Dean Hall - South East Wing

Littledean, Forest of Dean
Price: £500-£845 per week
Sleeps: 4 or (3 + cot)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
  • Luxury first floor apartment in an historic grade II* listed house
  • Forest of Dean walks on the doorstep
  • 4 acres of gardens to explore
  • Tennis and croquet lawn
  • Secure bike storage
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

Just occasionally you can find somewhere special to stay and Dean Hall is definitely one of these places. A beautiful, comfortable apartment, amazing gardens and with warm hospital....

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Comprising the entire first floor of the South East wing of an ancient and historic grade II* listed country house, Dean Hall Apartment provides very spacious and well appointed accommodation, now deservedly graded 4 stars Gold Award by Visit England. Visitors have the shared use of the beautiful grounds surrounding the house, including a grass tennis court and croquet lawn and there is a sheltered, cobbled courtyard - a real sun-trap - immediately outside the apartment.

The location is very convenient for exploring the woods and paths of the Forest of Dean, a walkers’ and cyclists’ paradise; and for taking advantage of the wide variety of attractions to be found in the area – water sports on the nearby Severn, or the Wye a little further away; or visiting some of the historic sites and buildings in easy reach for a day’s outing – Symond’s Yat, a famous beauty spot on the Wye, and the magnificent ruins of Tintern Abbey further downstream; Offa’s Dyke Path and the Border castles or, to the East, the lovely old cities of Gloucester and Worcester, perhaps taking in a little of the Cotswolds beyond. Almost on the doorstep is the attractive Georgian village of Newnham-on-Severn which provides local shopping.

Light and extremely spacious, Dean Hall Apartment has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and provides a bright and relaxing base for a holiday in this unspoilt and interesting part of Gloucestershire.

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Entrance from courtyard at rear of main house to small lobby. Steep stairs with handrail to long landing. Very large, tastefully furnished, south facing sitting room . Fitted kitchen with dining table for four. Two bedrooms: one large double with spacious en suite shower room (Matki shower), bidet and wc and one with zip & link beds offering a choice of 6ft double or twin beds. En suite wc/basin. Large bathroom with shower attachment to the bath and underfloor heating. Separate wc. NB. some low doorways.

Outside: attractive, cobbled courtyard. Garden table and barbecue for guests' sole use in the garden. Shared use of owners’ extensive grounds with its magnificent 500 year-old chestnut trees, lawn tennis court and croquet lawn. Visitors are encouraged to pick soft fruit and vegetables in season!


  • Oil fired central heating
  • Oil, electricity, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack included in rent
  • Cot
  • Large flat screen TV & DVD player
  • WiFi broadband
  • Automatic washer/dryer
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Integral larder fridge
  • Freezer in downstairs hallway
  • 4 ring halogen hob
  • Built-in oven & microwave
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • Storage for bikes in the lower barn
  • Ample parking at front of Dean Hall
  • Shops, PO and pub 1¼ miles
  • Some low doorways
  • Not suitable for children under 5 except babies up to 6 months
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Just occasionally you can find somewhere special to stay and Dean Hall is definitely one of these places. A beautiful, comfortable apartment, amazing gardens and with warm hospitality from Pauline & James. The welcome pack of scones and goodies, the tasty vegetables from the garden were all much appreciated. We spent a good deal of time walking in the forest, rain or shine. We walked from The Arboretum to Cannop Ponds. Slightly further away Tintern Abbey is worth a visit, as are Symonds Yat and The Highmeadow Trail. National Trust Westbury Court Gardens and the walk to the view over the Severn Estuary are very worthwhile. Gloucester is interesting for a rainy day - docks, Cathedral & military museum. Our favourite pub was the Ostrich in Newland but Fountain in Parkend is also good. Many thanks once again; we return home with batteries recharged and will not hesitate to recommend Dean Hall to family & friends.

Mrs M, 8 September 2017.

A truly great hideaway

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, 05 July 2017. 4 of 5 stars.

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, May 2017.
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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, May 2017.

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, May 2017

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, April 2017.

The perfect place for relaxation

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, 18 March 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

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, September 2016.

Beautiful location, lovely house and very helpful and friendly owners

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, August 30 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

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, September 2015

What a wonderful place to relax - so much character and history

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, August 17 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

Holiday with History

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.

We would highly recommend the bike hire in the Forest of Dean, also the canoeing down the river Wye is a fun experience. If you are a lover of historic castles there are plenty to choose from.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, August 10 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

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, August 2015

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, August 2015

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, August 2015

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, June 2015

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, June 2015

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, May 2015

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, April 2015

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

Mrs Henning, December 2013

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, August 2013

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, May 2013

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, April 2013

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, August 2012

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, July 2012
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