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Page-turner's Cottage

(Ref. 1070550)

Hay-On-Wye, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "This property was very clean and comfortable."

    The stairs were steep and narrow but we had been warned about this before we arrived. The location was ideal for a stay in Hay on Wye. Having off-street parking was a definite plus point.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Jun 2024

  • "Weather not good but was great to get back to the cottage after trips out."

    Cottage was warm, clean and cosy and had everything we needed for our stay. Ideally situated in heart of Hay but so quiet and peaceful that we could have been in middle of countryside. short walk to pubs, shops etc.

    Glad you had an enjoyable stay at the cottage. Sorry that the weather wasn't the best. Better luck next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely long weekend at Page-turner's cottage."

    The cottage was warm, comfortable, spotlessly clean and within a short walking distance of the town centre with its restaurants and, of course, its bookshops. We would certainly return, hopefully in better weather, to do some walking in the area.

    So glad you had a lovely visit. You would be very welcome to visit again, but I'm afraid we can't guarantee the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Page-turner's Cottage, and liked Hay on Wye a lot too."

    The cottage is very well positioned, near the centre of the town, close to shops and places to eat and the castle, and just round the corner from the Three Tuns pub (excellent food and beer, well priced too). We went on lots of great walks up in the hills with our dog straight from the cottage and didn't use our car all week. The cottage is small but pretty comfortable and the kitchen had everything you need to cook good meals. We would be very happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jon4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage Had everything you needed Very cosy Great to have your own parking space Short walk to town."

    Good communication

    Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a very convenient location to take advantage of all that Hay has to offer."

    Kitchen well equipped and very nice homely touches such as a mini-library of books for rainy days and a welcome pack of essentials. Great that it is dog friendly too. Only minor gripe is that the mattress was a little hard for our liking but we'd definitely be happy to come and stay again.

    Reviewed by Oliver4.7Dec 2023

  • "Very small cottage but does have everything you could need."

    The 2nd bedroom is very small and the mattress is uncomfortable, probably OK for a child but not an adult. The courtyard was gloomy and dark, although there was a garden space you could use it wasn't private. We didn't cook but would not like to make a meal in the small space. The cottage was in a good location to the town and was OK for a couple.

    Glad you liked the location, Hay-on-Wye is a wonderful town. Sorry if you found the bed in the 2nd bedroom too small, for clarity, it is in fact a small single bed, so the standard length but 2ft 6in wide. We like to think of the cottage as cozy and characterful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Sep 2023

  • "Good location, well maintained, he."

    Lpful manager. Incredibly cramped, not suitable for the elderly. It's not normal to be expected to strip beds when leaving a property like this.

    We prefer the term cosy to cramped: the cottage is not suitable for those with mobility issues as stated in the detailed description. We're happy to hear that you found our excellent housekeeper helpful; we find that most people are happy to help her by stripping the beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, well-equipped cottage in a great location."

    Five minutes walk from riverside walks, independent coffee shack and the town/shops. The cottage is dog friendly but there is no outdoor space for dogs as the courtyard is tiny. There is a garden space belonging to the cottage but it is not enclosed. We had a lovely comfortable stay and would recommend especially due to the location.

    Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you had a comfortable stay. A good point about outdoor space for dogs, we'll update the details to make that clearer. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely central location for this holiday cottage, but still quiet and peaceful."

    Clean, comfortable and well-equipped with everything that we needed for our Easter week in Hay on Wye. We took our little dog and there were plenty of local walks as well as trips further afield.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Glad you had an enjoyable stay. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house was clean and comfortable and only a short distance from all the attractions of Hay and with lots of local walks and easy access to further afield."

    A lovely relaxing week.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Glad you had a relaxing stay. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2023

  • "Convenient, cosy and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Rakesh5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was ideally located, parking was a bonus, the welcome stuff ..."

    The property was ideally located, parking was a bonus, the welcome stuff provided was appreciated and the property was spotless

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad everything was in order. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great location of cottage right in centre of village."

    nice having own parking space.very clean and comfortable. lots of nice places to eat withing walking distance of the property, supermarket etc. lots of attractions to see nearby.

    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is well set up & cared for."

    , spotlessly clean & comfortable. We knew about the stairs & they were a bit difficult for me as I am late 70's & not in the best of health. However, with care it did not spoil the holiday. It is ideally situated on the outskirts of Hay & quite close to the walks along the River Wye. Another good Sykes cottage.

    Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.7May 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable week's stay in March."

    we found the cottage both warm and nicely furnished and which also had very comfortable beds. It is a great location for the town's bookshops and the car parking was excellent and also conveniently located. We strongly recommend that visitors try eating at the Tomalitos Tapas Bar on Lion Street. Really good choice of food , close by and the owners are friendly and helpful . Open because of staff shortages from Wed thru to Saturdays-but may be that situation will change. We had a problem with the TV but I gather that that has been resolved by the purchase of a new TV!

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and your time in Hay-on-Wye. Indeed the cottage is now furnished with a new Smart TV & DVD player, so thanks for your feedback on this, and sorry you didn't get to use it yourselves. You would be welcome to visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Mar 2022

  • "This is the perfect spot to get to know Hay and its surrounding area."

    The house is central, 5 minutes walk to almost anything you like in the centre of Hay or the Co-op on the "outskirts", but it's magically quiet in a small back lane, with no traffic past the front door. The dedicated parking spot at the rear makes it easy to unload any luggage safely and the storage/bike shed is a great addition. The cottage is definitely compact, but it doesn't feel cramped and the thoughtful layout of the rooms, the storage and the all the creature comforts you could possibly want for, make it a super comfortable and top quality stay! Lovely details on arrival of complementary hot drinks, milk, fresh juice and biscuits were a delightful welcome after a long journey, and helped us recharge and settle in while we got ourselves ready to explore! The beds are really comfortable, the house is warm and very well heated for a super cosy winter stay.

    Thank you for the feedback; we're glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cottage was in an undesirable untidy location Cottage was end of a terrace of 7 No garden."

    Patio area was at the other end of the terrace on a patch of gravel Kitchen and shower room too small No outlook on any side. A travesty of a holiday let and very expensive We came straight home

    We ask that you read our response before taking this review too seriously. The cottage is an end of terrace Victorian workers cottage which is better described as characterful, charming and cosy than spacious, but, the kitchen is the size of the kitchen in the photo, the shower room is the size of the shower room in the photo. There is a garden, and it is the one in the photo. The cottage is a 5 minute stroll from the centre of Hay-on-Wye, but it is true that if you were expecting, say, ‘herds of wildebeest..’ then you might find this undesirable. We have been informed that this guest “booked the property without fully checking”; and we would urge future guests to have a look at the photos and description before booking to ensure that it suits their needs. We are sorry that this guest felt the need to leave such an unfair and unkind review, but we ask that potential guests use their own judgement in deciding whether to book Page-turner’s Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian1.6Sep 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking place for one car
  • Rear courtyard with furniture and bike storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Children over 10 or babes in arms only
  • Note: Pedestrian access only to the property
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep and may not be suitable for someone with mobility issues Note: Two well behaved dogs welcome, no outdoor space for dogs to exercise in however there are plenty local walks Note: This property does have a £60 GHB

The property

Resting in the ancient market town of Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh/English border, is this superb end-terrace cottage, Page-turner's Cottage.

Sleeping up to three guests and set close to all the amenities, Page-turner's Cottage is a delightful setting for a couple or small family, as well as a couple of friends to admire the area from the edge of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park).

You enter the property into a porch, where you can leave any coats or shoes before stepping into the charming living/dining room, were there is a seating for all guests to enjoy an evening meal around the dining table or to cuddle up on the sofa in front of the television, as the gas fire warms the room.

Moving into the kitchen, which has everything you need for a self-catering holiday, you can cook up a storm, prepare a picnic, or take a light breakfast and your morning coffee out into the rear courtyard where there is furniture to enjoy the fresh air.

Climbing up the wooden staircase, there is a single bedroom which is a great spot for a bit of privacy, and a shower room so guests can freshen up after a long day, or alternatively get ready in style for their day ahead.

To complete the property, there is an immaculate double bedroom with large airy windows, as well as lots of storage space for those guests who slightly over pack.

Outside is very peaceful, with pedestrian access only towards the designated parking space for Page-turner's Cottage.

Note, that whilst you have access to your own garden space, it sits directly next to the other cottage gardens and is not private.

There is a lockable out-house which can be used for bike storage.

Page-turner's Cottage is just a stone's throw away from the exciting book shops, antique shops and eateries that Hay-on-Wye has to offer, and the town is a popular destination for book lovers as it is famous for its Hay Festival of Literature as well as boasting a gorgeous castle.

Resting on the edge of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) brings ample opportunity for guests to enjoy stunning scenery and activities such as walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching, canoeing and paddle-boarding.

Nearby you can discover the Black Mountains where you will see some outstanding waterfalls, or explore parts of the Offa’s Dyke Patwhich stretch from coast to coast and overall goes through eight different counties.

Within driving distance is the cathedral city of Hereford with its library being home to Mappa Mundi, and boasting a medieval bridge and great number of interesting museums and galleries, including a cider museum!

For a breath-taking trip to Brecknockshire, within easy reach of both English and Welsh countryside, choose Page-turner's Cottage as your base.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £60.

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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 Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (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.

Note: Children over 10 or babes in arms only.
Note: Pedestrian access only to the property.
Note: The stairs are quite steep and may not be suitable for someone with mobility issues

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas