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Larchwood Bothy

Hay-on-Wye Town, Mid Wales
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
Log Cabin / Lodge
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.

Within 1 mile is the bustle of Hay-on-Wye, where you can explore several galleries, sample local produce at the weekly market or discover Hay Castle ruins. On your doorstep is an array of birdlife and other wildlife observable up close from an elevated position in the woods. Walking enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with paths including The Wye Valley Walk, Offa's Dyke Path, and the Black Mountains all nearby. Those wishing to connect with nature have the riverbank, a beach for swimming, and a range of canoeing and bushcraft options on-site or very close by.

The wooden-clad lodge is bound to please guests with its cosy underfloor heating and large kitchen, equipped with a gas oven and ample dining space for six. The lounge area has cosy soft seating to sink into, a wall-mounted TV, and floor-to-ceiling windows to really drink in those vast immersive woodland views. There is also a sofa bed if needed. Three bedrooms, a double, twin (with sloping ceilings) and a twin which can be made into a king-size, continue the tranquil tree-lined horizon with windows perfectly situated for spotting the foxes and badgers in the woods. A generously sized family shower room with WC is perfect for unwinding after a day exploring and completes the property.

A veranda accessed from the kitchen is ideal for relaxing among the trees as you enjoy a homecooked meal or evening drinks. Enjoy a BBQ and draw out the warmer evenings in this sociable space. There is no need to sacrifice creature comforts in the woods as a shared washing and drying facility lies nearby. Ample off-road parking surrounds the property.

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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


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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