Clearwell

Tudor Farmhouse

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Why We Love It

  • Condé Nast Traveller says this AA 3-Red-Star hotel strikes "the right balance between cosy countryside comforts and stylish elegance"
  • It’s set in a scenic Forest of Dean village, which is a 20-minute drive from Tintern Abbey and has countryside walking trails on its doorstep
  • The restaurant serves "exceptionally good food", says The Daily Telegraph
  • Rustic-vibe guestrooms have "great individuality and style" (The AA)

97%
Enjoyed This
(29 Member Ratings)
"The accommodation and the atmosphere created by the building and its furnishings were relaxing and really enjoyable. It's a lovely place to stay."
Peter
Mar 25, 2018
Llandeilo, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

The hotel is about 15 minutes’ drive from the A48 and a 40-minute drive from the M4. Monmouth train station is around 20 minutes’ drive away, whilst Bristol Airport takes about 70 minutes to reach by car. Parking is available on site.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The picturesque village of Clearwell on the edge of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley provides the setting for the 16th-century Tudor Farmhouse. The Guardian calls it a "ridiculously pretty spot" and the perfect place to "retreat, de-stress and regroup".

The building has been lovingly restored, retaining a host of original features including exposed stonework, grand spiral staircases, oak beams, wood panelling and inglenook fireplaces, while adding modern comforts and bedrooms with "great individuality and style", according to The AA Hotel Guide 2018.

The hotel has a roomy reception area, a cosy, candlelit lounge with comfy armchairs, and 20 bedrooms split betweeen the main house and converted buildings in the grounds. Each room has a full-length mirror, a flatscreen TV, tea and coffee with fresh milk and homemade shortbread, and duckdown pillows -- many also have a freestanding bathtub. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and plenty of parking at the back of the property.

The intimate, candlelit restaurant holds two AA Rosettes for its "creative menus" and "quality cuisine", says The AA. Head chef Rob Cox -- recently voted South West Chef of the Year, 2017 -- champions fresh, free-range, organic and local produce, including vegetables from the hotel’s kitchen garden and herbs gathered by their forager. "The food is sublime," says The Daily Telegraph.

The hotel sits on the edge of the Forest of Dean: "a magical world of woodland walks, medieval castles, meandering rivers and bleating sheep," according to Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay. There are a whole host of great walking and cycling trails on the doorstep, or you can explore the capacious landscaped gardens, orchards, allotments and 14 acres of grounds surrounding the hotel.

Further afield, you can kayak on the Wye or get muddy walking to Offa's Dyke in the Wye Valley and the hotel can arrange foraging walks, cycling tours, canoeing, salmon fishing and vineyard visits.

Gothic-style Clearwell Castle and the Clearwell Caves mining museum are both a short stroll away. Puzzlewood, a woodland lined with ancient pathways and unique rock formations, is a 5-minute drive away, while Chepstow Racecourse and the ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey are within 20 minutes' drive of the hotel.

From the press:

  • "Chic interiors, beautiful rooms, lovely staff, wonderful food" -- Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

  • "In a remote gem of a village, this hotel offers fine food, luxury and history, with plenty of walks on the doorstep" -- The Guardian

  • "A chic, immaculate, 20-room boutique retreat housed in a clutch of picturesque former farm buildings in the historic village of Clearwell, part of Gloucestershire’s beautiful Forest of Dean" -- The Daily Telegraph

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cots/cribs are available on request in any room type, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Extra beds for children aged 2 to 12 are available on request in any room type, except the Standard Rooms, and will be charged £25 per night per child. This includes breakfast. Extra beds for older children and adults are available on request in a Deluxe Room or a Suite, and will be charged £25 per night per guest. This includes breakfast.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra cot/bed and confirm the age of the third guest.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and in a limited number of rooms only. Please contact the hotel directly to check the availability and please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to re-confirm your request. There will be a charge of £10 per night per dog. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

97%
Enjoyed This
(29 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for E.N.D Properties Ltd t/a Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Bed and fittings were very good. Food was good. Waitress for our last breakfast was delightful.
Other Comments
Our room was a disappointment. It was an attic room with a large skylight so light was not a problem. However no view as no windows. Room was small, only one chair we did request another chair but there was not really enough room for it, without it being in the way. Service was adequate but not helpful. This was possibly because the proprietors were on holiday.
Joan Mar 28, 2018 Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The accommodation and the atmosphere created by the building and its furnishings were relaxing and really enjoyable. It's a lovely place to stay.
Other Comments
The small touches such as the suggested walks, board games, wellingtons and even glasses available to borrow shows that they care about your stay.
Peter Mar 25, 2018 Llandeilo, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Warm and comfortable. Rooms have everything to make you comfortable. The breakfast was first class.
Roger Mar 18, 2018 Northampton, United Kingdom
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The room was first class & food was amazing
John Mar 15, 2018 Crediton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Roost room
Eleanor Mar 20, 2018 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very comfortable room with everything you need and the great locally sourced breakfast.
Other Comments
A wonderful time spent there, lovely staff and interesting walks supplied.
Gary Mar 14, 2018 Aberdare, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location for exploring the forest of Dene
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Sophie the receptionist was delightful and very efficient .it was a very busy weekend at the hotel and breakfast was a little chaotic . She was the only member of staff who communicated the delay . Lovely hotel and would definitely return . Butchers arms. Next door was also excellent x
Susan Feb 25, 2018 Worcester, United Kingdom
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The food was very good only complaint had to pay extra for vegetables. Bearing in mind the cost of the main course thought these should have been included.
Peter Mar 12, 2018 ilminster, United Kingdom
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we couldn't get to Tudor Farmhouse due to the weather and although it said trip was non refundable or could not be modified they have kindly rearranged our stay in 2 weeks time. Excellent news for us!
Helen Mar 05, 2018 Saltash, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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A very comfy bed and the warm, friendly atmosphere.
Eric Mar 02, 2018 Witney, United Kingdom

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