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Tinmans Cottage

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1116056)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Lindsey

    “Tinmans is a beautiful cottage, and in such a great location for accessing all the delights of the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.”

    - Lindsey, May 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate are available
  • Roadside parking on first-come, first-served basis
  • Large rear garden with furniture, fire pit and summer house
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Tinmans Cottage is in the village of Lydbrook, situated within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Forest of Dean.

The river Wye is less than a 5 minute walk from the cottage, with miles of river walking to enjoy.

Lydbrook canoe launch is 350m from Tinmans Cottage and canoe hire is available nearby.

Fishing licenses are also available for purchase.

The forest boasts miles of fantastic walking and cycling tracks.

There are footpaths very close to the cottage from which you can explore the Wye and Forest.

Lydbrook is a small thriving village with a fish and chip shop, village store and Post Office and a number of pubs with restaurants.

The Forge Hammer is the closest pub to Tinmans Cottage.

It boasts the Lydbrook Valley Brewing Company, a microbrewery set up in 2018, as well as the River Spice Indian take away.

A gourmet burger van is situated in its car park during the holiday season.

The Forest of Dean offers miles of amazing cycling and walking trails.

Mountain biking can be enjoyed on waymarked trails suitable for families, and for those looking for more of a challenge.

Tinmans cottage has a secure shed for bike storage.

Bike hire is also available from Dean Forest Cycles and Pedal-a-Bike-Away.

Cannop Ponds and Mallards Pike offer lakeside walks within a forest setting, with picnic benches and refreshments available.

The remarkable sculpture trail is located at Beechenhurst lodge, which has an onsite café.

Go-Ape, with its treetop adventures is located at Beechenhurst and Mallards Pike.

Go Ape Segways at Mallards Pike offer two-wheeled adventures on the forest tracks beyond the lake. Explore the magic of the ancient woodland, where you may encounter Roe and Fallow deer, Buzzards, Goshawks and Red Kites, or even wild boar.

For an enchanting experience, visit Puzzlewood with its otherworldly rock formation and secret caves.

It is a frequent film location for well-known blockbusters, including Harry Potter and Star Wars. Visit the renowned Dean Forest Railway and take a relaxed scenic ride on a steam train along their 4 1/2 mile line stopping off along the way to explore woodland walks or visit a local pub.

Perrygrove railway adventure offers steam train rides and extensive play areas for the under 10s. Discover what lies beneath the Forest of Dean and explore the free-mining heritage of the area with a visit to Hopewell Colliery and Clearwell caves, where coal and ore have been mined for centuries.

Marvel at the spectacular underground caverns at Clearwell caves and see how Hopewell is leading the revival of free-mining in the area.

The Dean Heritage Centre tells the history and heritage of the Forest.

It holds events throughout the year, and family-friendly activities during school holidays.

It has a café, gift-shop and free parking and access to local woodland walks. No visit to the area is complete without a trip to Symonds Yat Rock, where you might, if you are lucky, spot the local Peregrine falcons.

Even if you don't, there are breath-taking views of the Wye valley. Beyond Lydbrook, the historic towns of Monmouth and Ross-on Wye are approximately 10 miles away and offer a wide choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Both sit on the River Wye.

Further afield is Cheltenham, famous for its architecture and of course the Cheltenham horse racing festival in March and other race meetings throughout the year.

Cheltenham also has a literature festival.

If books are your thing then Hay-on-Wye, with its multitude of book shops and famous Hay festival is within easy driving distance.

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