The Anchor


The Anchor at a glance

  • 7/8 bedrooms sleeps 12 – 22
  • Ground floor room with sofa bed and WC
  • Ground floor disabled access lavatory
  • Large kitchen/diner
  • Large lounge
  • Bar and servery
  • Wi-Fi Internet Connection
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Dine 20 round one table
  • Walk to pubs, restaurants, forest tracks
  • Dogs and other pets welcome
  • Secure fenced garden and barbecue
  • Large woodland garden
  • Large car park
  • Linen provided
  • Canoe launch nearby
  • 3 pubs/restaurants walkable
  • Village shop
  • Fish shop walkable
  • Fully equipped Utility Room
  • Full Sky Sports and Film Package

Set in the heart of Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean and previously know as The Anchor Inn, this cosy village pub, which dates back to the 15th century, is now a charmingly converted holiday cottage designed as accommodation for large groups.

Complete with bar and woodburning stoves, we’ve done our best to retain the feel and ambience of the old Anchor Inn while modernising sympathetically. For an outdoor, activity or family holiday you couldn’t be better placed.

The Anchor has 7/8 bedrooms, all en-suite, sleeping up to 22 people, plus there’s a ground floor room with sofa bed and its own bathroom for the elderly or frail. Some bedrooms have their own tv’s.  The bedrooms at the front have great view of 18th century superstar actress Sarah Siddon’s house.

The large kitchen is great for preparing meals for everyone at the 20 seat dining table.


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The Anchor Details

  • Lounge
    • Vintage Pub decor
    • Satellite TV (Sky Sports and Sky Movies)
    • DVD Player
    • Music System
  • Dining Room
    • 20-seat table
    • Original bar
    • Vaulted ceiling
  • Snug
    • TV
    • DVD Player
  • Range style LPG gas cooker
  • Electric oven
  • Large Fridge/Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave Oven
  • All necessary kitchenware

Wi-Fi internet connection available

  • Utility Room
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing Machine
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Second sink
  • 1 Ground Floor Sofa Bed (in snug) *
  • 3 Double bedrooms (with ensuite shower rooms)
  • 1 twin bedroom (ensuite shower room)
  • 3 Family bedrooms (ensuite shower rooms) **

* There is a bathroom with shower and loo, which is accessed by 4 steps, however there is a separate loo with wheelchair access and a hand rail.

** There are 2 cots available for use (baby bed linen not provided)

  • Games room (table tennis, pool, board games)
  • Hot Tub
  • Barbecue area with plenty of seating
  • Woodland garden to the rear of house with trail

Anchor House is located on in Central Lydbrook.  It is convenient for Ruardean, Goodrich, Symonds Yat, Monmouth, and Ross-on-Wye amongst other places in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

If you love fishing there are plenty of beats along the River Wye where you can get fishing day tickets or if you prefer a bit of golf check out our guide to the local golf courses.

Alternatively you can explore Central Lydbrook with locals walks along the river or into the forest and along the way, why not pop in to the places below.

The Forge Hammer & River Spice Restaurant
Located just around the corner from the holiday home this local pub and restaurant offers an opportunity to forget about the washing up and treat yourself to some great flavours whether it be the cask ales or the Indian food!

The Garden Cafe
Set inside one of a handful of listed buildings in Lydbrook and offering an organic menu you may find yourself one of the few to get a seat at this eclectic restaurant as it has no set opening hours other than for residents and evening events.

There is a village shop nearby as well as a Fish & Chip shop and further along again another pub called the Colliers Inn.

For more ideas, check out our Things to do section.

The Anchor: Your questions answered

On site there’s a hot tub, games room and barbecue area and there’s a couple of acres of your very own woodland orchard to explore behind the house leading to the magical old Forest railway track, perfect for walking or mountain biking. Lovely walks into the heart of the Forest or down to the local and an Indian restaurant to boot.

If you’re looking for a great Forest of Dean holiday, then The Anchor is a characterful holiday home in a fantastic location.

For more ideas of what you can do in and around the Wye Valley check out this list we’ve put together along with our What’s On page listing local events you can attend.

You can check the availability of The Anchor by clicking here or to make a reservation click on the button above. Don’t forget that our midweek breaks are great for a last minute getaway.  You can view our prices below.

Where is The Anchor?

The cottage is situated near the River Wye in the village of Lydbrook, between Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye along the A40

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Prices for The Anchor

2019/20 Week Midweek Weekend
January £3250 £1750 £2100
February £3250 £1750 £2300
March £3250 £1750 £2450
April £3250 £1750 £2450
May £3450 £1750 £2450
June £3450 £1750 £2450
July £3650 £1950* £2750*
August £3650 Full Week Only Full Week Only
September £3450 £1750* £2450*
October £3250 £1750 £2350
November £3250 £1750 £2150
December £3250 £1750 £2150

*Please note that from July 19th – Sept 2nd we only accept 7 night bookings.

Included in our costs are:

Bed Linen
Bath and Hand towels (not hot tub towels)
Post check-out cleaning

Change-over days are Friday and Monday.

Check-in time: 4pm
Check-out time: 10am
This may be adjustable by prior arrangement except on days where guests are leaving and arriving.

Public Holidays

2020 (All 2019 Peak dates are sold)

Spring Bank Holiday
Full Week Only
Check-in 22/05/2020

Easter Holidays
Full week only
Check-in 19/04/2019

Christmas Holidays:
5 Nights
Check-out on Mon 28/12/2020

Christmas Holidays:
7 Nights
Check-out on Mon 28 /12/2020

New Year:
5 Nights
Check-in Tues 29/12/2020

New Year:
7 Nights
Check-in Tues 29/12/2020

Bank Holiday Weekends:
(excl. above) 4 Nights
Check-in Fri, Check-out Tue

October Half-term
Full Week Only
Check-in 23/10/2020