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Hay town is famous for its many bookshops
Visit Hay Castle withits museum and cafe in the centre of town
There are many independent restaurants and cafes to enjoy in Hay town
The Hay Literary Festivals takes place annually in May
A walk in the Brecon Beacons is a must for walking enthusiasts
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27 / 30  Visit Hay Castle withits museum and cafe in the centre of town
28 / 30  There are many independent restaurants and cafes to enjoy in Hay town
29 / 30  The Hay Literary Festivals takes place annually in May
30 / 30  A walk in the Brecon Beacons is a must for walking enthusiasts

Ty Bach

Hay-on-Wye (3.4Mls NW), Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Eco Friendly
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautifully romantic, off-grid place with stunning views
  • A wood-fired hot tub from where you can enjoy the scenery
  • Set within acres of National Trust land

 

Property code: 77923

Nestled within the hillside offering complete privacy with far-reaching views across the rolling hills, this charming off-grid bothy is perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.

Off-grid living is a pleasure at this charming, remote bothy set in 50 acres of National Trust common land. There are dense woodlands, babbling streams and rolling hillsides to explore on this working farm, and the views of the Brecon Beacons are simply beautiful. Sleeping two people, this quirky and completely off-grid property is the perfect romantic retreat if your want to surround yourself in the wild beauty of the Brecon Beacons while protecting its unique environment. Boasting a host of wonderfully environmentally-friendly features – like a composting WC and rechargeable lamps – environmentally-conscious couples will simply adore this cute little bothy.

Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a lovely open-plan space that’s bathed in natural light and exudes off-grid living at its finest. Finished with natural materials in a palette of neutral colours, the small kitchen area is the perfect place to cook a romantic meal for two. Grab some produce from the kitchen garden and serve dinner in the quaint dining area in front of the window, so you can soak up the lovely views while you dine. After dinner, step outside and take a moonlight dip in the wood-fired hot tub, or fill the claw-foot bathtub on the covered terrace and enjoy a soak under the stars. Afterwards, curl up with your loved one on the sofa and chat by the soft light of the property’s oil-burning lamps, or head up the small ladder to the mezzanine bedroom that overlooks the living area and cuddle up under the eaves.

Please note the property is off grid and so has no electricity, mobile signal or wi-fi. All cooking is done on the wood burner.

Just 2 miles away you’ll find a beautiful riverside meadow called The Warren. This Area of Special Scientific Interest is a lovely place to spot kingfishers, otters and rabbits. Don’t forget to take your swimsuit with you. If you’re feeling a little more energetic, head off along Offa’s Dyke Path (1.5 miles), which follows the contours of the Black Mountains and zig-zags across the border between England and Wales. Alternatively, head to Llanthony Priory (13 miles) for an atmospheric stroll around the ruins. Before you head home, stop off at the hotel that’s located – quite remarkably – right in the middle of the ruins, and treat yourself to a pint. You’ll enjoy one of the most scenic pints in Wales.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • Free-standing claw-foot bath on covered terrace, composting WC and sink
  • Complimentary toiletries (shampoo, conditioner and body wash) are supplied
  • Bath robes provided
  • Kitchen with Belfast sink and cool box
  • A fridge is provided in a separate hut next door
  • Private wood fuelled hot tub (logs included)
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Hot water bottles provided
  • Rechargeable lamps included
  • A mobile phone charger for you to use during your stay
  • Bose speaker
  • Allocated private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Monday and Friday arrivals only
  • Please note the property is off grid and so has no electricity, mobile signal or wi-fi. All cooking is done on the wood burner.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debbi 9th February 2024

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Quite possibly the most romantic cottage I have ever stayed in. Everything was just perfect from start to finish. The location is totally off grid and it felt like heaven to be away from reality for a weekend. A Magical stay.

Reviewed by Jessica 1st December 2023

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Fantastic off the grid property. Ultimate relaxation in the outdoor bath and wood fired hot tub. Nestled in the woods next to a trickling stream - a real magical experience x

Reviewed by Cerys 6th November 2023

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Ty Bach is the perfect place to reset, recharge and relax in the stunning scenery of Wales. You quickly adapt to the rhythm of the cottage and living off grid, we have come home utterly in love with the Begwyns and beautiful Ty Bach. I don't think I have ever enjoyed a holiday as much.

Reviewed by James 20th October 2023

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The place was faultless, very happy with our stay.

Reviewed by Joanne 29th September 2023

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This was our third stay here which I think says it all! A lovely place to relax and unwind and perfectly located to enjoy the local countryside

Reviewed by Geraldine 28th July 2023

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The cottage is located on the owners farm but away in a corner in between trees so you really do feel completely private. We spent a weekend flitting between the jacuzzi and the sofa in front of the fire reading books and didnt leave the place at all. It was heaven. The compost loo certainly takes some getting used to (the breeze!!) but not too badRead more. Otherwise it has everything you need for cooking and all towels etc. We are planning our next trip to this special place. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 5th May 2023

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Amazingly peaceful Ladders to bed steep, limited head room upstairs

Reviewed by Andy 17th April 2023

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Everything we wanted and more. Superb location, everything is thought of, so relaxing and enjoyable.

Reviewed by Tomas 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Timothy 1st April 2023

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I really wasn't sure what to expect and had a few worries knowing that there was no gas or electricity but all I can say is WOW!! What a beautiful place to stay. You really feel that you are the only people around. Wales is so beautiful and here you can forget everything and just enjoy each others company. Looking up at the stars whilst in a hot tuRead moreb to watching wild life, it is stunning. So highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Bruce 20th January 2023

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This is a very special little cabin in a beautiful setting! It is off grid but has everything you need to be comfortable and even enjoy some incredible luxuries like a hot bath or hot tub outside under the stars. Just a wonderful place to spend time, slow down and connect with the land and people around you.

Reviewed by Lukan 7th January 2023

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I have stayed in a lot of cottages and cabins around the U.K. - I have to say, for a couples retreat Ty Bach was absolutely stunning. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel really comfortable. Whilst on the grounds of the farm, Ty Bach is so secluded and private. The scenery is stunning and the stream through the garden is gorgeous to fall asleepRead more to. Dont be afraid of the off grid nature, it was so nice not looking at a phone for 3 nights! It is so well equipped too! Big thank you to Sarah! Hide

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