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Lower Moor Lodge

Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightfully quirky 1890's Victorian cottage that wears its history for all to see
  • A stone’s throw from the literary town of Hay-on-Wye
  • Walk, ride or drive through the dramatic scenery of the Welsh border
Property code: BN226

Situated a short distance north of Hay-on-Wye, this characterful former gatehouse provides a great base for exploring the ‘town of books’, the River Wye and the borderland of England and Wales.

At just 0.5 miles from the centre of Hay-on-Wye and the River Wye, this early Victorian lodge offers something for everyone. You might choose to explore the second-hand and antiquarian bookshops, boutiques, antique shops and art galleries in the town, before dining in one of the local eateries or enjoying a picnic by the river. Alternatively, you might prefer to burn a little more energy and hire a canoe or take to your bike, or perhaps make the short journey south to The Black Mountains, or the 15-mile trip to Brecon, your gateway to miles of mountain trekking and cycling among the peaks of the Brecon Beacons.

 

Now over 200 years old, this slightly quirky old cottage has lots of delightful period features including flagstone floors, oak beams, oak doors and floorboards. In places there is low headroom and despite being set on one level there are a couple of steps up into the bedrooms, which might not suit guests with limited mobility. Featuring a separate kitchen, dining room and living room, the lodge comfortably accommodates four guests, with a wood burner in the living room for cosy nights in and patio doors in the dining room that open up onto a sunny terrace on warmer days. The bathroom features both a bath and electric shower, depending on your preference, and a choice of two elegantly styled bedrooms – one king-size and one twin.

 

The lodge is situated in a large garden with a lawn area and terrace with garden furniture. The terrace is a wonderful spot to quietly sit on sunny days, admiring the views up the hill or down the valley to Hay-on-Wye, or to wind down in the evening after a day of exploration. Don’t forget to bring your BBQ!

 

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin (Please note there is a door to access the twin bedroom from the king-size bedroom, but this is partially blocked off as it is not used. No access able from twin into king-size bedroom as the latch has been removed)
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs provided but only in the Winter months
  • Sky TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large garden and terrace with garden furniture - not enclosed
  • 2 dogs welcome - the garden is edged by fields which at time can contain sheep so dogs must be supervised at all times
  • In places there is low headroom and some uneven, sometimes creaky floors and steps so the property may not be suitable for guests with limited mobilty
  • 0.25 miles to nearest shop; 0.5 miles to Hay-on-Wye; 16 miles to Brecon; 20 miles to Hereford
  • Parking for 2 cars available
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Joanna Flaherty

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paddy, 11th June 2022

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Well equipped, quiet and comfortable.

Reviewed by Naomi, 2nd April 2022

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Another wonderful stay at Lower Moor Lodge. Such a lovely place to retreat to. Beds were incredibly comfortable. The garden is lovely and although just on the outskirts of Hay it feels completely remote. For meals out, We recommend trying the burgers at The Globe at Hay.

Reviewed by Hannah, 27th March 2022

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Amazing place all on its own but a stones throw from the town itself. Beds were so comfortable and the whole place was spotlessly clean. Couldnt fault it, would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Caroline, 19th March 2022

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Everything you needed for a great relaxing break away from all the hustle and bustle of routine everyday life.

Reviewed by Linda, 24th February 2022

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Lovely little house. Absolutely full of character. Aga looking cooker was a bit frightening but turned out to be all electric and very easy to use. Managed to light the logburner too although as had good central heating didn't really need it. Very comfortable beds. Pretty little garden. Lovely views. Pleasant walks across the fields at the back. HaRead morey is a nice little town. Quirky shops. Fabulous fish and chips. Beautiful area. Just wished we could have stayed longer... Hide

Reviewed by Denise, 28th January 2022

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The cottage is very conveniently situated within walking distance of Hay on Wye and other local attractions. It is cosy and comfortable and has everything that is needed for a short or longer break.

Reviewed by Stuart, 31st December 2021

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A wonderful period property full of the nooks and crannies that you'd expect from something 200 years old. Perfect for those that are prepared to leave there sense of entitlement at home and just appreciate the property for what it is. Lovely views over the fields and close enough to Hay on Wye to walk into. Nice and cosy with well equipped kitchenRead more - more than enough for one or two couples. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay Hide

Reviewed by Harvey, 25th September 2021

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A period property of great character.

Reviewed by Roger, 7th August 2021

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Reviewed by Rebecca, 19th June 2021

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I may have missed the warning about low doorways, to be expected in an old cottage. Our retriever loved it especially lovely walkover fields to hay. Convenient for coop & wyevalleywalk.

Reviewed by J, 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen, 5th June 2021

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The cottage is in a fantastic location - great for a walking holiday. Sitting out on the terrace looking up at the hills is wonderful.

Reviewed by Nina, 29th May 2021

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We had a great stay, brilliant weather and lovely, characterful cottage. Although on the road, it wasn't busy and handy being close to Co-Op, and Hay itself, only used the car once which was a treat. Cottage was compact but worked well for us and our two children, kitchen well-equipped, TV had Sky and DVD player, and the beds really comfy. There isRead moren't much soundproofing between the bedrooms so snorers beware! The garden was a good size, well-maintained lawn and large patio (bring your own BBQ). Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine, 24th May 2021

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Delightful cottage and location superb, lovely garden which the dog enjoyed immensely. Clean and very comfortable and walking distance from Hay on Eye town.

Reviewed by Eddie, 15th May 2021

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A lovely little cottage in pleasant surroundings, near to town of Hay on Wye. It was warm and comfortable.

Reviewed by Elvy, 17th April 2021

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The photos dont do the cottage justice . Comfortable and homely lodge . Will definitely be back . Garden is secluded and a great size for dogs .

Reviewed by Mr Ireton, September 2020

Perfect cottage close to the centre of Hay-On-Wye. A great base to explore the Brecon Beacons

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