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 £336
Short breaks from £252

Little Mill Cottage

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 4
    • Garden
    • Wi-Fi

Little Mill Cottage has been tastefully restored, set in 3 acres of garden, meadows (SSI) & ancient woodland, fabulous views of the Black Mountains & over to the Brecon Beacons. Foyles Hotel in Glasbury. River Cafe on River Wye at Glasbury. Hay-on-Wye 4 miles, Brecon 12 mls.

7 nights from £283
Short breaks from £212

Rodells Barn

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
    • Woodburner
    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-Fi

Rodell's Barn is a romantic and contemporary barn with a King Sized Bed and a large picture windows to be able to enjoy the lovely views up to The Black Mountains in the glorious Welsh Hills. Close to the attractive "town of books" Hay-on-Wye and over looked by it's ancient castle; footpaths lead onto the hills straight from the door of the barn.

7 nights from £852
Short breaks from £640

Apple Bough & Chess

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
    • Garden
    • Group of Cottages
    • Woodburner
    • Wi-Fi

Two picture-postcard cottages on a sweet farm. The cottages sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms. This would be a great place for two families, with wonderful gardens including a slide and trampolone, and the owners are happy to take you for a tour of the farm. Hay on Wye 10 miles.

7 nights from £307
Short breaks from £230

Cobblestone Cottage

Property rating: 3 stars
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Fishing

A pretty, warm and cosy self-catering holiday cottage, very close to the centre of the small market town of Talgarth, tucked with gardens for children to play. Great for visiting Talgarth Watermill Mill & Cafe, watching them mill the flour for the bread, close to Pwll yr Wrach Nature Reserve and little waterfalls; easy location for exploring The Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons National Park.

7 nights from £262
Short breaks from £197

Buckton Granary

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 3
    • Garden
    • Wi-Fi

A contemporary warm and very comfortable Granary with stunning views across the valley to The Black Mountains. Only a mile to Hay-on-Wye with the many interesting antiquarian book shops, boutiques and with some great places to eat.The River Wye is close by where fishing can be arranged or canoes hired. Footpaths lead straight from the door up to Hay Bluff, Wye Valley and Golden Valley and on The English Welsh Borders.

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7 nights from £336
Short breaks from £252

Lea

Property rating: 3 stars
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 5
    • Garden
    • Wi-Fi

A welcoming self catering holiday cottage in Llanigon, a village close to Hay-on-Wye with lovely views across the Wye Valley. Close to many great places to eat. Explore The Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons National Park. Hay 2 miles, Brecon 11 miles.

7 nights from £365
Short breaks from £274

Gardeners Granary

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
    • Garden
    • Wi-Fi

A contemporary and elegant holiday cottage with river frontage onThe River Wye - perfect for a romantic weekend, within easy walking distance to Hay-on-Wye and The River Wye with its bistros, boutiques and bookshops. Enjoy walks and exploring in The Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

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 £336
Short breaks from £252

Berth Fedw Farm Cottage

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

A pretty stone cottage set in a fabulous remote location on a small farm with miles of uninterrupted walking from the door in the Black Mountains near Talgarth. Mountain ponies and sheep grazing on the wild open Rhos Fach Common. Talgarth 2 miles, Brecon 8 miles and Hay on Wye 8 miles.

7 nights from £762
Short breaks from £572

Jessica

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

Jessica is a beautifully and elegantly furnished house near Hay on Wye, Brecon and Hereford. Wonderful walking in Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park, River Wye canoe and fish. Hay-on-Wye 4 miles