Brick Cottage

Cottage near Hay on Wye
IN BRIEF
  • Peaceful village situation
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • A short walk to Hay-on-Wye
  • A 5-minute walk to an excellent pub
  • Really well-equipped
  • Little sheltered enclosed private garden
  • Off-street parking
  • Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and a good dog)

This is a delightful place to stay and, just a few minutes walk from Hay, is so well-located. You can walk up to Cusop dingle from the cottage, and even as far as Hay Bluff along Offa’s Dyke. And of course, all the wonderful shops, cafes, galleries, and second-hand bookshops of Hay are on the doorstep for those who enjoy independent establishments with plenty of character. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and a good dog) in a king-size double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Gorgeous living room with wood burner

The kitchen is very spacious and well-equipped. Everything you need for happy self-catering is here: food processor, gas hob, a separate freezer, plenty of work surface and all the necessary utensils.

Living room Games table
Living room

The sitting-room is cosy and peaceful. A wood burner, a TV (with the latest in entertainment technology), and lots of games, make for relaxing evenings after a day spent exploring. In the summer, the little garden, complete with garden furniture and pots of plants, is a sheltered and private place to enjoy the sunshine and meals outside. It is an enclosed paved area, so there is no lawn for children and dogs can't run around, but there are so many walks on the doorstep that dog-owners can easily take their pooches for a bit of a stretch.

Dining room
Patio doors to large estate garden Dining table
Modern self-catering kitchen

Upstairs, the bedrooms are lovely – luxuriously comfortable and very quiet, with antique French beds and 500-thread-count bedlinen. A super bathroom is between the two bedrooms, with bath, shower over, loo and hand basin.

Lovely bedroom
Main bedroom Towels

Things to do around Brick Cottage

Enjoy all the fun of the outdoors from this cottage, as you will be both close to the river Wye for canoeing or swimming (there’s a beach the other side of Hay), and the Black Mountains for superb hill walking, pony-trekking, or sightseeing at such wonderful places as Llanthony Priory in the Llanthony Valley.

Canoe hire, at very reasonable cost, is just five minutes walk away: you can while away a half or whole day meandering down the river, then pick your spot to pitch up for a picnic lunch on the river bank. Then the company will collect your canoes, and you, at agreed meeting place. Fantastic fun.

It is a 5-minute walk to The Old Black Lion, which is very friendly and welcoming, both for a drink and excellent food. It is in The Independent's Top 100 Best Food Pubs in the UK; and The Daily Telegraph wrote that it is 'just what a country inn should be like'. It has a very interesting past too: Oliver Cromwell was reputed to have stayed at the Inn while the Roundheads besieged Hay Castle, then a loyalist stronghold.

You could spend many happy hours enjoying the characterful border town of Hay-on-Wye. Apart from the many second-hand bookshops, lovely boutiques, antique shops and galleries, there is a great cinema, and a theatre - The Globe, which has a whole host of eclectic artists and theatrical performances. Of course, this is the home of the famous Hay Literary Festival, but there are many others which go on throughout the year, such as the Hay Walking Festival, the Dark Skies Festival, two vintage fairs, and The Hay Bike Fest, among others - see http://www.hay-on-wye.co.uk/info/events.asp for information.

Further afield you will find yet more interesting border towns, such as Presteigne or Ludlow; the city of Hereford; The Forest of Dean; and the Brecon Beacons.

Shower Bath and shower Bed and landing - cottage near Hay

The nitty gritty

  • Wood burner (logs supplied and included in the price)
  • 37-inch TV with Smart 3D option (glasses provided), Freeview and Netflix
  • Two iPod docks with DAB radio
  • Wifi
  • Mobile reception
  • Very well-equipped kitchen
  • Cooker has gas hob and electric oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Separate freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hooks for coats
  • Washer/dryer
  • Electricity, hot water and heating included
  • Bedding, towels and all basics included (soap, loo paper, cleaning materials etc)
  • Store cupboard essentials included (tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, olive oil)
  • Board games, books, guide books, plus an information file
  • Baby-friendly (travel cot and high chair provided)
  • Dog-friendly: one well-behaved dog welcome
  • Enclosed private garden with garden furniture
  • Private parking for one car, plus plenty more in the quiet street
  • Lots of walks straight from the door
  • Very close to Hay-on-Wye (a few minutes’ walk)
  • Great pub a 5-minute walk away

Twin bedroom Twin room - beautifully furnished

Live online booking

Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.

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Lovely garden

Location map

Outside seating
Back door Flower Front door - a quiet village self-catering cottage

From the visitors book at Brick Cottage

'Had a lovely stay over the Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoyed being able to walk into Hay, and Ralph (the dog) had a great time snoozing by the wood burner! Thank you.' Tom, Sarah and Ralph from Woodstock

'We had an absolutely perfect stay. The cottage was brilliant the little home touches made such a difference. We didn't want to come home.'

'The cottage was so clean,well equipped and comfortable. It was lovely to go somewhere that lived up to its description online. Everything was high end spec from crockery to bedding. It was also in an excellent location.'

'This is a delightful, exceptionally well positioned and equipped cottage - I needed a very quiet space for a retreat. It was fantastic - within walking distance of churches and the Village centre. Walking from the door, Very very quiet and well appointed. The bed was comfortable, bathroom well laid out. The welcome cakes, card and flowers a lovely touch. The folder clear and informative. Car parking off road was handy and the little courtyard lovely in the brief bit of sunshine. Cannot fault it!'

'Brick Cottage is really lovely. Perfectly sited a few minutes walk from the shops and pubs in Hay-on-Wye. Very well equipped, everything we needed was there.'