The very family friendly 4* Granary Holiday Cottage is situated in the stunning Royal Gloucestershire Cotswolds, Nr Badminton.
Stay on a Farm in Gloucestershire! Rose & Farmer John warmly welcome you to the real Cotswold Countryside!
The 4 star, Cotswold stone built, Granary Holiday Cottage is situated on our 660 acre, REAL working dairy farm, in the depths of the Royal Gloucestershire Cotswolds, near Badminton. In a truly rural location, but just half a mile from 3 Country Inns/Pubs, a village shop, 2 farm shops and a Post Office! You can take a stroll to a local Inn along the beautiful country lanes, enjoy an excellent meal, with local Ale or fine wines and then meander back at your own pace!
We are just 6 & 7 miles from the M4 & M5 Motorways! Being under 2 hours from London & Birmingham, we are ideal for weekend get-aways, mid-week breaks and relaxing holidays!
The Granary cottage, converted in the 70's from the former cheese rooms & granary of Farmer John's Great-Grandfather, was fully re-furbished in 2011. We offer our guests 4 star comfort, but set in a truly rural idyll with amazing views! Ideal for Family Holidays, Romantic Breaks, Honeymoons, Couples Holidays, Walking, Hiking & Rambling Holidays, Golfing breaks, Short Breaks, or for just sitting back, relaxing and drinking in the amazing views!
We pride ourselves on our Baby & Child friendliness and have been awarded a 'Families Welcome' Badge from Quality in Tourism,To help make your Family Holiday as stress free as possible we provide; Shaun the Sheep welcome packs, cot, cot bed, Moses' basket, stair gates, high chairs, booster seats, bed guards, potties, changing mats, indoor & outdoor toys, & much, much more! We are a member of Farm Stay UK, which only accepts inspected, star graded and quality assured Farm holiday properties.
Farmer John offers a farm experience, you can watch the milking, see the the calves & lambs being fed, (in season), and meet from a safe distance, our 3 magnificent bulls! Our little guests just love to stand in the cottage garden and watch the occasional Tractor, Harvester & Milk-Tanker going up and down the farm drive and & the cows coming in for milking twice a day! Don't forget to wave at Farmer John & Farmer Matt when you see them! (ALL children MUST accompanied by an adult on all farm experiences).
We are in a truly beautiful location, in fact it has been designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' no less! The cottage, being perched on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, enjoys stunning panoramic views of a falling vista to the Severn vale spreading out below, which then rises to the Welsh Hills 60 miles beyond! Just read our Trip Advisor reviews or the excerpts from our guest book and then book your holiday or short break with confidence!
The 4* Granary Holiday Cottage is ideally placed for touring the beautiful Royal Gloucestershire Cotswold's many charming towns & villages nearby, including Badminton, Tetbury, (Home to Prince Charles), Wotton-Under-Edge, Castle Coombe, (Of War Horse fame), & Chipping Sodbury, (Once home to Harry Potter author JK Rowling), Painswick, Westonbirt, Bibury, Upper & Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, to name but a few. The stunning Regency cities of Bath & Cheltenham, and the historic port cities of Bristol & Gloucester, offer many, many attractions to their visitors!
Lots of attractions nearby to keep the children occupied! Such as Bristol Zoo, Old Down Adventure Park, At Bristol science park, Noah's Ark Farm & Zoo, Bowood House Adventure Park, Avon Valley Country & Adventure Park, Cattle Country Adventure Park, Go Bananas Soft Play, Wotton Swimming Pool-3 miles, Wotton Cinema-3miles, Magic Land Soft Play, Arlington Farm, Cotswold Farm Park (Adam's Farm from Countryfile), Westonbirt Arboretum, Robinswood Hill Country Park, Berkeley Castle, Sudeley Castle & many more!
There are numerous National Trust & English Heritage properties to explore nearby, many of which have been used as film venues. These include Dyrham Park, Kingswood Abbey Gateway, Newark Park, Avebury Standing Stones, Avebury Manor, (From the BBC's To the Manor Re-Born), Lacock Abbey & Lacock Village, (of Pride & Prejudice & Cranford fame), Chedworth Roman Villa and various other beautiful properties & sites.
Are you or your children Harry Potter fans? Then you must visit Gloucester Cathedral, Lacock Abbey & Lacock Village, which were all used as filming venues in the first 2 films, the town of Dursley, from where JK Rowling found the inspiration for the name of Harry's horrible adopted family, Chipping Sodbury & Winterbourne, both childhood homes of JK Rowling and of course Bristol, over which Hagrid flew with the baby Harry, on his escape from Lord Voldamort in the 1st film!
The Cotswolds, designated 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', is one of the best walking, hiking & rambling areas in Britain! The Cotswold Way & The Monarch's Way run through our land, you just need to walk out of the cottage garden gate and you are in the open countryside! The 700 acres of the Lowerwoods Nature Reserve is just a stroll away, across our fields, as are the ancient Inglestone, Hawkesbury and Harley Gate Commons.
The cosy lounge, with its lovely views, traditional beamed ceiling and mullion windows, has an Open Log Fire, large TV with built in Freeview, 3 & 2 seater sofas, dining table, books, magazines, DVD player, CD Player, Play Station 2, (PS2), i-phone/pad dock with speakers, large box of board games & puzzles, large box of children's toys, large selection of attraction leaflets, booklets & maps.
The cheerful Kitchen also enjoys stunning views over our fields. A lovely sunny room in which to enjoy your breakfast, it is fully equipped and comes complete with dining table, full size cooker, separate fridge & freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, food processor, baby bottle sterilizer, food warmer, Children's cutlery, plates, bowls & cups, CD player/radio, iron & ironing board.
The Double bedroom enjoys views on to the flag stoned lower patio, the Country Pine furniture includes: double bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table & chair, full sized wardrobe and full length mirror. Also a hair dryer for your use.
The Twin Bedroom, also with country pine furniture, has 2 full sized single beds, bedside cabinet, dressing table & Chair and a full sized wardrobe and looks out onto the front garden.
The Bath Room has a bath, with an above bath safety shower and a glass shower screen, wash hand basin, toilet & shaver socket. The 2nd separate cloakroom has a toilet with wash hand basin.
Dining & Shopping at the Granary.
Lovettswood Farm is situated between 2 villages, Hillesley & Hawkesbury Upton; both are under half a mile away from the Cottage. The village of Hillesley has one pub, the very attractive Fleece Inn, which serves lovely local food at reasonable prices and is ideal to stroll to from the Granary! Hawkesbury Upton village has 2 pubs. The Beaufort Inn, which serves traditional English Pub Grub & The Fox Inn, which serves Italian Cuisine. Hawkesbury also has a village shop, a post office and a farm shop. Although the same distance from the Farm as Hillesley, Hawkesbury Upton is reached by a trek up a near vertical hill! But good for the waist line and of course downhill all the way back! The nearby Bodkin Country Inn serves fine food & wine as does The Hare & Hounds Hotel at Westonbirt and The Snooty Fox Hotel in Tetbury. The nearest supermarket, a Co-op, is 4 miles away in the picturesque wool town of Wotton-Under-Edge, as is a Tesco express with late night opening. The nearest hypermarket, a Tesco, is in the not so pretty shopping centre of Yate, 8 miles away. Remember, you can always do an on-line shop and have it delivered to Lovettswood Farm after your arrival time!
You won't be disappointed with the warm country welcome at The 4* Granary!
A SELECTION FROM OUR EXCELLENT GUEST BOOK….
Thank you for all the extras that made the cottage so comfortable. Travelling with a small baby - we were not sure what facilities there would be - we need not have worried - and next time (There will be a next time). we won't need to pack so much! We had a lovely break here, our first family holiday since J was born (10 weeks old). We are looking forward to returning in the spring/summer, as there is so much to see that we didn't have time for. Thanks once again, N, S & J P
What a wonderful place to spend our 10th Wedding anniversary! The cottage is so warm and welcoming, just like its owners! We have been to some very pretty villages & bigger towns. I've found some wonderful fabric shops & wish I could take them all back home with me. Oh well, guess I'll just have to come again! Thank you so much for making this trip so special, even the milking we will never forget! We will be sure to bring the children, I'm sure they & Archie would get on like a house on fire! L-A & R, Manchester. UK
Dear Rose & John, Well if you put a gun to my head demanding me to criticize anything at the Granary you'd just have to pull the trigger. Everything was perfect!! Also thank you both for the wonderful history of this farm, thoughtful and interesting. Thank you for the wine & chocolates. Hope we can come back soon. B & B H Bucks UK
We had a lovely time in your cottage. Our daughter love watching the baby cows and she made new friends with Holly the black dog and the cat. Lovely view from the kitchen window towards the hills. The cottage is lovely and fully equipped; all you might need is there! We've seen many things, but there is still a lot to explore left, maybe for next time. Many thanks for your hospitality and your explanation about the farm. Thanks and a kiss for Holly. J, D & C. Holland
We have had a lovely relaxing week at the Granary. We have slept well, visited beautiful villages and countryside, and eaten well on local produce. Holly the dog paid us regular visits for the odd naughty treat, and is now our best friend! Rose & John have been truly welcoming and have provided us with a lovely, cosy, clean cottage that we have loved staying in. We would certainly stay again in the future. J & C. UK.
We have had a fab time in the 'cosy cottage'; it is in a wonderful location, very well equipped and very spacious for a holiday cottage. We all enjoyed our tour round the Dairy with John. Really enjoyed our stay. Thank you. The K Family Norfolk.
We have spent a lovely week at the cottage. We were made very welcome by Rose, John & 'Holly' and loved seeing the cows and the farm. We have visited lots of places in the area and really enjoyed Tetbury and Bourton-on-the-Water, and National Trust properties. Congratulations on getting your 4* rating, it is well deserved. J & D. West Sussex.
We knew it was going to be a treat to stay here, but little did we know how great a treat! Our eyes could hardly believe what we saw as we approached! And the cottage didn't fail either. It is so well appointed and comfortable. And the views out of the windows are so inspiring. Thanks for providing a truly delightful place in the Cotswold's--away from the crowds. A & K. USA
An excellent holiday at Lovettswood Farm. I have thoroughly enjoyed my short time here. The area is a beautiful one and there is so much to see and do. I never imagined I would be so lucky with the weather - a heat wave, no less. G W. Cornwall, UK
'What a warm welcome we received on arrival at the Granary! The Cottage looked cosy and inviting, the Christmas tree, twinkling in the corner, was an extra touch which added to our delight. What more could we want! We went to the coast; to Clevedon. Where a brisk walk along the pier set us up for lunch at 'Five the beach'...........We really enjoyed our stay at the Granary and would like to thank Rose & John for making our short stay extra special. Thank you. C & P, Glossop, Derbyshire
Had a fantastic stay away from the stresses and strains that policing in London can bring. Weather fab, cottage warm and welcoming! Rose is a great host and thanks for everything. Fabulous meal at Bodkin House and a great pint down at the Fleece. Will be coming back at some stage I'm sure. S & A. London, UK.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 47 km, Nearest railway: Yate Railway Station 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Further details indoors|
The Cottage has an 'up-side-down' layout, in that the spacious Lounge & Kitchen are entered from ground level, but the bedrooms & bathroom are then situated downstairs! This ensures that the more stunning views can be enjoyed from the Lounge and Kitchen diner windows and that the bedrooms stay cool in the summer and toasty warm in the winter! The sun porch, with its whicker chairs & table and picture window, offers a nice place to sit, relax, enjoy the view and perhaps watch the children play on the lawned area.
The cottage also boasts a separate WC on the kitchen/Lounge level, handy if you are enjoying a BBQ on the upper patio. The Granary cottage was fully re-furbished in 2011, offering 4* comfort in the depths of the English Countryside.
|Further details outdoors|
The Granary's private gardens have 2 patio areas with tables, chairs and sun umbrella's, the upper patio also has a large charcoal BBQ. (Charcoal provided). The lawned area, directly in front of the cottage, is ideal for sitting out on or for the children to play on. We provide out door toys, including.... sit-on toys, paddling pool, small trampoline, Little Tykes play house, Little Tykes climbing frame and a sand pit for our younger guests.
The Cotswolds, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, gains most of it character from its picturesque, Cotswold stone built, cottages, houses and famous dry stone walls. In the Gloucestershire Cotswolds we have the benefit of being perched on the edge of the Cotswold Escarpment, this is what gives rise to the stunning views from the Granary, whilst still being well placed to tour the picturesque wooded valleys and rolling wolds of the plateau top. One of the best walking areas in Britain, The Cotswold Way & the Monarch's Way, run through our land! Many of the lovely villages in the surrounding area have been used as film locations, a true testament to their beauty! Whole villages, such as Castle Coombe & Lacock, will have very few visible signs of modern life, not an aerial or satellite dish in site! We have many, many pre-history sites in the area; the countryside is literally littered with Barrows & Encampments! The awesome standing stone circles of Avebury Village are a must visit, as is Silbury Hill & the Kennet Long Barrow, not to mention our very own local 'Roman Camp', which was actually built 1,500 years before the Roman occupation! The Roman's liked the West Country, and widely settled it, due to the much milder climate it offered than the north of the country, which is still very much applicable today!
Dining out at the Granary Holiday Cottage
There are 3 country Inns/Pubs within walking distance of the Granary Holiday Cottage (0.5 miles).
The Fleece Inn, situated in the village of Hillesley, is a community owned Pub, it serves lovely home cooked food at reasonable prices, fine wine and local beer. open all day, every day, and is a gentle stroll from the Cottage.
The two Hawkesbury Upton village pubs are a more challenging walk away! 0.5 miles, but mostly up a steep hill! The Beaufort Inn serves good pub grub and welcomes walkers/hikers. The Fox Inn serves excellent Italian Cuisine. All 3 of the Public Houses are historic, genuinely old, typical Cotswold stone built hostelries.
More fine dining can be found at The Bodkin Inn Restaurant, The Hare & Hounds Hotel or the Snooty Fox Inn, all 3-5 miles away.
The Granary Cottage is ideally placed to tour all that the beautiful Cotswolds & Royal Gloucestershire has to offer! You can visit he many well know picture post card Cotswold villages and towns, such as Castle Coombe, Bourton-On-The-Water, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold & Letchlade, but also the less well known, but every bit as pretty, Cotswold villages & towns, such as Minchinhampton, Painswick, Wotton-Under-Edge & Tetbury. We are just 3 miles from Badminton, which makes the Granary an ideal place to stay for the BHS Badminton Horse Trials!
The town of Tetbury is just a few miles away, it is home to the new Royal Baby Grandparents, HRH Prince Charles and Camilla. At their home Highgrove House, you can, by booking in advance, tour Highgrove's beautiful organic gardens! Why not follow this with a visit to the Prince's Trust Highgrove Shop on Tetbury high street! The Cotswolds aren't, however, just about picturesque villages & scrummy cream teas! There are plenty of more adventurous activities on offer! You can take a chauffeured Motor-Trike tour of the Cotswolds, throw a high performance car around Castle Coombe's Race Circuit, take a stomach dropping Glider flight from the plateau, over the edge of the Cotswold escarpment to the Severn Vale below, take an adventurous Balloon flight over the beautiful Berkeley Vale, (you may even land in one of our fields!), hone your survival skills at paintballing, or your competitive skills at Go-Kart racing, Rock Climb the side of the Cheddar Gorge if you dare, and much more!
Many famous National Trust & English Heritage properties & sites nearby, most of which have been used to film anything from Harry Potter to Cranford and Pride & Prejudice to Dr Who! Lacock Abbey & Gardens, Dyrham House, Newerk House, Avebury Village, Bath's Assembly Rooms, to name but a few!
Walk in Jane Austen's footsteps! The stunning Regency City of Bath was once home to the famous author; indeed she set her darkly Gothic tale, Northanger Abbey in Bath! The Jane Austen Experience is a must for fans, or if you just want one of the best afternoon teas Bath has to offer!
For our younger guests, apart from learning all about farming from Farmer John, there is a huge variety of attractions and events to keep them occupied!
Adventure/Play Attractions: Bowood Adventure Park, Old Down Country Park, Robins Wood Country Park & Dry Ski Slope, Magic Land Soft Play.
Farm/Adventure Parks: Cotswold Farm Park (Adam's Farm from Countryfile), Cattle Country, Avon Valley Country Park, St Augustine's Farm.
Stream Trains/Transport. Avon Valley Steam Railway, Calne Motor Museum.
Zoos/Animal Parks: Longleat House & Safari Park, Bristol Zoo & Gardens, Noah's Ark Farm Zoo, Horseworld.
Bird Parks/Attractions: Slimbridge Wild Fowl & Wetland Centre, Bird Land, Prinknash Abbey Bird & Deer Park. Cotswold Falconry Centre, Newent Birds of Prey.
Caves/Adventure Centres: Wookey Hole, Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Clearwell Caves.
Not forgetting our very own 700 year old Berkeley Castle, with its gristly history and special event days!
We can even boast that we have a beach! The Keynes Countryside Park, within the Cotswold Water Park, has the premier inland beach in the country! Next to the lake, with stunning countryside views, you also have the advantage of a children's play area and safe BBQ pitches.
There is so much to see and do in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, it is impossible to list it all! But you can as least be assured you wont be bored!