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Common Cottage

Glasbury-on-Wye, Mid Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious, light and tranquil cottage with glorious rural views
  • Ideal for walkers and cyclists exploring the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley
  • Within 3 miles of the thriving market town of Hay-on-Wye
Property code: BN415

This bright and friendly Welsh stone cottage occupies a lovely, secluded spot south of the Begwn Hills. Offering magnificent views across the valley, this is a cosy retreat for visitors to Hay-on-Wye.

The popular town of Hay-on-Wye is known as The Town of Books and is famous for its annual literary festival and numerous bookshops. Hay is home to a castle, a thriving arts scene and a range of great pubs, shops, restaurants and markets. This is a fantastic area for activities including walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. Nearby is the historic village of Glasbury (2 miles) where you will find some lovely places to eat and drink, a delightful nature reserve and a beach on the River Wye where you can take part in water sports including swimming and canoeing. Other local landmarks and attractions include Talgarth Mill (5.5 miles), Llangorse Lake (10.5 miles) and the Begwn Hills (6.5 miles).

Situated at the end of a long drive, a flight of steps leads up from the parking area to the property itself, with additional steps leading up to the front door. The bright and welcoming lounge makes a great space for sitting back at the end of a wonderful day, and features comfortable seating, a cosy wood burner, TV, DVD and underfloor heating. The stylishly designed kitchen/diner is an ideal space for preparing and sharing all your favourite meals, and is equipped with an electric range double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and granite worktops. The dining area is perfect for enjoying a family meal, and this room also has underfloor heating. The ground floor also features a separate WC as well as a utility room by the back door which has a washer/dryer, sink and plenty of space for storing muddy boots.

A flight of handcrafted stairs leads up to the first floor where you will find three light, tastefully decorated and relaxing bedrooms. The master bedroom features a king-size bed, as does the second bedroom, and there’s also a delightful twin room with two 2’6 beds particularly suitable for children. You will also find a family bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

Heading out through the front door, a few steps lead down to the large elevated terrace where you can sit back in the garden furniture and enjoy a glass of wine, a BBQ or al fresco meal while admiring the stunning country views which surround the property. The cottage is set within landscaped grounds looking out across the Wye Valley and the Begwn Hills. There is ample parking available for up to four cars to the front of the cottage. Please note the garden is not enclosed.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 twin with 2’6 beds
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wood burner in lounge – basket of logs supplied (more available to purchase)
  • Oil central heating and electric
  • Ground-floor underfloor heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair avaliable
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 3-4 cars
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Pubs in Glasbury 2 miles
  • Hay-on-Wye 3 miles
  • Brecon 14 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Jolley September 2020

We had a lovely relaxing week in Common Cottage. It was comfortable, clean and beautifully appointed as well as being ideally situated between Hay and Glasbury. We found lots to do in the area and would certainly recommend it.

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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?

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