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The Hideaways At Pontypinna - Top Orchard

Hay on Wye (12mls NE), Herefordshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A peaceful hillside retreat enjoying far-reaching views across to the Black Mountains
  • Perfect for families with woodland walks nearby (including 1 mile of private woodland), a private hot tub, and a fire pit
  • Ultra-modern interiors and relaxing decked and lawned areas outside
Property code: 88067

One of three hideaways set into the Herefordshire hillside, creating a perfect retreat for families. Enjoy woodland walks, stunning views across the Black Mountains and a private hot tub.


There’s plenty for all to enjoy here on the hillside: a lazy morning strolling through the woodlands, taking in some of the wildlife and rare sheep breeds, or simply admiring the views. The area is well-served for walking, join the Offa’s Dyke Path (10 miles), or tackle Hay Bluff (14 miles) and the Black Mountains. For keen anglers, the River Wye is only 7 miles away where you can enjoy coarse fishing with a day permit. For more fun on the water, hire a canoe locally from Hereford Kayak Canoe at Preston on Wye (7 miles). A trip to the vibrant market town of Hay-on-Wye (12 miles) is a must, where you can pick up local produce from a farmer’s market, browse the independent shops or relax and enjoy a director's choice movie at Booth’s Cinema.

The Hideaways are set into the hillside, where you will get a glimpse above the fields as you approach the driveway. The site is traffic-free, so guests can enjoy the walk up to the hideaways via beech-lined pathways that open into a private landscaped space. Small carts are provided for the luggage. The hideaway is glass-fronted to ensure the best views, step inside the open-plan living space, cleverly configured with entertaining in mind. All furniture has been handmade and finished with bright colours and soft furnishings. A well-equipped kitchen includes an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and dishwasher. For dining, there is a table and chairs suitable for six where you can dine in style whilst enjoying the views. Relax in the lounge area with sofas and Smart TV. When the day is done, you will find three bedrooms: a choice of two double bedrooms both enjoying a fully glazed front with stunning views; and a bunk bedroom with bespoke-built bunk beds. There is a family bathroom with a walk-in shower, free-standing bath, and WC and a separate WC.

Outside, the hideaway has a decked terrace area that benefits from an architectural curve creating a private space. There is a hot tub where you can enjoy soaking after a day of exploring, and for dark skies, you can step down to the fire pit, toast marshmallows and gaze upwards.There is a 1 mile woodland walk behind the hideaways through the owners private woodland. There is off-road parking at the base of the hill for two cars along with storage for bikes.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double beds and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, walking in shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and coffee machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Private hot tub (dressing gowns included)
  • Open aspect garden with decked area with, table and chairs and fire pit (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Storage for bikes Pubs and shops 2 miles
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Please note the garden is not enclosed and livestock is in the adjacent field so please keep dogs on lead
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.


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Reviewed by Jenny 10th June 2022

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What a find! We spent a week at the newly opened Pontypinna, and had a truly fantastic week. The cottage was fantastic, we felt so well looked after by Katie and Jenny, who couldnt do enough for us. The children played outside and loved watching the cows and sheep. Their is so much to do in the local area, we ran out of time. The cottage itself wasRead more immaculate and so well equipped. Everything had been though of. With three little ones, we couldnt recommend this cottage enough. 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.

2 more properties at this location

The Hideaways At Pontypinna - The Meadow

The Hideaways At Pontypinna - The Meadow

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

£1,008 - £2,379

The Hideaways At Pontypinna - Lane End

The Hideaways At Pontypinna - Lane End

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

£1,008 - £2,379

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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