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Try canoeing down the River Wye
Short scenic drive to enjoy the activities at Llangorse Lake
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Glanwye Lower Barn

Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
No car needed
Rustic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A gorgeously renovated traditional barn in a working smallholding
  • Less than 1 mile from the vibrant literary town of Hay-on-Wye
  • Blow the city cobwebs away with a hike in the Black Mountains
Property code: BN167

This sweet and stylish barn sits less than a mile outside ‘Book Town’. Explore the literary haunts of Hay-on-Wye and get inspired with a walk through the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Sitting close to the winding River Wye, less than a mile from the bustling literary haunt of Hay-on-Wye, enjoy a romantic rural retreat in this charming barn on a working small holding. Traditional features such as the flagstone floor add character and the wood burner is a welcoming comfort when returning home from days in the great outdoors.

 

Exuding sophisticated style, make yourself right at home in this lovely barn conversion where the open-plan living area is a lovely space in which to relax. Fire up the wood burner in the lounge or throw open the French doors on sunny days to let the outside in whilst you while away time in front of the TV. When it’s time for dinner, make use of the spacious kitchen area and cook up a storm which can be plated up either inside or out, making use of the pretty patio on warm days. There is also a BBQ which you can light for sundowner meals in summer months. Dressed with vintage French furniture, the king-size bedroom is a beautiful space in which to drift off and rest your head. The shower room has a large shower for freshening up in before you head out for adventures.

 

Less than a mile from the heart of Hay-on-Wye, coincide your trip with the annual literary festival (May-June) or simply browse the plethora of bookshops and pick up a new read to enjoy throughout your trip. Pack up a picnic and make the 1.5-mile journey to The Warren, a lovely shingle beach on the banks of the River Wye. Alternatively, you could hire a canoe in Glasbury, 5 miles away, and take to the water for a day to remember. For panoramic views across the Black Mountains and beyond, climb Hay Bluff which is 6 miles from home.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with double-sized electric shower
  • Electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box compartment, dishwasher, washer / dryer
  • Wood burner - first basket of wood is supplied, more can be bought locally
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Mobile reception variable
  • Patio with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Ample parking beside the property
  • Charging of electric cars is available with prior permission from the Owner, with a fee of £30 payable directly to the Owner
  • Regret no pets
  • Small holding with free range chickens and ducks resident in the grounds
  • Seasonal Organic vegetable box available to purchase from the owner
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants — Hay-on-Wye, less than 1 mile, a 7 minute walk
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 26th August 2022

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Lovely location, great fun watching the animals. Our hosts were very nice .

Reviewed by Julia 20th August 2022

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Wonderful holiday - thank you

Reviewed by Christopher 13th August 2022

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An excellent property and a pleasure to stay. The farm animals are enthralling to watch but not intrusive. Close to the Coop and not too far from the town. Many thanks for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Carol 8th August 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 22nd July 2022

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Charming barn conversion (lower barn) Perfectly positioned.Short walk of 5mins to CO-OP for supplies & 5mins further on is Hay-on-Wye. Very quiet and tranquil. If you go in summer there are lots of flies, as it's a farm, so not able to sit out nor open windows. Otherwise it was a lovely relaxing location. Try the Bean Box by the river & The Boat HoRead moreuse (you need to go by car). Thursday is market day. Hide

Reviewed by Kimberly 27th June 2022

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Beautiful cottage with easy access to Hay. It was lovely to be surrounded by all the animals. Good mixture of privacy but also kind touches from hosts, such as providing eggs, milk, and butter. Would definitely want to return for longer to explore the area more.

Reviewed by Caroline 17th June 2022

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Lovely welcome, kind hosts. A delightful little holiday cottage; on a small holding, so expect animals. The donated eggs provided were awesome. Close proximity to Hay on Wye an advantage, ditto the local Co-op. Easy parking. Some people might like darker curtains...not me !

Reviewed by Frances 10th June 2022

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The barn has been beautifully renovated and the owners charming. Welcome pack of milk, bread, butter and eggs from the small holding; donation of two delicious goats cheese made by the owners. A beautiful setting for a couples break.

Reviewed by Amy 25th May 2022

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Sian and Joe gave such a warm welcome. The comfortable cottage had a useful welcome pack including their own eggs and goats cheese which were both really tasty. It's an easy 5 minute walk to the edge of Hay (and the Co-op) and a further 5-10mins to the centre. We were there for the Hay Festival (30mins walk to the festival site) and it was fantastiRead morec to be able to return to the cottage and sit on the patio to read our newly acquired books in the sun with the goats and geese looking on. Hide

Reviewed by Owain 25th April 2022

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An ideal place for two people who want to get away from it all and yet be only 20 minutes walk from Hay on Wye, its famous book shops and all the other things it has to offer in terms of shops pubs, restaurants and cafes. It is also a good base for exploring the Black Mountains and the more gentle walks along the Wye Valley. The lower barn has beenRead more converted to a high standard making it a very comfortable place to stay. The hosts, Joe and Sein were friendly and really helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 9th November 2021

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Just had a wonderful week in this charming cottage on an organic smallholding. With chickens and turkeys outside the front door and geese and goats at the back, it was lovely to get closer to nature for a short while. Sein & Joe were the perfect hosts, always happy to chat about the lifestyle, and happy to give us things to feed the rather bossy geRead moreese and the always delightful goats. We are already working out when we can go again Hide

Reviewed by Jon 23rd October 2021

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Cannot recommend this enough, absolutely perfect. The barn is finished to a very high standard and the bed is probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Loved the fenced off patio and the view of open fields as well as the lovely goats who come over and say hello. Its in the perfect location, out in the countryside but Hay is only 7 minuteRead mores walk and there is a co-op a few minutes away. Just working out when we can make a return visit. Happy campers ! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 18th September 2021

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An excellent holiday. The Lower Barn is a lovely space for 2 with an outside patio. As it is on a small holding there is plenty of activity - watching the goats is a full time occupation! Joe and Seen are excellent hosts, helpful without being intrusive and there is plenty to do in the local area.

Reviewed by Charl 14th September 2021

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Very clean and spacious cottage, with friendly and helpful owners. Provided us with milk, bread and eggs on arrival, with coffee and tea standard in the cottage. Ideal location to explore the Brecon Beacons area and further

Reviewed by Noel 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 24th July 2021

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Excellent converted barn, fantastic location 10-15 mins walk from the centre of Hay. The owners were very friendly but not intrusive at all. We had lots of fun watching their hilarious flock of friendly goats from the patio! We expect to go back at some point.

Reviewed by ANN 18th June 2021

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This is a lovely, comfortable cottage within very easy walking distance of Hay, which has lots to offer. Joe and Sein are excellent hosts and we would thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Linda 29th May 2021

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Just returned yesterday after spending a week at this fantastic property. The property is amazing, the owners were very welcoming. The property is rustic with an authentic feel with modern comforts. The property is well located near the town and easy access to the local supermarket and walking distance to the river. We absolutely enjoyed the barn sRead moreetting, took great delight watching the animals, they really made our stay all the more enjoyable. Would definitely return to this property. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 22nd May 2021

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Lovely location on working smallholding with goats, geese and rare breed chickens. An outlook on to grassland and trees and the Wye nearby. Well positioned for Hay on Wye as well as other other attractive towns and villages in the Marches.

Reviewed by Susanne 9th May 2021

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A lovely place to stay , great location. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Linda 1st May 2021

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Comfortable property situated within easy walking distance of Hay on Wye. Small animals including goats wandering freely around the property so ideal for animal lovers

Reviewed by Steven 13th April 2021

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Throughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were very helpful and couldnt do enough for us. Loved the comfortable pillows. Great to see the nanny goat giving birth. Hopefully will stay again.

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Location

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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?

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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