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The Old Cider House

Hay-on-Wye, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached cottage peacefully tucked away within the heart of Hay-on-Wye
  • Relax in the summery conservatory and help yourself to the herb garden
  • Enjoy the raised decking area and open-air cinema
Property code: 83593

Situated in Hay-on-Wye town centre, this cottage is a perfect base for discovering the Brecon Beacons National Park and River Wye. Originally an apple store that has been refurbished from the original cider house.

Hay-on-Wye is famously known all over the world as the ‘Town of Books’. Boasting over twenty bookstores to browse, Hay is most popular during the annual Guardian Hay Festival during the last few weeks of May. The town also features a plethora of independent shops including art galleries, vintage shops, coffee shops, bakeries, vegetable shops, cosy pubs and much more. Once you've had your coffee and mooched through the bookstores, there's a range of outdoor activities in the area to fill your afternoons. You can walk to the River Wye from the cottage, which offers a pebble stone bank to wild swim in or relax by with a picnic. For the more adventurous types, there's kayaking, cycle routes, hikes, and activity centres aplenty. Set peacefully within the grounds of the owner’s home this former apple store has been lovingly restored by the present owners. Here you will receive a friendly welcome along with a basket of goodies, including Welsh Lavender bath products, which are all complimentary with your stay.

Step inside and a spacious entrance hall offers room for coats and boots along with a cloakroom with a WC. The ground floor offers a space that is perfect for friends wanting to get together. From the hallway you can access the dining area, finished with a large table and chairs with low lighting, and from here you can step down into the lounge, where a wood burner for chilly evenings awaits, along with a TV. The conservatory is next, a place where you can enjoy the warmth of the sun and get lost in a good book. You can also take advantage of the indoor herb garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is accessed from the hallway and is a great space and well equipped for the chefs of the group. This includes an electric oven and large gas hob, microwave, two fridges and a freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, as well as a breakfast bar with stools. For a more unique dining experience, the owner offers a range of freshly prepared Japanese set meals by arrangement. Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms: two double bedrooms with en-suite showers and WC and one twin room with en-suite shower and WC.

Outside you can relax within the walled gardens, enjoying summertime dining on the large, raised decking area, where there is also an open-air cinema. A big 3mx2m screen with individual wireless headphones can be supplied by arrangement with the owner, and you can take advantage of their library of films. There is off-road parking for two cars.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 double and 1 twin
  • 3 en-suite shower and WCs and 1 ground floor WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Complimentary bath products
  • Wood-burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Outdoor silent cinema by arrangement with the owner
  • Freshly prepared Japanese set meals by arrangement with the owner
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pubs, cafes and shops within 1 mile

Joanna Flaherty

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Sally, 26th October 2021

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What a joy to stay in this attractively refurbished, warm and comfortable cottage. The friendly and welcoming owners have gone above and beyond to provide everything one might want and are on hand if needed. The Japanese meal ( which can be ordered on request) was superb and greatly enjoyed by us all, including our half Japanese grandchildren. The Read morecottage is located about 2 minutes walk from the local shops, including a bakery which has delicious croissants. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Steve, 22nd October 2021

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We had a fantastic stay at the Old Cider House! Really impressed by the cottage equipment, the quality of furnishings and he really high standard of cleanliness throughout. The log burner was also perfect for an autumn evening. Location was excellent for exploring Hay on Wye and surrounding areas including Brecon. The owners were great and gave a wRead morearm welcome along with some useful hints and tips on where to visit. Perfect place to stay! Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 1st October 2021

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Great to have ensuite facilities in each bedroom in a cottage. The owners couldn't be more helpful in ensuring you have everything you need, but the cottage is very well equipped anyway. Hay is a great base for exploring and wandering. We will go back as soon as we can.

Reviewed by Tony, 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Tina, 27th August 2021

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We had a wonderful family get together at The Old Cider House. The property is beautifully renovated and extremely well equipped. We received a warm welcome from the owners and a delicious welcome basket of local produce. Everything is provided from condiments to cleaning products. Hay on Wye is a lovely town and the cottage is right in centre althRead moreough very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful garden with decking, BBQ and chimenea. The attention to detail is a credit to the owners. Highly recommended. Hide

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