Arty and interesting, comfortable and well equipped, Racquety Lodge is a wonderful woodland lodge on an organic farm on the banks of the river Wye. It's just a five minute walk from bustling Hay on Wye with boutique shops, book shops aplenty, cafes, pubs, restaurants and a top-notch weekly market. This secluded holiday cottage has private access to the river with exclusive rights for game and coarse fishing, a canoe launch/landing point and just a few hundred metres from the Offas Dyke path and the Wye Valley walk, you won't be short of things to do. It sleeps 7 people in 3 bedrooms (one ground floor, with en-suite bathroom), we think it would be perfect for an extended family, or for groups who want to enjoy the countryside. The friendly owners are happy to help - whether it's guidance on what to do while you're there or how to light the stove.
Upstairs bedroom pictures coming soon.
The "Green" credentials for Racquerty Lodge are brilliant - there are solar panels that help with heating the water - reducing the use of fossil fuels.
A wood fired cooker. The Esse, will heat the water in the house and will provide enough for all the washing up and at least 3 good hot showers over a 12 hour period. Having the Esse lit makes a real contribution to heating the whole house and providing most of the hot water (again reduces the use of fossil fuels).
Both the above are backed up by a modern, well serviced and highly efficent oil boiler. The use of the Solar Panel and Esse cooker mean very litle heating oil is used at Raquerty Lodge.
A comprehensive re-cycling facilities are provided and customers reduce landfill by ensuring that all plastics, glass and card are re-cycled.
The farm is an Organic farm registered and certified with The Soil Association. As a result they have fantastic wild life, many birds, plenty of insects for them to eat, Hedgehogs, (no slug pellets), otters. owls and bats.
Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms
You'll be welcomed by some elegant free range poultry in the orchard when you get out of your car, before entering through the porch into the bright, cosy and spacious sitting room / dining room with TV with freesat & DVD. The owners' paintings line the walls, there's a wood burning stove, comfortable L-shaped sofa and a dining table which seats 8 or so in the enormous bay windows with views across the
fields, over the river to Hay on Wye and the Black Mountains beyond.
There are 2 x bathrooms in total, one of which is en-suite to the ground floor bedroom.
The handmade kitchen is well equipped with a wood fired Esse to cook on if you wish (it is a bit like an AGA), an electric oven, a gas hob and a microwave. The kitchen also has a large table and chairs to seat 6 (7 at a squeeze). Beyond the kitchen is a pantry with the dishwasher, fridge freezer and additional sink, and beyond this again is a laundry/ drying room and a back door.
Bathroom: with bath, shower over, toilet and hand basin.
Bedroom 1: The ground floor bedroom is spacious with an exterior door, a king-sized bed, a table and chairs and a little log burner. The en-suite bathroom has a sunken bath with a shower over, toilet and basin.
Up a flight of lovely hand crafted wooden ash stairs to a spacious landing with 2 bedrooms both with wonderful panoramic views across the farm to Hay on Wye and beyond.
Bedroom 2: Large room with king-sized bed
Bedroom 3: 3 single beds
Upstairs toilet and hand basin
* Bedlinen and towels provided.
* Oil central heating as well as wood fires.
* Solar panels heat the water (along with electricity)
* 2 pets welcome
* Cot & Highchair available
* Garden furniture and BBQ
* Plenty of parking space
* Lovely gardens and woodland to enjoy (not enclosed)
* Housekeeping and catering provided by prior arrangement
* Canoe hire on site
* Access to woodland walks and the River Wye, Offa's Dyke path and The Wye Valley Walk
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Lucy or Emma B
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