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Pond Cottage - Clyro

Clyro, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Romantic
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic and peaceful setting that’s ideal for couples
  • With such wonderful dark skies make sure you experience the astronomical observatories on site
  • Beautiful private patio area overlooking a lily pond
  • Get cosy next to the wood burner in the nearby shepherds hut and take in the panoramic views of the Wye Valley

 

Property code: BN290

A picture-perfect former barn set in an elevated position above the Wye Valley, boasting fabulous views, a charming outside space and a converted shepherd’s hut with a wood burner for chilly nights. With such wonderful dark skies make sure you experience the astronomical observatories on site. 

Make yourself at home in this glorious abode which is brimming with charm and character. Sitting beside a beautiful pond with lily pads galore, enjoy evenings basking in the sunshine after days adventuring in the great outdoors. An idyllic retreat for a romantic getaway, pack your bags and escape to the country for a holiday to remember.

Its magical setting amidst water, blooms and trees gives this dwelling a secluded feel despite sitting next to the owner’s farmhouse. Its glorious stone exterior boasts country charm which continues inside. Find yourself sitting on inviting sofas next to exposed stone walls and characterful arrow-slit windows and, on warm days, throw open the French doors and let the fresh air flood inside. Make your way over to the kitchen area in the open-plan living space and rustle up delicious feasts which can be plated up either inside or out for date-night meals with a glass of something cold. The cottage shares a courtyard with the farmhouse but has its own private patio to the rear where you can fire up the BBQ and sit beneath the stars. Climb to the first floor to rest your head in the master bedroom where sloping ceilings and exposed beams add character. Soak in the roll-top bath or freshen up in the walk-in shower to start your day.

Wander down to the shepherd’s hut to plan the day’s adventures in front of the wood burner. Travel 3 miles to Hay-on-Wye, a pretty, literary town where you can hop on the Offa’s Dyke Path or the Wye Valley Walk after browsing the plethora of book shops. The highest summit in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan, is a 25-mile journey and the hike to the top is well worth the panoramic views across the Brecon Beacons National Park.

  • 1 bedroom – King-size
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, walk-in shower and separate WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge and toaster
  • Utility room with dishwasher,washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, and microwave
  • TV/DVD, CD,
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private paved area at rear with garden furniture, BBQ, and pond
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Friendly resident dog on site
  • Regret no children
  • Shepherd’s hut for private use in adjacent field with wood burner (logs provided) and seating
  • Astronomical observatories – by prior arrangement with owner.
  • Shop and pub within 3 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ceri Gittoes

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by jennifer 26th January 2024

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Lovely cottage. Big size rooms. Fantastic bath and shower. Cosy in the winter. Lovely view over the pond and great views from shepherds hut. Cosy in the shepherds hut with the log fire on. Easy to find. Perfect for a couples get away.

Reviewed by Deborah 20th January 2024

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Reviewed by Rachel 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Harvey 22nd September 2023

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A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting

Reviewed by CAROLINE 15th September 2023

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Pond Cottage is set in such an idyllic spot - relaxing, tranquil and so quiet. A happy holiday base, at one with its surroundings. A shepherds hut adds to the list of comfortable and cosy places to wind down. And if the weather works in your favour, a guided tour of the night sky is a real treat!

Reviewed by Ann 9th September 2023

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Excellent. We felt at home. So relaxing.

Reviewed by Gillian 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Trevor 11th August 2023

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The cottage was equipped with everything you required. The patio overlooking the pond and looking at the birds was peaceful.

Reviewed by Glyn 4th August 2023

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Had a really nice week at Pond Cottage ,owners friendly and polite but not intrusive .Cottage very clean tidy and well equipped .Great views across the pond and beyond, and as an added bonus there is the Shepherds hut with fantastic scenery all round. Very peaceful place to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Highly recommend Pond Cottage

Reviewed by David 28th July 2023

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Pond Cottage is always a joy to stay at, it is superbly appointed and spotlessly clean. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Philip 14th July 2023

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Just visited Pond Cottage, for the third time, and hope to return at some time in the future. Cosy home from home, ideal place to decompress, with goats thrown in (you must visit them) what more could you want. Well the "Old black lion " pub in Hay-on-Wye, with great food and on a Friday evening live jazz! A MUST! Lots of history, and nature, especRead moreially bird watching, all within an hour or so's drive. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 23rd June 2023

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A gem of a property for two. Excellent value with everything you could need and of good quatlity. Very comfortable bed and large room. The large utility room is fabulous for putting stuff out of the way. Extremely comfortable in calm, quiet surroundings. The gardens are lovely and the view from the shepherd's hut impressive. The owners are very welRead morecoming and there if needed. The only disappointment for us was the long drive up a narrow road and no possibility of walking into Hay and back. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 16th June 2023

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Beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings with the kind and friendly owners near by. Wonderful for peace, quiet and nature but with the small town of Hay on Wye only 5 miles away.

Reviewed by Anthony 9th June 2023

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Cottage and help from owners perfect

Reviewed by Elaine 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Judy 19th May 2023

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Pond Cottage is delightful and David and Lucy are very welcoming but not intrusive hosts. The bedroom is large with proper storage for clothes and a really comfortable bed. Theres a great shower as well as a bath, good toiletries and towels. The kitchen/living space is well appointed and equipped and opens out to a lovely paved area and pond. It waRead mores an idyllic stay and wed love to return. For electric car users there are fast chargers at Whitney on Wye and 22kw ones in the main Hay car park. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 28th April 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage overlooking a pretty pond. Peaceful setting surrounded by stunning countryside . Well equipped, comfy bed and a lovely bathroom with a good shower and large bathtub. Perfect.

Reviewed by Karin 7th April 2023

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A very special place to leave work, busy lives, and traffic noise behind and submit to the peace and restorative experience of Pond Cottage. Beautiful place to stay.

Reviewed by Andrew 18th February 2023

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Lovely cottage in a very peaceful and relaxing location. The property was warm and comfortable, the owners helpful and there was a nice selection of books to look through. We would definitely return, perhaps in the Summer season to see the garden and surrounding area in a slightly different light. There were nice walks within close proximity to theRead more cottage and Hay on Wye was a lovely place with good bookshops, pubs and cafes in which to relax. Hide

Reviewed by Sukie 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Artur 22nd October 2022

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Absolutely amazing cottage. David and Lucy are super warm, kind and friendly. The tour through the telescopes by David was breathtaking. The cottage was super clean and what fascinated me was the high quality organic products that were used for soap, shampoo, hand-wash etc. The location is fantastic we saw so much of the countryside, scaled mountaiRead morens, hunted mushrooms, gazed at stars inside the shepherd's hut. This holiday was a healing experience for both my partner and I. Loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 7th October 2022

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We always take a variety of things with us that are not often provided in holiday cottages . This was not the case with this cottage at Clyro. Probably the most comfortable we have stayed at for a long time. Great living space , fabulous bathroom and a bedroom with sufficient storage space and a comfortable bed. Great retreat with lots to do and seRead moree nearby. Hide

Reviewed by Martyn 30th September 2022

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Perfect spot, great cottage, lovely hosts and so peaceful. Home from home.

Reviewed by Michael 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Stewart 2nd September 2022

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An absolutely wonderful comfortable, quite, relaxing weeks stay. Dave and Lucy lovely hosts. Cottage very well equipped and very clean. So much wildlife around. Did not want to leave, the perfect holiday for us. Hope to go back again. Thank you

Reviewed by Andy 19th August 2022

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Lovely cottage in stunning location with an abundance of wildlife literally on the doorstep i.e a pond. Comfortable furniture with nice touches such as real flowers.

Reviewed by Ian 5th August 2022

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Fab Cottage, holiday, hosts, lovely location, quiet, lots of space, animals etc. Everything you could wish for, one of the nicest places we've stayed and will hopefully be back!

Reviewed by Rutgert 22nd July 2022

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We loved Pond Cottage very much. Lucy and David are very nice owners who like to share their place with others. The Cottage is very well equipped, it is decorated and finished to a very high standard and you have literal all you can think of. David was so kind to offer us a place in their garage for our Morgan. The cottage is sublime situated and tRead morehere is a Shepherd's Hut one can use for overlooking the fields. The romantic hut has a wood-stove and candles. David has an observatory, ask him! Hide

Reviewed by Len 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by David 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Valerie 10th June 2022

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Pond cottage is idyllically situated and extremely comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting by the pond surrounded by greenery and bird life and loved the far-reaching view from the shepherds hut. During our stay we walked locally, wandered around Hay and went further afield to Hereford, Croft Castle and the Weir Garden. We were very lucky with the wRead moreeather which always colours the view of a holiday but can safely say that this was one of the best places we have ever stayed Hide

Reviewed by Janice 27th May 2022

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A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. Well equipped and nicely furnished inside with amazing outdoor spaces including the patio overlooking the pond and the fantastic shepherd's hut.

Reviewed by John 13th May 2022

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Pond Cottage is a lovely property in a quiet elevated location above Hay-on-Wye. It is well equipped and comfortable with a charming outlook over the tree surrounded pond with a lot of bird life including Red Kite. Ample parking is very close to the entrance to the cottage. The owners live across a courtyard and were helpful without being intrusiveRead more and were on-hand should you need anything. Hide

Reviewed by David 6th May 2022

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Pond Cottage has lived up to our expectations, it is by far the best holiday cottage we have visited. On a wider issue we were worried as to how Hay on Wye has survived post pandemic, no need to worry it is still as enchanting as ever, the only casualty we found was the cafe in Booths bokshop. Otherwise brilliant for us foodies.

Reviewed by Lynne 27th April 2022

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Lovely stay at Pond Cottage loved watching all the wildlife. Lucy and David on hand if needed anything and very friendly. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Lilian 1st April 2022

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We absolutely loved our stay at Pond Cottage Clyro. Great walks on the doorstep and lovely hosts. Perfect spot for a weeks holiday.

Reviewed by Natalie 18th March 2022

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Pond Cottage couldn't have been more perfect for us. There was so much wildlife around and the skies were filled with stars. The owners were lovely and David gave us fascinating tour of the night sky. The cottage was really well equipped and we liked that the products provided were eco. Definitely one to visit.

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