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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 beautiful bothy is perfect for romantic retreats in the gorgeous Welsh countryside. Sitting on the tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park, spend your days exploring and visiting the nearby literary town of Hay-on-Wye (2.5 miles) before spending time relaxing on your wraparound veranda which boasts waterfall views. Two steps lead inside where the stylish open-plan living space provides a great place in which to unwind, cook and dine together. A charming wood burner heats the room and two chairs are perfectly positioned for you to lap up the heat. The kitchen area has splashes of colour and all you need to cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout your stay. Enjoy date nights inside or out and admire the beautiful views across the surrounding countryside if you choose to sit in the fresh air. The bedroom can be made up as either a super-king-size or two single beds and has a patio door leading to the veranda. Start your day with an al fresco coffee and a rinse in the shower room before heading out. There is also handy off-road parking. Make the 2.5-mile journey north to Hay-on-Wye where bookshops, eateries and pretty streets await. If you fancy making a splash, paddle the River Wye from nearby Glasbury (6 miles) where you can hire canoes and enjoy pitstops at The Warren, a shingle beach. Venture further into the national park and pay Llangorse (14 miles) a visit with its lake, mountains and activity centre which is sure to keep you busy. You can also enjoy a stroll around the water. 22.5 miles towards the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the cathedral city of Hereford where you can see the Mappa Mundi.

  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 12th August 2022

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. There are lots of footpaths nearby-we walked straight from the door nearly every day, we barely used the car. A very relaxing place to stay.

Reviewed by Jayne 17th July 2022

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Wonderful small cottage in a quiet location, off the beaten track. A great place to recharge the batteries and enjoy walks from the doorstep. Comfy bed, silent nights and some much needed peace.

Reviewed by Aldyth 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Beverley 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 6th May 2022

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We enjoyed a very relaxing break at The Lookout, easy access to walking trails and amazing scenery all around. Penny was welcoming and friendly and would definitely return again.

Reviewed by Brenda 29th April 2022

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Very friendly owners and a lovely setting on a sheep farm. Relaxing not to have a television. Lots of lovely walks inb the area.

Reviewed by Philip 8th April 2022

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I would strongly reccomend this stay if you value being isolated in a beautiful environment amongst nature at its best, and being on a working farm.

Reviewed by Kieran 24th December 2021

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We booked here last minute for a christmas break. Beautiful location and views, very cosy inside infront of the fire. Great communication from the owner and very happy to help if we needed it.

Reviewed by Stephen 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Church 24th September 2021

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Basic cottage, lovely wood burber, very pretty location up a 2 mile track. Quiet and peaceful , lovely viwes - bring your binoculars and a few good books. I couldn't help but be a little envious of the owners!!

Reviewed by Kerri 17th September 2021

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Cottage was amazing. We fell in love with it as soon as we walked through the door. We had no issues the whole week. The owners we extremely helpful and friendly.

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.

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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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