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The terrace and spacious gardens
Characterful Welsh family home
Perfect for alfresco dining
Huge gardens, spacious and private
Terrace with BBQ overlooking the lake
Comfortable sofas and wood burner
Enjoy relaxing afternoons playing games or reading by the fire
Fantastic space for a family meal or get together with friends
Open plan dining and kitchen area
Bespoke kitchen cabinets
Kitchen equipped with Everhot as well as electric oven and hob
Enjoy many family meals around the beautiful dining table
Games room with table tennis, arcade games and others
Master double with super king-size bed
Welsh blankets and other traditional furnishings
En-suite bathroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath
King-size double bedroom
Family bathroom with separate shower
Cosy romantic double
Twin bedroom which can be put together as super king-size
Separate WC
Utility room with washing machine and dryer
A quiet place to enjoy the lake
Plenty of outside areas for relaxing and entertaining
The Lake House from the lake
Private countryside location
Private lake with carp fishing and a two man canoe
The private lake
1 / 30  The terrace and spacious gardens
2 / 30  Characterful Welsh family home
3 / 30  Perfect for alfresco dining
4 / 30  Huge gardens, spacious and private
5 / 30  Terrace with BBQ overlooking the lake
6 / 30  Comfortable sofas and wood burner
7 / 30  Enjoy relaxing afternoons playing games or reading by the fire
8 / 30  Fantastic space for a family meal or get together with friends
9 / 30  Open plan dining and kitchen area
10 / 30  Bespoke kitchen cabinets
11 / 30  Kitchen equipped with Everhot as well as electric oven and hob
12 / 30  Enjoy many family meals around the beautiful dining table
13 / 30  Games room with table tennis, arcade games and others
14 / 30  Master double with super king-size bed
15 / 30  Welsh blankets and other traditional furnishings
16 / 30  En-suite bathroom
17 / 30  Double bedroom
18 / 30  Bathroom with shower over bath
19 / 30  King-size double bedroom
20 / 30  Family bathroom with separate shower
21 / 30  Cosy romantic double
22 / 30  Twin bedroom which can be put together as super king-size
23 / 30  Separate WC
24 / 30  Utility room with washing machine and dryer
25 / 30  A quiet place to enjoy the lake
26 / 30  Plenty of outside areas for relaxing and entertaining
27 / 30  The Lake House from the lake
28 / 30  Private countryside location
29 / 30  Private lake with carp fishing and a two man canoe
30 / 30  The private lake

The Lake House

Hay-on-Wye (3mls SW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A large, charming property tucked away in the countryside
  • With its own lake and beautiful grounds, you can enjoy total peace and privacy
  • The 'town of books' Hay-on-Wye just a few miles away
Property code: 42952

Promising the perfect stage for a family reunion or get together with friends, this luxury property boasts an unrivalled stay for 10 in the Brecon Beacons. With its private lake for swimming, boating and fishing, acres of land, garden furniture and a BBQ, we’ve no doubt you’ll struggle to tear your guests away from the many wonderful offerings of this holiday home. Should you bring yourself to venture further afield, the Black Mountains lay at your doorstep along with a host of charming Welsh towns that are steeped in history and intrigue, well worth an explore.

Beautiful decorated and flooded with light in every corner, this stunning property pairs traditional design elements with a contemporary décor and soft accents. Step inside and discover a pretty sitting room with space for all to unwind. Younger visitors will no doubt tussle over the cushy beanbag whilst older guests throw some logs on the fire and switch on the TV. There’s space for all to dine together in the generous open-plan kitchen-come-diner, where an authentic Aga oven pumps out heat on the coldest of days. Should you be stuck with some work to do you’ll be happy to find a private office on-hand for peace and quiet, although we’re sure you’d rather be tied up in the games room or making the most out of the lake and surrounding gardens.

Should you feel the need to leave the property, you won’t find yourself short of activities to enjoy close by. Find the pretty River Wye just 2 miles away for waterside walks and fishing opportunities or amble along to Hay-on-Wye to discover a bookshop or two (3.5 miles). Big kids will adore trips to the nearby Llangorse Activity Centre for nail biting excursions (10 miles) or a hike up the Waun Fach mountain (23.5 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

SLEEPS 10:  5 large bedrooms. 1 super king-size master bedroom with en-suite bath and shower room, as well as dressing room, 3 further large double bedrooms, and 1 twin bedroom which can be converted into a super-king if preferred. There is also an additional day bed available upon request, at no additional cost. Lovely bed linen, storage and Welsh blankets provided.

RELAX: Large sitting room with a top notch Clearview wood burner, logs included, three cosy sofas, the most enormous beanbag, and great views of the garden through the huge oak windows. Gadgets include Wi-Fi, large tv, dvd player (and small selection of DVD's), iPod music doc and Roberts radio. Lower tech holiday reads and games available!

COOKING & DINING: Large open plan kitchen and dining room. An oil fired Everhot,  gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer. Lots of pots, pans and china. All the kitchen basics such as oil, salt pepper etc. There is also a second fully equipped kitchen upstairs in a self-contained flat which forms part of this property. The main entertaining space has a large oak refectory table with fun seating and linen cushions looking out over the enormous lake and grounds.

WORKING ON HOLIDAY: Bad luck, but if you need it, there is a proper office area downstairs with wi-fi connectivity and desk, please note this is not super fast however. There is also a decent work space in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Mobile reception is good.

BATHTIME: Three upstairs bathrooms, with baths and shower. A downstairs cloakroom with basin and loo. Large separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer and sink.

PLAYTIME: A games room with piano, punch bag, table tennis, working arcade game, table football. Outside a swing, a lake for fishing or swimming, acres of ground, garden furniture, barbeque in summer months.

PETS: Two well behaved dogs are very welcome in the downstairs kitchen and hall.

THE LAKE:  You are welcome to fish and boat on the lake at all times.  The green 2 man canoe is for the of guest.

 

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann 20th August 2021

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Beautiful house and grounds . Great for a family gathering , lots of space for everyone . A fabulous location . A dream cottage , couldnt wish for anything more.. Would love to return .

Reviewed by Scott 30th July 2021

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Great house for extended family and large dog. We loved the space inside and out, the gardens and the lake. We greatly enjoyed exploring the local area, Hay-on-Wye, Hays Bluff, the Roundabout, the river... Many thanks Harrisons, August 2021

Reviewed by Jeni 16th July 2021

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Beautiful house with fabulous garden - we had such fun on (and in!) the lake and soaking up the sunshine on the lawn. The house is great, so spacious, and had everything we needed. Lots to do locally too. We very much hope to visit again.

Reviewed by Christine 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Rod 11th June 2021

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This house is simply stunning! It has something for everyone and enough space to have fun times or peace and quiet. We were a family that ranged from 10-70 years old plus our dog and we all loved it. Time was spent on the lake, table tennis, piano and board games. The kitchen was huge for dining and plenty of seating outside. We did not venture froRead morem the property, there was no need. Family memories made, we would definitely love to do this every year! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 6th June 2021

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Excellent peaceful location, luxurious home with everything you need to enjoy a great family holiday. The house and gardens are well kept, clean and well equipped. Loved the lake and even us novices were able to use the canoe with ease and safely as everything you need is provided. Hay on Wye is a short drive away for meals out or a lovely stroll aRead morelong the river and so close to the delights of Brecon if you want to enjoy other activities and take in the beautiful scenery. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 17th May 2021

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Reviewed by Nathan 7th May 2021

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Booked ahead of time for the first weekend when 2 households could mix and it was well worth it. It's a fantastic home in a perfect location for a break away from everyday life. The Lake and nearby wildlife was great to entertain the kids. For such an old building it's extremely well maintained and furnished. Look forwards to the next time we go baRead moreck. Hide

Reviewed by Ceri 30th April 2021

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Lovely big space, fantastic location. Having the fishing and canoeing so close was a treat.. The wildlife kept us amused even if the crows did keep trying to get in through the windows! For such a big property it was really warm and the beds super comfy. Would be nice to return when rules allow mixing households as that kitchen space is crying out Read morefor a Party! Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 28th August 2020

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Lovely location, nice house. We had a super holiday.

Reviewed by Denis 17th February 2020

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Reviewed by Emma 4th October 2019

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We had a wonderful weekend at the Lake House. A 30 year reunion for 8 friends and the house was perfect. Clean, a stunning location yet not far from Hay or Glasbury. The kitchen is perfect for large groups and the lounge and bedrooms very beautiful too. On arrival we were left milk, bread, eggs and lots of firewood and everything was self-explanatoRead morery. Such a warm, welcoming place, highly recommended for quality time with friends. Hide

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The terrace and spacious gardens
Characterful Welsh family home
Perfect for alfresco dining
Huge gardens, spacious and private
Terrace with BBQ overlooking the lake
Comfortable sofas and wood burner
Enjoy relaxing afternoons playing games or reading by the fire
Fantastic space for a family meal or get together with friends
Open plan dining and kitchen area
Bespoke kitchen cabinets
Kitchen equipped with Everhot as well as electric oven and hob
Show 18 moreEnjoy many family meals around the beautiful dining table

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.

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