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Beautiful surroundings
Approach to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
Relax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso
Kitchen area
A sofa bed on the landing area suitable for one child on request
Sublime comfort in the super king-size bedroom
Bathroom
Fabulous views
Gated terrace with pet pooch in mind
Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy BBQ's on the terrace
Alfresco dining
The sauna...bliss!
Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
Stunning winter scenes from the property
View towards Starlight Cottage in the snow
1 / 20  Beautiful surroundings
2 / 20  Approach to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
3 / 20  The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
4 / 20  Relax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
5 / 20  Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
6 / 20  A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
7 / 20  Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
8 / 20  Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso
9 / 20  Kitchen area
10 / 20  A sofa bed on the landing area suitable for one child on request
11 / 20  Sublime comfort in the super king-size bedroom
12 / 20  Bathroom
13 / 20  Fabulous views
14 / 20  Gated terrace with pet pooch in mind
15 / 20  Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy BBQ's on the terrace
16 / 20  Alfresco dining
17 / 20  The sauna...bliss!
18 / 20  Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
19 / 20  Stunning winter scenes from the property
20 / 20  View towards Starlight Cottage in the snow

Starlight Cottage

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Spa Facilities
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A luxurious, romantic bolt hole set on a pretty organic farm
  • Located high in the Black Mountains with fantastic rural views
  • Get back to nature in this peaceful, private location

 

Property code: 42897

Nestled high in the Black Mountains, it's the most soulful of settings, a deeply luxurious retreat awaits. Dedicated to providing the very best in relaxing, romantic stays in a truly unique location.  Walk directly on to ancient paths and drover trails, drink in the sublime views as well as the fresh onsite spring water, detox in the spa & snuggle by the log fire. Complete bliss, perfectly designed just for two...plus a pooch of course.

The Brecon Beacons National Park is fully worthy of its International Dark Sky Reserve Status and the cottage, perched on the slopes of The Black Hill is aptly named with sublime views both day and night.  Set amongst quiet organic farmland, there is a deep sense of tranquillity stemming from its ancient origins, with medieval roots and natural springs lending a wonderful sense of mystery and intrigue to the unique setting.

Inside, the cottage is warm and welcoming, sympathetically renovated, with traditional craft techniques and materials throughout, and a cheery blend of contemporary style and classical beauty. Numerous original pieces of art line the walls. The new spa and sauna is a fabulous modern addition, with some of the best views we've seen from a day bed.  Sessions may be booked at a cost starting at £60 for 2 hours.  All full range of spa and massage therapies are also available, including beauty treatments and Reiki. 

Originally the hay loft for the farm, the living space now houses a smart, fully equipped kitchen with smart dining table, perfect for two, yet easily large enough to invite a couple of friends to dine too.  A couple of steps lead to the sitting room with large wood burning stove, a generous basket of wood, as well as Apple TV, a Netflix pod, DVD and Wi-Fi throughout.

Upstairs is dedicated to decadence!  The large landing area has a linen sofa bed, which is great to lounge with a book, bedding provided of course. The super king-size bedroom is our favourite room.  It is huge, with gorgeous French style bed from Loaf, a bookshelf full of holiday reads and inspiration for great days out and stunning views of the rolling Welsh Marches out beyond the window.....you just need to persuade the other half to bring you breakfast in bed!

You could easily spend a short break here without visiting the supermarket, stock up at the award winning village shop, Hopes, in Longtown for local fayre on the route in, then dine at the local pub and farm restaurants throughout the weekend. There is a high level of service at this cottage, with a warm and friendly welcome, assistance and advice on where to visit if you need it and a maid service available too.

Honeymooners are in for an extra treat with a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival and during winter you can enjoy four nights mid-week for the same price as a three night weekend.

An exceptional holiday is just waiting to be had, the perfect place for a proposal, a honeymoon or rekindling the fire!

This romantic cottage is connected to Black Barn Hill (42881) and it is possible to book both properties.

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  • 1 super-king bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and hob, cafetiere, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Wood burner (with basket of logs)
  • Smart TV, iPod dock
  • Landscaped gardens with stunning views, two terraces with table, chairs, parasol and lighting. Weber BBQ. One of the terraces is for the exclusive use of cottage guests
  • Private spa room and sauna close to cottage – treatments available to book directly with owners: massage therapies and beauty treatments, yoga and pilates. 2-hour sauna sessions are available for £60 (per couple)
  • Pub less than 1 mile, shop 5 miles
  • Babe in arms or one child under 12 on request – extra day bed on landing area
  • EV car charging – available at an extra cost
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

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Beautiful surroundings
Approach to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
Relax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso
Kitchen area
A sofa bed on the landing area suitable for one child on request
Sublime comfort in the super king-size bedroom
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Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 15th July 2022

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A wonderful week long stay in a wonderful location. The hosts have put a lot of thought and effort into making Starlight Cottage a great place to be. Whilst the cottage was very clean and welcoming the farm itself offers walks and a relaxed open atmosphere. We would not hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Claire 24th June 2022

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So comfortable , well thought out accommodation with really wonderful views and lovely private out door space and spotless

Reviewed by Jane 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Raymond 6th June 2022

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Reviewed by martin 3rd June 2022

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Perfect place to explore the surrounding area, great location for Hay on wye, via some beautiful country roads. As keen cyclists this was a dream location, every direction we found great routes, bring your hill climbing pants because this place has them In abundance!! But rest assured youll be rewarded with the most unbelievable views across the arRead moreea at the top. A stones throw from the famous gospel pass, which is a must!!!! And plenty other mountain roads and passes. Hide

Reviewed by David 27th May 2022

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Really lovely cottage in a brilliant location. The owners were really helpful. WE would definately use this cottage again.

Reviewed by Anneli 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lindsey 25th March 2022

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Lovely cottage and hosts in a lovely scenic area

Reviewed by Steve 29th November 2021

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with very friendly and welcoming hosts. We look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Jenny 19th November 2021

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A wonderful well equipped cottage in a great location. It was wonderful to see the stars in the evening and enjoy the fantastic views in the day. The owners Jill and Tim were very welcoming and were literally life savers as nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by Simon 12th November 2021

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Stunning location and lovely place to stay. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Lucy 8th November 2021

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Beautiful clean cottage in a stunning location. Lots of local walks you can do directly from cottage. Our dog enjoyed all the walking and loved coming back to sleep in front of the log burner in the evenings. The Bridge Inn is only 10 mins drive and serves decent pub food. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day break.

Reviewed by Isabelle 1st October 2021

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Wonderful view, very quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed by Kirsty 27th September 2021

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Wow, what an incredible view and location (if you can bear the hairy narrow roads!). A perfect place for peace and quiet and opportunity to recharge. It looks like there are some great walks nearby just unfortunate that Mother Nature didnt want to play ball the week we stayed. Great local pub nearby (The Bridge Inn). Host was so lovely too. DefinitRead moreely a place we look to go back to! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 20th September 2021

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Reviewed by Laura 3rd September 2021

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Immaculate and stylish cottage that offered peace, quiet and expansive views. The new owners did a brilliant job at making us and our dog feel welcome and relaxed. There are long walks from your doorstep and a short drive to lovely market towns (Hay-on-Wye, Abergavenny) with brilliant restaurants. We loved it.

Reviewed by Shelagh 14th June 2021

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Wonderful location for a peaceful, quiet holiday. Great views and walks from the cottage. Comfortable living area and large bedroom. Nearest pub for food is about 3miles away and Hay on Wye is 8 miles mostly on single track roads.

Reviewed by Christine 28th May 2021

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Lovely comfortable property in an incredible landscape. Very relaxing

Reviewed by Catherine 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage, Jenny the manager could not have been more welcoming or helpful, as was the owner Adrian. The sauna was excellent, all very relaxing.

Reviewed by Olivia 7th May 2021

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A gorgeous property in a stunning location. It had everything we needed for our week long stay. The bed was huge and very comfortable. Although the weather wasn't kind to us we still had a lovely time sitting outside and listening to the wildlife and even managed to stargaze one evening. I would definitely recommend to those in need of a recharge iRead moren this tranquil cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 21st December 2020

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This cottage is a lovely tucked away cottage with great access to rural walks and the ideal spot for a retreat. We enjoyed our stay and had friendly treatment throughout from the staff, would recommend!

Reviewed by Philip 30th October 2020

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The perfect place to go if you want to get away from the rat-race ! It is a beautiful cottage , set in an isolated location , with plenty of walks and lovely scenery to take in . We wanted a week away just to completely relax and that is exactly what we got ! We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and will be going back ! Jenny was also veRead morery helpful giving us directions to find the cottage and helping us with anything else we needed on our trip . Lovely place . Thank-you Hide

Reviewed by Jacki 12th October 2020

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Remote and very quiet. In a lovely spot.

Reviewed by Helen 9th October 2020

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Beautiful cosy cottage in an amazing location. Very comfy bed . Shame there was no welcome basket , not even milk and the kitchen was rather shabby, dirty oven door and wall near dishwasher . An expensive cottage just lacking a few details to make it great.

Reviewed by Zakir 5th October 2020

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The location was beautiful and very peaceful. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the break and were pleased with the cottage itself. Many thanks

Reviewed by Olivia 28th August 2020

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This cottage is a perfect getaway from busy life! If youre looking for walks and cosy nights in this is the place. The outside space and the views are perfect!

Reviewed by Adrienne 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Jan 7th August 2020

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Nice location. Quiet and peaceful.

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