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Hay On Wye Fabulous Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

In the heart of Hay, 1 bedroom, original stone cottage; perfect location.

Located in Hay on Wye, 5 minutes from centre, with original stone built cottage features and wood burning stove, our 1 bedroom cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, to indulge in quiet luxury, or comfortable business travel. Enjoy a fun and fabulous stay!

The cottage retains its beautiful original features of stone slab floors, traditional wood panelling, with exposed details of stone walls and timbers. It has been beautifully and stylishly modernised and refurbished throughout. Downstairs, the cosy front living room has a wood and coal burning stove. The kitchen is well-equipped for your cooking needs with a gas hob and electric oven. There is a stylish Bosch fridge with freezer and also a Bosch washer-dryer with a quick wash setting. The sun room/dining room to the rear of the property has double patio doors which open out to the pretty cottage garden and seating area with Weber barbecue.

The upstairs floor of the cottage has been opened out to provide a fully open plan space with en-suite bathroom and dressing room immediately off the master bedroom. Whilst the whole space can be enjoyed open plan, guests can also close off the bathroom for privacy. The master bedroom has a fabulous electric, adjustable, Tempur super-king size bed. This is definitely luxury fit for a king or queen!

We provide all bed linen, bath towels, hand towels and bathroom essentials, including shampoo and hand soap. We also provide a very well equipped kitchen - 'a real cook's kitchen' according to some of our guests - including all the basics of tea towels, paper towels, dish soap and condiments.

The cottage has a new gas central heating system with a HIVE home heating thermostat. This means that guests can quickly and easily adjust the temperature to suit their personal preference.

Guests are able to contact me directly at all times via mobile and email regarding their stay to answer any questions or provide additional information if needed. Guests have sole use of the house during their stay. There is no rear access to the property, making the back garden and patio area delightfully secluded.

There is ample on-street parking with no permit required, a few strides from the cottage to the left and the right.

The cottage is only a few moments walk from the bustling centre of Hay-on-Wye, nestled in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. Hay's historic market town has something to offer for everyone - not least that it hosts the largest literature festival in the world for 10 days every May. Whatever your interests, from books, arts & crafts, music & film - Hay even boasts its own stylish 40 seater cinema house! - to the beauty of the river and the beacons for a wide range of walking, exploring and adventure activities. With its own castle, a local market every Thursday, fantastic restaurants and café bars and busy shops, Hay is the perfect place for a memorable stay!

Driving: Hay is approximately a one hour drive from the M5 and M4 motorways depending on which direction you will be driving from.

Airports: The nearest airport is Bristol Airport with bus and train service links from Bristol Airport to Hereford Train Station. You may also to travel to Cardiff Airport. There are bus and train service links from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff Central Train Station to Hereford Train Station.

Alternatively, from London Heathrow Airport to London Paddington Central Train Station and then to Hereford Train Station. Also, London Gatwick Airport to London Victoria Train Station to Hereford Train Station.

Train Stations: The nearest train station for Hay On Wye is Hereford (20 miles away). There are bus and taxi services available from Hereford Train Station. You can also take a train to Leominster (24 miles away) or Abergavenny (25 miles away)

Buses: There are various bus service options for Hay with a regular service to Hereford, and other surrounding towns. Full details can be researched on line.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Limited French and German.
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Cathryn

I am an artist, writer, teacher and educator. My husband and I travel with our work and love to stay in self catering properties rather than hotels! We have taken everything we have experienced in our time doing this and applied it to creating our cottage as a great place to stay.

Why Cathryn chose Hay-on-Wye

I have owned my cottage in Hay for more than 20 years. I fell in love with the cottage because it still had so many original features and my husband and I have made it a priority to modernise it without losing that integrity and character. The cottage is a place we love to return to and we are looking forward to others having the chance to enjoy its very special beauty and charms. Hay is a wonderful place to spend time and when we are here I love to be in the garden, in the kitchen or out and about taking photographs!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is in a wonderful location. You can take a lovely stroll into Hay on Wye town centre right along the river side, directly from the cottage. Kayaking and cycling can also been booked right in Hay. There are beautiful low level walks locally and of course the Brecon Beacons to explore for more serious hiking! Hay is famous for its books and antiques and has a great local market every Thursday. If you just want to relax then you have great privacy and comfort in the cottage. There are wonderful places to eat and shop in Hay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hay-on-Wye in Hay

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove all perishable food at the end of your stay.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • This is a one bedroom property, to sleep two adults, with a super king-size luxury Tempur-Electric bed. The upstairs floor is semi-open plan creating an en-suite feel from the main bedroom to the bathroom and dressing room.
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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Hay On Wye Fabulous Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

What a gem! A little cottage with a big heart.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is only moments from the delightful centre of Hay and some beautiful riverside walks. It is small but perfectly formed and somehow feels bigger than you think inside. The owner has made the most of the original character but added tastefully quirky designs in its modernisation. She has managed to incorporate all the modern comforts you could need in the cottage as well as many thoughtful extras. When one kitchen appliance gave up the ghost, she had arranged for it to be replaced within minutes of our text, just one example of a warm welcome and attention to detail that makes this place such a little gem.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience of your stay at the cottage Sue - we are thrilled to hear your feedback. It was a great pleasure to host you - kind, friendly and fun to talk to! You are very welcome guests. Best wishes to you both.
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Cozy, character-filled hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Great bed, very well equipped kitchen, a few minutes walk from the centre of Hay. Rustic and stylish at the same time. Cathryn was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Christmas in Hay-on-Way

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well prepared for a warming stay. Our Christmas time was quite pleasant with the charming of the stove and available game boards. The kitchen is quite functional for any occasion and for us was a key to get a wonderful dinner. Greatly comfortable beds gave another plus into our stay, Hay-on-way is quite charming with loads of book stores. Cathryn has been really nice and fast to answer questions and provide useful information. Definitively I would recommend it and will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage. Lots of character.

  • 5 of 5

Such a perfect place to stay. Very handy for Hay and cosy and warm with good central heating and a nice wood burning stove. Loads of character and everything provides that you could possible need.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Colin and for being terrific guests. It was a pleasure to have you stay. Glad you enjoyed the cosy side of the Cottage!
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

The property is let on the understanding that we do not accept babies or children under the age of 16 in the guest party; we do not accept pets; the property is no smoking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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