Mill End, Mitcheldean is situated in the very heart of the Forest of Dean.
Below are maps and instructions on getting there and finding the house.
NB the main entrance for guests to the house is not through either of the doors by the stone steps at the rear of the car park, but through the large wooden gates with the tourism sign and down to the left to the double doors at the bottom of the wooden staircase.
The General Stores, Mill End, Mitcheldean, GL17 0HP (Entrance in New St)
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If travelling from Bristol by car -
By far the quickest route is via Chepstow and along the A48 towards Gloucester on the Welsh side of the river. This avoids all the small villages in The Forest itself, and any potential rush hour traffic or road works in Gloucester. Remember to take the left hand slip road signed Forest of Dean and Chepstow, after the brow of the hill, and go over the OLD BRIDGE – if you go over the new bridge by mistake, take the M48 back to Chepstow on the Welsh side of the river!
Proceed along the A48, and through Newnham on Severn – about 30 minutes. Out the other side of Newnham, and through Broadoak, and under a railway bridge – you will pass Glevum Conservatories on your right, and a Texaco Garage on your left. Continue up the hill after the Texaco Garage. You will see signs, on the right hand side of the road, to Flaxley and Mitcheldean. The turning itself is on the left and fairly concealed, on the brow of the hill, before a cottage.
Mitcheldean is 4 miles from this point, along beautiful country lanes. Follow signs for Flaxley, past the abbey and chapel, and then proceed right to Mitcheldean. Once you enter Mitcheldean, at The Lamb pub, turn left onto the mini roundabout, and then immediately right. When you see the church infront of you and the now closed George pub on your right hand side, turn left into Mill End St.
If travelling from London or the North -
Come off the motorway at Gloucester, and leave it on the A40 – the Ross and Monmouth Road. Continue on the A40 and follow signs for Ross-on-Wye, until you reach the village of Huntley. Then turn left at the lights, taking the A4136 for Monmouth. On arrival into Mitcheldean, The Lamb Pub will be on your left. Turn right at the mini roundabout and proceed over the brow of the hill. When you see the church infront of you and The George pub on your right hand side, turn left into Mill End St.
The General Stores is the brown and white half timbered building on your left hand side. Drive past The General Stores, and take the second left turning, into Baynham, then the first left into New St, and proceed straight down. Immediately in front of you, through the left hand of the two gateways, you will see a gravelled car-park. This is the car-park for The General Stores. Drive in, and park 3 cars tightly to the bottom, followed by a line of 4, then another 2 and 2 infront of the gate to maximise parking. Then enter the property via the large wooden gates at the back of the space. Head for the creeper covered gazebo.
The gravel car park is fairly tight but can accomodate ten to twelve cars on the basis of those in first will be the last out. Congratulations to the Joyce Hen Party Crew who displayed the most orderly and sensible parking we have ever seen. Twelve cars in the car park and room for two more! Go Girls! It can be done!
Getting there by bus or coach -
National Express (08705 808080) operates coaches to Ross-on-Wye (around 4 miles/7 kilometres away), Newent (around 5 miles/9 kilometres away), Monmouth (around 10 miles/16 kilometres away), Gloucester (around 10 miles/16 kilometres away) and Chepstow (around 18 miles/29 kilometres away). There is a good service provided throughout the forest, for example; there are direct coaches to Ross-on-Wye, Newent and Gloucester from London Victoria, which take around 3 1/2 hours and also stop at Cheltenham and Gloucester (journey time from Gloucester 15 minutes approx) click for this route and timetable. For information on local buses please visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk for available bus routes or for bus timetables visit ww5.gloucestershire.gov.uk .
Getting there by train -
National Rail (08457 484950) trains stop at Gloucester (around 10 miles/16 kilometres away), Lydney (around 10 miles/16 kilometres away) and Chepstow (around 18 miles/29 kilometres away). Gloucester train station is directly across the road from the Bus Station where National Express coaches also stop. Bristol Temple Meads is about an hour away by car or taxi.
Getting there by taxi –
For information on local taxi services we recommend: Pam’s Taxi Service, who also have 16 seater mini buses for evenings out – 01594 860 575, oe07843 615 044 – or Private Hire firm A2B – 01452 222 222, 0800 1577 387, A2Bemail@example.com.
Getting there by plane –
Bristol International, Cardiff International and Birmingham International are the nearest airports:
Click here for Forest of Dean Bus Services
Click here for FirstGreatWestern train timetable for Bristol to Cheltenham and Gloucester
Click here for FirstGreatWestern train timetable for London to Cheltenham