Good Hotel Guide Review
The chocolate-box charm of a centuries-old farmhouse, barn and cider house in flower-filled gardens does not immediately suggest a boutique hotel. But within, you find beautiful bedrooms, blending contemporary styling with rustic features such as beams and exposed walls. Owners Hari and Colin Fell arrived here from London in 2003, beguiled by the surrounding Forest of Dean, and our readers love what they have created. ‘Idyllic visit, as always,’ reads a typical report. ‘Hari and her team are second to none.’ Rooms range from cosy Hatchlings to spacious Cockerels and suites, with a roll-top bath, monsoon shower, maybe a four-poster. A grazing menu will see you through from lunch to a cream tea. At dinner, locally sourced dishes might include cod with mussel broth, sea vegetables, saffron potatoes or wild mushroom and summer truffle Wellington. ‘The whole meal was outstanding.’ Breakfast brings ‘superb Wye Valley smoked salmon, an impressive array of juices including several apple varieties’. ‘Lovely garden, lovely walks suggested by the hotel in ravishing countryside.’ (Ann and Philip McCormack, Andrew Kleissner, and others)
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 rooms (£10 a night).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £129. Tasting menu £60, à la carte £49. Min. 2-night stay at weekends, some bank holidays.
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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.