River views and open fires

Lift the soul and restore energy to minds and bodies on the banks of the Severn. Get up to 30 friends together, dive into the heated pool, invade the games annex and take in the river views from the boathouse balcony. Light the open fires and curl up on squishy sofas.

Where stress seems part of another life

Severn Bank House seems designed to lift the soul and restore energy to tired minds and bodies. The therapy begins as you meander through the tranquil Forest of Dean past the cathedral city of Gloucester, through vale and woodland, scarp slopes and valleys and landscapes peppered with free-roaming Welsh-mountain sheep.

Arrive in Minsterworth on the western bank of the salmon-rich Severn and stress will seem consigned to another life. Take in the river views from the boathouse balcony and let the rush of water calm your soul. Time your visit carefully and enjoy a grandstand view of the surfers riding the Severn Bore.

Severn Bank House is handsome and substantial, with room for 30 in seven bedrooms to enjoy the comfortable half-acre sprawl on the river bank. Dive into the indoor heated pool or tackle some table tennis or bar billiards in the games annex. Light the open fires, curl up on the squishy sofas and remember what fun is all about.

Cook up a storm yourself or be catered for while you put your feet up. Pop out for a pint to the rustic Red Lion. Sleep in silence that’s total apart from the calming sound of the Severn. Severn Bank House is the place to restore and renew, to pamper the spirit and remember what friendship really means.

Woodland, wetlands, parrots and pelicans

Explore the half acre of woodlands and wetlands. Keep going for rare breeds at Cotswold Farm Park and parrots and pelicans at Birdland. Try karting, zorbing, or surfing the Severn Bore. Taste the grape at the Three Choirs Vineyard or two Michelin stars at Le Champignon Sauvage.