Hay-on-Wye

Holiday Cottages for book lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and festivals in Hay-on-Wye

For a great many of our guests, one visit to Hay-on-Wye is simply not enough. They enthuse time and again about the year-round energy and ambiance of this charming border ‘town of books’. It’s easy to while away a whole day browsing the miles of shelves in the many second hand bookshops as you seek out a rare first edition, or come face to face with a TV annual you haven’t seen since childhood.

Of course, the town is world famous for its literary festival, (held each year in May), when the likes of Dame Judy Dench, Germaine Greer, historian Antony Beevor and former American president Bill Clinton have been found among the books. But whatever time of year you visit, you can be sure there'll be something going on.

The town also hosts How the Light gets In - the world's largest philosophy and music festival - as well as Hay Festival Winter Weekend, Hay Does Vintage and a food festival. Plus there's a farmers' market every Thursday.

The bustling market town also boasts antique shops crammed full of curios and collectables, lovely boutiques and stylish home and gift shops, as well as outdoor clothing suppliers, art galleries and a fabulous old fashioned sweet shop.

Among the wonderful array of shops, there’s an equally exciting line-up of cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars. Choose a sophisticated supper in a charming but intimate bistro, or go for a tasty pub lunch in one of the town’s many hostelries, followed by a fabulous home-made sheep’s milk ice cream. Or what could be better on a warm summer’s day than a piping hot bag of chips, shared on the riverbank?

If you need some activity to work off all those delicious meals, look no further than the stunning countryside surrounding Hay. Here you can try a spot of salmon fishing on the river, or climb into a kayak to ride the rapids. On dry land, there's everything from energetic mountain walks, wildlife spotting and climbing to horse riding, mountain biking and even gliding. There's plenty to keep sightseers and history lovers happy too, with castles, monuments and ancient churches scattered all around this beautiful part of the Marches.

We have over fifty beautiful holiday cottages in and around Hay on Wye. We have town houses, rural retreats, cottages for big groups, and romantic cottages for 2. Cottages a stone's throw from the book shops, boutiques and restaurants, holiday cottages for cycling, walking and fishing.

We have cottages in Hay-on-Wye itself, as well as cottages in neighbouring villages, hamlets and towns including Bredwardine, Clyro, Dorstone, Glasbury, Llanigon, Llyswen, Talgarth and Three Cocks.

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7 nights from £426
Short breaks from £320

Chess Cottage

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Wi-Fi

A pretty warm red brick holiday cottage on a lovely picturesque farm on the Herefordshire/Wales Borders. Close to Hay-on-Wye, Hereford and Leominster. An ideal location for exploring The Welsh Marches, great walking country and mountain bikking.

7 nights from £1086
Short breaks from £815

Blaencwm

Property rating: 5 stars
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
    • Garden
    • Ground floor facilities
    • Woodburner
    • Hot Tub
    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-Fi

A truly stunning cottage in a fabulous and remote spot, close to Hay Bluff, Gospel Pass and Llantony Valley in the Black Mountains. Perfect for weekend with friends - luxurious and spacious with a wood-fired hot tub. Cycling and walking from the door. Hay-on-Wye 5 miles.

Special Offer

Monday - Friday 4 night mid-week special, just £933 during low and mid-season - Please call to book

7 nights from £718
Short breaks from £539

Lane Longhouse

Property rating: 3 stars
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 11
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-Fi

A fabulous large self-catering barn to sleep a large group of family or friends in a relaxed atmosphere - with wonderful views across the paddock where the deer graze and to the Begwyns Hills beyond. Hay-on-Wye 4 miles.

7 nights from £426
Short breaks from £320

Hendre

Property rating: 3 stars
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 8
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-Fi

A very popular family house with a glorious gardens and lawns for children to play. This family house is almost a film set from the 1950's but "with all mod cons!" set in the small Welsh market town of Talgarth with local shops, pubs, plenty to see and do with the recently restored Talgarth Mill. There are some glorious walks above the house to the waterfalls and on to The Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

7 nights from £762
Short breaks from £572

Cusop Mill

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 7
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-Fi

Cusop Mill Cottage is only 1 1/2 miles from Hay-on-Wye with the footpath passing the cottage leading to Offa's Dyke Path, Hay Bluff and The Black Mountains this is the perfect place to stay for anyone looking for a cottage with superb hill walking straight from the door.

7 nights from £426
Short breaks from £320

Hazel Brae

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-Fi

Just a very short walk into Hay-on-Wye, set in a quiet location - a contemporary and modern family house to sleep 6 guests, pets welcome.

7 nights from £365
Short breaks from £274

Bramble Cottage

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
    • Garden
    • Pets welcome
    • Games Room

Bramble Cottage with two bedrooms and Disabled Access Grade 11. Pets Welcome. One of three Cottages with glorious panoramic views over Black Mountains, Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons. Close to Hay-on-Wye 3 miles.

7 nights from £1509
Short breaks from £1132

The Lake House

Property rating: 5 stars
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 10
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Fishing
    • Wi-Fi

A superb, stylish farmhouse in a beautiful setting overlooking a private lake stocked for coarse fishing with Carp, Bream and Perch; a games room with a juke box, a great kitchen for cooking a large party meal - perfect for a family holiday or a group of friends. Visit The River Cafe and only 3 miles Hay on Wye.

7 nights from £808
Short breaks from £606

Meeting House

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 9
    • Garden
    • Ground floor facilities
    • Woodburner
    • Pets welcome
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

A spacious family house with 4 bedroom and 4 bathrooms, a games room and within a two miles of Hay-on-Wye. A raised terrace with table and chairs to enjoy the stupendous far reach views over The Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons.

7 nights from £537
Short breaks from £403

Bullens Bank Cottage

Property rating: 3 stars
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Pets welcome

A holiday cottage only 3 miles from Hay-on-Wye set at over 1,000 ft in a spectacular location with panoramic views over the Wye Valley, enclosed garden, perfect for just admiring the view. Pets are welcome here. Ideal for walkers and mountain bikes with many footpaths from cottage and Llangain Farmhouse down the lane.