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The Annex

Drybrook, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1055583)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Alan and Jane made it a real home from home."

    It was the most time we actually spent in the holiday property for years, which says it all. Great hosts, beautiful area, 5 star accommodation virtually on our doorstep. We are already planning an autumn trip, a perfect dog walking holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2022

  • "This was my second stay at the Annex, the property was very clean and warm."

    The Annex has everything that you’ll need for a stay here, I stayed for 11 nights on both occasions and the washing machine and dryer came in very handy. The location of the Annex was excellent the Forest of Dean is literally on the doorstep as well as, Gloucester 25 minutes away, and 5 minutes to Cinderford. If I’m in the area again I would definitely be booking the Annex again.

    Reviewed by GarethJan 2022

  • "We stayed here for four days over new year whilst visiting family."

    We couldn't have asked for better, Alan and Jane made us feel very welcome indeed. They've thought of everything and little touches such as wine and homemade mince pies (absolutely delicious!) really added to our experience. The property itself is clean, comfortable and well equipped. It's the first time we've stayed anywhere with our dog and we were slightly nervous (would she settle, would she behave, what would we forget etc!), but The Annex proved to be incredibly dog-friendly. The garden is safe and secure, and there were bowls, poo bags and dog towels had we needed them. The Forest of Dean is a great place to explore with a dog and I'd recommend The Annex as a perfect base.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "What a lovely welcome, and how reassuring that the cottage is absolutely spotless, as I said reassuring in these strange pandemic times, this cottage is warm, comfortable and very well equipped."

    The views are fantastic watching the sunrise and sunset. The people who own it were very friendly and welcoming, but totally unobtrusive. The lady who owns the house is very thoughtful as she kindly made me a gluten free cake being celiac . The locals were all very friendly and chatty, there are some lovely woodlands just 50yrds up the road wonderful for walking the dogs or just great for restoring your soul, I saw the buck stag several times. I loved it here it was warm quiet comfortable and as a woman on my own I felt completely safe at all times. I would recommend this place, don't hesitate to book you won't be disappointed. thank you Alan and Jane for a wonderful stay. Regards Vicky

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "The property was extremely clean and most comfortable."

    The owners were very thoughtful and left us a delicious treat. We had a most enjoyable time and the property is well located for travelling around Gloucester.

    Reviewed by FarridaNov 2021

  • "No pub in walking distance ,this is the one thing we always make sure we have when booking our holiday with sykes ."

    Hosts were great lovly welcome gifts ,but we think on this occasion lack of communication from sykes about village facilities

    Reviewed by BAug 2021

  • "The Annex was exceptionally clean and well equipped."

    The owners had left homemade cake, strawberries and cream, and bottles of wine for us! Even though The Annex is adjoined to the owner's house, we never felt intruded upon. The location is ideal for exploring the Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "A good location to reach the Forest of Dean and the Wye valley."

    The accommodation was comfortable, well equipped and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. We really enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2021

  • "The Annex is a beautifully presented and furnished house with lovely gardens."

    It lies on the outskirts of Drybrook village but is well placed to explore the area. The friendly owners were on hand with useful information and tips about the locality and provided a very welcome cake and wine on our arrival.

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2021

  • "The Annex was absolutely lovely, well equipped, and the owner was very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by LynseyMay 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven with induction hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front garden with patio, decking, seating and ponds
  • Two well-behaved pets allowed (can be more on negotiation)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: this property is an annexe attached the owner's home
  • Note: keep front gates closed due to wild boars in the area
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times in the front garden around the ponds

The property

Nestled in the heart of enchanting Royal Forest of Dean is this amazing rural property, The Annex is perfect for a group of friends or small family of four to rest their heads during an adventurous getaway to Gloucestershire.

Found on elevated grounds, this tranquil cottage overlooks idyllic surroundings of breath-taking countryside views, out to lush greenery and far-reaching hills through a gated entrance and is attached to the owner's home.

The front of the property boasts a large driveway...

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

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas