SmallBrook Cottage - Hay on Wye

We renovated our much loved second home 25 years ago. It is a little three bedroomed cottage with central heating, woodburning stove, oriental rugs, and antique lamps. It is stylish and very cosy - delightful both in midwinter and throughout the year. Washing machine and dishwasher.

It is positioned at the end of a terrace of three cottages - in the centre of Hay-on-Wye but down a quiet pedestrian lane which is a secret even to many locals. Unlike many cottages ours gets bathed in light throughout the day. The main bedroom has extensive views over the Beguin Hills. The little front garden leads into the lovely grounds of the Globe - one of the most interesting community art centres in Wales. There`s always something interesting happening here.

Regular buses go from Hereford train station to our house. There are also direct trains to London.

About the location

The house is a two minute stroll from Offa`s Dyke and there are stunning views and walks in all directions. Hay-on-Wye is now also a thriving centre of Arts and vintage shops which cluster around the beautiful castle.

Four minutes walk from the house there is a hotel with swimming pool and sauna open to the public, a selection of excellent restaurants, yoga centre and an independent cinema. The stalls of Thursday, Friday and Saturday market sell local produce as well as an array of interesting antique and vintage items.

5 minutes walk to Co-op supermarket. Hay`s second hand book shops are famous, as is the Hay literary festival. We are two minutes from the river Wye. Canoing, mountain horseriding in the mountains are on the doorstep. So much to do, yet in a tiny Welsh town retaining all its original architecture and community feel.

Llanthony Abbey is 15 miles away. The Black Mountains are a beautiful ten minute drive.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Hay on Wye (HE28162)

Powys,   Wales

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Europe
  • interesting cities
  • beautiful countryside
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Croatia
  • Open to offers

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Swap duration: Open to offer

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