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Lower Moor Lodge

Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightfully quirky cottage that wears its history for all to see
  • A stone’s throw from the literary town of Hay-on-Wye
  • Walk, ride or drive through the dramatic scenery of the Welsh border
Property code: BN226

Situated a short distance north of Hay-on-Wye, this characterful former gatehouse provides a great base for exploring the ‘town of books’, the River Wye and the borderland of England and Wales.

Sitting close to Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its bookshops and culture, this lodge is perfect for families with four-legged friends. A great base for adventuring your way around the Brecon Beacons National Park, spend days out and about before returning home to snuggle up by the wood burner or watch the sunset from the terrace.

This single-storey cottage boasts a handful of traditional features such as oak beams, flagstone floors and oak doors. Step inside and make yourself at home in the cosy lounge where a wood burner sits in the traditional fireplace and light floods in through the large windows. The kitchen is also a light space and has all you need to cook delicious feasts, including a Rayburn for roasting and slow cooking up a storm. Plate up at the dining table where you can raise a glass to time spent together and gaze out through the patio doors. If the sun is shining, open the patio doors and head outside to dine alfresco. The garden boasts lovely views across the valley; it is partially enclosed, but take care if you’ve brought little ones and canine companions along, too. Step up and into the two bedrooms where you can rest your head before soaking in the tub to get the day off to a relaxing start.

Walk less than a mile into the literary town of Hay-on-Wye where there are bookshops galore and plenty of places to grab a tasty meal or walk along the River Wye. For a lovely picnic spot by the water, head to The Warren (1.5 miles) where a shingle beach is great for laying down a blanket and tucking in. Travel into the National Park and climb the highest peak in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan (24 miles) or visit the largest natural lake in South Wales, Llangorse (13.5 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs provided
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large garden and terrace with garden furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • In places there is low headroom and possibly some uneven floors and steps so the property may not be suitable for guests with limited mobilty
  • 0.25 miles to nearest shop; 0.5 miles to Hay-on-Wye; 16 miles to Brecon; 20 miles to Hereford
  • Parking for 3 cars available

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Elvy 17th April 2021

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The photos dont do the cottage justice . Comfortable and homely lodge . Will definitely be back . Garden is secluded and a great size for dogs .

Reviewed by Mr Ireton September 2020

Perfect cottage close to the centre of Hay-On-Wye. A great base to explore the Brecon Beacons

Reviewed by Miss Thorpe November 2019

Bad points No 'starter pack' left for the log burner as advertised. Not even any matches. The creaky floorboards in the bedroom aren't endearing. They are simply loud and not fixed down next to the fireplace making it impossible to exit the room quietly. There is an ill fitting wooden door between the two bedrooms that removes all semblance Read moreof privacy. The garden is technically surrounded by wall and fence, but a small dog could fit through the gaps and a big dog would just jump over. Our collies were fine as they are reasonably obedient, but it would have been a different matter should sheep have been next door. One morning our peace was shattered just as I was about to have a shower by gardeners entering the garden with a ride on mower and strimmer to eviscerate the sodden, already short for this time of year grass. No knock on the door to announce themselves and when I suggested that would have been courteous I was told people had normally left for the day. Excuse me for relaxing on my holiday. The grass was left far too short given the weather and they took great clods off in places. Most of the windows have no curtains. The shower is an economy electric one so whilst you have guaranteed hot water it is far from a power shower. Good points It's not luxury accommodation so we didnt feel uncomfortable having the dogs there. The internet and TV work ok, as do all appliances in the kitchen Its 5 minutes walk to the local shop, and 10 minutes in to Hay itself. Lots of birds and wildlife to look out at. Bed, towels etc all clean. Hide

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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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