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The Hay House Retreat
Living room with sofas
The library -style reception room with wood burner
Ample space to relax
Beautiful interiors
Interior designed throughout
Perfect for your pooch
Local artwork and furnishings
Wood burner for those chilly evenings
TV lounge with smart TV, games and books
Stone flagged kitchen
Wild flowers decorate throughout
Beautiful finishing touches
Double Everhot oven, plenty of preparation space
Fully equipped with everything you will need
Stunning double height dining room
Perfect for a celebration or catered meal
Enjoy the formal dining room for any occasion
Bright and colourful furnishings throughout
Upstairs snug
Double bedroom in main house
Double bedroom in main house
Local artwork from nearby Hay-on-Wye
Double bedroom in main house
Quality linens in each bedroom
Lounge area of one of the suites with doors to terrace
Lounge and stairs to mezzanine bedroom
En-suite bathroom in the suites
Each suite is individually designed
Original lighting  features in each bedroom
Suite with four-poster bed on ground floor
Adjacent barn with games area and seating
Gym equipment and plenty of covered space for games or relaxing
Stable doors letting the light flood in
Wood-fired hot tub
Countryside walks on your doorstep
Or just sit and while away the hours looking at the view
Views over the Wye Valley from the suites
Site plan
1 / 39  The Hay House Retreat
2 / 39  Living room with sofas
3 / 39  The library -style reception room with wood burner
4 / 39  Ample space to relax
5 / 39  Beautiful interiors
6 / 39  Interior designed throughout
7 / 39  Perfect for your pooch
8 / 39  Local artwork and furnishings
9 / 39  Wood burner for those chilly evenings
10 / 39  TV lounge with smart TV, games and books
11 / 39  Stone flagged kitchen
12 / 39  Wild flowers decorate throughout
13 / 39  Beautiful finishing touches
14 / 39  Double Everhot oven, plenty of preparation space
15 / 39  Fully equipped with everything you will need
16 / 39  Stunning double height dining room
17 / 39  Perfect for a celebration or catered meal
18 / 39  Enjoy the formal dining room for any occasion
19 / 39  Bright and colourful furnishings throughout
20 / 39  Upstairs snug
21 / 39  Double bedroom in main house
22 / 39  Double bedroom in main house
23 / 39  Local artwork from nearby Hay-on-Wye
24 / 39  Double bedroom in main house
25 / 39  Quality linens in each bedroom
26 / 39  Lounge area of one of the suites with doors to terrace
27 / 39  Lounge and stairs to mezzanine bedroom
28 / 39  En-suite bathroom in the suites
29 / 39  Each suite is individually designed
30 / 39  Original lighting features in each bedroom
31 / 39  Suite with four-poster bed on ground floor
32 / 39  Adjacent barn with games area and seating
33 / 39  Gym equipment and plenty of covered space for games or relaxing
34 / 39  Stable doors letting the light flood in
35 / 39  Wood-fired hot tub
36 / 39  Countryside walks on your doorstep
37 / 39  Or just sit and while away the hours looking at the view
38 / 39  Views over the Wye Valley from the suites
39 / 39  Site plan

The Hay House Retreat

Hay-on-Wye (3mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 5
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Family friendly
Four Poster
Party houses
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 17th Century farmhouse set within 5 acres of landscaped grounds
  • Wood fired hot tub with views across the Wye Valley
  • A covered redbrick barn with hay bale seating and table tennis
Property code: 77863

This contemporary rural escape is simply perfect for celebrating a big birthday, special anniversary or a getaway with friends. In 5 acres of grounds with far-reaching views across the Wye Valley.

Consisting of a beautiful 17th-century farmhouse and impressive detached stable block, this unique property is set in 5 acres of pristine, landscaped grounds. Sleeping 18 people over 10 bedrooms and welcoming five canine companions, it’s the perfect place to get everyone you love together for a special celebration or long-overdue party. Roam free on the long country walks through the Golden Valley; host a BBQ to remember for all of your guests in the large outdoor seating area; and at the end of the day, pour yourself a glass of wine and soak up the far-reaching views across the Wye Valley. Step inside the farmhouse and you’ll immediately realise that this property is perfect for any celebration. Catch up on all the gossip in the comfy sofas in the main living room; get dressed up and sip a pre-dinner cocktail in the formal living room; host a dinner party to remember in the impressive dining room; or step outside and share precious moments with your loved ones around the fire pit. The kids will disappear into the children’s play area and the undercover games’ room in the barn, so if you find yourself with a little me-time, take a dip in the wood-fired hot tub. At the end of the day, there are four chic bedrooms in the farmhouse and five bedrooms in the converted stable block to choose from. Spend a relaxing afternoon browsing the boutiques, cafes and bookstores of Hay-on-Wye (4 miles). If you’re a foodie in search of local specialities to sample during your trip, you’ll find local charcuterie in Longtown (14.5 miles), farmhouse ice cream in Rowlestone (16 miles) and a craft cider farm in Pontrilas (15 miles).

  • Sleeps 19 adults & 5 children
  • 9 bedrooms – 8 king-size and 1 double (please note that there is also a large single sofa bed in one of the bedrooms, plus 4 camp beds available which are suitable for children)
  • 8 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with hand-held shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room and WC, 1 en-suite shower room and WC, and 5 en-suite bathrooms with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wood-fired hot tub- Please note towels for the hot tub are not included
  • Gravelled seating area overlooking the Wye Valley
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Children’s play area
  • Large outdoor seating area for 20+ guests
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Allocated parking for 10 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 5 dogs welcome
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 4 miles
  • Smart TV in formal lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ and firepit available
  • Catering, beauty treatments and other activities can be arranged
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 5 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 17th September 2021

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We had a fabulous weekend stay at the Hay House Retreat. We were a big party and there were plenty of large pans and dishes to use for catering. The view from the garden was superb, with lots of outdoor seating and tables. The beds and pillows were comfortable and the house was clean and had a lovely cosy feel to it. I wouldn't hesitate to book it Read moreagain for a special occasion. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 16th July 2021

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Our whole family had a wonderful time staying here, the property and grounds were amazing. The view from the outside table was incredible & although we were all grateful for the hot weather we had it was slightly disappointing that we then didnt make the most of the inside areas! The hot tub was easy to use & the stable rooms gave people a quiet spRead moreace when needed. Being 10 minutes from Hay was also a great bonus and the local area was wonderful. Overall a brilliant property. Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra 10th August 2020

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A magical place. We kept thinking we were in France. So much space inside and out. Incredibly well appointed and so welcoming. Stargazing, wonderful outdoor meals overlooking the valley and watching the eletrical storms with no thunder at night are only a few of the incredible memories we have from celebrating our parents' 50th wedding anniversary.Read more A very special place indeed. Hide

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The Hay House Retreat
Living room with sofas
The library -style reception room with wood burner
Ample space to relax
Beautiful interiors
Interior designed throughout
Perfect for your pooch
Local artwork and furnishings
Wood burner for those chilly evenings
TV lounge with smart TV, games and books
Stone flagged kitchen
Show 27 moreWild flowers decorate throughout

Location

Map
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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210