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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12 Jun 2014
"Lovely little hideaway in the country"
A cosy cottage with truly individual character. The decked balcony provided stunning views across the fields and, despite its size, The Granary has a full size spa bath to relax in after many a forest walk. The owners live next door but didn't bother us at all unless we needed them. They even gave us fresh eggs from the resident chickens.
Our springer spaniel was also welcome, which for us was a real bonus.
Thank you very much for your very positive comments. We are very pleased you had a good time, and saw the forest in all its glory. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.
28 May 2014
Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by Many and her friendly cat and shown to the warm cosy cottage which was a great welcome on such a cold and rainy day after a long drive from London. The area is very peaceful and serene with lovely views of the fields and hills. David and Mandy Lloyd were very helpful with answering any questions we had with regards to directions and things to do in the area. We'll definitely be back!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you felt welcome and were able to relax before returning to work. We would be happy for you to come again; you would qualify for a 'returners discount' if you did.
5 May 2014
"Beautiful and peaceful"
The granary was wonderful, and the hosts were very welcoming and hospitable! The eggs they left for us from their chickens were such a treat for the morning, and the view is breathtaking! Will definit… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back some time.
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.
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