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The Granary (Cotswolds)

Newent, Gloucestershire (CO307)
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14 April 2017
This wonderful haven in the countryside has exceeded all our expectations and has been a tranquil/soul restoring stay. The location couldn’t be better and we loved cooking Easter dinner on the Aga. Your warm hospitality made us feel so welcome and I hope we can come back and stay longer next time. We truly do not want to leave this place. The attention to detail; the small (but important) touches made this the perfect long weekend. We return relaxed and ready to face the rat race again. Thank you for everything!
I & D, Coulsdon
2 March 2017
Our rural retreat really could have not been any more perfect. We needed time away, space and quiet; which we got in abundance. Caroline and Guy are the perfect hosts; warm welcome, thoughtful and attention to detail. The Granary really is home from home and we will most certainly be back! Thank you.
P & J, Northamptonshire
24 September 2016
A wonderful escape from the rat race! The cottage is beautiful, obviously lovingly restored. Caroline and Guy could not have been more friendly and helpful. Loved the Aga – we are now great fans! The location is beyond perfect, it was impossible not to relax within hours of arriving. Many good walks on the door step and the Forest of Dean was amazing. Thank you!
M & D, Bolton
17 September 2016
What more can be said, that has not already been said? The Granary is a credit to all the hard work and thought you have put into making it a beautiful place to relax in. Three days was not long enough and we are already looking at dates next year to return. Thank you – we loved it.

R & H, Formby
29 July 2016
An idyllic setting for winding down over a long weekend – Caroline and Guy have been superb hosts and their dog has made us feel completely at home!
J & M-C, Oxon
17 July 2016
A great place to get away to for a week. The cottage has everything you need and the owners are so friendly and helpful. If you like watching birds, fill the feeders every morning and you will see more different types than I have seen before in one place. If you fish then the lake is full of good quality fish, not big, but good condition. I will be coming back
D M, London
27 June 2016
Our stay in this wonderful place coincided with the acrimonious national debate on Brexit but the warm and loving hospitality, a beautiful cottage and nature at its most beautiful has given us treasured memories. Caroline and Guy’s dog (sorry forgot the name!!) acted as our unofficial guide as we did the walk through the woods. Do not take any notice of what she says as she will lead you to the muddiest paths, she is also useless at fishing so ignore her advice. She thinks all life’s problems can be solved by lying on your back and having your tummy tickled – seems a good plan – I think we will try it out!
D & A, Nottinghamshire
20 June 2016
It is often difficult to get both the location and the accommodation elements right at the same time, but The Granary manages that perfectly. We heard little owls every night, tawny owls once and, as city dwellers, it is a great pleasure to see swallows and hear skylarks, not to mention the woodpeckers, jays etc. We were afraid of the Aga at the beginning but we will miss making toast and crumpets on it. We appreciate the thoughtful hospitality and helpfulness – we enjoyed a truly memorable stay.
J J, London
5 June 2016
This is our fourth holiday at The Granary – why do we keep returning and hope to come again? Simple answer – it is perfection in everything and so relaxing – the sounds of the birds and nothing else! Caroline and Guy are wonderful and so kind and generous.
The P's, Northumberland
28 May 2016
Amazing place, will book to go back next year. It's paradise.
B Family, Luton
28 May 2016
Everything about this place is perfect. Beautiful, spacious, comfy cottage with fantastic views. A very big thank you to Guy and Caroline who are very kind, friendly and attentive and made us feel welcome. Thank you for the lovely goodies in the hamper! A wildlife haven: Woodpeckers, Ravens, Jays, Nuthatches, Owls, Wrens, Robins and Buzzard and more… Amazing place – we will be back next year
Mr & Mrs B, Luton
17 April 2016
A REALLY RURAL Retreat – much appreciated by us country born folk. Such spacious accommodation for two. Lovely to have an AGA in a proper farmhouse kitchen. We spent more time in there than in the lounge. The carpet of bluebells, wild daffodils and wood anemones in the wood was an amazing sight – on a par with the view from Symonds Yat Rock. We are going home with some special memories. Thank you, Caroline and Guy for making us so welcome.
C H, Derbyshire
28 March 2016
Firstly, thank you for a warm welcome, along with the beautiful flowers dotted around the cottage, especially the flowers with the Easter eggs on! Makes such a difference and much appreciated. Also the lovely food hamper. We have very much enjoyed our stay here in your stunning and cosy cottage. Home from home. The views are amazing, we both feel so relaxed, thank you
David & Wendy
25 March 2016
Thank you for a lovely Easter weekend! Everything about the property has been fantastic – a lovely setting, very relaxing. Thank you again for a warm welcome and very kind of you to fill the hamper with Easter treats
John & Sarah
18 February 2016
Thank you for the wonderful stay – it has been lovely. To top it all off Jimmy proposed, such a lovely beginning to our stay here. Thanks again.
James and Claire
12 February 2016
Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your cottage – it was the perfect weekend getaway! The area is so peaceful and so beautiful, perfect romantic weekend. Will definitely remember this for our future escapes! Many thanks
Geoff & Stef
1 February 2016
Thank you for the best welcome we have ever received. The hamper and extra goodies were a wonderful touch and that cheese was delicious! Thank you for helping with our bags too.
We felt so welcome and relaxed straight away and it felt like we lived here. The views were worth getting up early for and it was so lovely and cosy in the evenings. Saw woodpeckers, a baby fawn and horses. It is such a beautiful cottage I have already recommended it to a few people!

Michelle, Simon and Evie Inglis
20 January 2016
Firstly, a huge thank you to the owners for making us feel so welcome. This was our first Christmas escape, and The Granary was the perfect setting. A wonderfully peaceful and cosy cottage, set in the most beautiful countryside. As far as walks go, we were spoilt for choice – May Hill was well worth a visit. The Aga of course deserves a mention – despite initial trepidation, Christmas dinner turned out ok and we’re sad to be saying goodbye. Hopefully we will return in 2016!

Michael and Karen
18 January 2016
Absolutely beautiful and just the tonic we needed. The Granary is a credit to the owners who gave us a lovely warm welcome. Although we had the peace of mind that the owners were happy to help at anytime, we were left to our own devices and felt like the cottage was our own! The cottage is very warm, comfortable and very nicely decorated and maintained. Our stay has been perfect and we will definitely be coming back. We were first time Aga users and loved it, hence only 2 meals out! Our sleep quality was great, waking only to the subtle sound of the birds outside (which we fed and loved to watch). It was lovely to see the woodpecker visiting and the deer in the field. A huge thank you and hope to see you soon”
Sue and Julian
7 December 2015
This was our first visit to The Granary and hopefully it will not be our last. We tried two of the restaurants recommended, both very good. We came with our dog, Yana, and found some fantastic walks in the Forest of Dean. The Granary is one of the most relaxing places we have stayed in and is well equipped. We will be returning, thank you to the owners.
Clare and Peter
13 November 2015
We liked everything about The Granary, including the Aga, the surrounding views, birds, deer and the owners! George (the dog) loved to be outside in the garden and we even got to have breakfast and coffee on the patio, despite the changeable weather. Lovely walk around local woods and paths. Ledbury is a lovely town which we are visiting again on our (reluctant) way home. Thank you.
Peter & Anne
7 November 2015
The cottage is even better in reality than in the photos, such a lovely space to relax, with everything nicely laid out. I would say that we slept like logs in the comfortable bed! Love the Aga, kept us warm as the weather was so terrible, but no matter that’s the chance you take in November and it has been a wonderful stay.
Simon, Kathryn and Alex
12 October 2015
Our first “Rural Retreat” holiday and we doubt anywhere else could match our fantastic stay at The Granary. What a lovely cottage!! Very warm, comfortable and roomy and an Aga as well. We really enjoyed cooking some great meals AND it makes the best toast ever. We were made to feel so welcome by our hosts and really enjoyed visiting so many of the local towns and walks. We will definitely be back as there is a lot left still to do. Thank you so much to the owners for a really great break.
Kim & Jude
25 August 2015
A wonderful find! The window in the lounge was perfect for watching the deer at sundown. As for the Aga – it’s been fantastic – we are leaving with much oven envy. We’ve had a super week and will definitely be recommending The Granary, thank you Guy and Caroline.
Miss Fountain
20 August 2015
Our 3rd RR of 2015! To celebrate John’s birthday on the 23rd – Lovely, comfortable, stunning views and very friendly owners, Guy and Caroline. What more could you ask for, a break from a very stressful life at home.
Mr & Mrs Carter
9 August 2015
A little piece of Heaven!We had a wonderful and relaxing break at The Granary. The property was everything we hoped for and more. We look forward to returning in the future. Thankyou for a warm welcome and for making your property a lovely place to be.
Tim & Becky
5 July 2015
With many thanks to Caroline and Guy for their warm welcome to The Granary. The Granary is a charming holiday cottage which is exceptionally well appointed and is set in its own very attractive garden. All set in beautiful surroundings – just right to relax and enjoy. The hamper, fruit and chilled items were also very much appreciated.
Mr & Mrs Nunn
21 June 2015
Superb hosts, superb Granary, superb surroundings and superb weather – yet again, for the second year running and we know it will be the same next year!!
Mr & Mrs Pallett
14 June 2015
The Granary has been superb – a little gem! Caroline and Guy are great hosts. We have been on so many walks and our 2 Yorkies have never been so chilled – or so tired. We would recommend this place to the most difficult to please because it definitely would. Looking forward to our next trip here.
Mr & Mrs Hodgson
17 May 2015
Thank you very much for a lovely stay. The Granary is delightful, beautifully done, especially with little touches! The garden was very safe for Trillie and we had a good rest. It was nice meeting you both and we shall enjoy our duvet! Thanks again.
Mr & Mrs Reed
3 April 2015
Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful “Granary”. The upstairs is fantastic, the bed so comfortable and the shower to die for. It felt great to have the lounge upstairs. We LOVED the Aga and used it for everything! Cooking, drying washing and just feeling warm! Our dogs loved the big windows to look out of; kept them amused for hours. A superb stay, great roads for cycling and countryside for walking.
Mr & Mrs Madelin, Suffolk
19 March 2015
Well, what else can we add. As with all the previous visitors we have loved being in The Granary. Two add two cherries on top of this delicious cake, we also saw the partial eclipse of the sun and had two visits to the River Severn to watch “the bore”. Great Place, Great Owners… and a Great Time!”

Mr & Mrs Reid, Sutton Coldfield
6 March 2015
We had a lovely quiet weekend enjoying the countryside and fresh air. The Granary is one of the nicest places we have stayed with Rural Retreats and we hope to return in the future.
Mr & Mrs Watson, Surrey
23 February 2015
Lovely time and wonderful surroundings. Thank you so much for the incredibly tasty flapjacks and our other welcome goodies. Loved going for walks in the Forest of Dean and to the top of May Hill and exploring the local area. Two fantastic meals at the Kilcot Inn and The Roadmakers! Thank you again and we hope to return.
Tara & Matt, London
2 November 2014
Exactly what we wanted for an early Winter break – beautiful, peaceful location with great walks and access to places of interest (including Cheltenham and the racecourse). One of our favourite RRs (we’re getting to be old timers with over 20 years experience!). Thanks for the hint to drift over to Hay on Wye for a walk and ramble around the town – great 6 mile walk around Bredwardine with beautiful views over the Black Mountains from Arthur’s Stone. This is a lovely cosy cottage for relaxing and chilling out. Thank you Caroline and Guy for your hospitality and care and attention. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. MB, Lancashire
MB, Lancashire
1 October 2014
It has always been our maxim to stay in places that are at least as comfortable as our home. Over the years we have stayed in some wonderful cottages and some wonderful locations. At The Granary, for the first time, we have found both. Well done Caroline and Guy for creating a little piece of heaven on earth. You even arranged for the rain to come overnight leaving us with two full dry, sunny walking days. We can only echo the comments gone before and say that we hope to return for a longer stay next time. CT, Wrexham
CT, Wrexham
6 September 2014
We have stayed in a number of Rural Retreats cottages and this one tops them all in pretty much every aspect! The space we have, the setting, the views, walks and facilities are all first class. We’ve had a great week walking the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, as well as bird and animal-spotting with the binoculars. Thanks, too, for making us feel so welcome! AR, Leicester
AR, Leicester
6 September 2014
We would like to thank the owners for a wonderful week and for being such perfect hosts. The Granary was quite beyond our expectation and with fantastic views and wildlife, especially the deer which we enjoyed watching at dusk one evening. It has been a very memorable holiday. MW, Cornwall
MW, Cornwall
8 August 2014
What can we say that hasn’t been said before? Everything about this place is so perfect. Beautiful, spacious, comfy cottage. Fantastic views and surrounding countryside. All made even more special by Caroline and Guy who are kind, friendly and attentive and make you feel so welcome. This is definitely our favourite “rural retreat” and we intend to return. Thank you for all your kindness. KB, Kent
KB, Kent
1 August 2014
We needn’t have worried about arriving in the pouring rain on a chilly evening to start our summer holiday as the warmest of welcomes from the owners and stepping into the beautiful Aga warmed kitchen immediately lifted our spirits. Then to find everything we needed for an evening meal, breakfast and more provided for us – we just couldn’t believe it!

We meant to do so much getting out and about whilst here, however dragging oneself away from The Granary is very difficult to do. It has been the perfect place to catch up on sleep, re-charge our batteries and appreciate the beautiful English countryside in 5* luxury with an abundance of dog walks on the door step. Thank you for a wonderful week and when can we move in permanently?” RN, Somerset
7 June 2014
Never used Rural Retreats holidays before. Absolutely excellent. All aspects. Especially the welcome hamper which made the first 24 hours so much easier. Thank you. The P's, Fulbeck
The P's
7 June 2014
The property was one of the best we have ever stayed in. Peaceful location, beautiful cottage and very friendly, helpful and generous property owner next door. We will return. Thank you.
Mrs B, Hope Valley.
Mrs B
3 May 2014
A little piece of heaven! The most relaxing British holiday we have had. Beautiful cottage in an idyllic position. So safe for our dogs too. Thank your for a wonderful stay. GS, Surrey
GS, Surrey
3 May 2014
This has been a perfect location for our two dogs and for us to celebrate our anniversary. The Welcome pack with home-made muffins was wonderful, but to receive another supply of muffins later in the week was a much welcomed surprise. The beautiful flowers in each room was very thoughtful. This is a stunning location to which we would like to return. We can recommend the walk across fields to Cliffords Mesne, stopping at the Yew Tree for lunch, before walking up May Hill. 360 degree views, The River Severn, The Malverns,The Black Mountains and The Bristol Channel - simply stunning. J & SV, Essex
J & SV
3 May 2014
This has been a perfect location for our two dogs and for us to celebrate our anniversary. The Welcome pack with home-made muffins was wonderful, but to receive another supply of muffins later in the week was a much welcomed surprise. The beautiful flowers in each room was very thoughtful. This is a stunning location to which we would like to return. We can recommend the walk across fields to Cliffords Mesne, stopping at the Yew Tree for lunch, before walking up May Hill. 360 degree views, The River Severn, The Malverns,The Black Mountains and The Bristol Channel - simply stunning. J & SV, Essex
J & SV
12 April 2014
An absolutely perfect place for a relaxing break. All the comforts provided at “The Granary” are far and above those of other properties that we have visited. The extra little touches makes you feel truly special. The wildlife is in abundance, a real treat to see an owl just outside the window. I don’t think I have slept better anywhere; to wake up at 9 (normally 5.50am) has been an absolute dream. To top everything the weather has been fabulous, perfect for the lovely long walks. PS For those seeking to fish, there is an abundance of Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Bream and even the odd Bleak! AP, Peterborough
5 April 2014
This really is the most wonderful haven. Every time I looked out of any window I was mesmerised by the stunning views. We have really enjoyed our stay at The Granary and will definitely return to this little piece of heaven. Thank you for being such welcoming hosts. We enjoyed the Kilcot Inn for lunch and The Birds of Prey Centre is a must but it is hard to pull yourself away as it is just the perfect place. SH, York
1 March 2014
We really had the most perfect stay. We love nature so staying here was perfect. We have been glued to the windows watching the birds and the landscape. The house is just wonderful, each room as gorgeous as the next. We love it so much here and will definitely be back. J&S, Essex
1 February 2014
It is difficult to put into words how much we have enjoyed our stay here at The Granary. The cottage surpassed our expectations and we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The scenery is breathtaking and the walks and the countryside are outstanding. Caroline and Guy were superb hosts in providing us fantastic home comforts. Charlie our dog thoroughly enjoyed his stay and clearly wants to return. Big thanks to you both, J & G, Stevenage.
1 February 2014
The owners of The Granary gave us such a warm welcome - we felt like friends visiting them. They came to say goodbye and check that everything had been to our liking. It made such a difference, just lovely. CC, Oxfordshire
1 January 2014
Our second stay at The Granary and just as relaxing and enjoyable as our first visit in July. Caroline and Guy are lovely and make the most fantastic hosts, we especially enjoyed being invited to the New Year's Day bonfire party in one of the barns, a great evening! This has been a perfect place to celebrate New Year and we are already looking forward to our next visit M & A S, East Yorkshire
1 December 2013
We feel very lucky to have been Guy and Caroline's first Christmas guests at The Granary. In particular, the Aga made it very easy to prepare Christmas lunch. We went for some nice walks in the Forest of Dean, which is a mere 30 minute drive away. It is so quiet and peaceful here, just what we needed... B & S, London
1 November 2013
A truly wonderful cottage in a perfect location. We have loved every minute of our stay, even more so as the weather turned out to be beautiful. We highly recommend the Kilcot Inn and The Glass House. The views from May Hill are stunning, we very much hope to return sometime soon. J & A J, Nottingham
1 October 2013
A very special property. Very welcoming. A lot of original charm has been retained. The Aga was a real gem. Stunning views, very peaceful. Three Choirs Vineyard is a must. A romantic stress-free jewel, thank you. VB, Gillingham
1 September 2013
Our first holiday in England for 8 years and the best! Beautiful cottage, fantastic hosts and stunning views = total relaxation.& The bath is pure bliss. RG, Colchester
1 September 2013
Love The Granary! It surpasses the other properties we have stayed in by far.& Its idyllic location makes it perfect for a relaxing break.& The lay-out is superb, giving the "cottage" character and charm with a warm and cosy feeling.& Caroline and Guy are excellent hosts - we enjoyed the wide-ranging conversation and the wine on a sunny Thursday afternoon.& We especially enjoyed our lunches at The Glasshouse Inn and evening meals at The Kilcot and Roadmaker.& We wish you every success. C & S M, Rhyl
1 September 2013
Where to start? Firstly with the warm welcome from Caroline and Guy and the various "goodies" left in the kitchen. Secondly for all the comforts provided in "The Granary", a real gem of a find in such beautiful countryside. We had had a stressful period before arriving and this peaceful environment was the tonic we needed. Also loved the fact that we could take Archie, our dear old labrador, for a walk without even getting in the car or putting him on a lead!" LB, Honeybourne, Worcestershire
1 August 2013
We have had the most wonderful time here with our new Springer puppy, Archie. The Granary is quite beautiful - the setting is perfect and the furnishings and layout could not be bettered. Many thanks Caroline and Guy for their hospitality and kindness - we have loved every minute of our stay. P.S we loved the jam! J & J E
1 August 2013
Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location Our first holiday with our 11 week old and doggy. Huge space for the four of us Thank you both for being great hosts. M & R S
1 August 2013
We just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed it here. We have one comment regarding improvement to The Granary - "no improvement necessary"! It is just perfect and so spacious for two.Surrounded by the beautiful views we couldn't have wished for a more relaxing place to stay.The view of the night sky is spectacular- not something we see much of as city-dwellers. B & C
1 July 2013
We couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to relax after several weeks of travel. Thanks Caroline and Guy for all the little extras. B F from Australia
1 July 2013
Our first visit to this part of England and what a find in 'The Granary'. We are the first guests for Guy and Caroline and they have been great hosts. The place is just stunning and the wildlife is in abundance - woodpeckers, jays, nuthatches to name a few with a special kingfisher sighting on the lake. To finish things off the weather has been glorious! We will be back, that's for sure! M A
1 July 2013
The Granary is amazing and so spacious for two. Surrounded by the beautiful views we couldn't have wished for a better and more relaxing place to stay in Gloucestershire. The view of the night sky is spectacular, not something we see much of as city-dwellers C & B McR
1 July 2013
Wonderfully relaxing. Peace and quiet in abundance. We are the first with a dog and she loved it. Frightened of the Aga at first (me not the dog) but got the hang of it and found it really good to use. We would love to return and wish Guy and Caroline well with The Granary. G&T, Hertford
2 March 2013
Thank you for a very comfortable stay in a beautiful spot. The Granary is an ideal bolt-hold for two with a dog. We thought the Birds of Prey Centre was fantastic - the demonstration flights so impressive, and lunch at Three Choirs, though expensive was worth it. Thank you again for making us so welcome, we were well and truly spoiled by The Granary and its locality. P & S S
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