Granton House B&B
& Self Catering Guest Accommodation

 
Granton House Guest Accommodation as seen from Coppet Hill with Black mountains and Breacon Beaons in the distance

Granton House, Church Pitch, Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire,  HR9 6JE, England, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1600 890277
Email:
granton@stayonwye.com                       Wifi is available for guests own laptop use


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Granton House B&B Guest Accommodation        

Granton House Bed and Breakfast Guest Accommodation

in Goodrich near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire in the Wye Valley.

   

Granton House appears in Alastair Sawday's guide and website

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Wildlife Award from Herefordshire Nature Trust 
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Cyclists are welcome from Land's End to John O'Groats!
 

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 Walkers are welcome walking the Wye Valley Walk

                         

 

    


 

John and Liz Bloxham offer guests a very warm welcome at Granton House Bed and Breakfast. The house is situated in the unspoilt parish of Goodrich, in Herefordshire between Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye, and is close to the Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds and Welsh Borders. Our late C17th home has a secluded, south west garden, nestling into a valley and looks onto a conservation orchard and Coppet Hill beyond. This is a nature reserve, and is part of the Wye Valley Walk. The famous viewpoint at Symonds Yat is 2 miles away and can be seen from the bottom of our garden. Hay-on-Wye (famous for the annual Literary Festival), Abergavenny and Ludlow (both famous for  Food Festivals) Hereford, Gloucester, Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff are all less than an hour's drive away. Cheltenham is about 40 mins away so is convenient for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Chepstow racecourse is also within 30 mins. There is off road private parking and a secure lockup for bikes and fishing tackle. For our guest's convenience there is free WiFi access if you bring your laptop.

Granton House provides superior, comfortable en-suite accommodation in beautiful surroundings and serve delicious breakfasts with homemade muesli, preserves, bread and fresh local Gloucester Old Spot sausages and bacon. It has been awarded 4 Gold Stars Highly Commended status and is named as one of "Britain's Best B and B's" by the AA and a Special place to stay by Alistair Sawdays. The aim is to make your stay here memorable, whether you decide to come for a couple of nights or have a short break at any time of year. Easter and Whitsun special breaks away with family or friends are always popular. We can sleep 6 guests in the B&B and there is either the guest lounge or garden where you can relax with a drink after a day out and about. Special offers are available throughout the year!

Granton House B&B is an ideal location as there are plenty of activities available in the Forest of Dean and near by, e.g. forest trails, fishing, canoeing, horse riding or golf, and there are beautiful gardens to visit nearby as well as National Trust properties, not to mention English Heritage's Goodrich Castle that is well worth a visit. The Forest has so much to offer not to mention acres of bluebell woods in the spring, and for breathtaking views Hay Bluff in the Brecon National Park is hard to beat at any time of year. Walking is very popular and we are lucky to have many pathways from our door, some along the Wye Valley Walk and others either up and over Coppet Hill or following the river Wye at the hill's base. There are several caches hidden on the hill for those walkers with hand held satellite navigation for geocaching and you may be luck enough to see birds of prey, especially the Peregrine falcons that nest at Yat Rock. Further afield across the forest on the banks of the river Severn, there are several vantage points to witness the Severn Bore. This is quite a spectacle at certain times of year when the tides are high.

The house is located approximately 40 minutes from the Chepstow, Hereford and Cheltenham racecourses. Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham airports are approximately an hour away with Heathrow airport being approximately two and a half hours away. We are fortunate to have several extremely good golf courses near to us in Ross on Wye, Monmouth and the Forest of Dean. The Celtic Manor at Newport, near to Cardiff (35 minutes) hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010.

Our home probably dates from the late seventeenth century, when it may have been two cottages. Along the lane, leading southwards from the house is another very old dwelling called 'Whitehall'. This is probably the oldest building in Goodrich and stood on the ancient route to Monmouth. In 1388 the future King Henry IV travelled this route on his journey from Windsor and he crossed the river Wye on the ferry below Goodrich Castle now well worth a visit and run by English Heritage. This was an important route between England and Wales. It was here that he learned from the ferryman of the birth of his son, the future King Henry V, in the castle at Monmouth.

Granton House was at one time the home of an eminent Victorian artist named Joshua Cristall and a plaque on the outside wall commemorates his life from 1768-1847. A book entitled "Joshua Cristall - In Search of Arcadia" was published in 1986. Several collections by this artist are in the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds and in other private collections. At one time he was President of the Water-colour Society for the Royal Academy of Art. In the garden, just by the terrace, are the remains of an old cottage which he used as a studio during his residence in Granton House from 1822 to 1840. Several of his paintings depict local life and scenes.

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