10 Reasons to Treat Yourself this January.

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean
Why you deserve a winter getaway Starting the year, relaxed, restored and rejuvenated must be on this year’s Christmas wish list. Whether active, relaxing or indulgent, there are many reasons to escape this January.  
  1. Start your new year proactively
Those new year resolutions don’t keep themselves. With a surge in popularity, outdoor pursuits are a great way to reenergise after Christmas. We are perfectly positioned for easy access to the wonderful mountain bike trails of the Forest of Dean.  
  1. A short break is like a power nap
A 10-minute power nap in your day works wonders for your energy levels. A night or two away will positively rejuvenate.  
  1. Clean fresh air
We are deep in the Forest of Dean, once fully-grown tree can provide clean oxygen for 2 – 10 people. Isn’t that something! When you need to stop and take a moment to breathe. This is the place to do it!  
  1. Venison Loin and Chocolate Tart
What more can we say? Deeply delicious, wintery dishes. Robust red wines, a cosy fire, a good book. Our wine list (whether you prefer white or red), tempting menus and someone else doing the cooking, it’s all you need.
  1. The science of trees
“Forest Bathing” is a thing. And a thing that we can get right behind! It can bring about changes in wellbeing and happiness. The negative ions you inhale whilst walking in the forest and the beneficial bacteria can benefit your outlook. Isn’t that quite something?  
  1. Puzzlewood
14 acres of magical woodland. A firm favourite for movie and TV buffs. Find your favourite scene and make your own memories  
  1. The luxury of a long hot soak
Our bedrooms are chic and cosy. Many have deep roll top baths, soaking for hours with our in-house bubble baths and scents.  
  1. Breakfast in bed… bliss
Flaky, buttery pastry. Tangy natural yoghurt, sweet strawberry compotes. Crispy, smoky bacon. Local sausages and the freshest of eggs.  Breakfast delivered to your door, stay wrapped up warm in our comfy robes.  
  1. Chepstow Races
There’s nothing quite like a day at the races. A short 20-minute drive and you are there. High energy, exhilarating and lucky? Let’s hope so.  
  1. You deserve it
January can be a long month. Spring can seem like a long way so indulge in the early nights, in our comfy beds. In comfort food, curling by the fire. Whether that’s after a day hurtling down the trails or rambling through the forest. You will be glad you did. Click here to book your Winter Hideaway Break.