Welcome to Mill End Mitcheldean!
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The General Stores, Mill End Mitcheldean is a historic Grade II listed building dating back to the 1400s. Combining many original features with all your modern day comforts it is situated in the enchanting Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire adjacent to the Cotswolds and, in the not too far distance, Cheltenham beckons.
The General Stores is located on the edge of a village, which has all the amenities one might need for a weekend away for forest style out door active holidays or a self-catering weekend ‘at home’ in a big country house. The courtyard garden is completely private and not overlooked, other than by George Cottage, affording great views up the hills behind and immediate access to late shop, off-licence and take-aways.
The majority of our bookings are two night weekend breaks to celebrate a big occasion. We specialise in and prefer hen parties, with arrival after 5.00pm on Friday and departure by 12.00 noon on Sunday, though other group types, arrival and departure times and duration are available with prior agreement and payment. Any quotes given are for two night weekends unless otherwise stated.
Currently available as a 4 star holiday or business let sleeping up to 40 guests over five units, or parts of it on an individual B&B basis or Monday to Friday short contracts , the inter-connected, five unit properties offer easy access to a range of fantastic outdoor attractions within the Forest of Dean area.
The General Stores, Mill End Mitcheldean has been featured in Grand Designs magazine, received a small restoration grant from the Forest of Dean Council and is usually open to the public annually as part of National Heritage Week.
The building has also been approved by the Tourism Board for Ramblers, Families and those with pets, plus we now cater for bike enthusiasts with racks in the secure walled courtyard of George Cottage – offering secure outdoor storage, bike racks, boot racks, hose down area and outdoor hanging space for wet clothes for bikers and walkers.
The General Stores is an absolutely perfect large house for family re-unions; 40th, 50th, 60th birthday parties with children brought along to share the occasion; big wedding anniversaries with all the generations together; active outdoor extreme sports weekends using all the local attractions; business dinners and private dining.
We offer bespoke, sophisticated, spa break hen weekends where you can indulge in fine dining, in-house pamper treatments and hampers. Hen Parties are our favourite type of booking and we are getting more and more personal recommendations and repeat bookings.
In addition we provide a fantastic and luxurious (though we say so ourselves) range of add-on attractions and activities to create a truly unique pamper party. These range from baroque to burlesque; cancan to charlston; cocktail training to chocolate classes butlers in the buff to murder mystery; pasta making to wood fired pizza baking. Theatrical setting and elaborate table themes complete your distinctive weekend.
And we offer in house catering from our sister company BordelloBanquets, with buffets, three course dinners, cream teas and mad hatter’s tea parties – even themed dinners, offering vintage china, cut glass, bone handled cutlery and uniformed staff to complete the look!
“We’ve all had an amazing weekend, the house is just fabulous and all the guests were saying how lovely the dinner was – Thank you so much”.
“Thanks again – my brother was so taken with the house that he’s talking about doing the same for his fortieth – so we may be back”!
“Everyone said it was a real “memory making” weekend in a very special place, they all just loved it”.
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The owners redecorate, change and improve the interior décor regularly and occasionally have to carry out repairs as a result of previous bookings, and so guests must be aware that interiors might differ, or they might be offered a slightly different configuration of parts of the house – always the same as and often more than they have booked – never less.