The Anchor, Lydbrook, sleeps 22 in the heart of the Forest of Dean
The Anchor is a charming converted village inn in the heart of the Forest of Dean sleeping 22 with hot tub, games room, woodburners, easy access to activities, woodland and river walks,
We’ve converted this charming village inn to provide the venue which will ensure you have a genuinely memorable holiday.
Indoors there’s more than enough space to sleep 22, with a couple of cots for the little ones, and each bedroom has it’s own bathroom, 6 ensuite and one adjacent. The ground floor houses three reception rooms one of which has a double sofa bed with an adjacent bathroom, ideal for the frailer members of the group.
The atmospheric lounge has a wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player and music system, while the old world dining room with its barrel vaulted ceiling sings of days gone by and accomodates everyone round the table. There’s an additional dining table in the adjacent kitchen if you want to feed the kids separately.
On site, there’s plenty to keep everybody amused: a games room with table tennis, pool, table football and more; a hot tub to unwind after a day’s walking, canoeing or cycling in the Forest of Dean; a barbecue area and plenty of outdoor seating where you can chill and enjoy the sound of birdsong from the surrounding woodland. Is there much to do? Take a look at the tourist information website www.wyedeantourism.co.uk
In the heart of the village of Lydbrook the nearby facilities are superb: 10 minutes walk will take you to a wonderful country pub, an organic restaurant, an Indian restaurant , a canoe launch on the river, and the Wye Valley Way for fantastic walking. Walk up through the woodland above and you’ll land on the old Forest Railway, a beautiful even track that winds its way down to the river or off into the Forest — a kids paradise for exploration and adventure.
5 minutes drive will take you into the heart of the Forest of Dean with its staggering array of activities for people of every age and interest. If that’s not enough, you’re only 10 minutes drive from Symonds Yat, Ross on Wye, Coleford and Monmouth with numerous award winning options for dining out.
For the last 100 years The Anchor has been a village inn, and it retains that feel today: cosy lounge with woodburner, barrel vaulted dining room, a couple of additional receptions, a well equipped kitchen and 7 comfortable bedrooms. Its an unpretentious building with bags of charm and great comfort.
Set in the centre of the village of Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean, The Anchor sits in its own gardens with a terraced area with traditional outdoor pub tables to the front with the barbecue area and a large car park to the side — with room enough for up to 9 cars. Behind the building sits a second garden area with the Games Room and Hot Tub with two acres of orchard and woodland climbing up behind to the Forest above with its abundant paths and tracks, perfect for exploring — and a great way to stroll down to the pub and river without having to go near the road — ideal for kids and pets.
Explore the Forest of Dean, and discover a fascinating heritage unlike anywhere else in England – with lots of things to see and do with the kids from museums and historic buildings, to castles and ancient churches. Learn about the industrial archaeology throughout the Forest and the length of the lower Wye Valley.
Follow in the footsteps of Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis through the maze of mossy pathways and twisted roots of the mystical Puzzlewood, fourteen acres of ancient woodland.
Learn about our industrial heritage at Clearwell Caves where iron ore was mined for over 4000 years. Steam through the Forest on the Dean Forest Railway or find out more about the story of the Forest of Dean at the Dean Heritage Centre and enjoy year-round events and festivals.or adventure lovers and thrill seekers there’s something to suit all ages and expectations in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley!
With such fabulous scenery it’s a great place to ramble and it’s dog-friendly. Marvel at the wildlife, follow the superb four-mile Sculpture Trail that features 16 art works, or spot a movie or TV set. For our younger visitors, the Dean Heritage Centre has a Very Hungry Caterpillar trail from Easter, based on the much loved book!
Hire bicycles and explore, fly through the air on a zip wire or paddle down the river on a watery adventure. Discover the ancient forests of Puzzlewood, the outdoor play areas and trails at Beechenhurst Lodge or delight at our many arboreal adventures. Intrepid visitors can delight in a natural playground connected by zip wires, mountain bike trails, bridleways, ancient caves, treetop assault courses and river rapids. And all of this is no more than a 10 minute drive away, through beautiful tree lined roads.
Pubs, bars, and restaurants
- 15 minutes walk to the Forge Hammer Inn and the River Spice Indian Restaurant (0Km)
- 400 yeards to vilage shop and mini supermarket (0Km)
3rd Jan 2017 — 31st Mar 2017
1st Apr 2017 — 30th Jun 2017
19th Jul 2017 — 6th Sep 2017