SmallBrook Cottage home swap

We renovated our much loved second home ourselves, 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. 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. There are three bedrooms, plus a sofa-bed in the front room. 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.

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. Five minutes from the house there is a hotel with swimming pool and sauna open to the public. A selection of reasonably priced restaurants, St John’s Place gets five stars on trip adviser. (Need to book ahead.) Yoga centre and an independent cinema are a two minute walk away. The stalls of Thursday market sell local produce as well as an array of interesting antique and vintage items. Hay’s second hand book shops are famous, as is the Hay literary festival. We are two minutes from the river Wye. Canoing, 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.
5 minutes walk to Co-op supermarket. Washing machine, dishwasher. Two mountain bikes for use.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Weekend Exchange
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed

Hay-on-wye (HE28162)

Powys,   Wales

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Europe
  • interesting cities
  • beautiful countryside

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 18 Jan 2017

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Oxford, England
Home Id: HE28161