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Tinmans Cottage

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Lydbrook, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautifully restored cottage in great location close to so many places to visit and fabulous walks."

    Excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is lovely, well equipped and very comfortable."

    We enjoyed our stay very much despite the bad weather. The location is central to many excellent walks and we would definitely consider this area again.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Dec 2023

  • "A fantastic stay in a lovely cottage."

    The owners clearly take a lot of pride in the place and it is very well equipped. As we were staying over Christmas and it was our son's first they agreed to put up a few extra decorations which was a lovely touch. Quick to respond to messages and very friendly. The garden is a really nice space and our dog loved exploring it all.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2023

  • "Tinmans cottage is a beautifully presented property in a small village in a stunning part of the UK."

    Every small detail has been thought of.Perfect place for walking,exploring and a bit of adventure or just taking time to stop and relax.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2023

  • "Exceptionally clean and comfortable, has everything that you could need."

    Fantastic attention to detail. Enclosed garden was perfect, was relaxing sitting by the stream. Location is perfect. Owners met us there and are lovely people.

    Reviewed by Alessandro5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage set in a beautiful area, the garden was just magical and very dog proof."

    We were very comfortable here on all levels and we were made to feel very welcome, the owners have restored this cottage to a beautiful standard and everything has been thought about, we will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Tinmans Cottage, it was spotlessly clean and the bed and eco friendly duvet were very comfortable."

    There was a lovely welcome pack provided too. The garden is designed to attract wildlife and we loved seeing all the butterflies! We enjoyed paddleboarding from the river a few minutes down the road. The layout worked fine for us but it might be worth giving a bit more detail about the winding staircase and steps up and down in the property for anyone less mobile.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Tinmans Cottage."

    The owners are very friendly and have thought of everything to ensure a comfortable, relaxing stay. It's very well appointed and the beds were very comfortable. If you have a dog it has a beautiful cottage garden that is properly dog proofed against escapees. A real gem in a beautiful area. Perfect. Thank you, we will return.

    Thank you very much. We worked hard to make the garden dog proof , having stayed in places that aren't we know how difficult that can be. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent stay."

    Good quality fixtures and fittings. Excellent communication with hosts.. Lovely garden. Lots to do in the area. Recommend definitely.

    Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed the Forest of Dean, it's always amazing at this time of year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage, lovingly furnished."

    Pretty setting with the babbling brook audible in the garden. The garden ‘snug’ was a hit with the children! We had a great week here, and the cottage is perfectly positioned for exploring the Forest of Dean.

    Glad you had a good week and enjoyed the cottage and were able to use the fire pit. When we were renovating the garden room we thought children might like it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "This was a delightful cottage."

    Decorated and equiped to a high standard. With the advantage of a very nice garden. A short walk to a pub and the river Wye added to the pleasant holiday.

    Thanks very much for your review, it's always good to hear people enjoy Tinmans. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Tinmans Cottage, it was the most charming cottage!"

    The owners obviously had put a lot of time and effort into creating this beautifully renovated cottage while still retaining its original character. It was spotless, the beds were made up and so comfortable, we even had a welcome pack....a bonus! The garden was a delight with the brook at the bottom. Highly recomended.

    Hi, We're really glad you enjoyed your stay, we'd love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Tinmans."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and maintained and has retained masses of character of the area. The garden is lovely and very secure for children and pets. The range and quality of the cooking equipment and crockery is excellent. Altogether a great holiday let.

    Thanks for your feedback, we are glad you had a good stay. We've tried to provide the things we look for when we go on holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Candy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Tinman's Cottage was a wonderful, cosy home from home."

    It was clean, well kept and very comfy. The garden area was a real treat and we even spotted a slow worm sunning itself on the stone wall. The area is beautiful with the stream babbling behind the cottage leading down to the gorgeous river. The only minor issue was having to go back and forth from kitchen to dining room to collect utensils, pots and pans, but that is a very tiny point in what is overall a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Apr 2023

  • "Tinmans Cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Unfortunately Sykes were very misleading. It stated that it was 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms which was totally untrue. There was a toilet and washhand basin attached to one of the bedrooms which was extremely tiny and the very small shower room was situated off the kitchen downstairs. Sykes also included a microwave in their description and there was no microwave and no room for one. We were both surprised that both beds were not made prior to arrival although the owners rectified the situation.

    You told us you had a lovely stay. We have raised the points you mention with Sykes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise3.1Mar 2023

  • "We stayed in Tinman cottage from 05/11/22 to 09/11/22, if you’re thinking about booking this don’t hesitate, it’s a lovely little home from home, nicely placed for the Forest of Dean and lovely walks by the river are easily accessed."

    20 minutes gets you to Gloucester 35 minutes to Cirencester. The cottage has a beautiful garden at the back and side which has a lovely beck flowing passed the end of it, there are numerous seats available and on a lovely summer’s evening it would be paradise, sadly we were there in November

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Great location for exploring. Comfortable, cosy and clean. Would have been helpful for us to have a washing machine only as we got wet and muddy each day. Lovely little garden. So nice waking up the the sound of the brook and the tweet of the owls! Really cosy cottage and would defo visit again.

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8Oct 2022

  • "The owners contacted us in advance to check what we'd like in our welcome food /drinks pack, which we appreciated."

    The cottage is beautifully restored and decorated. The layout of the rooms is a little quirky because of the age of the building and the fact that it wasn't built as a cottage but as a stables/stores for what used to be a pub next door. Not that this was a problem for us at all. The garden is lovely. Not much else to add to the positive August reviews. We very much our stay, both in Tinmans and the area! Thank you Janine and Owain!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a beautiful little cottage."

    It was very clean, with everything you would need for a holiday. Would highly recommend going there. We took our bikes and what a great base to start from, especially being only a mile or so from the trails in the Forest of Dean. The local pub also does a great Indian takeaway

    Thank you for leaving your feedback. There are always more trails to explore in the Forest of Dean if you come back. We're glad you enjoyed the takeaway, we use it and have always had a good experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Tinmans cottage is a true home away from home."

    Beautifully decorated throughout and is equipped with everything you could need for all your holiday essentials. A lovely welcome gift gives that personal and caring touch.

    Thanks so much for your feedback, we're glad you liked Tinmans. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "A huge thank you to Janine and Owain for a wonderful break away."

    The cottage is beautiful, immaculate, charming and has everything you’ll need and more! Communication prior to arrival was great and arriving, finding the cottage and keys was all very smooth. A lovely, kind and exciting touch was the fabulous arrival hamper, provided by Owain and Janine. So kind, thoughtful and made our stay extra special. Couldn’t recommend this cottage any more. They’ve thought of every detail :)

    Thank you for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again at Tinmans Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate are available
  • Roadside parking on first-come, first-served basis
  • Large rear garden with furniture, fire pit and summer house
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Tinmans Cottage is in the village of Lydbrook, situated within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Forest of Dean.

The river Wye is less than a 5 minute walk from the cottage, with miles of river walking to enjoy.

Lydbrook canoe launch is 350m from Tinmans Cottage and canoe hire is available nearby.

Fishing licenses are also available for purchase.

The forest boasts miles of fantastic walking and cycling tracks.

There are footpaths very close to the cottage from which you can explore the Wye and Forest.

Lydbrook is a small thriving village with a fish and chip shop, village store and Post Office and a number of pubs with restaurants.

The Forge Hammer is the closest pub to Tinmans Cottage.

It boasts the Lydbrook Valley Brewing Company, a microbrewery set up in 2018, as well as the River Spice Indian take away.

A gourmet burger van is situated in its car park during the holiday season.

The Forest of Dean offers miles of amazing cycling and walking trails.

Mountain biking can be enjoyed on waymarked trails suitable for families, and for those looking for more of a challenge.

Tinmans cottage has a secure shed for bike storage.

Bike hire is also available from Dean Forest Cycles and Pedal-a-Bike-Away.

Cannop Ponds and Mallards Pike offer lakeside walks within a forest setting, with picnic benches and refreshments available.

The remarkable sculpture trail is located at Beechenhurst lodge, which has an onsite café.

Go-Ape, with its treetop adventures is located at Beechenhurst and Mallards Pike.

Go Ape Segways at Mallards Pike offer two-wheeled adventures on the forest tracks beyond the lake. Explore the magic of the ancient woodland, where you may encounter Roe and Fallow deer, Buzzards, Goshawks and Red Kites, or even wild boar.

For an enchanting experience, visit Puzzlewood with its otherworldly rock formation and secret caves.

It is a frequent film location for well-known blockbusters, including Harry Potter and Star Wars. Visit the renowned Dean Forest Railway and take a relaxed scenic ride on a steam train along their 4 1/2 mile line stopping off along the way to explore woodland walks or visit a local pub.

Perrygrove railway adventure offers steam train rides and extensive play areas for the under 10s. Discover what lies beneath the Forest of Dean and explore the free-mining heritage of the area with a visit to Hopewell Colliery and Clearwell caves, where coal and ore have been mined for centuries.

Marvel at the spectacular underground caverns at Clearwell caves and see how Hopewell is leading the revival of free-mining in the area.

The Dean Heritage Centre tells the history and heritage of the Forest.

It holds events throughout the year, and family-friendly activities during school holidays.

It has a café, gift-shop and free parking and access to local woodland walks. No visit to the area is complete without a trip to Symonds Yat Rock, where you might, if you are lucky, spot the local Peregrine falcons.

Even if you don't, there are breath-taking views of the Wye valley. Beyond Lydbrook, the historic towns of Monmouth and Ross-on Wye are approximately 10 miles away and offer a wide choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Both sit on the River Wye.

Further afield is Cheltenham, famous for its architecture and of course the Cheltenham horse racing festival in March and other race meetings throughout the year.

Cheltenham also has a literature festival.

If books are your thing then Hay-on-Wye, with its multitude of book shops and famous Hay festival is within easy driving distance.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Ross-on-Wye 7 miles; Symonds Yat 7 miles; Monmouth 9 miles.

The lovely village of Lydbrook is situated between the Wye Valley and The Royal Forest of Dean, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestling amidst the village’s picturesque houses are the delightful tea rooms, fish and chip shop, village store, Post Office and a number of pubs with restaurants. Close by is the famous Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century "Marcher Castle", while just 7 miles away, overlooking a large loop in the River Wye, is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, in the heart of rural Herefordshire. This attractive town has timbered Tudor houses clustered around the striking 17th century Market Hall, and there are excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. Stroll along the lovely river bank, take a river cruise or view the surrounding countryside from a hot-air balloon. Enjoy trips to Symonds Yat, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas