Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
18th century cottage, recently renovated. The cottage itself is secluded and ideal for quiet retreats, also cycling or walking away from the crowd – woodland, common and moors on doorstep.
Easy 1 mile walk to local village - pub, garage, shop/post office, river cafe.
5 mile drive to Hay on wye, town of books.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||The Gower,Swansea|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff/ Birmingham, Nearest railway: Cardiff / Hereford|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Further details indoors|
• Large lounge/dining area, with log stove and TV, Video, DVD player.
• Conservatory, kitchen and bathroom. Central Heating
• Family and twin bedroom. Put-u-up bed and double sofa bed.
• Cooker, microwave and fridge-freezer.
• Landline. Mobile reception varied but effective
• Blankets, duvets and pillows are provided, but please bring bed linen and towels.
|Further details outdoors|
Vehicle access to the cottage (and neighbouring house) is by a gravel track (1/4 mile) with a parking area above cottage
Access from the parking area is down a slope, with a step into the cottage itself,
Vehicle Gate needs to be kept shut to prevent sheep entering garden from common and field
Enquiries & Bookings
During Summer school holidays bookings are for full weeks only (Saturday to Saturday).
At other times bookings can be flexible
To check availability /book please contact: Emma Dewinton
Rates: 285-350 (Hay festival and Christmas may be more)
• A deposit is necessary to confirm a booking
• The full fee should be sent a month before your stay
• After the full fee has been received, we will send relevant information regarding house arrangements, local contacts, keys, etc
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Powys, Wales is a large county bordering England. Quarry Cottage is sited in the old historic county of Radnorshire, with many places of interest.
Visit Brecon Cathedral, Tretower Court and Castle, Claerwen Reservoir & the Judges Lodging at Presteigne.
The climate is mild, if notorious for rainfall! However, given recent variations in climate countrywide, be assured that the sun shines here as much as elsewhere.
• Local Services - one mile walk to Glasbury village with pubs, garage/shop/post office and public access to common land by the River Wye, with nearby café/restaurant and canoeing centre. www.wiz.to/glasbury www.wyevalleycanoes.co.uk.
• ¼ mile to church www.glasburychurches.co.uk.
• ‘Town of Books’ Hay 5 miles. Thursday Market (www.hay-on-wye.co.uk, tourist info 01497 820 144)
• Activities in the area include : canoeing, cycling, pony trekking, hang gliding, climbing, caving…see also www.exploremidwales.com
• If your interest is quiet country pursuits, the area is ideal for coarse or fly fishing. www.wyeuskfoundation.org.
• On the opposite side of the valley, walks in the Black Mountains and Golden Valley – see also National Park info. Walks also along Offas Dyke Path www.visitbreconbeacons.com
• Events nearby include: Hay Festival of Literature, Brecon Jazz Festival, Royal Show Builth Wells. www.hayfestival.com. www.breconjazz.co.uk. www.rwas.co.uk/en/welsh-show/.
• Or visit www.visitwales.co.uk for full guide to whats on where
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11 Aug 2014
"Comfortable cottage in picturesque surroundings"
A lovely, comfortable cottage in a quiet wooded area. Secluded, but not isolated, and close to plenty of places to visit - Hay on Wye being the closest town, around 5 miles away.We particularly enjoye… More
16 Jun 2014
"A real get away from it all location"
Booking the cottage through the owner was simple and straightforward.Quarry Cottage is a comfortable cosy cottage located in a quiet secluded location.The bird song and sound of sheep bleating is a real reminder that you're in Wales and music to the ears!The surrounding scenery is spectacular and great for walkers,canoeists and cyclists.For those who are a little less energetic there are lots of lovely towns and villages to visit.A real gem of a place if you like getting away from it all.
28 Jan 2014
"A gateway to a great getaway break"
Nestled into the wooded hillside above Glasbury and the river Wye within four miles of the famous book festival town of Hay, Quarry cottage combines privacy with unpretentious simple comfort and relaxed homeliness. Inside there are a wide range of OS maps and books for exploring everything outside - the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Wye valley, all so conveniently on your doorstep. If the weather becomes just too extreme there's a warm welcoming Rayburn to dry your clothes against in the kitchen and a variety of board games and entertainments including TV, DVD, wifi and so forth in the spacious high beamed living room –a perfect setting to while away a bleak Winter night beside a cosy log burning fire.
Quarry cottage is a little gem of a hideaway standing in its own grounds and pretty garden (we were there during the all rain and gales of Christmas 2013) and it was just ideal - a clean, comfortable easy living refuge for any month of the year
27 Jan 2014
"Amazing! Wonderful Peaceful Location. First Class."
Stayed with a friend in this beautiful peaceful location. Great communication from cottage owners, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was extremely well furnished and equipped and although our stay was in November, the cottage was beautifully warm.
I look forward to returning soon, First class.
9 Jul 2013
"A place to get away from it all..."
We came for a long week-end, 28th June to 1st JulyWhat a beautiful, peaceful, tranquil place! The cottage is set in its own garden, above woods, so it's a bit like being in a forest glade. Its p… More
7 Jul 2013
"Great house, great area"
I have stayed at Quarry Cottage several times and with each visit the facilities get even better and the house is a great find. The secluded site and the area round about make this an ideal 'retreat'.
Cosy is the right word, and if the weather threatens (as it does sometimes in Wales) then the log burner just adds to the cosiness.
Don't expect Wi-Fi or a strong mobile signal, the whole point about a place like Quarry Cottage is that the world can't get at you.
So glad you continue to enjoy quarry cottage.
We look forward to welcoming you back again!
Sorry that the printed instructions for broadband contained a typo.
The correct password is now on the written instructions as well as the router!
Mobile coverage is set up to please the more sensitive, who prefer people to walk away to use their mobile!
However, the landline's there as an alternative, so hope you enjoy another stay!
23 Jun 2013
"A place to return to..."
We stayed at Quarry cottage for a birthday weekend, my thirteen year old daughter brought some friends and it was utterly perfect. Hidden away down a leafy track off the common, the cottage proved cle… More
12 Jun 2013
"A quirky cottage"
My daughter and I wanted to get away after a particularly stressful six months, and this answered our request. Quarry Cottage was recommended by a friend who had stayed there earlier this year, who f… More
Following our phone & e-mail conversations, your review on the Holiday site did surprise me. I'm so sorry that, in contrast to your emails you seem not to have enjoyed your stay.
The lovely couple A & M who take care of the house were mortified that they had made a mistake about the dates of bookings, so had not done the cleaning or been there to welcome you. I'm sorry you did not give me a ring, as I would have been able to advise – and get hold of them. A & M did contact me as soon as they realised, and I rang you straight away. I wish you had said, when asked if everything was all right and whether any cleaning needed doing at the beginning of your stay.
I'm so glad that you were able to be upfront with your concerns about the shower curtain, which was replaced on the 10th when you raised the issue. The cottage is obviously normally cleaned after every visit, it's very unfortunate and I do apologise again, that a mistake was made prior to your stay.
Thank you for your positive response to my e-mails: "mistakes do happen, and it wasn't serious…I felt rather awful telling you about the shower curtain, but just thought that it might stop people looking around for other things to complain about, which happened in my experience of letting the cottage we had for over 20 years!”
I really regret you felt the cottage wasn't up to standard. We have been so busy, refurbishing all bedrooms & living/dining room, plus a new kitchen in the last two years. It's unfortunate you also found the re-upholstered conservatory furniture uncomfortable. We have been pleased over the last year by a warm response from other guests– but there is always work to do.
It is difficult, holding down our prices over the years, in the recognition that many families are struggling with the economic situation, to do everything at once. The bathroom has not yet been modernised. However, the shower does work – it does require using an electric switch – which is explained in the notes sent out to guests, which are also available in a file at the cottage. A & M also make an effort to let people know how things work. We do rely on people getting in touch if they are struggling – so sorry you did not feel able to mention your difficulty to myself or A & M.
With best wishes for your future holidays.
1 Apr 2013
"Fantastic secluded spot with amazing views"
We went away as a family of three with another family of 4. We had three children aged 9,6 and 6 years old. Quarry cottage is down a private track away from anything else. It is very peaceful and tranquil. The front room is cosy with it's log burner. The kitchen is well equipped. The bathroom was tired and dated but adequate for our needs. We stayed friday to monday over the Easter weekend, and had a relaxing, comfortable stay. The garden provided a fantastic area for the children's Easter Egg Hunt!
4 Jan 2013
"Fantastic place to stay"
Stayed over the Christmas break, was greeted by very friendly and helpful person and shown around giving all instructions needed for our stay and local amenities.We could not fault the facilities at t… More
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