The Granary, Aylworth

The Granary Aylworth Naunton

The Granary

Set in a peaceful, rural Cotswold valley and in the grounds of lovely Aylworth Manor, The Granary offers comfortable, high-quality self-catered accommodation for up to four people.

A welcome hamper with bread, butter, milk and all the essentials is set out for the arrival of guests.

All is beautifully converted with limestone and oak flooring – all is light and stylish. On the ground floor The Granary offers one double bedroom with ensuite shower room, and one twin- bedroom with bathroom. Soap and lotions from The White Company are included.

The rest of The Granary opens out to a spacious oak beamed sitting room with two, large comfortable sofas and large flat-screen television. The property has central heating and an open fireplace with a basket of logs alongside for chilly days and evenings.

At the other end of the sitting room is a well-equipped open-plan kitchen with dining table and chairs. Overlooking the sitting room and up a few steps is a mezzanine floor with another sofa – a perfect place for private retreat and relaxation. There is a utility room on the ground floor with washer/dryer and space for muddy boots, jackets and holiday gear.

Outside, the gardens are well tended and in 2015 open for the first time as part of the NGS, National Gardens Scheme. Guests may also enjoy the use of the tennis court and barbecue.

Although old, both the Manor and Granary use sustainable fuels, with solar panels providing electricity and a woodchip biomass boiler supplying all the estate’s hot water and central heating needs.

Do pack wellies and a torch for your travels and stay.  Owners, Joanna and John are nearby on the estate and also offer lovely bed and breakfast accommodation for guests staying at Aylworth Manor.

The Village and Location

The hamlet of Aylworth is within a mile of nearby Naunton. The village and surroundings in these parts are ancient, green and wonderfully tranquil with lovely golden Cotswold stone properties all exuding warmth and comfort set in the deep Windrush Valley. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The winding valley is home to a profusion of colour and flowers during spring and summer. On a still and warm day it almost feels possible to drink in the surroundings.

The village church of St Andrew’s has a handsome tower with pinnacles and gargoyles and the interior has a beautiful carved early 15th-century stone pulpit and font. The little bridge over the River Windrush near the Old Rectory, is a lovely place to stop before walking down the village, passing a charming and historic dovecote built in 1660 overlooking the stream along the way.

This is a wonderful spot for walking, horse riding, sitting with easel and paints, a good book, or just breathing in the healing air. Many lovely villages to visit and explore close by.

Eating Out Nearby

There are a number of great pubs and restaurants within easy reach by car.

Village Perfect For

  • Wildlife
  • Courses
  • Markets
  • Festivals
  • Horse riding
  • Polo
  • Exploring towns & villages
  • National Trust houses and gardens
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Sightseeing