Idylic bothy situated in rural Herefordshire
Your spectacular view from the garden
Alfresco dining on the patio
Everything you need to cook a hearty meal
After a day exploring the hills, come back to a cosy welcome
Quaint interiors with clever storage space
Wood burner - just perfect for chilly evenings
Original features mixing the old with the new
Stone walls and picture perfect window
Great local produce from the shop in Longtown
Double bedroom to relax after a day exploring
Beautiful handmade oak balustrade with ladder
Wash hand basin, loo and shower
Cottage garden
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden
The Cats Back within walking distance and the Black Mountains at your feet
Some of the local residents
Sunrise sweeps across the Black Hill
View of the Catsback
1 / 19  Idylic bothy situated in rural Herefordshire
2 / 19  Your spectacular view from the garden
3 / 19  Alfresco dining on the patio
4 / 19  Everything you need to cook a hearty meal
5 / 19  After a day exploring the hills, come back to a cosy welcome
6 / 19  Quaint interiors with clever storage space
7 / 19  Wood burner - just perfect for chilly evenings
8 / 19  Original features mixing the old with the new
9 / 19  Stone walls and picture perfect window
10 / 19  Great local produce from the shop in Longtown
11 / 19  Double bedroom to relax after a day exploring
12 / 19  Beautiful handmade oak balustrade with ladder
13 / 19  Wash hand basin, loo and shower
14 / 19  Cottage garden
15 / 19  Enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden
16 / 19  The Cats Back within walking distance and the Black Mountains at your feet
17 / 19  Some of the local residents
18 / 19  Sunrise sweeps across the Black Hill
19 / 19  View of the Catsback

The Olchon Bothy,

Hay-on-Wye (9mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Rustic
Honeymoon Hideaways
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
  • A great little wood burner - just perfect for chilly autumn evenings
  • A lovely location, both for exploring Herefordshire, the Welsh Borders and walking and cycling in the beautiful Black Mountains
  • Beautiful in the summer but also fantastic in the winter
Property code: 51916

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. There is fishing in Longtown and nearby areas, and there are many castles in the border lands including Longtown

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. Neat little table for two with fold up chairs and an electric oven and hob, and fridge.  Well-equipped kitchen area, with pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, washing up liquid  etc, Essentials provided such as tea, coffee, sugar, milk, salt/pepper mills, home grown dried herbs and olive oil.  Welcome basket with crisps and small cakes.  

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.

CHILDREN: Regret no babies or children

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. Neat little table for two with fold up chairs. The property is supplied with spring water, please remember the environment and use this considerately’.  Well-equipped kitchen area, with pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, washing up liquid  etc, essentials provided such as tea,coffee, sugar, milk, salt/pepper mills, home grown dried herbs and olive oil.  Welcome basket with crisps and small cakes.  

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

KEEPING WARM: First basket of logs and coal provided, more available via honesty box system. 

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:

TECHI STUFF:  There is no Wi-Fi at the property but there is mobile phone reception, although can be patchy at times.

 

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Mikaela.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Roanna, 24th May 2019

The cottage was beautiful inside and out. The views were a slice of heaven. So peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Andrew, 30th December 2018

A very peaceful retreat in a quiet location. Perfect for walking holidays.

Reviewed by Laura, 6th December 2018

The Olchon Bothy is the ideal place for a relaxing get-away. Nestled at the foot of Black Hill, it is a perfect location for any hikers out there. And there is nothing better to return to than the cosy environment of the bothy; with its log fire and bedroom which is accessed by a ladder The owners of the property are absolutely lovely and have creaRead moreted a welcoming home away from home. Hide

Reviewed by Kerrie, 21st August 2018

Cosy, peaceful and perfect.

Reviewed by David, 20th July 2018

If you like peace and quiet this is the place to go, lovely views from the garden. The owner Lynette is very friendly and helpful

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Idylic bothy situated in rural Herefordshire
Your spectacular view from the garden
Alfresco dining on the patio
Everything you need to cook a hearty meal
After a day exploring the hills, come back to a cosy welcome
Quaint interiors with clever storage space
Wood burner - just perfect for chilly evenings
Original features mixing the old with the new
Stone walls and picture perfect window
Great local produce from the shop in Longtown
Double bedroom to relax after a day exploring
Show 7 moreBeautiful handmade oak balustrade with ladder

Location

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