£79 & up – Forest of Dean: historic farmhouse escape, was £140
"There are many reasons to visit the Forest of Dean on the English-Welsh border, but we might have just found one of the best reasons to stay the night", says Condé Nast Traveller of the 16th-century Tudor Farmhouse. Overnights stays are now £79 and include:
- Accommodation in a Hatchling Double/Twin Room, with full English breakfast, for two
- £99… in a Hen Double/Twin Room
- £109… in a Cockerel Room
- £129… in a Suite
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)
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.
- "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
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
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.
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.
£79 / night
When You Can Go
Sun-Fri until 29 Mar; Sat +£10
Getting ThereThe hotel is about 15 minutes' drive from the A48 and a 40-minute drive from the M4. Monmouth railway station is around 20 minutes' drive away, while Bristol Airport takes about 70 minutes to reach by car. Parking is available on site.
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