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Stargazer's Field House

(Ref. 7244)

Hardwicke near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage it had everything you needed and the owners were really welcoming and helpful with suggestions for walks and places to eat."

    We enjoyed playing with the two dogs, Millie and Mollie. A very relaxing holiday in a delightful setting.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very friendly welcome upon arrival."

    Well appointed property and comfortable stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2023

  • "A warm welcome provided courtesy of the owner, log burner (fire alight), flowers and yummy Welsh cakes."

    Good information in the holiday let about walks and regional history etc. On entry, the bathroom felt on the cold side (we were there in mid-March) but the pull-chord, wall-mounted heater made things comfortable in a few minutes. Great to see red kites (the bird) flying and landing in the field behind the property. Lovely garden adjacent.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stargazer’s Field House."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and well equipped. It is in an ideal position for walking or touring, rural but not isolated. Beautiful countryside to explore. We were made very welcome and appreciated the fresh flowers, Tea and Welsh cakes left for us. There is a lovely patio area which can be also be accessed from the double bedroom, our morning cuppa was enjoyed there as well as some evening meals. Besides the patio we were given access to part of the owners own extensive garden, our 4 year old grandson was in seventh heaven being able to use his bike freely in the area and enjoyed enormously his cycle races with the lovely Molly (the dog) who’s company we also enjoyed. A folder with lots of walks and tour information was provided, besides the usual activity pamphlet’s. We would definitely recommend this property and the wonderful countryside surrounding it.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Delightful apartment."

    We had a very happy week staying here.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice and friendly"

    Reviewed by Petru5.0Apr 2022

  • "Good property, owners on site for any problems but respected privacy and were non intrusive."

    Good location for travel.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2022

  • "The accommodation was very well equipped, fantastically clean and comfortable."

    The owners and their dog were lovely. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Www"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owners were amazing and made us so welcome."

    I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely apartment clean comfortable and equipped with everything you need."

    Lovely fresh flowers and a plate of Welsh cakes on arrival and the owners were great and very obliging. Would certainly go back again

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Friend helpful host."

    Well equipped and comfortable place to stay.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Such a fantastic place and absolutely loved that there were friendly, lovely dogs on site to make friends with too!"

    Lovely hosts and felt part of the complex for the time there but left to our own devices which was just what we wanted. Fantastic facilities - the kitchen really is equipped like nothing else! Pans, pots, bowls, pizza tray, baking tray, foil and cling film…the lot! Bathroom so spacious and love the barn lay out across the flat. Comfy sofas and lovely fireplace. Love the view of the gardens and fields. Great parking on site. I could go on xx must stay!

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Aug 2021

  • "Owners are very professional and demonstrated the need to keep their guests and themselves safe in regards to coronavirus."

    The property was outstanding with every need met. It provided us with a lovely base to explore the area. And the neighbours (sheep) provided much entertainment!

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2021

  • "Very quiet peaceful location with views out to fields & house martins darting about."

    Spacious cottage with well equipped kitchen. Was perfect for us for some cycling, with pleasant routes towards the brecon beacons via Hay on Wye with plenty of cafe stops & locally around the quieter roads of the Golden valley needing some legs for the hills.

    Reviewed by Danni5.0Jul 2021

  • "Accommodation much more spacious than expected."

    Well stocked kitchen with all the utensils we needed plus things like milk, salt and vinegar, cling film etc which are really useful to have but we never take with us. Homemade Welsh cakes and flowers when we arrived were a nice touch. Owners very friendly and helpful. Lots of nice pubs a short drive away and Hay on Wye is a nice town to visit.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely welcome, great hosts, wonderful location and the accommodation was lovely, meeting all my needs."

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Apr 2021

  • "Spotless accommodation, friendly and relaxed host."

    Wonderful walking country.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage and owner were perfect."

    Sykes Cottages less so. The response to emails were poor and out of three I sent only one reply was received. This is a disservice to the cottage owner as well as the customer.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Mel and Sandra are friendly and helpful hosts."

    Molly the dog loves to play given half a chance and is a delight; wish it had been summer when we could have indulged her more. Stargazer's Field House is a really comfortable apartment with plenty of space throughout and equipped with most things you could need. It is in a super handy location for Hay for shopping and within easy driving access to the hills for walking. We very much appreciated the cake which awaited us as we did the fact that there were Christmas decorations, including tree, for the festive period - not to mention the wood burning stove which added to the atmosphere. The bed in the main bedroom was really comfortable which, combined with the tranquillity of the area, meant we enjoyed seven excellent nights' sleep. There was no-one upstairs whilst we were there which I had been a little apprehensive about so we were truly undisturbed. We all enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Dec 2019

  • "Mel and Sandra are very good hosts, they make you feel welcome as soon as you ..."

    Mel and Sandra are very good hosts, they make you feel welcome as soon as you arrive, milk and cake was left for us, if you like walking see Sandra who has designated areas to walk all over the black mountains and the Brecons, the cottage is well priced for the quality, we would go back any time, keep up the good work Dave and Kath

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "A very comfortable cottage On site owners are lovely."

    With the right weather stargazing is amazing. Bus stops at the entrance, a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Sep 2019

  • "Wonderful little spot, near lots of locations to visit."

    Cottage was perfect for our three year old to run around inside and outside in the garden. Everything we needed was provided for towels etc and a home made baked cake waiting for us for when we arrived. Very friendly and helpful owners and wonderful dogs on top. Very child friendly place will be using again in the future.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a great holiday."

    The house was wel equipped, the owners were very friendly and we loved to play with the dogs and the cat.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2019

  • "The apartment is very nice clean and tidy with a well equipped kitchen."

    Sandra and Melvyn are really nice and gave us a warm welcome when we arrived and are always around to call on if you need them also Sandra gave us recommendations of places to visit with our 4year old. The apartment is in a good location for exploring the area, we’ll certainly be back next year we had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "Idyllic rural location was peaceful and beautiful."

    Sandra’s lemon cake was delicious and a welcoming touch to a long day of travel.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Jun 2019

  • "A fantastic well equipped cottage in a rural location."

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Oct 2018

  • "A beautifully clean, well-appointed holiday cottage."

    We found flowers, welsh-cakes and tea and coffee makings waiting for us on arrival. There are some lovely walks along the River Wye, and several wonderful gardens to visit, especially Brobury House Gardens. We would recommend unreservedly booking Stargazers Field House for a peaceful, relaxing holiday in first class accommodation. The visitors upstairs did not disturb us at all, we loved meeting the dogs, and it was a novel experience to have cows gazing at us through the dining room window as we ate.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable and peaceful week in Stargazer’s Field House."

    The Pritchards were splendid hosts. It was a joy to be met with a fresh Welsh cake and fresh milk for drinks. Our hosts were also very helpful providing maps and leaflets about local walks. The cottage was very well equipped, cosy and clean, and contained everything that we needed. Hay-on-Wye is just a short drive (1.5 miles) away for provisions, or a 45 minute walk across the fields along the Wye River Valley Way. Coming from a town, it was very enjoyable to be in the calm and peace of the countryside, listening to owls in the evening, other birds during the day. The cottage comes with our unreserved recommendation. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "The property was very clean and comfortable in a beautiful area with lots to do around a 30 mile radius."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2018

  • "The holiday and Stargazer cottage was the best we have had Except for the first night, someone was in the Stargazer loft and we would have had to go home if it was for more than one night."

    We could here a pin drop so noisy would never go again if anyone was in the loft flat. Glad to say we had the rest of the week in peaceful non interrupted bliss. The dogs Molly and two others kept us entertained as well as the cows in the next field. What a holiday would like to go back again But not if anyone was booked in the loft flat.

    Reviewed by Terry4.1Jun 2018

  • "Lovely setting and fantastic hosts"

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2018

  • "The owners were so welcoming and helpful."

    Beautiful location, cottage spotless and so comfortable.Wonderful to be able to walk a network of footpaths across the fields right from the doorstep. Loved the bookshops in Hay and found very nice places for eating out.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Aug 2017

  • "This is a fabulous cottage for anyone who likes the peace and quiet of the countryside to relax in."

    Yet only minutes away from Hay on Wye, and ideally located for many tourist attractions in central and south Wales, and the Midlands in England. The owners extend a friendly and warm welcome, including home-made cake and the makings of tea and coffee for anyone arriving without supplies. The cottage is comfortably furnished throughout, spotlessly clean, and with lots of thoughtful touches like the hand soap in the bathroom, the fresh flowers in the kitchen, and much more. Would unhesitatingly recommend this cottage for its comfort, location and value for money.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    The owner was very welcoming. Lovely location . The accommodation was spotlessly clean and tidy . Well laid out kitchen and very good bathroom. The beds were very comfortable, very good range of furniture. No phone signal at all . Only downside is the lack of sound proofing between the cottage and the property upstairs. We could hear them moving about and talking , I could hear them at night too. They complained about the sound of our television! Not somewhere for perfect privacy and peace .

    Reviewed by Rachel4.6Mar 2017

  • "No, Stargazers is a lovely property in a fabulous location"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2017

  • "I cannot say enough good things about this cottage."

    Such a lovely warm welcome from the hosts. The pictures of the cottage doesn't do it justice, it's lovely and relaxing and one of the cleanest places I've stayed! Everything there you need and great location for exploring. Brilliant week and wished I could stay longer. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2016

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a good location."

    The owners were very helpful and gave useful advice on walks and places to eat. Hay on Wye is a quaint little town with some very good restaurants so we did not need to travel more than 3 miles to eat. There was not much to see in Hay unless you are really keen on books so most outings were about 30 miles or so into the Brecon Beacons or perhaps Hereford or Worcester. The cottage itself was well equipped and very comfortable. It was lovely sitting on the patio in the evening with a glass of wine. Being townies it was both refreshing and frustrating to have no mobile signal, TV that occasionally lost signal on BBC and broadband too slow to watch catch up TV. Holidays are about escaping technology so this was a minor point.

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Aug 2016

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean, and comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay."

    The landlady was very considerate and helpful, and we especially appreciated the scones she left for us when we arrived. The setting was lovely--the cottage was adjacent to a large field, and we were thrilled to find cows coming straight up to our windows the second day after we arrived. The only issue we had was the lack of sound-proofing between our floor and the one above (the loft apartment). We could almost hear everything--the upstairs neighbors waking up, talking, walking, and my kids in the bedroom right below theirs could even hear them snoring at night! Fortunately my husband and I had the bedroom on the other side of the cottage which does not have a second floor, so our sleep was not disturbed. Finally, the website indicated that there is a washer, but there is none in the cottage although we could use the owners' in their kitchen for a 5 pound fee. This should have been made explicit on the website. While the landlady was accommodating, It is less convenient for us to have to work around the owner's schedule to do laundry.

    Reviewed by Helena Tang4.6Aug 2016

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x family bedroom with a double and a single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric wall heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and start pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel for stove can be purchased from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 3.1 miles
  • Note: Raised toilet seat and shower stool available by arrangement
  • Note: Owner's washing machine can be used on arrangement at a small fee

The property

Hay-on-Wye 3.5 miles.

Nestled in the heart of Hardwicke, near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire lies this delightful former coach house, Stargazer's Field House, dating all the way back to the early 19th century.

Take the time to appreciate the tranquil surroundings within a homely kitchen/diner; well-equipped to make your self-catered stay a success.

After enjoying mealtimes with your loved ones, retire to the plush seating to snuggle up in front of the woodburning stove and TV, perfect for cooler evenings.

As the night rolls in, venture to one of two quaintly decorated bedrooms, complete with a super-king-size, and a family room with a double and a single to ensure all types of sleeping arrangements are catered for.

Sink into a bubble bath after exploring the local town in a spacious bathroom, or wash away the day in the shower before heading to the nearest pub.

Well-located to visit the beautiful Breacon Beacons National Park, Stargazer's Field House is a fantastic base to explore the delights of Herefordshire.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 6926 together sleeping up to nine guests.

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About the location

HAY-ON-WYE

Hereford 20 miles.

Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature, lies on the Welsh/English border, and is a popular destination for book-lovers or holidaymakers 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 spectacular countryside, which provides excellent walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing, together with a variety of tourist attractions, including the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, The Three Castles Walk, 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.

Note: Due to COVID restrictions there is no longer use of the owners washing machine.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season