Located in the Royal Forest of Dean, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Cottage is a few miles from Goodrich Castle, Symonds Yat, Tintern Abbey and the picturesque market towns of Monmouth & Ross on Wye. Close by, you'll discover the Cathedral Cities of Hereford and Gloucester.  Click on the icons in the Map or See More...


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On the Doorstep: From the Cottage, you can walk or cycle into the spectacular and mysterious Royal Forest of Dean, discover a multitude of trails and tracks, historical sites, wander or canoe The River Wye and discover local inns and eateries.

Within a mile: Lydbrook Village, where you'll find a local shop, Post Office, takeaway fish & chips and 2 or 3 pubs.

Within 3-5 miles:

  • Goodrich Castle, overlooking The River Wye and close to The Hostelerie Inn & Restaurant;

  • Symonds Yat, with it's spectacular gorges, rapids, idyllic riverside walks, canoe hire, riverboat cruises, a rope ferry, King Arthurs Cave and many inns & cafés;

  • Puzzlewood, location for Star Wars, Merlin and Dr Who, a maze of enchanting pathways and fascinating tree formations;

  • Beechenhurst Visitor Centre, at the heart of the forest, a great place to start your adventure and have a picnic;

  • The Speech House & Sculpture Trail, a restaurant & bar before or after discovering a unique collection of sculptures hidden throughout the forest;

  • Cannop Cycle Centre - for the hire of family or off road bikes with Waymarked routes and more extreme tracks, a visitor centre and a café;

  • Wye Pursuits for the hiring of canoes by the day or for a few hours;

  • The historic market towns of Cinderford and Coleford.

5-10 Miles away: 

  • The historical and picturesque towns of Monmouth & Ross on Wye with their independent & artisan shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants;

  • St Briavels Castle, built in the early 12th century, it was an important royal castle on the frontier with Wales;

  • Go Ape Treetop Adventure in a beautiful forest setting for high wires and treetop adventures, and drop in to The Rising Sun Inn for a local beer and good food.

Between 10 - 20 miles away:

  • Tintern Abbey, founded in the 12th Century, one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales;

  • Raglan Castle, built in the 15th Century, it still held off Oliver Cromwell’s forces in one of the last sieges of the Civil War;

  • Chepstow Castle, perched on cliffs overlooking The River Wye, the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain;

  • The Cathedral Cities of Hereford and Gloucester and their beautiful counties.

Parking & Access: There is adequate private parking for up to five cars, the cottage is accessed via a gravel drive straight on to the decking/front entrance; the decking is on two levels, the main decking leads to the front entrance and two rooms - through French Windows. The Lower decking is either accessed via steps down from the main decking or from within the Cottage. The cottage isn't suitable for wheelchair users.