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The Anchor

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7 Nights See prices

  • £3500  to  £4850

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Short Breaks From

  • £850 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £1000 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    7 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner

About The Anchor

The Anchor has space for up to 20 people to sleep comfortably in seven ensuite bedrooms (plus an additional 2 guests if the sofa bed is used in the snug), making it a fantastic big group self-catering property in the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. The village location in Lydbrook is not only peaceful but convenient, as it's within walking distance of the friendly Forge Hammer pub and close to village amenities. The house is perfect for Christmas with your extended families, hen weekends, celebrating milestone birthdays, or simply catching up with friends you haven't seen for ages.

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is beautiful in every season from the arrival of carpets of delicate bluebells in spring to summer's full hedgerows, the flaming colours of autumn and cold winter days where frost glitters on the fields next to the river. The Forest of Dean is also beautiful, with lots of walking and cycling trails and beauty spots such as Symonds Yat. With all of this on the doorstep, being outdoors in the fresh air has never been so appealing. If you need further options, then the Cotswolds AONB and the Brecon Beacons National Park are both close by.

Local attractions include Go Ape, the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, the Dean Heritage Centre, Puzzlewood, and the Dean Forest Railway. Nearby are fisheries, golf courses, bike and canoe hire, and activity companies who can take groups mountain biking, gorge walking, canoeing, quad biking or clay pigeon shooting.

Monmouth, Abergavenny and Ross-on-Wye are only a short drive from the house. Each town has a regular market and an excellent variety of places to shop, eat and drink. The landscape around The Anchor is dotted with castles and country pubs. Those who enjoy shopping can spend the day browsing in the historic cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester or browsing the upmarket boutiques in Cheltenham.

The owners have worked hard to create a welcoming environment where extended families and friends can relax and spend time together while still enjoying their own space. More information about prices and availability is on their website.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Lewis Scott joined Independent Cottages in August 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Gloucestershire)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Anchor is a former village pub that has been transformed into a big house with a warm sense of welcome and hospitality. It has a traditional layout with the living space downstairs and bedrooms upstairs.


  • Enormous sitting room with solid oak beams and a log burner in the fireplace. There is comfortable seating, big windows overlooking the garden, and a TV.
  • Smaller lounge with a sofa and a bar - perfect for socialising in the evening.
  • Additional living room/sung which has a sofa that opens into a double sofa bed to allow this room to be a bedroom if needed. It is next to a bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin, although there are four steps between the bedroom and the bathroom.
  • Country kitchen with a modern range cooker, solid wood worktops and ample storage space. There is plenty of crockery and cutlery for 20+ diners, and a dishwasher to help with the cleaning up. A utility room has storage space and laundry facilities.
  • A sunny breakfast/diner is next to the kitchen with a small table for relaxed snacks and casual meals.
  • Separate dining room with a long table and seating for 20 guests.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.


  • Three double bedrooms with an ensuite shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Big twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and an ensuite shower room.
  • Quad/Family room with four full-sized single beds. The ensuite has a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Two family rooms, each with a double bed and a set of bunk beds. One room has an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin. The other is next to a bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and handbasin.
  • All of the beds are made up with quality linen and hypoallergenic bedding for guests arrival. Some bedrooms also have a TV.

Games Room: An outbuilding houses the games room where guests can make the most of the snooker table, table tennis and table football. The owners have provided a choice of other family-friendly games for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Outside: The Anchor has a secure fenced garden with a lawn, patio and seating area, as well as a barbecue and a covered hot tub. There is plenty of off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, fuel for the barbecue and wood burner, bed linen and towels are provided. Up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement. Short breaks are possible all year round, depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted indoors.

The Anchor Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Tue, 20th Jun 2023 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £3,750

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 22 in 7 bedrooms (2 Family rooms, 1 Quad, 3 Doubles, 1 Twin + Sofa Bed in Snug)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1600 732050 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Lewis Scott
Member Since August 2018

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The Anchor 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th June 2024
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