Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The perfect setting for a romantic retreat where you can relax and unwind in this wonderful part of the country. As featured in The Guardian 'Five best ... forest cottages' October 11th 2008.
Also featured in Guardian 20 cracking last minute Easter stays. March 12th 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/mar/12/easter-cottages-self-catering?page=all
and in The Times, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/where_to_stay/article7076225.ece Saturday March 27th 2010. Situated in the Wye Valley in the Forest of Dean.
The Granary in the beautiful Forest of Dean between the River Wye and River Seven, has been converted, retaining its original 18th century charm, into a beautiful self-contained romantic getaway. It benefits from 180' views of open country side and is west facing. You can take long relaxing walks in the forest right from the back door, or perhaps take part in more energetic activities such as horse riding, canoeing or mountain biking; just some of the opportunities available in this popular part of Gloucestershire an area of outstanding Natural Beauty.
An ideal retreat for a romantic break. Perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries or just an opportunity to get away from it all. The owners go out of their way to make your stay special.
Flowers, gifts and surprises for your partner can all be arranged when booking.
We can provide you with an evening meal ready for you when you arrive. Particularly if you are coming straight from work and arriving late. All details on the booking form.
We also offer evening meals during your stay if you fancy a cosy night in and don't feel like cooking. All information available in the Granary when you arrive.
A holiday with a difference! Read our reviews to see what our visitors think.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 40 km, Nearest railway: Lydney 15 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation is on the first floor and access is gained up the original stone steps. The living area is cosy and inviting, retaining many of its original features including oak beams, and a fully equipped kitchen. The sleeping area is on a platform above the living space, and has been decorated with soft furnishings providing a Moroccan theme. The luxury bathroom has a spa bath and plenty of storage. The windows over look open farm land and private secluded gardens.
Hair dryer, curling tongs and straighteners available, so you don't have to bring your own.
|Further details outdoors|
The property is accessed along a forestry commission track, providing a secluded and peaceful environment to relax and enjoy this rural idyl.
The new balcony now provides the perfect space to sit out and enjoy the views with sun loungers and table and chairs. The perfect place to have a drink while watching the sunset or to enjoy your morning coffee. Whatever your preference, the balcony provides the perfect mix of privacy outdoors where you can relax and unwind in this secluded and unspoilt setting.
Parking space is adjacent to the property.
Well behaved dogs are welcome but we expect you to clean up after them and keep them under control at all times. Supplementary cleaning charge of £10 would be made.
10% discounts available for 2 consecutive weeks booked or for people who return.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Forest of Dean is one of the most distinctive areas of Britain having a seductive charm and character that is uniquely its own. The spectacular landscapes and stunning scenery have inspired craftspeople, artists, inventors, poets and playwrights, as well as the many visitors who return year after year.
The Forest extends over 110 square kilometres of woodland and lies between the rivers Wye and Severn, in the western part of Gloucestershire, and on the borders of Wales and Herefordshire. The Granary is in the heart of the Forest and benefits from views of both the local woodland and open farmland.
Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean is a popular place for visitors who are looking to enjoy the Countryside. This includes, canoeing on the River Wye, surfing the Severn Bore, rock climbing, horse riding, mountain biking, model railway, the famous 'Go Ape' as well as two golf courses. Pedalabikeaway supplies a variety of bikes for hire, for long rides through the forest, and there are many historical places of interest, including several ancient castles.There is so much to see and do in the Forest of Dean! With such a spectacular range of natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, family attractions, plus a whole host of events and festivals, the Forest of Dean is the perfect place for a holiday or short break getaway, at any time of year.
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31 Mar 2014
"Peaceful and Unique"
We stayed at the The Granary for a long birthday weekend and were both very taken with the charming building. Beautiful surroundings which we were grateful to be able to take in fully once the sun came out. Very unique cottage / annex, but well presented and with a cracking balcony to enjoy the view.
Lovely, welcoming and really helpful hosts made for a very enjoyable weekend all round.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Granary. We are delighted you had such a good time.
1 Mar 2014
"A wonderful nugget in the midst of a forest.."
I stayed at the Granary for four days, really enjoyed the quaint cottage and its surrounding landscapes. Cosy and looked after me well during the storms. Hosts are wonderful, friendly and not intrusive at all. Pet friendly and everything well thought out in a beautiful part of the forest. Can't wait to return when the roses are blooming.
Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and wish to return.
14 Feb 2014
"Took my breath away!"
We arrived at the Granary for a quiet relaxing weekend away with plans to do absolutely nothing. When we were shown into the cottage i was lost for words, it was nothing like i expected. It was a warm… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
28 Oct 2013
"Peaceful and beautiful country retreat"
In January 2013 me and my girlfriend travelled from Coventry to this humble abode. On first arrival we couldn't of possible been happier. The cottage is set in the midst of the beautiful rolling … More
Thanks for this review, it reminded us of this magical time. We loved having you and were glad to be able to help you when the elements were against us.We now have a balcony on the Granary which has been a great addition. Come and see us again soon.
22 Oct 2013
"Lovely cottage in a beautiful location"
Me and my girlfriend was travelling through Gloucester, and stumbled upon this cottage through holidaylettings.It turned out to be the best stay of our two week trip.
The setting of the cottage is very beautiful and out of the way from everything except nature. There are footpaths into the forest of Dean, and if you want to there is a pub within walking distance over the fields. However, we did not leave the cottage at all, after a week of hiking it was heaven just to hang out in the garden behind the cottage and eat good food.
The cottage has all the amenities you need, with a full kitchen and a very nice bath tub.
The only negative is that the skylight in over the sleeping loft can make it quite bright in the mornings, and that we had some trouble with the internet when we were there.
The hosts Mandy and David are lovely and were very helpful. We arrived much later than expected, and had no food or any options to get some. Mandy helped us out from her own kitchen, which saved our night!
We only stayed three nights, but already when we left we were planning our next visit. Highly recommended!
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the Granary and thank you for your wonderful comments. With regards to the small issues you raised we now plan to install a blind in the Granary so that our visitors can choose to star gaze or block out the early morning sun. We would love to see you again if you are in the area; don't forget you qualify for a 10% discount!
10 Sep 2013
"A Romantic Getaway"
We stayed for a weekend and we will definitely return. The cottage is wonderful - cosy and romantic, just the right size for two and with everything you would ever need. Highlights were the spa bath, … More
Thank you for such a lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
31 Aug 2013
"The perfect rustic setting!"
Our week at The Granary passed far too quickly. Each day we were able to travel to beautiful sites and still be "home" in time to see the sun set over the distant Welsh hills. Highlights for us included the breathtaking views of the River Wye from Symonds Yat Rock, the Dali-esque geology of Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean, and a scenic drive along the Wye to the ruins of Tintern Abbey. Owners Mandy and David Lloyd provided excellent information (we travelled from the USA) and answered every question we had. Hope to return someday!
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
5 Aug 2013
"A magical retreat"
I booked the Granary as a surprise for my fiancée after a two day canoe trip down the Wye. To aid in the surprise I asked the owners to provide a rather specific hamper which they did without question.
The accommodation itself is fantastic. Renovated from near ruin, but still maintaining bucket-loads of character, it feels homely and welcoming from the moment you step through the door.
Although the Granary sits next to the owners house, the orientation makes it feel as if you are a million miles from anyone; especially when sitting on the newly created deck looking out over uninterrupted views of the Forest of Dean. Plus the half mile of dirt track drive that winds through the canopy of the forest only adds to that feeling of detachment.
By way of facilities the Granary has it all and more: Hair straighteners; ironing board; washing machine; Sky TV; Jacuzzi bath; more kitchen utensils than the Ritz; but most importantly it is adorned with various treasures that only add to its charm.
If you're looking for modern clean cut lines, and high-tec gadgetry then this isn't the place for you. However if what you want is a beautiful romantic retreat , miles from anyone, where memories will be made and kept forever then you won't go far wrong.
Whole heartedly recommended.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much and glad that you have fond memories of your engagement weekend. Many congratulations once again.
21 Jul 2013
"Peace perfect peace!"
What a wonderful week we had, sitting in a beautiful garden overlooking the hay fields, watching the deer sneaking in to nibble the farmers crops and the buzzards circling overhead, the only noise was the gentle humming of the bees, absolute relaxation! We were blessed with amazing weather for the whole week, so hardly any time was spent indoors but there was everything we needed when we did. It was a real wrench to go home to the bustle and noise of normality, the Granary is a little piece of heaven, hidden down a forest track at the edge of the world. Thankyou for sharing it with us!
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We love it here too and want to be able to share a little peace with our visitors.
24 Apr 2013
"Beautiful accommodation in picturesque location!"
Our stay at The Granary was fantastic! The accommodation was truly unique; perfect for a romantic getaway. Everything from the stunning mezzanine bedroom and spa bath, to the lovely owners, Mandy & David, meant we had a truly memorable weekend. Situated in English Bicknor, the highlights of the weekend were by far the picturesque walks in and around the Forest of Dean. After spending all day on our feet we stumbled across The Saracens Head in Symonds Yat and dropped in for some lunch. Overlooking the river Wye, the location was sublime and the food was great! I'm sure we'll be returning very soon!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. The River Wye is magical. There are so many points from which to enjoy the peace and quiet. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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