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Hereford 20 miles.
Hay-on-Wye, the 'town of books', renowned for its world famous Hay Festival of Literature, lies on the Welsh/English border, and is a popular destination for book lovers or holiday makers wishing to enjoy the leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Wye valley. This ancient market town lies on the River Wye in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is renowned for its many book shops, antique shops, restaurants and cafes. Hay-on-Wye is surrounded by beautiful countryside, which provides excellent walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing together with a variety of tourist attractions, including the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Eastnor Castle, the Offa's Dyke Path, the Mortimer Trail and the lovely walk to Hergest Ridge, the inspiration for the music of both Elgar and Mike Oldfield. The epitome of picturesque England, the ancient city of Hereford lies 20 miles away, with its magnificent cathedral with famous chained library and Mappa Mundi, and medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. A supremely appealing all year round holiday destination.
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Hay-on-Wye 2 miles. These two Herefordshire holiday cottages are surrounded by lovely countryside and breathtaking views and are situated on the edge of the Golden Valley, close to the border with Wales and just 2 miles from Hay-on-Wye which is known as the ‘town of books'. These delightful Hay-on-Wye cottages have been lovingly converted from a former coach house and have been named after the renowned local astronomer Rev. Thomas Webb who lived in the owner's country house. They are furnished and decorated to a high standard offering comfortable accommodation throughout. Positioned in a courtyard setting, guests can enjoy the well-established garden with patio, a perfect place for enjoying a barbecue on a warm summer evening. These charming Hay-on-Wye cottages comprise Stargazer's Loft, a first floor apartment, and Stargazer's Field House, which is on the ground floor. Many lovely countryside walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of these cottages, and the Black Mountains, Hay Bluff and Offa's Dyke footpath are all within easy reach. The area offers numerous National Trust properties, golf courses, horse riding, canoeing, cycling and fishing as well as the Literary Festival in Hay-on-Wye. The Royal Welsh Show, Brecon Jazz Festival and many food and drink festivals are also held in the area throughout the year. Two wonderful Hay-on-Wye cottages to be enjoyed all year round.
This first floor, early 19th century Hay-on-Wye holiday cottage has been lovingly furnished and offers a comfortable double bedroom, an open plan living area with exposed beams and a stylish fitted kitchen. Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 7244 to accommodate 9 people.
All first floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed.
Electric wall heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, use of owners' washing machine by arrangement, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Patio with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about Stargazer's Loft:
Apart from the beautiful countryside and the quietness, the cosy accommodation and a very comfy bed. The owners and their animals were delightful.
Mrs Webster, Tenby, September 2012
Very high standard accommodation, well equipped, very clean, felt like a hotel rather than a rental property! Beautiful location, really nice and helpful owners.
Miss Milne, London, August 2012