Bidmead Cook Estate & Letting Agents in Lydney
Bidmead Cook, estate agents in Lydney, is situated in a prominent location on the Main Street running through this bustling Severnside town on the fringe of the Royal Forest of Dean.
Lydney is set in the Severn estuary, adjacent to the glorious Royal Forest of Dean being 25 miles south of Gloucester and 10 miles from the Severn bridge giving excellent commuter access to both the M4 and M5.
Situated in the county of Gloucestershire and located on the west bank of the River Severn, Lydney is a small town close to the glorious Royal Forest of Dean.
There is evidence that the surrounding area has been farmed since the bronze age but in more recent centuries Lydney became an important harbour with its access to deeper water on the River Severn enabling the shipping of timber, coal and iron produced from within the Forest of Dean. The harbour is now far more sedate and used primarily for pleasure craft.
The recent building of a by-pass on the A48 ensures the main link road for Lydney now misses the town centre yet provides excellent transport links giving access to Bristol via Chepstow and the iconic Severn Bridge. The larger cities in South Wales including Cardiff are all within commuting distance and to the north Gloucester and Cheltenham.
The motorway network is also accessible with the M48, M4 and M5 within an easy drive whilst the Lydney railway station serves the town and is located on the Gloucester – Newport line.
Lydney has its own outdoor swimming pool built in the 1920s which is open in the summer months and there is also an indoor pool located at Whitecross Leisure Centre.
There are many leisure activities within the area and the town is well located for access to the Forest of Dean with its beautiful walks, cycle paths, leisure activities, viewpoints and picnic sites.
The town retains its old charm and new investment flowing in including a major housing development which will increase the size of the town but then there is no doubt that Lydney will retain independent character and charm for many generations to come.