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Old Forge Cottage, Lyston Smithy

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Kitchen
Main bedroom
Storage in the main bedroom

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Situated in the heart of the Wye valley, our newly refurbished, Old Forge Cottage offers the perfect location for your countryside escape. Our spacious cottage offers you the comfort of a double bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower and toilet. As well as this we offer a comfortable living area with log burner, a kitchen for those cosy winter evenings. We are ideally situated for walking and cycling. With many local attractions nearby you will be greeted with an abundance of opportunities to explore the area. The historic cathedral towns of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are all situated within an hour's drive. There is ample parking outside the property but more is available if needed. We have a car-port area that can be used for storage o...Situated in the heart of the Wye valley, our newly refurbished, Old Forge Cottage offers the perfect location for your countryside escape. Our spacious cottage offers you the comfort of a double bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower and toilet. As well as this we offer a comfortable living area with log burner, a kitchen for those cosy winter evenings. We are ideally situated for walking and cycling. With many local attractions nearby you will be greeted with an abundance of opportunities to explore the area. The historic cathedral towns of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are all situated within an hour's drive. There is ample parking outside the property but more is available if needed. We have a car-port area that can be used for storage of cycles and other outdoor equipment. We can provide a travel cot and high chair if requested, please let us know at the time of booking. The cottage is all on one level with only a small lip on the threshold to the property. All bedding and towels are included. A simple welcome pack is also provided on arrival. We have a strict no smoking policy for the cottage. We welcome dogs all year round but please do contact us if you wish to bring a dog.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Full2 Twins
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Rowena W
Hosting since September 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (20)
Rosalind66
Rosalind66
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Lovely location and perfectly situated to explore. Delightful cottage and grounds
Delightful cottage and really peaceful. Lovely layout and location. Bedrooms are either end of cottage with their own bathrooms so sharing with other adults is brilliant. Lovely locations and walking around the fields and grounds seeing the animals was an added bonus. Definitely recommend!
Visited September 2023
Written October 2, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jean w
jean w
1 contribution
Needs updating
The property was below standard for the money we paid, we had beautiful weather but couldn't sit outside on the table and chairs has they were 3 in deep in last year's dead leaves.this property was totally unkept ,the paint was pealing of the outside of the window frames and the windows hadn't been cleaned properly they were smeared .inside the wardrobe doors in the twin room were hard to slide, and the wash basin was so small and fixed so far back it was difficult to clean your teeth and for my husband to shave.
Visited September 2023
Written September 10, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kim F
Kim F
Aylesbury, United Kingdom4 contributions
Hereford break.
Enjoyed our stay & nice touch from the hosts with fresh scones & jam/cream on arrival. Cottage could do with a little tlc though.
Visited July 2023
Written July 10, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Linds C
Linds C
1 contribution
A few days away!
Upon arrival Rowena and Declan made us very welcome and this continued throughout our 4 day stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we also got to meet their adorable little Border Terrier. The cottage was homely and spacious and an excellent base to explore the local area and beyond. Fresh homemade scones upon arrival and a great log fire to come back to after a day out and about were great. We would definitely come back here again and would recommend a stay here if you’re looking for a rural retreat near to Symonds Yat, the Forest of Dean,Ross on Wye and other places in the area. Thank you both, Ron and Lindsay.
Visited May 2021
Written May 5, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael B
Michael B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lovely cottage
Lovely cottage, everything needed, very helpful and friendly host. Very comfortable and peaceful - will definitely book again
Visited April 2021
Written April 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tour683475
Tour683475
1 contribution
Brilliant!!
We came back yesterday after a 5 day stay. It’s difficult to emphasise what a perfect cottage in an idyllic position this is. Rowena is delightful and a lovely baker, presenting us with scones, jam and cream on arrival. The location is ideal for travelling around Herefordshire and into Wales. We would highly recommend.
Visited August 2019
Written August 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire P
Claire P
94 contributions
Comfortable and cosy character cottage
We were in the area to visit the National School of Blacksmithing so where else could we stay other than in an ex Blacksmiths forge! A very comfortable cottage that was lovely and warm even in the depths of winter. A tray of freshly baked scones on arrival were very welcome after our 6 hour cross country journey - thank you Rowena! Very well appointed with everything you could need for a stay. Kitchen was fully equipped for cooking, logs were provided for the logburner with more available to purchase should you need them. TV and DVD with a selection of DVDs. Also a selection of interesting and quirky books. Wifi worked fine for what we needed it for. We will definitely stay here again when our son takes up his place at the College! Looking forward to being able to stay for longer next time and explore the area more thoroughly. Conveniently situated for Hereford and many other places.
Visited January 2019
Written January 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Goodforthesoul29
Goodforthesoul29
4 contributions
A real life Winter's Tale
Turns out this was the perfect place to wait out Storm Emma....! We booked for 3 nights but the weather had other ideas and thankfully Rowena and Declan accommodated us for another 4 to wait out the worst of it. What a fabulous place! 2 bedrooms, one either side of the lounge meant that we could put the baby down to sleep in one end of the cottage and night time feedings didn't disturb the others sleeping at the other end. The location was idyllic in the snow and we enjoyed daily walks/ trudges through the huge snow drifts around the farm with our dog. The accommodation is very comfortable. Rowena and Declan have thought of everything from logs for the fire to free range eggs, homemade scones on arrival (absolutely delicious- what a treat!) to plastic place settings for the children. It's well stocked with reading material, dvds and games and the wifi and digital tv helped to fill the gap in our entertainment when the worst of the weather hit and we couldn't go outdoors. Rowena and Declan couldn't do enough to help us, regularly checking we had enough wood for the fire and accompanying us to the local deli shop when we decided to brave it on foot as supplies started to run out. A genuinely lovely family. We have found a gem of a place and will definitely be back next time we visit the area. Support this local business, you'll be glad you did!
Visited February 2018
Written March 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rowena W
Rowena W
Thank you for this review. It was our pleasure to have you staying. Thanks for leaving the cottage so tidy.
Written March 6, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sali I
Sali I
1 contribution
Fabulous
I absolutely love this place. The cottage is so comfy and spacious. Rowena and Declan are lovely and very welcoming. It's a really chilled time for me perfect holiday 😊
Visited November 2017
Written November 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jilianb
jilianb
Wickford, United Kingdom33 contributions
Ticks all the boxes!!
Lovely cottage in a great location makes for a fabulous holiday. A very friendly welcome from Rowena, & the homemade scones were gorgeous. Cottage is extremely comfortable & the layout is great with the bedrooms at either end with the living space in the middle. Everything seems to have been thought of, from Wi-fi to the toiletries in the bathrooms. Location is excellent, very central for exploring the Wye Valley, nothing seems to far away. Loads of lovely pubs in the area for eating out & a nice little shop about 1/2 mile away.
Visited September 2017
Written September 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available

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Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Forge Cottage, Lyston Smithy

Old Forge Cottage, Lyston Smithy is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Old Forge Cottage, Lyston Smithy has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Old Forge Cottage, Lyston Smithy has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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