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Family-run Glewstone Court near Ross on Wye offers good-value, indulgent short breaks in an impressive, nine-bedroom, Grade II-listed, Georgian manor house in acres of grounds. Popular for exclusive-use celebrations, the hotel also has a renowned restaurant that makes the most of local food offering both an à la carte and six-course tasting menu.

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Wendy Gomersall
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Freelance journalist Wendy Gomersall writes for a number of national and international newspapers, magazines and websites. She spent ten years on staff at the Daily Mail before going freelance, and now specialises in travel.



Glewstone Court is found in splendid isolation in the little village of Glewstone, a mile or so off the A40 and a five-minute drive from picturesque Ross-on-Wye. The impressive, historic property has two acres of grounds and is surrounded by apple trees and unspoilt countryside. The Forest of Dean and its wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing and cycling is on the doorstep.

By car: around 1 hour from Cardiff, 1 hour 30 minutes from Birmingham and 3 hours from London. There is free parking on site.

By train: trains run to Abergavenny from Cardiff (40 minutes) and Manchester Picadilly (2 hours 15 minutes). The hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride from Abergavenny. Book trains to Abergavenny.

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This stylish, modern country house has warm wood floors throughout, tasteful Farrow & Ball walls, Chesterfields and other comfortable furniture, crystal chandeliers, deer-themed knick-knacks, local artwork, fresh flowers and real fires in winter. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and accommodating, making it a perfect bolthole for recharging the batteries.


Gary and Karen Homewood took over Glewstone Court in 2014, and have quickly established a strong local clientele. The owners and their team now offer welcoming yet unobtrusive service. Glewstone Court is licensed for both weddings and civil ceremonies and can be
booked for exclusive use. Room service and laundry service are available, and there's plenty of parking.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Afternoon tea
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


The hotel has nine bedrooms, reached by a wooden staircase, including two spacious suite/superior rooms, all fresh and modern, with a big bed, quality linens, bathrobes and armchairs; top rooms have a mini bar, too. Some bathrooms have a walk-in shower or rolltop bath and underfloor heating.

Room types: The Shelley, Keats, Reynolds, Austen, Wordsworth, Landon, Byron, Farquaad rooms, The Gainsborough Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, TV, coffee and tea-making facilities, homemade biscuits, free Wi-Fi


The hotel serves lunch and dinner, à la carte and a six-course taster menu, in the Cedar Tree restaurant and in the Courtyard in summer. Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the bar and courtyard. Chef Richard Kaye's food features excellent local produce, such as Pant-ys-Gawn goats' cheese, local meat and game and fresh vegetables.

The Cedar Tree: two AA Rostettes. Formal fine dining, modern British cuisine. Open Wednesday-Saturday 12.30-2.30pm and 5-8pm and Sunday lunch 12-2pm. Dinner mains from £16.

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