Con­vert­ed river­side coach­ing inn over­look­ing the Wye in the For­est of Dean — sleeps 12 – 26

Low­er Lyd­brook, Gloucestershire 

By the Riv­er Wye in the For­est of Dean vil­lage of Lyd­brook, Riv­er Wye Lodge is a dream venue com­fort, space, riv­er views, walk to pubs, activ­i­ties, games room, hot tub, playground.

With its face turned to the Riv­er Wye, birth­place of tourism in the UK, and it’s back to the dra­mat­ic Roy­al For­est of Dean, Riv­er Wye Lodge could not be bet­ter placed for a fan­tas­tic self cater­ing hol­i­day in the For­est of Dean or Wye Valley

We’ve con­vert­ed this coun­try inn to pro­vide the space, loca­tion and facil­i­ties which will ensure you have a tru­ly mem­o­rable time.

Indoors there’s more than enough space to sleep 24 , with a cou­ple of cots for the lit­tle ones, and you all get your own bath­room of course: no shar­ing at the Riv­er Wye Lodge. 10 of the bed­rooms have glo­ri­ous views of the Riv­er Wye. The ground floor hous­es a ful­ly acces­si­ble ensuite dis­abled twin room (equal­ly help­ful for the frail, or sim­ply those who don’t like stairs). The large atmos­pher­ic lounge has a wood­burn­er, satel­lite tv, dvd play­er and music sys­tem, while the Din­ing Room com­fort­ably accom­mo­dates 26 round the table, and even has its own lit­tle snug, per­fect for a bit of qui­et read­ing and relaxation.

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, an out­door bad­minton court and well equipped play­ground; a bar­be­cue area and plen­ty of out­door seat­ing where you can chill and watch the Riv­er Wye slow­ly wind its way to Symonds Yat.

On the edge of the vil­lage of Lyd­brook the near­by facil­i­ties are superb: 5 min­utes walk will take you to a won­der­ful coun­try pub, an organ­ic restau­rant, an Indi­an restau­rant, the canoe launch oppo­site the Lodge, and the Wye Val­ley Way for fan­tas­tic walking.

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.

If the For­est of Dean and Wye Val­ley is your self cater­ing group hol­i­day of choice — look no fur­ther, Riv­er Wye Lodge has every­thing you need, relax­ation incar­nate. Come and enjoy yourselves.

This is a no smok­ing property.

Spe­cial Features

In the For­est of Dean, hot tub, games room, riv­er views, pub walks, bar­be­cue, play­ground, bad­minton court.


Spa­cious beau­ti­ful and atmos­pher­ic with tremen­dous kitchen facil­i­ties. Imag­ine hav­ing the pefect pub and you con­trol exact­ly who stays.


Hot tub, and well equipped play­ground; a bar­be­cue area and plen­ty of out­door seat­ing where you can chill and watch the Riv­er Wye slow­ly wind its way to Symonds Yat.

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Local Area

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

  • Forge Ham­mer (0Km)
  • The Organ­ic Café (0Km)
  • Jovial Col­liers (2Km)
  • Inn on the Wye (3Km)
  • The Mill­race (6Km)


  • Vil­lage super­mar­ket (2Km)

Rail­way stations

  • Lyd­ney (20Km)
  • Here­ford (40Km)
  • New­port (60Km)


  • Cardiff or (100Km)
  • Birm­ing­ham (100Km)

Essen­tial Information

  • Sleeps 26 peo­ple in 12 bed­rooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 1 Bath
  • 10 Showers
  • Wheel­chair accessible
  • for 10 cars. Minibus can easliy turn round.
  • Pets allowed 3 max, not upstairs.


View availability

Short breaks?

All year round

Changeover day

Mon­day or Friday

Facil­i­ties and Amenities


  • Fam­i­ly Rooms: 2
  • Dou­ble Rooms: 5
  • Twin Rooms: 5
  • Cots: 2


  • WiFi/​Internet
  • Wheel­chair access

For your entertainment

  • TV
  • iPod dock

Games and relax­ation room with table ten­nis, pool, table football

In the kitchen

  • Cook­er
  • Range cook­er
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freez­er
  • Dish­wash­er
  • Wash­ing machine
  • Kitchen table
  • High chair provided


  • Gar­den
  • Gar­den furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Bar­be­cue
  • Play equip­ment
  • Park­ing

Near­by Activities

  • Ten­nis
  • Golf
  • Fish­ing
  • Sail­ing
  • Horse rid­ing
  • Water­sports