View towards the property surrounded by mountains
View towards the property surrounded by mountains
Relax in front of the fire
One of two living rooms with open fire
Perfect for putting your feet up
Antique furniture in the dining room
Dining area
Drawing room with open fire
Put your feet up and relax
Family fun
Enjoy traditional games
Country kitchen with underfloor heating
Aga in the kitchen
Delicious treats on arrival
Kitchen leading out to the breakfast area
Little touches
King-size bedroom with single bed
Night time reading
Single bed in the king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Double bedroom with additional single bed
Double bedroom with single bed
Simply relax
Double bedroom
Utility room
Outside dining area
Morning coffee on the patio
The view
The private grounds
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3 / 32  Relax in front of the fire
4 / 32  One of two living rooms with open fire
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6 / 32  Antique furniture in the dining room
7 / 32  Dining area
8 / 32  Drawing room with open fire
9 / 32  Put your feet up and relax
10 / 32  Family fun
11 / 32  Enjoy traditional games
12 / 32  Country kitchen with underfloor heating
13 / 32  Aga in the kitchen
14 / 32  Delicious treats on arrival
15 / 32  Kitchen leading out to the breakfast area
16 / 32  Little touches
17 / 32  King-size bedroom with single bed
18 / 32  Night time reading
19 / 32  Single bed in the king-size bedroom
20 / 32  En-suite bathroom
21 / 32  Bathroom
22 / 32  Double bedroom with additional single bed
23 / 32  Double bedroom with single bed
24 / 32  Simply relax
25 / 32  Double bedroom
26 / 32  Bathroom
27 / 32  Bathroom
28 / 32  Utility room
29 / 32  Outside dining area
30 / 32  Morning coffee on the patio
31 / 32  The view
32 / 32  The private grounds

Hay Bluff House,

Hay-on-Wye (4mls SW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: 42884

Set in a stunning location in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, this charming remote cottage dates back to the 16th century, yet has been restored with 21st century style and gadgetry.

The cottage retains lots of character with cruck oak beams and is the perfect hideaway, with acres of gardens and fields, as well as a private waterfall. Set just beneath Lord Hereford's Knob and Hay Bluff, in the Black Mountains (part of the Brecon Beacons National Park) you can stride, pedal or ride out across some of the country's most beautiful terrain, right from the doorstep. Things to do include rock climbing, abseiling, gorge walking, rafting, archery, caving and Tregoyd riding stables and outdoor activity centre which is just at the foot of the mountain lane, with great trails across the hills to explore on. Not forgetting Wye Valley with its canoeing, shooting, river and lake fishing which is near Hay on Wye, home of the famous Hay Festival, with 30 bookshops, cafes and shops. Leisure facilities: wood-fired private hot tub. Games facilities: pool table in the lounge.

The accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: 1 king-size with additional single bed and en-suite bathroom, with hand-held shower over bath and WC. On the ground floor, 1 double and 1 double with additional single bed. Bathroom: with bath, separate shower and WC, on the ground floor. Lounge: with open-fire (logs included), TV, DVD, table tennis and pool table. Second lounge/diner: with open-fire, (logs included). Kitchen: with Aga, gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Utility room: with washing machine. Outside: enclosed garden and patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, under-floor heating, central heating and Wi-Fi included. No smoking please. 2 dogs welcome. Additional info: Please note lane can be quite bumpy so be careful if you have a low car. Arrival: 4pm

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

SLEEPS 6 + 2: Three bedrooms: a large king-size, en-suite master bedroom with additional single bed. A downstairs triple bedroom and a ground floor double bedroom. Cotton bedlinen, down duvets and fluffy towels included.

BATHING: Apart from the waterfall to be found in the garden for a bracing splash (!)...there are two bathrooms, an en-suite with roll top bath, basin and loo by the master bedroom and a ground floor bathroom with separate shower serving the other two bedrooms. Towels included. Hairdryer available.

RELAXING: There are two drawing rooms, both with open fires, cosy sofas and lovely views. Gadget wise, there is wi-fi, a television, DVD. Logs provided. If you're looking for something more 'sporty' to indulge in, maybe table tennis will help awaken the competitive spirit.

DINING: Large oak table seating eight to be found in "the old room", there is also an informal kitchen breakfast table.

COOKING: Handmade and painted farmhouse self-catering kitchen with an electric two oven Aga, four ring gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher. Utility room with washing machine, lots of storage.

KEEPING WARM: Fireplaces for roaring fires, with baskets of logs, central and under-floor and central heating throughout.

PETS: Lovely dogs are welcome, not on sofas please!

HOT TUB: There is a wood fired private hot tub included in the price.

ACCESS: This cottage is gloriously remote. It has ample parking, but very low sports cars beware, the track can be quite bumpy. It can also be hard to navigate in snow, although a past owner had no problems getting his Lotus along the track each day!

BEDDING: Bedding is provided for six guests, should you require bedding for the two additional single beds, please add this in the comments section of your booking, just so the housekeeper knows. There is no extra charge for up to eight guests at the house.

OFFER:  20% off for couples booking out of school holidays and only using one bedroom

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Mikaela.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Lisa, 6th September 2019

Beautiful cottage, beautiful location but quite remote. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Fran, 23rd August 2019

Fab garden, hot tub and location. The pool table & table tennis are a great addition. Kitchen utensils/utilities could do with some improvement Furniture could do with an updating for comfort Overall a great week, but some small touches/improvements would really uplift the property

Reviewed by Ghadir, 22nd February 2019

The location of the cottage was lovely, very remote and amazing surroundings. Very big garden with a little stream at the bottom of it. Lovely walks from the doorstep. The WiFi signal is very poor and it is impossible to stream anything via Netflix or amazon fire stick etc...! Gorgeous fire place with lots of logs left for use.

Reviewed by Gareth, 26th November 2018

Perfect, Perfect, Perfect, Perfect. This is the only way I can review this cottage. If you love the pictures you will love it even more when you arrive. Amazing hideaway with the security of knowing the owners are only a phone call away if you needed them. Will be returning for sure.

Reviewed by Fran, 26th October 2018

We really enjoy our family get togethers at the cottage. The garden area is egreat for the dog to enjoy as she can roam freely & safely. The bird watching is fab, & as a family we enjoy the wood burning hot tub experience. We are a three generation group & all enjoy having pool & table tennis tournaments. The separate foot print, ie some bedrooms dRead moreownstairs & one upstairs & the two living areas give a sense of being able to spend time relaxing while others play. We will return. Hide

Reviewed by Emma, 12th October 2018

This is a beautiful house set in the middle of a stunning part of the Beacons, a really relaxing place to spend your holiday in. We all loved it, there is lots of space for everyone and the dogs, two big open fires, a cosy Aga and a well stocked games room. Highly recommended and we definitely hope to be back. Thank you.

Reviewed by Michael, 21st September 2018

Beautiful place in a beautiful setting, with ample room, a brilliant kitchen to cook feasts and a gorgeous fire to sit by. The hot tub was incredible and the views are heavenly. Worth every penny.

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View towards the property surrounded by mountains
View towards the property surrounded by mountains
Relax in front of the fire
One of two living rooms with open fire
Perfect for putting your feet up
Antique furniture in the dining room
Dining area
Drawing room with open fire
Put your feet up and relax
Family fun
Enjoy traditional games
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