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Try canoeing down the River Wye
Short scenic drive to enjoy the activities at Llangorse Lake
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Glanwye Lower Barn

Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
No car needed
Rustic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A gorgeously renovated traditional barn in a working smallholding
  • Less than 1 mile from the vibrant literary town of Hay-on-Wye
  • Blow the city cobwebs away with a hike in the Black Mountains
Property code: BN167

This sweet and stylish barn sits less than a mile outside ‘Book Town’. Explore the literary haunts of Hay-on-Wye and get inspired with a walk through the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The barn sits on the land of a working smallholding, so your first holiday activity may well be sampling the fresh produce. Head off for a mile’s walk into the heart of Hay-on-Wye, browse independent shops and cafes, attend a literary event, and soak in the town’s bookish history. Or take a stroll around Hay Castle, a 12th-century medieval fort and 17th-century mansion, before stretching your legs on one of the many walks that wind into the Brecon Beacons National Park.

 

The barn itself has been thoughtfully and stylishly converted. The rooms flow into one another, in an open-plan yet cosy design, brought together with natural tones and traditional details, like the flagstone floor. The main space is a bright sitting room, where you’ll find elegant seating, a wood burner and TV, and French doors leading out to the patio. The kitchen is a sweet space with a dining table, perfect for romantic meals. Walk through and you’ll come to your shower room and luxurious king-size bedroom, dressed with vintage French furniture and with an inspiring view of the fields to wake up to.

 

Outside the barn, you have your own patio area with a BBQ so you can sit out in the fresh air and enjoy your morning coffee before heading into town.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with double-sized electric shower
  • Electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box compartment, dishwasher, washer / dryer
  • Wood burner - first basket of wood is supplied, more can be bought locally
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Mobile reception variable
  • Patio with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Ample parking beside the property
  • Charging of electric cars is available with prior permission from the Owner, with a fee of £30 payable directly to the Owner
  • Regret no pets
  • Small holding with free range chickens and ducks resident in the grounds
  • Seasonal Organic vegetable box available to purchase from the owner
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants — Hay-on-Wye, less than 1 mile, a 7 minute walk
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Owain 25th April 2022

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An ideal place for two people who want to get away from it all and yet be only 20 minutes walk from Hay on Wye, its famous book shops and all the other things it has to offer in terms of shops pubs, restaurants and cafes. It is also a good base for exploring the Black Mountains and the more gentle walks along the Wye Valley. The lower barn has beenRead more converted to a high standard making it a very comfortable place to stay. The hosts, Joe and Sein were friendly and really helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 9th November 2021

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Just had a wonderful week in this charming cottage on an organic smallholding. With chickens and turkeys outside the front door and geese and goats at the back, it was lovely to get closer to nature for a short while. Sein & Joe were the perfect hosts, always happy to chat about the lifestyle, and happy to give us things to feed the rather bossy geRead moreese and the always delightful goats. We are already working out when we can go again Hide

Reviewed by Jon 23rd October 2021

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Cannot recommend this enough, absolutely perfect. The barn is finished to a very high standard and the bed is probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Loved the fenced off patio and the view of open fields as well as the lovely goats who come over and say hello. Its in the perfect location, out in the countryside but Hay is only 7 minuteRead mores walk and there is a co-op a few minutes away. Just working out when we can make a return visit. Happy campers ! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 18th September 2021

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An excellent holiday. The Lower Barn is a lovely space for 2 with an outside patio. As it is on a small holding there is plenty of activity - watching the goats is a full time occupation! Joe and Seen are excellent hosts, helpful without being intrusive and there is plenty to do in the local area.

Reviewed by Charl 14th September 2021

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Very clean and spacious cottage, with friendly and helpful owners. Provided us with milk, bread and eggs on arrival, with coffee and tea standard in the cottage. Ideal location to explore the Brecon Beacons area and further

Reviewed by Noel 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 24th July 2021

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Excellent converted barn, fantastic location 10-15 mins walk from the centre of Hay. The owners were very friendly but not intrusive at all. We had lots of fun watching their hilarious flock of friendly goats from the patio! We expect to go back at some point.

Reviewed by ANN 18th June 2021

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This is a lovely, comfortable cottage within very easy walking distance of Hay, which has lots to offer. Joe and Sein are excellent hosts and we would thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Linda 29th May 2021

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Just returned yesterday after spending a week at this fantastic property. The property is amazing, the owners were very welcoming. The property is rustic with an authentic feel with modern comforts. The property is well located near the town and easy access to the local supermarket and walking distance to the river. We absolutely enjoyed the barn sRead moreetting, took great delight watching the animals, they really made our stay all the more enjoyable. Would definitely return to this property. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 22nd May 2021

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Lovely location on working smallholding with goats, geese and rare breed chickens. An outlook on to grassland and trees and the Wye nearby. Well positioned for Hay on Wye as well as other other attractive towns and villages in the Marches.

Reviewed by Susanne 9th May 2021

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A lovely place to stay , great location. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Linda 1st May 2021

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Comfortable property situated within easy walking distance of Hay on Wye. Small animals including goats wandering freely around the property so ideal for animal lovers

Reviewed by Steven 13th April 2021

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Throughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were very helpful and couldnt do enough for us. Loved the comfortable pillows. Great to see the nanny goat giving birth. Hopefully will stay again.

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Location

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Whitstable is one of Kent’s most popular seaside towns, not only for its long shingle beaches, dotted with colourful huts and houses, but also for its annual Oyster Festival, when the town really comes alive. Here you can sample this renowned delicacy which has been collected in the area since Roman times and brings visitors from all over the globe to get a glimpse of the first catch of the season. Still a working harbour, you can sample a plethora of seafood from the stalls and restaurants as you watch the fishing boats return from sea, or pop up to the bohemian main street with its quirky colourful shops and galleries. Keep to the seaside theme and hire bikes to ride along the coast to Herne Bay just two miles away, or try the famous inland Crab and Winkle Way, which follows the old railway line between Whitstable and Canterbury and is packed with history and nostalgia. Relax with lazy days at the beach, building sandcastles and exploring hidden rock pools or take a long walk along the vast stretch of shingle beach. The area has lots of other beach walks, as well many country and woodland trails nearby, perfect for both you and the family dog! For a little culture, pay a visit to the town’s famous 18th century Castle and Gardens, Playhouse Theatre and Whitstable Museum and Gallery, all perfect for an afternoon or evening out. Only eight miles north of the cathedral city of Canterbury with its popular glass-fronted Marlowe Theatre, you are also just half an hour away from the up-and-coming seaside town of Margate and 45 minutes away from the port of Dover with its famous white cliffs. Slightly further afield, you will find the historic Cinque Ports towns of amongst others, Rye, Hastings and Tenterden where you will find a variety of spectacular monuments and beautiful castles to visit with all the family. Whitstable really is the perfect place for those who want to get back to how holidays used to be – full of fun, adventure and family.

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