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Ganarew Cottage

(Ref. 922307)

Ganarew near Whitchurch, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (7)
  • good (6)
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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay, the house was clean and the bedrooms very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Connie5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property was clean and well appointed!"

    The lack of a drainer to hold the washed pots was not good, but that is the only negative I can think off. Everything you could want was there in the kitchen, had a good time.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Oct 2023

  • "We were a party of six staying for the weekend."

    The cottage is lovely and bigger than it looks, and in a quiet location, opposite a beautiful church. It was clean and fairly well equipped. It was easy to find, with only one member of the party ending up at the old peoples home! Which you don't know is there once at the cottage. Parking was great - we left a couple of cars just down the lane, and two on the drive. The area is fabulous; we walked form the house up to the hill fort, then down to Symonds Yat, across the ferry and to the Saracens Head. We ate in both the Saracens Head and the Old Ferrie Inn; both were fabulous, but the Ferrie had the edge. The only slight negatives were a few of the mugs were chipped, which was a shame and one of the sofas seems to have no seat cushions, so was a bit uncomfortable. The mugs would be an easy win. I would recommend the cottage and the area.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay at Ganarew Cottage."

    Clean, spacious and well equipped. We shall return!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2023

  • "Nice property but a bit tired and in need of a refurb."

    . Bedroom lamps didn’t work and bulbs were missing from downstairs lights.. Everything is there for a comfortable stay.. however bedroom located at one end is next to the adjacent care home laundry room where machines run through the night..! Also for those wanting peace and quiet be aware that the busy A40 is within earshot.. Wi-Fi is a bit flaky.. no reception upstairs However.. good location to access beautiful area if the country and easy to get to shopping and/ or places to eat..

    Reviewed by Gary3.1Aug 2022

  • "We were very pleased with our choice for the purposes of a family get together."

    We were 4 couples and a baby across 3 generations and it suited us very well to be in such quiet and picturesque immediate surroundings. Also we were glad to be on higher ground so were not too badly affected by the floods (Feb 2020), We were pleased with the amount of space in the property and the arrangement of rooms. There is a party wall from the living room to the care home next door which during the evening transmitted the sounds of washing machine spin cycle which might bother some but once we had identified what this was we did not find it intrusive. The weather was wet and windy following 2 major storms so we spent less time out than we had hoped, but again that was OK as we just wanted to spend time together. For this reason we could have made use of a few board games and books. The store room/garage was brilliant for cleaning up the dog after muddy walks and we made good use of the washing machine there and dishwasher in the kitchen. The crockery supplied was only enough for one meal so we had to run the dishwasher each time - some extra mugs and plates would have been useful. There was a folder of local information but we found a lot of it was badly out of date, for example the entrance prices for Goodrich castle were more than double what we had read and there were several eateries that had closed or radically changed. These are small criticisms, overall we had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Feb 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage which was well equipped and spacious."

    4 good sized bedrooms with a large master bedroom which had an en-suite. Located in quiet village just off the main A40 only 10 minutes from the lovely town of Monmouth. Cottage has a games room and a large lounge with a large dining table which comfortably sits 8. Well equipped kitchen and a freezer and washing machine in the adjacent garage/games room. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2020

  • "The oven was not very effective and a shower installed in the en suite would be helpfull with 8 occupants."

    The location was lovely and the accomodation was comfortable and of a good size for 8 occupants.

    Reviewed by Tim4.1May 2019

  • "Everything about the break was fantastic, from the booking process, the Sykes app, the information provided by the cottage owner prior to arrival, to the stay itself."

    The cottage was the perfect family getaway and was everyrhing and more that we were expecting based on the information in the website.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jan 2019

  • "Really fabulous property fitted to the very highest standards."

    Accurate review on the Sykes website and the booking process was easy to navigate. Will definitely be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2019

  • "A comfortable cottage with deceptively spacious accommodation."

    The scones, jam and logs for the wood burner supplied by owner Alice were very welcome! We found numerous walks from the cottage; it was lovely to just pull on wellies and head out rather than having to travel by car to experience the fabulous surroundings. Hereford, Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Brecon and Forest of Dean all easily accessible - would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Oct 2018

  • "We had an excellent week blessed with lovely sunshine which always helps."

    It accommodated 6 adults very well - lovely house, comfy beds, settees, nice bedding, good equipment (dishwasher etc), very good hot water and heating, useful "games room" for storage and a wonderful setting for exploring the area plus the benefit of peace and quiet in an interesting and picturesque hamlet. BUT there are a few things you should know which detracted a little from the overall view and which, for a house described as "top notch", are not acceptable. There are missing light bulbs in the overhead dining room light, the under cupboard kitchen fitting, a bedside lamp in the 1st bedroom on the left. The shower mat in the main bathroom is black and mouldy underneath. The lampshade on the windowsill lamp in the lounge is cracked and very tatty. We would have liked some small glasses for fruit juice, evening drinks etc. And a few more small dishes, plates would have been useful (we self catered 6 out of 7 nights unlike some people who eat out a lot). And the garden really needs a bit of tidying up. Unusually as well there are no local maps apart from a few printed walks. We forgot to write in the visitors' book quite by mistake but would not particularly have wanted to mention the above in that, but I think the owner should be aware.

    Reviewed by Kay4.7May 2018

  • "Bit of problem trying to get in touch with owner to sort out key."

    Why give Mobil number when people admit not to have a signal at home???

    Reviewed by Stephen4.0Aug 2017

  • "Great location, lovely property - some amazing walks in the area and great pubs."

    The owner provides an info pack which shows things to do in the area and also recommended pubs

    Reviewed by Beverley4.6May 2017

  • "Accomodation excellent, very comfy beds, sinks in bedrooms."

    Kitchen well-equipped. Sofas brilliant. Rather cold on arrival and no immediate instructions for heating, wedged in cupboard near thermostat, fire blanket and monitor rather than cottage information book. Games room disappointing cor an adult group who were expecting a full size 8th table and ca.d prepared and similarly pool table, so it was off to the pub.

    Reviewed by Vivien4.8Nov 2016

  • "I booked this cottage for a surprise 70th birthday family get together for my dad."

    In total we had 6 adults, a 7 year old, a 2 year old and a 4 month old baby. In addition we took two dogs with us. The cottage was amazing. we opened the door to the kitchen to find fresh bread milk and home made cake. The cottage was very clean and spacious. it had everything we needed to self cater a couple of nights in and entertain the children. The additional games room was a converted garage space, but also doubled up as a 'wet dog room' after the times when we had got back and the dogs were a bit wet from the hill walks. The rooms were bigger than i expected and we had a choice of twin or double beds prior to our arrival. my mum and dad were very pleased with the main bedroom and ensuite, and the rest of us shared the family bathroom which worked well. i cannot say anything negative about this really. i would thoroughly recommend it to any family short break or holiday. you will need a car to travel to lots of nearby attractions but that is the same as any other place like this. The contact we had from the owner prior to our stay was also a lovely touch. thank you for making it a great experience

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 3 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with basin
  • Room with cot
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • External utility/games room with multi-games table with table tennis, snooker and table-top football.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine in utility, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, plus additional roadside parking at bottom of lane, 3 mins walk
  • Lockable bike/kayak storage
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Mobile reception can be intermittent
  • Note: Parking spaces by the church are for church visitors only
  • Note: External utility/games room with multi-games table with table tennis, snooker and table-top football.

The property

Whitchurch 1.8 miles.

A stunning, stone terraced former stable block, in a cluster of houses ideally located overlooking the village church in Ganarew, and the countryside beyond.

Beautifully furnished throughout to provide contemporary, spacious, high-quality accommodation, Ganarew Cottage is perfect for friends and family who wish to spend time in this stunning part of the country.

The four sumptuous bedrooms all offer views of the countryside, the master of which has the added benefit of en-suite facilities, plus a small nursery room next door.

The owner's attention to detail is evident throughout the cottage, with a very well-equipped kitchen and a large sitting room with exposed stone walls and ceiling beams, original stone-flagged floors, luxurious sofas and a warming woodburning stove.

Outside is a lovely enclosed cottage garden, complete with seating and a barbecue, ideal for alfresco dining in the summer, or simply relaxing with a refreshing drink.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, many lovely walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed from the doorstep around the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean.

Enjoy the magnificent views from Symonds Yat Rock, or try the many outdoor activities on offer, including kayaking, a high wire rope course, horse riding and fishing, to name but a few.

A wonderful cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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About the location


Symonds Yat 0.5 miles; Monmouth 4 miles; Ross-on-Wye 7 miles.

The village of Whitchurch lies between the small market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Boasting lovely walks in every direction, Whitchurch has a thriving village shop and coffee shop selling locally sourced products, a pub and a restaurant. Just a short distance away is Symonds Yat, a pretty Herefordshire village, which straddles the River Wye, home to the magnificent natural limestone rock popular with wildlife enthusiasts and climbers, as well as a Butterfly Farm and Maze. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts many outdoor activities, including horseback riding, abseiling, caving, numerous cycle routes and a high wire rope course. Other activities on offer for the less energetic include fishing, golf and kayaking to name just a few. Close by is the pretty village of Goodrich with its 12th century Marcher Castle, village shop and two pubs both serving good food. The historic town of Monmouth is well worth a visit with its mixture of Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, while the riverside town of Ross-on-Wye has many timbered Tudor buildings, riverside walks and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. Day trips can be enjoyed to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park, the unspoilt Malvern Hills, Hereford and Hay-on-Wye.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas