Tudor Farmhouse

Location Clearwell

Postcode Gloucestershire GL16 8JS

Telephone 01594 833046

££ - ££££

Why we love it...

Stylish and peaceful near Wye Valley

The Place

Clearwell is a small west Gloucestershire village near the Welsh border surrounded by fields, so this place feels countrified and peaceful even though you enter from the village high street – an unclassified road off the B4228. Until recently — and as the name suggests — the Tudor Farmhouse was located on a farm, and although transformation has been achieved in several stages it all hangs together.

The 20-plus rooms, cottages and suites are placed around various buildings, a relatively large number for this guide considering its location but the feel is small and intimate, even cosy. Old stonework and timber has been preserved in the public areas, there are log burning stoves, country antiques and freshly cut rustic flowers.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are all different, stylish yet homely using whites, greys and greens – contemporary but not wannabee-trendy. Our bathroom was spacious, with a freestanding roll top tub and a pleasing expanse of grey ‘brickwork’ tiling.

Hari and Colin Fell, who left London in 2003 were new to the hospitality industry, but are professional to the core:  they have paid attention to the basics – pocket sprung mattresses, good linen, thick towels, duck down pillows, Nespresso coffee machines – but also achieved an imaginative, unstuffy but stylish overall decorative effect.

Chef Rob Cox uses locally sourced ingredients where possible in his traditional dishes with a modern twist: a popular dish is Gloucester Old Spot pork belly. The menu has a sensible range of offerings from light lunchtime bites to full celebration dinners. It’s becoming a local food destination.

There’s plenty to do around here: golf, fishing, canoing, walks in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. They’ll even tell you the best spots for wild swims.

The Essentials

Price Band ££ - ££££
Rooms 20 rooms – all doubles but 4 can be twins also. All rooms have tv, wifi, hairdryer, nespresso coffee machine plus normal tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes
Food Breakfast (until 10am), lunch (12noon – 2pm), afternoon tea & grazing menu (2-5pm), dinner (6.30-9pm)
Facilities Gardens, lounge with log burner, conservatory for additional seating, 14 acres of SSSI land, numerous walks
Children Welcome
Disabled Ground floor rooms available
Pets Yes, only three rooms. £10 per night. One dog per room

To Book

Contact Colin Fell and Hari Fell
Call 01594 833046
Fax 01594 837093
Email info@tudorfarmhousehotel.co.uk
Website www.tudorfarmhousehotel.co.uk

Good To Know

Address Clearwell, Royal Forest of Dean Gloucestershire GL16 8JS

The Location

Find this place: Tudor Farmhouse is located in the centre of the village of Clearwell, which is in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Located in Gloucestershire, only 5 km from Wales, location is ideal for exploring the Forest, the river Wye, and Brecon Beacons Cotswolds

What's nearby: Clearwell Caves & Puzzlewood within 2km, Monmouth 11km, Chepstow 18km, Bristol 50km, Cardiff 700km

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