The Anchor

At a glance...

  • 7 bedrooms sleeps 12 – 20
  • Ground floor room with sofa bed and WC
  • Ground floor disabled access lavatory
  • Large kitchen/diner
  • Large lounge
  • Bar and servery
  • 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

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The Anchor

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

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What to expect from The Anchor

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 7 bedrooms, all ensuite, sleep 20 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.

Things to do

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.

How do I book?

You can check the availability of The Anchor by clicking here or to make a reservation click on the button above.

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


Vintage Pub decor

Satellite TV (Sky Sports and Sky Movies)

DVD Player

Music System

Dining Room

20-seat table

Original bar

Vaulted ceiling



DVD Player

Range style LPG gas cooker

Electric oven

Large Fridge/Freezer


Microwave Oven

All necessary kitchenware

Utility Room


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)

1 four bed bedroom (adjacent bath and shower room)

2 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

Country Pub

Organic Restaurant

Indian Restaurant

Fish & Chip shop

Village shop

Canoe launch

Village garden

Wye Valley Way footpath