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Embrace nature
Simply perfect for couples
A space for dining
This space is perfect for couples
The wood burning stove and kettle
A cosy bed within the eaves
The wooden ladder for the mezzanine
Enjoy the steam from the tub in the fresh morning air
Off-grid and self sufficent living
A simple kitchen space
A cosy couch and sheepskins
A glimpse of the day ahead
Natural light
The perfect place to soak
A covered terrace to bathe
Plenty of wood
Relax in the tub
The composting loo
View towards the bothy from the lake
Views across to Begwyns National Trust Land
The approach to the bothy
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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.

There are  50 acres of land to explore within the farm with so much to discover including woods, streams and beautiful views. The National Trust common land surrounding you is free to roam so you can enjoy views of the Brecon Beacons without the climb. There are also plenty of activities in the local area, with a pony trekking centre nearby - the friendly guides will lead you up over the Begwns on horseback for a morning, or nip over the other side of the hill and discover the canoe hire and adventure training centres, offering everything from a quick hour on the River Wye, to a Vespa ride up into the Black Mountains, bicycle hire to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, or a test of nerve on the high wire ropes. Hay-on-Wye, just 5 miles away, is famous for its international book festival, a fine selection of pubs and restaurants and an art house cinema where you can relax and step back in time.

The accommodation is nestled into the hillside across a meadow and babbling stream. Sympathetically landscaped, the stone bothy sits within a raised terrace. The bothy is completely off-grid; step inside and enjoy the natural light that pours in from the large leaded windows. The living space is open plan and finished with natural materials and classic colours and includes a small kitchen area with Belfast sink and wooden work tops. A table and chairs are set by the window for you to enjoy the views. For relaxing, a cosy sofa fronts a wood burner, and for lighting, a selection of oil burning lamps will provide soft lighting for a cosy evening. A small ladder gives access to the mezzanine bedroom where you can enjoy a peaceful night’s rest within the eaves, with soft linen and Welsh blankets. For bathing, there is a covered terrace with a claw-foot bath where you can relax and enjoy the stars. A composting WC is situated just up from the terrace.

The simple landscape of the grounds blend into the surrounding countryside; relax in the wood-fired hot tub for two and enjoy the skies overhead, or simply relax with a good book whilst enjoying afternoon tea. There is also a kitchen garden alongside the 50 acres of grounds. There is off-road parking for one car and bicycle storage.

  • 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
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Monday and Friday arrivals only.
  • 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.

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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.

Reviewed by Rachel 16th February 2020

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Magical and romantic - absolutely beautiful relaxing in the hot tub star gazing. Bathing outside amongst the trees is an experience but surprisingly enjoyable! Be prepared for the best nights sleep ever! Wonderful experience and very relaxing.

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Embrace nature
Simply perfect for couples
A space for dining
This space is perfect for couples
The wood burning stove and kettle
A cosy bed within the eaves
The wooden ladder for the mezzanine
Enjoy the steam from the tub in the fresh morning air
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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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