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Reading Room Cottage

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire (Ref. 943645)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Neil

    “Lovely place to stay nice and clean with all facility's there we will be back”

    - Neil, May 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi.Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.05 miles

The property

Nestled in the pretty village of Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, is this delightful two-bedroom cottage, Reading Room Cottage.

Steeped in history, the cottage sits in a quiet lane close to the River Wye.

Enjoying a superb location within the Wye Valley AONB with easy access to The Royal Forest of Dean, Reading Room Cottage is a fabulous dwelling for couples or a family of three.

An off-road parking space greets you upon arrival, where you can unload your bags with ease before entering your new holiday home.

Step into the porch where you can discard any coats and shoes, before making your way into the welcoming sitting room, featuring plush seating, a Smart TV and a gas fire, it is the perfect space to return to after a day of exploring.

Impress your loved ones with delicious meals, prepared in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, with handy dishwasher and washing machine, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a bottle of wine.

On warmer days, why not savour your meal out in the rear, enclosed garden as you enjoy the last of the day’s sun?

A babbling brook runs past the bottom of the garden and creates a peaceful backdrop.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day with a refreshing shower, before choosing from one of two well-appointed bedrooms, a king-size and a single, both with plenty of storage for your belongings.

Explore your surroundings, where right on your doorstep you will find the welcoming Forge Hammer and River Spice, serving tasty Indian cuisine with a takeaway option also, ideal for when you fancy a break from the kitchen.

Within the village you can also picnic in Lower Lydbrook Park, stroll along the River Wye, and the many scenic footpaths which run from the cottage, stock up on essentials at the convenience store, or sample the local fish and chips.

The cottage, and the area, is rich in history and offers a fascinating insight into our industrial past.

Venture into the Wye Valley AONB where you can enjoy unspoilt walking and cycling trails, whether you’re hiking up Coppett Hill for exceptional views, explore the remarkable Goodrich Castle, following the Ross on Wye River Walk, or hooking your catch of the day at the Upper Hill Court Fishery, there is something for everyone!

Head to Ross on Wye, where you can treat your loved ones to a tasty meal at one of the many delightful eateries, including Man of Ross, Leonards at 39 or the Kings Arms, wander through the Thomas Blake Memorial Garden, catch a live performance at The Phoenix Theatre or peruse the local art at Made in Ross.

Be sure to visit Symonds Yat, where you can spot the local wildlife at the nature reserves of Miners Rest and White Rocks or climb the renowned Symonds Yat Rock which offers breath-taking views at its top.

Continue onto the Forest of Dean, where a plethora of activity awaits, including cycling, caving, kayaking and watersports on the River Wye, crafts, guided tours, archery and food and drink experiences.

All this and more awaits with a stay at Reading Room Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Ross-on-Wye 7 miles; Symonds Yat 7 miles; Monmouth 9 miles.

The lovely village of Lydbrook is situated between the Wye Valley and The Royal Forest of Dean, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestling amidst the village’s picturesque houses are the delightful tea rooms, fish and chip shop, village store, Post Office and a number of pubs with restaurants. Close by is the famous Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century "Marcher Castle", while just 7 miles away, overlooking a large loop in the River Wye, is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, in the heart of rural Herefordshire. This attractive town has timbered Tudor houses clustered around the striking 17th century Market Hall, and there are excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. Stroll along the lovely river bank, take a river cruise or view the surrounding countryside from a hot-air balloon. Enjoy trips to Symonds Yat, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas