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Self Catering in Gloucestershire - Shortstanding

Arles Barn

Arles Barn, Shortstanding, Gloucestershire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £217.00 - 425.00

This wonderful barn conversion on the edge of the Forest of Dean in Shortstanding can sleep two people in one bedroom.

Arles Barn is a wonderful, barn conversion set on the edge of the Forest of Dean in the charming village of Shortstanding. Set entirely on the ground floor, this barn conversion boasts a delightful king-size double bed and a shower room and can sleep two people. There is an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a warming electric stove. Outside, there is a patio with furniture and off road parking for one car. Arles Barn truly is the perfect romantic retreat for couples exploring Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean.


Superb barn conversion
This is a beautiful barn conversion, finished to a high standard. With great views from the lounge and patio, it is ideally situated to explore the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean on foot from the barn, or by car. Graham, the owner, was really friendly, and couldn't be more helpful, with useful idea's about things to do and places to see, as well as tips about the local restaurants. We really enjoyed our stay, and thoroughly recommend Arles Barn. Graham and Catriona
Graham W

Relaxing stay
This superb and sympathetic barn conversion is everything you would hope for from the description. In excellent condition and wonderfully cosy on a bleak November weekend ! We rented the barn as a birthday treat for our daughter so that she could get away and relax with her dog. She was over the moon with the barn , the location and all the helpful advice she received from Graham about places to walk etc. The only downside to the place is that my daughter loved the underfloor heating and is now demanding we install it !!! She had a brilliant weekend and wants to go back to do some more exploring.

the barn is excellent, very tastefully renovated and comfortable. it is located in a very friendly village with a great pub and within walking distance of Yat rock. the owners are very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. myself wife and Labrador dog had a great week there. we will definitely visit again.

Lovely Stay
I was lucky enough to stay at this cottage for a weekend, it was a lovely stay and the owner was very welcoming, sharing local information and telling me about walks nearby. The cottage was warm and cosy just the right size for a couple, the kitchen and bathroom are both modern and well looked after, the bedroom had beautiful views and a comfortable bed. The lounge was purfect for curling up with a book also looking out across the valley. I had a truly lovely stay and would definitely recommend Arles Barn.
Cass S

It does'nt need to take a sentence.......Just one word.....Perfection.
'It does exactly what it say's on the tin'....There is no more that I can say about the property that is'nt truthfully portrayed in the owners explanation of this accommodation (except, maybe, the minor inconvenience that the patio lights switch seemed to be operated by a switch in the boiler cupboard instead of by the door or on a PIR) Pat and I spent a wonderful week there with Abbie the Ancient Yellow Labbie. On arrival we were welcomed by the very attentive and friendly Graham who is justifiably very proud of his achievement in converting the barn to this high very standard.His knowledge of the surrounding area and features ought to qualify him for an award with The English Tourist Board!! and he was always readily available for anything such as the loan of local maps etc.. But at the same time he was never 'in your face' (a pretty rare and very welcome quality).Thank you Graham, We must return. Roy.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
High Chair


Double Beds


Oil underfloor heating with electric stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 1 car
Lockable store for bikes and kayaks
Front enclosed patio with furniture
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 8 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
Note: Although all ground floor, there are four steps to front door and three steps from the living area to bedroom

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

The Kymin - 2.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Whitchurch, St Dubricius Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Clearwell Caves and Ancient Iron Mines - 3.3 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Dixton, St Peter's Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Goodrich Castle - 3.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Monmouth Museum - 3.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Monmouth Roman Fort - 3.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Monmouth, St Mary's Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Monmouth Castle - 4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cornwall House - 4.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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