Sprig's Granary

Stunning open plan barn conversion - light-filled, with huge feature windows
IN BRIEF
  • Architect-designed barn conversion
  • Spacious living-area
  • Under floor heating throughout both floors
  • Each luxury bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom
  • Conservatory
  • 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).

Airy, open interiors - stunning holiday home
Kitchen with open island Luxury self-catering
Airy, open interiors - stunning holiday home

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.

Amazing windows let in lots of light in luxury self-catering
Colour coordinated kitchen and dining area Open plan self-catering kitchen

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.

Dining area from upstairs Wood burner Flowers
LIght filled holiday cottage

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.

Chinese themed room
Four poster bed Lovely tiled bathroom with roll top bath

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.

Bathroom shower Chinese curtain Bath taps and shower head

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.

Cottage bathroom Timbered holiday cottage
Ornate bedroom

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.

Beautiful traditional bathroom
Trad bath with shower head taps Walk-in shower

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.

King bedroom Bedroom
Lovely tiled bathroom Shower wetroom

The nitty gritty

  • Wood burner (logs supplied, first basket included in the price)
  • Under floor heating throughout both floors
  • 42-inch Sony TV with Freeview and DVD (plus some DVDs)
  • iPod dock/radio
  • Satellite broadband and wifi (fair useage)
  • No mobile reception
  • Clock/radio in each bedroom
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Bosch electric cooker with 4-burner ceramic hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hooks for coats
  • Washing-machine and tumble dryer
  • Electricity, hot water and heating included
  • Bedding, towels and all basics included (soap, loo paper, cleaning materials etc)
  • Each bedroom has its own ensuite: downstairs ensuite is a ‘wet room’ shower room with loo and hand basin; both upstairs ensuites have a bath, a separate shower, a loo and a hand basin
  • Store cupboard essentials included (tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, olive oil)
  • Board games, books, guide books, plus an information file
  • Baby-friendly (travel cot and high chair provided)
  • Sorry – no pets
  • Conservatory
  • Enclosed private garden with a patio
  • Private parking for two cars, plus more in the stable yard if needed
  • Tesco and Sainsburys deliver in this area
  • Good pubs/restaurants in the area
  • Lots of walks straight from the door
  • 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)

Cottage bathroom Timbered holiday cottage

Live online booking

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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Beautiful traditional bathroom
Trad bath with shower head taps Walk-in shower

Location map

Cottage bathroom Timbered holiday cottage
Outside of Sprig's Granary Dragon at entrance stairs!

From the visitors book at Sprig's Granary

'A perfect location, and a wonderful barn conversion. A great place to relax and unwind. Very impressed with the high quality of furnishings and fittings in the house. Great pubs nearby!' Paul and family, Cambridge

'A beautiful place to either relax or use as a base for sight seeing.' Mark and family, Rhondda

'Had a lovely short break. Beautifully appointed accommodation. Good walks in the hills - thoroughly enjoyed the weekend!' David and family

'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

'A beautiful place to stay for William's (baby) first holiday. Of all the cottage breaks we have had, this has been one of the best. The cottage's decor and amenities were perfect. A relaxing trip for us all. We will be returning in the not too distant future!!' Jonathan from Bridgend