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THE HIGHLIGHTS
Housed in a handsome, nine-bedroom, Grade II-listed Georgian manor house in established grounds, Glewstone Court offers tasteful, good-value breaks and great food.

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THE LOCATION

This historic property is set within two acres of grounds and is surrounded by the countryside. On the doorstep, you'll find the Forest of Dean with outdoor activities ranging from hiking to canoeing and cycling.

Located in the little village of Glewstone, a mile or so off the A40 and a five-minute drive from picturesque Ross-on-Wye.

By car: around 1 hour from Cardiff, 1 hour 30 minutes from Birmingham and 3 hours from London. There is free parking on site.

By train: Cardiff to Abergavenny takes 40 minutes; Manchester Picadilly to Abergavenny takes 2 hours 15 minutes - after which, a taxi takes 30 minutes. Book trains to Abergavenny.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

Expect a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at this stylish country-house hotel. With its tasteful Farrow & Ball-painted walls, Chesterfields and other comfortable furniture, it's a perfect bolthole for recharging the batteries. We loved the local artworks, fresh flowers and real fires in winter.

THE FACILITIES

The owners and the rest of the staff offer welcoming yet unobtrusive service. Glewstone Court is licensed for both weddings and civil ceremonies and can be booked for exclusive use. There's also plenty of parking.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Family-friendly
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

There are nine rooms reached by a wooden staircase. All have a big bed with quality linens, bathrobes and armchairs, while higher category rooms have a mini bar. Some of the bathrooms have a walk-in shower or a roll-top bath.

Room types: Shelley, Keats, Reynolds, Austen, Wordsworth, Landon, Byron, Farquaad, Gainsborough Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, TV, coffee and tea-making facilities, homemade biscuits, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Lunch and dinner is served in The Cedar Tree restaurant (or the courtyard in summer), with both an à la carte and a six-course taster menu available. They also serve Afternoon Tea. Chef Richard Kaye's food features excellent local produce, such as Pant-ys-Gawn goats' cheese, local meat and game and fresh vegetables.

The Cedar Tree: two AA Rosettes, fine dining, Modern British cuisine. Open Wed-Sat for lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch served 12-2pm.

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