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The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
The sauna...bliss!
Stunning winter scenes from the property
View towards Starlight Cottage in the snow
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Starlight Cottage

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Spa Facilities
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A luxurious, romantic bolt hole set on a pretty organic farm
  • Located high in the Black Mountains with fantastic rural views
  • Get back to nature in this peaceful, private location

 

Property code: 42897

With just the soothing sounds of nature to keep you company, this luxury one-bedroom retreat is perfect for a couple looking for a holiday in blissful surroundings. It’s set on an organic farm high in the Black Mountains, with spectacular views whatever the season and dramatic star-filled night skies. For the ultimate indulgence, book a spa treatment or afternoon tea as an optional extra. Hay-on-Wye is 7 miles away, with its wealth of bookshops and annual arts festival, and there are scenic walks right from your doorstep.

Inside, exposed beams, flagstone floors and elegant furniture with pops of bright colour showcase the mix of classic and contemporary styling perfectly. After a day in the wilderness, curl up on the sofa in the open-plan living area to watch the Smart TV or play your favourite tunes on the iPod dock. A roaring wood burner makes the property a wonderful winter retreat as well as a summer sanctuary. A few steps lead up to the kitchen, where you can prepare special dinners. There’s also a shared garden with recliner chairs for catching some rays. When your day is done, head upstairs to the super-king-size bedroom, which has amazing views to wake up to.

Being surrounded by acres of countryside, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for hikes, and you can even walk up the mountains from the cottage. The Brecon Beacons National Park is only about 7 miles away, with waterfalls, streams and an abundance of activities to enjoy, including fishing, cycling, pony trekking and canoeing on the River Wye. After your adventures, revive yourself with a pint of real ale or a refreshing fizzy drink in a welcoming country pub.

  • 1 super-king bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and hob, cafetiere, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Wood burner (with basket of logs)
  • Smart TV, iPod dock
  • Landscaped gardens with stunning views, two terraces with table, chairs, parasol and lighting. Weber BBQ. One of the terraces is for the exclusive use of cottage guests
  • Private spa room and sauna close to cottage – treatments available to book directly with owners: massage therapies and beauty treatments, yoga and pilates. 2-hour sauna sessions are available for £60 (per couple)
  • Pub less than 1 mile, shop 5 miles
  • Babe in arms or one child under 12 on request – extra day bed on landing area
  • EV car charging – available at an extra cost
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Phil 12th September 2022

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Relaxing stay in a comfortable cottage. The ridge walk on the hills above the cottage was spectacular. Ideal place for a dog to run in the newly planted woods. Having an electric car charger on site was a big bonus that is fast becoming a neccesity. Thank you for making us welcome.

Reviewed by Andrew 15th July 2022

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A wonderful week long stay in a wonderful location. The hosts have put a lot of thought and effort into making Starlight Cottage a great place to be. Whilst the cottage was very clean and welcoming the farm itself offers walks and a relaxed open atmosphere. We would not hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Claire 24th June 2022

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So comfortable , well thought out accommodation with really wonderful views and lovely private out door space and spotless

Reviewed by Jane 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Raymond 6th June 2022

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Reviewed by martin 3rd June 2022

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Perfect place to explore the surrounding area, great location for Hay on wye, via some beautiful country roads. As keen cyclists this was a dream location, every direction we found great routes, bring your hill climbing pants because this place has them In abundance!! But rest assured youll be rewarded with the most unbelievable views across the arRead moreea at the top. A stones throw from the famous gospel pass, which is a must!!!! And plenty other mountain roads and passes. Hide

Reviewed by David 27th May 2022

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Really lovely cottage in a brilliant location. The owners were really helpful. WE would definately use this cottage again.

Reviewed by Anneli 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lindsey 25th March 2022

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Lovely cottage and hosts in a lovely scenic area

Reviewed by Steve 29th November 2021

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with very friendly and welcoming hosts. We look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Jenny 19th November 2021

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A wonderful well equipped cottage in a great location. It was wonderful to see the stars in the evening and enjoy the fantastic views in the day. The owners Jill and Tim were very welcoming and were literally life savers as nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by Simon 12th November 2021

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Stunning location and lovely place to stay. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Lucy 8th November 2021

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Beautiful clean cottage in a stunning location. Lots of local walks you can do directly from cottage. Our dog enjoyed all the walking and loved coming back to sleep in front of the log burner in the evenings. The Bridge Inn is only 10 mins drive and serves decent pub food. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day break.

Reviewed by Isabelle 1st October 2021

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Wonderful view, very quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed by Kirsty 27th September 2021

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Wow, what an incredible view and location (if you can bear the hairy narrow roads!). A perfect place for peace and quiet and opportunity to recharge. It looks like there are some great walks nearby just unfortunate that Mother Nature didnt want to play ball the week we stayed. Great local pub nearby (The Bridge Inn). Host was so lovely too. DefinitRead moreely a place we look to go back to! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 20th September 2021

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Reviewed by Laura 3rd September 2021

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Immaculate and stylish cottage that offered peace, quiet and expansive views. The new owners did a brilliant job at making us and our dog feel welcome and relaxed. There are long walks from your doorstep and a short drive to lovely market towns (Hay-on-Wye, Abergavenny) with brilliant restaurants. We loved it.

Reviewed by Shelagh 14th June 2021

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Wonderful location for a peaceful, quiet holiday. Great views and walks from the cottage. Comfortable living area and large bedroom. Nearest pub for food is about 3miles away and Hay on Wye is 8 miles mostly on single track roads.

Reviewed by Christine 28th May 2021

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Lovely comfortable property in an incredible landscape. Very relaxing

Reviewed by Catherine 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage, Jenny the manager could not have been more welcoming or helpful, as was the owner Adrian. The sauna was excellent, all very relaxing.

Reviewed by Olivia 7th May 2021

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A gorgeous property in a stunning location. It had everything we needed for our week long stay. The bed was huge and very comfortable. Although the weather wasn't kind to us we still had a lovely time sitting outside and listening to the wildlife and even managed to stargaze one evening. I would definitely recommend to those in need of a recharge iRead moren this tranquil cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 21st December 2020

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This cottage is a lovely tucked away cottage with great access to rural walks and the ideal spot for a retreat. We enjoyed our stay and had friendly treatment throughout from the staff, would recommend!

Reviewed by Philip 30th October 2020

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The perfect place to go if you want to get away from the rat-race ! It is a beautiful cottage , set in an isolated location , with plenty of walks and lovely scenery to take in . We wanted a week away just to completely relax and that is exactly what we got ! We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and will be going back ! Jenny was also veRead morery helpful giving us directions to find the cottage and helping us with anything else we needed on our trip . Lovely place . Thank-you Hide

Reviewed by Jacki 12th October 2020

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Remote and very quiet. In a lovely spot.

Reviewed by Helen 9th October 2020

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Beautiful cosy cottage in an amazing location. Very comfy bed . Shame there was no welcome basket , not even milk and the kitchen was rather shabby, dirty oven door and wall near dishwasher . An expensive cottage just lacking a few details to make it great.

Reviewed by Zakir 5th October 2020

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The location was beautiful and very peaceful. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the break and were pleased with the cottage itself. Many thanks

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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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