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Hidden gem near Hay-on-Wye- The Byre at Fforest Cwm. – Home 252380 Barn

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Hidden gem near Hay-on-Wye- The Byre at Fforest Cwm. – Home 252380

  • Barn
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 127 reviews

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Barn / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The nearest train stations are in Hereford, Leominster or Abergavenny but buses are not that regular so we do think that a car is the best option for the area! Once you are here however you can walk into our village easily and Hay is just over two miles away. There are lovely walks close to us and indeed to Hay. We can loan you maps and lots of advice is on hand for things to do and see.

Interaction with guest

We live in the farmhouse next door to The Byre so we are nearby if you need any advice, help or indeed if you just want to chat about what our beautiful area has to offer. But we promise not to spoil your privacy and we appreciate that you have chosen us so that you "can get away from all." You might want to meet our horses, sheep, hens or dogs. Just let us know!


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Babies and toddlers are welcome and we can provide a travel cot and bed linen.
We do not allow parties and please do let us know if you intend to have friends visiting at any time. It's just nice to know!
No smoking in or near the Byre or in any of our barns or outbuildings.


About the owner

Michele C.
Average reply time:
29 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
07 May 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Barn has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Jul 2012. Located in Hay-on-Wye, it has 127 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £420 to £575.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 07 May 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 127 reviews Excellent
127 reviews

Very Good

“Cosy, peaceful place”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2018

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary for a few nights. We very much enjoyed our stay here at The Byre. We loved the character features, the wood burner and the warm, cosy atmosphere. Also the location was great, we felt like we were away from everything! It was particularly pleasant to observe the wild birds and other wildlife. We like that Michele and Steve have their own chickens to provide fresh eggs. The homemade bread and lemon drizzle cake was DELICIOUS! We enjoyed the local walks, towns and villages, and the Welsh countryside. All in all we would recommend.

Owner's reply: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Byre. Steve and I work exceptionally hard to make it special for our guests. When guests appreciate how hard we work and furthermore look after our special place, we feel that it's all been worth it.

“Perfect relaxed and cosy break”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2017

We've stayed here three or four times now - and will be returning again. It's quiet, relaxing and cosy with the log fire. Good walks nearby, close to Hay-on-Wye to spend hours hunting for books. Friendly, wonderful.

Owner's reply: Thank you both so very much for choosing us again and for this lovely review. We sincerely hope that we will indeed see you again!

“Perfect spot for a relaxing break”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2017

A lovely cottage in a truly beautiful setting. Very friendly and welcoming owners who provide a fantastic welcome pack. Enjoyed visiting Herefordshire's Art venues. .

Owner's reply: Thank you for visiting us again. It was lovely to see you. We wish you all the best.

“A peaceful get away in comfort.”

Reviewed 21 Nov 2016

Thank you so much for a wonderful time in a marvellous setting. A warm welcome on arrival and with your local knowledge it was all simply perfect. The only down side was we couldn't have stayed longer!

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review! We look forward to seeing you again.

“Home from home”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2016

We had a lovely relaxing week in this stylish and comfortable cottage set in a beautiful location. Michele and Steve were very welcoming and attentive without being intrusive- a difficult skill they have mastered. We also loved the homemade lemon drizzle cake! Lots to see and do locally with walks up on the Black mountains and Bedwyns.

Owner's reply: Thank you both very much indeed for choosing to stay at The Byre. It was lovely for us to see you really enjoying our beautiful part of the world. Thank you for taking the time to write a review too. We do hope to see you again!

“Book Now!”

Reviewed 6 Apr 2016

The perfect place to stay - excellent accommodation and Michele and Steve are the perfect hosts, providing 5* touches that make The Byre the perfect holiday retreat - we can't rate it highly enough.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this lovely review. We just want to make The Byre better and better for our guests. We look forward very much to seeing you again. Best wishes to you both.

“A wonderful escape”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Bryre it was like a home from home. Cosy and warm on arrival with the log fire burning away. We stayed for New Years and we were spoilt with a welcome hamper, a glass of champagne and canapés to start the New Year off. The hospitality was lovely and the scenery is beautiful we will definitely be planning another trip soon.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We were glad you found it to be a home from home. We do our very best to ensure that you have a warm, cosy retreat in which to recharge those batteries. Best of luck for 2016 and we hope to see you again before too long.

“Another Outstanding Stay”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2015

This was our return visit to the Byre and it did not let us down. If you need a break away from a hectic lifestyle or peace and quiet from the city, then this is the place for you! As always, we were very warmly welcomed and we were not disappointed with the goodies left for us on arrival - compliments to both bakers! Many thanks to both Michele and Steve! I am certain that we will be returning in the near future!

Owner's reply: Thank you both for a return visit. We are always delighted to see guests but especially when they want to keep coming back...I've just finished making the cake for the next guests. Hope they like it! Many thanks.

“Exceeded all our expectations , supremely relaxing , cracking location, lovely hosts .”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2015

I would resist the urge to plan to much in advance, the weather in these a parts is very unpredictable . Go with an open mind and some ideas but be ready to chill. Ithe cottage is just willing you to get settled in with a book and a bottle of wine. It's super cosy and we were almost willing the temperature to drop enough to justify using the log burner. There are some fantastic and fairly easy walks resulting in spectacular views . Get yourself an OS map of the Brecon Beacons / Black mountains and find a route dependant on the weather. Do be careful, the mountains are grassy and rounded but you could come very unstuck if you chose a long high route on a day without settled weather. Hay on Wye is a great little village if a bit pricey . The owners contacted us early on with directions and a welcome message. They are very good at what they do and obviously love the place . Whilst being totally unobtrusive , they are always available for information , or just a chat. The welcome pack of fresh made bread , home made jam, lemon drizzle cake and everything for a fry up was just brilliant.

Owner's reply: What a lovely review! We wanted you to chill out and relax and you seemed to have done just that. We would dearly love to see you again. With every best wish for your future.

“So good, that we want to come back”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2015

Michele and Steve made us very welcome at The Byre, which is very well equipped and situated in a wonderful landscape. Michele also provided us with goodies like a welcome cake, home-produced eggs, bacon, home-made bread .... Much more than one would normally expect. Nearby (5 minutes' drive) are The Begwns, a fantastic hill and heather landscape for beautiful walks, Hay on Wye (10 minutes' drive) has the highest concentration of bookshops per square meter, and plenty to explore along Offa's Dyke and the Brecon Beacons. We had a wonderful time and can only recommend it.

Owner's reply: Thank you both for your lovely review! We would really love to see you both again before too long. Cake awaits!!

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