Found in the Royal Forest of Dean, Lydney is a picturesque town with a history dating back to Roman times. Nestled between the Severn and Wye Rivers, the town is only nine miles from the Welsh border. Lydney offers the tranquillity of a rural lifestyle while remaining within an easily commutable distance to major cities and industrial areas. Properties here range from small modern estates to stone-built country cottages.
Essentially a village community, each neighbourhood in Lydney has its own charm, local attractions and a variety of housing stock. Currently, there are plans for a small housing estate to be built near the town centre which will have a mixture of affordable and luxury housing.
First time buyers tend to focus on small estate areas such as in Lydney or Bream. Residents looking to purchase their second home look to the outlying villages of St. Breviels, Whitecroft, Oldcroft, Viney Hill, Stow, Sling, Clearwell, Newland, Yorkley, Parkend, Aylburton, Alvington and Woolaston.
Sales market comment
Property prices have been static over the past few years, but are showing signs of recovery. They are expected to rise with the completion of new development over the next few years offering an extensive range of affordable housing.
Letting market comment
Rental property prices have been fairly static over the past few years but are expected to rise. Property styles range from small purpose-built and converted flats to large country houses.
Single-parent families and students are drawn to commercial properties in the town centre while the outlying areas and villages are more popular with large families and professionals. These rural properties tend to have a much higher return for Landlords given the lower turnover of tenants.
Lydney has excellent transportation links, with an extensive bus service and easy access to motorway networks. The town has a mainline train station and is within 30 miles from Bristol International Airport.
Moreover, the town is also home to the Lydney canal which leads to a marina and harbour area for sea-going yachts, motor boats and other pleasure crafts.
Education and schools
Within the area, there is an excellent choice of pre-schools, infants and junior schools, high schools, sixth forms, colleges, universities and nationally renowned private schools.
School catchment areas are not an issue in Lydney. Children are transported to school via school buses or public transport. All of the outlying villages can benefit from this service.
Local attractions and facilities
Located within the Forest of Dean district, Lydney has an abundance of woodland walks for nature lovers. Lydney Park is a country estate known for its gardens and a Roman temple honouring Nodens.
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is only a short 30-minute drive away. The Mall provides an excellent range of popular shops and restaurants, as well as a large cinema. The Cabot Circus Shopping Mall is only 40 minutes away, while the shops and restaurants in Gloucester and Cheltenham are easily accessible through the park and ride service.
Many Lydney residents work in nearby towns for prominent companies such as the Government Communications Head Quarters, Cheltenham and Gloucester Head Office, Glatfelter Paper Mill, GlaxoSmithKline and Watts Group. There are also many smaller businesses providing employment opportunities and boosting the local economy.