Holiday home Ganarew Cottage is a wonderful, semi-detached cottage, situated in the village of Ganarew near Whitchurch in Herefordshire. The property has four bedrooms with the zip/link option of being twin rooms or super king-size double bedrooms, one of which also has an en-suite bathroom. There is also a small nursery with a cot, a separate family bathroom and a WC on the ground floor. The kitchen is well equipped and the sitting room, with original ceiling beams, stone-flagged floors and exposed stone walls also boasts luxurious sofas and a woodburner. There is a garden with furniture and a barbecue, and off road parking for two cars, plus space for two more cars on the roadside. In a wonderful spot for exploring the Royal Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, Ganarew Cottage is perfect for families or friends.
Area The village of Whitchurch lies between the small market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Boasting lovely walks in every direction, Whitchurch has a thriving village shop and Post Office selling locally sourced products.
Region Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine in utility, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars, plus additional roadside parking at bottom of lane, 3 mins walk. Lockable bike/kayak storage. Enclosed front garden with lawn, furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.7 miles. Note: Mobile reception can be intermittent. Note: Parking spaces by the church are for church visitors only. Note: External utility/games room with multi-games table with table tennis, snooker and table-top football.
We were very pleased with our choice for the purposes of a family get together.. We were 4 couples and a baby across 3 generations and it suited us very well to be in such quiet and picturesque immediate surroundings. Also we were glad to be on higher ground so were not too badly affected by the floods (Feb 2020), We were pleased with the amount of space in the property and the arrangement of rooms. There is a party wall from the living room to the care home next door which during the evening transmitted the sounds of washing machine spin cycle which might bother some but once we had identified what this was we did not find it intrusive.
The weather was wet and windy following 2 major storms so we spent less time out than we had hoped, but again that was OK as we just wanted to spend time together. For this reason we could have made use of a few board games and books.
The store room/garage was brilliant for cleaning up the dog after muddy walks and we made good use of the washing machine there and dishwasher in the kitchen. The crockery supplied was only enough for one meal so we had to run the dishwasher each time - some extra mugs and plates would have been useful.
There was a folder of local information but we found a lot of it was badly out of date, for example the entrance prices for Goodrich castle were more than double what we had read and there were several eateries that had closed or radically changed.
These are small criticisms, overall we had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend this cottage.
Wonderful cottage which was well equipped and spacious.. 4 good sized bedrooms with a large master bedroom which had an en-suite. Located in quiet village just off the main A40 only 10 minutes from the lovely town of Monmouth. Cottage has a games room and a large lounge with a large dining table which comfortably sits 8. Well equipped kitchen and a freezer and washing machine in the adjacent garage/games room. Would definitely recommend
The oven was not very effective and a shower installed in the en suite would be helpfull with 8 occupants.. The location was lovely and the accomodation was comfortable and of a good size for 8 occupants.
Everything about the break was fantastic, from the booking process, the Sykes app, the information provided by the cottage owner prior to arrival, to the stay itself.. The cottage was the perfect family getaway and was everyrhing and more that we were expecting based on the information in the website.
Really fabulous property fitted to the very highest standards.. Accurate review on the Sykes website and the booking process was easy to navigate. Will definitely be booking again in the future.
A comfortable cottage with deceptively spacious accommodation.. The scones, jam and logs for the wood burner supplied by owner Alice were very welcome! We found numerous walks from the cottage; it was lovely to just pull on wellies and head out rather than having to travel by car to experience the fabulous surroundings. Hereford, Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Brecon and Forest of Dean all easily accessible - would definitely recommend!
We had an excellent week blessed with lovely sunshine which always helps.. It accommodated 6 adults very well - lovely house, comfy beds, settees, nice bedding, good equipment (dishwasher etc), very good hot water and heating, useful "games room" for storage and a wonderful setting for exploring the area plus the benefit of peace and quiet in an interesting and picturesque hamlet. BUT there are a few things you should know which detracted a little from the overall view and which, for a house described as "top notch", are not acceptable. There are missing light bulbs in the overhead dining room light, the under cupboard kitchen fitting, a bedside lamp in the 1st bedroom on the left. The shower mat in the main bathroom is black and mouldy underneath. The lampshade on the windowsill lamp in the lounge is cracked and very tatty. We would have liked some small glasses for fruit juice, evening drinks etc. And a few more small dishes, plates would have been useful (we self catered 6 out of 7 nights unlike some people who eat out a lot). And the garden really needs a bit of tidying up. Unusually as well there are no local maps apart from a few printed walks. We forgot to write in the visitors' book quite by mistake but would not particularly have wanted to mention the above in that, but I think the owner should be aware.
My wife booked this for my "extended" 60th birthday. We stayed for 10 days entertaining close family (including 2 young grandchildren, 5 and 8) for the first weekend. We then had two sets of friends to stay at other times plus spent a couple of days on our own playing golf close by at Monmouth GC (very hilly) and Forest Hills GC (many trees!).
The cottage is really big inside with 4 large bedrooms, a family bathroom, one ensuite bathroom and a cloakroom downstairs. The living area is spacious and very homely including a wood burning stove. The kitchen is large (we had a private caterer in for one evening and he was complimentary about the facilities given that it is a rental premises). A large garage houses plenty of entertainment for young (and not so young) children. Our grandsons enjoyed the games.
The one small downside is that the property is next to a care home. The staff take their breaks outside (coffee and cigarettes) and were quite noisy very early in the morning some days.
Bit of problem trying to get in touch with owner to sort out key.. Why give Mobil number when people admit not to have a signal at home???
Great location, lovely property - some amazing walks in the area and great pubs.. The owner provides an info pack which shows things to do in the area and also recommended pubs
We stayed at Ganarew Cottage at the end of February for my friend's hen weekend. We wanted a comfortable, welcoming place where we could relax between activities! Ganarew cottage was ideal. Whilst it looks quite small from the outside, it is very spacious inside and the light, clean decor gives it a lovely luxurious feel. There were 8 of us all together and there was plenty of room for everyone to get involved in the kitchen and we enjoyed some lovely meals around the dining table. The wood burning stove was an added bonus! The property is very well maintained and the owner was exceptionally helpful. We recommend 'The Moody Cow' for dinner, 'Monnow Events' for outdoors activities and Eastnor Pottery for a more creative experience!
Accomodation excellent, very comfy beds, sinks in bedrooms.. Kitchen well-equipped. Sofas brilliant.
Rather cold on arrival and no immediate instructions for heating, wedged in cupboard near thermostat, fire blanket and monitor rather than cottage information book.
Games room disappointing cor an adult group who were expecting a full size 8th table and ca.d prepared and similarly pool table, so it was off to the pub.
I booked this cottage for a surprise 70th birthday family get together for my dad.. In total we had 6 adults, a 7 year old, a 2 year old and a 4 month old baby. In addition we took two dogs with us. The cottage was amazing. we opened the door to the kitchen to find fresh bread milk and home made cake. The cottage was very clean and spacious. it had everything we needed to self cater a couple of nights in and entertain the children. The additional games room was a converted garage space, but also doubled up as a 'wet dog room' after the times when we had got back and the dogs were a bit wet from the hill walks. The rooms were bigger than i expected and we had a choice of twin or double beds prior to our arrival. my mum and dad were very pleased with the main bedroom and ensuite, and the rest of us shared the family bathroom which worked well.
i cannot say anything negative about this really. i would thoroughly recommend it to any family short break or holiday. you will need a car to travel to lots of nearby attractions but that is the same as any other place like this. The contact we had from the owner prior to our stay was also a lovely touch. thank you for making it a great experience
Perfect setting in a pretty hamlet. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Very comfortable beds. Convenient to Monmouth and Forest of Dean. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be booking the cottage again next year.
The house was fantastic; so spacious and comfortable. There were 8 of us staying and we did not feel overcrowded at all. We didn't want to go home and will definitely stay there again.
This is an excellent cottage in good location.
Ganarew Cottage is a fantastic cottage with a very helpful owner. Would highly recommend.
We loved it! We didn't want to leave.
Stunning area for walking and observing wildlife. The cottage was charming and practical. The owner was very helpful and attentive to our needs.
Ganarew Cottage was a very comfortable and well maintained property. Weather was poor but the cottage was warm and cosy.
We spent a comfortable few days in a run up to Christmas in Ganarew Cottage.
The cottage was surprising large and was well equipped & although the weather was poor with rain every day, the cottage was warm and cosy. Unfortunately the weather was not cold enough to use the wood burner in the living room, but that would have added to the cosy atmosphere.
The kitchen was well equipped and all the appliances were nearly new and working well. Everything was clean and in good order. On arrival finding the locally made cake and jam was a nice touch.
The Wi-Fi is always a necessity these days but finding Netflix on the TV was a bonus. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding clean and crisp.
Lovely place to stay. The Cottage is great for large groups and pet friendly.
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