What our guests say

Some extracts of the entries copied from our good old fashioned Visitors Book

‘So glad we booked Granary Cottage. Good location for touring the area. 30 mins to Hereford, and only 10ins to Hay. Lovely countryside surrounds the village of Dorstone. The cottage has everything you will require for your stay. The owners have provided everything you could think of; even down to torches for the short walk back from the pub in the dark. The Pandy serves delicious food from a varied menu, and also real ale. No need to get the car out, just a 2 minute walk.  Thank you Kiki for a super week, and you even provided the weather for us. Hope to see you again.’ ND – September 2019 – publish on Tripadvisor

‘Would thoroughly recommend Kiki’s cottage to anyone – the cottage itself was beautiful and cosy, with plenty of space, a great kitchen and was spotless and well-maintained. Dorstone is a nice quiet village, the pub there did lovely, good value food. There is a bus service which goes through the village and into Hay-on-Wye.  Kiki was a great host, who kindly gave us lots of local tips and provided lots of thoughtful touches, like leaving a supply of logs for the fireplace.’ TD – August 2019 – published on AirBnB 

‘We had a lovely stay in this gorgeous cottage, which is bigger than it looks and has excellent facilities.  It is everything you could want for an English country cottage.  Only a few minutes walk to a pub serving delicious food, 12 minutes drive to Hay-on-Wye and 30 minutes to Hereford, as well as being on the local bus route.  It couldn’t be more perfect.’   LE – August 2019 – review published on Tripadvisor

‘We have had a fantastic holiday! The Pandy Inn provides excellent food and the locals are all very friendly. This Cottage is truly beautiful –  will definitely be visiting again!’        SE – August 2019

‘We have really enjoyed our stay in your delightful Cottage, so well equipped and thoughtfully laid out.  Beautiful location too.  Stunning views. Thank you for our lovely stay – we will be visiting again.’ KT – August 2019

‘We have stayed in this lovely Cottage for 3 nights with two small children and all of us have loved it – charmed by the Cottage and peaceful location.  Thank you!’ SM – July 2019

‘We have stayed in this lovely Cottage enjoying the location for the third time. Again we have booked for next year! FT – July 2019

‘This is the best Cottage we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in many.Very comfortable and wonderfully equipped, obviously much thought has gone in what visitors would need. GD – July 2019

‘Our third visit in five years says it all really.  Perfect place for myself and my 98 year old mother to spend some time together.  All in all a lovely holiday in what is undoubtedly the best ‘home from home’.  SV – June 2019

‘Another relaxing, quiet week at Granary – we look forward to returning again.’               PA – June 2019

‘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 cottage – 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 of 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
















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