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Drover's Cottage - Hay on wye - Wales

from £57 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

38 reviews

from £57 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Gorgeous old Drover's Cottage recently converted. Spectacular views & setting

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Drover's cottage is stunningly located with your very own orchard, stream & woodland. Idyllically rural yet only 3 miles from the bustling book & festival town of Hay on wye. If you want complete isolation then this old Drover's Holiday Cottage with magical views across the valley is definately the one for you. It's located a mere 400m away from the farmhouse & has been beautifully restored enhancing its original rustic features such as warm limewashed walls, arrow slit windows, heated flagstone floors, open fireplace, huge floor to ceiling windows, an open fireplace & an aga to name a few. Sleeps 2-4 plus up to 2 well behaved dogs. If you feel lonely you could always walk over & join us in the communal Hayloft Barn for some fun!

We also have another cottage called The Shepherd's Shack. See separate listing for more details.

This gorgeous recently restored 2 story holiday cottage is within the farmyard & is where some of the Shepherd's stopping here at Drover's Rest used to stay. It is a far cry from the shack it used to be! But we have kept its name to remember its lovely origins. The Shepherd's Shack holiday cottage now has 2 en-suite bedrooms & a wonderful woodburner in the lounge. It overlooks the farm's courtyard & you will also have gorgeous views of the sheep grazed common & stream from the rear windows. If you are persistent you may even spot the badgers from the badger sett nearby or even crafty Mr Fox too. The ducks love waddling past the the Shepherd's shack holiday cottage on their way down to the Pond each morning & evening. Sleeps 2-4 plus 2 well behaved dogs.

We also have 5 gorgeous Super Posh Safari Tents. Glamping at its very best with your very own shower, proper electricity & fridges!! & lots of fun farm activities too. Perfect for Group bookings & celebrations too.

All part of Drover's Rest Co Uk. See separate listings for all properties.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barry island, swansea, pembroke
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
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

Luxuries Log fire, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Baby & Dog friendly.

1 Super King 4 poster bed & 2 single beds that can be made into a kingsize.

Feather Down Duvets & Pillows.

Egyptian cotton bedding with welsh blankets.

Electric Blanket.

Exta large main bedroom, slightly galleried giving it a wonderfully airy feel. Double aspect with ceiling to floor wndows.

Upstairs Large Bathroom with bath & separate shower

Fluffy Egyptian Cotton towels.

Spacious open plan Kitchen/Dining Room with original flagstone floors & underfloor heating. Floor to ceiling windows.

Stanley Cooker/oven (like an AGA but more efficient) plus electric stove & oven for the summer months. Microwave. Toaster. Cafetiere. Dishwasher. Fridge . Freezer

Cosy lounge with open fire. 1st basket of Wood Provided. Additional wood available from Farm Shop at a nominal fee.

Flat screen TV. Sky Plus. Docking station. Games. Books. ordinance survey maps. walking books. leaflets of activities & what to do in the area.

Utility/Boot room for muddy wellies. Boot remover. Long shoe horn.

Downstairs cloakroom.

Washing Machine. Tumble Dryer.

Ample Parking. Enclosed Garden. BBQ. Garden furniture. Stocked bird feeder.

Order online shopping from Sainsbury or Waitrose & have the groceries delivered for your arrival.

Welcome basket on arrival filled with farm goodies.

Help yourself to eggs from the hens anytime & apples from the orchard in Sept/Oct

Plenty of farm activities & organised walks.

Farm Holiday Breakfasts available daily & dinner 3 x a week made from farm produce. (Pizza Night, Curry Night, BBQ night)

Further details outdoors





Enclosed gardens

Duck Pond

Walking direct from your door

Dogs & Horses Welcome. Horses can be in paddocks right outside

Further details

Welcome basket with farm goodies on arrival

Week & short breaks available throughout the year

The Powys 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.

Spectacular scenery

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.

Horse power

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, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, canoeing, golfing, heated swimming pools and fabulous restaurants and pubs in Hay-on-wye.

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Review 1-10 of 38

5 Dec 2012


"Beautiful location for a very comfortable lovely cottage"

Lovely and warm - open fire and under floor heating, enormous beds, huge thick towels and a cosy bathroom. Lots of thoughtful care seem to have gone into making this cottage a very comfortable place to stay. Near to Hay and to incredibly beautiful walks in the Black Mountains.

Glad you loved the cottage and especially the fact that it was so warm and toasty with the underfloor heating and fireplace. Very important esp in Winter. The walks in the black mountains are pretty amazing. Hope to see you again soon.

24 Oct 2012


"Total Luxury Relaxation"

Rented the cottage for 2 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had the most amazing weekend. Woke up to sheep grazing outside the window every morning and not another house in sight. The cottage was well equipped and so homely. Don't like to go back to the same place twice, but this was a winner!

Hi Sara, great you and such an amazing wedding anniversary. We do try and make it extra special. And glad you thought our cottage was a real winner

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