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Self Catering in Gloucestershire - Shortstanding

Arles Barn

Arles Barn, Shortstanding, Gloucestershire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £450.00

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.


Arles Barn
Just had a fantastic two week stay at Arles Barn. Ideal homely property for a couple with a dog. Graham and Pauline are very friendly and helpful with ideas of places to eat and visit. Superb location for getting around surrounding counties and countryside.

Couldn't fault it.
Beautiful barn conversion with lovely views over the countryside. Barn had everything needed, ample kitchen equipment, comfortable bed, spacious shower and a large patio area to enjoy the views. Graham is a character who kept us amused with his stories and gave us lots of information about the local area. Good dog friendly pub serving meals a few yards away. Would definitely go back if the opportunity arose.

Fantastic Dog friendly Converted barn
Great location for walking and exploring the local area. Dog friendly pubs all within easy walking distance. The barn was well equipped, clean and very comfortable. The owners were helpful and full of information on the area. Fully recommended!!!!

Wow ! What a gem
Booked this for a relaxing week away to an area we've not been to before and what a surprise. The Barn is top drawer, spacious and has everything you need, set in the owners beautiful gardens. The location is in the middle of the Wye valley close to places to see or good walks (we did a few), Graham, the owner, is a font of knowledge of where to go, what to see, etc. The accommodation is well set out and a credit to the owner and the 2 years he spent on renovations, add to this the nearest pub is only 165 steps away (yes, like saddo's we counted), there are 2 other eateries within walking distance and the Dog and Muffler served me the best steak I've had in ages, and I can be picky with steak.Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it here, one of the best cottages we've stayed at, ever !

A perfect, relaxing countryside retreat
I spent the week here in June and had a brilliant time exploring the nearby countryside. We couldn't believe just how many walks there were on our doorstep. Symond's Yat Rock was little over 30 minutes walk away, through a scenic forest walk. There were also more national trust gardens and castles within a 40 minute drive than we could even visit. Tintern Abbey was also a highlight, with a good afternoon's walk around the surrounding hills to the Devil's pulpit. We dropped into the Brockweir and Hewelsfield ViIlage Shop on the way back to Tintern and bought the best holiday breakfast ever. The house itself is well presented, very clean and had recently been decorated inside. The internet was fast, which was helpful in planning our trips out. The kitchen was well enough equipped to cook just about anything you could want to make. Also, there were two excellent pubs within walking distance. Our favourite was the dog and muffler but The New Inn was just 100 m down the road and served very good home cooked food too. We look forward to visiting again!



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi



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 inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
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
Note: Property not suitable for Infants

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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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