Alison D        21.06.22           10/10

 Orchard House was a fantastic home for our family celebration for a mix of generations that attended. The house was clean and well equipped with plenty of space for all. The games room was a hit with all ages. On arrival the hosts welcomed us sharing information about the house and surrounding area.
This property was more than we could have hoped for and we will definitely recommend it to others and would like to revisit ourselves on another occasion.


 

 

Karen H          07.06.22        10/10

We loved being in such a beautiful location, in a gorgeous house. The owners were great, giving us a guided tour, providing a map of their land where we had lovely walks, watching some amazing wildlife & horses.
The house was ideal, catering for a large family group from 6 years of age to 80yrs & everything inbetween!
The games room was perfect for keeping the youngsters occupied, the sports lounge kept the men happy watching the football, whilst drinking the owners cider which we bought.... the tv lounge kept the older generation snoozing & the outside seating with fire pit & bbq kept the ladies content...with a glass of G&T of course...
There is absolutely nothing negative to say...except we had to come home ;)


 

Rowena S         16.05.22          9/10

House and garden were lovely, all clean and tidy and plenty of equipment in the kitchen.
The only small thing that would have been helpful would have been some hairdryers!
It was lovely to meet the owner and know that we could contact her at any time for advice and help during the stay.


 

Kate R-D         05.04.22            10/10

The games room was a lovely addition. The only suggestion would be the addition of a darts board 🤣


John M     29.03.22       10/10     

Whole experience was great. The house was perfect for our group.


Sally-Ann R     07.03.22       10/10


Vivienne R  -   15.02.22      10/10

 The house was so good with space, activity room and tv room that we had a great time even with stormy weather. We also enjoyed the walks on the estate too.


Summer M -  19.01.22     9/10

 Use What3words to get to OH. The post code takes you to the right lane but it’s another 1/4 of a mile and the app takes you right to it. I put my live location on WhatsApp and everyone found it. Jo sent me the W3w words to input into the app. Cannot fault Jo, she gave us a warm welcome and house/grounds brief and her hubby even let our daughter jump on the back of his tractor for a lift back to the house as her foot had swollen from walking. What lovely, kind people and very accommodating. They’d rather you contact them if you are unhappy about anything than not saying anything, not that we needed to.
Our party was 14 adults, 8 kids and 3 dogs. The rooms are fantastic quality, spacious, clean and each one has an en-suite or allocated bathroom. Bedding and towels included and plenty of spare quilts in the cupboards. Everything was really great quality with an incredible solid wood staircase, wide and bright. In the main house are 5 bedrooms on 1st floor and 2 on second floor-again great quality rooms, comfortable beds and modern, smart bathrooms. Plenty of hot water and high pressure showers, not one complaint from our party which is saying something. Downstairs had a study made up into a double for us, a snug, lounge with wood burner (awesome in January), dining room seating us all, fabulous kitchen with aga (& another cooker), utility, boot/coat area and toilet/shower. The kitchen had everything & a walk in closet for cleaning, fire lighters, light bulbs, hoover, mop/bucket/iron&board I do mean everything. 2 dishwashers, microwave, kettle, tea/coffee pots, lots of pots, pans, plates, cups, cutlery and all those little things like openers, ice buckets, gravy boats, bowls, lighters, corkscrew, washing tablets, liquid, washing powder for the washing machine, clothes maiden, t-towels everything even down to salt, pepper and condiments. 2 TVs one with sky in the annex snug. In the annex another 2 beds and 2 baths with its own kitchen-awesome. Then the games room is huge with pool, football and table tennis tables. We took our karaoke and sung the weekend away. Keeping the doors closed to reduce the noise which no one heard. Outside space is also great. Outside the annex is a covered area to the main house within a contained large, garden perfect for the dogs. Then there’s tables out the front with seating for the smokers. Outside the dining room is another covered area with seating and cushions gorgeous in the morning sunshine. The only one comment from a younger member was he wished for quicker internet but checking phones internet was ample.
We’ll definitely book again especially if the hot tub is back up & running our family really loved it. We had 2 family birthdays, took all our own food to feed everyone. And there are hooks in the corners of the dining room to tie ribbon/ballon’s and decorations to - seems everything is thought of. Thank you we just had the best time making great memories 😊


Paul S -  22.11.21     10/10

We stayed at Orchard House as part of a family group celebrating a 70th birthday.
The house is located on a farm in a lovey area and we received a warm welcome from the owner Jo, who very helpful and generous with time.
The House was well appointed and offered plenty of space to cope with 3 generations in the group.
The grandchildren really enjoyed themselves and the Games room proved a major plus for their sense of freedom. All the family particularly enjoyed the woodland walk on the farm.
We will have fond memories of our stay at Orchard House.


Ian M  -  17.11.21     10/10

 Fantastic location, beautiful house. Well maintained . Everything just right. Loads of room inside and out. Games room was enjoyed by all as was tv room for kids and lounge for parents.
Perfect break


Sarah V - 08.11.21      10/10

I arranged this stay as a surprise for my husbands 50th birthday. We all absolutely loved it. So much space with different areas in the house to chill. Games room a huge hit with kids with pool, table tennis and table football. Log burner was so relaxing and cosy to catch up with friends whilst watching that. Aga in the kitchen made it super warm and cosy. Great area for 24 guests to eat together and plenty of glassware, plates etc with 2 dishwashers which was definitely needed. Host was super helpful and couldn’t have asked for any more. Will definitely visit again for a get together hopefully next year.  Days out - We didn’t do any days out nearby as the aim of the weekend was to spend time together and so much space in the house we all had a fabulous time. There are some lovely walks from the house around the gorgeous countryside.


Mary M - 30.10.21     10/10

The house provided a wonderful space for a large family gathering (21 in total). The games room was appreciated by all, many of the party had breakfast on the veranda, despite the rain. The large safe gardens enjoyed by the dogs and would have been great when our children were younger. We loved the big baths!  We really appreciated being able to walk around the orchards, although there was some confusion where we were convinced that we were in footpaths in the designated area in Gare Wood but we're approached by a land owner who explained we were in his land.  Kitchen very well equipped. Only additions we would suggest : chopping boards (separate for meat etc). My brother brought a hot water urn from home which worked very well with such numbers, saving electricity on boiling the kettle.  Maybe replacing the cutlery basket in the butler kitchen dishwasher would avoid frustration as the cutlery slips through the holes and stops the draw pulling out. All in all a fabulous property, thank you.  Days out - Nearby towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny. Raglan castle. Mountain biking at Cwm Bran. Road biking in local area. Lots of walks and runs in immediate area and the Wye Valley. 3 waterfalls walk in the Brecon Beacons. Fami!y members went to the cinema in Can Bran and some went to a concert in Cardiff. An excellent base which had something for everyone.


Dave C - 28.08.21     

 Just lovely to be in a peaceful location.  Days out - Butterfly zoo. Dean Forest Railway. Best was just spending time walking around their fields, orchards and woods!


Jane H - 01.08.21

We had a fantastic holiday. The house was amazing. The children loved running around the garden and it was great to be able to see them from the seating area. The owners were amazing - so kind and helpful. Gave some of us a ride on the back of the buggy and Jo gave such an interesting tour of the stables and the horses. The games room was brilliant - we had a lot of fun in there. All the bedrooms were amazing. It was a shame there were no knick knacks or books on the shelves because of Covid - I think there would have been a lot of interesting things there. I apologise that we didn't realise until the last day that the outside cushions were stored in the big chest under the stairs resulting in them getting rather wet. Am really hoping we will be able to go again next year.  Days out - Puzzlewood, Forest of  Dean family cycle trail, Paddleboarding on the river, Castles.  Thank you so much. Jane H


James H -31.07.21 

 The setting is magnificent. The light, spacious, modern rooms made it a comfortable experience.
The only two slight negatives were: (a) for a large group, the kitchen space was relatively small, though I realise there isn't much that can be done about that (b) we all commented it could do with a couple of 15 to 20 metre washing lines! This would be quite easy to fix, I'm sure.  Family bike ride along 10 mile route in the Forest of Dean was a highlight.


 Gary J - 31.07.21 

 Beautiful house with everything catered for and so safe for children


Tom R - 05.06.21 

 A very lovely house, lots of great facilities in the house which meant we never left the property (apart from a walk around the grounds) - it was great to have a large map of the farm grounds in the property which we used for our walks.


 

 

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