Laundry Lane, Newland Valley Estate, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England GL16 8NQ, United Kingdom

Tan House Newland

Laundry Lane, Newland Valley Estate, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England GL16 8NQ, United Kingdom


Tan House Newland offers a venue that transports you beyond the ordinary into a realm of pure enchantment. Step away from the every day, leave your worries behind, and immerse yourself in an extraordinary and fantastical experience.

The Ark & The Teepee: Experience Tan House Newland

Have you ever dreamed of a unique venue that takes you out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary? Tan House Newland offers precisely that. Enjoy complete escapism as you leave your cars and cares behind and immerse yourself in a fantastical experience.

A quintessential 17th-century English country house that looks just like a dollhouse—but look a little closer. Step into the courtyard's stunning Teepee, adorned with vintage crystal candelabras, zebras, giraffes, tigers, flamingos, lush greenery, and Balinese umbrellas, all beautifully lit with twinkling pea lights and colour-changing uplighting.


Surreal and dreamlike, this fabulously curated space is ready-dressed without the need for additional décor but flexible enough for you to add your own personalised touches.

The Ark is a wonderfully rustic space with many versatile uses. Perfect for humanist ceremonies and drinks receptions, it opens up to the divine manicured pleasure garden, topiary avenue, and a glorious exotic pineapple fountain.

What to Expect

After your enquiry, your main point of contact will be Tanya Somerset. She will ask you what time you’d like your hot tub to be ready, help with your seating and sleeping plans, and ask about your favourite colours, aromas, and flavours, subtly weaving these into your experience.

When You Arrive

Greeted by fresh flowers and a glass of bubbly, hosts Tanya & François will help you with your bags and take you shopping (a day before if necessary). You will receive a guided tour and their phone numbers. They will oversee your stay, intuitively knowing when to be at your service and when to give you space.

Unique Atmosphere

There is both formality and informality, with a sort of faded grandeur. The best china, silver, and crystal are haphazardly placed in a bucolic, carefree manner, with a casual zebra or tiger peeking through plush ostrich feathers. The atmosphere feels like another era and another country entirely—exotic and hospitable.

Evening Delights

The Teepee has a glorious central fire pit tended by the hosts. After a big meal, you can’t help but gravitate to the inviting flames. The lights dim, marshmallows are on hand, and our playlist has us singing and swaying around the fire. It feels like a safari camp with our best desert island disc companions. When the hosts bring in multi-coloured candy floss and gelato, it’s another delightful journey. Early check-in, late check-out, and a delicious farewell brunch make for a dream you won’t want to end.

Hot Tub Experience

The wood-fired hot tub is a thing of beauty. It is cedar on the outside and pearlised oyster-like in the interior. There are three on-site.

Tan House Newland is not just a venue; it’s an experience. From the luxurious accommodation and personalised service to the unique dining experiences and enchanting atmosphere, every moment here is designed to be memorable. For a special event or a serene getaway, Tan House Newland offers an extraordinary escape into a world of wonder and delight

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Hire Options

  • Exclusive Use

Hotel & Venue Type:

  • Exclusive Use
  • In the Country
  • Historic
  • Stately Home
  • Landmark
  • Asian Wedding
  • Unique Venue

Dining Options:

  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Corkage Option
  • Allows Private Catering
  • Buffet Meal Facilities
  • In House Catering

Hotel & Venue Amenities

  • Marquees and Tents
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • In House Catering

Services and Facilities

  • Rooms
  • Breakfast


  • Hot Tub
  • Free WIFI
  • Kitchen

Room Facilities

  • Telephone in the bathroom
  • Bath Robs
  • TV with international news channel
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Bathroom with bathtub

More Details

Venue Capacity up to 70
Accommodation Sleep up to 18, enquire to extra guests

Contact Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Can I Provisionally Hold a Date For?

A date is only held once a deposit is paid.

How Many Guests Can You Host in the Day and the Evening?

Up to 70 guests day or night.

Is the Venue Licensed for Civil Ceremonies?

No, but we can host humanist ceremonies.

Is the Venue Available for Exclusive Hire?  Yes

Who Will Be the Point of Contact in the Lead-up to the Event?

Tanya Somerset-Norreys

Do I Have to Use Your Recommended Suppliers?

Preferably, but I am open to suggestions, provided they are approved, have insurance, and that you or they are happy to pay a 10% commission.

Do You Have Accommodation On-Site?

Yes. For 18. Extra on request.

Is There Enough Parking for All Our Guests?  Yes

From What Time Can We Access the Venue?

This depends on the nature of the booking. Please enquire. Check-in is normally at 3 pm, and checkout is at 11 am.

How Flexible are you with the timings of the Day?  Flexible

What’s the Cancellation Policy?

Please refer to our terms & conditions.

Are There Any Décor Restrictions?

Depends on the request.

Are Fireworks, Confetti, and Chinese lanterns Allowed?

Sadly, no fireworks or Chinese lanterns are allowed, but there is biodegradable confetti and real petals.

What Size Tables Do You Have?

Long rustic trestle tables. Banqueting style dining.

Are Chairs included?

We have 18 cross-back rustic chairs, four benches and 3+ sofas. Any extras will need to be hired.

Is There a Cake-Cutting Fee?

Do you provide a Cake-Cutting table and utensils?

There is no fee. Yes, we can provide a table, a beautiful vintage cake stand, and a cake slice.

Can We Bring Our Alcohol? Do You Charge a Corkage Fee?

We charge corkage at £12 wine, £15 champagne, £2 beer, ale, cider, lager etc. Alternatively, we can fix the corkage for your stay.

What Food Options Do You Offer? We have a selection of Flavourful Feasts.

Can You Accommodate a Live Band or DJ? When Can They Set Up?

There are no DJs, no amplified music, and only acoustic bands.

Can We Have Karaoke? No

Could we plug an iPhone into your Sound System? No, but we can help set up a system that works for you.

Can we bring our speakers? No

What time will our evening reception need to Finish?

Music in the Teepee and outside needs to finish at 11:00 p.m.

Do You Have Disabled Access? Yes

How many toilets are there? On-site, we have 3, of which one is accessible.

Is There Somewhere We Can Securely Store Gifts? Yes, this can be arranged.

How Much Will the Initial Deposit Be and When is the Final Payment Due?

The Initial deposit is £1800.00.

Final payment 16 weeks before the event. Please refer to our terms & conditions.

Is VAT Included in the Price? Yes, VAT is included.

Are There Any Extra Charges For Staff/ Cleaning/Room Hire that Aren’t Included in the Prices Given? Where relevant, these will be indicated.

Are There Any Venue Restrictions?

We are limited on sound levels as we are on the edge of a village.

We, therefore, have an acoustic sound limiter to ensure we stay within sound limits and a cut-off time for amplified music.

Do You Have Public Liability Insurance? Yes


Dining Experiences

The food is delicious. Choose between gourmet experiences like a Venetian Banquet, Mamma Mia Mezedes and the new Moroccan Fling. Meals are served buffet style with generous quantities and deliciously prepared dishes. Inspired by Continental, Middle Eastern, and Moroccan cuisine, these meals are a feast for the eyes and tastebuds. Themed cocktail aperitifs and digestifs top and tail the meal, with palate cleansers and scrumptious petit fours. The homemade meringues are a highlight.



You are in for a treat if you’re lucky enough to stay. The rooms are beautifully designed with soothing chalky walls and highly desirable Designers Guild soft furnishings. The mattresses are just right, not too soft, not too hard. The towels are proper bath sheet size, the sheets are Egyptian cotton, and the fluffy gowns and comfy slippers are perfect for relaxation. Tan House Newland has its signature reed diffuser scent, which you will want to take home.