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Dean Hall

Littledean, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988932)



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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful from start to finish."

    You wanted for absolutely nothing, very well equipped. Spacious and spotless. Comfortable bed. Beautiful surroundings. A stunning peaceful retreat - perfect

    Mrs EllisOct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful half term at the apartment at Dean Hall."

    I'd definitely recommend it. Pauline and James the owners are lovely. We were treated to a wonderful welcome pack, a very nice start to the holiday. The apartment is extremely comfortable and spacious with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday. Were lucky enough to see Rosie the deer and so many pheasants and other wildlife on the grounds. A really special place.

    Mrs BalkowiecOct 2021

  • "Pauline and James were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed for a really enjoyable stay at Dean Hall."

    The scones, home made jam and local wine were lovely. The apartment was a home from home. Really comfortable and well equipped. Altogether, I could not recommend the accommodation enough, and it's in an ideal location for exploring everything the Forest of Dean has to offer.

    Mrs ByrneAug 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation and the large garden was spectacular."

    We had scones , jam and cream on arrival which were a nice touch and Pauline was very helpful. Highly recommend fir a peaceful holiday The surrounding are is very pretty There is a tennis court which we enjoyed playing badminton on , and there is a resident deer called Rosie in the garden who sadly remained elusive while we were there Thankyou for having us and we will be back

    Mrs CaisleyJul 2021

  • "This is a really characterful old property (some of the internal walls are around 18 inches thick!"

    ) and because of this you have to embrace its charm and be prepared to accept a few idiosyncrasies that come with a property of this age. In the main these are restricted height to a few of the interior doors (those over 5ft may need to duck or grouse!) and the short but steep flight of stairs that you need to negotiate to gain access the property (which could be a problem for people not too steady on their legs!). However once inside the property all rooms are on one level and you find a very clean comfortable well appointed spacious apartment. Pauline and James made us feel very welcome and provided us with fresh scones with homemade jam and cream (delicious!) and a bottle of locally produced fruity red wine from the nearby Newent vinery. From the master bedroom a beautiful view over the extensive gardens and entertainment from the numerous birds and squirrels at the bird feeder just outside the window! The second bedroom also overlooks the gardens Overall a lovely well appointed characterful property and a great place to relax within its extensive gardens (about 4 acres!!). Would certainly be looking for a return visit!

    Mr RobbinsJul 2021

  • "The apartment was spacious and very comfortable."

    Everything that you would need was provided and we were made to feel very welcome.

    Mr ThirgoodJun 2021

  • "Delightful property in beautiful grounds."

    The hosts could not have been more accommodating We would definitely recommend this property..

    Mrs BillingtonJun 2021

  • "An absolutely wonderful holiday in a beautiful apartment with amazing grounds."

    The history of Dean Hall is so interesting. It was a privilege to stay here. Pauline and James were so thoughtful and so kind. The apartment was beautiful and the location was perfect for our week's holiday. We visited the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Ross on Wye and Chelmsford. Above all, we relaxed and enjoyed the chance to wander around the stunning gardens. We can't wait to return.

    Mrs Fitzwilliam-pipeMay 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at Dean Hall."

    The accommodation is spacious, clean and well equipped, with wonderful views over the garden from the bedrooms in particular. The gardens themselves were beautiful - our teens loved the house and the garden and felt at home from the start, this is a great place just to "be". The hosts are so friendly and helpful, it was a privilege to share their space for a while. There is so much to do here, within walking and short driving distance, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years but this place beats them all :) We cant wait to come back !

    Dr FowlerMay 2021

  • "We felt very welcomed and cared for."

    Everything was just right. Really well equipped and comfortable apartment, which felt very special. Spacious and lovely, with lots of little extra touches. And particularly appreciated the invitation to share the beautiful garden. Great location for walking.

    Ms MortonApr 2021

  • "Thank you Pauline and James for your warm hospitality."

    We particularly appreciated your welcome with cheese, olives and chocolate! We hope to return, especially to explore the gardens and the forest tracks. We arrived for a secluded rest and relaxation and this we achieved at Dean Hall - a place of quality. Thank you.

    Mr And Mrs Rae

  • "What a piece of history!"

    Thank you for sharing it with us. We love the house and the grounds. We were very happy to stay there some days. Drinking white wine in the Lollipop at lunchtime and BBQ in the evening - a real holiday. We enjoyed the tennis very much too, and picking fruit & veg. from the garden - my dream. Great recommendations for eating out - The Red Hart at Blaisdon, Saracens Head, Symonds Yat and great curry at Odisha. Thank you Pauline and James for such wonderful hospitality

    Mrs Barker

  • "I just wanted to say what a lovely time we had at Dean Hall Apartment between 1st - 8th August 2015."

    Pauline and James were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. The apartment was very comfortable and so clean; we were really happy.

    Mr & Mrs Everett

  • "Thank you for such a wonderful welcome!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous apartment and grounds. This place has such character! Magnificent trees, seen the bats and met David who has been "bat counting" for years. Lots of walking, Symonds Yat, Soundley Ponds. All in all a wonderful time. Thank you for your hospitality, Pauline and James. (p.s. wine, cheese and scones also fabulous!)

    The Owen Family

  • "Dean Hall is exactly the right place to be for visiting historic houses and trips to The Forest of Dean."

    We really appreciated to stay in one of the oldest houses in England. I loved the outstanding sight directly from my bed to the old chestnut trees...

    Krefeld Family

  • "An amazing, comfortable apartment that the four of us have so enjoyed staying in."

    The weather has been superb and allowed us to explore and appreciate this area, also cider in the garden of the Black Pig, Newnham, not to mention lunches by The Wye. Thank you James and Pauline.

    Mr & Mrs Peachey

  • "Our second visit to this beautiful apartment - very comfortable and a relaxing get away for us."

    Thank you.

    Mrs Henning

  • "Thank you for a wonderful week."

    Excellent property with loads of space, very comfortable. Thank you for all the extra surprises from the garden.

    Mr & Mrs Hartley

  • "Just a short break, but what a wonderful experience to stay as part of one of the oldest buildings, a lovely base for visiting all attractions around, enjoyed The Little Dean trail!"

    didn't expect it to be so interesting, had a lovely last meal in The White Hart in Newnham..

    Mr & Mrs Buck

  • "Dean Hall is one of the most interesting places we have stayed in, full of charm & character."

    Pauline & James, who own the property made us so welcome, inviting us to make full use of the lovely 4 acre garden & tennis court. The accommodation was really first class, very clean, everything you needed for a self catering holiday with all the comforts of home. There is so much history attached to this lovely building it was so interesting to have a snapshot of times gone by.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We have had a marvellous holiday here at Little Dean."

    What you have to offer here is quite unique: breathtaking gardens, very comfortable and attractive facilities and the beautiful Forest of Dean.

    Waring Family

  • "We absolutely fell in love with this wonderful house and its beautiful gardens."

    Perfect location for walks and cycling in the forest. Thank you so much for the welcome gifts of wine, cheese and scones. It was a lovely surprise

    The Gautier Family

  • "It has been a lovely week at Dean Hall, with the spring sunshine streaming through the bedroom windows."

    The house has fascinated me since the days of childhood - walks down to Newnham which always involved passing the gates and peering in. The accommodation created here is excellent - cosy, clean and warm. The garden is a delight, with the mix of garden and wild flowers and colourful displays of bluebells. The floral displays in the apartment were much appreciated, as were the home-made scones and jam and the freshly laid eggs. Thank you both, James and Pauline, for a lovely break in The Forest.

    Mr & Mrs Howes

  • "We have just had a fabulous week at Dean Hall in Littledean."

    It was lovely to share in the history of this fantastic place. The accommodation was great - such spacious rooms - and the welcome from the hosts second to none. Homemade scones and a bottle of local wine to welcome us, then there was the huge garden for our use, with a lawn tennis court and BBQ. A real home from home with everything you need to properly cook if you want to - with the added bonus of fruit and vegetable to pick and use all week. We had to force ourselves to go out and visit the area as we could happily have spent the whole week at Dean Hall!

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Thanks so much for a fabulous 10 days in this amazing house full of history!"

    We loved touring this beautiful part of England. It was wonderful to meet Pauline and James who were so hospitable, warm and helpful. The freshly baked scones and local wine made us feel very welcome. It truly feels like "home away from home"

    Shelley Gordon And Gordon Swan

  • "We spent a fantastic week here in August 2016."

    The apartment is a great size and very well equipped. There is loads to do locally and we really enjoyed spending time in the extensive grounds of this ancient and beautiful house.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Thank you for helping make our stay so wonderful: splendid, venerable house, with every comfort, stunning grounds, croquet, home-made scones with local wine and jams; convenient location to explore the wonders of the area."

    Thank you for your kind hospitality and for letting us share your jewel of The Dean.

    Heather & Paul

  • "We stayed at Dean Hall, South East Wing for 5 days in March 2017."

    The accommodation was excellent with everything that you could possibly need. The grounds are beautiful and Pauline and James are very good hosts. You arrive with a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge, home made cake, jams, marmalade which was great after a long journey. There are plenty of things to do in the area, local walks. You do need a car to go out and about. For us this was a great find.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "The accommodation is charming, comfortable, well equipped and practical - once you get used to the low doorways!"

    The eclectic art collection is interesting and the wildlike (especially the bats) is delightful. The lovely 'work in progess' garden has provided lots of ideas to take home. Littledean, on the edge of the forest, must have some of the most spectacular views in the country. We have had a wonderful relaxing stay. Thank you...

    Mr & Mrs Adams

  • "This is a charming apartment in a Wing of historic Dean Hall."

    It sounds grand and it is grand! The grounds are tastefully planted with interesting flowers and shrubs, making them a haven for wildlife. The house is very historic and we were interested to read the material about its history in the folder. James and Pauline will be happy to enlarge on this if you ask. There are lots of interesting places to visit, either walking or by car. A must is Gloucester Cathedral and Bourton on the Water - the most celebrated Cotswold village - it is busy but worth a visit. We will return!

    Mr & Mrs Whiteley

  • "A wonderful base for exploring The Forest of Dean and charming villages and towns."

    But this estate ranks above everything for its gardens history and comfort. The gardens and wildlife including cats, Billy and Sam, are enough to prevent you from straying from the front gate. Further afield, Sunday roast lunch at the Saracens Head pub, Symonds Yat East is a must do. A morning in beautiful Ledbury and lunch at the Talbot Inn is another must. Many thanks to our hosts and we can only admire you for your passion and for your gardens and historic manor.

    Mr Nachef

  • "Spacious, Clean, light and airy."

    Tucked away from the main house, but with lovely views.


  • "What can I say?"

    The welcome, quality of the accommodation, spotlessly clean, stunning garden, the welcome pack, information provided, fantastic hosts, I can't praise it enough.

    Miss Williams

  • "Exceptional property made all the better by the hosts Pauline and James"


  • "Very spcious and comfortable apartment."

    A great base for exploring the forest and also the Wye Valley. We can recommend Monmouth and Bistro Prego for food, Ross-on-Wye and Wilton court, Gloucester Cathedral and Docks and of course, the amazing Symonds Yat for unrivaled views. So much to see and do - we shall have to come back! Thank you.

    Mr And Mrs Street

  • "As we wanted to revisit the Forest of Dean after spending many years caravaning there, we wanted to stay somewhere quiet and peaceful."

    This fits the bill perfectly. The apartment is spacious and well stocked with everything we wanted. It is within walking distance of the village with its convenience store and two pubs. The gardens are lovely and guests are welcome to wander ,and even have a barbq! One thing to look out for is the daily emergence of bats from the barn outside the front door. A delight every evening at dusk. One drawback is the short steep stairs from the front door to the rest of the apartment, everything else is on one floor. The owners live in another part of the large mansion sized house and made us very welcome.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "What a wonderful place to stay!"

    ...We enjoyed the rooms, the amenities, the views throughout the windows and from the garden places, the quietness - and owls - at night... and last but not least, it's a very good place to start day-trips! We enjoyed cycling and rambling in The Forest of Dean and The Feast of St Mary's in Gloucester Catheral.

    Schwartz Family

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The property

Dean Hall is an ancient and historic Grade II* listed English country house, surrounded by over four acres of parkland and gardens, to which guests have complete access.

Occupying the entire first floor of the South East wing, Dean Hall Apartment provides very spacious and well presented luxury accommodation and has deservedly been awarded 4 stars Gold by Visit England. This wonderful property is steeped in history and was the site of Civil War skirmishes in the 1660s.

Within a few minutes’ walk from the Hall, you reach the breathtaking Forest of Dean which has enough paths for a lifetime of discovery.

The Hall itself is approached through beautiful cast iron gates, down a long drive that is flanked by millions of mauve crocuses in early spring and massive sweet chestnut trees along the drive that are over 350 years old.

South facing, light and extremely spacious, covering approx. 1200 sq.

ft, the interior of the apartment has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard.

The sitting room is bathed in sunlight in the summer.

In the autumn, winter and early spring months, it is very warm and cosy and has a log burner, with a starter pack of logs, kindling and firelighters provided.

Dean Hall provides a comfortable and relaxing base for a holiday in this unspoilt part of Gloucestershire.

With two separate bathrooms, this is an ideal property for two couples.

You will not be disappointed. Guests have the shared use of the beautiful and extensive grounds surrounding the house.

There are numerous places to sit and enjoy the grounds and relax with a drink or over a meal.

A BBQ is provided and for the more energetic, there is a lawn tennis court that can also be used for a game of croquet.

The owners provide racquets and mallets, but keen tennis players may wish to bring their own racquets.

Guests are invited to help themselves to the fruit and vegetables that are in season from the orchard, soft fruit area and large vegetable patch.

The Welcome Pack that awaits guests includes homemade marmalade, jams, and scones or cake.

Basic essentials such as tea, coffee, sugar, butter, milk and cooking oil are provided as a starter pack.

Dean Hall is central to many outdoor activities and has a barn for bike, canoe and kayak storage.

A bonus is the heated boot room in which guests can hang any wet clothing and walking boots to dry.

This apartment is a fantastic location with plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling through the Forest of Dean or watersports at the River Severn.

If you’re looking for historic sites, then take a trip to the Welsh Border castles and the historic cities of Gloucester and the Cotswolds.

Newnham on Severn has a quaint Georgian village which provides local shopping and two pubs. No children under the age of 12 years


  • All first floor: 1 x double bed plus large ensuite shower room with Matki shower and WC, 1 x superking size double bedroom (zip/link can be 2 x singles on request) plus ensuite with underfloor heating, WC and basin
  • Family bathroom with shower attachment to bath and underfloor heating
  • Cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Living room
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove in the living room
  • Double oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power for apartment included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cobbled courtyard with garden table, and BBQ
  • Shared use of owners' extensive grounds with four acres of parkland and gardens including lawn tennis court and croquet lawn
  • Off road parking
  • Please note a starter pack for log fire included
  • Bike, canoe and kayak storage facilities available
  • Heated boot room for clothes and boot drying.· Extensive forest and cycle trails on the doorstep. Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles. Note: No children under the age of 12 years.

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About the location


Newnham-on-Severn 2 miles; Gloucester centre 14 miles.

Littledean is a village in the Forest of Dean, containing many ancient buildings, and with Roman fortifications evident on the hillside east of the village. It provides a shop, Post Office and two pubs. The nearby picturesque village of Newnham-on-Severn offers riverside walks, a wide range of individual shops, and traditional inns within well preserved Georgian buildings. The Royal Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and England's largest oak forest, offers many activities including cycling, horse riding and numerous lovely walks. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous while other activities include fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing. Victorian docklands, Roman foundations and a Norman Cathedral can be found at the riverfront city of Gloucester. The market town of Ross-on-Wye, overlooking a large loop in the River Wye, has excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste plus many black and white timbered buildings, and is close by as is the River Severn Estuary, famous for it's tidal bore, bird watching and abundance of wildlife. View the area from a river cruise or hot air balloon or enjoy trips to Symonds Yat, the Black Mountains, Hereford and Monmouth.

Region Information

Note: No children under the age of 12 years.
Note: from 6th November wood burner available in the living room, with starter pack of logs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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