The Old House, Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England. Just a short walk from the beautiful River Wye on the England/Wales border is this very picturesque cottage standing above the main street through Lower Lydbrook. It dates from the 16th century but could be much older. The Old House, also called Sarah Siddons House, dates from the 16th century. The early 18th century extension (dated 1718) is behind the steps. The Old House was Grade II* listed in 1953.