Orles Barn Hotel & Restaurant

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, Herefordshire
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This small, family-run Wye Valley hotel is super-friendly and serves great food. Walk, cycle, canoe in stunning countryside


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Babies welcome

The Experience

Roxy and Matt look after you beautifully. She’s the smiley host that greets you; he’s busy cooking delicious meals. They live in one part of the attractive 17th century red-brick building with their young family; the four guest rooms are on the first floor. Bright and airy, all are large, two are huge with free-standing baths for long soaks.

The food here is a focal point and you eat in the informal dining room with views to the Forest of Dean. Breakfast on the full works or something lighter like omelette with smoked haddock and hollandaise. The lunch and dinner menus are short but interesting; perhaps Moroccan lamb in filo pastry paired with a good red wine.

There are plenty of comfy spots to sit – choose a book or a board-game on rainy afternoons or Netflix in the bedrooms. The front garden and lawn at the back are peaceful and look over wooded hills and you can walk into Ross-on-Wye in 30 minutes – a small market town with a selection of independent shops.

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We think you'll love

  • Matt’s fantastic food
  • The intimate feel - there are only four bedrooms
  • Being so close to all the Wye Valley’s activities
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You should know

  • You’ll hear traffic hum in the garden
  • A couple of the shower rooms are waiting to be updated
  • The garden is a work in progress


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Christmas, 24 December - 27 December, 1 January - 3 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £5.95. Mains from £14.95. Lunch, 2 courses £14.95, 3 courses £19.95. Sunday lunch, 2 courses £21.95


Nightly price
from £100
4 Doubles
From £100



Feel the weight fall from your shoulders and be swept up in the informal yet elegant charm of this super friendly family run business. Much care has been spent transforming this ancient property and loving touches are everywhere. Rooms are light, airy and deeply comfortable. The best awaits in the restaurant with perfectly seasoned and cooked local produce that is beautifully served. Top class.

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The neighbourhood

You’re on the edge of the A40 yet the feeling is rural. You can walk into Ross-on-Wye in half an hour, the route takes you over the Wye and down small lanes to the centre of town, or it’s a five-minute drive. You’ll need a car to get around but you’re close to the Forest of Dean, the Black Mountains, Symonds Yat and more.

Local points of interest from Roxy Cook

  • Ross-on-Wye is a pretty market town perched on a sandstone cliff above the River Wye, at the northern edge of the enchanting Forest of Dean, with its impressive 17th century Market Hall and Tudor timbered houses and spectacular countryside surroundings.
  • The natural beauty of the Wye Valley has attracted writers, poets, artists and those seeking the picturesque views. Ross on Wye is an ideal base for exploring the Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the Malvern Hills.
  • A short drive from the town will take you to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,where you’ll discover spectacular views, ancient woodland and meandering riverside pathways.The area is excellent for canoeing, hiking,cycling and wild swimming.
  • Easily reached from Ross-on-Wye is the Forest of Dean, 110 square km of unspoiled woodland which is a haven for wildlife and home to some of the UK’s rarest plant species.The forest is criss-crossed by hundred of hiking trails,where you can walk for miles.
  • Nearby is the world-famous beauty spot of Symonds Yat. Here the river has carved a dramatic gorge through towering limestone cliffs that are home to a myriad of birds including the rare peregrine falcon.
  • The area surrounding Ross on Wye with it's Prehistoric caves, Medieval Castles such as Goodrich Caste and Wilton Caste, Roman forts and Neolithic settlements have yielded many historical artifacts.


Roxy Cook

Roxy is from Romania and Matt from Essex (he has cooked all over the world from London to Zurich to Australia). They met working at a hotel in Hertfordshire and this is the realisation of a dream - to run a small, friendly hotel and devote more time to their young family. Roxy’s parents are also on hand and help out around the place - her mother does the house-keeping and her dad does all the DIY jobs.