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Ty Bach

Hay-on-Wye (3.4Mls NW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Rustic
Eco Friendly
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautifully romantic, off-grid place with stunning views
  • A wood-fired hot tub from where you can enjoy the scenery
  • Set within acres of National Trust land

 

Property code: 77923

Nestled within the hillside offering complete privacy with far-reaching views across the rolling hills, this charming off-grid bothy is perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.

Off-grid living is a pleasure at this charming, remote bothy set in 50 acres of National Trust common land. There are dense woodlands, babbling streams and rolling hillsides to explore on this working farm, and the views of the Brecon Beacons are simply beautiful. Sleeping two people, this quirky and completely off-grid property is the perfect romantic retreat if your want to surround yourself in the wild beauty of the Brecon Beacons while protecting its unique environment. Boasting a host of wonderfully environmentally-friendly features – like a composting WC and rechargeable lamps – environmentally-conscious couples will simply adore this cute little bothy.

Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a lovely open-plan space that’s bathed in natural light and exudes off-grid living at its finest. Finished with natural materials in a palette of neutral colours, the small kitchen area is the perfect place to cook a romantic meal for two. Grab some produce from the kitchen garden and serve dinner in the quaint dining area in front of the window, so you can soak up the lovely views while you dine. After dinner, step outside and take a moonlight dip in the wood-fired hot tub, or fill the claw-foot bathtub on the covered terrace and enjoy a soak under the stars. Afterwards, curl up with your loved one on the sofa and chat by the soft light of the property’s oil-burning lamps, or head up the small ladder to the mezzanine bedroom that overlooks the living area and cuddle up under the eaves.

Please note the property is off grid and so has no electricity, mobile signal or wi-fi. All cooking is done on the wood burner.

Just 2 miles away you’ll find a beautiful riverside meadow called The Warren. This Area of Special Scientific Interest is a lovely place to spot kingfishers, otters and rabbits. Don’t forget to take your swimsuit with you. If you’re feeling a little more energetic, head off along Offa’s Dyke Path (1.5 miles), which follows the contours of the Black Mountains and zig-zags across the border between England and Wales. Alternatively, head to Llanthony Priory (13 miles) for an atmospheric stroll around the ruins. Before you head home, stop off at the hotel that’s located – quite remarkably – right in the middle of the ruins, and treat yourself to a pint. You’ll enjoy one of the most scenic pints in Wales.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • Free-standing claw-foot bath on covered terrace, composting WC and sink
  • Complimentary toiletries (shampoo, conditioner and body wash) are supplied
  • Bath robes provided
  • Kitchen with Belfast sink and cool box
  • A fridge is provided in a separate hut next door
  • Private wood fuelled hot tub (logs included)
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Hot water bottles provided
  • Rechargeable lamps included
  • A mobile phone charger for you to use during your stay
  • Bose speaker
  • Allocated private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Monday and Friday arrivals only
  • Please note the property is off grid and so has no electricity, mobile signal or wi-fi. All cooking is done on the wood burner.
  • 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 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 12th November 2021

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Absolutely stunning cottage, the cosiest luxurious place weve ever been too , 100% going back next year!

Reviewed by Eleanor 29th October 2021

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The best place to visit if you just need to get away! We stayed for our mini moon and it was the only place that stood out and when we got there the place was just perfect everything is amazing! The stars I have never seen so many, the hot tub was insane and the wild life was always around (squirrels). The owners are so lovely too they would do anyRead morething for you. Would recommended this to anyone we cant wait to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 15th October 2021

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The cottage was completely wonderful, incredible setting and so, so cosy.

Reviewed by Joanne 10th September 2021

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Delightful rural hideaway! We had a brilliant holiday at Ty Bach. The Bothy is so well equipped and Sarah has really thought of everything. We made full use of the hot tub and outside bath, watching the stars and listening to the wildlife. Brilliant location for exploring the local area. Dont be put off by the thought of the composting loo, it realRead morely isnt that bad and you even get a good view from there! So tranquil, we will be returning! Hide

Reviewed by Robert 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by James 5th July 2021

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Ty Bach is an opportunity to press reset and have an amazing time in the process. Turns out all one really needs is fire and candle light! Any doubts we had about the experience were dismissed the moment we met Sarah; we knew were in very good hands. Ty Bach is your own slice of heaven in the woods. Everything you need is available. It's spotless, Read morevery cosy, well appointed and has a bed so comfortable you simply don't want to leave. Don't confuse this with glamping! It's absolute perfection. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Josh 18th June 2021

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Absolutely fabulous property, the location is just beautiful, the attention to detail around the property is five star. We had such a wonderful stay, very romatic, peacful and relaxing!

Reviewed by Katrina 14th June 2021

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A magical little bolthole, the perfect way to slow down, unwind and reset. Off grid, slow living in the most stunning setting. The Bothy really is all it promises. The hosts are so accommodating, and thoughtful.

Reviewed by Emma 21st May 2021

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On the approach to Ty Bach you know you are going to have an amazing time. The Bothy is perfect and although it is off grid, it is luxurious. The warm fire, the lights and candles, the hot tub, the bath - all come together to allow you relax and enjoy in the peace. We couldn't think of better place to start our honeymoon and we will be back next yeRead morear to celebrate our anniversary. Hide

Reviewed by Ben 3rd May 2021

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We had an absolutely fantastic time in May 2021. I'd recommend coming at this time of the year as it wasn't so cold that you couldn't heat it up, but not too warm to where you wouldn't want to have the fire going all the time. The owner was lovely and very accommodating. I'd recommend it to anyone who is open to bathing outside and isn't screamish Read moreabout having a cold bath (only if you haven't had the fire going long enough!) We loved it, thank you for such a great break. Hide

Reviewed by Todd 17th April 2021

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It was fantastic. A wonderful escape in the beautiful Welsh country side. Everything was clearly thought. Very clean and welcoming. Will definitely return.

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Location

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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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