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Ty Bychan

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7 Nights See prices

  • £671  to  £755

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £120 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

Next OfferMore offers

£585 Thu, 23 Dec 2021
5 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    4 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Ty Bychan

Ty Bychan is a holiday cottage for every season. Its name translates as "little house", but this gorgeous one-bedroom property is big on character and charm, packing centuries of hospitality into two storey's in the heart of historic Hay-on-Wye. You are a short stroll from welcoming cafes, independent shops, fantastic pubs, and the specialist book shops that make this friendly town so special. Come in May for the world-renowned Hay Literary Festival, in August for lazy rowing along the River Wye, in autumn for sensational walks through breathtaking countryside, and in winter for beautiful frosty scenes you would expect to see on a Christmas card. Ty Bychan is always waiting to welcome couples or individuals, including those with dogs.

As expected from a town so close to the border with England, Hay-on-Wye has not always been the picture of peace and tranquillity you see today. Its unfortunate castle is no more than a picturesque ruin, having been attacked by both English and Welsh forces, with King John sacking it in 1216 and Prince Llywelyn setting fire to what was left. The Three Tuns pub has been serving pints to travellers since the 16th-Century when Hay was a favourite rest stop for those heading to Brecon's cattle markets. Hay's normally relaxed pace steps up a gear in May when more than 100,000 people visit for its annual literary festival where Jilly Cooper, Salman Rushdie and Bear Grylls are the sorts of famous names who make up the diverse line-up. Hay-on-Wye also hosts festivals celebrating food, crafts, and agriculture.

Hay is not only known for its book town. It is also a favourite holiday destination for walkers, hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers. There is a huge variety of terrain within a small radius of the town with footpaths and cycling routes to suit every ability. Stay Welsh-side of the border for hills and mountains, or cross into England for the rolling countryside. The River Wye is great for canoeing, kayaking and fishing, with equipment hire available locally. Nearby towns to visit include Brecon, Abergavenny, Ludlow, and Crickhowell. You can also go shopping and admire the cathedral in Hereford.

Ty Bychan could not be more perfect for your next escape. Bookings are available all year round.

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Owner details:

Jo Thurlow joined Independent Cottages in May 2021


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Herefordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Ty Bychan is a period stone cottage in the heart of Hay-on-Wye. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Walk through the wrought iron gate and through a glossy red front door into a cosy sitting room with comfortable seating and a log burner. There is a TV with a DVD player and Freeview channels, a radio and a selection of books.
  • Cook romantic meals a Deux in the fitted kitchen, which is well-equipped for self-catering. There is a table for two, and a door that opens into the rear porch.


  • Settle down for the night in a bedroom furnished with a kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and storage.
  • Let a hot shower soothe tired muscles after a long day of hiking or cycling. The shower room also has a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: A narrow flight of steps leads to a path that takes you to the private garden with furniture and a barbecue. There is free parking 100 metres from the cottage.

Additional Information: Utilities, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Short breaks (minimum of two nights) are possible, depending on availability. Smoking and/or vaping is strictly not permitted.

Ty Bychan Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Wed, 1st Dec 2021 - Sun, 19th Dec 2021
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £170 - £200 | 3 nights: £255 - £285 | 4 nights: £340 - £370 | 5 nights: £425 - £455 | 6 nights: £525 - £540

7 Nights

2 Nights

Mon, 20th Dec 2021 - Mon, 3rd Jan 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £550 | 6 nights: £660

7 Nights

5 Nights

Tue, 4th Jan 2022 - Thu, 31st Mar 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £170 - £200 | 3 nights: £255 - £285 | 4 nights: £340 - £370 | 5 nights: £425 - £455 | 6 nights: £525 - £540

7 Nights

2 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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, 23 Dec 2021 for 5 nights, £585
Tue, 28 Dec 2021 for 5 nights, £585

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Ty Bychan 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd November 2021
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