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Dean Hall

(Ref. 988932)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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91 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Was made very welcome. A Delicious welcome pack left of fresh scones, homemade Jam and local wine. A well equipped cottage with very comfy beds. Beautiful garden even in the winter, plus got to see it in the snow. Very central to most places and not far from restaurants/pubs that served good food.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. The welcome goodies sound delicious. We are so pleased you loved the location and were so well looked after. Best wishes Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Feb 2024

  • "We love old traditional properties and even better if there is a real history to the place, which this has plenty of."

    Fantastic building and wonderful setting and we would recommend to anybody, with the Owners providing just the right amount of hands on care

    The history of the house is amazing and pleased this was appreciated. In spite of the fact it was the site of a pretty grim civil war skirmish, there is such tranquillity in the setting. Thank you for booking with us. Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacko5.0Oct 2023

  • "A real find!"

    Beautiful, well equipped and comfortable apartment within an historic Manor House and its wonderful grounds. Walks in Forest and to nearby Severn Estuary villages with stunning views on route and pub lunch midway at The White Hart Broadoak. OS app really helpful for negotiating the byways and knowing where you are. To end our stay even managed to throw some pots with Georgie the local potter, a true delight. So a really enjoyable stay. Thank you.

    Thank you Carol for your feedback. Delighed the holiday was a success and that you enjoyed your walks. It is great having a pottery in the village for guests to try their hand at making someting interesting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely, well maintained, comfortable apartment in a very old house."

    The owners provided a welcome basket with homemade scones & jam & as they live in the main house, were available if needed. Excellent location for walking in the Forest of Dean. Highly recommend.

    Thank you Peter and Jane for your feedback. So pleased you were able to enjoy the wonderful walks in and around the Forest of Dean and for the recommendation. Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely retreat and nice walks."

    V easy to get into Gloucester. V comfy beds. Lovely gardens and options for every kind of weather.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away and took full advantage of this lovely property! We hope to welcome you back again one day soon! Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Aug 2023

  • "Dean Hall is a magical place to spend a relaxing holiday."

    Our hosts were so helpful and friendly, the beds are superb, and there is so much space! We wanted to relax, and chill, and that was the perfect place.

    Really pleased that your stay with us did not disappoint and that you had a good and relaxing time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jul 2023

  • "A most delightful place to stay, everything you need, it’s like home from home, but much better!"

    ! The gardens were such a pleasure to roam and sit in. Pauline and James were wonderful hosts. We felt we were surrounded by history, sadly we didn’t see any ghosts! But we did see the Horseshoe bats. So much to see and do in the surrounding area. Forest of Dean sculpture trail, puzzle wood, Raglan Castle, Eastnor Castle, Little Dean jail and much more. And there’s a Tesco 2 minutes away!! Would definitely recommend this lovely apartment.

    It was really good to observe from afar how you were enjoying the garden. What wonderful weather you had too. Thank you very much for your recommendation. Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2023

  • "A little piece of history and heaven."

    What an amazing place to stay. The flat is very comfortable, being really old the rooms are amazing, you really feel like you have stepped back in time. The most comfortable large beds I have ever slept in. Ideal for two couples. Small but easy managed kitchen diner. Lovely comfy lounge, we did not need the log burner but there if needed. We loved watching the bats at dusk flying in and out of the barn opposite. The gardens are fabulous, so many place to sit and enjoy and just relax. We spent most evening sat quietly in the garden reading, drinking wine and listening to the wildlife. If you want a totally relaxing experience then this is the place for you. No good for anyone who has mobility issues or young children as the steps into the flat are very steep!! Pauline and James make you feel very welcome and what they have achieved with the property is a great legacy to them. Handy for the Forest of Dean. Gloucester or Hertfordshire. The fish and chip shop in littledean village is good as well. Enjoy we did.

    We agree the wildlife is amazing. Current guests saw a hedgehog in the courtyard last evening and an owl on a branch near the house. Thank you for enjoying your stay with us Tina and sharing your experience for our future guests! Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jun 2023

  • "Enjoyed fabulous weather while at Dean Hall which meant we could explore the wonderful garden, and lots of walks in the Forest of Dean."

    Dean Hall was ideal for us - 2 couples - the appt was very comfortable, cosy, well appointed, relaxing and quiet. Pauline and James were so welcoming and generous in providing a lovely welcome pack, from scones to wine! All of which were enjoyed. Thank you for showing us the bats and your home! We would thoroughly recommend Dean Hall!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the apartment and location had to offer. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "This apartment was part of a 500 year old house and it’s situation was in a cobbled yard, containing coachhouses, facing the front door."

    The apartment was decorated to reflect the history of the house and the furniture was very comfy and sympathetic to it. The four-acre garden is a delight to explore, with garden seats and benches scattered throughout for rest or a snooze. The birds were nesting when we were there so it was a busy time in the bushes and trees. The day before we left there was a young stag in the garden, which is wilded in part and has some fantastic views. We had a lovely time.

    Thank you for booking with us Lionel and Jenny. Your description captures very accurately the location of the house and its wildlife busy garden. Regrettably deer and roses don't work, as the deer love the young emerging leaves but we have given up worrying about that. Thankfully they appear to leave the cammasia and bluebells alone in the wild garden. So pleased you enjoyed your week. Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lionel5.0May 2023

  • "Dean Hall is one of the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    Peaceful, cosy and relaxing in beautiful surroundings. A warm welcome by the owners and a very much appreciated Welcome pack of homemade cake, bottle of wine and snacks. Rooms were tastefully decorated in line with age of property and everywhere was extremely clean. High quality bedding and furnishings made the whole holiday comfortable and a treat. Added bonus of a supply of logs for the wood burner….luxury for us as we normally have to chop our own at home! There were only two of us but there is more than enough space for two couples to enjoy. We will return!

    Thank you Tracy for this feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. When the weather is nippy, the log burner comes into its own. We would love to welcome you again. Kind regards Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful break at Dean Hall."

    Pauline and James were wonderful hosts, not intrusive at all but there if needed. Homemade scones, jam and fresh flowers as well as tea/coffee and milk were a lovely surprise. Logs for the wood burner were provided too! The accommodation was wonderful as were the incredible gardens. We are already planning our next visit to Dean Hall.

    Thank you Claire for the very positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and you even braved sitting in the garden for a drink. Good wishes Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2023

  • "Without doubt a perfect place, perfect."

    Pauline is a wonderful host , the house so comfortable and the gardens beautiful .The house well placed for walks into the forest or down to the local town Newnham and the Severn .

    You were great guests and it always gives us pleasure when our guests enjoy our local walking options as well as exploring what the Forest of Dean has to offer - especially when the weather is cold! You were lucky to take in the tail end of the mauve crocuses lining the drive in their millions. Thank you for choosing to stay at Dean Hall. kind regards Pauline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage accommodation set in beautiful ground with super welcoming hosts."

    Nice area to explore especially on bikes. Would also recommend the local brewery- and the lovely Red Hart Inn.

    Really glad you all had such a good time with us and that you enjoyed what the area has to offer. Thanks for booking at Dean Hall Pauline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzan5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay for a few days."

    Very cozy with wood burner and comfortable seating. The scones on arrival were a lovely treat very welcome on our arrival. Perfect spot to go walking in the Forest of Dean from.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Dean Hall and exploring the Forest of Dean. Come back in the summer and it will be just as good! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay here, so relaxing."

    The apartment was clean and spacious with very comfy beds. Nice touches were welcomed such as bathrobes, toiletries and kitchen cleaning products provided. The welcome patch was amazing - fresh milk, home made jam, home grown tomatoes and home made scones. Such a lovely touch. Jane and Pauline are very welcoming and really do encourage you to make use of the gardens, which are set in 4 acres, with thought gone into having multiple areas with garden furniture to sit and enjoy the gardens. Not forgetting the tennis court which was a great addition. At around 8pm we stood and watched the bats in the courtyard which was absolutely fascinating. This is a peaceful, private and tranquil place to stay. There is WiFi throughout with exception of the second bedroom where the signal doesn’t reach, there are about 6 small steep stairs to get into the apartment which anyone with mobile issues may have issue with. I can’t recommend Dean Hall enough and we will be returning!

    Thank you for your thoughtful and comprehensive feedback. We're delighted you had such a wonderful stay at Dean Hall.and loved the peace and tranquility of the location. We look forward to welcoming you again. Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely, historic and welcoming place to stay."

    The house set in large and beautiful and well-tended gardens where you are encourage to explore and enjoy. The owners made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed the little extras like the lemon drizzle cake on arrival. The rooms were very spacious and furnished with love. The view from the top of the garden was amazing and the grass tennis court much enjoyed by our teenagers espcially the odd random bounce causing much merriment. We would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Delighted you all enjoyed your stay and what the grounds have to offer. Yes, balls on the tennis lawn do bounce very low or at an angle sometimes but grass is so much kinder on the knees - not that teenagers would be concerned with that! Thank you for staying with us. Do come again. Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just got back where we were made to feel so welcome."

    The grounds are there for your use including a croquet lawn .True not at match standard but great fun Lunch in the grounds just choose where. The owners are very caring making sure our suitcases were taken up and down the stairs. Very clean, Very comfortable ,and Very Quirky. We loved it Mary

    We loved the sound of your croquet mallets hitting the ball and great you enjoyed your games as well as our grounds. The weather could have been slightly kinder to you but as you said, this is England!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spacious, comfortable, very well equipped period property."

    Beautiful setting and wonderful gardens. Excellent communication with owners prior to our stay and a lovely welcome pack of home-made goodies to enjoy on our arrival. Fresh flowers were a really super extra addition and made the accommodation seem personalised. Unfortunately, if you had wished to play tennis you would not be able to do so as the 'tennis court' was not there - it was a lawned, flat, but unmarked area and most certainly not 'play-ready' The Wi-fi is very intermittent and whilst we didn't wish to spend the holiday browsing the internet it is, unfortunately, vital today for making bookings (restaurants and cycling day bookings were lengthy procedures) We do, of course, appreciate the age of the property but we found the plumbing noises from other areas of the house very loud at 6 am during our stay. All in all we enjoyed our stay here and it was a very good location for exploring the Forest of Dean area of Gloucestershire.

    Delighted you found the property comfortable and that you enjoyed the garden. Thank you for the feedback on the pre-visit communication. We set up the tennis court or croquet lawn depending on what our guests wish to play. As you declined my offer twice about setting up the court, I assumed you had not wanted to play. The court can be made play ready in under the hour with full white lines. I am sorry you had a problem with the internet. Our gigaclear connection is very strong normally. But glad you enjoyed the stay nonetheless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful property, comfortable and all you could need available."

    Some of the best nights sleep I've had for months as beds were so comfy.Welcome pack of scones and jam/marmalade didn't last long presented by Pauline the perfect host, she was so helpful. The 'pièce de résistance' was the garden as a most peaceful and beautiful addition to the apartment which we used every day after long walks in the Forest of Dean. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break. Mike & Sue

    We love our garden, as you now know, and delighted that you did too. Delighted you had a relaxing break and thank you for the feedback on the beds! I am waiting for the soft fruit to mature and then will be jam making again ... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Sykes Cottages were very efficient throughout the booking process."

    Dean Hall was a lovely place to stay, very quaint, old and creaky. The owner Pauline was very helpful and polite. I am pleased to say, the apartment was exceptionally clean throughout. All situated in a very quiet area with great views. All in all, a very pleasant trip.

    Very glad you enjoyed your visit. Dean Hall does provide tranquil surroundings and we are always grateful for appreciative guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2022

  • "Friendly welcoming owners and lovely welcome pack on arrival."

    Spacious comfortable accommodation in wonderful character property full of charm. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and lovely grounds to enjoy. Could not fault except staircase is very steep and not good for people with limited mobility. We did not venture far as the accommodation was so relaxing an peaceful. We hope to return soon. Colin & Valerie Schubert Wraysbury Berkshire

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the charm of our very old property. Good wishes Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "Pauline and James run a wonderful holiday apartment in a fabulous, peaceful location set in superb grounds."

    Thank you so much for all the extra touches, we loved every minute.

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Do recommend us to like-minded friends. Good wishes Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2022

  • "A fabulous apartment - a privilege and an absolute joy to stay in."

    We were warmly welcomed by Pauline and enjoyed a generous afternoon tea consisting of freshly made scones, homemade jam and marmalade with fresh cream. The gardens are fantastic - a pleasure to take an evening stroll through. We would thoroughly recommend this property

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Dean Hall and would love to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Dean Hall is a well loved property both inside and out."

    The gardens are clearly a labour of love and are fabulous. The apartment is very comfortable and has all that we needed for a week away. The owners, Pauline and James could not have been more helpful during our stay. There is so much to see and do in the area and Dean Hall was an ideal location for day trips to both the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds. We particularly enjoyed discovering the fine English wines produced in the area.

    Thank you Janet and Paul for your feedback. You have highlighted what is probably nor that well known which is that there are some fine wines that are grown locally! We are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their stay at Dean Hall. Thank you for booking a week with us. Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "Dean Hall is a very special place."

    It oozes history, both inside and out. We were fascinated to read about the building’s heritage, awed by the ancient trees and delighted to get a glimpse of the rare bats! The apartment ticks all the boxes in terms of comfort and convenience but it is the ‘added extras’ that enhance this holiday experience. Home-made cakes and jams on arrival, local wine to sample and freshly picked flowers. This is the perfect stay for anyone with an interest in history or who loves a good garden or has an interest in wildlife … or ideally all three! Reading this, you’ll gather we had a good time!

    Dear Elizabeth, You looked as if you were enjoying your break and your review confirms that. You did have wonderful weather which does make a difference and now it has turned quite cold. Thank you for enjoying our garden so much. I plan to add some more clematis. Thank you for staying with us Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very enjoyable Hospitable hosts High standards"

    Thank you Graeme. We are very pleased you had a good stay with us, and to have met you and your mother. Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Feb 2022

  • "Dean Hall..."

    ..what a find! We were desperately looking for a last minute property as our New Year's Eve plans were scuppered by a friend getting Covid. We struck gold with Dean Hall. It is the most beautiful old house with a really cosy, yet huge, apartment which the delightful owners rent out. Pauline and James provide everything that you need to make your stay wonderful......delicious local wine, homemade jam and scones, flowers, lovely soaps and shower gels, the most comfortable beds ever, wonderful shower and bath and so many other little things that you need on holiday and don't realise until you haven't got them. They are very kind, interesting people and so,so welcoming. They clearly love their wonderful home and it shows through in everything that they do there. Our stay felt like a huge big hug and we have returned to the "real world" reinvigorated and ready to face whatever 2022 throws at us. Thank you Pauline and was an honour to stay with you in Dean Hall.

    Zoe, it was a pleasure to welcome you both at Dean Hall and so glad you found us. We are always delighted when guests enjoy staying here and enjoy what the Forest of Dean has to offer. May it be a good year for you all. Pauline and James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Dec 2021

  • ""Thank you for helping make our stay so wonderful: splendid house, with every comfort, stunning grounds, home-made mince pies, cake, marmalade with local wine and jam made extra special; convenient location to explore the wonders of the area."

    "The welcome, quality of the accommodation, spotlessly clean, stunning garden, the welcome pack, information provided, fantastic hosts, I can't praise it enough. Thank you Pauline and James for the kind hospitality. Darshna and Hiten

    We are so pleased you both enjoyed your stay and delighted you also liked the area and were able to take advantage of what is on offer in spite of not so good weather. Happy 2022 to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darshna5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous property with lots of history and beautiful gardens."

    Ticked all our boxes.

    Glad you enjoyed it Valerie. Thank you for the review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Dec 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.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2021

  • "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

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 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.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are very delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you felt at home. looking forward to welcoming you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 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

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay and the activities and facilities around you. looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 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!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on Dean Hall. It is a magnificent buildling with so much history, with amazing grounds to explore. We hope to welcome you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2021

  • "Delightful property in beautiful grounds."

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

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The apartment was spacious and very comfortable."

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 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 !

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on Dean Hall and we cannot wait to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 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.

    The owner's will be delighted with your comments, we agree the history of Dean Hall is interesting and the grounds are amazing. We hope you return soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 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.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely 5 days at Dean Hall enhanced by Pauline’s home made scones, cream & jam, marmalade and wine."

    The accommodation was very comfy and well stocked with everything we that we needed. It’s a great walking area. We did a couple of local walks in the Forest of Dean and one up at Symonds Yat. We were lucky to see the Severn bore, but not any deer or boar in the forest! We love the garden and we were very fortunate with the weather so that we could enjoy the various seating areas in the garden. Pauline and James were great hosts and very welcoming.

    We are pleased to hear that you had a lovely 5 days at Dean Hall and you were able to make the most of the amazing grounds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a beautiful place to stay, the cottage was extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The owners were very welcoming and generous and left some delicious scones, bread and jam for our arrival. The surroundings were lovely and tranquil, and we couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Apr 2021

  • "This apartment is in a wonderful location, so pretty & peaceful."

    Easy access to the Forest of Dean either walking or by car. There are amazing views of the river Severn from the grounds. The hosts were very welcoming & the homemade scones, jam & cream were delicious.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Dean Hall. We love to received feedback about how much guest's have enjoyed staying and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "An amazing apartment, spacious and comfortable, with some delightful quirky features."

    Pauline and James were the perfect hosts, making us very welcome , we appreciated the fresh scones, home made jam, cream and a bottle of local wine. We had flowers from the garden in the kitchen and sitting room and were invited to help ourselves to fruit and veg from the large garden which is fully accessible to guests. We had high expectations for this property and were not disappointed. This is one of the best properties we have stayed at.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Dean Hall. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the house and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very narrow and steep steps to enter apartment."

    We would not have been able to manage these steps if our daughter had not been with us.We did not however let this spoil our holiday.Pauline was a perfect host

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Dean Hall. We welcome all feedback from our guests and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time at Dean Hall."

    The history of the house was amazing to find out about and a nice surprise. The property had all you would need, especially space! A great place to explore the Forest of Dean from and convenient for Gloucester which we were pleasantly surprised by. Pauline & James were available if needed but never imposed Would have no hesitation to recommend.

    Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Dean Hall. It's always lovely to hear from guests regarding a stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were made to feel very welcome - fresh scones and a bottle of wine on arrival!"

    The apartment was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful gardens.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Dean Hall. We always welcome feedback from our guests and it's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Dean Hall is a beautiful place to stay."

    The accommodation is full of character whilst containing all the modern facilities we expected. It was clean, welcoming and Pauline's scones just melted in your mouth! The gardens are fabulous and a testament to all the hard work the owners put into it.They're extensive and there's always a quiet corner in which to sit and enjoy the peace and tranquility. We highly recommend it.

    Thank you for highly recommending Dean Hall. We are glad the weather was good so you could fully enjoy the Hall's gardens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "In all the years we have been using holiday cottages this has to be one of the top properties we have stayed at."

    It was very comfortably furnished and the kitchen was very well equipped. The owners were helpful whilst being unobtrusive, and the garden was lovely. The weather was poor, so will definitely return there some time when the weather is warmer so that we can enjoy it fully. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Mar 2020

  • "We were made extremely welcome buy Pauline and James through out our stay."

    All rooms were very comfortable and spacious. the house is in a beautiful location and setting.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2019

  • "A truly fascinating place to stay."

    The hosts were fantastic in welcoming us and providing ideas for eating out and plces of interest to visit. We all enjoyed the early morning get up and go to see the Severn bore at Newnham. A marvellous holiday and I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a great cottage to stay in and from which to explore the Forest of Dean and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely Flat with everything you want."

    Fantastic gardens to enjoy. James & Pauline are excellent hosts. watching the Bats on a night was special.

    Reviewed by Fred4.4Aug 2019

  • "Dean house was lovely, fantastic gardens and everything you could want in the accomodation."

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely apartment in beautiful old house."

    Everything was provided for the stay and Pauline and James made us feel very welcome. The property is genuinely a short walk from the Forest of Dean and Little Dean village was nicely placed for the Wye valley in general. This is definitely a property we would happily go back to.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

  • "Definitely in the top five self catering property I have stayed at in 45 years."

    Thank you Pauline and James for your hospitality. Alison Jones

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2019

  • "A very characterful stay in a historic house which has been updated with all mod cons."

    - which all work perfectly! This is a very peaceful retreat with beautiful gardens to wander in and views over the River Severn. Well situated for exploring the Forest of Dean and beyond. The owners gave us a warm welcome with scones and cream and a bottle of wine to help us settle in!

    Reviewed by V5.0May 2019

  • "Very quiet and comfortable with lovely gardens to sit in."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2019

  • "We sought a peaceful and quiet holiday."

    This accommodation easily met that. It was secluded with wonderful wildlife very close by including bats, owls, squirrels, pheasants and much more. It was warm, cosy and of course a very historic building. Pauline met us on arrival and had stocked the fridge with local eggs, milk and scones with jam and cream. After a tiring journey, that was very welcome and a nice touch. The owners were always available but ever discreet so we felt totally independent and in touch should we have any questions or issues. Furnishings were traditional and fascinating including interesting paintings and furniture - including a huge comfortable bed. Perfect after a long day. The local town was very near and the surrounding scenery was like going back to England as it used to be - lush fields replete with livestock and lots of birdlife overhead. If you crave seclusion from a bustling world, with nature and fresh air on your doorstep this is the place to stay. I have no hesitation in giving it full marks - a rare event for me as I have always been a tough marker! Well done Pauline, Dean Hall and Hideaways. We got great value for our money and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage, grounds and hosts were amazing and beautiful."

    We had a lovely holiday. A comment for 'Manor cottages' I am Mrs Cox, NOT Mrs Blaney!!!!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2019

  • "On our arrival we were met by the friendly owners, the apartment is very well equipped and clean I would definitely recommend Dean Hall and look forward to visiting again."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2019

  • "Dean Hall is a very unique venue and was a really fantastic place to start the New Year."

    The apartment is spacious and very well equipped and the hosts were very hospitable.

    Reviewed by Mirabelle5.0Dec 2018

  • "To sum up Dean Hall in one word would be "Unique" Staying in the South Wing apartment is akin to having your own country house."

    It is very warm and comfortable and the hosts Pauline and James make you feel genuinely welcome to share their home with absolutely nothing being too much trouble - we mentioned that there was no potato masher and hey presto, a new one appeared the following day, so now Dean Hall has everything that you need for a self catering holiday!! It was nice to be invited to enjoy the grounds and if it had been summer, we would have taken a lot more advantage of this. We enjoyed learning about the history of the property and it was interesting to also read about it and see photos in the local heritage centre. An ideal base to explore the Forest of Dean and exceptionally good value for money. Definitely the best self catering property we have had the pleasure to stay at. So thank you Pauline and James.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely tranquil location with many visitor attractions within a short distance and lovely countryside nearby for walks and cycling."

    Very well equipped and spacious apartment including use of the owners' beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by Mavis4.4Oct 2018

  • "The accommodation is first class, gardens are lovely and peaceful."

    The area is beautiful for visitors and there is so much to do. The owners Pauline and James have made this holiday home perfect in every way possible. Flowers, wine, cake, preserves and fresh eggs were there for us to enjoy on arrival and we were told to help ourselves to produce from the garden during our stay. We would definitely recommend this property let to anyone.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2018

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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 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

  • "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 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

  • "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 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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 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

  • "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

  • "Spacious, Clean, light and airy."

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


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


  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Please Note: The apartment is accessed up some steep stairs, with banisters on both sides
  • 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.

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.

Dean Hall Apartment has its own separate entrance.

It is on the first floor of the South East wing and accessed up some steep stairs, with banisters on both sides.

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.

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

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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.

Note: No children under the age of 12 years.

Please Note: The apartment is accessed up some steep stairs, with banisters on both sides.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas