Good Hotel Guide Review
Where the Forest of Dean meets the Wye valley, rustic Tudor charm meets modern boutique hotel style at Hari and Colin Fell’s converted farmhouse, cider house and barn. The setting is bucolic, amid a small farm with sheep, ponies, chickens and runner ducks. Inside, the ‘superbly run place’ has been ‘sensitively converted with tasteful decor’. Four categories of bedrooms (from Hatchling to suites, via Hen and Cockerel) have exposed beams, subtle paint finishes, an espresso machine, a minibar fridge, Bramley bath products. ‘Our comfortable room had a roll-top bath and modern shower.’ A hen room has bunk beds for kids in an alcove; a cockerel room has a four-poster. ‘Such a warm welcome,’ reads a typical reader report this year. ‘We felt like family. Standards superb, rooms, food, garden, service.’ Another reader, who has visited half a dozen times, reports that ‘the food is as good as ever, if not better’. Ingredients are sourced close to home for dishes such as aged beef sirloin with braised cheek or potato herb gnocchi with celeriac and truffle. ‘Our favourite place for a short break.’ (Ann McCormack, Anne Dudley, Andrew Kleissner)
20. 4 on ground floor, 4 in farmhouse, 9 in barn, 7 in cider house.
lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, treatment room, in-room TV (Freeview), 14-acre grounds (garden, ancient grassland), restaurant and lounge wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurant and lounge at lunch and dinner.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £25, under-6s stay free, children's menu.
1 small dog allowed in 3 bedrooms (£10 a night, bed, bowl, treat).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £159. À la carte £50. Min. 2-night stay Sat Easter–end Oct.
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'E-bike Safari' Special Offer
e-Bike Safari Special Offer. Thise-biking break is designed for riders of all abilities as bike hire of an electric bike is included from Wye Bikes. The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has over 35 square miles of Forestry Commission land to explore plus over 50 miles of way-marked paths and of course some fabulous roads (featured in the 2016 Tour of Britain) with winding climbs for those who prefer tarmac to all-terrain. This two-night e-Biking Break includes dinner, bed & breakfast, a packed ‘power’ lunch and e-bike hire for one day (you can extend the hire for an additional fee). Post ride, the hotel can organise a massage for those aches and pains (from £90 per person), or a visit to the local float centre (£50 per person). The bikes can be delivered to the hotel or to a location of your choice, and picked up again to suit you. Two-night package, including dinner both nights, e-bike hire for one day and a packed lunch, costs (based on two sharing): Hatchling Room – £650. Hen Room – £710. Cockerel – £770. Suites – £890. (Optional extras will need to booked in advance when booking the package.). Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.