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 £459
Short breaks from £344

Meeting House Granary

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

A wonderful, stylish and comfortable cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Just two miles from Hay-on-Wye, it's great for exploring the famous town of books, as well as walking, cycling and relaxing.

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 £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.

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HAY FESTIVAL - 10 nights £3025

7 nights from £283
Short breaks from £212

Authors' Retreat

Property rating: 3 stars
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
    • Wi-Fi

A newly renovated top floor apartment in the centre of the pretty small market town of Hay-on-Wye with private parking. A great place to stay for a quiet weekend retreat or a holiday enjoying the glorious countryside of The Black Mountains and The Wye Valley with many villages and places of interest to visit as well as excellent pubs & restaurants to eat in the evening.

7 nights from £262
Short breaks from £197

Little Cedars Pavilion

Property rating: 3 stars
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
    • Garden
    • Wi-Fi

Little Cedars Cabin is built for 2 in a wonderful setting on the outskirts of Clyro Village. This little wooden cabin has everything you need and is less than 2 miles from Hay on Wye. An ideal base for exploring the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons & Black Mountains.

7 nights from £283
Short breaks from £212

Little Hollies

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

A superbly equipped ground floor self-catering holiday apartment for visitors with mobility problems, fully equipped for wheelchair users. Close Red Lion at Bredwardine, Wye Valley Offas Dyke excellent Fishing Barbel Hay-on-Wye 8 miles, Hereford 14 miles.

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7 nights from £336
Short breaks from £252

Maggies Barn

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

Maggie's Barn is a tranquil barn set in gardens near open hillside onThe Black Mountains. A gardener & wildlife enthusiast's paradise. Private lake & Arbouretum. Wild ponies, Llanilieu Church, Close to Talgarth and The Gliding Club. Brecon 10 miles.

7 nights from £426
Short breaks from £320

Asleep In Hay

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
    • Woodburner
    • Wi-Fi

'Asleep in Hay' is a very stylish and chic self catering holiday apartment in the centre of Hay on Wye over one of the most interesting book shops in the centre of this beautiful little town. A unique property with old oak beams nestling by the ancient Castle walls. Enjoy the wealth of bookshops, bistros, antique shops, pubs and restaurants. Walking, cycling, horseriding and canoeing all on the doorstep.

7 nights from £496
Short breaks from £372

Hayseed House

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

Hayseed House is a warm, contemporary, self-catering cottage in the centre of Hay-on-Wye with parking. Perfect for antiquarian bookshops & restaurants or walking in the Black Mountains, Hay Bluff & Gospel Pass. Brecon 15 miles, Hereford 22 miles.

7 nights from £808
Short breaks from £606

Margaux Rose

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
    • Garden
    • Woodburner
    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-Fi

Margaux Rose is an elegant, luxurious and beautifully furnished self-catering barn with gardens at Glasbury only 4 miles to Hay-on- Wye. The perfect place for visiting the book shops & art galleries. Black Mountains, Hereford & Brecon.