- Village / Rural
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Spacious and light, with spectacular views and stylish, natural furnishings, The Granary is a luxurious and welcoming 16th century 'upside down' house with glorious views, a south facing terrace and simply oozing chacter. Large grounds to explore, a large games room on site, and Offa's Dyke on your doorstep.
The Granary is one of three unique barn conversions at Dukes Farm in Herefordshire. With huge, overarching beams, under floor heating throughout, and an open-plan living space imaginatively endowed with natural textures and comfortable furnishings, the barn is lovingly restored and delightfully cosy. The ground floor bedrooms have original ancient oak studding, the space is light and homely, and the private terrace affords sensational views of the surrounding countryside. Well-equipped indulgence in the heart of tranquil scenery; what more could you want?
The farm itself covers 130 acres of land, and our stretch of the River Monnow, the Bronze Age burial chamber and other treasures are mapped for you to explore. There are lots of footpaths, characterful free-house pubs and ruins in the local area, and Herefordshire is rich in history and culture, with ancient castles and farmsteads dotted around the countryside. The dramatic Brecon Beacons stretch east into this part of the county, and across the valley and visible from your windows is the Cat’s Back, a most spectacular ridge walk. Hay-on-Wye, with its book shops, literary festival and lively shopping scene, is our local town, and it sits on the best stretch of canoeing river in Britain. Alternatively you could hire a bike, try some local cider, explore Dore Abbey, visit the Owl Centre in Kington, or take a long hike through the Black Mountains.
Detailed driving directions on booking.
Nearest Train Station:
Hereford (40 mins)
Village pubs nearby
4 miles (village shop) / 7 miles (Coop supermarket in Hay on Wye)
The Granary has two bedrooms - one king size double and one with a double and a single bed. There is underfloor heating, and a large wood burning stove to keep you cosy whatever the season. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge has a digital flat screen TV with Freeview, a DVD player and CD/DAB/Mp3 players. Wifi throughout.
Outside is a lovely south facing terrace with table, chairs and BBQ. Beyond your private space you will find the shared garden with a sunken trampoline and various seats and nooks. Other shared amenities on the farm include a Games Room with a pool table, table tennis, table football, a chalk wall and a dartboard, and a Boot Room, a public phone, and a wide selection of DVDs, books, games, tourist pamphlets, walking guides and maps.
The bed is made up with pure cotton linen on down duvets, fluffy towels are provided, the fire is laid (wood is included in the price), and the kitchen and bathroom are replenished before every stay with basic supplies. Hot water bottles and extra blankets are on standby, things like tea, coffee, sugar, oil and milk are supplied and there is ample kitchen equipment for your day-to-day cooking and cleaning. We also supply cots and high chairs free of charge, and extra beds can be hired for an additional cost. Pets are welcome but please bring bedding with them and keep them clean. You can order online groceries from Sainsbury, Asda and Tesco in Hereford and Waitrose in Abergavenny. Full catering is also available, or we can put you in touch with local butchers, organic suppliers and cider makers.
Conditions of Rental
Arrivals and departures are Monday or Friday as standard, but this can be flexible. We require a 25% deposit and the full balance is payable 28 days prior to arrival.