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Granary 1

(Ref. 974077)

Madley near Hereford, Herefordshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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86 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a very comfortable cosy cottage."

    It’s well equipped, very warm, has everything you need for a stay away from home. The garden for the dog although is enclosed I wouldn’t suggest letting a dog off the lead as it could get out through the bars of the fence. Unfortunately the pub in the village of Madley is now closed so it is a drive away to reach ‘a local’. Given that the weather was not fortuitous we didn’t go for many walks as everywhere was so water logged but given drier conditions it is an ideal area for lots of walks. Wales is so close to Hereford we were able to explore there frequently and even took a ride on the Brecon Mountains steam train

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay with very friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Johnathon was a great host and dealt with the small problem of a faulty waste plug in the bath straight away."

    The cottage was comfortable, warm and clean and had all we needed in the kitchen area. The welcome pack was excellent the best we have ever had - thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property is approached down a long rutted farm track and sits in the middle of old farm buildings which provide a not very nice view."

    We never met the owners and no instructions were left for us. There was an excellent welcome pack, and the flat was clean, though it sits below another one from where we could hear every footstep, conversation and everything else. Equipment was basic and the flat lacked homely touches. No mobile phone reception, intermittent tv though good wi fi.

    Reviewed by Alan3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely welcome from Jonathon."

    . accommodation was excellent very clean and comfortable. Nice location and lovely enclosed garden for the dog Nice welcome pack too. Would definitely stay again Cheers Ged& Jean

    Reviewed by Ged5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just that the kitchen tap drips when you use the shower, but not a big deal at all"

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Aug 2023

  • "Lovely holiday very kind and helpful owner and nice comfortable clean accommodation."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "This accommodation is fab, including the hamper on arrival, the bowl of fresh fruit, fresh flowers, even the dog bowls and treats are a lovely touch."

    Whilst we only stayed for 3 nights we would have been happy to stay for longer. If there's one thing we would say it was that the bedroom door scrapes on the floor, could do with shaving a bit of the bottom.

    We're happy to hear you had a great stay! Thank you for informing us about the door, we will look into this issue and resolve it asap. - Kate & Jonathan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay close enough for my family meet up."

    Very clean and more spacious than I had thought. Good facilities to eat in The owners kindly left us some goodies (milk, bread, chocolate biscuits and some fruit) which was very welcomed by us. Bed was comfortable but I needed to use cushions as well as pillows which was just my personal preference as I have sinus problems. The shower was a telephone style and the water power not great but definitely useable and not a problem for us. The Granary is a clever use of space … everything you need for a comfortable few days away. We ate in the first night then as a family went to Ludlow and also the Kilpeck Inn (recommend this one). The Granary is a working farm so woken by cockerels but nothing bothered us and we loved our stay. A very pleasant and happy stay. Would definitely recommend and would come back when staying in Herefordshire. Thank you for a very comfortable stay at Granary 1

    Reviewed by Kathleen Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Well appointed, well prepared, well situated and exceptional welcome."

    Thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property - I had everything that I needed - and a very generous welcome ' pack ' ."

    I really enjoyed the location - lovely and peaceful - and convenient for visiting the surrounding area . There are also plenty of public footpaths close by - and all easy walking .

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2023

  • "Like everyone else who stays at the Granary, we found the owners very helpful and friendly."

    The flat was clean and tidy and nicely laid out. As it was winter we were a tad worried before we went with regard to the heating but we found that like everything else in the flat it worked beautifully. The flat is very well insulated and holds the heat so we didn't need the heaters on all the time. The little enclosed grassy area was a godsend in the rain as it is literally right by your front door.

    Reviewed by George5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable week at Granary 1 and Jonathan & Kate were friendly and perfect hosts."

    Unfortunately with a broken arm post op it was impossible to visit the local area but you can walk to the local shop and footpaths for lovely dog walks from the cottage. Tescos is 15 mins drive away with plenty of choice. Our dog was made very welcome and loved the garden too. Would definitely visit again if in the area. Excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "Kate and Jonathan are amazing hosts and they provide everything within their property to ensure an enjoyable stay."

    Jonathan greeted us personally the moment we arrived following a long drive after a days work which was a welcoming and friendly start. Set away from the road, down a track, the property is gorgeous inside and out and is blissfully quiet. The garden and nearby meadows are great for four legged friends. A picnic basket of delicious goodies was greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Kate was brilliant in recommending places to visit based on our interests. The village centre is just a short walk along a wooded path where a shop offers all essentials. The take away is well worth a visit as is the Red Lion. A proper drinking pub with a lovely garden and super dog friendly as are Kate and Jonathan. There are lots of beautiful walking routes locally. Dobby enjoyed his stay as much as we did. A hidden gem!!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Granary was a lovely place to stay in Herefordshire."

    Kate and Jonathan made us very welcome - the flowers and welcome basket. were an unexpected bonus on the first night. The building is extremely well insulated and super warm on a chilly night - we had to get up and turn down the heating during the night!. There are proper pint pots and wine glasses in the cupboards and it is so dark outside at night you can see a starlit sky we haven't seen for years. We will be back. Malk & Gill

    Reviewed by Malk5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely clean & spacious property - perfect for one or a couple ."

    Great place for pooch too - with a large enclosed area for a good paw stretch. Owners were friendly and welcoming & kindly provided lots of tasty goodies on arrival .

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at The Granary 1."

    Kate & Jonathan were pleasant and the building is beautifully done. Good parking facilities and a brilliant medium sized paddock next to the property for letting the dogs run loose. Plenty of dog walks around Hereford, particularly along the River Wye early in the morning and late evening were ideal as it was extremely hot during our stay. There are also plenty of towns within travelling distance by car from the property which made the stay more enhoyable, there are also a few good National Trust sites too. The welome hamper was great too, a fresh pint of milk in the fridge when we arrived, and the hamper included, a loaf, chocolate, biscuits and a large bag of crisps to share, along with a welcome note from Kate & Jonathan which also provided the Wi-Fi Code. The biggest plus, is Kate & Jonathan are very dog friendly and we have two very tired terriers after their stay. Thank you for providing a great place to stay, hope we come back some day.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage perfect all you could want a home from home."

    It was the second time we have been there and will be going there again soon. The owner was close by and very helpful and friendly,

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Jun 2022

  • "Property was absolutely fantastic!"

    Every small detail had been thought of. Fresh flowers, hamper on arrival, and fresh fruit! Never felt more welcome. The property owners were also brilliant. Helpful, friendly, and overall great people. Would gladly stay again!

    Reviewed by Luke5.0May 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    The flat was well situated in a peaceful spot , close enough to Hay and Hereford and with good local walks. We had use of a fenced and spacious garden. Our dog was made most welcome by the owners, as were we.

    Reviewed by Lesley And Peter4.7Apr 2022

  • "This was great for our dog, a lovely space for her to run around, and we had the fire pit outside."

    The walks were all straight from the door and the local Tesco is 10 minutes away in Hereford. We ate at The Bell in the evening, a short drive, but excellent food. The house was clean and comfortable, with a friendly welcome and treats for us and the dog. The kitchen had what we needed and the water was very hot. For me the sofa could have been more comfortable, and the bathroom could have had a ladder rack / door peg to hang clothes. A very good place to stay, quiet and peaceful for a long weekend.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage with a central location to Ross on Wye, Hay on Wye and the Breacon Beacons."

    The provision of bread, milk, fruit etc was most welcome and a very pleasant surprise. The Granary is well designed and very comfortable with a lovely open plan layout. One thing that could be improved on is the shower which isn't very powerful. Also to provision of a dressing table and chair in the bedroom rather than a clothes basket would be very useful. The only disappointing aspect was not being able to check in till 5.00 p.m. which is quite late.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place, very relaxing stay and so thoughtful to leave a welcome basket"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was a marvelous and wonderful holiday at Granary 1 and we'd like to thank Kate and Jonathan very much."

    They made as feel very welcome We can recommend the holiday property very much.

    Reviewed by Dagobert5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely stay, perfect accomodation, friendly hosts, would recommend!"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage was well located, comfortable and clean. We were made to feel really welcome.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the granary."

    Great location. We were made to feel very welcome by Kate and Jonathan.. our dog Billy really enjoyed his adventure. We will definitely return here

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Oct 2021

  • "The hosts Kate and Jonathan were so welcoming and helpful."

    The flowers fruit and goody baskets for us and our dog were a lovely surprise..

    Reviewed by Peta5.0Oct 2021

  • "The apartment is a lovely tasteful conversion of an old building."

    Warm and comfortable with everything needed for a good holiday. Tucked away in the country , down a lane it is quiet and peaceful and relaxing. The hosts are welcoming and helpful, wanting to provide a good holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very welcoming and friendly hosts."

    Loved the garden for the dogs and for having a glass of wine in the evening. A lovely location with everything you could want.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Granary 1 & 2 were perfect for our holiday with my parents."

    A stylish renovation providing comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. Lovely spacious garden, complete with furniture and fire pit. Kate and Jonathan (and animals!) made us feel so welcome, and we really appreciated the thoughtful welcome hamper. A peaceful location in a beautiful part of the world. Plenty of scenic and interesting places to visit on the doorstep and further afield. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay so peaceful and relaxing, lovely safe area for dogs."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful, clean, comfortable and well equipped with good quality items and the welcome basket of goodies including treats for our dog exceeded our expectations."

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "The hosts Kate and Jonathan were so lovely ."

    ..There were a few extra touches that we didn't expect but we really appreciated. We can highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place to stay and great people."

    We were made to feel very welcome. A nice safe environment for the dogs, we will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very friendly hosts, Kate and Jonathan."

    They provided info on places to visit etc. Lovely welcome basket, flowers, treats for the dogs. Beautiful clean accommodation, garden plus field to walk the dogs - we loved it. Lovely quiet location, within easy reach of Hereford and great walks in the Golden Valley. We also visited Symonds Yat, Goodrich Castle and Hay on Wye. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful hosts."

    Met us on arrival and provided a lovely welcome hamper. Available throughout if we had any queries. Apartment was very tastefully finished, plenty of parking and a lovely garden to sit in. Very convenient for Hereford and Hay. Beautiful countryside nearby with a variety of nice walks. Good fish and chip shop just down the road too!!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2021

  • "The hosts were absolutely fabulous and very accommodating"

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is the second time we have used The Granary 1 The hosts are brilliant , they can’t do enough for you to make your stay memorable."

    The location and facilities are excellent for dog ( & cat) owners ! We look forward to seeing you again soon for our next visit !!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and very friendly owners."

    Our ‘even better if’ would be more crockery and cutlery - we purchased some in the end to make our stay more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Melonie3.8Jun 2021

  • "The hosts of this property were welcoming and ensured that we had everything we needed for our stay."

    We would definitely book the Granary again

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing hosts who went above and beyond!"

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean and a wonderful array of treats when we arrived. I cannot recommend the hosts and accommodation highly enough. Thank you so much for letting us share in this amazing location and the wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really secluded location that’s great for a peaceful rest."

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Granary 1 was perfect for our holiday!"

    Location was superb, close to everything The owners couldn’t have been more accommodating!! They left us a lovely hamper, flowers, fruit and even goodies for our dog and cat ( who again they kindly let us bring along) We are defiantly coming back , thanks again!!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "My friend and I booked both flats at the Granary."

    It is a wonderful place to stay and the owners offer fabulous hospitality and friendliness. Very clean and comfortable, superb fixtures and fittings. Great welcome basket, very dog friendly garden. Very quiet location but very accessible and easy to get out and about. Hopefully will stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was all we asked for and more, lovely location with great facilities especially for those with a dog."

    Kate and Jonathan were perfect hosts, informative, friendly and helpful. The surrounding area is perfect for walks and Madley has a local shop and pub also on the door step. This place is great as a centre point for Hereford, Monmouth, Abergavenny and more all the places we visited and within a 30miles radius

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2020

  • "Super rural location for touring Herefordshire."

    Hay on Wye a short distance away. Chase distilery just outside Hereford worth a visit plus Malvern hills & Ledbury also nearby. Accommodation is ideal for couples and has nice garden for pooches plus friendly owners!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely quite retreat, near to many places of interest to visit."

    The Granary1 is a very warm cottage , we had to take our quilt off bed as too hot . Equipment is adequate 2 forks, 3 knives. Perhaps a few additions like a soft broom to sweep up when leaving, A light weight blanket or sheet for bed fellows who are too hot or too cold ! A foot stool or arm chair would make it perfect. The hosts are charming and friendly, and a lovely welcoming basket. The fresh roses were exceptional and lasted our whole week. The doggy field is excellent. Altogether a great cottage and one we would recommend.

    Reviewed by Diana4.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely quiet and super location for our needs"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation was spotless, cosy and comfy and the welcome basket such a lovely touch."

    Location was great for getting around by car. Some lovely places to eat within 10 miles, such as The Bell Inn, and a good pint at The Red Lion. Nice little towns to visit were Ross on Wye and Hay on Wye which both had lovely river walks Only tiny suggested id make is a small armchair or footstool for the sofa for those rainy eves in front of the tv

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Aug 2020

  • "An absolute dream away from home."

    We both needed this after lockdown and it more than met all our expectations. Johnathan and Kate are wonderful hosts who are friendly and very knowledgeable. They gave us some pointers on where to go which we took their advice and had a wonderful time. The little extras that they provide were a welcome surprise which we loved. The gated garden for the dogs was also lovely and our furry kids loved it. I would definitely recommend the Granary, truly beautiful.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely and well presented accommodation we were all (including the dog) made to feel very welcome and very well look after from the start."

    The property was very clean and comfortable, Kate and Johnathon were very welcoming who's focus was ensuring you got as much out of the break as possible.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Just returned from a lovely weekend at Granery 1,were meet by the lovely owners Kate and Johnathon who were so friendly and helpful and made us and our 2 dogs feel at home ."

    The facilities are spotlessly clean and include everything you need and more for your stay with the bonus of a welcome basket full of goodies for us and the dogs ! The attached large lawned enclosure was a god send for the dogs and we enjoyed the open fire with all wood provided by johnathon. Will defiantly be returning as still lots to see in this beautiful area and wouldn't hesitate to book the granery again. Sorry we missed you to say goodbye.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Granary 1 was lovely cosy with everything you need to start your holiday,on arrival there was a lovely letter from the owners welcoming us to the granary and offering help if needed, a welcome basket, flowers, milk bread and treats for our dogs, plenty of room in the apartment with all appliances, Katie and Johnathan were very friendly and made you feel extremely welcome, we would highly recommend this property."

    Sandra and mimz

    Reviewed by Mirae5.0Mar 2020

  • "The Granary is a little gem."

    It is spotlessly tidy and clean and perfect for a short or longer break. We have returned a number of times to Granary 1 and Granary 2. We have only stayed in the Autumn and Winter but I’m sure that it is even more splendid in the Spring and Summer. Kate and Jonathan are very attentive and so welcoming. We were overwhelmed by our arrival basket, filled with cheese, artisan bread, crisps and chocolate. There was also a fabulous bowl of fruit and a vase of beautiful roses. Our little dog loved his holiday and was also showered with doggy treats and kindness. The Granary is a great base for exploring north Herefordshire and south Shropshire, with Hereford, Hay on Wye and Ludlow a short drive away. The Welsh border is close too. Kate and Jonathan were very helpful recommending places to visit, including Lock’s Garage, again a short distance away, called, “The Fortnum and Masons of the Borders”, for its array of fruit, veg and meat, not to mention the ice cream. Local farm shops are “out of this world” and the kitchen is well stocked with pans and utensils if you want to cook. There are lots of lovely places to eat and pub in the village if you want to go out.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a great relaxing week at Granary 1."

    We were made very welcome with many extras left to welcome us and our 2dogs. Would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners of the property could not do enough for us, checking everything was ok and so helpful When we arrived there was a goodie basket filled with fresh sourdough bread, luxury biscuits, crisps, and chocolate!"

    Plus a treats bag in a doggie bowl for the dog. A bowl full of fresh fruit and a large vase of roses! Such lovely extra touches. The Granary conversion is quite new and very modern with lots of open space, we were really impressed.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Granary has been restored and converted to a very high standard and is ideal for a central holiday."

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Sep 2019

  • "The accommodation was one of the most comfortable I have stayed in and very clean."

    The added touch of a hamper is great even considering our dog which was lovely and added to our break away. The surrounding environment is everything we could of wished for with lots of walks close by. The owners are friendly and helpful and the whole holiday was fantastic and just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2019

  • "From walking through the door it was so welcoming from the flowers, basket of goodies and the warm welcome from Kate and Johnathan the hosts."

    Surrounding areas very peaceful and lovely places to visit

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2019

  • "Delightful hosts, nothing too much trouble."

    Pleasant surroundings and well appointed apartment.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Aug 2019

  • "We could not have been made more welcome, both Kate and Jonathan went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible."

    The accommodation was well resourced, immaculate and in a great location. We would not hesitate to recommend and will be returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is extremely clean and modern exactly as seen in the photos and in a wonderful quiet place."

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage this is!"

    Granary 1 is very peaceful, homely, comfortable, spotlessly clean with welcoming flowers and plants on the doorstep. Kate loves animals and our little dogs enjoyed the treats and the freedom of the adjoining field. It was lovely to step out there first thing in the morning and in the evening. We even saw a big owl sitting on our car on our first evening; priceless! Above all, thank you Kate and Jonathan for being such kind hosts, for all the lovely food, goodies and beautiful roses on arrival, the delicious homemade Bara brith and other yummy surprises. Herefordshire is a beautiful county. What struck us most was the numerous sweet scented wild flower meadows full of buzzing insects and butterflies. We did many long walks (Hay, the Sugar Loaf near Abergavenny, the White Castle, Bredwardine, Mordiford and Haugh Woods with a natural butterfly reserve), all in beautiful weather. We definitely recommend the Granary.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "Stunning cottage in a very peaceful setting."

    The owners went above and beyond to make us feel so welcome

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2019

  • "No. Everything was excellent ."

    Kate and Jonathons were really nice and attentive hosts and Kate@s cake was superb .

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

  • "I have now stayed in both Granary's are have realy enjoyed the experience ."

    The accomadation is clean and comforatble and value for money . Hosts are really welcoming and are keen for their gustes to have an enjoyable time . Lovely cake and flowers on arrival was such a nice touch .

    Reviewed by Cheriel4.1Mar 2019

  • "This was our second visit to The Granary, in keeping with our first visit and subsequent comments we found it a lovely place to stay and very relaxing."

    Kate & Johnathan ( the owners) provide a high standard and cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable. we would not hesitate to book this accommodation again in the future and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage, well presented, with some lovely touches."

    Arrived to find a basket of essentials, bowl of fruit and pretty flowers. The field next to the cottage is perfect for the dogs. Kate was extremely welcoming and gave us lots of information about the local area. The village is an easy 10 min walk with a lovely welcoming pub. I would highly recommend this accommodation and would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely area to visit."

    Cottage in a good location. very clean warm and comfortable. excellent hosts Extremely dog friendly

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2019

  • "A wonderful quiet peaceful place."

    The Granary was clean, warm and very comfortable with no expense spared with regards to facilities with everything there you would need. The owners are lovely people who are very welcoming and cannot do enough for you. We will be going back there for a break and would recommend it to everyone who wants a holiday in Hereford.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is my second visit to this property in a six month period - which says it all!"

    The apartment is exceptional- extremely clean and very comfortable and relaxing. The bed has to be the best I have slept in. The hosts, Kate and Johnathan are so very welcoming and go that extra mile to make you feel comfortable. Beautiful flowers, a fruit bowl, and a goodies basket only add to the pampered atmosphere. Even my dog received some treats! Having decided that this has to be my regular bolt hole I will most definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Granary was perfect the owners Kate and Jonathon are wonderful."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean, the welcome basket of goodies upon arrival was a very unexpected surprise and was a real lovely touch. The dogs loved it and were able to roam around the secure area by the cottage. I took my mum away to celebrate her birthday and to visit family who she hadn't seen for years with the excellent accommodation and location she has declared it her best birthday ever. I would highly recommend the Ganary as it would be impossible to have a bad holiday there. Thank you Kate & Jonathon we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent hosts felt like they were old friends, Johnathan and I could talk for ..."

    Excellent hosts felt like they were old friends, Johnathan and I could talk for hours, we had frosty mornings but the heating system was excellent, and the apartment was spotless, the position was favouble to visit sorounding villages and garden centres, although they allowed dogs it was not noticeable in the apartment,

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2018

  • "What a wonderful place to stay and Kate and Jonathan are wonderful hosts highly recommend this barn to stay x"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very kind and friendly hosts in Kate and Jonathan, excellent accommodation ideally located to visit the beautiful border towns of Wales and England and for the dogs a fantastic safe penned off countryside area for them to play and roam freely."

    Would highly recommend the Granary especially for dog owners and would love to come back for more.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Granary was a lovely place to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything you could possibly want was there including the most warm welcome and hospitality from the owners Kate and Jonathan who very kindly provided us with a generous basket of goodies upon our arrival and even a treat for Belle the dog! I would not hesitate in recommending The Granary to anyone wanting to visit the area. We will be returning at the next opportunity. Definitely not one to be missed. Julie and Belle

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Wow, what can I say about The Granaries?"

    It was amazing. We arrived and were met by Kate, who welcomed us and our dog, showed us around, including a welcome basket of tea, coffee, milk, fresh ciabatta loaf, brie, cheese and sparkling water. A lovely surprise and enabled us to settle straight in without having to run to the shops. Kate and Jonathan were a joy , they checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed, had information and advice on where to go and what to see. They also have us some home grown produce, which was in season, and baked us a cake! They could not have made us feel more welcome. The conversion has been done beautifully and to a high standard, and was comfortable and clean. Locally, it's a quick walk into the village, which had a corner shop and a couple of pubs. The Red Lion was really friendly and we had a good dinner there one night. Basic pub grub, but done well. Overall, had a really relaxing break and would happily recommend and visit agsin. Thanks

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2018

  • "Absolutely Perfect."

    The cottage is beautiful and exceeded all expectations. The hosts, Kate and Johnathon are wonderful people and go out of their way to make sure your stay is a happy and relaxing one. When I arrived at the cottage there was not only a welcome basket containing bread and a delicious Bara-Brith loaf but in addition the luxury of some Ferrer Rocher chocolates. On the coffee table were some beautiful roses together with a fruit basket, and some much-appreciated milk and brie cheese in the fridge. I felt truly pampered.My only problem was that I didn't want to leave at the end of my stay. Thank you Kate and Johnathon. I will most definately be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic stay at Granary 1."

    Would definitely recommend. The hosts Kate and Jonathan were very welcoming. We had waiting a basket of goodies, fresh flowers, fruit and Kate brought over some freshly made Bara-Brith (absolutely delicious!). One of the days we even got to try some Greengages from the garden and Jonathan even gave us some home grown vegetables which I made a lovely meal with. We went on some day trips to Hereford and Hay-on-Wye using the cottage as a base. There are a number of places to visit within a 30min drive and we found some great places to have lunch and walk. The cottage is a perfect location and very quiet but accessible. Just what we wanted for our stay. Its very modern and clean with a lot of outside space. The town is a short walk away, where there is a local shop, fish and chip shop and pub. We had our one year old with us and he had a lot of fun playing outside and seeing the sheep and the chickens. The cottage is child friendly and a cot was set up when we arrived. I wish we could have stayed a few more days! The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break. The hosts were really kind and thoughtful and made the break even nicer for us. We will definitely go back to stay.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Aug 2018

  • "Our second visit this is the place we would visit again and again we love the quiet position the comfort and Kate and Johnathon our fantastic host's already feel like good friends."

    Once they have installed showers which I'm assured will be soon it will be perfect. You have the added bonus of Owl spotting we saw 2 this visit, can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2018

  • "This cottage was fantastic in every single way!"

    The owners, Kate and Jonathan, had thoughtfully provided everything that was needed in the cottage including a most generous welcome pack of Artisan seeded bread, Brie, home made Bara Brith, milk, tea, fruit bowl, gorgeous roses and treats for the dogs. We felt immediately spoilt and this was a fabulous start to our holiday. The cottage is comfortable with every modern convenience. The garden is lovely with plenty of space for the dogs to explore and a large patio area. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom, along with the rest of the cottage was immaculate. We had a great holiday and would love to return to this wonderful cottage in the future. Julie & Patrick Deignan

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Comfortable let, owners very welcoming and obliging."

    Beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jun 2018

  • "You will not find a host or hostess who cares more about your needs and welfare than Mr."

    And Mrs. Gilbert. Remember that this is a working farm, but for you a place of relaxation. A memorable experience.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "We loved this cottage and will definitely go there again."

    The welcome we received was first class from the really friendly owners and the welcome hamper with all the essentials and treats for our dog was a lovely touch as was the bowl of eggs from the owners hens. We slept like logs and in fact I am going to contact the owner to find out what the mattress is as it was so comfortable. Fabulous location too - very tranquil with lots of varied walks from the doorstep if you don't want to get in the car while only a 15 minute drive to Hereford (traffic depending of course). We felt very comfortable and settled in the cottage and it felt like a home from home. Wonderful*****

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2018

  • "I have to give our whole holiday 5 stars but would rather keep quiet as this little gem will book up fast and I will have problems booking in the future."

    I have already booked for July. If you like peace and quiet this is for you, If you like walking this is for you, If you like history this is for you as it is within easy reach of Hereford,Ross on Wye and Hay on Wye. The first impressions when we walked through the door was how lovely, there were fresh cut scented flowers and a basket of goodies including homemade jam and camembert. The furnishings are quality and the bed is very comfortable. Two days into our holiday our lovely hostess cooked us a delicious homemade

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Apr 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio with furniture, lawn and pond
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 minute walk
  • Note: Children and pets to be supervised when outside due to pond
  • Note: Stables available for use.

The property

This heart-warming hideaway sits on the ground level of a beautifully converted granary, a 10 minute walk from the centre of Madley in Herefordshire.

With well-presented open-plan living, a delightful garden and much to explore nearby, make this the base for the relaxing and romantic holiday that you deserve.

Note: Property can also be booked with Ref. 974076, together they sleep four people.

The Granary

A beautifully converted granary resting in the tranquil village of Madley in Herefordshire. Made up a ground floor and a first floor apartment, both lovingly decorated and sleeping two people each, they are perfect for two couples seeking that long-awaited romantic retreat. Both tastefully decorated properties benefit from open-plan living with high-quality furnishings and are dog-friendly, what more could you want for an unforgettable countryside getaway? Both double bedrooms are tidily finished and are served by lovely bathrooms to complete the interior. As well as offering warming living areas for the winter, The Granary also offers a wonderful exterior including a social patio with a firepit and a spacious lawn next to a stunning pond. Glorious, scenic walks are available right from your doorstep, take your furry friend along and appreciate the luscious rural vistas. You can also take a short walk into the centre of the village, offering two friendly pubs and a handy shop for your daily essentials. Just seven miles away is the striking cathedral city of Hereford, which along with imposing architecture, also comes with a plethora of high-quality amenities and activities to make the most of. The Welsh 'town of books', Hay-on-Wye, is also within reach an ensures a fascinating trip. Lovers of nature and the outdoors can explore the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Brecon Beacons National Park, both nearby. Two thoughtfully furnished properties perfect for bringing couples together to enjoy this fabulous region. The famous Hay Festival of Literature and Arts is held here annually. There is also Builth Wells Royal Welsh Show ground, with events all year round. This is a cottage not to be missed for those who want to switch off away from the busy lifestyle.

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About the location


Hereford 7 miles.

The pretty village of Madley lies on the edge of the beautiful Golden Valley, boasting two village pubs and its very own moat, a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna. Madley is ideally situated in unspoilt Herefordshire countryside between the 'town of books' Hay-on-Wye, and the cathedral city of Hereford. Madley offers an extensive network of footpaths with superb views, and is close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. The ancient city of Hereford is just 7 miles away, dating back to Saxon times and boasting a beautiful cathedral with 'chained library', home to a collection of rare books, the Mappa Mundi world map and a magnificent medieval bridge crossing the River Wye. The wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales, is home to 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, antique shops and restaurants. Offa's Dyke footpath and the Wye Valley walk are within easy reach, and a little further afield, enjoy the fine architecture of Leominster and the many activities on offer in the Royal Forest of Dean. A great holiday destination at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas