Beautiful surroundings
Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
View towards the cottage
The view from the terrace across the Welsh Marches
Pet friendly!
Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
The brand new Spa & Sauna, is an optional extra...well worth it!
Drink in the views!
Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso!
Relax and enjoy!
Kitchen area
A sofa bed on the landing area, suitable for children 12+
Sublime views and comfort in the super king-size bedroom
Bathroom
Gated and stock fenced with pets in mind
A beautiful sauna and Spa room is available within the grounds as an optional extra
The sauna...bliss!
One of two outside terraces
Inside Adriaan's Datcha
Adriaan's Datcha - set back under the trees
Adriaan's Datcha - scrummy afternoon tea
1 / 24  Beautiful surroundings
2 / 24  Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
3 / 24  View towards the cottage
4 / 24  The view from the terrace across the Welsh Marches
5 / 24  Pet friendly!
6 / 24  Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
7 / 24  The brand new Spa & Sauna, is an optional extra...well worth it!
8 / 24  Drink in the views!
9 / 24  Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
10 / 24  A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
11 / 24  Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
12 / 24  Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso!
13 / 24  Relax and enjoy!
14 / 24  Kitchen area
15 / 24  A sofa bed on the landing area, suitable for children 12+
16 / 24  Sublime views and comfort in the super king-size bedroom
17 / 24  Bathroom
18 / 24  Gated and stock fenced with pets in mind
19 / 24  A beautiful sauna and Spa room is available within the grounds as an optional extra
20 / 24  The sauna...bliss!
21 / 24  One of two outside terraces
22 / 24  Inside Adriaan's Datcha
23 / 24  Adriaan's Datcha - set back under the trees
24 / 24  Adriaan's Datcha - scrummy afternoon tea

Starlight Cottage,

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Spa Facilities
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: 42897

HIGHLY LUXURIOUS ROMANTIC BOLT HOLE, SET HIGH IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS

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. 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, with a wholesome farm restaurant in walking distance from the cottage, and a host of excellent eateries and Michelin starred chefs in the area along with an optional Spa service available for complete indulgence.

With a mix of classic and contemporary 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, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and coffee machine. The stairs lead 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 are two enclosed terraces to enjoy with flowers, a BBQ and recliner chairs where you can relish the amazing views.

SLEEPS 2 :  Large super king-size bedroom.  Babes in arms welcome.  Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and loo.  Fluffy bath robes and towels provided.

RELAXING INSIDE:  Light, bright and airy, flag stone tiled living space with wood burning stove, a basket of logs, full central heating, soft seating and dining table. WiFi, Apple TV, a Netflix pod,  DVD, sound system, great views across the hills from the sofa!

RELAXING IN THE PRIVATE SPA:  A beautiful Spa room and sauna is situated close to the cottage. Also available to book directly with the owners after securing your accommodation dates are a range of massage therapies and beauty treatments. 2 hour sauna sessions are available for £60. All bookings and payments for the spa are easily made with the owner after you've secured your stay.  

KITCHEN:  Contemporary units with cool glass splash backs and stainless steel worktops, good quality gadgets, the all-essential dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob and oven, Nespresso machine, all fully kitted out...for as much or as little cooking as you choose to do.

ADRIAAN'S DATCHA: Reflecting the idea of a Russian datcha, this newly-opened outdoor room with a library, soft seating and a wood burning stove, oozes charm and atmosphere. With wonderful views and set away from the property, feel the magic as you enter this small building. Enjoy the view, read a book or write a letter, while sipping tea by the warmth of the fire. You can now book an afternoon tea to be served in the datcha.

LOVELY TOUCHES:   You can treat yourself to a scrumptious afternoon tea for small additional cost, in either Adriaan's datcha or delivered to the cottage. Optional complimentary maid service available during a week long stay.  Helpful owners available if needed, with advice on local walks and things to do.  They will completely respect your privacy should you prefer to simply be left in peace.  Locally produced, home-made food can be delivered to the door from the nearby farm restaurant.

OUTSIDE:  Beautiful landscaped gardens and stunning views, two terraces with subtle outside lighting.  Outside dining table and chairs on each terrace, with Weber barbeque and parasol.

PETS: No extra charge for pets - You must mention you are bringing a dog at reservation / booking stage so the owner can prepare

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.9
Overall location
4.6

Reviewed by Ramona, 15th June 2018

We can't speak more highly of the experience we had. There was so much attention to detail to make our stay as memorable as possible, from the BBQ on our own terrace with wonderful views of sheep and hillside to the comfortable bed and thoughtful layout of our one bedroom converted barn. We were looking for a luxury pet friendly cottage that didn'tRead more compromise on quality and we found the perfect place Hide

Reviewed by Brian, 8th June 2018

Great location, lovely views and superb facilities, what more could you ask for on a holiday. The owner and the manager are both very friendly and helpful. the best place for a great relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Graham, 11th May 2018

The cottage is a very well thought out conversion of a hay barn and is bright and airy in a fantastic position. I spent many hours sitting on the patio and taking in the amazing view.

Reviewed by Rosemarie, 25th December 2017

This cottage is beautifully decorated, with everything you need for a home away from home. The log burner added to the cosy atmosphere during our winter stay and the outdoor patio a perfect spot to enjoy the scenic view. It was an ideal cottage for our dog - with fully fenced patio and fenced fields so he could run and enjoy the snowy hills withoutRead more disturbing neighbouring sheep. The sauna facilities added a touch of luxury and a perfect spot to unwind after a day on the snowy hills. Hide

Reviewed by Moira, 16th October 2017

This was a very cosy and comfortable holiday cottage. It had all the amenities we needed (and more). The information booklet was packed with recommendations to help us plan our week and easy instructions on how to operate the appliances and log burner. We arrived on a stormy Autumn evening but once we lit the log burner we quickly began to relax. TRead morehe property manager was friendly and helpful. The property was clean and decorated to a high standard. We really enjoyed our stay! Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 22nd September 2017

The cottage is extremely well equipped , tastefully decorated and very cosy. It was the best tonic for anyone to refuel their emotional wellbeing and totally relax. Could not have wanted for anything else in a holiday home. The location is tranquil and so very beautiful . By best the cottage that we have stayed in and felt at home immediately .

Reviewed by Sophie, 18th September 2017

Starlight cottage is the perfect country getaway! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and we couldn't believe how lovely it was! It's in the perfect location to enjoy the beautiful scenery and yet still not far from local pubs and shops. The spa treatments and the sauna are also a must especially in such a peaceful and relaxing setting!

Reviewed by Denise, 14th August 2017

Delightful cottage in beautifully landscaped gardens with fantastic scenery. Very rural so be prepared to drive everywhere.

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Beautiful surroundings
Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
View towards the cottage
The view from the terrace across the Welsh Marches
Pet friendly!
Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
The brand new Spa & Sauna, is an optional extra...well worth it!
Drink in the views!
Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
Show 12 moreContemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso!

Location

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1/3 Deposit

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