"Words do not express the hospitality and graciousness of Sue and Richard who opened up their beautiful home to us over the Christmas period. When most other places were unable to accommodate us for our trip from Australia to visit family in the area, Sue and Richard more than welcomed us. We felt extremely lucky to be able to spend our Christmas here. The attention to detail at Stoulgrove is astounding. Their home was decorated so beautifully for the holidays and we were in awe of the beautiful and elegant decor. It made for a very special visit for us. We were welcomed with warm, homemade mince pies. My husband and I stayed in the tastefully decorated Monnow Suite which offers a lovely space to relax, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Our daughters (19 and 21) shared the Wye room and especially enjoyed the luxurious bath tub and 'extras'. The games room was a hit with the family, as was the movie room. Stoulgrove offers the luxury of a high class hotel but with the comfort of home, all in a stunning setting. Breakfast was delicious and being gluten free and having a daughter with a peanut allergy was no problem. We were all catered for so well....fresh fruits and juices, homemade compotes and yoghurt, warm oatmeal, cereals, full English breakfast from locally sourced products, fresh brewed coffee and tea....the choice was ours! It was lovely to enjoy our breakfast in the stunning dining room with views of the surrounding countryside. As we were visiting family in the area this made for such a beautiful retreat for a winter getaway. Christmas morning we woke to Champagne and truffles outside our door and 'stockings' for our daughters with some lovely treats inside. Such a kind and thoughtful gesture given we were away from 'our' home. Sue and Richard are natural hosts and really made our stay special and unique. We wanted for nothing during our stay (well, maybe snow...but that was a long shot :). Definitely our first choice for future visits to the area and thoroughly recommend....a true retreat!
Alison R - Jan 2019