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The Old Granary

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Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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Description

BBQ near the poolside bar/summerhouse, try wine-tasting at the Three Choirs Vineyard, or visit the Birds of Prey Centre all nearby.

Shared, heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court

In a rural setting close to an historic market town, this comfortable, converted granary offers excellent amenities onsite and nearby for sport, culture, touring and family fun. Swim and play tennis at the property, and walk along the brook to pubs and shopping in Newent. Locally, enjoy wine-tasting at the Three Choirs Vineyard, browsing at garden centres, golf and horse riding; visit the International Centre for Birds of Prey; and explore the walking and cycling trails and family adventures in the Forest of Dean. Drive to Gloucester, 10 miles, to see the magnificent cathedral, historic docks, National Waterways Museum and Guildhall exhibitions, or try the dry ski slope near an 18-hole golf course. Wye Valley and the Welsh Border Country are easily accessible, as is Cheltenham with its races, picturesque Cotswolds towns, such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, and many National Trust properties. Whether you picnic and play on the lawn or at Newent Lake, choose a cosy evening round the wood-burning stove, or have a pool party BBQ near the poolside bar/summerhouse with sink and fridge, this is the perfect holiday destination at any time of year. Wii & PS3 hire. Livery on site. Shops and pubs 1 mile. Properties 24517 and 29328 can be booked together to accommodate up to 14+4 guests.

8 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 super kingsize (zip and link, can be twin beds on request), 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. PS3. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, lawned garden with small enclosed area, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, heated, outdoor swimming pool, open 1st May-20th September, £45 per week, £25 per short break. Shared tennis court (£25 per booking). No smoking. NB: 8 steps to patio.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • Active Family Holidays
    Active Family Holidays


Customer Comments

  • 4

    19/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    This could have been a lovely cottage, and the setting is beautiful, but it needs a thorough overhaul. It needs decorating and broken things need mending. For instance it needed a lock on the shower room door and the fridge hads just one shelf in the door rather than the five that should have been there. We had good weather but if it had been cold the holes in the front door would have been a problem. Many of the comments in the visitors' book said the same so no-one seems to be taking any notice. There were rather abrupt notices around the place about what we must and must not do and we had to pay £45 extra for the week for use of a cold, small pool which wasn't available at all times (particularly the last morning when we could have had a final swim but chemicals had just been added). Though the £45 was stipulated in the cottage details it seems a lot for what we had. The grounds were well cared for so it's a shame the interior wasn't.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you to the guest for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate the compliment to the “well cared for” grounds and “beautiful” setting. A new fridge was installed shortly after this guest left, and a lock was added to the downstairs shower room. The small cracks in the front door have now been mended. The pool is an outdoor, heated pool that is normally kept at a temperature of 27 degrees. The pool itself is about 32 feet by 16 feet; there is also a large pool patio for lounging, a BBQ for guests’ use, and a pool hut with running water and a fridge. The pool is cleaned and maintained regularly, which necessitates closing it briefly at certain times. Unpredictable weather-related issues sometimes require the use of extra chemicals to keep the pool safe; unfortunately, the one time this occurred all summer was the guests’ day of departure. As the chemicals were added at around 9:15am, and the guests were meant to vacate the cottage by 10am, they did not lose much pool time; however, we appreciate the loss of a final dip must have been disappointing. The low cost for the pool reflects the fact that the pool is outdoors and so can be affected by weather conditions. Most guests appreciate the comfort of a heated pool, and find the cost well worth it.

  • 9

    29/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Great location, Newent is lovely. Cottage good, pool nice.


  • 8

    02/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Cottage is well situated for visiting the Forest of Dean. Birds of Prey centre is brilliant and within walking distance. Property could do with redecorating and the shower room needs a lock on the door.


  • 7

    13/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    A lovely stay in a beautiful location, stunning scenery and the house itself was a nice conversion with character. We were disappointed to find out that the pool was unavailable, 3 days before our visit, as that was the main reason for booking the place but we made full use of the tennis court. Wifi only worked on the first evening and the showers both need upgrading. A successful visit overall with the International Bird of Prey Centre just down the road - we spent a whole day there.


  • 7

    01/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2018
    We had a very enjoyable stay at The Granary. The cottage is well equipped and good for families. It would benefit from some redecoration and new windows, but this didn't really detract from our stay. The owner is very pleasant to deal with.


  • 9

    18/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2018
    Superb weekend with family with so much to do nearby!


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