The Old Pumphouse

Nr Lydney, Forest of Dean
Price: £640-£1087 per week
Sleeps: 6 + cot
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
  • A real 'hideaway' set in a beautiful woodland clearing in the Forest of Dean
  • Dog friendly
  • Log fire
  • Underfloor heating
  • 2 acre garden and small stream alonside the property
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

The Pumphouse is in the middle of a copse and immediately surrounded by a large garden with a stream running to one side. It is idyllic and as peaceful as you like, with sumptuou....

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The price for your stay will be £448


Reached by a woodland track from a country lane and standing on its own in an attractive clearing by a trout pond, which is fed by a small stream, The Old Pumphouse is a real 'hideaway'. Three miles from the small town of Lydney, the property is within easy distance of all the attractions of the Forest of Dean, the Wye Valley and the Border castles (Chepstow is 9 miles away). The whole area is ideal for walkers and cyclists and the owners have made special footpaths through the surrounding woods for the particular use of guests. The Estate also has a craft centre, crazy golf, a garden centre and a wholefood restaurant, 2 miles away.

The building was converted in 1997, creating large, light and airy spaces and has undergone further refurbishment, making it a highly desirable, unusual and interesting property in a very peaceful and attractive setting.

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Entrance lobby leads to very large open plan sitting room with open fireplace. Very bright kitchen/dining room with huge, floor to ceiling, double glazed window incorporating French doors, which open on to a south facing patio. Open stairs from sitting room to 1st floor. 3 bedrooms - 1 double with wash basin, 1 with zip & link bed offering twin or super king size double also with wash basin and 1 smaller twin. Bathroom/wc with separate shower cubicle. Additional wc.

South facing patio and a very private, semi-wild, 2 acre garden beyond. Barbecue. Small stream runs alongside the property, which feeds an attractive pond. (Although the pond is fenced, care is needed with small children).


  • Open fireplace
  • Logs, oil fired under floor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels, welcome basket all included in the rent
  • Cot & high chair
  • Colour TV, video and mini stereo system
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Automatic washing machine
  • Tumble dryer in out house
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Extra 'table-top' 2 ring cooker with single oven under
  • WiFi broadband
  • Telephone
  • Ample parking near the property
  • Supermarket 3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Lydney train station 2,5 miles
  • Well behaved dogs welcome (£50 refundable damage deposit payable on booking)
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Fairytale Holiday Cottage

The Pumphouse is in the middle of a copse and immediately surrounded by a large garden with a stream running to one side. It is idyllic and as peaceful as you like, with sumptuous furnishings including 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds and a fully equipped kitchen. There are plenty of walks around ... our 3 dogs loved it. The ground floor has tiles in the kitchen and there's a wooden floor in the living room. We turned off the underfloor heating downstairs as we like windows open during the day if possible. There is an open fire with logs available but we didn't use this either. We'd love to visit again as we all felt refreshed on leaving. Thank you.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 05 January 2017, 5 of 5 stars

This is a lovely house in a beautiful location. We enjoyed the peace & quiet and perfect woodland setting. We were woken by birdsong each morning; the dogs loved the stream to cool down after their walk in the woods. We hope we have the chance to come back again! Thank you for a great holiday!

Mr Forrester, June 2016

This is such a beautiful place to stay! All of us including the dogs, love this house so much and we hope we can come again! The weather was amazing and there are some fabulous walks around here! Thank you from us all.

Mr Ferris, April 2016
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What a great retreat.

The Pumphouse feels as if it's well off the beaten track but it's still very accessible. It's very peaceful and surrounded by trees (Lydney estate). Driving up the lane one evening we saw a herd of deer crossing in front of us heading into the forest. How cool is that. Lydney house is only open for two months in the spring and well worth a visit. the Roman settlement is particularly impressive, as is the museum attached to the house. (the cakes in the tea room are mouth watering and well worth sampling). The formal gardens are extensive and full of colour this time of year. The Pumphouse is spacious and well appointed. Very well presented, clean and tidy. They had even laid the fire for us. The beds are very very comfortable. A fantastic place.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 24 April 2014, 5 of 5 stars

Amazing, magical, relaxing.

We had a wonderful time; there was a welcome basket of fruit and essential items to get our stay off to a very comfortable start, also a phone call to make sure everything was OK.The house is stunning, spotlessly clean, all the bedrooms are lovely, the kitchen is very well equipped with everything we needed. The lounge area was so comfortable, with a glorious log fire and a more than sufficient supply of logs, totally relaxing. The dogs loved it after the lovely long walks in the surrounding forest. It is set in its own forest and the dogs were able to walk freely. We had some stunning walks in the forest surrounding the house. A truly magical place, we can't wait to go back.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 10 April 2014. 5 of 5 stars.
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