View towards the property
Spacious lounge area
4 poster master bedroom
Dining room
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area
Lounge area
Mezzanine area
Mezzanine area
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Table tennis
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The Great Hay Barn,

Hay-on-Wye (1m E), Brecon Beacons
people Sleeps 12
hotel Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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This is one of the very best luxury barns in the Welsh Borders.

Firstly, it's really easy to get to, no endless winding roads and scrabbling for directions, simply head towards the border town of Hay on Wye, cross the River Wye and pootle along to the next village and you'll be just about at the door, so perfect when you're coming together as a group from all directions...even sat nav can find it!

Clearly a labour of love, the barn has been meticulously restored over recent years, using the best of local craftsmanship and taking into consideration every guest comfort. The result is a stylish mix of country charm (vintage welsh blankets, hand carved oak beams, wood burning stove) and practical modern (wi-fi, well equipped kitchen, ipod dock and large dining spaces), making it a simply great large family rental.

Perfect for those holidays where a mix of characters and personalities come together to celebrate in style. The barn, whilst sleeping 12, can easily be stretched to sleep up to 32, with the addition of other properties in the collection which are located on the same medieval farmstead...all discreetly arranged to respect privacy should you only be renting the one barn!

As you turn into the driveway you'll be happy to note the table tennis, under cover by the generous log store, park up, marvel at the views of the Black Mountains which roll away from the River Wye down below and step inside. The ground floor has a good amount of storage, designed for stashing muddy boots, coats and dog baskets (dogs are very welcome at the barn, should there be more than two, please just have a quick chat with the S&L team and we'll do our utmost to accommodate them).

The kitchen is very large, bright and airy, with a wall filled with french windows, maximising the daylight, with a breakfast table that looks out across the lawn towards the hills beyond.  There are a number of caterers locally who could help with the cooking at the house should you have a special meal planned.  Please contact the owner for recommendations.  The kitchen works well as a professional workspace and equally as a family hub, with breakfast bar as well as large farmhouse style table.

Step through into the large oak beamed living space, with a dining table seating up to twenty, on comfortable seats...important for those long catch up meals with mates! The sitting room area, is one of our favourites in the cottage collection, with high, oak beamed ceilings, large oak and glass barn doors, a wood burning stove, piano and books to browse, it's a room that's a pleasure to be in whatever time of day. Up above on the mezzanine is a second soft seating area, it works as either a family tv room, playroom for younger children, or quieter retreat from the crowd.

Six bedrooms in total, each with beautiful oak beams, toasty Welsh blankets and served by four bathrooms and a cloakroom. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, which makes the barn suitable for guests who may have difficulty with full flights of stairs, however please note that there are some steps down to the kitchen and dining area. Bedding and towels are of course included and there is a cot and high chair available for a tiny guest. The Master bedroom deserves its own mention, with four poster bed, heaps of space and its own bathroom....definitely the "bill payers" or "birthday girl/boys" bedroom in our book!

For active guests, the Brecon Beacons National Park is the playground on the doorstep, with dramatic hills to climb, ponies to trek, canoes to hire, gorge walking and high ropes all available nearby. For more relaxed days, Hay on Wye is well worth a visit, easily accessed by bike (bike hire also available locally), it's just a mile and half away and filled with book shops, good pubs and independent stores.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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EXPLORE THE TOWNS: Hay on Wye is just across the River Wye, walk or cycle across for a great afternoon exploring the thirty plus bookshops and independant shops. We love the Globe at Hay for events or lazy coffee with kids, or try Richard Booths for a spot of yummy lunch whilst in town. Brecon, Crickhowell, Hereford and Abergavenny are all within easy reach.

STRIDE OUT IN THE HILLS: The Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains are in full view. Perfect for a simple walk, an arduous hill adventure or a pedal around the lanes. There is bike hire available in Hay on Wye and pony trekking also on offer nearby.

PADDLE AND FISH: The River Wye has canoe hire available just down the road in Glasbury, right next to the River Cafe (well worth stopping off for lunch too). The River Usk runs through Crickhowell and perfect for fishing, day permits can be bought from the pub by the bridge. Venture a little further and see the stunning waterfalls in the National Park, great for combining with a picnic.

A BITE TO EAT: Wales has a growing reputation for some really fabulous restaurants. Check out award winning pub, The Felin Fach, for lunch or The River Cafe in Glasbury, both close by and well worth stopping at for a meal.

SLEEPING 8 - 12: Six individually designed bedrooms and four luxury bathrooms. Including a fantastic four poster Master Bedroom with private bathroom. The other bedrooms comprise of four double/king-size bedrooms and one twin room. Each with lovely antique beds, beautiful bedlinen and soft, fluffy towels included. A hairdryer is available.

COOKING: Huge family kitchen, with a RangeMaster oven and large gas hob. Designed for entertaining, complete with American fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, food processor, scales, breakfast bar and large breakfast table. Perfect space for families, as well as for caterers to prepare food - please contact the owners after booking for their recommendations.

DINING: Three great spaces, grab a bite of toast at the simple breakfast bar, laze away lunchtime at the lovely old refectory table in kitchen, or celebrate in style in the main dining room, with seating for twenty guests.

RELAXING: Beautiful, oak beamed sitting room with wood burning stove and comfortable sofas. Separate galleried living area, perfect for watching television, or to use as a playroom for smaller children. Complete with holiday reads, 42 inch flat screen television, dvd and surround sound. There is wi-fi throughout.

BASICS: There is a decent laundry room, fully equipped with washing machine, drying facilities, sink and a loo. There is an iron and ironing board available.

OUTSIDE: Private lawns and terrace area with outside seating, barbeque available. Good parking facilities. Spectacular views across the Black Mountain range.

PETS: Up to 2 well behaved pets welcome at The Great Hay Barn. Please simply ask us if you would like to bring more than two.

SECURITY BOND: This property has a £350 security bond, fully refundable after safe departure.


View towards the property
Spacious lounge area
4 poster master bedroom
Dining room
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area
Lounge area
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Anna, 20th August 2018

This is a great cottage, lots of room for families sharing. Good location and lots of activities close to hand.

Julie, 10th August 2018

Beautiful barn conversion with lovely views and outside areas. Perfect for our family get together. The owner and manager were really friendly and helpful.

Marilyn, 8th June 2018

Large building that comfortably accommodated 10 people. Variety of places for sitting / eating / lounging. Enormous kitchen. Pool table and table tennis kept the youngsters busy. Within walking distance of Hay On Wye.

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