What our guests say

Here are some snippets copied from the good old fashioned Visitors Book, dating back to May 2013 when we first started:

‘We have had an amazing stay in your lovely cottage,  Everything you need is here, and the views are out of this world.  We love how tranquil it is here, and it was just the thing we needed as a family to rest and spend some quality time together.  We will definitely be back!’ – GL – April 2019

‘Thanks for lovely cottage.  We had a great time.  The super close Pub was lovely for a  stumble home to the cottage.’ RL – April 2019

‘Thank you for the facility you have provided  in this lovely ccottage – down to the helpful signs around the house! Was a great location to make the most of the beautiful countryside – by bike, foot and car.  Lovely! – SW – April 2019

‘A wonderful cottage in a picturesque village. The local pub has great beers on tap. Amazing walks nearby and close to Hay (well worth a visit). Thanks!’ – DS – April 2019 – review published on Airbnb

‘Look no further, this Cottage ticks all the boxes! We were very pleasantly surprised at the size of this accommodation it is like the Tardis inside. Every thing you could possibly need is included. You would be advised to bring your basic food stuff as the shops are a fair drive away, about 20 mins. I would place this cottage in the top 3 of places we have rented in the last few years’. LR – April 2019 – review published on Tripadvisor

‘O wow!  Such a lovely place in a friendly village. The owners have added so many thoughtful touches and made the cottage so comfortable. Hard to fault – ok the key entry was stubborn- and I wouldn’t want to. Just love it. The cottage is a wow for me and I want to go again’   SW – March 2019 – review published on Tripadvisor

‘Charming, welcoming cottage with all mod cons.  The views from the upstairs windows are breathtaking.  Dorstone – where time has stood still (far from the madding crowds).  We’ll be back.  GH – March 2019

‘We stayed at Kiki’s lovely cottage for 4 nights between Christmas and New Year. The cottage was very quiet and relaxing. It had plenty of space for all of us. Everything was very user friendly with a well equipped kitchen and the place was spotless. The Pandy Inn was very good and we visited beautiful Hay on Wye (10 mins) and lovely Hereford (30 mins). We would highly recommend this cottage’. DS – December 2018 – review published on Airbnb website

‘Reading some of the comments in this book says it all and we agree the Cottage is beautiful, so lovely and well equipped. Hopefully we will be back and then try the Pub.  Lovely stay’.  SP – December 2018

‘A golden autumnal week in the Golden Valley.  Granary Cottager is so comfortable and warm and amazingly well equipped.  We appreciated the helpful labels and instructions too, which all contributed to a most enjoyable week.  Thank you.’  PG – November 2018

‘Another wonderful at Granary Cottage – peaceful, lovely walks – just what we needed’.  OD – October 2018

‘Another relaxing few days at The Granary with great weather!  our second stay – hope there will be more!’  PA – September 2018

‘Our second wonderful holiday at Granary Cottage’.  FM – September 2018

‘We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage and we loved the food in the Pandy Inn.  Fantastic walking country too!’  CM – September 2018

‘Beautiful house and surroundings – loved staying here. The fire is the finishing touch.  Best holiday ever.’ PJ/TS/DC – September 2018

‘Lovely Cottage, everything we could need provided for.  Pandy Inn was excellent and very friendly.  Great base for exploring the surrounding area.  Excellent book shops!!!  Many thanks.’  SG – September 2018

‘What a lovely, cosy, quiet and comfortable cottage!  Thank you.  We hope o return again some day.’  SN – August 2018

A lovely bright and clean cottage, superbly equipped and a great location for outstanding walking. A quiet rural area with a somewhat undiscovered feel to it – peaceful even in the school holidays. Hay is a great place to visit if you are into books of course. Plenty to discover with further visits. Highly recommended’ KB – August 2018

‘Granary Cottage is a lovely place to stay in beautiful countryside, the property is cosy yet surprisingly spacious with added bonus of a log burner and a private garden. The owners have thoughtfully provided much of the essentials such as toilet paper, cloths, washing up liquid etc but make sure you have all you need for your meal as there is no corner shop to ‘pop’ out to,  however there is an excellent pub  a short walk away! Well recommended all round.’ – SB – August 2018

‘What a find!  We had an amazing stay at this lovely Cottage.  It was a lovely cosy nest to come back to each day as we popped to the 3 Choirs Festival’.  JA – August 2018

‘Thank you for a lovely weekend.  Such a l,ovely Cottage and location.’  KB – July 2018

‘Another great visit!  Comfortable Cottage, well equipped and ideal location – Thank You!’  FT – July 2018

‘We had a great few days away and Granary College is delightful. We were extremely comfortable and everything we might have wanted you had catered for. For me it was a new part of the country and so the cottage was a good base to explore and when it became too hot a lovely garden to enjoy the balmy evenings’.  JM – July 2018

‘Lovely Cottage, great break – you have thought og everything!  JL – July 2018

‘Back after 3 years for another holiday in this lovely Cottage.  Pandy Inn as good as before, if not better, and the little Church of St Faith worth a look if you have the time.’ SM – June 2018

‘Thoughtful design of Cottage proved all that is required for a peaceful holiday.  We hope to return!’  PA – June 2018 

‘Many thanks – we had a wonderful holiday’. GM – June 2018

‘Another wonderful stay at Granary Cottage, plus great weather.  Pandy Inn – great food and service.  We will return’. SG – May 2018

”Lovely Cottage, good bus service, enjoyed our stay’.  SR – May 2018

‘Absolutely beautiful, everything you could wish for in the stunning location!’ SW -May 2018

‘An excellent Cottage in an area that is largely unspoiled and left us wishing we could stay much longer. Excellent walks and Hay on Wye with its shops full of character.  The local Pub  – everything you could wish for.’  May 2018

‘Another lovely few days at this very well equipped Cottage!’  SW – 06.04.18

Thanks Kiki, surpassed expectations. A lovely base to explore. Fantastically clean and superbly equipped. Value for money was spot on I’d say. Great location and lots to explore locally. Great walking country but loads more besides. Highly recommended. Nothing to fault – we hope to be back.’  Posted on Airbnb – PS – 04.04.18 

‘Had a lovely stay at the cost Cottage in Dorstone.  The place is extremely well equipped and clean.  The surrounding area has many nice walk and Hay-on-Wye is a great day out for literature lovers.  Would recommend the small yomp up to Arthur’s Stone, followed by a hearty pint at The Pandy. ‘   as above 04.04.18

‘Once again, we’ve had a fabulous few days.  After cold and miserable weather at home, we’ve had sunshine here so good walks and warmth!  The Cottage i8s welcoming and cosy.  Thanks again.  PN – 28.03.18

‘We had a lovely week in Granary Cottage. The cottage is well equipped and much more spacious than we were expecting with a lovely sized lounge and kitchen/diner. There is a lovely private garden but unfortunately the weather wasn’t warm enough to be able to sit out as one day it was snowing! There are several bird feeders outside and the different birds were lovely to watch. There are lots of maps,leaflets ,books etc of local area. Dorstone is a lovely peaceful village and the Pandy Inn has very good food and only 2 minute walk away’.  Posted on Tripadvisor – MC – 24.03.18

 ‘Had a lovely stay here.  Very friendly village and good food at Pany Inn.  Cottage is lovely and cost and nice and warm, especially as we were snowed in on our first day!  Surrounding area beautiful and we’ve had some great days out.  Star gazing one night on walk back from put was magical!’  GM- 17.03.18

‘We had a lovely week staying at Granary Cottage. The owners have thought of pretty much everything you need, even supplying things like loo roll and dishwasher tablets. There are local OS maps and also binoculars etc that you can borrow whilst staying there. The cottage is great – very clean, well looked after and exceptionally cosy (log burner in the living room is fantastic). Dorstone is a small village with a great local pub which we frequented most nights – also we were fortunate in that the monthly pub quiz and curry night was happening the week we stayed and I’d highly recommend it (we were advised to book as it’s popular) There are some good walks from the front door and plenty more a short drive away. We’d love to stay again sometime.’ LS – Tripadvisor post 04.03.18

‘Very nice, thank you.  We loved our stay!’  CH – 17.02.18

‘We have had a wonderful time in your lovely cottage.  It was the perfect base for us to attend a family wedding in Craig-y-Nos.  Thank you for providing everything to make this a home from home’.  JW – 16.01.18

‘Just wanted you to know that we had a very enjoyable long weekend and were delighted to find everything so clean and the cottage well equipped.  Many thanks – we would love to return one day, and would recommend it without hesitation’. JW – 12.01.18


‘Another perfect stay in this lovely cottage.  Stunning walks from the front door.  The owners have thought to include everything to make this a real home-from-home.  We do hope to come back.   ps Stopped for coffee in Ledbury – a gorgeous little market town.  pps. The charity ‘curry & quiz’ night at The Pandy Inn was a lot of fun.  DM – 29.12.17

‘Wonderful peaceful break.  Lucky the Pandy was serving food on our last night – wonderful.  Beautiful walks including to Peterchurch for Sunday lunch at Food for Thought, also fab.  Thanks.’  AE – 29.11.17

‘Thank you – we have enjoyed our stay in your cosy cottage.  So well equipped and with a lot of thought for those little extras.  Our only disappointment was that they chef was on holiday at the Pandy Inn!  We will certainly visit again’.  RS – 29.11.17

‘Perfect location and base with our son just down the road now.  Such a cosy comfortable cottage in such a beautiful area.  The weather wasn’t great but we hope to come back next year.  Thank you for everything.  WF – 16.11.17

‘A cosy house with a warm hearth – what a relaxed quiet sty! Ludlow and Llanthony were lovely and we return to face the hustle of the Home Counties rejuvenated’.  CH – 11.11.17

‘Granary Cottage is a real home from home set in beautiful countryside near Hay-on-Wye. The owners seem to have thought of everything that anyone staying could need. If you are looking for somewhere to stay for a walking holiday or just to get away from it all then this is it! The village centre is literally 2 minutes walk and the pub serves good food lunchtimes and evenings.’  GP – Tripadvisor post 08.11.18

‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Lovely Cottage in a peaceful location.  Very restful.  We would love to come back in the future.  Thank you.  KC – 26.10.17

‘ One word – Fab! Lovely cottge in really quiet location.  Great walks fromthe door and a pub that does good food and beer just round the corner.  Right up our street!  Thank you.’  MB – 21.10.17

‘We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in you wonderful , cosy, very well equipped cottage and look forward to being able to make a return visit to this beautiful part of the country soon.  Thank you so much’.  SP -8.10.17

The Pandy Inn will lie in our memories forever as the place we first discovered Brecon Gin!  Lovely Inn, fine village asset, likewise Granary Cottage.  A very comfortable stay, thank you.’  PC28.09.17

‘Grandiose Granary Cottage – quite superb!’ – FM –  18.09.17

‘What a delightful Cottage!  Although the weather hasn’t always been kind, we have been able to complete sections of the Wye Valley Walk and really enjoyed discovering Hay-on-Wye – a central location for Barbara Erskin’s ‘Lady of Hay’. We thoroughly recommend the Pandy Inn – very friendly and excellent quick service.  Granary Cottage has everything to recommend it for return visits.  HG – 10.09.17

‘We’ve had a wonderful stay in the fantastically equipped cottage – you’ve thought of everything!!  The area is beautiful and we recommend a visit to Hampton Court Castle with its lovely gardens.  We plan to visit again, hopefully very soon.’  CS – 26.08.17

‘Our second visit to this lovely Cottage – this time in the Summer months.  We’ve enjoyed some interesting walks in the (mostly) sunshine And a few tasty meals at the Pandy Inn.  Granary Cottage is the perfect place for the peaceful and relaxing break.  It has been a pleasure to return!’  GR – 19.08.17

‘Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings.  Plenty to see and do in area.  Weather hit and miss, but wouldn’t deter us from visiting gain!  Pandy Inn very friendly and very good good.  So much to do, couldn’t pack all in.  May have to visit again.’    RS – 12.08.17

‘Thank you for a fabulous stay in your lovely Cottage, one of the best we have ever encountered in many years of cottage rentals! 2 delicious meals at The Pandy Inn – don’t miss the curries on a Wednesday!  We will definitely be back!   ‘  MK – 30.07.17

‘We have booked the Cottage again for  next year – says it all really!  Villagers friendly and welcoming too!’ ST – 22.07.17

‘A lovely second visit – we love the place’.  JC – 23.06.17

‘Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely cottage – so well equipped, comfortable and in an ideal location’.  SE – 12-06.17

‘There was so much thought put into this gorgeous cottage and could not have wished  for better.  Highly recommended.  A quality cottage’. DE – 12.05.17

‘We were very comfortable in this lovely cottage.  It had everything we could ever need.  We especially enjoyed watching the birds hopping around the garden – we appreciated the bird book for identifying them!  The nearby Pandy Inn is highly recommended, as is the walk to Arthur’s Stone’.  JB – 29.04.17

‘We have spent a very relaxing week in your very comfortable cottage.  Loved the garden, shame the weather too chilly to take advantage of it.  Enjoyed watching the birds.’  BS – 22.04.17

‘Lovely Cottage in a relaxed and friendly village.  Pandy Inn has good food and a friendly welcome.  Beautiful walking country, should be explored on foot, but the drive from Hay to Capel-y-ffin is amazing on a clear day – Gospel Pass.’  AD – 29.03.17

‘We have had a very good week in your Cottage.  It is one of the best we have stayed in over the years.’  PW – 25.03.17

‘We had a wonderful, relaxing time in your Cottage. The Cottage has everything you could possibly need.  Home from home in a peaceful location.  Loved the log burner!  The area is beautiful and Hay-on-Wye wonderful.  We bought loads of books  PB – 18.03.17

‘Lovely homely cottage.  Very well equipped.  Had a restful few days – log burner was welcome.  Pandy Inn – food excellent’.  AH – 15.02.17

‘What a wonderful week we are having with sunshine almost everyday.  A super-clean cottage and the unlimited logs so lovely.   Capel-y-ffin – the drive from here to there was jaw-droppingly beautiful.  Have fallen in love with The Golden Valley and your cottage and so hope you will have us back! DM – 30.12.16

‘A super cottage for a week of R & R’.  SV – 05.11.16

‘Very well equipped cottage, excellent weather, great walks.  The Pandy Inn was welcoming.  Thank you for the notes about the history of the area – the comment about the train drivers on the Gold Valley Railway stopping to shoots rabbits was much appreciated! This is a very special Valley.  AS – 29.10.16

‘You have a beautiful place – we have thoroughly enjoyed staying here’.  AG – 26.10.16

‘Granary Cottage has to be our best cottage we have ever stayed in – lovely and warm, everything you need for a peaceful stay.  Peaceful walks from the doorstep and lots to see and do.  We chose this area to explore and get a feel for the location as maybe our retirement dream.  Thank you – we will return.’  DS – 22.10.16

‘Thank you so much for making Granary Cottage such a welcoming place for our family celebrations.  We have had a blissful few days – even the weather was perfect!’ SP – 15.10.16

‘Lovely cottage, lovely village, lovely Pub (and grub), lovely walking, lovely weather.  Thank you so much for letting us share your home … cannot wait to return’.  JE – 02.10.16

‘Thank you for a superbly comfortable week, with everything thought of (including curtains that actually keep out daylight!).  Coming from the Norfolk Broads, we appreciate even more the lovely hills and walks round.  Lots of interesting towns too – and if Hay is for books, Leominster is for antiques/vintage!  Amazing weather.  We wish we were here for longer’.  DR – Norfolk – 24.09.2016

‘One word  – PERFECT!  Couldn’t have asked for more.Hay Market on Thursday is a must, as well as a visit to Brecon. Pub friendly and as promised, great food.  Will be back’. CB Middlesex – 17.09.2016

‘Another very enjoyable week in your very comfortable cottage – our 3rd visit!  With one of us arriving with leg in plaster, for a broken ankle, our opportunities to visit favourite places and discover new ones were limited but the quietness and cosiness of the Cottage particularly appreciated this time!  Thank you.’  GM – Exeter 12 .09.16

‘Delightful, cosy and well equipped cottage.  Blessed with glorious weather today! (leaving).  Walks locally lovely, motorised boat hire down Brecon Canal also scenic, slow and peaceful.  Pandy Inn – friendly, nice atmosphere and good pub meals.  Thank you. ps.great to see so many birds feeding in the garden.’  CC – Staffs 03.09.16

‘A fabulous weekend in a fabulous Cottage!  The Cottage has everything you need, all well thought out.  We love the garden, so peaceful and pretty.  We also love the Pub!  Very friendly people around here.  We will be back.’  CS – Manchester 29.08.16

‘We have had a lovely stay in this beautiful area and your delightful cottage.  It is one of the best ones we have stayed in – you have thought of everything we could possibly need.’  CC – Liverpool 06.08.16

‘A really amazing cottage in the most beautiful surroundings.  The pub served us a fantastic meal.  What a treat for us all.  A very friendly blackbird in the garden!’  HW – Derbyshire 04.07.16

‘Wonderful cottage.  Interesting area.  Only the weather was bad!’ DV – Netherlands 02.07.16

‘What a gem of a cottage.  Everything you could needs and more,  all good quality and we loved the bright work area on the landing.  Pretty little garden too, nicely kept but not manicured to death.  Hay splendid as ever and can recommend the Pandy Inn – good food, puds and company.  EC – Liverpool 24.06.16 (see also below)

‘This spacious and spotless cottage was a delight. The owners have thought of and provided everything that could be wished for, even down to an eclectic mix of cds and games. All the equipment is of high quality and the furniture and beds are really comfortable. The small, sun-trap garden is a lovely place for breakfast, or an evening glass of wine. There is a barbecue, although we didn’t use it. This cottage is truly a home away from home and an absolute credit to the owners. The village pub is a two minute walk and is really friendly. It also provides high quality, home-cooked pub food, plus a delicious selection of puddings. Hay-on-Wye is a short drive away, and there are lots of places of interest within a short distance. I cannot praise the place too highly, and we will certainly use it again’. EC – posted on Tripadvisor 24.06.16

‘Haven’t see so much rain in a long time! Still, the lovely cottge plus the food and welcome at the Pany more than made up for the weather.  We did get to stroll on Hay Bluff and sit in the garden here in between showers – both highly recommended’.  DM – London 19.06.16 – (see also below)

‘So where do I start when all the reviews show this to be a top notch rental? As well as agreeing with all the positive comments I thought I’d speak of the little touches. From the outside you can see this is different, the garden is really well kept and the flower border by the entrance gate had been recently planted with bedding plants. There was not a weed to be seen. There were filled bird feeders appreciated by Great and Blue Tits, Sparrows and a Greater Spotted Woodpecker! By the door was a short hose and a boot brush. Inside, as well as quality cutlery and crockery, there were excellent stainless kitchen knives, plenty of (matching) glasses and ice in the freezer. There was even a deodoriser in the dishwasher. A 3-D TV with glasses. A rusack, binoculars, maps and waterproof map pocket for walkers and an audio tour cd for motorists. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom well appointed. In fact, I couldn’t believe how well catered for we were. This is not a holiday let, it is a loved home that we were allowed to use for a few days. Absolutely the best we have had!’ DM – posted on Tripadvisor 17.06.16 

‘Wonderful weather, Herefordshire looking beautiful.  Great walk up to Arthur’s Stone, warm welcome in the Pub, cosy in the cottage and the pretty garden.  SC –  London  o5.06.16

‘Hedgehog sighted, birdsong, peacocks, great pub for puddings and ale, the amazing church, churchyard, horses, football pitch (!), village green, wisteria – nice neighbours.  All in Dorstone.  Further afield, the Hay Festival, Gospel Pass, mucking about at the water’s edge of the River Wye (and regretting not booking a canoe)  This has been a fantastic cottage with everything we could possible need. P.J – London 30.05.16

‘Fantastic cottage and glorious weather – thank you!’  PN – Berkhamsted  15.05.16 

‘Thank you for the opportunity to spend time in such glorious countryside, a superbly equipped and welcoming cottage and providing sunshine!  It has been a brilliant break.  PS.  FitBit has clocked up some miles!  ME -London  11.05.16

‘We felt very at home in Granary Cottage.  The area is extraordinarlily interesting and beautiful – what wonderful hikes we have enjoyed over the tops!  We shall certainly be back for more.’ DH – 28.03.16 Amersham

‘Brilliant! A real home from home – everything thought of and catered for.  The area is beautiful and charming, and the Pub is just what you need for a hard day exploring!  10 out of 10 – Thanks.  AE – Buckinghamshire 24.03.16

‘A lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the country.  We had perfect weather all week and went on some great walks.’  PB – Bristol 18.03.16

‘What a well equipped and well thought out cottage!  We love it!  Shame Pandy Inn closed for rewire so we will have to come again to try it!!!  Love the area!  Love the stove!.  Thanks a lot!  LG – Yorkshire 27.02.16 (3 generations)

‘Lovely cottage and superb location, friendly neighbourhood, really enjoyed our few days stay .  JJ – Kettering 20.02.16

‘Great base for a chilly weekend.  Snowy Black Mountains and Brecons.  Recommend the Gallery in the information centre and artist co-operative in the High Street in Crickhowel.  Local pub friendly.  Would like to have stayed longer as so much to do.’  VY – Derby 15.02.16

‘The Cottage was so comfortable and homely.  Although the weather was wet we enjoyed our stay over Christmas.  The Pandy Inn was full on Christmas Day for a drink with a lovely atmosphere and a roaring log fire.  Great! Many thanks for your wonderful home.  Ps. The owls were a little noises at night but nice to hear!’  JG – Peterborough 27.12.15 (3rd Christmas visit)

‘We want to move in! Or at least move this marvellous cottage to our homes.  You’ve thought of every detail. We loved our stay, thank you so much for letting us share your lovely home.’  AL – Mossely – 06.12.15

‘Another excellent stay.  The Cottage is a lovely place to stay.  Perfectly equipped, you have thought of everything.’  AK – Bristol 30.11.15

‘Granary Cottage has to be our best rental ever.  Everything is just right, and despite the weather we have had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday, from Hay to Kilpeck and many churches, castles and lovely countryside in between’.  PB – Oxfordshire 19.11.15

‘Our second time here this year.  Just as good as the first time.  Saw a lot more towns that we missed the first time.  Pity about the rain everyday but thank goodness for the log fire.’  JS – Derbyshire 15.11.15

‘Fabulous stay in Granary Cottage – clean, cosy and filled with everything you could ever want!!  Wish we could have stayed a little longer, but we’ll most certainly be back.  Children loved exploring Dorstone and spent several hours in the lovely playground.  Thinking of booking again for the annual sloe gin competition!!’.  Thanks’.  ED – Cardiff  28.10.15

‘We had a fabulous time in your lovely, beautiful, comfortable cottage.  You have thought of everything!  We would highly recommend your cottage to anyone and we are hoping to come back again.  Many thanks.’  CW – London  24.10.15

‘We have had a wonderful stay at this charming, delightful cottage!  Just about everything imaginable is provided for a relaxing holiday.  The surrounding area is unbelievably beautiful.  We should note that the cottage was spotless and welcoming upon arrival – clearly this is a much loved and well cared for place.  Many thanks’.  MB – USA  22.10.15

‘Delightful cottage, the best equipped and most functional we’ve ever stayed in!  The sun-drenched garden with awning was an unexpected treat.  Good friendly pub, bacon sandwiches on Fridays at the DFR and Hay-on-Wye are the local highlights. Many thanks – hope to return!’  PM – Surrey  28.09.15

‘What an amazingly wonderful location – mountains, rivers, great pubs and castles too!  The Cottage has been a marvellous base for exploring. It is so very well appointed and beautifully organised by the owners.  We loved the cosy sitting room and log burner and dear little garden.  Thank you.’  RM – London 24.09.15

‘Lovely cottage in lovely location, very well equipped, very clean.  Sweet little garden.  Had a nice meal at the Pandy Inn.  Hay-on-Wye is great, loved Shepherds Ice Cream Parlour..  Had a great stay.’  PJ – Kent  19.09.15

What a lovely little cottage.  This ‘cosy’ cottage felt very spacious, and we enjoyed plenty of BBQs despite the inclement weather. We very much enjoyed the friendliness of the locals and had a fabulous bike ride (Brecon – Taliban on Usk) along the canal – a real ‘must do’ and a great accessible way to see the countryside. Hope to be back again soon!’.  VF – Oxford 31.08.15

‘Spacious, clean, cosy, well-equipped, peaceful. Loved the secluded garden, and loved even more the ‘landing’ with natural light pouring in; perfect for enabling me to work on my embroidery.  We have enjoyed our stay here very much.  Thank you’.  BS – Lincoln 22.08.15

‘Thank you for a wonderful time in your holiday cottage. We were very impressed with how comfortable it was, every utensil/facility was there and standards are very high. We had a fantastic holiday and will miss Granary Cottage very much but will take lots of memories with us.  Hopefully we will return again.  Thank you’.  BA – Ireland 08.08.15  see also below

‘My husband and I stayed for a week in August 2015 with our three children aged 4, 7 and 9. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves..nice quiet location, beautiful garden, pretty house, dvds for children and within easy reach of Hay on Wye and Hereford. We would return again – in fact it was booked this year (2016) so we couldn’t. The best self catering house I have stayed in with regard to facilities, cleanliness, and comfort..well done to the owners.’ posted on Tripadvisor some months later

‘Loved this cottage. Everything you can think of has been provided.  We ate twice in the garden in the evening, using the BBQ.  We enjoyed the beautiful countryside, the walks, the ancient buildings and the friendliness of people in Hay.  Thank you very much’.  LK – America/Bristol 17.07.15

‘We felt very much at home from the minute we arrived! You have thought of everything! Loved the big coffee mugs! We would love to come again’. LH – Bedfordshire 31.05.15

‘Many thanks for this superb cottage! What a find, as a last minute spur of the moment booking! Well deserved 5 star and we can see why you love it so much! Peaceful quiet location, excellent views/scenery, and enjoyable walks from the Cottage. Thanks also for all the added extras.’ CB – Northants 21.05.15

‘A lovely cottage in which we spent a very enjoyable 80th birthday celebration. Beautiful area – very friendly villagers – Many thanks’. DH – Wiltshire 15.05.15

‘We had a lovely stay at Granary Cottage.  The cottage is great! You have been so thoughtful and generous in the facilities you have provided. We have some wonderful memories of spring in the Golden Valley.’ C H – Oxford 06.05.15

‘Thank you for letting us use your cottage. It’s a real home from home.’ S A – Buckinghamshire 04.04.15

‘Lovely cottage with everything you need to feel at home. A credit to the owners’. F C – Bolton 28.03.15

‘An excellent week, home from home – perfect area for a break, only one day rain. Love the log burner. People very friendly. Bed was the most comfortable one we have slept in away from home. Excellent facilities – love to come back again. J S – Derbyshire 21.03.15

‘Lovely 3 night break. Will definitely stay again’. M B – Cardiff 02.03.15

‘An excellent 5 night stay. Sunday Lunch at The Pandy Inn was very good – excellent ale too. We walked locally and really enjoyed it – the car was neglected. Many Thanks’.  G C – Kenilworth 26.02.15

‘A wonderful cottage in a great village. Had a lovely chilled out week in this well-equipped cottage. Pub + DFR a must. A lovely way to meet the locals, so friendly. We hope to come again. Thank You’. D C – Northumberland 24.01.15

‘4 lovely days here is this cosy cottage. Wild and windy outside but every comfort – especially with wood fire, inside. Thank you’. M D – Australia – 13.01.15

‘Our second visit – thank you for fantastic New Year break! Mountain biking and a hike to Hay meant we were very much in need of a welcoming home at the end of each day – Granary Cottage was perfect! Looking forward to our next stay!’ V B – London – 01.01.15

Our second visit this year. Once again and we were not disappointed. A cosy cottage to come back to after a cold day in the hills’. A K – Bristol 05.12.14

‘Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. Well-equipped and cosy. Beautiful countryside, walks from the door, lots of places to visit. We’ve had a very relaxing, refreshing, enjoyable two week’. D C – Rock Ferry 18.11.14

‘Four most enjoyable days in this cosy little cottage. The comfort level is superb, no matter what the weather was outside. Outstanding visit from start to finish. We very much hope to come back’. H H – Amersham 11.11.14

‘We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage. We can’t think of anything that was not provided. Beds were super comfortable. The village is so quiet and the scenery nearby is outstanding. The cottage is much, much better and more spacious than it appears on the internet. We have stayed in over 100 cottages over the years and this will go down as one of the best’. RU – Knutsford 29.09.14

‘Very pleasant spacious cottage’. NC – Suffolk 19.09.14

‘A lovely spacious, well-equipped cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. Fantastic weather. A brilliant week’. PP – London 12.09.14

‘Lovely cottage. We had a fantastic time. Lots of walking and sight-seeing, including a visit to DFR! Croft Castle was a particular highlight. Very cosy here – bed v. comfy – great night’s sleep. SS – London 05.09.14

‘Peaceful and relaxing few days. Thoughtful and well equipped home from home’. IG – Brisbane 26.08.14

‘A lovely cottage, perfect in every way and excellently placed to enjoy a fantastic area for so many sights and walks’. AK – Bristol 23.08.14

‘Comfortable and spacious cottage’.  JD – West Sussex 16.08.14

‘Great cottage in a very friendly village. We will recommend it to our friends and family’. PS Tadworth 09.08.14

‘Our second visit to the Cottage and another enjoyable stay. Peaceful, relaxing with everything needed to make you want to stay longer’. IM – Perthshire 05.08.14

‘Wonderful cottage and weather. The place is a credit to its owners. Everything just perfect!!’. JC – Suffolk 29.07.14

‘Just thought I would thank you for the use of Granary Cottage this week. It has to be one of, if not the best place we have had the pleasure to rent ever!! Everything is just right, the location, the local people, the pub, I could go on and on (I probably am!). Anyway I’m sitting here on my last evening sipping a cool glass of wine and thinking I should have booked two weeks, but there you go we all make mistakes. Once again thank you so so much, everything has been perfect just perfect!!!’ JC – Suffolk 25.07.14

‘Beautiful cottage in wonderful area!’. JE – Northwich 05.07.14

‘We had a fantastic week of relaxation in your luxurious cottage. This really is one of the most comfortable and well equipped cottage in which we have stayed’. NE – Southampton 28.06.14

‘Another enjoyable week at your lovely cottage. Mixed weather but always plenty to see and do in the area. We hope to return for a 3rd visit. Thank You’. GM – Exeter 09.06.14

‘We really enjoyed the holiday and the cottage in the special part of the world. Excellent pub and friendly village. Looking forward to the next time’. PL – Towcester 01.06.14

‘Cottage is everything we could wish for – and more! Very cosy, well equipped, lots of space. Pub excellent. Can also recommend DFR for breakfast, especially ‘Bacon Butty Fridays’. SB – Harrogate 14.05.14

‘What a wonderful cosy cottage. Utterly charming, efficient and comfortable. Great long walks interspersed with welcoming pubs, good food and respite from the occasional rainstorms. The whole takes one into a different relaxing world to which you want to return soon.’ DG  -Chesham 06.01.14

‘We had a most enjoyable week here as the cottage is one of the most comfortable and cosy that we have ever stayed in. As we cooked Xmas lunch we were surprised at the extent of the kitchen utensils. There was nothing that we didn’t need and we had a fabulous meal. It was thoroughly warm throughout our stay and the log fire is a certain winner. The local pub is great with a homely atmosphere. There is no doubt that we will be back again but next time in the summer for more walking. Many thanks for the loan of the great cottage.’ RG – Cambs. 27.12.13

‘A lovely, well-equipped cottage in a lovely, quiet spot. We thoroughly enjoyed the car tour CD, which was one of the highlights of our stay. Thanks for everything.’ A S – Northants 17.11.13

‘We have enjoyed an Autumnal break at Granary Cottage and have been very comfortable and cosy. Have sampled the local attractions of Dorstone’s Front Room and the Pandy Inn, managed a walk to Merbach Hill (between showers) and explored further afield to Hay, Hereford and the Big Pit at Blaenavon. There are many more walks to try, places to visit and food to sample that a return visit would be most welcome.’ GR – Dorset 02.11.13

‘We’ve had a wonderfully relaxing few day here at your very toasty cottage … thank you for the many thoughtful touches that made us feel at home immediately plus good pub so close and lovely scenery everywhere …. A brilliant break! Many thanks.’ GB – Cornwall 15.10.13

‘A lovely, well equipped cottage in which to spend a relaxing short break. Unfortunately the weather has not been so accommodating! However, we still managed to do one of the Dorstone Walks without getting too wet.’ P W – Walsall 03.10.13

‘A lovely spacious character cottage – could not have wished for anything more! Hay on Wye worth a visit (ice cream at Shepherds – a must). plus offers Dyke walk (to south) although testing is well worth the effort for the views at the top! Our stay not long enough! Will be recommending to family and friends’. L C – Kent 29.09.13

‘We have had a wonderful time. Warm, comfortable and everything that we needed. Can see why you love it! Would recommend the Pandy Restaurant, and even the weather was good.’ HA – Bucks 12.09.13

‘Thank you very much for allowing us to stay in Granary Cottage. It is beautiful, so well equipped and was perfect for our stay. The cottage and the countryside are wonderful’ RP -Glasgow 31.08.13

‘Thanks for the great stay. We enjoyed the entire week here in your cottage. Fantastic facilities, above expectations. Also an ideal location. Will spread the word of Granary Cottage. We’re considering revisiting. AB – Malaysia 24.08.13

‘A great ‘bolt-hole’ set in beautiful countryside. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. We had a lovely 5 nights stay, than you.’ JO – Yorkshire 17.08.13

‘Thank you for a fantastic weekend! Comfortable, relaxing and a wonderful local – the perfect escape.’ VB – London 11.08.13

‘Lovely, comfortable and spacious cottage; we enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you, a  relaxing few days.’ JC – Wiltshire 09.08.13

‘A very enjoyable stay in your very comfortable home. Weather really good!’ GM – Exeter   04. 08.13

‘Superb cottage. Brilliant weather (HOT, HOT!!). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.’ IM -Perthshire 22.07. 13

‘Thank you so much! The cottage was ideal. Everything we needed was here – and more. I wish we could have spent more time here. Great pub too!’ EJ – Caernarfon 05.06.13

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