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Racquety Lodge

Hay-on-Wye , Mid Wales
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.

Set within an organic farm on the banks of the River Wye, this property is surrounded by peaceful countryside of free-range livestock and interesting wildlife. Guests can enjoy private access to the river with exclusive rights for game and coarse fishing. With canoe hire available on site, enjoy a memorable journey downstream with loved ones, looking out for resident wildlife along the way. Or, stay on dry land as you follow the Offa’s Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walk through changing landscapes, taking in meadows, orchards, remote uplands and gorges. For amenities, stroll into nearby Hay-on-Wye (0.5 miles), home to a charming selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants together with its world-famous bookshops.

Inside, this eco-friendly cottage is brimming with character, with its timber-framed windows, wooden flooring and mid-century style. The stunning kitchen has handmade units, a farmhouse table, gas hob, microwave and wood-fired range-style oven that supplies the house with hot water. A separate pantry houses the dishwasher, fridge/freezer and additional sink, with washing facilities in the laundry beyond. The wonderful open-plan lounge/diner is a stylish room in which to relax after a long day on the river. Adorned in beautiful paintings, this room also has a wood burner, L-shaped sofa, Freeview TV, DVD player and dining table that looks out to the Black Mountains. A ground-floor king-size bedroom benefits from its own wood burner and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath. A flight of hand-crafted ash stairs leads up to the two further bedrooms, one king-size and one with three single beds, both of which benefit from panoramic views across the farm to Hay-on-Wye. There is also a WC on the first floor.

Outside, discover beautiful gardens and breath-taking scenery. Enjoy summer BBQs on the lawn or take to the surrounding woodland for a leisurely morning stroll.

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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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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Location

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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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