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Mary's Villa

Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious period property close to the centre of bustling literary town Hay-on-Wye
  • Stylish and welcoming accommodation perfect for a family holiday
  • Step from the front door onto Offa’s Dyke for a day walking the stunning Welsh landscape
Property code: BN002

A well-appointed property in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, ideal for families seeking to explore the beautiful landscape of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

In the heart of the bustling literary town of Hay-on-Wye is this spacious family cottage. Inside, period features combine with contemporary decor and a feeling of airiness, while outside an enclosed patio garden with BBQ is the perfect setting for summer evenings. Once you have finished browsing this quaint town’s famous bookshops and welcoming eateries, set out on foot to explore the tranquil countryside or take to the water for a kayak adventure along the picturesque River Wye.

Decorated in neutral shades throughout, this period property has a warm and welcoming feel, retaining plenty of original features such as a fireplace, bay window and wooden floorboards. The open-plan kitchen/diner is light and airy, with shaker-style units, plenty of surface and storage space and a large farmhouse table overlooking the garden through French doors. The lounge, meanwhile, is a cosy and calming space complete with a gas fire, soft lighting and warm rugs - the perfect place to warm up after a long blustery walk. When it’s time for bed, climb the steep cottage stairs to find two delightful bedrooms, a double and a family room, both decorated in neutral tones and furnished with wrought-iron beds. Outside, an enclosed patio garden is ideal for al fresco meals.

The famous book town of Hay-on-Wye is home to ancient streets lined with independent bookstores, welcoming cafes, restaurants and pubs serving local ales. Once you have finished exploring the town, pack a picnic and set out along the fantastic Offa’s Dyke walking trail, less than 200 metres from the cottage. Enjoy a riverbank ramble or a paddle at The Warren (0.5 miles) or take to the water on a kayak adventure along the River Wye. Slightly further afield, the rugged mountain of Pen-y-Fan (23 miles) is a must for magnificent views across the Brecon Beacons.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 family room with 3 single beds
  • 1 bathroom with bath with hand-held shower attachment
  • Please note - bedrooms and bathroom are accessed via steep cottage stairs
  • Gas hob with electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, slimline dishwasher and washing machine
  • Gas fire in living room
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Bed linen included but no towels
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with patio table and chairs, BBQ
  • On-road parking and public car parks nearby. Room to pull up and unload outside property
  • 2 dogs by arrangement
  • Shop and pub within 500 metres

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Ingle October 2020

Extremely comfortable, warm villa very near the centre of Hay. Very well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and owners were delightful.

Reviewed by Mr Fall September 2020

Comfortable but uneasy about the steep staircases.

Reviewed by Mr Millett August 2020

Great location, but we found Mary's Villa to be damp, unclean, tired, court yard garden and bbq again dirty, not looked after could not sit outside would not recommend unless complete refurb

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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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