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Clean Modern Bungalow surrounded by Forest

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4 (+2)

Nestled betwixt the Severn & The Wye, neither Welsh nor quite English. An understated area of outstanding natural beauty, largely undiscovered by the masses – The Forest remains a playground whether your interest is industrial heritage, wildlife or outdoor pursuits – its got something for everyone.

Clean, Modern bungalow in the heart of the Forest.

Sleeps 4 (+2).

Pets welcome by arrangement.

Staying in the Forest: The ancient Forest of Dean – historically an industrial area which was founded in Roman times for iron-ore mining, sometimes being described as the “Sheffield of the South”. This however resulted in the large-scale decimation of the ancient forest, only to be replanted in the 1700s for planned future ship-building.

As former royal hunting grounds, the area was extensively mined for coal in the 18th & early 19th centuries with industry in decline in the 20th century. The Wye valley is formally designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

With great access to birds, wildlife, canoeing, caving, cycling, walking or simply stunning countryside.

Please call to discuss your needs and we’ll point you in the right direction so you get exactly what you want from your countryside break.

More Details

Property Manager
Mr Sid Phelps
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a lovely time at the bungalow again, loved seeing the baby goats and really enjoyed the runner beans from you father :) bought honey and eggs too they were great. Even the dog didn't want to come home!! Missing sitting out at night and watching the satellites and shooting stars, no light pollution it was amazing :-)
Aug 2015
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Lydbrook Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa-bed folds out to make a double
  • Fold-down double bed-settee in lounge.
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Has a small-holding adjacent - goats, chickens & bees. Goats milk, eggs & honey can be purchased from the small-holder.


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Clean Modern Bungalow surrounded by Forest
average rating of 4.5666666 based on 37 reviews

Comfortable, clean and tidy. Nice and quiet and the dog loved the garden

  • 4 of 5

Lovely bungalow..ideal for a few days away. Awkward to find so the post code would have helped for the sat nav. Pleasant picturesque surroundings and plenty to do. Lovely friendly owners and felt very welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Phil. Sorry you found it awkward to find - Did you not get the welcome message with postcode & booking in details?... Still - you know where we are for next time! Hope to see you again soon.
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Perfect home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Yet again a wonderful weekend at The Hollies. Immaculately clean, welcoming and comfortable, and everything you need for a relaxing break. Perfect location for all that the Forest of Dean has to offer. Looking forward to my next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carol, great to see you again and look forward to you coming back soon.
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Very comfortable & ideally situated for the places we wanted to visit

  • 3 of 5

Nice and clean, very comfortable. It had all the amenities that we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely bungalow.

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable, well equipped home from home situated up a quiet lane. The club opposite was a little noisy on the Friday night but only because it was hot and we had opened the double glazed windows. The lane leads to woodland, ideal for the morning dog walk and it is very well situated for all that the Forest of Dean has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jean for the review. The bingo should have finished by 9pm and as you suggest - the doors are not usually open so shouldn't be a problem. Glad you found the Hollies well-equipped & comfortable and hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Great location, lovely bungalow and owners

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed here ( mother in law, myself, husband & 3 kids oh and must not forget the dog) for 3 nights 27/10 - 30/10. Lovely, clean old fashioned bungalow as depicted. Plenty of space for us all. Lovely welcome from Maurice & Magerette. Kids were happy the wifi was excellent for when we weren't out or playing games. Nice to look out on the goats across the way while doing dishes. Gardens a great size for kids & the dog and the outhouse was perfect for keeping the walking boots and wellies. Visited Clearwell Caves which are 10 minutes away if that and the sculpture trail. Great stay for us to get away from the norm. Thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value, good base for the Forest of Dean

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend, we were a party of four using the bungalow as a base for fishing in the forest of dean and the river wye. The accommodation was clean, functional in every way required and we thought exceptionally good value for money. The beds were comfortable (we took advantage of bed linen at a slight premium).

Maurice was very helpful and pleasant on arrival and departure.

Its not the Ritz, but neither is the price tag! So if you're looking for a base for Forest of Dean activities this is just right.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review - you're exactly the the people we're aiming for: People who want clean & functional accommodation at a budget-price from which to use as a base for activities in the Forest of Dean. Hope you come again soon.
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Worrall Hill Sports & Social Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Forest Hills (Coleford)
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Postal Address:

The Hollies, Worrall Hill, Lydbrook, Glos. GL17 9QF

Amazing for cycling, walking, climbing, caving, birdwatching, canoeing and beautiful scenery.

Forest tracks for cycling and walking on doorstep. Designated all-terrain cycling area on doorstep. Pedal-a-bike away (cycle hire):1.5miles. River Wye: 2 miles. Clearwell caves: 5 miles. Goodrich Castle: 3 miles.

Go Ape (tree top walk): 3 miles. Dean Forest railway: 2.5 miles. Symonds Yatt: 3 miles. Dean Heritage Centre: 5 miles.

Golf: Forest Hill Golf & Leisure (2 miles)

For attractions & events see


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

To keep costs to a minimum, we ask that guests bring duvet covers & pillow cases and towels (although these can be provided on request at £5/head per stay for bed linen and £5/head for drying towels). Bookings can be made for a weekend (Friday 2pm until Monday 10 am), mid-week (2pm Monday to 10am Friday) or for the whole week (Saturday 2pm until the following Saturday morning 10am). Weekend or mid-week breaks set at 50% of the seasonal weekly rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.