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Sutton Barn

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Hope Mansell, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • great (7)
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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sutton Barn the property was ideally located for exploring the area."

    Very well equipped and comfortable with likeable owners who were most obliging! We would certainly recommend it if you’re looking for a quiet break! 10/10

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2024

  • "We have had a very enjoyable week staying at Sutton Barn."

    The cottage is spacious and has a welcoming feel to it. The garden is a great size and Kate and David were very generous in letting us have access to all of it. Molly (our dog) particularly loved exploring it. We would highly recommend the cottage, it’s within easy distance of a lot of places to visit and good walks within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2024

  • "Our stay at Sutton Barn was lovely."

    The property was exactly as described and the owners friendly but not intrusive. The weather for our week was amazing so we got lots of use from the patio and garden. Would recommend for a couple or small family as a great holiday location.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2024

  • "The property was ideally located for us and very comfortable."

    The owners were helpful and left some nice goodies for us to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Fran4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely holiday."

    Super cottage in very good location for walks and visiting interesting places.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "The location of the property was very good but unfortunately the cottage neither looked like the photos on the Sykes site, as well as not living up to the standards claimed."

    We arrived to a property that due to a serious fire on the main house, had a lot of scaffolding up next door, which did affect the cottage. On a practical side we were affected by the noise of the white scaffolding sheeting each night when the wind was blowing! During the day there were regular comings and goings by tradespeople, as well as drilling etc which all made it difficult to relax when trying to in the sunshine! The outside furniture was of a very poor state with no cushions offered (again very different to the photos on the site). Cleanliness and standard of the property was poor. We were kept awake at night by the many mice/rats running around in the loft. Outside the bathroom the sewerage was coming up when the toilet was flushed, leaving a very unpleasant smell. We went out and ate out a lot more due to the many issues in the cottage. We hardly saw the owners and were very aware that they have a lot on sorting their home out after this major fire. However in hindsight it might have been better to not let the cottage during this period. Although through choice we arrived a day late, we also left a day early as new beds are required in this property as well as sorting the mice/sewerage and cleanliness out. We have photos of all of the above (except the mice) which do not want to attach to this but I am happy to forward at any time. We look forward to receiving a speedy and satisfactory response. Angela and Steve

    Dear Angela & Steve, It is such a shame that you did not bring any of this to our attention during your stay and give us the opportunity to address your issues. When I greeted you on arrival I said to just knock on our door if you have any questions etc. Sykes Cottages also have a dedicated helpline for any guests who need help during their stay and we are sorry that that neither they or we were given the opportunity to help you at the time. You only mentioned the mice and overflow in a text to me after you had left, and in which you also stated “location was great (smiley face emoji) and we enjoyed Hope Mansell”. The overflow was resolved as soon as we returned home that day and traps set for any mice – now also resolved – the cottage is in a rural area surrounded by farms and fields. Although we work during the day both of us were home each evening from 5:30pm when you would have had the opportunity to talk to us and therefore resolve your issues. You will have been made aware of the scaffolding on the main barn and workmen visiting when making your booking as this has been on the Sykes website for our property since January. You will see from feedback this year that our previous guests were all aware of the scaffolding/building work and it did not detract from their stay. If we had been made aware of the sheeting disturbing your sleep we could have removed it. There are cushions for all the outside furniture in the cottage – if you couldn’t find them you could have asked. I do agree that the outside wooden table and chairs need replacing and we are in the process of sourcing a new set for next season. We will have to disagree regarding the cleanliness of the property and the beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve1.3Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    We felt very welcome, the owners are friendly and helpful. Thank you for a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Accommodation was well above expectations- made extremely welcome by Kate and Dave."

    Very clean, great facilities and very comfortable

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely quite location, where we were able to unwind and completley forget about work and relax."

    Visits to surrounding places of interest was a delight as we had never been to the area before. We hope to return and enjoy the peace and quiet again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Sutton Barn."

    The owners were friendly and approachable but not intrusive. The barn was clean and very comfortable with the best equipped kitchen we’d ever had.Scaffolding on the main barn meant we didn’t have full access to the patio area but this wasn’t an issue as we had the run of the beautiful garden which the dogs enjoyed. The area was lovely with lots of good dog walks in the Forest of Dean and along the river Wye. We were able to get a supermarket delivery to the barn which was very convenient for us. If you like a rural retreat I can recommend Sutton Barn.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Sutton Barn."

    Very welcoming and friendly owners, great area for walking and very dog friendly. Will definatly stay there again. Kitchen very well equipped

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2023

  • "Superb accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay here in September."

    The property is comfortable and has everything you would need and is incredibly peaceful. We enjoyed walks from the door around the countryside but it is also close enough to symonds yat, Ross-on-wye amongst other local areas of interest.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really lovely and comfortable cottage in the beautiful Wye Valley."

    Hosts David and Kate (and of course Arthur the dog) are extremely friendly and accommodating whilst not intruding in any way. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely location-very rural with a mile or so of single track road to be negotiated from the village."

    Lovely gardens, great views of surrounding farmland and forest. Loads of wildlife on the doorstep. Walks to be had from the front door or within a couple of miles. Very handy for Ross on Wye (shops and pubs) and the Forest of Dean. Hosts were very welcoming and hospitable.

    Jul 2022

  • "I only use sykes now easy format lots of choice and variety with helpful staff."

    Every cottage we have stopped in has been different and ive never been dissapointed. Will visit sutton bsrn again loved it the owners ere lovely Mark ashford

    Jul 2022

  • "Great cottage very warm and cosy, good walks from the cottage, would recommend for other dog lovers and less mobile people."

    Fantastic hosts.

    Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage set in a quiet hamlet, exactly as we had expected."

    Despite the weather being terrible, the cottage was warm and comfortable, well equipped and provided us with everything we needed as our base to visit friends and family in the Ross on Wye and Cheltenham areas. We would be pleased to stay in the cottage again.

    Jul 2022

  • "Lovely setting, really nice friendly owners."

    Ideally situated for all we planned to do.

    Jul 2022

  • "Our stay was great, very impressed."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lubka5.0Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Biomass heating with woodburning stove
  • Double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available
  • Front garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.8 miles

The property

Drybrook 2.9 miles.

The rural hamlet of Hope Mansell lies in a secluded and quiet farming valley, where the stunning views constantly change, and is ideal for those wanting to explore both the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Settled next to the owner’s home with easy access to the stunning Wye Valley AONB, Sutton Barn is an idyllic pet-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four and their canine companion.

Step into the kitchen/diner, where you can look forward to whipping up delicious meals, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a bottle of wine.

The kitchen also features a handy dishwasher and washing machine for keeping your space tidy!

On warmer days, why not dine out on your very own private patio where you can soak up the country views on offer?

After dinner, retire to the plush sofas in the sitting room and select your favourite show from the TV, as your pooch takes up their favourite spot in front of the woodburning stove.

After a day of hiking through the Wye Valley, freshen up with a revitalising shower in the ground-floor shower room.

When sleep calls, choose from two well-presented bedrooms, a twin which can be found on the ground-floor, and upstairs, a double, both with plenty of storage for your belongings.

For your local amenities, head over to Drybrook, where you can treat your loved ones to pub classics at the Rose in Hand or pick up essentials at the well-stocked convenience store.

There is also a fish and chip takeaway for when you fancy ordering in.

Take advantage of your proximity to the breath-taking Wye Valley AONB, where you will find woodland and riverside walking and cycling trails, the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, the famous Forest of Dean well-known for its ample selection of activities, including kayaking, cycling and caving, Goodrich Castle and the National Trust site of The Kymin. Be sure to stop off at Symonds Yat on your travels, where you can hire bikes and canoes for excursions or refuel after a day of adventure at, Wye Knot Inn, Riverside Bar and Ye Old Ferrie Inn.

Continue onto Gloucester, home to the National Waterways Museum, the Museum of Gloucester, Gloucester Prison and the 11-th century Gloucester Cathedral.

For your next adventure to Herefordshire, look no further than Sutton Barn.

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About the location


Symonds Yat 6.8 miles; Monmouth 10.5 miles.

Overlooking a large loop in the beautiful River Wye is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, situated in the heart of rural Herefordshire and in the picturesque Wye Valley. This attractive town has timbered Tudor houses clustered around the striking 17th Century Market Hall, and there are excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. Stroll along the lovely river bank, take a river cruise or view the surrounding countryside from a hot-air balloon. Enjoy trips to Symonds Yat, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas