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Enjoy a game of pool in the drawing room with open fire
The private grounds
View towards the property surrounded by mountains
View towards the property surrounded by mountains
Kitchen with breakfast area
Country kitchen with underfloor heating
Utility room
Antique furniture in the dining room
Living room with open fire
Double bedroom
King-size bedroom with single bed
En-suite bathroom with roll top bath
Bathroom
Single bed in the king-size bedroom
Double bedroom with single bed
Double bedroom with additional single bed
Bathroom
Bathroom
Private waterfall
The view
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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

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.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size en-suite bedroom (with additional single bed), 1 triple bedroom and 1 double bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en suite with rolltop bath and WC, and 1 shower room
  • Electric two-oven Aga, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and storage
  • Open fires (baskets of logs included)
  • Wood-fired private hot tub
  • SKY TV and a DVD player
  • Pool table, table tennis
  • Acres of beautiful cottage garden and fields, private waterfall
  • Ample parking
  • Pub 2 miles, shops 5 miles
  • Bedding is provided for 6 guests, please request bedding for the 2 additional single beds at the time of booking if needed (no extra charge)
  • Property accessed via a bumpy track and steep driveway, take care in low cars
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. 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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ronny 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Mandy 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Sian Elen 17th June 2022

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Third time staying here. Really lovely place. Hope to be back again. Changes to last time is now there is charge for logs which is totally understandable but the hot tub really gobbles up the supply. Weather was incredible and we had beautiful walks and dips in the waterfall. Recommend wye valley canoe hire for a half day trip down the wye. Diolch,Read more welwn ni chi tro nesa! Hide

Reviewed by Sion 27th May 2022

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The cottage was lovely and the location was ideal. Perhaps the rate was high due to the hay festival but it was over priced and not quite as nice as the photos suggested. Kitchen, oven and bathrooms were not as clean on arrival as i would expect. Some of the fittings and furniture were not to a high standard yet others were. It was a mixed bag. TheRead more internet service into the house was particularly poor and not sufficient for home working or streaming. Would consider returning Hide

Reviewed by Reuben 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 25th February 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 18th February 2022

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A beautiful house in a beautiful location - our third time visiting. Everything was very clean and well-maintained.

Reviewed by Loretta 29th October 2021

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A wonderful property, superbly equipped, and, with a bountiful supply of logs we were always warm.The views from the house are breathtaking, plenty of walks across stunning countryside are accessible, and brave the hot tub in the evening, its worth it to see such clear starry skies. The house was perfect for six guests age 81- 17, the pool and tablRead moree tennis tables were in constant use. A huge amount of game birds surround you at the property, tricky if you have dogs who like to chase! Hide

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

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Enjoy a game of pool in the drawing room with open fire
The private grounds
View towards the property surrounded by mountains
View towards the property surrounded by mountains
Kitchen with breakfast area
Country kitchen with underfloor heating
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Location

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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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