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Belle Vue

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Hay on Wye, Herefordshire, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house - perfect for a family get together."

    Extremely comfortable and well equipped, in an excellent location. We had a great time and enjoyed Hay on Wye and beautiful countryside and views. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2024

  • "We have been using holiday lets for quite a few years and Belle Vue is by far the best we have had."

    Superb house, perfectly positioned in the middle of town. The bedrooms, most with en suites were very comfortable and the en suites were very modern and spacious. The kitchen had more than enough pots, pans, crockery and cutlery to enable us to cook together easily and having 2 dishwashers was also a great idea. Belle Vue is perfect for families or a group.of friends as we were. The only down side was the parking as we had 4 cars but when you are in a town, any parking is a bonus. We thoroughly recommend Belle Vue to anyone wanting to explore this beautiful area.

    Hi Linda. Thank you so much for the lovely review. We have tried hard to provide everything that we would want in the house if we were living there permanently ourselves. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes John and Kimberly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2024

  • "This house was perfect for our large group visiting the Hay festival."

    It was perfectly sited within walking distance of the festival and close to shops and cafes. Having the options of twin beds and 7 separate rooms to sleep in along with multiple bathrooms suited us very well. The house is impeccably furnished and decorated with lots of social space. The owners were communicative and responsive to our needs. The only advice I would give future renters is to bring good ear plugs as the chimes from the nearly clock tower (which go on all night) are audible in some bedrooms. Thank you to the owners for creating such a wonderful interior.

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0May 2024

  • "A group of ramblers had a very comfortable stay at Belle Vue."

    It was ideal for multiple occupation. Facilities throughout the property were fantastic all bedrooms with ensuite or a large bathroom. We had 2 guests who stopped with us over the weekend and the put me up on the second floor study was very comfortable. Centrally placed in Hay close to shops, pubs and restaurants and the constant chiming from the clock tower it is an ideal base. We would recommend Belle Vue to anyone needing high quality multiple accommodation.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7May 2024

  • "We’ve been holidaying as a group for 20 years now and this is the best equipped and designed property we’ve stayed in!"

    Whatever we thought we might need we found. Thank you for the beautiful house and the wonderful week we’ve had.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week at Belle Vue."

    All of our party of 8 agreed its probably the best holiday home any of us has stayed in. The house itself was exceptionally clean, comfortable and well equipped with quality furnishings. We would certainly recommend a stay a here and have indeed already booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "One of the best properties I have ever been to."

    I wanted to buy the house it was that great

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely amazing!"

    What a beautiful house. The photos don’t do it justice! Also has an amazing big fridge you cannot see in the photos. The beds are really comfy, decoration of the house is amazing. Driveway parking and an EV charger. The only thing to be aware of is the town centre clock chimes every 15 minutes all through the night and is quite loud!

    Hi Lucy. Thank you so much for your very generous review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Strangely some guests notice the clock chiming and others do not. We have arranged for earplugs on the bedside tables for those who do. Best wishes John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2024

  • "A perfect choice for a group of friends, as we all had space and private facilities with extensive, comfortable communal areas."

    Town centre location is excellent, together with adequate parking space. Would have no hesitation in booking again for a friends/family get together

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Needs a coffee machine but other than that a very nice property."

    Hi Clive. Many thanks for your feedback. We will get a coffee machine as you suggest. Thanks for staying at Belle Vue . Happy new year. John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Dec 2023

  • "Superb holiday accommodation right in the centre of Hay on Wye."

    The house has everything we needed for a relaxing stay, and it was obvious that it has been carefully fitted out for that aim. We stayed over a v cold weekend, but the house remained warm throughout and was a delight to come back to after a day out walking. We particularly enjoyed the games room for an evening in. The location is excellent with good pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Also, having 3 parking spaces was such a bonus. We would absolutely recommend to anyone thinking of renting this house.

    Reviewed by S5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautifully decorated, spacious house in the centre of Hay."

    It is easy to walk everywhere in town from the house. All the rooms are large and there is plenty of space for people to spread out. The town clock does chime on the quarter but just added to the charm of the location.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Nov 2023

  • "We all had a lovely family holiday, celebrating our daughters 18th Birthday."

    As a lover of books, Hay-on-Wye was a good choice. We could walk to all the bookshops within ease!! The house was amazing and had everything you needed for a relaxing break away. You can see that a lot of time and effort (& money!!) had been put into the refurbishment of the property. The well equipped Co-Op store at the far end of the road had everything you needed, within walking distance. The children thought it was the best property we had ever stayed in. We will definitely consider booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Oct 2023

  • "What a wonderful house!"

    It has been refurbished to a very high standard and offers everything required for very comfortable stay for our party of eight adults. The owners really have throught about all the details. It is in a prefect spot to explore Hay, and all the very interesting shops, and the beautiful surronding countryside. We hope to book another stay sometime.

    Reviewed by Rupert5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well thought out and beautiful renovation of this fabulous home."

    Loved spending the late afternoon/early evenings in the garden with a glass of wine! Great kitchen with everything you need. Comfy beds with super soft linen. So convenient for endless mooching in the bookshops and plenty of places in the house and garden to sit and lose yourself in a novel. A big bonus is that nobody gets the small bedroom because there isn't one! Owners very responsive when needed. Such a great place to have been able to unwind. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Outstanding property, comfortable, clean, spacious with everything you need and more."

    The extra things they thought of. Brilliant. One of the best properties we have stayed in. 5 star. Owners so helpful for us. Would highly recommend it to anyone and would definitely go back. Hay a lovely place to stay in. Grandsons loved the games room, garden lovely to sit out in. Many thanks John and Kimberly for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

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  • Former Victorian rectory over four floors
  • Five bedrooms plus ground floor double sofa bed
  • Ground floor: double sofa bed available on request.Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First floor: one king-size four poster bed with en suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC ; one super king-size (zip link- can be twin on request), en suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel, rail, and WC; one king-size with TV
  • Second floor: one king-size with ensuite, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC; one super king-size (zip link, can be twin on request) with TV and ensuite, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Super comfortable Hypnos mattresses on all king-size beds
  • Office - 2nd floor with desk, big screen , leather sofa and chairs.Also single fold up bed providing additional flexibility for single guests if required
  • Snug - with a double sofa bed (on request)
  • 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen throughout
  • Bathroom with bath on first floor together with walk-in shower, basin, towel and WC
  • Kitchen/diner - large island with breakfast bar; American style fridge/freezer, two dishwashers, two high level ovens, induction hob, microwave, walk in pantry, large dining table (seats 10) and patio doors leading to outdoor seating area
  • Utility with sink, washer and separate dryer
  • Sitting room with electric flame effect log burner
  • Basement - games room
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, built in barbecue and furniture
  • Lockable bike storage
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars and short stay roadside parking immediately in front of the property, as well as a large long stay public car park a short walk away
  • Shop and pubs 0.1 miles
  • Note: there are steps throughout this property that may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues but there is step free access to the ground floor double sofa bed on request and ground floor bathroom
  • Note: superfast 22 kWh electric vehicle charging point available for guests use on request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Please note: This property does not accept stag, hen or any party bookings.

The property

Situated in the heart of the bustling market town of Hay on Wye is this superb holiday home, Belle Vue, a former Victorian vicarage, next to a chiming clock tower, which has recently been refurbished to a high standard.

Perfect for families or large groups, Belle Vue enjoys terrific proximity to nearby amenities and attractions, including the Brecon Beacons National Park, and offers everything you need for a wonderful, fun-filled self-catered stay.

Set over four floors, make use of the well-designed living areas, which include a well-equipped kitchen/dining area where you can prepare feasts for a the whole family, a sitting room complete with its own electric flame-effect stove taking centre-stage, separate snug with card/ games table, you can also catch up over a glass of wine on a choice of 2 furnished patios.

For guests needing a separate work space there is a well equipped office room on the second floor, adults and children alike will love the basement games room equipped with table football and compact snooker and table tennis tables.

When sleep calls, retreat to one of five tastefully-decorated bedrooms, four of which come with an accompanying en-suite shower room, each one an idyllic location to refresh and reinvigorate after a long day.

If you fancy acquainting yourselves with your local area, step into Hay on Wye, world famous for its bookshops and the celebrated festival, or take a stroll or a canoe ride along the River Wye or hike up to the beautiful landmark of Hay Bluff along Offa's Dyke Path and the nearby outdoor activity centre at Three Cocks provides a huge range of sporting and outdoor pursuits for all ages.

After all that activity relax at the stylish Booth cinema or spot celebrities over a drink at the Swan Hotel or the ancient Three Tuns pub, or maybe book a table at Tomatitos Tapas bar which is a great setting for big groups.

The recently-restored landmark of Hay Castle is also worth a visit whilst you’re in town.

Brecon is a short drive to the west, where visitors can take a summertime stroll along the tranquil Brecon Canal Basin before quenching their thirst at the centrally-located Brecon Tap.

Further afield in the opposite direction, you will find the cathedral city of Hereford, wherein lies the eponymous Hereford Cathedral, a gothic architectural marvel; the Black and White House Museum, or if you’re up for another drink, book onto a tour at the Museum of Cider.

Enjoy a holiday with loved ones you will never forget by booking Belle Vue.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


Hereford 20 miles.

The ancient market town of Hay-on-Wye lies on the Welsh/English border, by the River Wye, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature, the town is a popular destination for book-lovers and holidaymakers wishing to enjoy the leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley. The town has many book shops, antique shops, restaurants and cafes, and is surrounded by spectacular countryside which provides excellent walking, cycling, birdwatching, fishing and canoeing opportunities. There are also a wide variety of tourist attractions nearby; explore 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, which provided 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 a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. Hay-on-Wye truly makes a supremely appealing year-round holiday destination.

Please note: This property does not accept stag, hen or any party bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas