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Larchwood Bothy

Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Woodland retreat on the banks of the River Wye
  • Single-level property elevated on stilts to a vantage point for the best views
  • Great for groups, wildlife spotting, outdoor pursuits and country crafts
Property code: BN212

Low environmental impact woodland cottage in a magical setting by the river; both contemporary and traditional, this is a perfect base for bushcraft, birdwatching and exploring the charming villages nearby.

Tucked amongst woodland, this charming lodge sits on stilts so you can admire the views and treetops. Great for families and friends who share a love of the great outdoors, this humble abode sleeps six and also welcomes two of your four-legged companions. Less than a mile from your door is the bustling town of Hay-on-Wye where you can pick up local produce to fill your cupboards.

Step inside this wooden-clad, cabin-style home and find yourself in the open-plan living space. Perfectly arranged behind floor-to-ceiling windows are two sofas, perfect for putting your feet up on after time spent exploring. Underfloor heating flows throughout the lodge, promising to keep your feet warm as you cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen. Filled with natural light, and with doors leading out to the veranda, the kitchen is a lovely space to spend time in and has a large table so you can enjoy sociable evening meals. For al fresco feasts, fire up the BBQ and dine outside before heading inside to rest your head. Three bedrooms, one with sloping ceilings, are light, tranquil rooms so you can drift off with ease before waking and freshening up in the family shower room.

Stay close to home and wander the pretty streets of Hay-on-Wye with its plethora of bookshops, eateries and castle. For a day on the water, hire canoes in nearby Glasbury (5 miles), and paddle down to The Warren, a shingle beach on the riverbank, where you can stop for a tasty picnic and a breather. 6 miles from home, climb Hay Bluff which sits at the northern tip of the Black Mountains, or travel 25 miles to summit Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin zip-and-link, 1 twin
  • Sofa bed available in lounge
  • 1 shower room with WC, 1 separate WC
  • Gas oven, oven and hob, fridge, freezer
  • Utilities – shared washer and dryer
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open garden space, veranda and garden seating, BBQ
  • Cot and high chair avaliable
  • Ample parking
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept on leads in the woodland area but can walk off-lead in some other areas nearby)
  • Housekeeping and catering by prior arrangement
  • Canoe hire on-site
  • Seasonal salmon and trout fishing available with booking in some circumstances
  • Garden spaces and riverbanks are not enclosed or fenced
  • No dishwasher due to environmental concerns
  • Shared washing and drying facilities in wooden lodge – 50 metres
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs 1 mile

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


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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Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£497 - £917

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