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There are many cafes and restaurnats in Hay on Wye
Stroll around the bustling town of Hay on Wye
Hay on Wye - also known as the 'Town of Books' due to the large selection of book shops available
Explore the newly refurbished Hay Castle in the centre of town with its museum and cafe
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Readers Retreat

Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy top-floor apartment in the centre of the popular market town of Hay-on-Wye
  • Close to the town’s generous offerings of second-hand bookshops
  • Boasting unforgettable views of the Welsh countryside and Hay’s charming streets
Property code: BN028

This charming accommodation offers a truly relaxing spot for a solo expedition or romantic retreat for two in the heart of Hay-on-Wye - the perfect bolthole for literature lovers.

Close to the heart of Hay-on-Wye, this bolthole is perfect for a romantic retreat for two. Step out of your door and onto well-trodden paths, browse the bookshops or tuck into a delicious meal, or head further afield and into the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park. After days spent in the great outdoors, this pretty home welcomes you back to relax and unwind in style.

 

Boasting glimpses of rolling hills and views across the surrounding cobbled streets, this first-floor apartment is nestled in the eaves of the building and has characterful sloping ceilings throughout. The lounge is filled with natural light which floods in through the skylight and beautifully complements the exposed beams which line the ceiling. Sink into the sofa and lose yourself in a book from the shelf, or switch on the TV and watch your favourite programme. When it’s time for dinner, the bright kitchen/diner has plenty of worktop space for preparing and cooking up a feast. Rustle up something tasty then plate up at the table and raise a glass. Before bed, enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath or a quick rinse in the shower over the bath and then rest your head in the double bedroom.

 

Explore Hay-on-Wye with ease and take a wander down to The Warren on the River Wye where you will find a shingle beach perfect for a picnic. Hire a canoe in nearby Glasbury (5.5 miles), or take to the water at Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in South Wales which is 13 miles from home. Sitting on the outskirts of the National Park, make the journey south and explore the peaks, the highest of which, Pen-y-Fan, is 24 miles away.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private parking for 1 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Low ceiling and beam in bedroom
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops less than 500 metres
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Roger 23rd October 2021

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Well situated on the edge of town for easy walking into the centre. Very small name plate on the outside wall is covered with ivy. We drove up and down several times before abandoning the car and searching on foot. Two flights of stairs to the flat which was clean and well fitted out. The rooms were all a good size but the eaves situation meant thaRead moret headroom negated use of a lot of the space. We found the bed quite comfortable but the shower needs more power, just trickles out. Hide

Reviewed by jane 18th September 2021

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The owner needs to upgrade the flat to at least a minimum standard. it could be so much more.

Reviewed by Sarah 13th September 2021

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Reviewed by Margaret Elaine 7th August 2021

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Owner David was great host and on hand if needed. Flat was warm and welcoming and well equipped. Easy walk into the shops and cafes. A very relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Frances 3rd July 2021

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Both the sofa and the bed were extremely uncomfortable and the hot water pressure to the bath was completely inadequate. Showers were impossible and it took about 20 minutes to run enough hot water for a shallow bath. It's a lovely little flat and would be hugely improved by new sofa cushions and a new mattress.

Reviewed by M 19th June 2021

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The off-street parking is really useful, as Hay-on-Wye doesn't seem to have much unrestricted on-street parking.

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There are many cafes and restaurnats in Hay on Wye
Stroll around the bustling town of Hay on Wye
Hay on Wye - also known as the 'Town of Books' due to the large selection of book shops available
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