What a Week! We’re delighted to announce that we have won the English Hotel of the Year in the Sawday’s British Hotel awards.
We’re absolutely delighted to win this award, particularly because Sawday’s guides are so well respected. They always seek out the unique and because they are inspection-led, readers know the quality is the best too.
To celebrate the award we had a gathering of staff at the hotel attended by Tom Bell the editor of the Sawday’s guide who presented us with the award and gave the team a lovely talk congratulating them for all their hard work.
Our listing reads:
A gorgeous small hotel, one of the best. It sits on the edge of the Forest of Dean, a magical world of woodland walks, medieval castles, meandering rivers and bleating sheep. You’re in the middle of a tiny village with country views all around. Step inside to find sparkling interiors – Colin and Hari have spent a small fortune turning their realm into something very special indeed. An airy elegance mixes with golden stone walls and original timber frames, the house bearing testament to its Tudor roots. Big or small, bedrooms are divine – stylishly uncluttered with smart fabrics, robes in fine bathrooms and super-comfy beds. Those in the main house have ancient beamed ceilings, those in the old barns have original stone walls. The bigger rooms are faultless: the best beds, claw-foot baths, enormous showers, the lap of luxury. Lovely local food waits downstairs, perhaps cider-cured salmon, haunch of venison, rhubarb Bakewell tart; there are home-laid eggs for breakfast, too. You can kayak on the Wye, forage in the forest, take to cycle tracks. Don’t miss Puzzle Wood or Clearwell Caves.
Hari and I would also like to thank all the team here for wonderful job they do welcoming our guests and giving them a memorable experience while they are here, preparing amazing meals and making sure every last detail in the rooms is spot on. We’d also like to say a massive thank you to all the lovely guests who have stayed this year and especially to those who have passed on their positive feedback to Sawday’s.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon!