A delightful, peaceful place overlooking a valley on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean. Close to Cinderford, Abergevenny and the Cotswolds. A fine base to visit in many directions. The Tin Barn was nicely just off the beaten track so we could enjoy the best of both worlds. Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming. The accomodation was well presented and just enough for two - romantic and intimate with a four poster and a woodburner. A great break!
From the moment we arrived, we knew our stay was going to be something special. We received the warmest greeting from Jane and instantly felt welcome. The barn itself is beautifully decorated, with a log burner, super-sized sofa, well equipped kitchen and luxurious bathroom. The view from the barn instantly puts you in a relaxed state of mind. Our journey was long so the welcome pack was very well received. There are plenty of places to visit if you feel the urge but I think the day we stayed in, lit the fire, curled up on the sofa and watched the rain fall was the best day we had. Jane and Lee are so friendly and naturally accommodating, we never felt awkward asking for anything and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be visiting again and will not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.
The Tin Barn (Popes Hill)
We have just stayed at The Tin Barn. Well what can I say ……… A real delight to behold!!!
Situated on a farm on Popes Hill in the picturesque Forest of Dean.
On arrival, you can park directly outside, so it’s easy to unload all your luggage. There is a beautiful patio and gravel area and a wrought iron patio set overlooking beautiful woodlands.
There are two other holiday lets, a fabulously converted double decker bus & a cottage for families.
There are horses, goats, chickens & dogs on the farm.
The Tin Barn is adults only. Perfect for a romantic getaway, with a beautifully restored antique four poster bed & woodburner.
On our arrival, we were greeted with fresh flowers in a vase, a basket of fresh croissants, scones, jam & freshly laid eggs from the owners chickens. (You can also purchase these). In the fridge there was milk, butter & clotted cream. Perfect for unorganised people like us who forgot to bring anything for breakfast!!!
Cupboards are stocked with everything you would need, cutlery, crockery, glasses, pans, etc. Also, washing up stuff supplied.
So either go & cook for yourself, or there are takeaway places 10-15 mins away & a Lidl to stock up.
There is a tv, comfy leather sofa. Gorgeous trendy filament lighting. All in Farrow & Ball colours.
As said, the bedroom has a beautifully ornate four poster bed, lovingly restored. Heavy ornate curtains separating the 3 rooms. Held up by curtain poles with quirky finials.
The bathroom in up 3 steps from the bedroom, with a roll top bath, sink & toilet, and a dressing table with hairdryer (finally someone actually thought about putting the hairdryer by a mirror, unlike most hotel rooms I’ve come across & ladies, yes there is a plug within reach of the dressing table for your hair straighteners!!!)
The owners Lee & Jane are super friendly, nothing is a problem if you need to ask anything, any time of day, they will happily show you around & fill you in with local knowledge. The way they have restored their holiday cottages is clearly done with love & passion.
I would highly recommend this place (& trust me, I'm a fussy one :)