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View towards the stone bothy
Balcony surrounding the property with countryside views
Beautiful bothy set on a traditional working farm
Comfy armchairs where you can sit back and relax
Kitchen area
High ceilings and exposed beams
Warming wood burner
Dining area next to the wood burning stove
Kitchen details
View towards the bedroom, with access to the decking area
Gorgeous super king-size bedroom with high ceilings and freshly laundered bedding
Attention to detail
Wake up to a morning coffee
Soft colours and textures
A simple shower room
Curl up with a good book
Lovely rural views for miles
Decking area offering wonderful views
Cute neigbours!
The Hay Bluff
1 / 20  View towards the stone bothy
2 / 20  Balcony surrounding the property with countryside views
3 / 20  Beautiful bothy set on a traditional working farm
4 / 20  Comfy armchairs where you can sit back and relax
5 / 20  Kitchen area
6 / 20  High ceilings and exposed beams
7 / 20  Warming wood burner
8 / 20  Dining area next to the wood burning stove
9 / 20  Kitchen details
10 / 20  View towards the bedroom, with access to the decking area
11 / 20  Gorgeous super king-size bedroom with high ceilings and freshly laundered bedding
12 / 20  Attention to detail
13 / 20  Wake up to a morning coffee
14 / 20  Soft colours and textures
15 / 20  A simple shower room
16 / 20  Curl up with a good book
17 / 20  Lovely rural views for miles
18 / 20  Decking area offering wonderful views
19 / 20  Cute neigbours!
20 / 20  The Hay Bluff

The Lookout - Llanigon

Hay on Wye (2mls S), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • An idyllic couples retreat or honeymoon hideaway
  • Beautiful rural location, set on a traditional working farm
  • Wrap-around veranda with stunning views to the Black Mountains
  • A fabulous location less than one mile to Offa’s Dyke for fabulous walking trails
Property code: CHL28

Wonderfully secluded property, situated on the owner’s farm close to the Welsh border, just a short drive to the literary town of Hay-on-Wye, and with nearby access to walks along Offa’s Dyke.

This property enjoys a quiet location, with easy access to the Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Welsh countryside. Whilst the property has a lovely secluded feel, making it ideal for a romantic couple’s getaway, it is, nevertheless, within easy reach of one of the region’s best-loved towns - Hay-on-Wye. Hay is, of course, famous for its literature festival and fantastic range of bookshops, however, there is much more to this rather wonderful town, including, craft shops, a range of eateries to suit all tastes, and a weekly market. Other places of interest in the local area include The Brecon Beacons National Park, Offa’s Dyke, and a variety of water-based activities on the River Wye.

This farm cottage is an ideal place to enjoy a quiet break for two. The single-storey property is accessed via two steps which bring guests directly to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a wonderfully light-filled space, thanks to the windows on three sides. Two comfy armchairs are positioned to allow guests to relax in front of the cosy wood burner on cooler evenings. The kitchen area, with its cooking facilities, including an oven and hob is located just beyond the French window which opens out onto the decked veranda. The property’s bedroom has a super king-size bed which can be made up as two single beds on request, and benefits from a patio door which leads out to the veranda, affording lovely waterfall views. The shower room with WC can be found located between the bedroom and the main living area.

Outside, the raised veranda wraps around the property, giving guests a choice of aspects to enjoy from the provided table and chairs. The views include mountains, a stream, the surrounding countryside, and even a waterfall. There is off-road parking provided.

  • 1 super king-size bedroom (can be made up as a twin on request)
  • Shower room with WC
  • Regret no TV as there is no local reception
  • Wi-Fi available though due to location connectivity can be patchy
  • Mobile phone reception can be patchy, and is generally limited to Orange and Vodafone
  • Wood burner - logs included
  • Oven and hob, fridge
  • Bed linen, electric, bath towels only, and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking provided
  • Regret no children under the age of 15
  • HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Marilyn 14th August 2021

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Delightful location and lovely cottage. We loved staying there and will definitely go again.

Reviewed by Gary 30th July 2021

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We chose this beautiful cottage for its charm and its views, and it didn't disappoint on either count. The bothy was absolutely lovely, in an amazing setting, and surrounded by some truly jaw-dropping scenery which we very much enjoyed, plenty of it directly visible from the verandah/decking. It was amazingly peaceful and so quiet, with the only auRead moredible sounds being sheep in the neighbouring field! Surrounding roads may be difficult if you're not used to country driving. Hide

Reviewed by Neill 16th July 2021

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The cottage is in a lovely rural location on a working farm - so peaceful with no noise or light pollution - sitting out in the evenings was lovely. Owners were very friendly, as were the farm animals! Walks from the door into the Black Mountains were great - we strolled up to Hay Bluff to watch the sunset with a bottle of wine one evening - fabuloRead moreus. Recommended if you like the serenity of the countryside. The Wifi was excellent all week too. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 21st May 2021

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Beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Sorry we didnt empty the fridge - we both thought the other did it - enjoy the . Will definitely be booking a return visit.

Reviewed by Simon 14th May 2021

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What a lovely relaxing stay!! We wanted somewhere away from it all and to relax, walk and enjoy the surrounding area! The Lookout definitely provided us with that! A big comfortable bed, great shower and a nice cosy log burner!

Reviewed by Robert 30th April 2021

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Bliss! Our stay was for 2 weeks - wished it had been for a month! Beautiful situation, fantastic location, wonderful views (some brilliant sunsets), friendly and supportive (but not obtrusive) owner, lovely farm dogs and cat, sheep with lambs, walks from door, 10/15 minute drive into Hay-on-Wye, 5 mins into heart of the Black Mountains, and the mosRead moret comfortable bed we've had for a long time. And for us, the lack of TV reception was an added bonus! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 23rd April 2021

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We loved our mini break at the Lookout, based on a working farm it was very secluded, there was some background noise at times but this just added to the charm of the place and has to be expected as said on a working farm. The accommodation itself was clean, well equipped and spacious. The area surrounding the lookout is gorgeous and perfect for exRead moreploring by way of a hike on public walkways. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful. A lovely weekend be real nice a lovely area. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 6th April 2021

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The Lookout is a lovely Cottage to return to after a day walking / exploring the Brecon Beacons / Black Mountains. The comfy character accommodation is very welcoming. The log burner is a real treat as are the setting and views. Great for chilling and relaxing but do not take work with you as wifi is not reliable. Hosts Penny and her son Sam are veRead morery friendly and helpful. The icing on the cake during our three night stay was the lambing - Hill Farm is a sheep farm. Altogether a memorable break. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 9th October 2020

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Great base for walks in Black Mountains V V quiet location and all you really need and nothing more

Reviewed by Chris 2nd October 2020

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Lovely property, very clean, everything you might need for a short break.

Reviewed by Jim 25th September 2020

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Perfect location for walkers, with easy access to Hay Bluff and other good walks. A very cosy hide-away, well off the beaten track. Wonderful views into the Wye Valley from the terrace.

Reviewed by Deborah 21st September 2020

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Beautiful location, lovely outdoor area with stunning views. Utterly peaceful. Bed was very comfortable, nicely furnished. Great place to get away from busy lives!

Reviewed by Paul 13th September 2020

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Good accommodation once you have negotiated the lane

Reviewed by Julie 4th September 2020

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Lovely peaceful cottage. Very much off the beaten track but if its quiet you want then this is the place. Taking into account Covid a few adjustments have been made but it did not spoil a welcome break. Well equipped and comfortable cottage. Plenty of walks from the door including a walk to Hay Bluff. Friendly owner but not at all intrusive. There Read moreare also lots of friendly farm animals/pets. Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 28th August 2020

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Cottage was lovely, very remote and quiet with a nice brook, view & balcony. Good for walks. Friendly hosts and farmyard dogs & cat!

Reviewed by Janet 21st August 2020

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The Lookout is clean and draught free with high quality bedding, an effective wood burning stove and its location is excellent for local walks up Hay Bluff.

Reviewed by Joshua 15th August 2020

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If you want to get away, the Lookout is the place to do it. Very isolated, peaceful and utterly beautiful. 2 miles from Hay-on-Wye and a short drive to some of the best walks in the Brecons. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with the added perk of a wood burning stove. The hosts were very friendly and helpful whilst not being intrusive. ThRead moreey also have three great dogs. Need to be comfortable driving on single track roads, but that is a given for similar properties. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 24th January 2020

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A wonderful retreat! We had a fantastic few nights away in this cosy cottage. The postcode doesn't quite get you there so please follow the directions supplied by the owner. It's a few miles of very narrow, windy lanes to get there but well worth it and so glad we chose this property. Only a few miles away from Hay on Wye, a beautiful village. If yRead moreou want peace and quiet then this is a perfect choice. Very friendly owner! Hide

Reviewed by Duncan 22nd December 2019

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Fantastic cottage up in the hills, lovely views and great access to the fells. The owners are very friendly & we had a splendid bottle of fizz on Christmas Day. There are a couple of friendly dogs and a cat that purrs like a diesel generator. Very well equipped throughout & the log fire is awesome! Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Allan 16th October 2019

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Excellent cottage and location for Hay on Wye. Very comfortable and well supplied. Just the place to relax .

Reviewed by C L 20th September 2019

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The cottage is very cozy and has everything you need, even a wood fire (which we didnt use). It has a lovely veranda where you can sit outside and enjoy the magnificent views. The bed is huge and very comfy. There were even fresh eggs left for us (which were yum). The road going to the property is very narrow and a bit daunting when youre not used Read moreto it, but thats the only negative. Hide

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View towards the stone bothy
Balcony surrounding the property with countryside views
Beautiful bothy set on a traditional working farm
Comfy armchairs where you can sit back and relax
Kitchen area
High ceilings and exposed beams
Warming wood burner
Dining area next to the wood burning stove
Kitchen details
View towards the bedroom, with access to the decking area
Gorgeous super king-size bedroom with high ceilings and freshly laundered bedding
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Location

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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.

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