It’s a glorious place for a dog walk. Together you can explore the river, caves, and the woods!

For more recommendations, this article is quite helpful. It features 12 easy walks with a map to guide you and your furry friend on your walk. Or you may also read our blog about the Dog Friendly Hikes in the Forest of Dean.

Happy Hiking! 



There are several well-known pubs and restaurants around the area where you are guaranteed a warm welcome with wonderful gastronomic delights and beverages to suit all tastes.

However, If you don’t feel like leaving Danby Lodge, you can take advantage of our grand kitchen equipped with state of the art appliances and prepare sumptuous meats with ease.

Danby Lodge is the ideal venue from which to explore the wonderful Forest of Dean. It is set just tucked away in the woods very close to the scenic route and many of the local attractions. From climbing to canoeing in the Wye Valley, a gentle stroll around Mallards Pike Lake, or for the artists – a fun and indulging time at Mary Rose Young pottery to spark your creativity and imagination.

Alternatively, you can also just sit back, relax, and soak up the glorious view, peace, and tranquillity right on your doorstep!

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