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Gardeners Granary

Hay-on-Wye Town, Herefordshire
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A romantic bolthole in a gorgeously converted granary
  • Sit on the balcony patio looking out over the smallholding and its rare-breed sheep
  • Explore the literary town of Hay-on-Wye less than 1 mile away
Property code: BN163

A literary adventure for two on the edge of the book town of Hay-on-Wye. Cosy up in this contemporary-meets-classic cottage, before heading out to bookshops, cafes, and events in the picturesque Wye Valley.

The granary’s location enjoys the best of both rural and town life. It sits on a working smallholding, where you can meet sheep and enjoy fresh Wye produce. Head off for a countryside walk along the banks of the River Wye, or even a shallow paddle. When you’re ready for some culture, the vibrant literary hub of Hay-on-Wye is less than a mile’s stroll, home of events and hang-outs for wordsmiths. There’s even a 12th-century castle if you fancy taking in some Welsh history.

The property itself is a sweet, traditional stone granary, but renovated in a contemporary country style. Head up a set of external steps to reach the living space: a long open-plan space leading from a comfy, relaxing lounge to a kitchen and dining area. Here you have everything you need to create romantic meals for two, and enjoy them at the dining table with the light of the valley washing through the space. The living area leads into the sleeping area, separated by a curtain, complete with a super-king-size bed. Here, you can unwind in peaceful, romantic surroundings, looking out over the River Wye.

Outside the property, revel in the country air. The balcony faces the fields of this active smallholding and has outdoor furniture so you can enjoy an al fresco drink as the sun sets.

  • 1 super-king-size bed
  • 1 shower room with double-sized electric power shower
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with a small freezer box, washing machine with tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview and DVD
  • Thermostat-controlled electric heaters
  • Patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Ample parking beside the property
  • Free range chickens and ducks resident in the grounds
  • Organic vegetable box available to purchase and can be pre-ordered from the owner
  • Regret no pets
  • Wifi included
  • Mobile reception variable
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants — Hay-on-Wye, less than 1 mile

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Middleton September 2020

The cottage comprised the whole upper floor of a converted barn and proved a superb choice. Situated just outside the town of Hay on Wye, the owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage has everything you need, including a good kitchen and eating area, great bedroom and a really nice walk in shower room, as well as off road parking. TheRead more owners run a small organic vegetable business on the site and their Anglo Nubian goats and various rare breed birds roaming around were an absolute pleasure. We really enjoyed our week here. Hide


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