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Mill End Mitcheldean

Mill End Mitcheldean
  • 25-40 Guests
  • 10-16 Bedrooms
  • The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, South West England
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Mill End, Mitcheldean

Mill End in Mitcheldean is a gorgeous bohemian boutique party retreat for large groups, hen parties, large family and friends holidays and weekends away

25-40 guests / 10-16 bedrooms / onsite catering and entertainment / hot tub / great entertainment space / centre of Mitcheldean

Mill End Mitcheldean

Mill End is a fantastically unique and large medieval country house in the charming market town of Mitcheldean, surrounded by a vast area of ancient woodland and wildlife in Gloucestershire. The house is more ‘bohemian boutique quirky’ than luxury and is a truly unique and fabulous party house, lovingly converted over the years by ex-fashion designer Liz Lewitt and her partner Zoff.

This is the perfect large holiday house for for hen parties, big family events, milestone birthdays, corporate team building & retreats with in-house catering, hospitality & entertainment. Mill House is situated in the centre of the beautiful market town of Mitcheldean, so there is a 12pm garden curfew. 

The main house sleeps from 25 in 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms (3 en-suite and 4 shared use).

There is an extra annexe Jovial Colliers, which sleeps an additional 4 and a final annex Lower Stores, which sleeps up to 6. There is also a cottage next door, which sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

So if you’ve been counting, Mill End House can sleep and entertain up to 40, set up perfectly for relaxed parties and entertaining, with 2 main inside areas and an outside area, all ideal entertaining space.

Your Mill End Hosts

It’s worth coming here just to meet the host herself. Liz is a walking history of Bristol’s infamous bohemian arty and fashion scene in the 80s and 90s and she’s been on a fair few Top 20 fashion, presenter and venue lists over the years. With the help of her more practically minded partner Zoff, they have created a quirky country house perfect for gathering close friends and family, rich with the resonance of ancient wood and offer catering, hospitality and entertainment via their sister company, Bordello Banquets.

This is truly a flexible venue. Liz will design your retreat, whatever the occasion, around your needs. Hospitality and entertainment is organised through her own company, Bordello Banquets, and she is flexible about check in and out times, the number of guests and dogs taking part. Note that these are all additional extras, as is the use of the hot tub and sauna.

Entertaining Space at Mill House

There is fabulous entertaining space, with room to seat up to 40 and two Kitchens.  Upper malt house kitchen caters for 40+ guests.  Lower malt house kitchen is set up predominantly for baking, breakfasts, kids high teas and cocktails.  The kitchens are especially popular with the professional chefs who create your amazing food, because they are so well equipped, not forgetting the 3 door wine chiller. For those of you who prefer to cook yourselves, this is a great house for foodies and cocktail aficionados with everything you need to create delicious meals and lots of cocktail books and recipe books. 

In terms of reception entertainment space, there are 2 main entertainment areas, a large open plan kitchen and dining area to seat 40 on the ground floor and then another more relaxing open plan kitchen and sitting room area, with lots of sofas. There’s also a lovely Oak conservatory area, with a wood burner and more sofas to chill and relax in. If you hire the additional annex, Jovial Colliers, there is an additional sitting room, ideal as a kids TV and playroom area. 

The Garden at Mill House

The garden at Mill House has a hot tub area, play area with lots of swings for all aged children, a sunken trampoline and also a relaxed BBQ area. Just outside the Oak Conservatory, there is plenty of outdoor seating space for outside entertaining during the summer months. Beyond the private courtyard garden, you can spill out into well known and delightful Mitcheldean. 

Mill End Hen Parties and Weekends with Catering, Hospitality and Entertainment

Mill End House is really the most fabulous location for a hen weekend and you don’t have to scrabble around searching for reliable suppliers and original hen party ideas, because it’s all here, ready for you to pick your activities and pull together the best of hen parties.

Hen party itineraries are pulled together with the party for delicious food, drink and entertainment by Bordello Banquets, the sister company of the Mill House which is based at the Malt House, Mitcheldean.

Bordello Banquets, offers catering, cocktail making, cookery classes, pamper treatments, themed tea parties, butler in the buff & naked art classes, sewing bee crafts, gin mixology, wine tasting, boudoir photography & burlesque dance classes, vintage china hire, seated dinners, buffets, Mad Hatter’s Tea Parties. This really is a one stop shop for hen party activities, making it so easy for the Head Hen to organise that unique and spoiling hen weekend away.

Family and Friends and Multigenerational weekends away and holidays at Mill End Mitcheldean

Mill End is the perfect party house for weekend or mid week family gatherings and the Forest of Dean area is an ideal location for childrens activities, with many bike and walking trails through the forest.

The house works well for large families and groups, with plenty of reception and chill out areas throughout the house and bedrooms in different parts of the house, so that perhaps those who need space can spend time in the quieter zones. The property isn’t short on entertainment either, with a games room, cocktail bar and a pool table in the glass garden room.

Mill End House are set up perfectly for in house catering, but often families wish to do this themselves and the main house has well equipped kitchens for foodies, a pizza oven and bbq.

There are also in house activities like pasta making and chocolate class equipment available to hire out on those rainy days. 

Or go for it and have a Mad Hatters Tea Party!

Wellness Retreats at Mill End Mitcheldean

The Forest of Dean is a spiritual and holistic location to have a wellness retreat. Liz and her team will work with you and support you to organise a wellness retreat. Activities can include:

Outdoor Yoga, SUP Paddleboarding on the River Wye, Forest Meditation, Guided Walks, Leaf Peeping, Forest Bathing, Floatation, Raw Food, Nutrition, Theta Healing, Constellation Work, Medicine Wheel, Resilience Training, Heritage Skills workshops – with down time to hot tub, sauna, relax, read, massage, eat well & be pampered.

Liz is able to bring in specialists in many varied  wellness disciplines, but is also happy for you to organise your own wellness retreat to meet your own vision.

It’s a great location for a wellness retreat, with lots of bedrooms and bathrooms and entertaining space, which gives you the flexibility to organise your guests with plenty of privacy and space.

Owner Liz is totally flexible, so if you’re thinking of organising more of a week day retreat of guests needing a one night, mid-week experience, for team building or training, it’s worth sending an enquiry because she will make it happen for you.

The Area of Mitcheldean

Mitcheldean on the edge of The Forest of Dean is the perfect destination for those who love nature, culture, and history.

It is a market town with a rich history of trade and industry, reflected in its elegant buildings and landmarks, such as the Town Hall, the Church of St Michael and the grade 11 listed Almshouses, of which Liz and her partner are trustees. 

It’s a perfect location to make the most of the wonderful walking and biking in the Forest of Dean and guests can walk the surrounding forested hills, explore the old dolomite quarry and pond at Plump Hill, or seek healing at St Anthony’s Well, a legendary spring.

Connect with nature in this lovely area of The Forest of Dean and enjoy local artisan food and drink, ancient lore and heritage skills.

Getting to Mill End, Mitcheldean

It’s easy to get to Mill End and is 13 miles outside of Gloucester and can be reached from the M5 either from Junction 11 from the north or Junction 12 if approaching from the south and then take A40 to reach Mitcheldean.  


Great for:

  • Hen Parties and weekends

  • Extended family gatherings

  • Reunions of large groups of friends and family

  • Weekends away

  • Exploring The Forest of Dean

  • A Bespoke party  retreat

  • Corporate Team Building Events

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