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The Anchor in Lydbrook
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The Anchor in Lydbrook

The Anchor, a large Forest of Dean Holiday Cottage once served the Lydbrook area as a country pub. This dog-friendly home has recently been thoughtfully converted to offer self-catering accommodation for large groups or multi-family holidays in the Wye Valley. The Anchor sleeps up to 22 guests in 8 bedrooms (6 en-suite) in a house designed to accommodate and entertain large groups for holidays, celebrations, reunions and family gatherings amidst some of the UK's picturesque and peaceful countryside.

It's just a short stroll to The Forge Hammer, a nearby pub or down to the banks of the River Wye. For 'stay at home days' relax in the hot tub, enjoy the large games room with a table tennis and pool table, picnic and BBQ in the woodland garden or take a riverside/forest walk. A ten-minute walk through the woods along the dismantled Forest of Dean railway track bed gives you the choice of an attractive country pub, an organic or an Indian restaurant, while in the village the Wye Fry fish and chip shop and a village shop offer further culinary fulfilment and supplies.

Living room accommodation comprises:

  • Large kitchen with LPG gas cooker, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and lots of utensils, cutlery and crockery to ensure everyone eats together. A second utility room contains a 2nd dishwasher plus washing machine and separate tumble dryer.

  • An atmospheric dining room with vaulted ceiling and a table that easily seats 20, together with a bar at one end (bring your own stock!)

  • Large Sitting Room with wood burner, satellite TV (Full Sky Sports Film & TV options) DVD player and music system

  • A snug lounge with its own wood burner, TV and DVD player. The Snug also doubles as a ground floor bedroom having a double sofa bed and an adjacent bathroom suitable for wheelchair users with a WC, bath and shower

Bedroom accommodation comprises: * 3 double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms with showers * 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower * 1 family room with 4 single beds and adjacent bathroom * 2 further family bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with showers.

A set of floor plans is displayed in the image section below to help you plan sleeping accommodation.

For up to date prices, click on the Availability button, or visit our website. When contacting us, do say that you discovered The Anchor on My Favourite Holiday Cottages.


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Terrific Time

The property is just stunning. Plenty of equipment and cooking area‘s, dining room was amazing. A great time had by all and we are already planning our next visit, thank you.

Rodgers family

Wonderful Anchor

Wonderful Anchor – perfect for a beautiful family of 15! We all agree that we could live here forever! It fit our needs perfectly – ages ranging from 10 to 71. We fell in love with this beautiful country house.Thank you for anticipating our every need – we felt very welcome and very at home. Thank you!

Sally Ingram

Great House

Great House - clean, fresh, well looked after. We love the walk to the river and to the handy store up the hill. The House gave a space and space and togetherness as we chose. Awesome place.


Best Ever

We’ve had one the best ever family gatherings in the Bolton history, it’s been a special one. Great to share this time together in such a beautiful place – just brilliant, thank you.

Bolton Family

Adam's 40th

What a fantastic weekend we had at this stunning property for Adams 40th birthday, 12 adults and 12 children. We loved the games room and hot tub. The space and size of House is perfect for a large group .


Mum's 50th

We stayed here for a week for my mum's 50th and it was absolutely amazing! We had a big age range and it suited everyone, my 1 year old loved it! Extremely clean House and the facilities available were more than you could want! Pool table, pin ping, hot tub and DVDs etc if you want a quiet evening, among many more. All of our party would stay here again! It's a remote location but close to loads of different towns so great variety! Loved it!

R Lee

Dads 70th

The Anchor was a perfect place for my dad‘s 70th birthday celebrations the games room was a big hit and brought out the family competitiveness. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing. Lovely area lots to do, amazing house, very helpful.


Wedding Prep

Wonderful house. Stayed here with the family before wedding. Perfect place. Was so well laid out comfortable and accommodating. Had a fab time, would love to come back.

The Currans