Lavendrye Barn

Blakeney, Gloucestershire
  • 2
  • 1
  • Pet Friendly

Striking just the right balance between comfortable elegance, romance and country style Lavendrye Barn makes the perfect little hideout for two.

  • Romantic getaway location
  • Stunning panoramic views
  • Quirky and stylish
  • Recently featured by The Times as one of the Best Cottages in Britain.

About Lavendrye Barn


If you are longing for peace and tranquillity, country walks or simply to relax by the fire with a glass of wine and a book, then Lavendrye Barn is most definitely for you. Located on the edge of the picturesque Forest of Dean within a wildflower meadow and walled garden you can make the most of stunning panoramic ever changing seasonal views over the River Severn to the Cotswold Hills beyond.

Situated within the grounds of a historic Grade II* Listed Manor House, Lavendrye Barn was originally the laundry barn to the main house so quirky features abound. Newly converted this luxurious accommodation has an open plan living area with exposed stonework and timbering. Great in the Summer Lavendrye Barn is equally welcoming in Winter benefitting from the warmth of a roaring log-burner on chilly nights. Funky furnishings and flagstone flooring enhance the effect.

There is a beautiful vaulted kitchen which highlights the original barn features and showcase the beautifully crafted oak and glass mezzanine bedroom above. The breathtaking views are utilized at every opportunity. Whether you chose to lie in bed drinking a morning coffee, sit on the sofa looking out of the stable door or stand on the old stone steps outside the French doors in the kitchen enjoying a glass of bubbles as the sun goes down you will truly be blown away by how very special Lavendrye Barn is.

Recently featured by The Times as one of the Best Cottages in Britain.

And if you'd like to hear the renovation story behind Lavendrye Barn, just click here.

WHEN
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"We have had a wonderful time here- the barn is perfect, the views wonderful and Graham and Jules were attentive and helpful. A very relaxing and memorable holiday thank you."

Paul & Esther - September 2018

"Mr Beau (cockerpoo)- Speaking as a dog - it is a joy to find someone who can offer us a real dog-friendly holiday. Graham & Jules certainly did. Wonderful walks, relaxing garden and views and not a wild boar in sight. Smashing! Even a dog treat bag. Exquisite Barn and surroundings. Fabulous attention to detail, warm hospitality. We will certainly be revisiting. Thank you."

Dianna, Glenn & Mr Beau - August 2018

"Thanks for a lovely stay! The barn has everything you could want! Relaxing, and a fab hideaway. We really appreciated the basket of treats; and all the thoughtful touches xx"

Nigel & Heidi - August 2018

"Lavendrye will always have a special place in our hearts after Lucy said yes! Graham & Jules, thanks so much for everything. It's truly been a special, special long weekend. We'll definitely be back!"

Lucy & Andy - August 2018

"Hello! We love the barn! You have thought of everything. We tested the cooker, worked our way through your generous food and generally indulged ourselves in here. It is the most beautiful place, enhanced by your garden. Thank you and best wishes."

Kath & Dave - August 2018

"We came in troubled times and found peace. Thank you for the warm welcome and the lovely touches which made our stay so special."

Diane & James - July 2018

"Had such a lovely break away in this beautiful cottage. Everything we hoped for and more. Thank you so much we really enjoyed it and will recommend Lavendrye Barn to all."

Bella, Steve & Duke - July 2018

"A beautiful place to stay and so well equipped. We were very lucky with the weather which made our stay so enjoyable. Hope to visit again to explore some more. Thank you Graham & Jules for a great holiday and all of your recommendations."

Rich, Annette & Fudge - June 2018

"We have had an amazing stay at this beautiful place. The views and the gardens are stunning and the barn is gorgeous - attention to detail and soft furnishings spot on! Thank you also for all the little extras in the kitchen and bathroom - very appreciated. A perfect location to really explore the forest and Wye Valley. Thank you, Graham & Jules, for all the recommendations and for making us feel very welcome."

Sara, Rachel & Darcey (mini Schnauzer)

"As soon as we arrived we were made to feel welcome by Graham and Jules. The Barn was absolutely perfect. Attention to detail spot on; they had not forgotten anything. Views are stunning. Will definitely come back. Thank you both for our memories."

Sandra & Lorraine - June 2018

"A little gem! We came to have a relaxing break and that's what we got. The views, the barn and the beautiful garden. We plan to come back. Thanks to the hosts for keeping this place so well."

Sanjay & Milli - May 2018

"We will enclose this place in our heart. We enjoyed it very much. The ever hot cooker was fantastic and it's a good example of the fine detail in the cottage. It's perfect and we will certainly come and visit once more. Our compliments to Graham & Jules for creating this piece of paradise."

Jan & Cooky - May 2018

"Had a restful week at this lovely barn (so well kitted out). Spring is definitely a pretty time to come here with the blossom, daffs and bluebells all flowering The hosts have done a splendid job looking after us and the history of the manor is particularly interesting. Thanks for the many extras. A little gem!"

Bob & Nicky plus Lotus (little black spaniel) - April 2018

"Thanks for a wonderful weekend! We loved the barn and really enjoyed some long walks in the forest and the Wye valley. Would love to stay again."

Ben & Arylai - March 2018

"Lavendrye is a wonderful cottage. Thanks Graham for welcoming two muddy cyclists with the wood burner alight and the barn so cosy! Did a great cycle from the cycling centre in Cannop Valley; saw some wild boar. Thank you for a marvellous weekend."

Vicky & Gavin - March 2018

"Such a beautiful place and those magnificent views. It was a wonderful and glorious sunny weekend and made perfect by your warm hospitality and stunning barn. Yes, the ‘Severn and Wye Smokery’ restaurant was excellent! Great recommendation. Thank you so much."

Adam & Karen, February 2018

"A wonderful place to stay for a relaxing weekend away from the city. Thank you for the thoughtful detail in every aspect of the barn. A really beautiful place. We would highly recommend it."

Jonathan and Jen

"Great to return for the shopping trip in Cheltenham I promised myself last time. A real break from work. Forest autumn colours are amazing. Hope you can squeeze me in for a few more days before Christmas. Thanks for your kind hospitality."

Lynne - October 2017

"Superb, Fantastic location and accommodation."

Mr Crownshaw - September 2017

"We wanted to just get away from it all and take some time out, and that's exactly what Lavendrye Barn offered us. Nothing is missed, everything so thought out and the attention to detail was amazing. Thank you for making us so welcome and we hope to come back again but for longer!"

Sam, Jo & Koda - October 2017

"Thank you for a lovely relaxing break in your beautiful holiday Barn. Lovely walks in the Forest of Dean, boat trip on the river at Symonds Yat and we would recommend the Butcher's Arms in Clearwell for dinner! We hope to visit again!"

Ed, Helen & Arthur

"A beautiful barn with stunning views - looking for a peaceful few days and we certainly found it here. Very well equipped with lovely owners. I would recommend Uncle Toni's Italian in Blakeney - we had a wonderful takeaway. We'll hopefully visit again!"

Sarah, James & Paddy - September 2017

"A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. A privilege to have been able to share it. Lots of lovely walks in the area. Recommend Tinturn for at least a look at the beautiful Abbey ruins!"

Carole, Jon, Alfie & Bumble - September 2017

"WOW! Had a great time staying in Lavendrye Barn. Beautifully converted and spotlessly clean. Definitely the cleanest self-catering we have ever stayed at. Blessed with dry weather( unusual for this summer! ) we have enjoyed visiting the surrounding area. Ate out during the day and in the evenings with the 'Everhot' cooker. Graham & Jules were lovely."

Michael & Janice - August 2017

"Lovely place to stay, the host was very welcoming and helpful. You can't go wrong staying here."

Andrew - August 2017

"Despite the awful weather, we have had a lovely relaxing week all because of the Lavendrye. We have really appreciated the high quality and attention to detail and it has been a total pleasure staying here. The views are amazing - perfect for that morning coffee and a great place to contemplate life. We will shout from the rooftops about this place! Thankyou"

August 2017 - Pip & Clare

"Wonderful setting for a beautiful cottage. The views were amazing! The host made us very welcome and suggested a few lovely places to visit and we weren't disappointed.We visited the picturesque town of Ross on Wye and numerous other places. A boat ride on the River Wye at Symonds Yat is a must and a ride on the steam train through the Forest plus a shopping day in Cheltenham and you really can't go wrong. Many thanks for some lovely memories made here."

August 2017 - Linda and Andrew

"The most wonderful stay in the most wonderful accommodation with views that were good for the soul. Thank you ever so much"

July 2017 - Paul,Clare and Elliot

"Beautiful doesn't do it justice! A lovely (if too brief) weekend, beautiful gardens and views. Thank you for a wonderful stay!"

Helen and Jon, June-July 2017

"Had a fantastic week basking in a rare English heatwave. Lavendrye Barn is a delightful spot, nestled in a great location! We thoroughly enjoyed our week. Thank you!"

Steve and Alyson June 2017

"Thanks for a lovely holiday :) We have stayed in a lot of cottages around the UK, but Lavendrye Barn is definitely one of the best. We would love to come back. Thank You."

Frankie and Janine 2017

"Thank you so much for a lovely stay at Lavendrye Barn, everything we could wish for and more! Thanks again!'"

April 2017

"Dear Graham, We had a fantastic time at your cottage. Thank you for making this place so special, you made it beautifully and we deeply appreciate i! We have been walking the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean extensively and we have been spending beautiful evening moments in front of the log burner after having cooked tasty suppers in your well equipped kitchen. Thank you!!!"

Sandra April 2017

"Thanks for booking me in at short notice. Perfect place for finishing a project report - the views over the river are inspirational. Easy travel by train from Lydney for a business meeting in Cheltenham - must return for a shopping trip soon! Will recommend to my clients for stress busting break. Thanks again."

Lynn February 2017

"We’ve had a fantastic and comfortable stay in Lavendrye Barn. Kept warm from the snow by the log burner, especially important for Bertie (7months old). We enjoyed forest walks by Speech House with the baby in sling and we loved the oven!"

David, Holly, Baby Bertie & Walter the dog, February 2017

"A much needed weekend away in what felt like the middle of nowhere. A gorgeous cottage with fantastic scenery. Thank-you very much for having us!"

December 2016 - Antoni & Alicia

"Wow! What an absolutely amazing cottage. The attention to detail is outstanding. It's like a home from home, there is nothing that hasn't been included or thought of. The interior and design is outstanding. Fantastic hosts with their gorgeous dogs. A lovely welcome hamper, nothing is too much trouble. Felt very rested after a couple of days away here, great walks over the fields, lovely local pub grub and relaxing in front of the fire... bliss...we will be back. Thank you."

Andrea, Rob and Jake (Woof)

"Very relaxing! Thanks for a lovely stay."

Lou and Tony

"'Perfect in every way'! Thank you for having us and our black Labrador 'Kipper'. It's not often we find dog friendly accommodation that is five star luxury like this! Absolutely gorgeous cottage with every high spec mod con that you could need. A real home from home. Also set in beautiful surroundings - great walking straight from the front door. We would highly recommend a day out at Monmouth - lovely riverside walk, eggs bennedict and ice cream! We recommend Cheltenham if you love your shopping. Had a couple of meals out at The Cock Inn down the road and The New Inn at Coleford. Also recommend 'The Rock' walking trail at Symonds Yat and take the little ferry across the river to the Rose Cottage Tea Rooms for a cream tea! Thank you."

Kerry, Graeme & Kipper Summer 2016

"We had the most enjoyable few days in this perfect little barn. The surroundings are beautiful and we packed as much fun things in as possible! Thank you for a lovely stay!"

Sophie and Tom

"After the bank holiday Friday night haul out of London, we breathed out the minute we walked through the door! Such a beautiful barn conversion, sympathetically done, well furnished and comfortable. Stunning location, great views, beautiful garden. Thank you for the unexpected goodies on arrival! In our brief stay we got in some good walks and actually read ALL the weekend paper! Many thanks for your hospitality."

Toni & Lorne - Ealing, London

"A relaxing and tranquil cottage and environment. Just what the Doctor ordered - recharged and ready to go once again. A brilliant cottage with everything you need - hospitality outstanding. Thank you, Martin and Connie"

Connie and Martin

"Perfectly appointed little house with the most amazing views! We spent most of our time outside in the sun, chilling out and enjoying nature all around us. It's been so comfortable, we might never leave... but, unfortunately, London is calling so we are off...reluctantly."

Amber & Cath

"Thank you for such a wonderful few days. We felt perfectly content reading our books in the sunshine in this most incredible setting. The cottage is perfect, the walks beautiful and the food delicious. Thank you for being such wonderful hosts. xx"

Hannah, Nathan & Bruce (The Dog)

"My stay was all too short. 5* accommodation, beautiful garden. Foodies' paradise with Severn & Wye fish smokery just up the road, dog-friendly pubs and great local farm shops. Loved cooking on the Everhot range when I could prise Libby away from cuddling up to it! Hope to return soon."

Trisha and Libby (Dog) July 2016

"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful barn. Fabulous restful holiday. Fabulous location and beautifully appointed."

Julie and Paul (Sheffield) July 2016

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lavendrye Barn. It is a beautiful location with splendid views. The barn is well equipped and very comfortable. We enjoyed exploring this beautiful part of the country. Thank you for all the 'extras' and for being such friendly hosts. Hope to return some day."

Lesley and Jim (Edinburgh) July 2016

"Such a delight to spend time in Lavendrye Barn. A beautiful setting with wonderful views over the Severn Estuary and beyond. It has been a pleasure to stay at such a well thought out and well equipped holiday cottage. We have really enjoyed out break here with plenty of lovely walks so many thanks!"

Gwyn, Ross & Lulu (The Border Terrier)

What makes this area
So special...

Only a mile and a half from the village of Blakeney with a couple of local pubs, restaurant, shop, post office and takeaway. Go Ape is 6 miles away.

Property details

Lavendrye Barn: sleeps 2 with 1 bedroom and 1 shower room. Fully fenced garden area, stunning views and parking for two cars.

Ground Floor

A stable door leads into the sitting room that offers seating for four, log burner with one free basket of logs and Smart TV.

Kitchen: Everhot Range cooker, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, central island with a fold out top to create a table with two stools. 

French doors with amazing country views over the River Severn to the Cotswold Hills.

Shower Room: Shower with double shower head, heated towel rail.

First Floor Mezzanine

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2) King-size bed, Smart TV, panoramic views from the bed over the rolling countryside.  

Outside

Gardens: Walled garden outside the French doors with table and chairs and a BBQ. A gate leads to the front of the barn where there is a large wild-flower meadow garden area with a pond and bench. 

Parking for two cars. 

Services

Wi-Fi 

Heating is from Dyson fan heater, the Range and log burner.

 


What you need to know

Cot and highchair available 

1 dog permitted on request, small breeds only.

Parking available for 2 cars

The property is not suitable for children. Only baby in arms accepted (up to 6 months old). 

There is a pond in the grounds, please ensure children and pets are supervised at all times.

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