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The Granary Countryside Cottage in Peterchurch, Herefordshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Granary Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
You'll love a holiday spent at The Granary, a charming cottage of great character that also offers all the convenience and comfort of modern furnishings and fittings. The property is a 19th Century detached barn conversion that occupies a privileged spot in the grounds of the owner's 28-acre smallholding between Abbey Dore and Peterchurch. Gorgeous countryside is all around, and the cottage offers scenic views of the valley below. The accommodation includes one king-size bedroom with an en-suite featuring a power shower, a modern kitchen with breakfast bar, and a welcoming and cosy sitting room with a wood-burning stove. The Granary also offers a pleasant paddock area outside which affords breathtaking views of the mountains beyond.

The village lies on the River Dore near the Welsh Border, and is surrounded by stunning natural scenery, including the Black Mountains, gently rolling hills, attractive orchards, and cornfields. The close proximity of Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley makes the village popular with walkers. Peterchurch boasts a small number of restaurants and pubs, and 10 miles away you will find Hay-on-Wye, famous for its annual literary festival which draws figures from the literary world and many book enthusiasts. You will also find a wonderful choice of over 30 bookshops, antique shops, superb pubs and great restaurants.

Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.

Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. A quarter acre mowed paddock with picnic table and scenic views. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles, Cider Mill 400 metres. Note: Due to the spiral staircase, this property may not be suitable for the elderly or infirm. Note: This property accepts babes-in-arms only. Note: The WiFi is slow.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Ms Gorman
April 2016
The cottage was very snug with the wood burning stove.
Mr Goodliff
August 2014
The Granary is set in picturesque country side, very quiet, peaceful pretty. The bed was very comfortable and the power shower - fantastic!!
Mr Kistell
April 2014
My girlfriend and I had a great time at The Granary. It was the perfect cosy getaway for us, with gorgeous countryside all around. We went for a long walk along Offa's Dyke, had dinner and drinks in a couple of local pubs, and spent a very enjoyable day in the second-hand bookshops of Hay-on-Wye. The cottage is extremely rural, which was lovely, but there are villages nearby with places to eat and buy supplies. Lastly, the owners live just up the lane and were very friendly and welcoming.
Mrs Bastone
June 2013
A very peaceful location for a relaxing holiday. Herefordshire and Wales within easy reach.
Mr West
October 2012
Welcome received by the owners. The site itself had good views and walks from the house.
Mr Lunt
October 2012
The hosts were excellent. The accommodation was outstanding, peaceful, very quiet and clean throughout. Fantastic Holiday, the best place that we have ever stayed in.
Miss Hemmings
August 2012
The Granary was a beautiful building within beautiful gardens. So peaceful. We woke every day to birds singing and no traffic! Bliss!
Ms Giles
June 2011
The peace and quiet.
Mrs Summers
July 2012
An ideal location for visiting the area. Accommodation was wonderful for two.
Mr Carey
July 2011
The cottage was lovely and in a perfect location. The owners were very helpful.
Mr Gill
July 2011
The site reflected the actual property well, unlike many websites. There were no unpleasant surprises. We loved the location and the quietness of the property. It was simple, clean and cheap. Ideal!
Mr Parnell
April 2011
Very welcoming owner who explained everything on arrival. Fresh milk and tea provided for arrival. Extremely comfortable bed and lovely location.
Mr DeCosta
June 2011
Excellent accommodation in a great location, with terrific hosts.
Mrs Pendlebury
March 2011
The cottage was cosy and the log burner was great. A king size bed! The view was fabulous and the surrounding area is great for walking. The owners were lovely.
Mrs Murray
August 2010
The Granary was a perfect base to explore Herefordshire and West Wales.
Mr Mrs Smit
April 2010
Beautiful scenery and fantastic, cosy converted barn!!!
Mr Goodall
November 2010
Peaceful place to relax and recharge, with lovely views.
Mrs Pracy
June 2010
Lovely peaceful location.
Mr Edwards
September 2010
Good centre for walks and places of interest. Lovely view from the property. Walk-in shower much appreciated.
Mr Britten
January 2010
Friendly but respectful owners. Very good location and views. Generous use of wood for the wood burner (especially as it was particularly cold!).
Rev Clowes
November 2009
It was great for de-stressing. Peaceful surroundings. Excellent hosts.
Mrs Twinn
April 2009
We had a warm welcome and loved the peace and solitude. It was a lovely weekend.
Mr Harmon
July 2009
The Golden Valley is a super part of the country with wonderful views and great walking.
Mrs Ball
March 2009
Friendly owners lovely location and a wonderful week of good weather!
Miss Smith
April 2009
Very peaceful location and the owners were friendly but not at all intrusive, which we appreciated.
Miss Last
June 2009
The cottage was set in a beautiful part of the Golden Valley of Herefordshire. It was extremely quiet and peaceful.
Mr Meers
July 2009
Owners were very helpful and welcoming and the property provided a lovely quiet oasis.
Miss Naylor
October 2008
Nice location with easy access to tourist areas. The kitchen, bathroom and bedroom were lovely.
Mrs Krysa
January 2007
The owners were very welcoming and the property is in a good location to explore the countryside around. Purchasing steaks in the farm shop opposite the property a must.
Miss Waring
February 2007
The property was cosy and secluded, and the owner was always happy to help out. We had an excellent time and would highly recommend the property and the area to anyone who wants to escape hectic city life!
Mr Paskell
July 2007
The cottage was better than expected in a beautful area with stunning scenery.
Mrs Taylor
May 2007
Good quality of accommodation, very comfortable. Pleasant and helpful owners. Stunning location.
Mr Grundy
August 2007
Compact but very comfortable. Great for a relaxing 'get away from it all' type holiday.
Mr Botting
August 2007
Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all but who might still want something to do.
Mrs Stroud
November 2008
Peace quiet, great welcome, fire lit ready for us. Property very comfortable. Area so beautiful. If you want rest relaxation this is the place to go.
Mr Thomas
March 2008
Very relaxing - perfect for a quiet weekend away.
Mr Turbard
October 2008
A much needed rest and discovered a new part of the country I'd not been to before. Stunning scenery.
Mr Osborne
June 2008
Great! The owners were friendly and very helpful. The cottage is much better than what you can see in the brochure. A real gem. Thank you Sykes.
Clare H
November 2012
We had an idyllic break in this gorgeous part of the country. The owners were on hand but unobtrusive and we bought lots of lovely eggs. This was a great base to explore the local area; we visited the Mappa Mundy and the chained library, both of which were fascinating. We'd definitely go back - it was wonderful waking up to the sound of birds and sheep and nothing else!
August 2013
Friendly owners helped make our stay very pleasant. Peaceful surroundings and the use of the gardens made our stay relaxing. Hay is within easy reach so we were able to visit the festival all week.
Rachel C
May 2015
We chose this cottage as a base to visit the Hay Festival. The cottage was a little dissapointing. The cottage was clean enough on the surface but if you looked closer it needed a good spring clean. I am aware it is a cottage in the middle of the countryside, so expect some spiders/insects etc but there were so many spiderswebs on the ceiling and walls. A hoover or long handled duster would have sorted them out! These are complaints that have been left in other reviews (which sadly we didn't read before booking!) so not sure if the owners have taken this on board. The attention to detail is lacking. There is no hanging rail/wardrobe in the bedroom, no bin in the bathroom (there is one in the bedroom). Considering the cottage faces a holiday let for 10, a blind at the fairly large kitchen window and at the bathroom window (both face the other holiday let), the bathroom window is frosted but a blind would be good for people who want more privacy. The toilet handle was dodgy from the start of our holiday and then broke. We decided not to tell the owner a) because we were on holiday and didn't want to be bothered with plumbing issues, and b) because these kind of things should be checked and kept on top if by the owners. It was simpler just to flush the toilet using the flush mechanism inside the cistern. The cottage was fine as a base for Hay Festival as we were out early ish and back late ish. It was not a cottage that personally we felt we could spend time relaxing. There are good points! The cottage is in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views. It was quiet ( the family in the 10 person holiday let were quiet and kept themselves to themselves) and we slept very well. The bedroom is the best bit of the cottage and the bed very comfortable! There were House martins nesting, and it was lovely to watch them going about their business finding food and sorting their nests out. The shower was excellent and very powerful. We would probably not choose this cottage again personally but I am aware that lots of people have found it to be a lovely cottage and have provided good reviews. We still enjoyed our holiday and our first visit to the area.
November 2010
This was the perfect size accomodation for me & my husband in an ideal location for exploring Wales and Hereford. The Hay Bluff and Waterfalls in Wales are a must.
February 2011
A lovely quiet rural spot. Very welcoming owners. Very cosy & comfortable for the snowy weekend we spent there. Snug comfortable sitting area, spacious bedroom & bathroom & a well equiped kitchen - what more can you ask for. Only initial problem was a cold draught under the front door which a movement of a carpet sorted but perhaps could be seen to.
Tom and Eileen Carey
September 2011
The Granary is in a perfect location for visiting many of the historical attractions in the area. It is in a beautiful area. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We had everything we needed. Nothing would please us more than to be able to return.
March 2012
I stayed at the Granary with my partner a couple of years ago and, although I didn't think to review it immediately, have since thought I ought to warn anybody who is looking for somewhere quite secluded, away from other holiday lets. That is what we presumed we were getting, judging by the cleverly taken photos. Yes, on one of them, you can see what looks like the side of a farmhouse but, beyond that, it looks as if the Granary is set on a quiet country lane with just the one neighbour. When we arrived there were two families with young children already ensconced in the huge holiday barn directly opposite the little Granary let, just metres away. There was no privacy as both front doors opened across from each other and the windows too were opposite. Now, don't get me wrong, I really like children, indeed I work with thirty of them, but when you have googled, 'quiet, secluded, stand alone self catering' you do not expect families in such close proximity. In the details it also mentioned a meadow with picnic bench which indeed there was but it said absolutely nothing about it being a shared area so whenever we thought we'd have a pleasant evening drink out in the fresh air, admiring the glorious scenery, we had to contend with rowdy games of cricket or football. The families were perfectly lovely but it was nothing like the photos or information suggested. The accomodation itself was bright and adequate but I ended up cleaning some of the things before I felt we could use them and phoned my daughter the first evening in tears explaining that I had had to wash the cutlery and some of the crockery as it was stained. The stairwell walls and the beams in the bedroom were covered in cobwebs which would have been easy enough to clean off with a long handled brush. The towel radiator in the bathroom was absolutely covered in dust, so much so that I could have written a message in it. The wash basin had grime around the plughole and I cleaned this off easily with a cloth and cleaning spray so obviously no effort had gone into cleaning it previously. The shower tray still had several pubic hairs in it too. The other thing that let the place down was the dated bedroom furniture and the mirror was so tarnished you had to move your head around to get a full view of your reflection. The Granary is in a beautiful setting scenery wise but I think it should be advertised fairly so no more unsuspecting guests are faced with a large amount of neighbours when they had been after some peace and solitude. The owners are obviously making a tidy profit from the huge barn conversion alone so surely they could afford to update some of the furniture in the Granary and definitely fork out for a competent cleaner. After all, cleanliness is a basic right when paying to stay in a holiday let. I did fill in the questionairre stating all the above to Sykes Holiday Cottages but had absolutely no feedback from them. That clearly shows how highly they care about their customer satisfaction and, needless to say, we won't be using their 'services' again.
May 2012
Thank goodness, for the sake of other unsuspecting guests, the description of this property has been amended and it now says it is adjacent to another holiday let.. At the time my partner and I booked the Granary ( I can not accurately say the exact date ) there was absolutely no mention of another holiday let anywhere near it., especially not such a huge one. The only thing mentioned was that it was close to the owner's property, which did not concern us. We were so desperate to find a stand alone, peaceful retreat that we scrutinised the literature over and over again before booking. It was of the utmost importance to us and we certainly would not have overlooked such a vital detail. We did not miss the mention of another holiday let because it was not there, written in the description! Neither was there any mention of the meadow being shared either, which would have obviously alerted us to other holiday makers in the close vacinity. Even now the details have been updated, it might be an idea, just to totally clarify how close these properties actually are, to add an extra photo to the gallery. This could be taken from the front of the little Granary, illustrating how severely limited any privacy is, especially as the doors and windows are directly opposite from each other. I feel only then can future guests make a truly informed decision before booking. Now on to the condition of the Granary itself. Lovely as it could have been, it was dirty in several areas. The beam in the bedroom actually looked furry there was so much thick dust standing up on it. You couldn't miss it so goodness knows why it hadn't been cleaned. Cobwebs hung like lacy garlands from the wall at the top of the stairs, dust on the heated towel rail was so visible you could have written your name in it and there was grime around the base of the taps. The shower area wasn't too bad but there were still several pubic hairs in the base which obviously were not pleasant to contend with. Some of the plates and dishes still had crumbs sticking to them and a lot of the cutlery was dirty. The cutlery tray looked like it hadn't been washed for a while too. It was disgusting. My partner was so upset she was in tears and neither of us felt relaxed until we had cleaned the necessary areas ourselves. Everything (we didn't attempt the dust on the beam or stairwell) cleaned off with ease so this only served to indicate that the cleaning regime was obviously lazily carried out with no attention to detail. Yes, we could have mentioned the lack of cleanliness to the owners. The main reason we didn't was because they were really lovely, having driven out to meet us when we couldn't find our way there through all the country lanes. Not a brilliant reason I know but, as we were just beginning our holiday, we didn't want our week to start with a confrontation and, possibly, subsequent awkwardness. Above all though, the need shouldn't have arisen in the first place - the grime was self-evident and everywhere should have been spotless. There is no excuse. Guests should not be put in a position where they have to point this out, possibly resulting in a bad atmosphere. It is a basic right for a paying guest to be provided with a clean place to stay. It doesn't have to be the height of luxury, just clean. We filled in, in great detail, the feedback form provided by Syke's when we returned from our holiday and even sent it via recorded delivery so they were certain to receive it. Not a word did we hear back from them. Absolutely nothing. Great customer service! Maybe they're only interested in positive feedback. Although, it's strange because I notice there is a response from them with regard to another negative review on Tripadvisor.They appeared to respond very quickly to it too. Amazing that! Maybe, as the negative comments are being expressed within the public domain, rather than privately, they have to look as though they're listening. Whatever the reason, we will not be booking through Syke's again, or recommending them to anyone either.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
April 2012
The property was not quite as described. It was stated that there is off road parking for two cars. There was no allocated parking made available to us and we had to park next to property on the road which was shared by the owners, their neighbours and noisy farm vehicles in the evenings. The property was not very comfortable apart from the bed which was lovely. It was sited opposite a converted holiday let barn belonging to the same owners, which sleeps ten. The occupants (6 adults &2 children) that were there at the same time as us were noisy and were not friendly and also very dominant in as much as they hogged the picnic tables and recreational area which was unfortunately supposed to be shared. It would have been nice to sit in the peace and quiet in the evening sunshine. They spent a lot of time walking past our let trying to find signals on mobile phones. The let could have been cleaner; there was little privacy from the barn as there were no curtains or blind on the window facing it. The kitchen cupboards were not very clean and neither was the cutlery. Mugs were stored upside down leaving stick rings on the shelves. We had an invasion of ants in the kitchen. The bathroom smelt badly of mildew and the sink plug did not seal. There no proper wardrobe although there was a small cupboard in the boiler room with just 2 hangers. In fairness, the owners were lovely and friendly. We wanted a little "get away" for some peace and quiet but we did not get it here, which is a shame as the views from the let were fantastic.
September 2010
We had a really enjoyable time but think the cottage could have been a little cosier. It had a very basic feel to it. The living room didnt make you want to sit in it for long and the bedroom seemed to offer a more cosier atmosphere. Perhaps a good idea would be to have the bedroom downstairs. The owners of the cottage were lovely, very welcoming and hospitible. Nothing was too much for them. I could not have told them that the cottage was a little stark as l wouldn,t have wanted to upset them as they are lovely people and did their utmost to make sure we enjoyed the time spent there, which we did. It was a very good base for that area. The garden and surrounding walks were brilliant. We enjoyed the circular walk from the cottage very much.
July 2010
We loved the clever conversion of this unique cottage, complete with circular staircase. Truly Tardis-like, with good-sized bedroom and kitchen, which was very well-equipped. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The location (in deepest Herefordshire) was so beautiful and peaceful, and yet convenient for Hereford, Ross, Hay and abergavenny. We hope to return.
December 2009
we were very well received and the owners were very helpful ensuring an enjoyable break. the home was very comfortable and there was no shortage of equipment. the location is very rural but close to hay on wye and you do not have to tracvel too far for some good walking. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone wanting fresh air and quiet.
December 2009
Fantastic self-contained cottage in a beautiful valley close to Hay on Wye and Herefordshire villages. The couple who own the cottage are lovely and on hand to help.
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