Sue Gibson's School of Gardening

We can also provide Bed & Breakfast

Rural but not isolated, we enjoy a peaceful and secluded position in the Severn Vale, adjacent to the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal, with fine views over farmland towards Slimbridge Church and the Cotswold hills.   We are within walking distance of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and in winter enjoy the sights and sounds of migrating wildfowl, especially Bewick's swans.  Cranes, whose poignant calls we can often hear here, are also now in residence.

Breakfast view

Enjoy the view over breakfast

The accommodation in the annexe, the oldest part of the house, comprises a comfortable twin-bedded room with tea and coffee making facilities, TV, separate shower room, lobby and private entrance.

Breakfast, for which we source the best local produce, is served in the main house.

Places of interest nearby are The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust; Berkeley Castle and the Jenner Museum;  the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral;  Westonbirt Arboretum (famous for its acer glades in autumn); and the Forest of Dean, as well as many ancient Cotswold towns and villages.  Our own parish church in Slimbridge rewards the visitor in search of history:  at the West end, there is a linen-fold pattern Screen in memory of William Tyndale, the translator of the Bible from Greek into English.  He was reputedly born at Hurst Farm in Slimbridge and certainly spent his early boyhood in the parish.

For walkers, there is the Severn Way alongside the canal, and the Cotswold Way 5 miles away.

The Tudor Arms pub, which serves good meals and local beer and cider, is only a few minutes' walk down the lane.

In Frampton, in the old Cadbury chocolate factory beside the canal, is Mrs Massey's Diner.  A warm welcome awaits hungry visitors at any time of day.

At Saul by Sandfield Bridge on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal is Stables Café -

Points of Interest

The Wetlands and Wildlife Trust in Slimbridge, set in 800 acres of reeds and mudflats bordering the Severn Estuary, holds numerous activities and events throughout the year.

Westonbirt National Arboretum is one of the most spectacular tree gardens in the world, with over 3,000 different trees and shrub species, many of which are rare or endangered in their native lands.

Mumbleys Farmhouse - Smallholder Courses designed for complete beginners who are interested in running their own smallholdings. Courses on keeping chickens, pigs, sheep & beehives.