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7 Nights  

  • £1155  to  £1535

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  • £205 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

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£595 Thu, 26 May 2022
2 nights - Hay Festival - first two days

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Forest Mill Cottage

Forest Mill Cottage is a fantastic family-friendly holiday cottage in a stunning location. The former mill sits beside the River Monnow near Craswall on the English side of the border between Herefordshire and Powys and has been skilfully converted into a welcoming property sleeping up to six people in two bedrooms. It's great for families and suits couples who appreciate having the flexibility to configure one of the rooms with either a superking or twin single beds. Well-behaved dogs also love it, not only for the beautiful walks accessible from the door, but also for the cosy rug in front of the log burner where they can stretch out and snooze after they've taken their human for some exercise.

Craswall is a quiet village at the foot of the beautiful Black Mountains, just seven miles from Hay-on-Wye. It's ideal for anyone seeking a peaceful place to retreat from a busy life. The grounds, which are shared with the owners, are huge. No matter how good the surrounding scenery is - and the Brecon Beacons National Park is nothing short of spectacular - you won't be able to resist relaxing in the sunshine, watching the birds and wildlife to the gentle soundtrack of flowing water and birdsong. Leave the grounds, and you'll find a wonderful natural playground on the doorstep. Guests who aren't keen walkers when they arrive soon find the urge to explore is irresistible. There are footpaths and cycling routes to suit every availability, with the owner happy to offer suggestions if you're not sure where to start.

Walking is only one of many ways to enjoy being in the Brecon Beacons. Guests at Forest Mill Cottage can also go horse riding or mountain biking, kayaking and canoeing. You can book a guided walk with a sheep, pig or miniature donkey. Climb a mountain, explore extensive subterranean cave networks, or go gorge walking in Waterfall Country. Those with a more leisurely outlook will enjoy browsing the specialist bookshops in Hay-on-Wye, admiring Hereford Cathedral and the medieval Mappa Mundi, shopping at Abergavenny's busy market, and gin tasting in Brecon.

Forest Mill Cottage sleeps four people with the potential to accommodate an extra guest on a single bed in each room. The prices quoted are for four people.

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Owner details:

Jo Thurlow joined Independent Cottages in May 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Herefordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Forest Mill Cottage is a period stone property with accommodation over two levels.


  • Cosy living room with two plush sofas, a fireplace with a log burner, and a TV with a DVD player and Freesat channels. The cottage has WiFi throughout, and there is also a Bluetooth speaker so you can listen to your choice of music.
  • Glass double doors open into the spacious kitchen/diner with flagstone floors and a solid wood kitchen table with six chairs. There's loads of workspace for preparing meals, a modern range cooker, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. The cupboards are well stocked with equipment and utensils to cook and serve up to six people.


  • Master bedroom with a luxurious king sized bed and Egyptian cotton bed linen. A slatted single bed accommodates an additional guest if required.
  • Second bedroom with a superking or twin single beds, plus an extra slatted single bed for a third person. As with the master bedroom, beds are made up for the arrival of guests and feature high-quality bed linen and bedding. Bath towels are also provided.
  • Shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage features a wrap-around patio with two different areas of seating to chase the sun. The patio can be opened up leading out onto the huge lawn and stretch of the River Monnow. There is ample off-street parking for multiple cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. The cottage is dog friendly, with well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement. The owners live on-site, and their dogs also use the grounds. Changeover day is Saturday in high season but any day by arrangement at all other times. Smoking and/or vaping is not permitted.

Forest Mill Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4+2 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin/Superking,)
3 or more dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1155
To £1535
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1981 510516 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Jo Thurlow
Member Since May 2021

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Last Minute Offers

Thu, 26 May 2022 for 2 nights, £595
Hay Festival - first two days

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