Select a location

Arles Barn in Shortstanding, Gloucestershire

  • £
  • $
From per week
sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Arles Barn description

Holiday home
Arles Barn is a wonderful, barn conversion set on the edge of the Forest of Dean in the charming village of Shortstanding. Set entirely on the ground floor, this barn conversion boasts a delightful king-size double bed and a shower room and can sleep two people. There is an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a warming electric stove. Outside, there is a patio with furniture and off road parking for one car. Arles Barn truly is the perfect romantic retreat for couples exploring Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean.

The intimate village of Shortstanding lies on the north east edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, offering a traditional country pub serving classic British food, real ale and showcasing regular live entertainment. Many lovely walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed from Shortstanding, with the Wysis Way running just north of the village and the Wye Valley Walk also close by. A great base for a holiday exploring the Heart of England!

Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.

Oil underfloor heating with electric stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 1 car. Lockable store for bikes and kayaks. Front enclosed patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 8 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk. Note: Although all ground floor, there are four steps to front door and three steps from the living area to bedroom.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

Booking Request

Check availability / Book online
Sykes Cottages
  • Safe and secure instant booking online
  • Best price guaranteed on all our properties
  • Book direct with owner or managing agent
Request to Book


Mrs Haigh
April 2016
A great place to stay, with really nice owners who were very helpful with places to visit etc. There was lots to see in the area and it was in walking distance to pubs and shop. The barn has been converted to a high specification and has everything you need, it was also very dog friendly.
Mr Richardson
October 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and a lovely place to chill out, with lovely views across country side.
Mr Reynolds
November 2015
Accommodation was outstanding. Been to Gloucester before and really enjoyed the break. The host was awesome.
Mrs Cohen
October 2015
The cottage was perfect and most comfortable. Would strongly recommend this cottage and certainly would return.
Mr Major
August 2015
The Barn is excellent, a home from home with some very nice touches. The Barn is ideally placed for visiting all that the forest has to offer.
Mrs Appleyard
September 2015
The Barn was everything we could have wished for and more. It was warm, cosy and there was a very comfortable bed to end the day.
Mrs Holbrook
July 2015
What a beautiful well appointed barn conversion. Very peaceful. Owner very friendly with very helpful advice about the local amenities. Barn has been excellently decorated with high attention to detail.
Mr Day
May 2015
Arles Barn was better than we hoped for, it was warm clean and well equipped. We will return at some point I'm sure. It was well located and ideal for walks in the country.
Mr Thompson
May 2015
Wonderful cottage with wonderful owners within a lovely area.
Mrs Davis
May 2015
A cosy, well fitted barn with lovely views. Had a warm welcome and lots of information from the owner. It is conveniently sited for many different activities and we enjoyed walks in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Mrs Haswell
April 2015
An extremely well equipped cottage with a very friendly and knowledgeable host.
Miss Smith
April 2015
The barn was a fantastic location and the owners could not have been more helpful. It was perfectly priced for what you got and that is often hard to find. The barn was lovely, well equipped and it was full of little touches which made you feel at home straight away. Brilliant shower and bed which is always appreciated after a long days walk.
Mrs Butterworth
October 2014
High standard of accommodation and helpful owner
Mrs Byatt
December 2014
The location was perfect and the cottage was really comfortable and warm. The locals were all very friendly and helpful. The local pub was dog friendly so we could have a meal out and take the dog with us.
Mrs Proctor
July 2014
A lovely location, an excellent area for walking and lots of tourist destinations nearby.
Mrs Atkinson
August 2014
Great place. Enjoyed being able to take dog; very dog friendly down there. Lots places to visit and very relaxing can't wait to go back. Lots pubs and great food; The Dog and Muffler was fab!
January 2017
'It does exactly what it say's on the tin'....There is no more that I can say about the property that is'nt truthfully portrayed in the owners explanation of this accommodation (except, maybe, the minor inconvenience that the patio lights switch seemed to be operated by a switch in the boiler cupboard instead of by the door or on a PIR) Pat and I spent a wonderful week there with Abbie the Ancient Yellow Labbie. On arrival we were welcomed by the very attentive and friendly Graham who is justifiably very proud of his achievement in converting the barn to this high very standard.His knowledge of the surrounding area and features ought to qualify him for an award with The English Tourist Board!! and he was always readily available for anything such as the loan of local maps etc.. But at the same time he was never 'in your face' (a pretty rare and very welcome quality).Thank you Graham, We must return. Roy.
November 2016
We had a great 5 night stay with our dog. Despite the weather we were lovely and warm with the underfloor heating! The owners were lovely and full of good advice about all the attractions, walking nearby and even brought over an old blanket for our dog. very reasonably priced and highly recommend
November 2015
Visited with my wife and was blown away. This place was awesome. Many nice local pubs including the new Inn. Visit the Ostrich pub at Newlands as well and see the cathedral of the forest of Dean.
Anne-marie N
October 2016
Very warm and cosy barn conversion. Very close to symonds yat and other areas of interest. The barn is kitted out with everything u need and more. Graham the owner is very friendly and helpful, with great knowledge of the area. He lent us a map and let us keep a book from the cottage library which was extremely kind! The wye valley is stunning, defo recommend coming here.
Janice K
September 2015
We chose this lovely cottage because it looked lovely. The pictures do not do it justice, it's far better in the flesh. Wonderfully cosy and comfortable. Well set out kitchen with everything you need. Beauiful shower room with a very roomy shower. The bed is comfortable Very useful to have free Wi Fi ! The area is stunning and within easy reach of the Forest, just a five minute walk takes you straight to it. A walk through the forest of about 2 miles takes you to "The rock". Symonds Yat, amazing view. The New Inn five minutes walk away do lovely food. Other pubs nearby as well. The shop is 10 minutes walk away, very good for basics. The owners are very helpful and welcoming! We will definitely go back!
Mrs Sherred
May 2016
A lovely location and stunning views from the cottage, windows and patio. There were plenty of great walks straight from the door and pubs within easy walking distance.
Mr Dunn
May 2016
The details of the property, and the cozy feeling of the decor, despite being right next to a road we where amazed by how quiet the area is, very relaxing, the owners where very polite and great for local tips on places to visit and see.
Tell us about your rental experience while staying at Arles Barn. Let us know if the listing matched your expectations. You can share your comments about the location, property owner/manager and all the unique features that made your stay a memorable one.
With cookies we can give you the best experience on By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies.