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Refurbed Drovers Cottage - Hay on wye -Wales – Home 204706 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Refurbed Drovers Cottage - Hay on wye -Wales – Home 204706

Excellent Excellent – based on 42 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

The Wales 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.

Mid Wales

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Smolas K
Response rate:
45%
Calendar updated::
09 Dec 2016
Years listed:
2
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Feb 2012. Located in Hay-on-Wye, it has 42 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £895.

The Owner has a response rate of 45% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Dec 2016.

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“Beautiful location for a very comfortable lovely cottage”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2012

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.

“Total Luxury Relaxation”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2012

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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