Tucked away in the Herefordshire countryside, this sympathetically restored granary is the perfect base for families and friends wanting to make the most of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It’s time to pack up Fido’s bowl, sleeping basket and squeaky toy and pack him in the car for a trip that’s bound to set his tail wagging. This beautiful cottage deep in the Herefordshire countryside is a springboard for the majestic Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean – both prime ball-throwing territory that energetic dogs (and their owners) will adore. Located in the quiet village of Llangarron, this charming restored granary has a number of walking and cycling trails starting right from its front door.
The house has a spacious open-plan kitchen/diner where you can prepare meals, eat and relax. This leads to a comfy lounge area with snuggly sofas for relaxing with board games on evenings in. The style is welcoming and in a traditional style, with wooden furniture and original features such as exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. The outside space includes a table, chairs and a BBQ for cooking up fresh-air feasts – perfect for those relaxed afternoons when you want to chill out with the dog, good food and a newspaper.
There are plenty of doggie-friendly activities in the area besides walking – take your pup on a kayak along the Wye River to create some holiday memories (though we doubt he’ll be able to help paddle!). Head to Symonds Yat (5 miles) for spectacular views over the surrounding area. The well-preserved ruins of the 11th-century Goodrich Castle (5 miles), which looms high above the River Wye, can be explored with dogs on leads. If you fancy seeing what a Welsh market town has to offer, head to Ross-on-Wye (5 miles), Monmouth (8 miles) or Abergavenny (25 miles).
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.