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Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A cosy ground-floor couple’s retreat
  • Perfect for exploring the north-eastern part of the Brecon Beacons
  • Situated in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, with its own parking space
Property code: BN412

Close to the centre of Hay-on-Wye, this delightful and quiet ground-floor retreat makes an ideal holiday home for a couple looking to explore the Welsh Border, Herefordshire and the Brecon Beacons.

This peaceful getaway can be found in a quiet corner of Hay-on-Wye and is just a stroll away from some of the town’s many antique and second-hand bookshops. The Globe at Hay – the town’s bustling arts centre – is just around the corner, as is the historic Hay Castle. Known for its famous literature festival, Hay-on-Wye offers a fantastic range of pubs, cafes and restaurants, and makes a wonderful base for exploring the Brecon Beacons. Local activities include walking, swimming, horse riding, canoeing and climbing, with the Black Mountains to the south and Offa’s Dyke passing through the town. Other attractions include Tretower Castle (18 miles), Llangorse Lake (13 miles) and the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre (11 miles).

Set in a quiet street less than half a mile from the centre of Hay-on-Wye, this bright, airy and welcoming property features a light, charming and relaxing lounge. With plenty of comfortable seating and SkyTV, this is a perfect space to snuggle up in the evening with a favourite movie or a good book which you’ve found in one of the town’s many wonderful second-hand bookshops. You can enjoy a romantic meal for two in the spacious kitchen/diner, which is equipped with an electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and a delightful dining area. The pretty bedroom has been tastefully decorated and features a comfortable double bed with a window looking out onto the street. Exploring this cosy property further, there’s also a useful bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

From the kitchen, a door leads out to the small courtyard area where you will find garden furniture and space to sit back with a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. Private parking is available for one car.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Gas central heating and electric
  • SkyTV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Courtyard with garden furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs, castle and cinema all within 0.25 miles
  • Brecon 16 miles

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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