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Lower Moor Lodge

Hay on Wye, Herefordshire (Ref. 988731)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "My brother and I enjoyed our two nights at Lower Moor Lodge."

    The location suited us very well being conveniently situated for a 20/30 minute walk across the fields into Hay. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well maintained and the kitchen facilities modern and efficient. Keeping the external design as original worked really well and internally the flags and floorboards suited the period. I noted comments in other reviews about the nearby road and builders merchants. There is some traffic noise but during our stay very little traffic during the day and virtually none at night and no disturbance from the builders merchants. Also useful to have a new Co-op store just along the road. We intend to book again for next year. Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Lower Moor Lodge. Your comments on the property are very much appreciated and we are glad to hear that the traffic noise did not disturb your sleep. We look forward to welcoming you back to the property any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DaveMar 2022

  • "Great place to stay,cosy and peaceful plus there is a lot of information about the local area."

    only downside is that the key holder could be a little bigger as some people could find it difficult to see the numbers. i would certainly stay there again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will pass your feedback onto the owner for full consideration. We hope to welcome you back to the property soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "This cottage is on a very noisy road, with cars and heavy traffic thundering past from early in the morning."

    It is in the industrial zone of Hay - the 'small' builders merchants mentioned in the directions is actually huge - directly opposite a joinery and business park, so there is often loud machine noise and vehicles revving as they tear in and out. It is impossible to sleep late in the morning or to relax in the garden and I left more exhausted than when I arrived. It also has a major hygiene issue: when I disabled the revolting air fresheners stinking out three of the rooms, I discovered that they were there to disguise the appalling reek of unwashed bodies from the sofa, armchair and cushion in the sitting room and the sweaty mattresses in one of the bedrooms. This is completely off! This furniture needs either to be deep cleaned or to be replaced. Needless to say, I won't be going back...

    Thank you very much for providing us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay. Please know that the road by the property is a B road, and not typically as noisy as you described. However, we have added a note to the property listing for future guests to ensure that they are aware of the exact location of the property. We can assure you that the property is cleaned regularly and every time new guests enter and once again, would like to reiterate that we are available for any issues you have during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    Will definitely come back . Only downside was the key fob location was very dark and other people might have a problem if they have no torch on their phone , this could also be alleviated by been allowed in at a more reasonable time as 6 pm is a bit late.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that you still had a lovely time at Lower Mood Lodge. The reason for the 6pm check in time is due to the extra cleaning needed to make it a COVID safe environment. We would like to thank you once again for providing us with your feedback and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VivienneOct 2021

  • "Thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon at the lodge."

    The owner informed us that there had been a leak in the roof, we hope this has now been resolved.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to Lower Moor Lodge any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2021

  • "The cottage was really warm and cosy, with lovely views into the surrounding countryside from almost everywhere."

    It was super clean and well equipped - we loved the amazing cooker with a great induction hob and huge ovens. The beds were very comfy and the woodburning stove worked well. It's a short walk into Hay along the road (past the Co-op supermarket which is very handy) or a slightly longer one across the fields. Great wildlife too - there were herons and red kites in the field just next to the cottage! There is Sky TV and wifi, and although the internet was quite slow we still managed to stream films with no problem. The water pressure in the shower was quite low, but it was nice and hot. We very much enjoyed our stay and would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2021

  • "Lovely property, smaller than it looks on the photos but has everything you need."

    Owner was very helpful and responded quickly.

    We are pleased to hear that you thought the property is lovely and has everything you need. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2020

  • "When we arrived, albeit not allowed in until 6pm because of Covid."

    Yet there was left over washing up liquid and hand soap. The clock in the lounge wasn't working, and several light bulbs had blown. There was no kindling or logs for the wood burner, though they had been promised. The Belling range in the kitchen was beautiful, but the instructions were not. Eventually I telephoned Christine and was given short shrift. She told me "couldn't I use my wristwatch to tell the time and didn't give me any help regarding light bulbs, batteries or wood". However she must have thought about how she had NOT helped me and later I got a text message telling me where I could find batteries and light bulbs, and she was sure I would cope with the range". The steps up to the main bedroom were decidedly dodgy, though how you would rectify them I don't know. They were not mentioned in the description of the Lodge. My husband is disabled and the steps did present a problem for him. The twin room was needed for the rest of our party. We loved the location of the cottage. It was peaceful and really pretty.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped (kitchen equipment especially)very comfortably furnished with everything carefully chosen to suit the style of the building."

    Very well thought out .Garden very well maintained but worth Sykes pointing out that although enclosed, the garden is not secure for pets. We could not find the TV remote, necessary to set up viewing DVDs. Neither the cleaner nor the owner could understand why it was missing. This is not something which could easily be replaced, we understand. It might be a good idea to offer non-feather pillows as well for those with allergies. Sykes also needs to update info; when we needed help in locating the TV remote we rang a cleaner who messaged back that he hadn't worked on Lower Moor Lodge for 2 years, so we had to contact the owner. In all, a very pleasant stay despite the hiccups.

    Reviewed by GeoffSep 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and welcoming."

    The bed was really comfortable. The small garden was a real bonus when we had some sunny weather. It only took about 10 minutes to walk into Hay-on-Wye which is also an added bonus. There is a Co-Op just down the road for those little things that you need. There is a small industrial area close to the cottage but it didn’t disrupt our break here.

    Thank you for taking time to leave your comments on Lower Moor Lodge. It is great to hear the weather was sunny and you were able to enjoy the garden! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "The cottage is really lovely and has everything you might need."

    The panoramic countryside views are stunning and it was great to have a footpath directly outside to head into the countryside with our dog.

    We are pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of the local footpath and explore the countryside with your dog. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2020

  • "Lower Moor Lodge is a really lovely cottage, just right for our family Christmas."

    It was well equipped and warm with a lot of charm. The cottage is close enough to walk to Hay with lots of cheery pubs and shops to visit but quite enough to feel restful. The owner was happy to assist with a couple of minor questions and the communication with Sykes generally was very good. The fact that the wifi was not as strong as where we live was actually a bonus...less internet browsing made for more family chat!

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2019

  • "Part of the garden was enjoyable, but gravel area and some parts of the garden were very weedy and appeared unloved which is a shame."

    some of the windows were unclean and full of cobwebs. a few more basic kitchen utensils would have been helpful as we had to purchase items in town. Otherwise a lovely cottage and an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "It was a lovely comfortable, warm cottage."

    Mostly ground level but a couple of wooden steps to the bedrooms. Furnishings were of a high standard and the bed very comfortable. Easy walk into Hay-on-Wye (footpath for majority of walk - no issues where not) and a small Cooperative supermarket within two minutes. An outstanding organic butchers and an excellent deli in the town. Market day is Thursday. Oh and many book shops to browse. There are walks from the cottage. Very quiet, just exceptional country views (which were not really highlighted in cottage description). Plenty of birds and of course sheep. Good parking but the driveway is shared for around 30 yards with the track to the farm. Although easy to negotiate it became very muddy after a night of heavy rain. This isn’t a negative, just for information but there is no longer a red Rayburn range. Apparently it failed recently and it proved too costly to repair. Now replaced by a shiny red range by Belling with an induction hob (easily mastered with instruction manual for those like us brought on a Rayburn), three ovens and a grill. Rest assured that the main oven has a slow cook setting. We wiould definitely book this cottage again!

    Reviewed by GordonMar 2019

  • "It's a great location on the edge of Hay."

    The cottage is quirky and enjoyable for that reason.

    Mr Woodgate

  • "It was warm and cosy, it had a really nice, relaxed, happy feeling about it."

    It was also perfectly positioned for hay-on-wye but gave us the countryside views at the same time.

    Mrs Hayes

  • "Great cottage with good views nicely located."

    Mr. L.

  • "Great location and house was extremely comfortable and had great views"

    Mrs Cherubini

  • "Over all a lovely peaceful cottage, nicely situated with lovely, well cared for gardens and ample car parking."

    \ \ \ Mr Phippard, August 2012\ \ \ The Garden and Views were lovely!\ \ \ Miss L July 2012\ \ \ The cottage is in a perfect location, is charming with a beautiful garden and is lovely and quiet. We would definitely consider returning to this cottage!

    Mr S

  • "We have stayed at Lower Moor Lodge on numerous occasions."

    It is a lovely, characterful cottage within ten minutes' walking distance of the centre of Hay on Wye and its bookshops, pubs, restaurants and other shops. The area around Hay is stunningly beautiful, and there is excellent walking available. The town's (and local area's) largest supermarket (Co-op) is a couple of minutes' walk away on the other side of the road. When we had our dog, the cottage and enclosed garden were perfect for him. . \ \

    Mr Healy

  • "“The Lodge was an absolutely stunning house set in a beautiful location!"

    The house itself is immaculately presented and it's location is perfect (just 5 minutes from Hay on Wye, with access to gorgeous countryside walks and attractions). We had a lovely peaceful stay and we would definitely revisit. Thank you for a wonderful stay!” \ Charlotte, Oct 2016


  • "Loved it except for some rather low door ways for my 6'3 partner !"

    Mrs Ferris

  • "Loved Hay on Wye, and the cottage had been so sympathetically refurbished that it had kept all of its original features but with the addition of 21st Century comfort."

    Ms Anderson, May 2017.


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  • All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with log burner.
  • Central heating with log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for log burner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio area and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • WIFI
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Bedrooms are accessed via a step. Please note: The cottage is located on the english side of the Welsh/English boarder
  • Please note: The cottage is located by a B road and you may experience traffic noise during busy periods.

The property

Lower Moor Lodge, is a truly cosy cottage located on the edge of the famous market town of Hay on Wye - world famous for its historic and literary connections.

The cottage, which is over 200 years old and once the lodge to the Lower Moor Manor, has a wealth of period features throughout, including original flagstone, lead mullion windows, wooden flooring and the all important wood burning stove!

Inside, the house is light and bright, perfect for a family of four, with two good sized bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen plus Dining Room and Living Room .

All rooms have views across the countryside which surrounds the building.

The style is welcoming with a clever mixed of the old with new and modern touches to bring it up to good standard, we found it to be a very charming home.

Surrounding the house is a lovely garden with various benches and tables to enjoy the fresh air.

The property is located on the English side of the Welsh/English boarder, about 10 mins walk from the centre of Hay, which has a wide and attractive selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.

(Hay on Wye is a world renowned for its book festivals and book shops NB: 'Hay Festival' is charged at Xmas rates

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About the location


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.

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Note: Bedrooms are accessed via a step.



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