The Manor At The Hamlet

Littledean, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, Countryside

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

Nothing short of superb this secluded, five star, award winning, 17th century Manor is not only set in its secure gardens but also on the edge of a six acre meadow.

Downstairs Description

The large open plan sitting room and 23' long dining kitchen has: stone inglenook with massive beam, Scandinavian glass fronted log burner, Derbyshire Church Pew, and flagstone floor leading to a Karndean floored kitchen/diner with bespoke handmade units.

A long peninsular with burgundy coloured slate inset for hot items or chopping.

The Aga enlivens the heart of the house, don’t worry if you haven’t used an Aga before, there is a ceramic hob and combination: oven, grill and microwave secreted in the peninsular. Dishwasher, two fridges, separate freezer, washer/dryer too. At the opposite end to the kitchen a solid oak dining table for 10.

First Floor Description

The stone spiral stairs leads to an original oak floored landing from where, on each side, a door leads to an en suite bedroom with king size beds.

The master bathroom has a bath with power shower over and the other a freestanding oval bath and separate shower cubicle.

Stairs opening from this landing are French Polished English Oak, leading to the original loft.

Second Floor Description

Stairs opening from this landing are French Polished English Oak, leading to the original loft, and two bedrooms one twin bedded and the other with king-size. The shower between rooms is a powerful one too. Snuggle down beneath the beautiful 17th Century oak timbers.

Windows Views Description

There are countryside views from every window.

Other Notes

The Manor is not suitable for those with severe mobility issues because of the original stone spiral staircase.

Dogs Welcome: Pet welcome by prior arrangement only.
Child Friendly
Tots Travel Bag: Moses Basket, Baby Monitor, Changing mat, Steriliser, Nappy Bags and Baby Wipes,
Group Getaways: Whatever kind of party or reception you would like to host: think lanterns, bunting, straw bales or something more traditional and formal: gold chairs and swags, silver and crystal. It's completely up to y
Corporate Connections: 'The Saw Barn' here at Forest Barn Holidays - Catering can be provided by our own Chef, Paul, using very local produce. From a banquet to evening dinner in your barn. Booking is essential.
Farm Experience: The Hamlet is wonderfully remote and we have been living here for the last 26 years becoming closely associated to the Forest of Dean’s people and places.
Eco Escape: Green Tourism Award
Bring Your Horse: Possibly - please call to discuss
Wi-Fi/Broadband
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway: The idea of a romantic gourmet picnic without making it or carrying it ! With Wye Valley Picnics you can 'discover' this feast during a beautiful walk in the Wye Valley.
Tourist Attractions:
  • Perrygrove Railway Steam Railway: Wave the green flag to set the train on its ¾ mile winding through farmland and woods. There are four stations, each with paths and bridges over the track as well as the Adventure Treetop Walk. Visit website
  • Get Lost - Puzzle Wood: Just a magical, unique, day out. The magic could come from the maze of pathways winding through the gulleys of mossy rocks, twisted roots of the Yew trees, the bridges or lookouts and other things you can find on your way round the mile of meandering pathways on this 14 acre site. Visit website
  • Dean Forest Railway: Experience the relaxing pace of a typical country branch line. With 5 stations along the way you'll have time to explore the local area, taking in woodland walks and country pubs or venturing down to the Severn estuary to explore Lydney Harbour with its fantastic views across the Severn. Visit website
  • Clearwell Caves: Clearwell Caves date back over 4,000 years, with nine fascinating caverns connected by a network of underground passageways - you can even venture 200ft underground as part of a 'Deep Level' visit! Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • Belfry, Littledean : Within 5 mins of Forest Barn Holidays a varied menu to suit all tastes. Dishes include Chicken Supreme, Belfry Chicken, Ploughman's lunch and Salads, or traditional pub meals which include Scampi, Pie of the Day and Lasagne. Visit website
  • The Speech House : Within 10 mins of Forest Barns. The Gloucestershire based Speech House offers all levels of dining experience from good Pub Food in the conservatory to fine dining in the restaurant. Visit website
  • Ship Inn, Newnham-on-Severn: Within 10 mins. Perfectly located at "The home of the severn bore". When you dine at The Ship Inn you'll experience great tasting, well presented food. All the food is freshly prepared on the premises and sourced from local suppliers. Adrian endeavours to use only local foods that are in season and only of the highest quality. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • The Co-operative Food: In Cinderford Visit website
  • Tesco Extra: Tesco in Coleford or you can order your grocery shopping and get it delivered to the Barn for when you arrive. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Two Wheel Fun - Safe Off-Road Cycling: Within 10 mins. Perfectly located at "The home of the severn bore". When you dine at The Ship Inn you'll experience great tasting, well presented food. All the food is freshly prepared on the premises and sourced from local suppliers. Adrian endeavours to use only local foods that are in season and only of the highest quality. Visit website
  • Take To The Treetops At Go-Ape: There's more than 20-million trees in the Forest of Dean and it's home to Go Ape tree top adventure. Overcome fears or fuel an appetite for adventure across walkways, climbing nets and zip wires. Visit website
  • Forest 'Superworm' Adventure Trail: The sculptures on this trail are inspired by the forest - its trees, wildlife and industrial past. Visit website