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Pond Cottage (POND) – Home 6748365 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Pond Cottage (POND) – Home 6748365

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

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

Set in six acres of gardens and meadows, Pond Cottage offers the unique combination of a converted barn overlooking a LILY POND, A SHEPHERD'S HUT with a WOOD BURNING STOVE from which to enjoy spectacular views down The Wye Valley and a chance to view the stars from an ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY. This tranquil location offers peace and privacy within this beautiful landscape, unchanged for centuries, yet within three miles of Hay on Wye.

Pond Cottage was originally the threshing barn and granary for the farmstead at Bythel, which was mentioned in Kilvert's nineteenth century diary. It forms an attractive courtyard with the original farmhouse and is surrounded by six acres of gardens and meadows. It has recently been updated, keeping the beams, arrow slit windows and exposed stonework whilst offering every comfort.

Accommodation

Sleeps 2 - 1 King-Size Bed

The entrance hall opens onto an open plan living space with fully equipped oak kitchen with

Set in six acres of gardens and meadows, Pond Cottage offers the unique combination of a converted barn overlooking a LILY POND, A SHEPHERD'S HUT with a WOOD BURNING STOVE from which to enjoy spectacular views down The Wye Valley and a chance to view the stars from an ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY. This tranquil location offers peace and privacy within this beautiful landscape, unchanged for centuries, yet within three miles of Hay on Wye.

Pond Cottage was originally the threshing barn and granary for the farmstead at Bythel, which was mentioned in Kilvert's nineteenth century diary. It forms an attractive courtyard with the original farmhouse and is surrounded by six acres of gardens and meadows. It has recently been updated, keeping the beams, arrow slit windows and exposed stonework whilst offering every comfort.

Accommodation

Sleeps 2 - 1 King-Size Bed

The entrance hall opens onto an open plan living space with fully equipped oak kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and tumble dryer, Lloyd Loom dining table and chairs and a comfortable seating area. The french windows give access to the secluded paved area overlooking the large lily pond, ideal for outside dining or barbecuing.

There is the added benefit of a separate utility room with washing machine etc. and space for coats and boots.

The hall and staircase lead to the full height beamed bedroom with exposed stone walls, arrow slit windows and views over the pond and beyond.

Master Bedroom: There is a king sized bed with Egyptian cotton bedlinen, antique Iranian rug and masses of hanging and storage space.

Bathroom: The newly fitted, large bathroom has a roll top bath, hand basin and separate large walk in shower.

There is also a separate toilet with hand basin.

The Shepherd's Hut, set in an adjacent hay meadow, complements the cottage with its wood burning stove, comfortable chairs and writing desk. The location is breathtaking with uninterrupted views across the Wye Valley as far as the Malvern Hills, 45 miles away and in summer the field is a mass of buttercups and other wild flowers. This is a very special private space to enjoy at any time of day.

This dark sky area makes this an ideal location for the Astronomical Observatory. This has a computer controlled 30 cm Meade telescope that enables many astronomical objects to be observed in a short space of time. The owner is happy to give guests a tour of the sky subject to his availability but unfortunately, due to it's complexity, it is not possible for guests to use the telescope on their own.

Useful Information:

* Electricity and central heating included

* Bed linen and towels provided

* Ample parking

* Wi-fi

* Bose sound system with CD and ipod connection

* Freeview TV and DVD player

* Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, freezer

* Garden furniture and barbecue

* Lily pond

* Shepherd's hut with woodburner

* Astronomical observatory

* Bike storage

* Unfortunately no pets due to owners' free range friendly dogs and chickens

* Walks from the door, ten minutes from Offa's Dyke path

Nearest pub 1.7 miles away in Clyro which also has a Post Office, shop and garage.

Hay on Wye is ten minutes away with its excellent Thursday market and lots of places to eat and shop together with facilities for canoe and bike hire.

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ceri or Lucy

Location description from manager

The Wales region

Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.

Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.

Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.

Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.

Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.

The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',

Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path

On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.

Clyro

A small village just 1.5 miles from the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the manager

Brecon Beacon Holidays
Calendar updated::
21 Feb 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Aug 2015. Located in Hay-on-Wye, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £344 to £474.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Feb 2017.

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