Bryn Bwthyn sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with a flexible layout that makes it a fantastic property for larger families and groups of friends. Less than two miles from Hay-on-Wye, it sits on a private farm with stunning countryside views. Walking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, climbing and horseriding are just a few of the activities in the area, while market towns like Hay, Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny provide amazing food and great shops. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Cosy, self-catering cottage in pretty Herefordshire village of Dorstone in the 'Golden Valley' not far from Hay-on-Wye. Private holiday home managed by the owners - no agency fees. Secluded south facing garden with secure bicycle store. Two minutes walk to excellent pub.
Oozing character and charm, this stylish 18th Century barn conversion provides a warm welcome at any time of the year. Providing relaxed yet stylish self-catering accommodation, the cottage is perfect for couples (one or two) and families with a quirky shepherds hut that can be rented separately to accommodate an extra two guests. Nestling in the picturesque Golden Valley, The Stable is surrounded by glorious Herefordshire countryside on the English/Welsh border with plenty of attractions for day trips out (including the Book Town of Hay-on-Wye) within easy reach.
An 18th Century listed barn conversion providing self-catering packed full of character. Sympathetically designed to offer relaxed accommodation, Cothill Barn sits in the picturesque Golden Valley amongst beautiful rolling Herefordshire countryside on the Welsh borders. Hay-on-Wye and plenty of attractions are just a short drive away.
Your chance to escape the pressures of every day life in a stunning location. Llangain Farmhouse and Barn is full of character and enjoys a picturesque rural setting on the Wales/Herefordshire border just three miles from Hay-on-Wye. Close to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park, you can enjoy fabulous walks, attractions or simply stay put and enjoy the spectacular views that span for some seventy miles! Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
A lovely self catering holiday cottage in a wonderfully rural location on the Herefordshire/Wales borders. Close to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park, Bullen's Bank Cottage sits in an elevated position commanding breathtaking views extending for seventy miles! Perfect for those who want to escape away and relax in a tranquil country setting with lovely walks to enjoy as well as other outdoor activities and attractions (Hay-on-Wye is just three miles away). Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
Located on the banks of the mighty river Wye, Hay (as it’s called locally) is in Powys, right on the border between Wales and England, in the north eastern point of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Part of its fascinating - and at times bloody - history can be seen in the remains of two Norman castles, while other buildings date back to the 1500s.
Hay-on-Wye is well known for being a book town. As well as having a wealth of specialist and second-hand book shops, it holds an annual literary festival in late May and early June where around 100,000 visitors come to hear acclaimed authors from around the world speak about their work. Hay has a great selection of antiques and curio shops, and independent boutiques. The excellent market held on Thursday mornings from 8am in the centre of town is just the place to pick up local ingredients for a picnic lunch or a delicious dinner.
Hay is a small and lively country town, but you don’t have to go far beyond its boundaries before you are in stunning countryside. Being so close to the Black Mountains means there are lots of exciting opportunities for thrill seekers. You can go off-roading on a mountain bike or in a 4x4, go canoeing, gliding and hang gliding, try canoeing and white-water rafting, climb a rock face before abseiling down, or go caving. Less adventurous sorts can play golf, cycle country lanes, try their hand at clay pigeon shooting, or simply walk to a view point and admire the scenery.
If you’re planning to explore the area, possibly via Offa’s Dyke Path, you’ll find Hay-on-Wye a convenient base. Hereford is the nearest city, being just over 20 miles away, and there are good road links to Brecon, and Builth Wells.
Hay-on-Wye is wonderful at any time of year. Time your visit to coincide with the Hay Festival, Royal Welsh Show (third week in July), or Abergavenny Food Festival (third weekend in September). Browse the book shops, enjoy freshly made cake in a café, or switch off completely in an environment where “peak hour” is no busier than a line of ducks crossing the river.