View towards the property
The lake is in the wider grounds of the house
Introducing the neighbours!
Dining area with space for everyone
Kitchen with Aga
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area
Sitting room with wood burning stove
Lounge complete with family games
Perfect for lounging!
Family games, great for wet weather days
The playroom with games for all ages
The playroom
Just in case you have to work!
En-suite bedroom
One of the bathrooms
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
King-size bedroom
Kitchen area of the upstairs flat
Day bed in the upstairs flat
The double bedroom of the upstairs flat
Tree lined drive way leading to The Lake House
The house seen from the Lake
1 / 25  View towards the property
2 / 25  The lake is in the wider grounds of the house
3 / 25  Introducing the neighbours!
4 / 25  Dining area with space for everyone
5 / 25  Kitchen with Aga
6 / 25  Kitchen/dining area
7 / 25  Dining area
8 / 25  Sitting room with wood burning stove
9 / 25  Lounge complete with family games
10 / 25  Perfect for lounging!
11 / 25  Family games, great for wet weather days
12 / 25  The playroom with games for all ages
12 / 25  The playroom with games for all ages
13 / 25  The playroom
14 / 25  Just in case you have to work!
15 / 25  En-suite bedroom
16 / 25  One of the bathrooms
17 / 25  Twin bedroom
18 / 25  Double bedroom
19 / 25  King-size bedroom
20 / 25  Kitchen area of the upstairs flat
21 / 25  Day bed in the upstairs flat
22 / 25  The double bedroom of the upstairs flat
23 / 25  Bathroom
24 / 25  Tree lined drive way leading to The Lake House
25 / 25  The house seen from the Lake

The Lake House,

Hay-on-Wye (3mls SW), Brecon Beacons
people Sleeps 10
hotel Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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A large lake in the grounds, your own canoe for the holiday and an invitation to fish for Carp, Bream and Perch just outside the back door, all come as part of the package at this great family holiday house. Tucked away a few short miles from Hay on Wye, you'll find it stuffed full of Welsh charm, from the slate tiles and oak floors to the cosy local blankets and ubiquitous Aga and wood burning stove. The vibe is laid back and rural, the style flawlessly executed and deeply relaxing.

Perfect for a large family getaway or a holiday with friends, and particularly well suited to a multi-generational holiday with a self-contained upstairs flat, complete with a separate fully fitted kitchen and daybed (which could also be used as a sixth bedroom, enabling the house to stretch to sleeping eleven.

A great kitchen and dining space, open plan and full of gadgets for the most demanding of cooks. Complete with Aga and gas hob, it's been designed to ensure you can entertain and chat away as well as cook in the same large space, with a dining table and huge oak windows overlooking the lake.

Five bedrooms, a huge master bedroom with private stairs and en-suite bathroom, three further doubles, as well as a large twin room, with proper country views across either the impressive Black Mountain range or the Lake. Each room has crisp bedlinen, cosy welsh blankets and is beautifully finished to ensure a great nights sleep.

Welsh Border town of Hay-on-Wye is just three miles away, easily managed by bicycle - a truly unique and fascinating town and a Sugar & Loaf favourite! Specialist shops, an excellent deli, a world famous book festival and canoeing on the River Wye...with a great coffee shop too, it ticks the boxes! ps: the Black Mountains are pretty much on your doorstep with endless trails and an adventure training centre nearby should you want to book a guide.

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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WALK: Fantastic walks up the Capel y Ffin Mountain Road into the surrounding Black Mountains and National Park are straight from the door. Wild ponies, sheep everywhere and some of the most spectacular views the country has to offer are all within easy reach.

MOUNTAIN BIKE: The stunning walks surrounding you are also fabulous mountain bike rides, with a route for every level. Bikes can be hired (and delivered!) from nearby Hay on Wye.

CANOE: Between April and October, the friendly team at the Wye Valley Canoe Centre, 5 mins down the road will help you explore the river. A great and novel way to arrive in Hay on Wye! There is also a canoe and fishing available at the house itself.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: For the more adventurous the list is endless with rock climbing, abseiling, gorge walking, rafting, canoeing, archery, caving and pot holing etc., all available nearby with the Brecon Beacons.

SOMETHING MORE SEDATE: Hay on Wye with numerous book shops, eateries and local stores, as well as the world famous Literary Festival is just three miles away. The cathedral town of Hereford is also 25 miles away and Brecon can be reached in 20 minutes by car.

TOP TIP: The River Cafe in Glasbury is our favourite find, just a short drive, or pleasant stroll down the brook from The Lake House, it serves the best latte we've sampled outside of Italy and the authentic Italian lunch and supper menu looks divine...ooohh and did we mention the beautiful river views and really lovely staff...fabulous!

SLEEPS 10:  5 large bedrooms. 1 super king-size master bedroom with en-suite bath and shower room, as well as dressing room, 3 further large double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, which can be converted into a super-king. Lovely bedlinen, storage and Welsh blankets.

RELAX: Large sitting room with a top notch Clearview wood burner, logs included, three cosy sofas, the most enormous beanbag, great views of the garden through the huge oak windows. Gadgets include Wi-Fi, large tv, Sky television channels, dvd player, iPod music doc and Roberts radio. Lower tech holiday reads and games available!

COOKING & DINING: Large open plan kitchen and dining room. An oil fired Aga, gas hob and electric oven for the Aga phobic, microwave, fridge freezer. Lots of pots, pans and china. All the kitchen basics such as oil, salt pepper etc. There is also a second fully equipped kitchen upstairs in a self-contained flat which forms part of this property. The main entertaining space has a large oak refectory table with fun seating and linen cushions looking out over the enormous lake and grounds.

WORKING ON HOLIDAY: Bad luck, but if you need it, there is a proper office area downstairs with wi-fi connectivity and desk. There is also a decent work space in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Mobile reception is good.

BATHTIME: Three upstairs bathrooms, with baths and shower. A downstairs cloakroom with basin and loo. Large separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer and sink.

PLAYTIME: A games room with piano, punch bag, table tennis, working arcade game, table football. Outside, a swing, a lake for fishing or swimming, acres of ground, garden furniture, barbeque in summer months.

PETS: One well behaved dog is very welcome in the downstairs kitchen and hall.

THE LAKE: A local PGL company uses the lake on occasion to teach canoeing when the local rivers are too high. You are welcome to fish and boat on the lake at all times.  The green 2 man canoe is for the of guest.

SECURITY BOND : There is a £300 security bond for this property managed by Sugar and Loaf.


View towards the property
The lake is in the wider grounds of the house
Introducing the neighbours!
Dining area with space for everyone
Kitchen with Aga
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area
Sitting room with wood burning stove
Lounge complete with family games
Perfect for lounging!
Family games, great for wet weather days
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Rachael, 14th September 2018

We had a lovely family reunion in this gorgeous 'cottage'. Lots of room and a wonderful kitchen/dining area for entertaining. Great location for a relaxing weekend - lots to do nearby. Kept all generations (8weeks to 80years) happy! The lake and the games room were a big hit. We'd definitely come back again. Highly recommended.

Steven, 7th September 2018

We were a group of ten people for whom there was plenty of space, both private and collective (especially kitchen, sitting room and outdoor table). Everything was very clean and comfortable, and we wanted for very little more. An absolutely superb house, which we hope to visit again some day.

Jeni, 31st August 2018

Fantastic location, beautiful house, had lots of space & everything we needed and more. Great fun on the lake. Would love to return.

John, 24th August 2018

The Lake House is a wonderful holiday location, very warm and welcoming, we spent most of our time on a full range of activities including canoeing, fishing, swimming, table tennis, cycling and walking. It was a very happy location because everyone was busy and content, including the children. I think I would like to go back and explore more of theRead more local facilities and countryside. Hide

Fiona, 3rd August 2018

10 people, covering four generations, and a dog for a week. Great time, plenty of space and lots to do. Even four extra guests one day - great day on the lake,

Rebecca, 6th July 2018

Both the house and location were everything we wanted. There was plenty of space for us to have a truly amazing holiday!

Billy, 29th June 2018

Amazing place for a private weekend. There are no other houses around, use of the lake was amazing especially at the end of the day when the PGL teams had gone home. I'd recommend this place and will be booking again.

Catherine, 20th April 2018

We had a wonderful time staying at the Lake House, an incredibly peaceful place, with days spent hiking nearby and evenings spent drinking ros on the sun-drenched terrace overlooking the lake. We were 11 girl friends in our late 20s and it was a perfect base from which to explore the area and much more spacious than the pictures suggest - we were aRead morell reluctant to leave! Hide

Jacqui, 13th April 2018

Lake cottage was a perfect retreat suiting those who wanted to chill and those wanting to be more active. Lovely to have use of the lake and we enjoyed watching the PGL kids learn to paddle. Still felt really spacious even with 11 people staying!

Claire, 30th March 2018

Great house in a lovely location. High standard of decor and furnishings, heating/hot water worked well, very clean. Plenty of walks nearby with beautiful scenery. Made good use of the lake(only 1 PGL session during our week which didn't affect us at all) and the games room. Thoroughly enjoyable week for all 10 of us (age 6-73)!

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