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Racquety Lodge

Hay-on-Wye , Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Charming woodland lodge on an organic farm with private access to the River Wye
  • Beautiful gardens and woodland to explore on the doorstep
  • Peaceful and rural location surrounded by birds, hedgehogs, otters, owls and bats
Property code: BN296

Perfect for families, this unique lodge offers plenty to do from canoeing along the river Wye to exploring the Offa’s Dyke path before returning for a long hot bubble bath and relaxing evening in front of the wood burner.

With private access to the River Wye, canoe hire and a glorious rural setting, escape to this eco-friendly cottage for time away from it all. Perfect for families and groups of friends, this humble abode welcomes two of your canine companions along and houses two wood burners, one in the bedroom, so you can stay toasty warm throughout your stay.

Make your way inside and bask in the warmth of the lounge where artwork adorns the walls and an L-shaped sofa invites you to put your feet up by the wood burner. The lounge is also home to the beautiful dining table which looks out over the magnificent Black Mountains. Find all you need to cook up a storm in the kitchen which has a wood-fired range-style oven, perfect for slow-cooked dishes full of flavour. The pantry and laundry room lie just beyond the kitchen where you can find further facilities. Surrounded by woodland and gardens, fire up the BBQ on sunny days and enjoy an al fresco feast outside where the views reach far and wide across the landscape. When it’s time to head to bed, the king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom and wood burner sits on the ground floor, whilst the two remaining bedrooms are situated on the first floor. The first-floor bedrooms are treated to panoramic views through quirky windows.

Forget the car and hop on the Offa’s Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walk straight from home, or make a splash and hire a canoe from the owners to wind your way down the River Wye. Close to home, the charming literary town of Hay-on-Wye is less than a mile away and boasts a plethora of bookshops and places to eat.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 ground-floor king-size, 1 king-size and 1 triple room with 3 single beds
  • 1 ground-floor bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 WC
  • Range-style oven, gas hob and microwave
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Freeview TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Cot & highchair available
  • 2 dogs welcome (please keep under control - free range poultry in grounds)
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Organic farm with roaming free range poultry
  • Off road parking
  • Canoe hire on site
  • Housekeeping and catering can be provided if required by prior arrangement with owner
  • Private access to the river with game and coarse fishing rights
  • Shops and pubs 0.5 miles

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Scrimshaw October 2020

Spacious, comfortable house in beautiful surroundings, a short walk from Hay. All rooms were well equipped, including plentiful supplies of towels, toiletries etc, and full, clear information provided about appliances, heating etc. The owners were very friendly and helpful - even giving us some apples from the orchard and freshly laid eggs from tRead moreheir hens! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Peachment October 2019

The lodge and its situation are terrific with views to the Black Mountains, Hay and easy access to the Wye. Ros was a great host, providing us with an endless supply of firewood on demand and providing advice of places to visit. My only slight reservation was that it was not clear on booking that they also run a "basic" campsite which adjoins theRead more garden to the lodge. It was empty when we visited, so was not an issue to us at all. 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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