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- Architect-designed barn conversion
- Spacious living-area
- Under floor heating throughout both floors
- Each luxury bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom
- Enclosed private garden
- Sleeps 2 to 6, plus an infant
- Discount for a couple outside the holiday periods (based on the use of one bed only)
Sprig’s Granary is named after Sprig, the famous 1927 Grand National winner, bred on the former stud where the property is situated. The winning horse was bred by Captain Richard Partridge who had intended one day to ride the horse in the Grand National, but unfortunately met his death shortly before the war ended. His mother kept Sprig in training in memory of him, and his spectacular win was a fitting tribute. The Granary, positioned opposite the famous race horse’s stable, is now a beautiful holiday home – bright, light, spacious, private, and luxuriously comfortable. The house was designed by an architect to the owners’ strict brief; and the result is a spectacular place to stay. Sleeps 2 to 6, plus an infant.
Sprig’s Granary has a 15% discount for a couple outside the holiday periods based on the use of one double bed only (the price reduces automatically when you book for 2 adults).
The living room, highlighted in a serene pale blue, takes up most of the ground-floor space, with open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting-area. The sitting-area is cleverly defined by the free-standing wood burner, half-encircled by white-painted brickwork.
A pretty and useful ground-floor bedroom with ensuite ‘wet room’ shower room (including loo and hand basin) has beds which can be separated as singles, or pushed together as a super-king width. This bedroom is perfect for those who don’t want to, or are unable to, climb the stairs. The other room off the ground-floor is the conservatory – a wonderful place to sit and be warm on a sunny but chilly day.
The staircase takes you up to a wonderful sweeping mezzanine, describing a curve almost reminiscent of a piano. Views stretch enticingly across the fields of the Golden Valley. The upstairs bedrooms are at either end of the building, creating a nice feeling of privacy, and each bedroom has the luxury of its own bathroom (with separate bath, separate shower, loo, and hand basin). The four poster bed in the Chinese red room is a double, and the French-style bed in the pale yellow bedroom is a king-size.
Outside, the private enclosed garden overlooks a beautiful rural scene of trees and fields, and has a patio and a good amount of grassed space. There is plenty of parking, too – both privately for two cars, and in the former stable yard, too, if necessary.
Things to do around Sprig's Granary holiday barn conversion
Sprig’s Granary is perfectly located for all kinds of holiday activity, whether your chosen idea of fun is to browse the second hand bookshops of Hay-on-Wye (25 minutes away), to canoe down the Wye, to visit the famous Mappa Mundi in Hereford, to follow the Black and White Trail of picturesque local villages with their timber-framed vernacular buildings, or to stride up the slopes of the Black Mountains. Or perhaps your idea of the perfect holiday is to stay put, relax in the conservatory and watch the sheep peacefully graze.
Locally, Dore Abbey is a must: this is a beautiful former Cistercian abbey just a mile down the road in the village of Abbey Dore. Unlike many abbeys, it isn’t a ruin, and although dissolved in 1536, the building was restored in the next century. Now an active parish church, it holds services and concerts. Close by are the gardens and tea room at Abbey Dore Court, open to the public in the spring and summer.
There’s a great little village shop nearby at Longtown, so you don’t have to go far to get really good local produce and useful supplies. Eating out in the area is great, too: there’s a wonderful pub, The Bridge at Michaelchurch, and a superb little French restaurant, Toi et Moi (advance booking a must). Ewyas Harold also has a village shop, as well as a great fish and chip shop and a good butcher, so you need never lay eyes on a supermarket, unless you would like to.
The nitty gritty
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Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.
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From the visitors book at Sprig's Granary
'What a wonderful place to stay: everything you need and more can be found at this beautiful converted barn. A lot of thought and detail has been put into providing an excellent service – even the washing up liquid plus tea and coffee was provided: totally unexpected. The owners, Richard and Pia, were always available if we needed anything – nothing was too much trouble for them. If you want luxurious accommodation in a rural setting (20 minute drive to Hereford) to get away from it all, then this is the place for you – you will not be disappointed. We weren't! We will return!!' Jeanette and family, Rayleigh