The Olchon Bothy,

Hay-on-Wye (9mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Towels included
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At a glance

  • In a peaceful spot at the foot of the Black Mountains
  • Simply charming, a cosy bothy - perfect after a bracing day in the hills
  • Tranquil views across the rolling Herefordshire countryside
  • An outstandingly beautiful area steeped in history
  • A great little wood burner - just perfect for chilly autumn evenings
  • A lovely location, both for exploring Herefordshire, the Welsh Borders and walking in the beautiful Black Mountains
Property code: 51916

This simply charming detached bothy is surrounded by  peaceful meadows and mountain views.  Perfect for 2 - walk, cycle, bird-watch or simply relax.

This cosy bothy is well positioned just a short distance from the village of Longtown on the Herefordshire/Wales border and within striking distance of the Black Mountains.  Well known for its 12th Century Norman castle, Longtown also has a good local inn, an award winning village store which pays particular attention to buying local produce.  The area is rich in wildlife and is perfect for both walkers and cyclists - much of the best walking in the area is straight from your doorstep. Explore the Black Mountains, and join Offa’s Dyke (the border between England and Wales) taking you deep into the countryside.  Local market towns include Abergavenny with a regular farmers market on the last Thursday of the month, and its famous annual food festival in mid-September, Crickhowell nestled in the Usk Valley and Hay-on-Wye with its renowned annual literary festival.  Go further afield for cities of Hereford and Cardiff

Step inside this neat little bothy.  Light the wood burner, kick back and stretch your legs in front of the fire, nestle down into the comfy Lloyd loom chairs and pick up your favourite book.  The handcrafted oak kitchen is a great space for a whipping up a hearty supper. There is an electric oven and hob, and fridge.  A handy fold away table for two sits just below the window and fold up dining chairs live behind the front door. The shower room with WC is on the ground floor. When you're ready for bed, climb the wooden ladder up to the bedroom in the eaves. Snuggle down under the duvet and flick the switch for your favourite TV show.  

Weather permitting, enjoy breakfast on the patio and allow yourself to slow down. There is a lawn area with a garden bench to sit and enjoy the countryside views, also a charcoal BBQ. Off-road parking for two cars.

SLEEPS 2: There is a double bed on the upper floor, reached via a wooden ladder. Electric heater in the bedroom. Bed linen is provided for your stay.

RELAXING:  The wood burner located on the ground-floor (first basket of logs included) and a small electric panel heater, provide ample heating for the whole bothy. There is a TV in the bedroom.

COOKING & DINING: There is an electric oven and hob, and fridge. Fold down table to seat 2.  The property is supplied with spring water, please remember the environment and use this considerately’. 

KEEPING CLEAN: The bothy has a wet room with shower, WC, hand-basin and electric towel rail.  Towels are provided. 

OUTSIDE: The outside space has a charcoal BBQ, table and chairs. Lawn area with garden bench to sit and enjoy the countryside views. There is also off-road parking for 2 cars.

PETS: We regret no pets at this property.

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


Idylic walkers retreat in rural Herefordshire
After a day exploring the hills, come back to a cosy welcome
Small but perfectly formed with your ladder to the bedroom
Warm your boots before heading out
The backpacker
Stone walls and a beautiful view
Original features mixing the old with the new
Everything you need to cook a hearty meal or tasty snack
Lovely hand crafted kitchen
Neat pull up table just for two
Great local produce from the shop in Longtown
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