Hay-on-Wye is a small market town tucked between the borders of England and Wales fondly known to the locals as 'Hay'. Once you've visited you will be coming back time and time again, it's bursting with quirkiness, culture and adventure, a perfect place to take time out, relax and explore. Hay and the surrounding area has something for everyone; from a beautiful castle to the stunning landscapes of the Black Mountains, from wonderful shops, restaurants and pubs to the meandering River Wye, fabulous for exploring by canoe. Of course if you're into books, this is the place to be. Famous for its bookshops (last time we counted there were 30!) and the world renowned 'Hay Festival' which attracts over 250,000 visitors for 10 days every year in May. Hay is a reader’s idea of heaven.
Whether you want to camp out in a secluded shepherd hut with a log burner to keep you warm or stay in a well stocked hotel or beautiful B & B, Hay is the perfect place to escape to. Let us help you get the most out of your #greatstayinhay
little llanavon B&B
In a wide valley with low hills this small house of local stone sits just outside the village among the general greenery and the ambling river Dore. Jenny is a relaxed host and a passionate felt maker and gardener; her pristine half-acre patch is yours to explore and is open with the National Gardens Scheme, by appointment, from May until September. You’ll sleep peacefully in a cosy double with a patchwork quilt, dormer window and floral wallpaper, and the bathroom is sparkling; the single has a better view and shares a shower room. Jenny’s flair with colours and textures is reflected in her garden, lots of seeds are collected to create harmonious flows (and liven up village plant sales), bulbs herald spring and grasses the summer – this is a plantsman’s garden with a cottagey twist. Further afield find bookish Hay.
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plas bach self catering
Plas Bach [Little Palace] is a very special, private and romantic place for two people to stay. Constructed of traditional tin and insulated with sheep's wool, Plas Bach has been built with environmental considerations in mind. Eco paints have been used throughout. An attractive wood stove keeps guests warm and cosy.
The interior is open plan, with much attention to detail, stylish lighting and exceptionally comfortable bed with goose down duvet & pillows and seersucker linen; there is a separate wet room with spacious shower. The kitchen area has a sink with granite worktop, cooker & fridge.