Yellow Drama, named after the owners yachting past, was originally The Hayloft and now has a romantic and beautiful kingsized FOUR POSTER BED, attractive curved wall makes this with its two circular windows a show-stopping Master bedroom suite. The sittingroom is also on the first floor making good use of the space and lovely views - a really interesting and chic place to stay. Escape to the quiet cobbled courtyard, rolling lawns and chic interiors of Glanhenwye. Originally the farm to Maesllwch Castle, this collection of three stunningly beautiful, spacious and unique properties form an L-shape around a picturesque cobbled courtyard. Each property showcases features that hark back to its old life. Jessica was once the Bothy and Margaux Rose was formerly the coach house. and, whilst the original stalls are visible on the ground floor, the first floor incorporates the large circular windows once used for tossing straw down to the yard from the lofts. Brecon is approximately 12 miles with The Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountains, Llantony Valley, Gospel Pass and Hay Bluff are all an easy drive. There are several really good gastro-pubs and restaurants around Hay-on-Wye and The River Cafe at Glasbury is always a favourite. Hay-on-Wye is 4 miles, Hereford 24 miles .Superb accommodation - sleeping 4/6
Yellow Drama is arranged with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1: Is very spacious with a double bed, cot and doors leading through to a
Bedroom 2: A generous single bedroom (with pull-out bed if required).
Both bedrooms link into a large family bathroom with bath and shower over, toilet and handbasin.
The bathroom is duel aspect and a glazed door leads out to a substantial lawned garden. This ground floor is ideal for anyone with small children.
Up the light, bright staircase to the first floor
Bedroom 3: The master bedroom is simply breathtaking with a king-sized 4-poster bed at the centre of the room flanked by two circular windows. One end of the room features an attractive curved wall which hides a shower and toilet behind glazed doors. A pedestal basin makes a lovely feature. This room makes a particularly dramatic impact and a very special place to stay.
Also on the first floor is a very large, open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room. The kitchen has an electric oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The dining area has a table and chairs and comfortable sofas and chairs face a lovely old 'Wenlock' wood burner. This room features more incredible beams, is double aspect with views of the rear garden, and has yet another dramatic circular window. There is a TV, DVD and CD player.
Yellow Drama shares a separate driveway behind the property with Margaux Rose and there is ample parking and large lawned garden with terrace.
With the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Gospel Pass, River Wye and Llangorse Lake all within 20 minutes drive, visitors looking for an active day out will be spoilt for choice. Those who would prefer a more leisurely break will enjoy the nearby River Cafe with its terrace on the banks of the Wye and the charming market town of Hay, which will provide hours of browsing. Children will love the vast spaces and adults will appreciate the elegant, stylish and luxurious interiors. Glanhenwye really does have it all....
Dream surroundings Yellow Drama is another generously-sized property and offers accommodation for up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. The layout has been designed to take full advantage of both the exposed beams in the roof structure and the large circular windows and as such, the spacious open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room is on the first floor. There are numerous lovely features in this cottage but the first floor bedroom was our favourite. With a large antique 4-poster bed at it's centre flanked by two circular windows, extra curves are provided by a striking curved wall at one end of the room. A basin sits on a pedestal at this end with glazed doors set into the curved wall hiding a shower and toilet. A real show-stopper of a room, worthy of any photo-shoot or film set.
Ideal for large groups, great for entertaining
With three luxury cottages providing accommodation for up to 20 people, Glanhenwye would be a wonderful choice for a holiday with the extended family, a break with other families or a group of friends. All three properties offer unique features but equal luxury, and Margaux Rose and Yellow Drama particularly, offer wonderful open plan kitchen/sitting and dining areas, ideal for entertaining. With all three cottages so beautifully furnished and well-appointed the only difficult choice is which to reserve for yourself!
A beautiful and historical setting
Nestled within the lush Wye Valley and originally a farm built to serve Maesllwch Castle, Glanhenwye lies between the picturesque 15th century castle and the River Wye at Glasbury. The cobbled courtyard retains many of its 18th century features including beautiful stone arches and the original stalls for the horses. With the owner's house in one corner, the cottages Jessica, Margaux Rose and Yellow Drama form two sides of the original farm yard. There is separate driveway access behind the buildings for visitors staying at Margaux Rose and Yellow Drama. The rather flamboyant names for each property are derived from yachts and race boats, reflecting the owner's successful career in the yachting world. Beautiful, mature gardens lie to the rear of the properties and a private terrace area is provided for each. Children will love the vast lawns behind the cottages and are welcome to explore and play in the large field nearby.
Days out to remember
Gather the group in the morning and make the short walk to the River Cafe on the banks of the Wye at Glasbury. Enjoy an almond croissant or a bacon sandwich on the terrace overlooking the river before grabbing a delicious packed lunch and heading down the steps to Wye Valley Canoes. They can provide one or two-man kayaks, or a larger canoe if you need to accommodate a small child, as well as all the equipment and advice you'll need. Push off from the bank and paddle the 5 miles (or approx. 2 hours) to the lovely town of Hay-on-Wye, or take on the 10 mile paddle to The Boat Inn at Whitney. After working up an appetite you could sit on the river beach at Hay with your packed lunch or eat in one of the great cafe's or pubs in the town. Wye Valley Canoes will arrange to pick you and the boats up whenever you're ready. What a lovely way to travel, and to admire the Wye Valley from a totally different prospective.
Just 4 miles up the road, or 2 hours by canoe, is Hay-on-Wye. The 'Town of Books' is fascinating, the shops there will not only provide for all your practical needs but also offer hours of browsing. There are boutique clothes shops, antique dealers, retailer's catering for crafts and interiors amongst many other things. There are some excellent pubs and restaurants and the most wonderful, old-fashioned sweetie shop. The little shops sit along quaint, narrow streets with the stunning and picturesque backdrop of Hay's 12th century, partially ruined castle.
Numerous outdoor activities and places to visit
For those looking for an active holiday this location offers a huge choice of outdoor activities and sports. With some of the best cycle routes in the region you'll be spoilt for choice. The incredible Gospel Pass is 5 miles away allowing direct routes into the Llanthony Valley, Offa's Dyke Path, and the National Cycle Route 42. Glanhenwye is also ideally located near The Begwyns, an upland moorland area. Largely unexplored, there are no set walks just a vast, wild and beautiful area to enjoy.
With the River Usk a few minutes walk away, water enthusiasts can enjoy canoeing and fishing. Further activities such as hang gliding, shooting, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge-walking, rafting, pot-holing, golf, off-road driving, paint-balling, orienteering and quad-biking can all be arranged locally, with nearby Llangorse Lake being a popular destination ? this is a real hotspot for outdoor activities.
A warm welcome
The owners of Glanhenwye offer a warm welcome. From their home on the opposite side of the cobbled courtyard they are more than happy to accommodate any reasonable requests, whether that be for transport or for a fluent Dutch speaker! A welcome tray is provided at each cottage and please note that a £250 bond per property is payable to the owner upon arrival.
Glasbury less than 1 mile, Hay-on-Wye 4 miles, Brecon 13 miles
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Lucy, Andria, Ceri, or Sophie.
- Ground floor facilities
- High Chair
- No Mobile Reception
- Pets Welcome
- Pub Nearby
- Shop Nearby
- Shower over bath
- Walks from the door
- Washing Machine
- Woodburner/ open fire
Holiday Cottages for book lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and festivals in Hay-on-Wye
For a great many of our guests, one visit to Hay-on-Wye is simply not enough. They enthuse time and again about the year-round energy and ambiance of this charming border ‘town of books’. It’s easy to while away a whole day browsing the miles of shelves in the many second hand bookshops as you seek out a rare first edition, or come face to face with a TV annual you haven’t seen since childhood.
2017 - 2018 Prices (weeks/3 days)
DatePer week3 Days
- 21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017:£919£689
- 1 Sep - 19 Oct 2017:£781£586
- 20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017:£919£689
- 27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017:£736£552
- New Year:£1012--------
- 1 Jan - 11 Jan 2018:£1037£778
- 12 Jan - 8 Feb 2018:£754£566
- 9 Feb - 15 Feb 2018:£801£601
- 16 Feb - 29 Mar 2018:£754£566
- 30 Mar - 12 Apr 2018:£942£707
- 13 Apr - 24 May 2018:£801£601
- 25 May - 31 May 2018:£1037£778
- 1 Jun - 19 Jul 2018:£801£601