Arrival, Directions & useful information



The address: The Reddings, Joys Green Road, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire GL17 9SX

For directions & where to find the keys, click on the link below.

Directions Guide



We hope you’ve already viewed our website to see what you can expect at the Cottage and in the area; but this is a summary of the the most frequent questions we are asked - if you have any other questions, please contact us.

What time can we get there and when do we need to ‘checkout’? You are free to arrive after 4pm, 'checkout' is by 11am on your departure day NB sometimes the Cottage is free earlier than 4pm, so it’s worth contacting us in the 24 hours before you arrive to check.

Will the beds be made and do you provide towels? Your beds will be made up before you arrive, we'll also provide a bath and hand towel for each person; if you're intending to use the Hot Tub or Sauna, you may wish to bring additional towels + a robe.

Is there enough space for our stuff? It’s an old Cottage so the ceilings are low, preventing wardrobes, but the bedrooms have hangers, a fairly large set of drawers and there’s a large cupboard for communal use.

How do you feel about us wearing outside shoes in the Cottage? We’re cool about it in the hall and kitchen which have terracotta tiles; but could you switch to soft shoes or pumps in the rest of the Cottage - also useful for walking to and from Hot Tub & Sauna.

Do you provide facilities for babies and are children safe? If you're bringing babies, you'll need to bring a cot, bedding & highchair; we do have 2 stair gates.  The Garden is 'rustic', uneven and steep in places; the decking does have good railings but care should be taken when accessing or leaving the decking - we therefore suggest you supervise small children when using the decking and garden, and keep to the paths. 

Is there much to do in the area? Where do we start!. If you’re into the ‘outdoors’, there’s a host of things to keep you, your children and their grandparents busy! For inspiration, go to ‘See And Do’ and follow links to ‘Adventure’ or ‘Mystery and History’; there are also plenty of ideas in the Cottage Welcome Pack - and also take a look at this: 25 FREE Adventurous things to do in the area.

What are the Pubs like? Most are pretty traditional but there are plenty of great pubs in the area, especially if you like Real Ale. For inspiration before you come, see Eat, Drink and Be Merry; there are also ideas in our Welcome Pack at the Cottage. However, if you’d like to do a Brewery Tour, we recommend Hillside Brewery, which is about 15 minutes drive from the Cottage, the guys at the Brewery are really passionate about producing yummy beer and are really friendly. We suggest you call and book a Tour before you arrive - be sure to tell them we’ve recommended you and they’ll give you a discount!

Are there plenty of walks and trails?: There are a multitude of trails and walks in the forest and along the River Wye, but we have some favourites which are included in the Welcome Pack at the Cottage. However, here are details of a couple of our favourite walks - which are at least half day outings. The first is on Coppett Hill, preferable starting at Goodrich (you can also visit Goodrich Castle), we recommend you follow this link for details of the walk but also search on line for other recommendations. We also recommend a couple of other walks - which can be downloaded here

What essentials do you provide? We'll leave a good supply of ground coffee, breakfast and fruit tea bags and sugar; you’ll also find hairdryers, toilet rolls, washing powder, liquid soap and tea towels - as well as an iron & ironing board; for more details about the facilities e.g. sound system, follow this link Cottage Facilities.

Can we arrange a grocery delivery? Many guests arrange for groceries to be delivered, most use Tesco.  There's another house, close to us, named 'The Reddings Chaple', they often get our post/deliveries; we suggest you are clear with stores that they need to look out for The Reddings - we have a large white stone outside with the word 'Reddings' on it.  The address is on the left hand side of this page.

Is there a shop closeby? There’s a Premier Shop in the Village, which is good for basics (and beer!), but the nearest supermarkets are located in Coleford & Cinderford (10 minute drive away), both have a pretty good Co-Op, takeaways and cafes; for a better selection, you need to drive 15-20 minutes to either Ross on Wye or Monmouth, both have 2 or 3 supermarkets (Monmouth has a Waitrose). Both towns also have a pretty good selection of other shops and cafes.

Are there decent eateries and restaurants? There’s a good selection within 10-20 minutes drive, If you’d like recommendations, please ask us though we provide details for you at the Cottage or see this list of Top Restaurants in the Area. By the way….If you’re coming to stay in the holidays or at the weekends, book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Can we book a massage or other treatment? We have partnered with a local therapist, who is more than happy to visit you at the Cottage to provide massages and other treatments. Her name is Sarah, here’s a link to her website: Your Balance for Life

Do we need to bring logs for the fire? We provide a starter pack of logs for the fire and Chiminea + kindling, firelighters & matches. If you’re likely to use the fires frequently, you can easily buy logs from local garages and stores.

Is there a BBQ? There is a BBQ & tools, please bring your own coals (Log Fire lighters are suitable for BBQ).

Is there space for our cars? There's off-road parking for up to 4 vehicles - please note: park outside the gates.

What is access and security like? The decking is on two levels, accessed straight from the drive, the lower level is accessible by steps; it's surrounded by either railings or toughened glass. We'd describe the garden as rustic, it's quite uneven and steep in places; but there are good paths, which we ask guests to keep to. It's surrounded on 3 sides by the forest or neighbour's property; on one side, the road passes by, but it's quite difficult to access the road other than via the drive and gates. The garden is fenced but it's not totally secure - determined dogs & children might find gaps, so we'd recommend you keep an eye on them! NOTE: During the winter, especially if its wet, the decking can become slippery, even though it's cleaned regularly; please take care!

Is the Cottage secluded and private? A resourceful member of the paparazzi could probably get a shot of you for the tabloids, but we'd say you're likely to feel pretty secluded whilst in the garden or on the decking.

Do you have any questions? - Text or call  07949 005456