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Waterfall with shallow pool within the grounds
Table tennis in the barn
Visit the many independent bookshops in Hay town
There are many independent cafe's and restaurants in and around Hay
Visit the restored Hay Castle with its museum and cafe
The Hay Literary Festival takes place annually in May
A walk in the Brecon Beacons is a must
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Hay Bluff House

Hay-on-Wye (4mls SW), Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Off the beaten track
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A blissfully remote 16th Century cottage
  • Acres of gardens, fields and a private waterfall to enjoy
  • A perfect location to explore the great outdoors within the Brecon Beacons National Park, or to enjoy the wonderful seclusion
Property code: 42884

With a private waterfall and sprawling outdoor space, this peaceful cottage for up to eight guests and two dogs is a delightful hideaway for an outdoor-loving family or group of friends. Set in a secluded spot in the Black Mountains, but just 5 miles from Hay-on-Wye, it’s ripe for exploring, with gorgeous trails on your doorstep. When you’re not out roaming this divine landscape, a dip in the private hot tub and games of pool and table tennis should keep everyone relaxed.

The cottage has a homely interior full of rich hues and retains bags of character, with cruck oak beams and exposed stonework a feature of many rooms. Log burners in both living rooms and underfloor heating in the main living areas ensure chilly evenings turn into cosy nights. Rustle up a feast fit for a king in the AGA cooker in the country kitchen, and celebrate in style in the dining area. If it’s a warm day, light the barbecue and dine alfresco on the patio. An array of games will give you hours of after-dinner fun as you compete with family or friends.

There are three bedrooms to choose from, one with an adjoining bathroom with a roll-top bath to soak in after long walks in the countryside. Two of the bedrooms have a single bed as well as super king-size zip and link so will sleep 8 in total.

If you’re looking for adventure, the Brecon Beacons National Park has it in spades. Try rock climbing, mountain biking, gorge walking, rafting, archery or caving. The Tregoyd Mountain Riders centre is also just at the foot of the mountain lane leading from the property, with wonderful trails across the hills to explore on horseback. Alternatively, you can saunter around Hay-on-Wye, with its many charming second-hand bookshops, antique stores and cafes.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size bedroom (with additional single bed) and adjoining bathroom, 1 zip and link super-king and single bed, and 1 super-king
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en suite with rolltop bath and WC, and 1 rolltop bath and shower room
  • Electric two-oven Aga, gas hob, dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine,  fridge, freezer, electric oven and storage
  • 2 log burners (logs charged separately)
  • Wood-fired private hot tub - logs charged separately
  • Smart TV
  • Pool table in living area, table tennis in garage area
  • Acres of beautiful cottage garden and fields, private waterfall
  • Ample parking
  • Pub 2 miles, shops 5 miles
  • Bedding is provided for 6 guests, please request bedding for the 2 additional single beds at the time of booking if needed (no extra charge)
  • Property accessed via a bumpy, single lane track (note passing places along the way) and very steep driveway, take care in low cars
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £300 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pieck 22nd December 2023

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Fantastisch huis met gemak 6 personen. Heerlijk afgelegen Doodlopende weg We gaan zeer zeker terug

Reviewed by Alice 8th December 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Cath 4th August 2023

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Very remote up a narrow country lane, a real home from home comfy cottage. Surrounded by grazing sheep, an array of birdsong, and other wildlife. Beautiful walks from the door (can easily walk up Lord Hereford's knob and back in 3hours including rest breaks) 15mins drive into Hay on Wye, half an hour drive to Brecon and about 45mins to Hereford. PoRead moreol table and table tennis an added bonus. Garden not 100% dog proof. Not ideal for wheelchair users, lots of steps and steep slopes. Hide

Reviewed by James 31st March 2023

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Lovely property and a fantastic setting to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Reviewed by Barney 27th December 2022

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This is a stunning period house in a beautiful, wild location. We particularly liked the garden and brook running through it, which is well enclosed so no worry of your dog escaping. Lots of living space and a lovely mix of old and new renovation. Hot tub, although great when hot can frustrating to keep going or have warm when you want it. Youll haRead moreve a wonderful time here, with hiking from the property and Hay not far away. Only improvement would be the poor mattresses and single beds. Hide

Reviewed by Wayne 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Fran 28th October 2022

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Hay bluff house is a lovely large welcoming house, we go annually as a family and enjoy it more each year! The hot tub under the stars is great, the enclosed garden is fabulous and good for the two dogs. The kitchen area is spacious and we enjoy cooking there together. There are lovely walks on your doorstep the views are breathtaking. There is a fRead moreull size pool table and table tennis table if you need some entertainment We will definitively keep returning Hide

Reviewed by Colin 21st October 2022

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Beautiful location, but be warned of 2 mile single track road to get there. Lots of great facilities on site, everything you need, be aware table tennis and extra logs are in the out house. Not suitable for very young children due to lots of steep stone steps inside and out. Lovely views from the property. Great having an enclosed garden and streamRead more. Hot tub lovely spot, amazing for star gazing, but takes 3 hours to heat and need to change the water for multiple uses. Cleaning could be improved. Hide

Reviewed by Ronny 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Mandy 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Sian Elen 17th June 2022

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Third time staying here. Really lovely place. Hope to be back again. Changes to last time is now there is charge for logs which is totally understandable but the hot tub really gobbles up the supply. Weather was incredible and we had beautiful walks and dips in the waterfall. Recommend wye valley canoe hire for a half day trip down the wye. Diolch,Read more welwn ni chi tro nesa! Hide

Reviewed by Sion 27th May 2022

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The cottage was lovely and the location was ideal. Perhaps the rate was high due to the hay festival but it was over priced and not quite as nice as the photos suggested. Kitchen, oven and bathrooms were not as clean on arrival as i would expect. Some of the fittings and furniture were not to a high standard yet others were. It was a mixed bag. TheRead more internet service into the house was particularly poor and not sufficient for home working or streaming. Would consider returning Hide

Reviewed by Reuben 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 25th February 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 18th February 2022

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A beautiful house in a beautiful location - our third time visiting. Everything was very clean and well-maintained.

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