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Lynton House

(Ref. 15448)

Ruardean Hill near Drybrook, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week in the forest of dean!"

    The cottage was spacious, comfortable and very good value for money! Elaine and Roger were very welcoming. We had a problem with one of the radiators and they arranged for it to be fixed straight away. The location was perfect for visiting many of the attractions on offer. We enjoyed Perrygrove (steam train), Puzzlewood, Beechenhurst (walking trails and visitors centre), Hopewell Colliery, Clearwell Caves. We also went on a great walk directly from the house (which we found in a book of walks in the comprehensive information provided!). On a rainy day we went to the cinema in Cinderford which was like stepping back in time! We also made use of the puzzles & games! Great takeaways and pubs just a short drive away. Thank you Elaine and Roger

    Hi Annabel, Thank you very much for the positive feedback. It really is appreciated. The Forest of Dean is a great place for a family holiday and you certainly made the most of it ! Thanks again and hope to see you again one day. Kind regards Elaine and Roger Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely fantastic property, we actually thought that the photos didn’t do this beautiful house justice."

    Loads of space, super friendly hosts and great location! Thank you for letting us stay with you and we hope to be back in the future!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and you will be very welcome to come back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely time, the house was exactly what we expected from the listing, lots of space, very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Good location for the cycle centre. We would definitely recommend!

    Hi Samantha, Thank you very much for giving great feedback. It was lovely to meet you and your little ones and so glad you had all had a good weekend. Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely spacious house, very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable house with everything we needed."

    Lovely outside space as well.

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday in the house and the Forest of Dean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage, family friendly, spacious and very comfortable."

    Many Thanks to the lovely hostess Elaine. We look forward to be back soon!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I'm thrilled you and your lovely family enjoyed your holiday at my cottage. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Solomon5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in the Forest of Dean close to many attractions."

    Elaine greeted us with a very warm welcome on our arrival. The photos on Sykes website don't do it justice with the property having more space than shown and easily accommodated us, a group of 7 adults without being on top of each other. The TV room has 2 2-seater sofas and the other living room has a larger sofa and 2 armchairs with the dining room off of it. This has a bigger table suitable for playing board games whilst we used the kitchen diner for our meals, a great space to socialise whilst cooking. The patio is just outside the kitchen diner and it was great to sit out on occasion when the weather was dry.

    Thank you very much for this positive feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage and had a great time with your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped and maintained."

    Thank you very much for the lovely feedback. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Elaine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Went away with a few friends to celebrate a 30th and NYE."

    Had a great time - the photos don't do this house justice, it's really lovely and was even decorated for Christmas. So comfortable, warm and well equipped. Thank you for a wonderful stay x

    Hi Juliet, Thank you so much for your lovely comments - I really appreciate you taking the time to give feedback . I'm so glad that you have made some special memories in Lynton House and it goes without saying that you and your friends will be very welcome to return at anytime. Best wishes for 2023. Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely house, great location for exploring."

    Comfortable, clean and everything we needed. We especially enjoyed the games that were there. I would definitely recommend this property to friends if they were going to explore the area. Owners were great, really helpful.

    Thank you Ros for your lovely feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and you will be very welcome to return anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roslyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely holiday home - generous accommodation and perfect location."

    . Beautiful views and so much to do all around.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great house, lovely host."

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0May 2022

  • "A wonderful holiday home in the perfect position to explore the Forest of Dean."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place and a lovely holiday"

    Reviewed by Jerome5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was much bigger than the photos made it looked."

    Great outside space. The owner Elaine was very obliging and made us feel very comfortable and welcome!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely house in a great location."

    Everything we needed to feel at home. Plenty of room for us all. Our granddaughter loved playing in the garden. Personally, we would prefer larger ( and maybe thicker) bath towels. We chose to sleep in the bedroom with en suite but on hindsight might not have been the best choice as there wasn’t enough storage space for us - but to be fair, we don’t travel lightly! The other members of the party had more than enough space though. The other issue was no coffee machine, but overcame that by bringing our own. Would definitely stay here again though.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic hosts, fantastic house, fantastic location, holiday was fantastic."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really lovely house, very well equipped."

    The owners were very pleasant and extremely helpful. Lovely garden for children to play in . Just a few minutes walk from the forest. Saw wild boar and lots of birds.

    Reviewed by Ian N5.0May 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage centrally situated for the Forest of Dean."

    Didn’t want to leave, always a sign of a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a fantastic break at Lynton House!"

    We had a lovely welcome from the owner and a nice bottle of wine! We went as a group of 3 friends for a relaxing weekend of walking, fresh air, nice food and a catch up in the chaos of 2020. The cottages was great - ideal for a group of friends or a couple of families to meet. There are 2 lounge areas and a nice, cosy dining section at the back. The kitchen diner was great for chatting while cooking and breakfast. The rooms are nicely furnished and comfy beds and bedding. Access to walks and bike rides in the Forest of Dean is right on the doorstep, so it's great for getting outside. A really lovely break, thank you!

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Oct 2020

  • "We were all very happy with Lynton House it was very spacious and exactly what we expected from reading the literature - ideal for 8 people and a 7 month old baby."

    Elaine and Roger made us feel very welcome and gave us a few pointers on the house and area.

    Reviewed by Alisdair4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, spacious accommodation and very friendly hosts."

    The house was very conveniently situated for all activities in the Forest of Dean, and there were good walks from the house. An amazing variety of games for wet days were available.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2020

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage with a large garden."

    The children loved playing hide and seek as the garden was in sections around three sides of the house. We also took an early evening walk into the adjacent forest and saw for the first time a family of wild boar.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage ideal for a family holiday with easy access to all the amenities of the forest"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2020

  • "Hi all just to say this cottage was great could not have asked for any more,lots and lots of space spotlessly clean ,lovely and warm ,great parking,really comfortable a home from home ,owners v easy to deal with and also v helpful in every way we would reccomend this cottage to all and thank Elaine again hope to go back again, Regards Leonard."


    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Mar 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely and homely."

    We were 3 families under one roof and didn't feel cramped. Only wish we could have stayed longer than a weekend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a great time, the house was lovely and we'll equipped with board games."

    There was lots of helpful information on the local area. The cottage was homely and comfortable with lovely views. Our only very small suggestion would be to provide some larger towels, dishwasher tablets and to cut back the foliage on the path to the house as we struggled to get bags in and out without getting wet from the hedges. These are minor points as our stay was delightful, thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, lovely location, topped by brilliant weather."

    Had a really relaxing break with everything you could need from a holiday cottage. Bottle of bubbles so thoughtful for my birthday weekend with friends. Would definitely recommend the cottage and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great spacious house with everything we needed (4adults and 4 children)."

    Plenty of activities and places to go locally and more all within an hour. Fabulous childrens park a short walk away too.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2019

  • "Good location with garden to three sides, therefore plenty of space for the grandchildren to run around."

    The house was very comfortable and we used every room.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2019

  • "On arrival the front garden was lit up with Christmas lights."

    A very warm welcome. Once inside the house was also decorated very nicely with Christmas decs. This was a big bonus as we were having a family Christmas get together. The space in the house was perfect(the kids loved playing hide and seek). The kitchen area is a fantastic place to socialise and enjoy looking out onto the garden. You can find everything you need in the kitchen this really was a home from home very well equipped cottage I would definitely recommend staying here.we hope to book again in the summer.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely property."

    We stayed with friends so there were 4 adults and 4 children. Lots of space both upstairs and downstairs and a lovely welcome from Elaine!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Oct 2018

  • "A warm welcome from Elaine with lovely gifts,."

    2 reception rooms were so useful for us and the local area was beautiful

    Reviewed by Anni5.0Sep 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage in a lovely location."

    The photos really don’t do this beautiful house justice. We have just come back from spending a week here and loved every second. The house is very spacious and homely, with lots of thought going into the comfort of the guests, it has a beautiful garden which again has lots of space. We were 2 families staying together and never once felt like we were tripping over each other. There is a fantastic selection of books and board games if like us you end up spending a very rainy day indoors and there’s plenty to do if you are happy to drive away from the location. There isn’t much to do in the village itself but we found lots of things locally and further afield to keep the children entertained. All in all a fantastic location for a lovely holiday, we would highly recommend this cottage to anyone considering the Forest of Dean for their getaway

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2018

  • "The pictures on line did not do the cottage justice."

    It was beautifully decorated and comfy. We also had a very friendly welcome which was lovely.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely house, everything you need and more, special little extras left by the owners."

    Fantastic for walking,but little else to do unless you drive somewhere, but overall experience was relaxing ,peaceful and enjoyable by all ages.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely warm and spacious home in a great location."

    Reviewed by Deb5.0May 2018

  • "What an amazing find!"

    A beautiful and well equipped house with lots of thoughtful touches. Hope to be back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2018

  • "Had a fantastic weekend at Lynton House for my 30th Birthday."

    The owners were super welcome and warm and I wish them good luck in the future, house was very specious, well equipped and very well looked after, I never seen ever such a big choice of table games it was amazing. It’s a very nice garden to do BBQ, overall it was an amazing nd enjoyable experience I highly recommend Lynton House and would like to come back again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lynton House is a fantastic holiday cottage well placed for exploring the Forrest of Dean with walks right from the door into the Forrest."

    The house is very comfortable, clean and has fantastic facilities and the owners were very friendly and helpful, one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in and without a doubt we'll be back soon!! Thank you J&J from Swindon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: one Kingsize with an en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x doubles one of which also includes a single bed, and a twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Snug.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer and dryer, dishwasher, TVs with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawn and patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property does not accept worker bookings
  • Note: There is a lovely playground a small walk from the property (less than 10 minutes)

The property

Drybrook 1 mile.

This semi-detached cottage is situated in the small village of Ruardean Hill, near Drybrook offering a warm and homely stay for guests of all ages.

Perfect for families, couples or friends to enjoy any time of the year, this cottage is not to be missed.

On the ground floor, you will find a cloakroom and a utility room for those extras you may need throughout your stay.

The country-style kitchen boasts characterful units and has all of the necessary appliances you need to look forward to preparing your favourite meals before sitting down to enjoy at the dining area.

French doors take you out onto the patio, so you can wander outside for some fresh air whenever you choose.

On a quiet afternoon, the snug is perfect for reading a book and cosying up in front of the TV next to the stone fireplace.

For more of this, the open plan living area is equally as delightful, hosting two arm chairs and a sofa so you can unwind in style.

To the other side, a characterful dining room is overlooked by wooden beams and sets a pleasant scene for gathering with your loved ones in the evening.

Come night time, there is a variety of rooms to suit your preference, including one kingsize boasting an en-suite, two doubles, one of these include a single bed, and a twin.

With each room being decorated to a high standard with soft furnishings, you can wake up to the lovely layout each day that goes by.

After a long afternoon, why not relax in the bath, or simply get ready in the luxury bathroom, which is also home to a shower.

Ruardean Hill is the highest point in the Royal Forest of Dean and the nearby village of Drybrook is a great place for visiting 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the countryside from a hot air balloon.

Visit the famous bluebells at Soudley in the spring, a short drive away or enjoy the autumn riot of colour in the Forest of Dean.

The delights of Hereford and Cheltenham are also within an hour's drive.

A memorable holiday with walks from the door and many places to go sightseeing.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Symonds Yat 8.5 miles; Gloucester 14.5 miles.

The charming village of Drybrook, a former royal hunting ground, lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean and offers visitors many amenities, including a village store and Post Office, butcher, fish and chip shop and village pub. The area boasts many Nature Reserves, the closest being Wigpool Common, a 19 acre SSSI, a great place for nature lovers to see many rare species of flora, fauna and birds. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are all on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Drybrook is located close to the delightful market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, whose timbered Tudor buildings, striking 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, all make these areas a must to visit. Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the stunning countryside from a hot air balloon! Explore Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century 'Marcher Castle', or enjoy the renowned walks along Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral; you may recognise the Cloisters as they were used in the Harry Potter films. Visit Symonds Yat with its towering rock where peregrine falcons breed or The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore and a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. A great Gloucestershire cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Note: this property does not accept worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas