The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
The sauna...bliss!
The relaxing Spa
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Starlight Cottage

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Spa Facilities
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A luxurious, romantic bolt hole set on a pretty organic farm
  • Located high in the Black Mountains with fantastic rural views
  • Get back to nature in this peaceful, private location
  • Create bespoke packages with massages, private ballet or yoga classes, guided walks and bike rides
  • Afternoon tea can be delivered to your door

 

Property code: 42897

Located on a pretty organic farm high in the beautiful Black Mountains, this luxurious property is very well placed for visiting pretty Hay on Wye, with numerous independent stores and bookshops and an annual literary festival of international repute. Perfect for those looking for a little bit of escapism with spectacular views, total quietness with just the sound of nature, birds and cuckoos to keep you company. Into the evening, look up to the night sky and find your favourite constellations or stars which look like bright diamonds.

The rural location of this bolthole means it is in abundance of atmospheric scenery, enjoy the sound of bird song in the morning and calm silence in the evenings and as the night draws in, the stars will light up the night sky and if you are really lucky the Aurora Borealis will make an appearance. For the more adventurous, the National Park is on the doorstep. Explore and discover the beauty of the land, the water-streams running from the mountain, the woodland, the Bronze Age burial mount and the Medieval Path. After exploring, revive yourself by drinking some of the property’s own spring water. There is an abundance of activities, from walking, cycling and pony trekking within the Brecon Beacons National Park, to lazy days paddling on the River Wye, fishing is also available on the nearby Monnow, with day permits available from the award-winning neighbouring village store. There are welcoming country pubs and a strong foodie heritage abound in the Welsh Borders, and a host of excellent eateries and Michelin starred chefs in the area along with an optional Spa service available for complete indulgence. Stock up at the award winning village shop, Hopes, in Longtown for local fayre on the route in, although tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper is provided or arrange a more extensive welcome pack with the owners - full details available in the owners' welcome email.

With its exposed beams, flagstone floors and elegant, yet deeply comfortable furniture, this luxurious property offers a wonderful and idyllic retreat for two. The lounge benefits from cosy seating and a warming woodburner, making this a wonderful winter retreat as well as a fabulous summer sanctuary. After a day of exploring the exquisite location, curl up onto the sofa and pop on the Smart TV or your favourite music on the iPod dock. A few steps up lead to the kitchen/diner, the hub of the home, equipped with an electric oven and hob, cafetiere, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. The stairs lead to the large landing area which has a linen sofa bed which can be converted into two single beds for the little people, if required and then on to the property’s bedroom, a super-king-size bedroom with fantastic views to wake up to. The bathroom is next and benefits from a bath, shower and WC.

Heading outside, there is an exclusive enclosed terrace to enjoy, plus a second shared terrace and lawn with flowers, a BBQ and recliner chairs where you can relish the amazing views.  Alternatively, organise a guided walk or bike ride with the owner.

For those looking for a place to work from home, and relax when not working, choose Starlight Cottage or Black Hill Barn where the internet connection is super speedy, with a fibre optic connection and speeds of over 350mbps you can rest assured that the Zoom meeting or file transfer will not fail.

A beautiful spa room and sauna is situated close to the cottage with a range of massage therapies and beauty treatments, including 2 hour sauna sessions available for £70. Yoga, Pilates or ballet lessons can be booked with the owner. All bookings and payments for the spa are easily made with the owner.

Electric vehicle charge point available at an extra cost.

  • 1 super-king bedroom, plus day bed on landing
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and hob, cafetiere, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Wood burner (with logs provided)
  • Smart TV, iPod dock
  • Landscaped gardens with stunning views, two terraces with table, chairs, parasol and lighting. Weber BBQ. One of the terraces is for the exclusive use of cottage guests
  • Private spa room and sauna close to cottage – treatments available to book directly with owners: massage therapies and beauty treatments, yoga, ballet and pilates. 2-hour sauna sessions are available for £70 (per couple)
  • Guided walks and bike rides can be organised with the owners
  • Pub less than 1 mile, shop 5 miles
  • Babe in arms or two children under 12 on request – extra day bed on landing area
  • Fast internet connection
  • EV car charging – available at an extra cost
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

Avril Hitchman

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Penny, 14th June 2024

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This was a really delightful cottage, very comfortable and in a superb location - if you want peace and tranquility, this is the place to come! The views from our room and the patio area were superb, and the grounds and gardens very well thought out and kept. Tim & Jill were friendly hosts and gave us plenty of ideas for walking and places to visitRead more. Their own marked out routes around the farm were a nice touch. A lovely part of the country to explore which is relatively unspoilt by tourism. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsey, 6th November 2023

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Reviewed by Skylla, 9th October 2023

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Wonderful cottage in beautiful spot. Very comfortable bed. Patio well fenced for dog. Electric charger for the car was great. Very kind hosts

Reviewed by Kate, 4th September 2023

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Lovely location within walking distance of high-end gastropub.

Reviewed by Caroline, 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa, 28th August 2023

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Really lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Very comfortable, and had everything we needed. The most amazing view, and in a very secluded location. Hope to come back.

Reviewed by Neil, 3rd July 2023

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Reviewed by Lucy, 9th June 2023

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We would highly recommend this as a peaceful getaway in spectacular countryside. Dogs v welcome and all secure around the grounds.

Reviewed by Patricia, 2nd June 2023

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What a fabulous place to stay! We were delighted to stay in such a lovely area with walks from the door into the beautiful Black Mountains .The Spring here is beautiful - may trees in full flower, we heard the cuckoo, and little owls, and the there were so many skylarks. The cottage itself has got great views onto pasture land with walks on mown paRead moreths through newly planted trees . Inside was good quality furnishings and a comfortable bed. The pub down the road has a great menu, locally sourced. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 28th April 2023

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A comfortable, peaceful, well equipped cottage with excellent views and good location.

Reviewed by Alison, 7th April 2023

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Wonderful cottage and location perfect for a walking holiday and cosy in the inclement weather. Thank you we hope to be back

Reviewed by Gillian, 3rd October 2022

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Reviewed by Phil, 12th September 2022

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Relaxing stay in a comfortable cottage. The ridge walk on the hills above the cottage was spectacular. Ideal place for a dog to run in the newly planted woods. Having an electric car charger on site was a big bonus that is fast becoming a neccesity. Thank you for making us welcome.

Reviewed by Andrew, 15th July 2022

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A wonderful week long stay in a wonderful location. The hosts have put a lot of thought and effort into making Starlight Cottage a great place to be. Whilst the cottage was very clean and welcoming the farm itself offers walks and a relaxed open atmosphere. We would not hesitate to return.

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