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Beautiful surroundings
Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
Approch to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
Pet friendly!
Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
The brand new Spa & Sauna, is an optional extra...well worth it!
Drink in the views!
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!
Relax and enjoy!
Kitchen area
A sofa bed on the landing area, suitable for children 12+
Sublime views and comfort in the super king-size bedroom
Bathroom
Fabulous views
Gated and stock fenced with pets in mind
Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy BBQ's on the terrace
Alfresco dining
The sauna...bliss!
Inside Adriaan's Datcha
Adriaan's Datcha - scrummy afternoon tea
Adriaan's Datcha - set back under the trees
1 / 24  Beautiful surroundings
2 / 24  Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
3 / 24  Approch to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
4 / 24  Pet friendly!
5 / 24  Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
6 / 24  The brand new Spa & Sauna, is an optional extra...well worth it!
7 / 24  Drink in the views!
8 / 24  Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
9 / 24  A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
10 / 24  Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
11 / 24  Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso!
12 / 24  Relax and enjoy!
12 / 24  Relax and enjoy!
13 / 24  Kitchen area
14 / 24  A sofa bed on the landing area, suitable for children 12+
15 / 24  Sublime views and comfort in the super king-size bedroom
16 / 24  Bathroom
17 / 24  Fabulous views
18 / 24  Gated and stock fenced with pets in mind
19 / 24  Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy BBQ's on the terrace
20 / 24  Alfresco dining
21 / 24  The sauna...bliss!
22 / 24  Inside Adriaan's Datcha
23 / 24  Adriaan's Datcha - scrummy afternoon tea
24 / 24  Adriaan's Datcha - set back under the trees

Starlight Cottage,

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
people Sleeps 2
hotel Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Spa Facilities
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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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 at no extra charge! 

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 a Nespresso machine, 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!

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY “We greatly enjoyed our stay; stylish and comfortable, brilliant weather, top notch Bridge Inn, fish and chips with the neighbour to boot and extremely warm and helpful advice and hospitality from our hosts.” The Bridges

“Thank you for providing us with such a great setting for a much needed break. We do not want to leave! We spent our time just relaxing, watching sheep and walking, the views really are spectacular.” Jodie & David

“Thank you for being so welcoming and friendly. The cottage is stunning, the location and views are lovely, loved the log fire.” The Buckleys

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

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SAUNA & SPA:  On your doorstep decadence, the private Spa offers a range of treatments starting from £60 per couple for 2 hours, plus a gorgeous Scandi style sauna.  Sessions may be booked and paid for directly with the owner either prior to your stay, or when in situ. 

WINE & DINE:  There are a number of good country pubs throughout the Welsh borders including The Bridge at Michaelchurch. White Haywood Farm Restaurant is within walking distance, licensed and perfect for supper.  Abergavenny has some fabulous romantic restaurants, The Walnut Tree Inn & The Hardwick are two of our top picks worth the 25 minutes drive.

WALKING:  There is some seriously fine walking from the door what ever your level of fitness, from the stunning 2.5 hour walk along Hay Bluff and Black Hill right from the door, to the wider Brecon Beacons National Park and 285 km Offa's Dyke Path, for the very keen. The owners provide maps of the surrounding farmland and good walking routes right from the door.

CYCLING:  Just as great as the walking, you can enjoy great road biking along the picturesque lanes, as well as challenging mountain routes up on the hill.  Bike hire is available in nearby Hay on Wye and can be delivered to the cottage. There are also two excellent Subtrans routes in the wider area which are well worth following.

TOWNS & VILLAGES:  Hay on Wye, with its famous Literary Festival is just 20 minutes drive away, with 30 plus independent bookshops and stores, as well as some lovely places to eat.  Abergavenny is 30 minutes away with one of the countries largest food festivals held in September each year. The Cathedral City of Hereford, with the famous Mappa Mundi can also be reached in 30 minutes & the Golden Valley is full of quaint villages to explore en-route.

CULTURE & CASTLES:  The Norman Conquest saw a large number of castles springing up in the Welsh Marches, many of which still remain in some form or other today.  White Castle, Longtown, Grosmont and Raglan Castle are certainly worth a visit for a touch of local history. There are lots of beautiful old churches and abbey's around too, Patrishow Church in the Vale of Grywnne is a particularly lovely example as well as the crooked church at Cwmyoy in the beautiful Llanthony Valley.  Guide books and information available on arrival.

SLEEPS 2 :  Large super king-size bedroom.  Babes in arms welcome.  Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and loo.  Fluffy bath robes and towels provided.

RELAXING INSIDE:  Light, bright and airy, flag stone tiled living space with wood burning stove, a basket of logs, full central heating, soft seating and dining table. WiFi, Apple TV, a Netflix pod,  DVD, sound system, great views across the hills from the sofa!

RELAXING IN THE PRIVATE SPA:  A beautiful Spa room and sauna is situated close to the cottage. Also available to book directly with the owners after securing your accommodation dates are a range of massage therapies and beauty treatments. 2 hour sauna sessions are available for £60. All bookings and payments for the spa are easily made with the owner after you've secured your stay.  

KITCHEN:  Contemporary units with cool glass splash backs and stainless steel worktops, good quality gadgets, the all-essential dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob and oven, Nespresso machine, all fully kitted out...for as much or as little cooking as you choose to do.

ADRIAAN'S DATCHA: Reflecting the idea of a Russian datcha, this newly-opened outdoor room with a library, soft seating and a wood burning stove, oozes charm and atmosphere. With wonderful views and set away from the property, feel the magic as you enter this small building. Enjoy the view, read a book or write a letter, while sipping tea by the warmth of the fire. You can now book an afternoon tea to be served in the datcha.

LOVELY TOUCHES:   You can treat yourself to a scrumptious afternoon tea for small additional cost, in either Adriaan's datcha or delivered to the cottage. Optional complimentary maid service available during a week long stay.  Helpful owners available if needed, with advice on local walks and things to do.  They will completely respect your privacy should you prefer to simply be left in peace.  Locally produced, home-made food can be delivered to the door from the nearby farm restaurant.

OUTSIDE:  Beautiful landscaped gardens and stunning views, two terraces with subtle outside lighting.  Outside dining table and chairs on each terrace, with Weber barbeque and parasol. One of the terraces is exclusive for the use of the cottage guests.

PETS: No extra charge for pets - You must mention you are bringing a dog at reservation / booking stage so the owner can prepare

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Beautiful surroundings
Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
Approch to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
Pet friendly!
Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
The brand new Spa & Sauna, is an optional extra...well worth it!
Drink in the views!
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!
Show 12 moreRelax and enjoy!

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Andrew , 10th December 2018

The cottage and the location are superb! Beautiful environment nd perfect for cleansing your mind and sole!

ASHLEY, 16th November 2018

We had an amazing holiday. Such an immaculate cottage with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. We will definitely be back!

Thomas, 15th October 2018

Luxury cottage, beautiful setting, fantastic views and good facilities.

William, 14th September 2018

We stayed a week here and it was the perfect setting for a get away from hustle and bustle. Here we could just unwind, walk straight out of the door across open fields just us and the dog. A magical place to switch off. Think it might have to be a regular thing.

Ramona, 15th June 2018

We can't speak more highly of the experience we had. There was so much attention to detail to make our stay as memorable as possible, from the BBQ on our own terrace with wonderful views of sheep and hillside to the comfortable bed and thoughtful layout of our one bedroom converted barn. We were looking for a luxury pet friendly cottage that didn'tRead more compromise on quality and we found the perfect place Hide

Brian, 8th June 2018

Great location, lovely views and superb facilities, what more could you ask for on a holiday. The owner and the manager are both very friendly and helpful. the best place for a great relaxing stay.

Graham, 11th May 2018

The cottage is a very well thought out conversion of a hay barn and is bright and airy in a fantastic position. I spent many hours sitting on the patio and taking in the amazing view.

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WHERE TO FIND IT

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AT A GLANCE AVAILABILITY

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