English Bicknor holiday cottage rental with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and TV

The Granary offers that quirky romantic experience

from £80 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:


45 reviews

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The Granary is located on the edge of the Forest in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 38011

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 102 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Weston Supermare 102.2 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3.2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 92.3 km, Nearest railway: Lydney 16 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
Furniture Double Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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

We have recently been awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014 for consistently good and better reviews.

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.

Further details

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 Gloucestershire 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. Visit film locations for Star Wars and Dr Who.

English Bicknor

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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14 Dec 2015


"The perfect getaway"

What a wonderful weekend (even in the wind and the rain!) The granary is exactly as described, quirky and romantic. Cosy, with stunning views, it is filled with trinkets from the owners travels and shows the love poured into this place. It was the perfect place for a much needed break away and we will be returning!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Granary. We are delighted you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you back one day.

20 Oct 2015


"A Jolly and Fun Retreat"

Stayed here for a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the cottage. Lots of little trinkets around the place were fun to explore and the tree house style bedroom is a great idea! Were lucky enough to have nice enough weather for a lovely stroll over to the River Wye and take in the views. After a nice long walk the spa bath was a real unexpected treat to come back to as well! Mandy and David were great hosts and made us feel more than welcome. Would definitely go back again.

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

31 Aug 2015


"A perfect little cottage for a relaxing weekend."

The Granary is the perfect cottage for a peaceful and quiet break. Mandy and David are very welcoming and willing to help with all needs including local walks and pubs. The cottage is beautiful and has great views of the surrounding countryside. Very comfortable to rest in and a fantastic decking to sit and relax and take in the views. This was exactly what we were looking for in our weekend away and we would highly recommend to anyone looking to escape a busy lifestyle.

Thank you for giving the Granary such a positive review. We are really pleased the weekend break was what you needed and hope you both feel refreshed. Please come and see us again one day.

20 Jul 2015


"Idylic setting with fab views from the veranda"

A quirky little cottage but very homely, the stairs took a bit of getting used to but that is part of its charm. There was a yummy meal waiting for us on arrival which you can pre book ideal if you have travelled some distance. I would recommend taking some basic food provisions with you such as bread, tea milk etc as the shops are a drive away. There are fab walks within easy reach and a lovely pub nearby too. If you are a couple and want a get away from it all break and love walking then this is definitely the place to come, our dog Charlie loved it too and Mandy and David were very welcoming.

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you had a good time. Just a reminder to any future guests, we do offer a welcome pack of all the basic provisions, if you request it, so that you don't have to go to the shops straight away. You just let us have your list before you arrive and we do the rest.

19 Apr 2015


"The Forest of Dean's best kept secret"

I picked this cottage for my partner and I based on previous reviews. But my goodness, they didn't do it justice. This cottage is a little piece of heaven in the middle of the forest. Access is along a very long driveway and once there, you could be anywhere in the world. The driveway suddenly turns into a quaint courtyard, containing the owner's house and 2 further cottages. The Granary is located at the far end of the courtyard, and the cute wooden front door is accessed up some traditional stone steps. Once inside the cottage, you are greeted with a whole other world. It is oozing character, from the real wood floor to the old beams. The style incorporates a mix of Moroccan fabrics, souvenirs from the owners' travels and traditional furniture, which all add to the charm. The bedroom is accessed up a delightful little ladder into a romantic loft space, and features a skylight to gaze at the stars from bed! Facilities - a large flatscreen TV with an abundance of Freeview channels, excellent fast wifi, a fully functional kitchen with utensils, fresh chicken eggs in the morning courtesy of the resident chickens, books galore to get stuck into, an amazing 'spa' bath, ample parking, a barbeque, and one of the loveliest and largest 'balconies' I have ever seen! Views from the balcony are stunning - a huge valley of forest and fields of frolicking lambs (and a pony or two around the side!). Whilst the Granary is next to the owner's house and the second cottage, it is completely private as the balcony and every view is towards the back. Mandy and David are the most perfect hosts. They will make you feel extremely welcome whilst giving you the peace and quiet you want from a get-away. They also supply a wealth of information inside the cottage on local attractions and places to eat (as well as cooking you home made dinner on request!). To conclude, this really is the most romantic and peaceful setting me and my partner have stayed at to date. I guarantee that you will grow quite attached to this magical little cottage and will never want to leave. Thank you so much Mandy and David for giving me and my partner a few cherished days together. We cannot wait to return!

What a truly wonderful review with such positive comments. We are delighted you found your stay in the Granary such a lovely experience and look forward to welcoming you back one day.

1 Dec 2014


"perfect getaway"

Me and my partner visited for the weekend. The Granary is simply unique. We loved the mezzanine, spa bath and skylights. It was really warm and cosy for the winter nights. The windows all look out over beautiful countryside and is well positioned to be close to the owners but feel secluded and private too. The option of dinner (cooked by owner Mandy) and ready and waiting to heat up upon arrival was delicious and such a great service after a long journey! It was a little hard to find on a dark night but that was all part of the fun! We will definitely be returning.

Thank you so much for writing such a positive review. We are very pleased you enjoyed staying at the Granary and also that you liked your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day.

2 Nov 2014


"Cosy and perfectly located."

A wonderful few days stay in this fantastic cottage. It's super cosy, quaint and spotlessly clean. Perfectly located in the Forest of Dean and close to some fabulous walks in nearby villages just a short drive away. Beautiful view across the forest from the balcony and some great wildlife too! All in all a fantastic trip, highly recommend this place!!

Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are very pleased you had such a good time, and that you found the local area so interesting.

12 Sep 2014



Wat een mooie locatie. Je zit daar helemaal rustig met prachtige vergezichten. Gezellig huisje en wat een super vriendelijke verhuurders, stonden altijd voor ons klaar, zelfs om s avonds nog even boodschappen voor ons te doen! We hadden er erge moeite om weer te vertrekken. Wat hebben wij genoten!

It was great to have you stay in the Granary and we are thrilled you had such a good time. Please come and see us again one day.

23 Jul 2014


"Best holiday we've ever had!"

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Granary after spotting it on trip advisor whilst looking for somewhere in the Forest of Dean and I am so happy we stayed here. I was amazed by how beautiful the surroundings where on the drive up to the Granary and we fell in love with the Granary itself, David welcomed us upon our arrival and both him and Mandy were there whenever we needed them, whether it was for tomato sauce for our breakfasts as we forgot ours or a pub recommendation! I cannot fault our stay at the Granary, we will definitely return at some point in the future! :)

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are very happy that you had such a good time and would love to welcome you back in the future.

8 Jul 2014


"Super relaxing and extremely pretty"

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time away for his birthday weekend. The cottage is really nicely done, we loved the bed area and the balcony and the spa bath is a real treat after a long day. The hosts were wonderful, we ordered dinner for when we got there which was delicious and they provided us with lots of information about nice pubs and places to visit. We will be returning!

Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are very pleased you had such a good time. We would love to see you here again in the future.

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    • 8 Years listed

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    Calendar updated:07 Feb 2016

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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    • Spanish

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