The Meeting House sleeps up to 10 in the Black Mountains close to Hay on Wye. It is the perfect house for relaxing and admiring the views, and for cyclists, walkers, canoeists, riders and anyone to enjoy the beauty of the Wye Valley and the surrounding mountains. It is a newly converted house with a modern interior retaining many original features. Access to a telescope allows guests to enjoy the vast dark skies.
In 17th c Cromwellian times, it was originally used as a 'protestant meeting house'. Set a little way up into the beautiful Black Mountains above the Wye Valley, You can be sure of a friendly welcome.
This can be booked with the adjoining Hillside House to sleep 17 people.
Have a look at Lucy's blog post for a photographer's perspective of this beautiful cottage.
Sleeps 8/10 - 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (9 if all adults, 10 if including 1 child)
Bedroom 1: King size bedroom.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 3: King size bedroom with en suite bath, separate shower, hand basin and toilet
There is an optional further single bed that can be made up if required.
Bathroom 1: Super large bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet.
Kitchen: The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of storage space and a double oven, electric hob, microwave, large fridge, freezer, dishwasher and table and chairs. French doors allow you to enjoy the view and also lead out onto a spacious decked balcony.
Sitting room: With a large wood burner, flat screen LED TV, DVD and basic Sky plus. Sofas and chairs,
Walk through library / reading room.
Bathroom 3: Shower, hand basin and toilet.
Rear porch - suitable for drying coats and wet boots, leading out up the steps to a rear woodland garden space.
Bedroom 4: 3 single beds with en suite bath, hand basin and toilet.
On the second floor there is a large games room, with a 6' billiard table and lots of games, flat screen TV, DVD's and sofa bed, perfect for children.
Outdoor table tennis table available
* A friendly welcome and a hamper pack on your arrival
* All bed linen and towels provided
* Biomass heating - on constantly controlled by wall thermostats -owner requires a weeks notice for this boiler to be switched on during mid and high season
* Wood burner stove with a plentiful supply of logs provided
* All electricity provided
* 2 well behaved pets allowed (3 in total if both properties booked)
* Wi-Fi available
* Non smoking
* Ample parking
* Cot and high chair provided
* Hair dryers provided in the double rooms
* Bike storage/washing facilities.
*Fire pit, BBQ and out door furniture
* Washing machine and tumble dryer
* Arrival after 5pm and departure by 11.30am
* £200 refundable security deposit for Stag or Hen parties - to be discussed with owner prior to booking
The house has a wonderful large balcony reached from the kitchen - the perfect place to sit in the evenings to watch the sun go down in the West and enjoy a drink. Steps lead to woodland garden which is a secluded sun trap above the house that has amazing views across the valley.
This historic new spacious holiday house has been beautifully furnished and is very well equipped, set on an estate and farm above the village of Llanigon.
The Meeting House is recommended as a fantastic base for exploring the market town of Hay-on-Wye which is only 2.5 miles by road or a 40min wander over the hill if taking the footpath.
Hay the 'Town of Books' offers hours of interesting browsing. It is a very popular destination for visitors with its many bistro's, boutiques, clothes shops, antiques dealers, galleries and some fascinating independent shops showing crafts and fashionable interiors amongst many other things and of course the many second hand bookshops.
There are excellent pubs and restaurants and probably the best ice cream that you will ever taste in the Shepherds!
The phenomenal views will leave you desperate to explore the area further and it's beautiful walks from your door. You will be very near to the Offa's Dyke Path and the National Cycle sustrans route 42 and route 8. It's only a short distance to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the famous Pen y Fan mountain for the more adventurous walkers. Canadian canoe trips down the river Wye from Glasbury or Hay are always popular with all ages - canoes can be hired locally. Bicycles can be hired in Hay for both on and off road adventures. Open swimming in the River Wye or in various local indoor swimming pools some can be privately hired for not much cost.
Further activities such as: local trekking centres from where you can go riding in the mountains, free local tennis courts, various golf courses, childrens play centres nearby, an excellent indoor climbing centre with outdoor zip wires, clay pigeon shooting, archery, hang gliding, paragliding, gliding, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge-walking, rafting, pot-holing, golf, 4x4 off-road driving, paint-balling, orienteering go-carting and quad-biking can all be arranged on discussion with the owner. To ensure availability some activities may need to be booked in advance.
Llangorse lake is nearby and ideal for those who have sailing dinghies or windsurfers.
Local fishing in the Wye or Usk and shooting groups can be arranged if booked in advance.
It is also an easy drive on up to Hay Bluff where there are wild ponies and sheep dotting the hillsides and then over the Gospel Pass to Capel-y-ffin and the Llanthony Valley.
The Gospel Pass itself has been a way through the Vale of Erywas since the time of Iron Age Man and taking the route through the mountains yourself you will be struck by how little it has changed since those times. It leads down to Llanthony Abbey one of the earliest monasteries founded in Britain. Entry is free but take a little money and treat yourself to a drink from the bar located in the old cellars and then sit in the atmospheric grounds of this 13th century ruin.
Hay on Wye 2.5 miles, Hereford 23 miles, Crickhowell 19 miles, Abergavenny 25 miles, Brecon 16 miles, Cardiff 57.5 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Lucy, Ceri, Edwina or Carolyn
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Hay on Wye is renowned for its annual literary festival, but there's more to Hay than that. It is a pretty and bustling town at the foot of the majestic Black Mountains with the river Wye running through. The town is crammed with boutiques and book shops, with excellent restaurants and cafes. There's an independent cinema, a castle and a thriving arts scene. If you're looking for adventure, a stay in or around Hay will scratch that itch. Canoeing, cycling and hiking are just on the door step. Read more about Hay-on-Wye