We stayed at the cottage for 3 days. It is a lovely location and lovely cottage. Not suitable for dogs as far as I'm concern!!..No outside space to let the dog out for a wee. Every time the dog wanted to go out we had to take him on the lead. There is also dogs roaming round and barking at you whilst trying to walk your dog!! A caged area is under the stairs where you are told you HAVE to put your dog at night and if you leave them alone. Being the owner of a Bullmastiff who has never been caged this was a good idea so I ended up staying in for the day whilst my partner went to the places we couldn't take the dog. Hundreds of ANTS in the kitchen and attacked our food,the bin was swarming with them. Very strange for this time of year! We never met the owners so never got chance to air our views.
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I love going away for Christmas. And if you are the same as me then the Granary is right up your street. Set in the grounds of Newstead Abbey it is an amazing location. Miles from anywhere. The walks are breathtaking. The cottage is lovely and spacious. It has everything you need and is not expensive by any means. 3 bedrooms you can even take the mother in law . Only problem, and I suppose it's not a problem if you want seclusion. The wifi needs boosting. Well we do have gadget crazy kids. Overall you really need to try this place.
The Granary is a really well appointed cottage, two of the bedrooms have huge bathrooms. we went with our 9 month old baby & really enjoyed the walks around the huge estate. Beautiful spring woods, bluebells everywhere.
Given that this has been our third stay at 'The Granary' within the space of 18 months, it will be no surprise to hear us say in this review that we absolutely love the place! We drove up from Cornwall on the first Saturday of the half term break which also happened to be Valentine's Day. When we arrived at the cottage we found a beautiful heart shaped cake waiting for us which we enjoyed during our stay with cups of warming tea after brisk winter walks with the dogs.
Newstead Abbey was particularly beautiful at this time of year, its grounds bedecked with carpets of snowdrops and frozen puddles to scrunch through.
The Granary was as cosy as ever. Our eldest daughter joined us for part of the visit and we chilled out on the comfy sofas with DVDs including the whole of the first series of 'Broadchurch'! The kitchen is very well equipped so we were able to cook for ourselves and not move very far away at all - other than for another lovely Sunday lunch at The Fox and Hounds.
Having had three winter visits, we are hoping that at some stage we may get to experience The Granary in the summer when we are sure it would be idyllic with such stunning countryside surrounding it.
Thanks again for another wonderful stay. Loved it.
Just returning from another lovely weekend stay at The Granary. It really is such a cosy, home from home place to stay and both daughters and dogs love it! Weather not as good as this time last year but we still managed some good walks and enjoyed exploring the grounds of Wollaton Hall in Nottingham. We also took owner Steve's advice and visited the nearby pub The Fox and Hounds for Sunday lunch - it was very good indeed. Hopefully we will be returning to The Granary again and make it an annual pilgrimage from Cornwall!