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The Granary

Peterchurch, Herefordshire (Ref. 1946)

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "The only issue we had that the wifi never work in fairness this is in part due to remoteness of the property."

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "Lovely little base to explore Herefordshire and the Brecon Beacons."

    The house is basic but has all needed facilities (plus a log burner) and a well equipped kitchen. Great views in a quiet and remote setting with friendly hosts. Being isolated comes with limited Internet connectivity, the WiFi didn't work for us (it's shared with other accommodation and our phones would connect but with no Internet) and couldn't get a reliable mobile/data signal inside the house but could outside. There's a shared seating area with a couple of benches, some outdoor seats and a small table just outside the Granary would be even better to relax with a meal outside.

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2020

  • "The Granary is a nice place to stay but as mentioned by other occupants that it could do with a good clean ie."

    Cobwebs and the flies. There was also a lack of useful kitchen items such as tin foil, clingfilm and kitchen roll all of which are usually supplied in other cottages we have stayed in. However the owners are very helpful The Granary is in a lovely setting with beautiful scenary a comfortable bed, great shower and log burner.

    Can I say many many thanks for leaving the place so very clean and tidy There is very little that I can do about the odd cobweb and fly, being a country cottage with beams and can assure them that the place was thoroughly cleaned with fresh linen put in the day before they arrived Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeraldineDec 2019

  • "My review is not all bad but I do need to say that I was exceedingly diappointed that for a cottage that is being let out on a regular basis, the state of the cottage was not immaculaty presented."

    I appreciate that being in the countryside you get spiders but to discover spiders webs covered in dust in the bedroom and thick dust behind the sink in the bathroom and the kitchen floor unswept was very diappointing. We chose the cottage for a break, as my husband was recovering from a major operation and we needed some time to recouperate. I expected as a rental property the property would be spotless but I was wrong. As such I wasn't a realaxed as I could have been, as I was concerned about my husband's health all week. We did enjoy the location of the cottage, as it was quiet (which is what we needed), although the first few days were a little noisy due to a festival going on at the nearby cider mill. We were so exhausted we didn't really notice. Our plan was always to just chill and relax, but we did find this hard to do as we have no private garden area to retreat too and the sofa in the lounge was not a loungable sofa. Luckily the bed was very comortable but we couldn't stay there all day. The listing of the cottage does state that the cottage has WiFi but the information sent across sates it is poor and this was reitterated when we were met by the owner. Poor is a stretch of the imaginaton as we experienced absolutly no WiFi connnectivity in the whole week we spent at the cottage. In summary, the cottage is a quaint cottage in a beautiful area of the country but needs to address its cleanliness, its comfortability and its connectivity issues.

    Reviewed by JudiAug 2019

  • "David and prue were very helpful and the granary was a very nice place to stay for 6 nights, amazing views and very peaceful here would recommend staying here."


    Reviewed by JamesJul 2019

  • "We have stayed at The Granary before."

    We went back because we like the place and the area. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere about the place which helps to make the holiday.

    Reviewed by CharlesJun 2019

  • "A lovely little retreat to see the wonderful county of Hereford ."

    Very clean, quiet and comfortable.

    Reviewed by FrankApr 2019

  • "We had a brilliant long weekend in this cosy cottage."

    We did a couple of walks and loved getting back and putting the log burner on. The Granary is very well maintained, the shower was extremely powerful, the bed was very comfortable, and the views amazing. The owners live nearby but we hardly saw them, and when we did they were extremely friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend a walk at Hay Bluff (near Hay on Wye) and The Pandy Inn at Dorstone for lunch. Arthur’s Stone, a Neolithic burial chamber dating back to 3,700 BC, is well worth a visit. Finally, take a stroll up the road to Gwatkin’s Cider Farm and sample a few of their lovely ciders and perrys. We’d love to return one day.

    Reviewed by GregMar 2019

  • "We were warned about the spiral stairs but they were a bit of a challenge - quite steep and narrow, requiring the use of both hands which made carrying things up and down somewhat awkward."

    The Granary is very well equipped, very warm and comfortable. No mobile phone signal - again we had been warned.

    Reviewed by MarieFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was a lovely home from home."

    The owners made us feel very welcome and loved that we could buy from them some lovely pickles and chunky. Will be booking this cootage again.

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2018

  • "Perfect cottage for two."

    Comfortable, warm and cosy. Wonderful location for walkers and foodies. Friendly owners ... supplying eggs, honey and chilli chutney.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "The owners very friendly and helpful and the cottage was really well equipped to suit most of our needs."

    The king sized bed was particularly comfortable. At night the area was quiet, even though the Barn was fully occupied the first night. We did have problems with setting up the heating and the TV but the owner soon sorted that out for us. All in all it was a good first experience of a holiday cottage and hopefully will enjoy holidays in more in the future.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "We wished we had investigated more about where it was too far from local amenities for us."

    However cottage was excellent - very clean and the owner was welcoming on arrival. Good box full of ideas on where to visit and things to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Ann-marieSep 2017

  • "There was nothing that we though needed noting."

    We found the cottage met our full expectations and our hosts were very helpful and accommodating.

    Reviewed by DennisOct 2016

  • "It was great but I think it needs saying that it's very close to the big barn that takes twelve people - we got on okay with the people staying there, but if they'd been difficult or noisy it could have been a bit awkward - in other words don't go expecting a cottage that stands alone with guaranteed peace and quiet."

    But that aside it's a lovely cottage in a great location and we had a lovely time. So a big thanks to you and the owners.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2016

  • "The cottage was very snug with the wood burning stove."

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2015

  • "The Granary is set in picturesque country side, very quiet, peaceful & pretty."

    The bed was very comfortable and the power shower - fantastic!!

    Reviewed by RichardAug 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.

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2014

  • "A very peaceful location for a relaxing holiday."

    Herefordshire and Wales within easy reach.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2013

  • "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.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2012

  • "Welcome received by the owners."

    The site itself had good views and walks from the house.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2012

  • "The Granary was a beautiful building within beautiful gardens."

    So peaceful. We woke every day to birds singing and no traffic! Bliss!

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2012

  • "An ideal location for visiting the area."

    Accommodation was wonderful for two.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2012

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a perfect location."

    The owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 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!

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2011

  • "Excellent accommodation in a great location, with terrific hosts."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2011

  • "The peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2011

  • "Very welcoming owner who explained everything on arrival."

    Fresh milk and tea provided for arrival. Extremely comfortable bed and lovely location.

    Mr ParnellMar 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.

    Reviewed by PetaFeb 2011

  • "Peaceful place to relax and recharge, with lovely views."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2010

  • "Good centre for walks and places of interest."

    Lovely view from the property. Walk-in shower much appreciated.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2010

  • "The Granary was a perfect base to explore Herefordshire and West Wales."

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2010

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2010

  • "Beautiful scenery and fantastic, cosy converted barn!"


    Reviewed by JakobusApr 2010

  • "Friendly but respectful owners."

    Very good location and views. Generous use of wood for the wood burner (especially as it was particularly cold!).

    Reviewed by CharlesDec 2009

  • "It was great for de-stressing."

    Peaceful surroundings. Excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2009

  • "Owners were very helpful and welcoming and the property provided a lovely quiet oasis."

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2009

  • "The cottage was set in a beautiful part of the Golden Valley of Herefordshire."

    It was extremely quiet and peaceful.

    Miss LastJun 2009

  • "The Golden Valley is a super part of the country with wonderful views and great walking."

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2009

  • "We had a warm welcome and loved the peace and solitude."

    It was a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by FApr 2009

  • "Very peaceful location and the owners were friendly but not at all intrusive, which we appreciated."

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2009

  • "Friendly owners lovely location and a wonderful week of good weather!"

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2009

  • "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.

    Reviewed by MarionNov 2008

  • "Nice location with easy access to tourist areas."

    The kitchen, bathroom and bedroom were lovely.

    Reviewed by LucyOct 2008

  • "A much needed rest and discovered a new part of the country I'd not been to before."

    Stunning scenery.

    Reviewed by LeeSep 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.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2008

  • "Very relaxing - perfect for a quiet weekend away."

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2008

  • "Compact but very comfortable."

    Great for a relaxing 'get away from it all' type holiday.

    Reviewed by BryanJul 2007

  • "Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all but who might still want something to do."

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2007

  • "The cottage was better than expected in a beautful area with stunning scenery."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2007

  • "Good quality of accommodation, very comfortable."

    Pleasant and helpful owners. Stunning location.

    Reviewed by MichaelaMay 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!

    Miss WaringFeb 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.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2006

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The property

Abbey Dore 3 miles; Peterchurch 5 miles.

A 19th century detached barn conversion, situated within the grounds of the owner's 28-acre smallholding, in a rural location between Peterchurch and Abbey Dore, 10 miles from Hay-on-Wye.

Located within the beautiful Golden Valley amidst scenic Herefordshire countryside, this charming cottage successfully combines character with modern furnishings, boasting exposed beams, trusses and views of the valley below from the lovely en-suite bedroom, a delightful woodburner in the sitting room and a great outside paddock area for games and picnics, ideal for taking in the stunning mountain scenery.

The whole area provides great walking and cycling opportunities with both the Offa's Dyke Pathway and the wonderful Wye Valley within easy reach, whilst the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and the delights of neighbouring Shropshire, Worcestershire and the Cotswolds are all within easy driving distance.

An ideal base for exploring all this fantastic area has to offer!

This property is adjacent to Ref. 3782, together they accommodate 14.


  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite double power-shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • 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 5 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.

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 10 miles; Hereford 12 miles.

The village of Peterchurch, with its handful of pubs and restaurants, is situated on the River Dore in the beautiful Golden Valley, flanked by the Black Mountains to the west and gentle hills to the east. Just 10 miles away is the wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales. Surrounded by pastureland and woodland, covered in primroses, violets, celandine and bluebells during spring, the village is also close to the Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks. The epitome of picturesque England, the ancient city of Hereford lies 12 miles away and dates back to the 7th Century, boasting a magnificent cathedral, the famous 'chained library', and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. A great location with plenty to see and do for all the family.

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