what we offer

The General Stores is an absolutely perfect large house for a home from home celebration

The General Stores combines many original features with all your modern day comforts and comprises a group of internally inter-connecting buildings including the lower and upper malt house and the upper stores, forming three sides around a stone courtyard with a private and Mediterranean feel.

it used to be

  • the village shop (hence the name General Stores)
  • a pub called The Jovial Colliers (hence the internal Edwardian casement window between the sitting room and blue room in the lower stores)
  • a bakery (hence the bread ovens in the hall and the owner’s family room) and
  • a Malt House (hence the owl hole in the gable end of the barn, used for free access of owls to control the mouse population inside)

 is best suited for

bespoke, sophisticated, spa break hen weekends

  •  in-house pamper treatments and spa product hampers
  •  spa space, facial steamer and food spa
  •  butlers in the buff  to murder mysteries
  •  cocktail training to chocolatiere classes
  •  themed dining – baroque fine dining to mad hatter’s tea parties
  • dance classes such as burlesque, can can and charleston

family re-unions, big family birthdays and wedding anniversaries

  • family friendly accommodation
  • enclosed, safe garden with sandpit, sunken trampoline, small castle den and platform tree house
  • hot tub, steam sauna, infra-red sauna
  • large garden room with solid fuel stove (logs provided)
  • pasta making –  a fun activity for all the family

in house catering parties & good food and wine

  • Bordello Banquet offer wine tasting, cocktail training and chocolatiere classes
  • tapas buffet laid out for arrival
  • wood fired pizza baking
  • three course dinners, themed dinners and events with theatrical settings and elaborate table themes (offering vintage china, cut glass, bone handled cutlery and uniformed staff if required)
  • Vintage cream teas and mad hatter’s tea parties

a base for active outdoor extreme sports weekends

  • Forest of Dean at your disposal
  • Go Ape high wire adventures
  • Canoeing  on the Wye
  • Horse Riding and Cycling
  • Paint balling

corporate and business

  • come dine with me
  • company away or fun days, team building events
  • conferences, courses and training days
  • meetings and seminars
  • ideal film and / or crew accommodation location


We provide a fantastic and luxurious (though we say so ourselves) range of add-on attractions and activities to create a truly  tailor made stay for you and your party. 


is less suited for

  • stag parties(if you are doing things off site and are happy to pay a bigger security deposit, then we are happy to have you)
  • mixed adult only birthday parties without the sobering influence of grand-parents or children
  • hard partying & those wanting DJs/decks – because of the central village location it is not good for late night goings-on!


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