Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Cotswolds 13 minutes ago

13 people have recently viewed this property

  • Viaduct House - (Ref. 947406)

  • Icon/Play
    Icon/Replay Created with Sketch.



Viaduct House

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire (Ref. 947406)



Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

37 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place for a large family gathering."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2021

  • "We had a super stay in Viaduct House!"

    The bedrooms and beds were so comfortable. The kitchen and dining room area perfect too. Even in November we enjoyed sitting on the terrace with a coffee. It’s a fantastic area to explore. I would really recommend staying in this beautiful house.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2021

  • "Thank you so much for all that you provide in this beautiful house."

    Had a lovely stay. You have thought of everything and it was such a different and quirky place, but also perfectly cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "The setting was beautiful - Lower Lydbrook is wonderfully located, within easy reach of attractive destinations, while the property itself allows for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Beautiful, superbly well equipped house for large groups."

    Great location for accessing the river Wye and all of its activities. We swam in the river yards from the house! Only down side is the parking - the house is set back from the road and the front of the house was full with local residents cars. We had to leave the cars parked on the verge of a fairly busy road further up the road which actually was fine in the end once we realised. Also the house and gardens both have lots of steps - you need to be reasonably agile!

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous house and gardens."

    Excellently equipped with the Wye river just around the corner and. Friendly pub opposite (with a really good Indian takeaway). A lovely central location for exploring - what more could you possibly wish for? Plus a gorgeous cake, bread , milk, eggs, butter and honey to greet you with. A big thank you to the owners for letting us share this fabulous place

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2021

  • "A brilliant property to stay in."

    Fantastic to have the social area outside and a great table in the kitchen. Close to lots of day activities. The pub across the road do a top takeaway curry and brew their own beer.

    Reviewed by DanJul 2020

  • "Such beautiful accommodation for a large group."

    Fantastic communication with the owner in the lead-up to our visit. We had the happiest time in the lap of luxury.

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2020

  • "Lovely stay at Viaduct house."

    Great place to get the whole family together to celebrate special birthdays. A lovely touch was the hamper with provisions to start us off for the weekend - thank you. Only little criticism was the parking as we had lots of cars although a small car park not far away was available to use.

    Reviewed by AlisonJan 2020

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Viaduct House this Christmas everything was as described and the house was perfect."

    From the lovely welcome hamper to the beautiful Christmas decorations, very comfy and spacious bedrooms. Pizza oven was a big hit and Christmas Eve pizza party a huge success.

    Reviewed by MarionDec 2019

  • "The house has plenty of character with some lovely features such as the tiled front hall, box hedges and terraced garden, it was well heated and well equipped."

    The configuration of the 8 bedrooms suited our party well, beds were comfortable and linen was to a high standard. More side tables in the two sitting rooms would be an improvement, and having parking for just 1 car necessitating the parking of 4 others on the busy road caused us concern.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2019

  • "Viaduct House was the venue for our annual pre-Christmas multi-generational family weekend."

    It suited us all so well that we booked it again for December 2020. Extremely comfortable and warm with a great kitchen diner and ample cooking facilities for our feasts. Plus a great location: very close to the beautiful Wye Valley path, and to Ross-on-Wye for independent shopping.

    Reviewed by PatNov 2019

  • "The house was bigger than expected."

    Everyone, without exception, commented on the comfortable beds and quality bedding. The kitchen was very well equipped so we were missing nothing. Lovely, lovely setting - walk along the river to Symonds Yat without even getting I the car. Gavin was on hand for any questions. Would highly recommend Viaduct House.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2019

  • "What an amazing house!"

    We loved everything about it.

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2019

  • "Best equipped house we have ever had for a holiday"

    Reviewed by RitaOct 2019

  • "Viaduct House is in an ideal location in the Wye Valley."

    Great open air facilities nearby, bike rental, canoeing, Go Ape, walks etc. Viaduct House provides very comfortable accommodation. The owners have gone out of their way to make sure that renters have everything they could need. Note that there are 13 worn stone steps from the gate to the front door mostly without a hand hold. Not a problem to the able but could be to anyone with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Beautiful house, every detail has been carefully thought out."

    Very high standard throughout, extremely comfortable beds and beautiful hamper on arrival. Thank you Gavin

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "Amazing house, so good for larger groups to get together."

    The only draw back was no toilet on the ground floor.The Forest of Dean was stunning and we found plenty to do. We would consider this property again.

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2019

  • "WiFi was not reliable even on the same floor."

    We had to keep rebooting. The house was lovely, garden well kept, facilities all worked. Cleanliness not at top marks as oven smoked when using. Not clean, cutlery tray should be cleaned out and cobwebs on ceilings, damp mold in back rooms 3rd floor. These are all minor and generally better than other places I have stayed. Improvement on these few minor items would make this house win top marks. Everything else was excellent. Beds were best I have stayed on by far which made a big impact. Carpets and under furniture was clean, usually missed by other places I have stayed. Ample facilities, plates cups, fire wood, white goods all very good. Everyone enjoyed their stay.

    Reviewed by DarrenApr 2019

  • "Viaduct house was perfect for our large family (16)."

    We loved the layout, the character and it had everything we needed in terms of facilities. We were lucky enough to enjoy some spring sun and as a result made full use of the terraced garden which was beautiful and a perfect space for children to play and adults to relax. We were blown away by the welcome hamper - those eggs and that cake! Yum! Communication with the owners was excellent and everything went according to plan. Thank you Viaduct House for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by EstherApr 2019

  • "Very comfortable home for the weekend with everything we needed and more."

    Loved the fresh bread, scones and eggs as part of our welcome pack. The owners were great proactive contacting us to finalise arrangements and their welcome pack about the house very thorough, thanks for making it an easy stay!

    Reviewed by EmilyMar 2019

  • "A lovely location for a family get together."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Lovely spacious bedrooms with crisp clean sheets and duvets. A generous welcome basket of bread, butter, honey, fresh eggs, a three tiered gorgeous lemon cake and cookies! Plenty of milk and thoughtful essentials. The reception rooms and kitchen were of good size and had lovely wood burners with all you need to hand, to get a roaring fire going. Showers and bath had excellent water pressure and were enough for our party of 16. We made good use of the very convenient pub across the road, who had friendly staff and local recommendations. It is useful to know there are a number of steps up to the house, if travelling with people with mobility issues.There are beautiful and convenient walks by the river or up to where the old viaduct was. Conveniently placed for symonds yat, a short drive away. Great for dog owners. All that you need was supplied. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2019

  • "Fantastic house which matched the photographs."

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2019

  • "Lovely house,within easy reach of lots of places."

    It was good after a long journey to have milk tea and some lovely homemade scones waiting for us when we arrived.Would highly recommend especially for lots of people.

    Reviewed by PhilMar 2019

  • "This house is beautiful, comfortable & so well equipped."

    We were a (fairly dignified) group of hens aged 40-80 on a hen weekend & had a fabulous time. The beds are comfy with beautiful linen which was so appreciated (too many self catering places skip bed & bedlinen quality & it’s false economy). The huge kitchen with a table for 12 had everything we needed (& more) not to mention a gorgeous basket of fresh bread, scones, butter & jam which were devoured with gusto by us all. Thank you for providing a wonderful place for guests which I’d recommend in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by LeighFeb 2019

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Really well equipped and clean. Garden is beautiful and secure for dogs. No problems with the heating, toasty warm all the time, and the hot water just kept coming (very rare for these big houses in my experience) Only 2 slight negatives for us - there is only parking for 1 car. We had 7! However we did manage to find space on the road outside ok. And there are two lounges, neither one large enough to accommodate our group of 16 altogether, so we had to improvise a bit and be happy to sit on the floor. we had a wonderful week and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JoFeb 2019

  • "Lovely house and location, much better than expected welcome pack, all eagerly consumed by hungry mouths."

    Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by JulianNov 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable time with our family celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, lovely house and location."

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2018

  • "Viaduct House is a lovely property, it has charm, character and all you could want for an enjoyable stay."

    The house is as described and there is a wealth of natural beauty and interesting attractions and activities to satisfy all interests in close proximity. Despite this the surroundings are quiet and peaceful. 'Little touches' provided by the owners, such as a welcoming cake (for at least 16!), eggs and milk provide a 'warm welcome'. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "We had a great time in this beautiful cottage for a 40th birthday with 4 families."

    The facilities were great. We enjoyed the barbecue and the garden. Lovely dining kitchen with huge table that we could all fit around. Lots to do nearby. Delicious pastries and milk were left for us which was a lovely touch. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a slightly later check out time as Sunday morning felt quite rushed to get 16 people breakfast, packed and cleaning up by 10am.

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2018

  • "Lovely house with nice outdoor facilities."

    Kitchen had everything we needed. There was a problem, however, with the fire alarm on the first floor going off three times in the night on Saturday without any obvious reason, which was very tiresome.

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2018

  • "The perfect place to celebrate a special family birthday!"

    Gorgeous house in a beautiful setting. Around a 15 minute drive to Symonds Yat which is stunning! House easily fit 16 adults, great bedrooms and bathrooms. BBQ was used with the good weather!

    Reviewed by HarrietJun 2018

  • "Excellent house with very comfortable beds and nice towels."

    Lovely area.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2018

  • "This is a lovely old house with a lot of character and has been refurbished to a very high standard."

    Lots of room for 10 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs. A welcome hamper was greatly appreciated, including a sumptuous lemon drizzle cake. We would recommend this property though for anyone with mobility issues, there are a few steps up to the front door.

    Reviewed by JennyApr 2018

  • "Fantastic place, really comfortable beds and great welcome basket!"

    Reviewed by RosieMar 2018

  • "We arrived to find a nice welcome hamper!"

    ! Also there was a very tasty Coconut cake waiting for us on arrival!! The owners had done a good job on decorating the house for Christmas!! The house overall had a nice welcoming feeling!! Also as we had snow while we were away and had a power cut the owners responded quickly to our concers that the boiler had gone out!! Overall very helpful!!!

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2017

  • "It was a great property, not often you can find a large house all with decent bedrooms and big, really comfortable beds and is good for kids too."

    It was a really easy process to book and the owners were lovely and very helpful.

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2017

Show more

The property

A large detached Georgian property ideally located in the picturesque village of Lydbrook on the banks of the River Wye in the Forest of Dean.

Set in a stunning location with fantastic views from the upper floors, with lovely character features throughout making this great for a family get-together or celebration with friends.

Enter the property up the stone steps into a lovely central hall with Minton floor tiles.

Immediately off the hall are two gorgeous sitting rooms both boasting sumptuous sofas and warming woodburning stoves ideal for those chilly evenings.

To the rear of the property is a large stunning dining kitchen, providing everything the chef of the party could wish for and making a perfect place to enjoy a celebratory meal or lazy Sunday lunch.

There are eight bedrooms to choose from, all beautifully presented, with four having zip/link facility, giving plenty of flexibility.

Three stunning bathrooms ensure guests can enjoy a soak in the bath without others having to queue.

The property has the added bonus of a lower ground floor storage area - perfect for mountain bikes, kayaks and fishing gear - this room can be accessed from both inside and outside the house.

Outside the large garden makes a great place to enjoy family games, let the kids let off steam or just relax and enjoy a BBQ or alfresco dining on a summers evening.

There are many lovely walks and cycle routes from the doorstep of the cottage or take a stroll into the village and enjoy a meal at one of the many pubs.

Take a short drive to Monmouth or Ross-on-Wye offering numerous amenities including restaurants, tea rooms and individual shops not to mention the many lovely walks.

The area has something to suit all tastes making Viaduct House a great base for a memorable holiday at any time of year.


  • Over three floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 2 x second floor king-size double (zip/link, can be 2 x twin on request), 2 x king-size double, 2 x double, 2 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be 2 x king-size double)
  • Second floor bathroom with freestanding bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • 2 x sitting rooms both with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Rangemaster with 2 x oven, grill, warming drawer and gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TVs with SkyHD, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample roadside parking close to the property
  • Lockable bike, kayak and fishing tackle storage
  • Garden with furniture, BBQ and pizza oven
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk
  • Pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are steps to the front door of the house and around the garden
  • Highchair and cot available.

View on map

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
Ok, got it