LlanYCoed Cottage - Hay-on-wye
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Llan-Y-Coed Cottage is a luxury old drovers cottage privately situated on an organic farm away from the main farm house and buildings. Perfect for romantic get aways or re-connecting with friends & family. Nature lovers will cherish the amazing birdlife available on the farm with specially planted wild life corridors to attract them, the walks are abundant in every direction and you will love returning to the warm and cosy cottage after a long day of walking in the beacons, the black mountains, the Begwyns or maybe just a little walk through our orchard or just pottering around on the farm or the numerous book shops in Hay-on-wye famous for its literary festival and quaint little shops & restaurants/pubs.
Children will love the freedom of living on the farm with all this space and interacting with all of our friendly farm animals. There are no near roads to worry about and kids can spend hours playing in the fields. Whatever you choose we promise you will find a warm welsh farm welcome and be abundantly supplied with farm goodies.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barry island, swansea, pembroke|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol or cardiff. heathrow is 3 hours away, Nearest railway: Hereford or abergavenney|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The main bedroom has a super-king 4 poster bed! And the 2 single beds convert into a super-king bed if 2 couples require it.
2 bedrooms. 1 large bathroom with bath & separate shower & WC. Downstairs cloak room.
Large kitchen diner with Aga, separate lounge with open fireplace. Sky Plus and large flat screen TV.
Wall to ceiling doors & windows to enjoy the breath taking views
|Further details outdoors|
Walking direct from your door
Dogs & Horses Welcome. Horses can be in paddocks right outside your cottage
Welcome basket with farm goodies on arrival
Weekly bookings during the peak season
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
The Brecon Beacons National Park is one of Wales's most spectacular wilderness landscapes covering an area of over 500 square miles.
The National Park takes in a wide variety of scenery from lakes and woodlands to moorland and mountains.
Brecon Beacons National Park
Boasting the biggest mountains in southern Britain, the Brecon Beacon's wild and unspoilt landscape is great for walking and nature spotting.
The Brecon Beacons are great for ramblers of all ages and abilities with walks for the casual stroller and the hardened hiker.
The Brecon Beacons has been strikingly sculpted by glacial action from the last Ice Age, resulting in impressive features like corries, which are huge hollows in the hillside.
On higher ground visitors walkers can find Arctic Alpine plants, usually associated with inhospitable mountain ranges like the Alps.
The area's rocky cliffs are fantastic places for plants with 500 species including Arctic Alphines and the delicate, purple Saxifrage.
Steep escarpments, rocky summits, limestone pavement, heather moorland and vast underground cave systems can all be found in the Park's upland areas.
The park's lowlands are characterised by grasslands, hay meadows, woodlands, and some important wetlands such as Llangorse Lake.
Bird watchers' paradise
Ramblers should look out for the wonderful upland birds that make their home here from Peregrines and Buzzards to the agile Merlin and scarce species such as the Wheatear and Whinchat.
Spring is a good time to visit when there are dozens of different types of birds to be seen.
The Red Grouse is only found on upland moorlands like the Brecon Beacons, hiding in the low and dense cover to avoid predators.
In the Spring crowing males defy each other with loud crowing challenges from prominent perches in a display of one-upmanship.
Another bird which has made its home here is the Ring Ouzel, an upland blackbird which loves steep, boulder-strewn slopes and bare mountain sides.
The Ring Ouzel with its black body and white chest is mostly easily spotted from its monotone 'too-too-too' singing. There are 20 pairs in the Brecon Beacons.
Also look out for Ravens, Kestrels, Sparrow Hawks, and Red Kites.
A good place to go bird watching is the Craig Cerrig Glesiad National Nature Reserve, located in an area called the Crags of the Blue Stones, noted for its harsh Winter climate.
Welsh Mountain Ponies are one of the local residents in Brecon Beacons. This semi-wild breed goes back 3,000 years to before Roman times.
Today there are about 500 ponies in total, which are used for riding, breeding, farming and pulling carts.
A good place to see these ponies is the Black Mountain or Mynydd du, a real 'wild west' area of the national park, a wilderness rich in myths and legends.
The ponies are one of the reasons that there are so many rare flowers, because they eat the other vegetation, allowing beautiful flowers such as the Meadow Saffron to survive.
Sadly the number of ponies is less than it once was due to the decline of traditional hill farming.
Hay-on-wye is home to the world's largest literary festival which draws in excess of 200,000 people each year. It certainly has put this little village on the map and new residents have been drawn from all walks of life to live in this creative hot spot. The stores sell very artisanal products and organic food and homemade products are very much the rave. There is walking, canoeing, golfing, heated swimming pools and fabulous restaurants and pubs in Hay-on-wye.
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1 Nov 2013
The property is a converted drovers cottage and attached barn, which now form a lovely peaceful hideaway which somehow forces you to take things at a slower pace - a genuine break from the stresses of… More
Hi Gary, thanks for the lovely comments. We enjoyed having you over. We are glad you thought our cottage blissful. Just to let you know we have new chef knives and many more pots and pans especially for our "foodies" who come. Thanks for making that recommendation. Will be lovely to see you all again soon.
17 Oct 2013
The cottage is beautiful, with everything you could need, and in the most wonderful place. It is totally remote yet only 5 minutes drive from Hay-on-Wye, with it's lovely shops and pubs. Really h… More
Hi Holly, great comments thank you. Glad you found us baby and dog friendly, we really do try hard to be. And you enjoyed your off grid time with us. Your husband will be glad to know we will be getting wifi. Hope to see you all again soon.
22 Sep 2013
"Spacious cottage in a fine location"
The cottage is on the edge of a common, grazed by sheep. It's a fairly short drive to Hay. The cottage itself is very spacious, with a small but entirely adequate garden, backing onto the owner… More
Hi Nigel, thanks for your lovely review of our cottage. You will be glad to know we did visit the Walnut on your recommendation and maybe next time you can visit another great value Michelin restaurant not too far The Stagg in Titley which is also very good. Hope to see you again soon.
12 Aug 2013
"Lovely cottage in wonderful surroundings"
This is a truly wonderful cottage. The kitchen/dining room is huge, with magnificent views across the fields. The sitting room is nice and cosy. It has satellite tv and a nice collection of books. The… More
Hi Marcel, looking forward to seeing you all again soon. I loved reading your review and so glad you loved our home reared lamb and the special touches we have tried hard to incorporate into the cottage, like seeing the birds feed from your bed, the collection of books, the bedding and towels, sky TV and the huge 4 poster bed!! which everyone seems to rave about. I must have a sleep in it soon.
7 Jul 2013
"Beautiful old cottage set in wonderful countryside with friendly and welcoming hosts"
A review that is long overdue of a great cottage set in beautiful countryside, near a book lovers heaven, with friendly and welcoming hosts. We had some luck that we were there just before the big sn… More
Hi Mike, thanks for your wonderful review. Glad to read how much you loved the superb location of the cottage the walks in the area and the little touches we have incorporated to make it extra special. We hope to see you again soon.
18 Apr 2013
"Beautiful cottage that retains a deep sense of rural history"
It was a real privilege to stay in this marvellous cottage. The weather was cold with snow still around and yet we were warm and comfortable with the underfloor heating and the log fire. The amazing… More
Hi David. Great to see how much you enjoyed my home grown lamb curry! And the effort we have made to ensure the cottage retains its sense of history as an old Drovers cottage yet with the luxuries you want in the 21st century, seems to have paid off. Hope to see you all again soon.
17 Apr 2013
"Idyllic Country Retreat nr Hay-on Wye"
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage. The cottage was well furnished and comfortable. On our arrival there were fresh eggs from the farm, fresh bread and a bottle of wine. Other nice touc… More
Hi Helen, lovely comments thank you. Fantastic that our welcome basket with homegrown produce and the flowers is so appreciated. And of course the 360 views are stunning. We always want our guests to be well looked after and cosy so good to hear you were toasty. Hope we see you all again soon.
29 Mar 2013
"Snowed in at Llanycoed"
We had to abandon car in a snowy field to get to the cottage. Our bags and belongings were taken by Paul the owner to the cottage on a quad bike on Friday eve. The cottage is situated accross a common… More
We were really heart broken to read your review, given that the snowfall in Mar/April was totally unprecedented, many homes in the UK were without food and electricity, snow ploughs could not get to us, you gave us absolutely no indication when you were here that you were so unhappy and wanted a full refund (which we would have gladly done) and how out of our way we went to ensure you had food (by taking you to the store on the quad bike as many times as you needed), appropriate clothing (by giving your 2 year old daughter my little girls clothes), were warm (providing free firewood and filling the oil tanks from the farm house) and entertained (taking your family sledding, inviting you to the farmhouse and providing a box of toys). :-( We will always gladly give a full refund to any guest who is unhappy with our cottage or service
26 Feb 2013
"'Luxury cottage far from the madding crowd!'"
We took our two young boys to stay in Paul & Kesri's luxuriously restored drover's cottage and we loved it. The cottage is stunning, very well equipped, with well-chosen furniture including … More
Hi Gareth, thanks for your lovely review on our cottage. I love the way your boys took full advantage of the farm, Den Building, Damming Streams, feeding the lambs, mountain biking, hiking etc You gave us the idea to offer farm activity holidays for young families where kids can get involved in everyday farm activities so hope you will join us when that kicks of next year.
24 Feb 2013
"Spacious and comfy cottage with lovely views and in easy reach of great walks with spectacular scenery"
The cottage is beautifully restored comfy and well-equipped with lovely views from the huge kitchen/diner. The owners, Paul and Kesri, get the balance exactly right between being really helpful and f… More
Hi Jeanie, Glad to hear we were the best cottage you have stayed in!! And we hope to see you again soon albeit in a different season. Walking in the Autumn is brilliant with the beautiful myriad of colours the landscape changes into.
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