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From the dining area there are three steps down into the living room
Large well equipped kitchen area to prepare all your meals
Light the fire on cooler evenings and watch a good film together
Relax with a book and enjoy the peace of the conservatory
Browse the many independent shops and cafes of Hay-on-Wye
Enjoy a cuppa, sit and people watch while in this historic town
Come and celebrate all things books at the world reknown Hay Festival
Take your mountain bikes out on one of the many trails in the area
Stretch your legs and take a walk to enjoy the views from Hay Bluff
The River Wye in Hay, where you can try out some canoeing
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The Old Cider House

Hay-on-Wye, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Stay in a town
No car needed
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Originally an apple store that has been beautifully refurbished from the original cider house within the heart of Hay-on-Wye
  • High-end fully equipped open-plan kitchen diner to enjoy sociable family meals
  • Relax on the raised decking area and be entertained with the open-air cinema while enjoying some Japanese food which can be catered for by your Owner
Property code: 83593

Situated in Hay-on-Wye town centre, this cottage is a perfect base for discovering the Brecon Beacons National Park and River Wye. Originally an apple store that has been refurbished from the original cider house.

Perfect for film fans and literature lovers alike, this stunning property promises a stay unlike any other on the brink of the Brecon Beacons. Whether you’re enjoying a film in the outdoor cinema space or getting lost in a recently purchased book in the sunroom, this charming accommodation promises both unrivalled comfort and plenty of entertainment. Sleeping six guests in sunny surroundings, you’ll certainly wake up each morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Inside, you’ll find a truly contemporary space with stylish décor and a paired back, neutral colour scheme. On the ground floor you’re met with an inviting living room, complete with wood burner for those cosy nights in. The adjacent sunroom leads directly out into the expansive garden, a walled space with decking, lawn and the luxury touch of a private cinema. Another luxury touch comes in the form of a welcome basket filled with locally sourced supplies and the option of a Japanese dining experience offered by the owners. Should you wish to cook for yourselves, the kitchen is well equipped and the dining room is perfect for all to settle down. Completing the property are three bedrooms on the first floor, all of which have en-suites for added privacy. Boasting a town centre location, this property offers direct access to Hay-on-Wye’s bookshops, pubs and the River Wye all within 0.5 miles. Heading out a little further, the towns of Brecon (15 miles), Crickhowell (19 miles) and Abergavenny (21.5 miles) all welcome you for an easy-going day out. Brecon Beacons' popular attractions including the National Showcaves Centre for Wales (31.5 miles) and the Big Pit National Coal Museum (27 miles) are all accessible by car, whilst setting off for a walk from your doorstep allows you to leave the car behind and experience the beautiful Welsh countryside up close.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 double and 1 twin
  • 3 en-suite shower and WCs and 1 ground floor WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Complimentary bath products
  • Wood-burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Outdoor silent cinema by arrangement with the owner
  • Freshly prepared Japanese set meals by arrangement with the owner
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Electric car charging available with prior consent with the Owner - a charge is payable direct to the Owner 
  • Pubs, cafes and shops within a short walking distance
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 6th May 2022

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What a fabulous location with everything Hay on Wye has to offer from your doorstep. Supportive owners close at end but not intrusive. Mix time spent wandering around book town with time spent walking in the beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by richard 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Sally 26th October 2021

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What a joy to stay in this attractively refurbished, warm and comfortable cottage. The friendly and welcoming owners have gone above and beyond to provide everything one might want and are on hand if needed. The Japanese meal ( which can be ordered on request) was superb and greatly enjoyed by us all, including our half Japanese grandchildren. The Read morecottage is located about 2 minutes walk from the local shops, including a bakery which has delicious croissants. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 22nd October 2021

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We had a fantastic stay at the Old Cider House! Really impressed by the cottage equipment, the quality of furnishings and he really high standard of cleanliness throughout. The log burner was also perfect for an autumn evening. Location was excellent for exploring Hay on Wye and surrounding areas including Brecon. The owners were great and gave a wRead morearm welcome along with some useful hints and tips on where to visit. Perfect place to stay! Hide

Reviewed by Ian 1st October 2021

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Great to have ensuite facilities in each bedroom in a cottage. The owners couldn't be more helpful in ensuring you have everything you need, but the cottage is very well equipped anyway. Hay is a great base for exploring and wandering. We will go back as soon as we can.

Reviewed by Tony 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Tina 27th August 2021

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We had a wonderful family get together at The Old Cider House. The property is beautifully renovated and extremely well equipped. We received a warm welcome from the owners and a delicious welcome basket of local produce. Everything is provided from condiments to cleaning products. Hay on Wye is a lovely town and the cottage is right in centre althRead moreough very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful garden with decking, BBQ and chimenea. The attention to detail is a credit to the owners. Highly recommended. Hide

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From the dining area there are three steps down into the living room
Large well equipped kitchen area to prepare all your meals
Light the fire on cooler evenings and watch a good film together
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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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