With a private waterfall and sprawling wildflower gardens, this peaceful cottage for up to eight guests and two dogs is a delightful hideaway for an outdoor-loving family or group of friends. Set in a secluded spot in the Black Mountains, but just 5 miles from Hay-on-Wye, it’s ripe for exploring, with gorgeous trails on your doorstep. When you’re not out roaming this divine landscape, a dip in the private hot tub and games of pool and table tennis should keep everyone relaxed.
The cottage has a homely interior full of rich hues and retains bags of character, with cruck oak beams and exposed stonework a feature of many rooms. Open fires in both living rooms and underfloor heating throughout ensure chilly evenings turn into cosy nights. Rustle up a feast fit for a king in the AGA cooker in the country kitchen, and celebrate in style in the dining area, complete with antique furniture. If it’s a warm day, dine alfresco on the patio. An array of games will give you hours of after-dinner fun as you compete with family or friends.
There are three bedrooms to choose from, one of which has a roll-top bath to soak in after long walks in the countryside. Two of the bedrooms have a single bed as well as double so will sleep 8 in total.
If you’re looking for adventure, the Brecon Beacons National Park has it in spades. Try rock climbing, mountain biking, gorge walking, rafting, archery or caving. The Tregoyd Mountain Riders centre is also just at the foot of the mountain lane leading from the property, with wonderful trails across the hills to explore on horseback. Alternatively, you can saunter around Hay-on-Wye, with its many charming second-hand bookshops, antique stores and cafes.