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View towards the property surrounded by mountains
View towards the property surrounded by mountains
Relax in front of the fire
One of two living rooms with open fire
Perfect for putting your feet up
Antique furniture in the dining room
Dining area
Drawing room with open fire
Put your feet up and relax
Family fun
Enjoy traditional games
Country kitchen with underfloor heating
Aga in the kitchen
Delicious treats on arrival
Kitchen leading out to the breakfast area
Little touches
King-size bedroom with single bed
Night time reading
Single bed in the king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Bathroom
Double bedroom with additional single bed
Double bedroom with single bed
Simply relax
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Utility room
Outside dining area
Morning coffee on the patio
The view
The private grounds
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2 / 32  View towards the property surrounded by mountains
3 / 32  Relax in front of the fire
4 / 32  One of two living rooms with open fire
5 / 32  Perfect for putting your feet up
6 / 32  Antique furniture in the dining room
7 / 32  Dining area
8 / 32  Drawing room with open fire
9 / 32  Put your feet up and relax
10 / 32  Family fun
11 / 32  Enjoy traditional games
12 / 32  Country kitchen with underfloor heating
13 / 32  Aga in the kitchen
14 / 32  Delicious treats on arrival
15 / 32  Kitchen leading out to the breakfast area
16 / 32  Little touches
17 / 32  King-size bedroom with single bed
18 / 32  Night time reading
19 / 32  Single bed in the king-size bedroom
20 / 32  En-suite bathroom
21 / 32  Bathroom
22 / 32  Double bedroom with additional single bed
23 / 32  Double bedroom with single bed
24 / 32  Simply relax
25 / 32  Double bedroom
26 / 32  Bathroom
27 / 32  Bathroom
28 / 32  Utility room
29 / 32  Outside dining area
30 / 32  Morning coffee on the patio
31 / 32  The view
32 / 32  The private grounds

Hay Bluff House

Hay-on-Wye (4mls SW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A blissfully remote 16th Century cottage
  • Acres of gardens, fields and a private waterfall to enjoy
  • A perfect location to explore the great outdoors within the Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 42884

Set in a stunning location in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, this charming remote cottage dates back to the 16th century, yet has been restored with 21st century style and gadgetry.

The cottage retains lots of character with cruck oak beams and is the perfect hideaway, with acres of gardens and fields, as well as a private waterfall. Set just beneath Lord Hereford's Knob and Hay Bluff, in the Black Mountains (part of the Brecon Beacons National Park) you can stride, pedal or ride out across some of the country's most beautiful terrain, right from the doorstep. Things to do include rock climbing, abseiling, gorge walking, rafting, archery, caving and Tregoyd riding stables and outdoor activity centre which is just at the foot of the mountain lane, with great trails across the hills to explore on. Not forgetting Wye Valley with its canoeing, shooting, river and lake fishing which is near Hay on Wye, home of the famous Hay Festival, with 30 bookshops, cafes and shops. Leisure facilities: wood-fired private hot tub. Games facilities: pool table in the lounge.

The accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: 1 king-size with additional single bed and en-suite bathroom, with hand-held shower over bath and WC. On the ground floor, 1 double and 1 double with additional single bed. Bathroom: with bath, separate shower and WC, on the ground floor. Lounge: with open-fire (logs included), TV, DVD, table tennis and pool table. Second lounge/diner: with open-fire, (logs included). Kitchen: with Aga, gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Utility room: with washing machine. Outside: enclosed garden and patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, under-floor heating, central heating and Wi-Fi included. No smoking please. 2 dogs welcome. Additional info: Please note lane can be quite bumpy so be careful if you have a low car. Arrival: 4pm

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

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

SLEEPS 6 + 2: Three bedrooms: a large king-size, en-suite master bedroom with additional single bed. A downstairs triple bedroom and a ground floor double bedroom. Cotton bedlinen, down duvets and fluffy towels included.

BATHING: Apart from the waterfall to be found in the garden for a bracing splash (!)...there are two bathrooms, an en-suite with roll top bath, basin and loo by the master bedroom and a ground floor bathroom with separate shower serving the other two bedrooms. Towels included. Hairdryer available.

RELAXING: There are two drawing rooms, both with open fires, cosy sofas and lovely views. Gadget wise, there is wi-fi, a television, DVD. Logs provided. If you're looking for something more 'sporty' to indulge in, maybe table tennis will help awaken the competitive spirit.

DINING: Large oak table seating eight to be found in "the old room", there is also an informal kitchen breakfast table.

COOKING: Handmade and painted farmhouse self-catering kitchen with an electric two oven Aga, four ring gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher. Utility room with washing machine, lots of storage.

KEEPING WARM: Fireplaces for roaring fires, with baskets of logs, central and under-floor and central heating throughout.

PETS: Lovely dogs are welcome, not on sofas please!

HOT TUB: There is a wood fired private hot tub included in the price.

ACCESS: This cottage is gloriously remote. It has ample parking, but very low sports cars beware, the track can be quite bumpy. It can also be hard to navigate in snow, although a past owner had no problems getting his Lotus along the track each day!

BEDDING: Bedding is provided for six guests, should you require bedding for the two additional single beds, please add this in the comments section of your booking, just so the housekeeper knows. There is no extra charge for up to eight guests at the house.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: There is a refundable £300 security deposit  payable for this property, which will be held by the owner. Payment will only be taken from your card if damage or excessive mess is caused at the property.

 

 

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 8th October 2021

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Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location . Peace perfect peace! Great walks from the door and the house had so much character.

Reviewed by Helen 1st October 2021

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We have been staying in cottages every year with friends for the last twenty-five years or so and this is one of the best that we have stayed in. Quite a difficult access road though. Very little to find fault with.

Reviewed by Fran 3rd September 2021

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This is a magical cottage with gorgeous grounds & surroundings suitable for all ages. its dog friendly & the garden areas enclosed. We had beautiful weather, but have experienced this cottage in all seasons all have their own special touches. There family age group was from 19months to 76 years. 7 of us in total The pool & table tennis competitionsRead more are a must! The kitchen is well equipped, the range kept the kitchen warm each morn. Star gazing from HT is a must too. Thank you so much! Hide

Reviewed by James 20th August 2021

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Fantastic secluded location. Great accommodation, perfect spot for a quiet and peaceful time away from it all.

Reviewed by Jessica 25th June 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at Hay Bluff House - stunning walks, saw deer, red kites and lots of other birds from the garden. Peaceful and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this lovely house.

Reviewed by Sian Elen 14th June 2021

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An amazing stay. Beautiful house, gardens, walks. Will certainly return

Reviewed by Emily 28th May 2021

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Lovely, huge cottage in really stunning scenery. Clean, well equipped. Perfect for relaxing and long walks. Pool table and table tennis was great. Will love to return at some point.

Reviewed by Fran 11th December 2020

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Beautiful cottage which we love, the garden is lovely both in the summer months and winter months. Really comfortable beds and warm bedding. Great for dogs with the large enclosed garden. Love the pool table and table tennis, we have tournaments every time we stay! Thank you for another great stay. We did have a few minor problems with entering theRead more garage but the house keeper and team sorted it out for us. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Neil 17th July 2020

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A beautiful property in a stunning and completely isolated location. Great facilities, lovely decor. Not brilliant for anyone over 6ft - low doorways! There were several bumped heads by the end of the weekend. Overall, we were very pleased with this property and would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Joanne 28th October 2019

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Haybluff House was an exceptional property. It is spacious, clean and is well equipped to entertain teenagers and a group of walkers. It was dog friendly which helped and it really is a home from home. The bedrooms are huge, the shower in the downstairs bathroom is the best shower I have ever been in and the bath in the upstairs bathroom could of eRead moreasily fitted 3 people in there. The location of the property is very rural and out of the way which is perfect for a quiet retreat. Hide

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View towards the property surrounded by mountains
View towards the property surrounded by mountains
Relax in front of the fire
One of two living rooms with open fire
Perfect for putting your feet up
Antique furniture in the dining room
Dining area
Drawing room with open fire
Put your feet up and relax
Family fun
Enjoy traditional games
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Location

Map
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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