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Steep grassy slope to access the property from the top of the garden
View towards the property from the garden
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky interiors
Raised terrace area
Escape the hustle and bustle in one of our most remote properties
Dining area
Kitchen
Main bedroom
Main Bedroom
Built in bed in second Bedroom
View towards the property from the garden
A walkers paradise
The track leading across the national park to the property
Spot horse riders enjoying this rural remote area
Nearby views
The area surrounding the property
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13 / 18  View towards the property from the garden
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15 / 18  The track leading across the national park to the property
16 / 18  Spot horse riders enjoying this rural remote area
17 / 18  Nearby views
18 / 18  The area surrounding the property

Top Of Lane Cottage

Hay-on-Wye (4.5mls NW), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
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At a glance

  • A quirky 16th Century cottage tucked away in the hillside
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet of this remote location
  • Surrounded by 580 acres of National Trust Common Land
Property code: 42961

We love uncovering new places, particularly new hills! The Begwns, as heralded by the National Trust as having all the view, none of the climb! With 580 acres of view, it's possible to see nearly all of the Brecon Beacons from the top of the common, a truly astounding view. Nestled away in the hills, just 5 miles from Hay on Wye, famous for its International Book Festival and a cycle ride away from Painscastle, with village pub and riding centre, this cottage is an idyllic slice of country life. Totally remote and wonderfully rural, friendly and welcoming owners living a discreet walk away, should you need any help or advice during your stay.

Stride down the grassy path and into an oasis of peace and quiet...well, apart from the chirpy birdsong,  You'll find, a little like in a fairy tale, an character-filled old stone cottage, hidden away out of sight in a remote location.  Lovingly restored, with heaps of style and wonderful vintage touches.  Step in through the porch, to the sitting room, with cheery wallpaper, large leather armchairs and wood burning stove, as well as a generous basket of logs awaiting. There is wi-fi as well as a flat screen tv and Blu-Ray player available too. The kitchen is simple, yet fully equipped, with a large walk in larder and dining table for four, it leads out to a sunny garden terrace, with a beautiful view of the hills, as well as a large garden. 

Upstairs you will find two sweet cottage bedrooms, a large master bedroom, traditional iron bed, beautifully decorated with pretty views and lovely linen. The second bedroom is also for two, with a cleverly designed double bed built into the walls, making full use of the views.  

It's incredibly romantic and wonderful for just two, and pets are most welcome too.  There are plenty of activities in the local area, with a pony trekking centre nearby, the friendly guides will lead you up over the Begwns on horseback for a morning ride or nip over to the other side of the hill and discover the canoe hire and adventure training centres, offering everything from a quick hour on the River Wye, to a Vespa ride up into the Black Mountains, bicycle hire to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, or a test of nerve on the high wire ropes.  There are also great independant shops in Hay on Wye and a fine selection of pubs and restaurants for those who want to enjoy a gentler pace whilst on holiday in the hills!

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  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with roll-top bath, low overhead shower and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, toaster, Nespresso machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided, more to gather or buy)
  • TV, Blu-ray player
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 6 miles
  • Please note: sheep graze nearby on the Begwyns so dogs will need to be walked on a lead
  • Please note: care must be taken, particularly with young children, on the steep banks surrounding the property
  • Please note: the stairs of this cottage are quite steep so may not be suitable for people who are less mobile, or toddlers
  • Please note: the cottage is accessed via a bumpy farm trick which is not suitable for low-level cars
  • Please be careful in severe weather. The cottage is accessed via a grassy steep garden path set into the slope, so may not be suitable for the elderly or guests with impaired mobility. The garden is built into a mountain therefore care must be taken
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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Steep grassy slope to access the property from the top of the garden
View towards the property from the garden
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky interiors
Raised terrace area
Escape the hustle and bustle in one of our most remote properties
Dining area
Kitchen
Main bedroom
Main Bedroom
Show 6 moreBuilt in bed in second Bedroom

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann 17th June 2022

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So peaceful and wonderfully isolated, we have had an amazing week at Top of Lane Cottage. Everything you need is provided. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the brecon beacons and is very close to Hay-on-Wye. We can't recommend this highly enough and will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Sue 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 16th May 2022

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A stay at this wonderful quirky cottage feels like youve stepped back into another age, though all the mod cons are there. The beds are extremely comfortable. The cottage is in a fabulous location, and if youre looking for peace and quiet you will certainly find it here. Just the sound of the birds, the sheep and the breeze in the trees. Great walkRead moreing area. The nearby town of Hay is just the place for a good day out, lots of interesting and individual shops, with plenty of good eating places. Hide

Reviewed by Elsa 29th April 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a great location. Idyllic if you want real peace and quiet from the world. Easy drive to local shops and pub too. Loved it!

Reviewed by Ruth 30th December 2021

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Brilliant, cosy cottage surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside - lovely to wake up to the sound of the stream or the sheep. Plenty of space for four adults and a dog to live comfortably together. We had a slight issue with hot water during our stay but the hosts couldnt have been more responsive, helpful and kind when trying to resolve it. HighlRead morey recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 8th October 2021

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Lovely remote cottage took me back to my grandparent's houses (with the benefit of the inside bathroom). A short walk down to the gate of the cottage from where you park then a steep path down to the cottage door. Loved the decor inside, and having a log burner, dog loved lying in front of that, and son lighting it. The kitchen is small but very weRead morell equipped and plenty of room in larder to store food. Lovely bedrooms son loved his inbuilt bed ( and wifi) . Lovely walks and views in area. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 10th September 2021

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The cottage and the setting was idyllic. We loved our time away. Waking each morning to birdsong, walking up around the Begwns and cosy evenings in front of the wood burner. It was just perfect and we feel totally refreshed. We have never seen so many sheep !!! Flo was most excited. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Kim 27th August 2021

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This is a lovely cottage, very cosy once you get the log burner going, and the location was amazing - so remote, which made it perfect for a real get-away-from-it-all break. Do bear in mind that access is down a steep slope, so it's not great for the less mobile. The cottage was well equipped and there are fantastic walks right from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Charmaine 2nd August 2021

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Wonderful little cottage with everything we needed for a relaxing break, would happily go there again.

Reviewed by Prashant 30th July 2021

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The cottage is in a very beautiful remote location and very beautifully decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Anne-Louise 9th July 2021

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As lovely a cottage and setting as I had hoped. Wonderful walks, stars and utterly natural.

Reviewed by Lucy 25th June 2021

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A fantastic place to stay. Warm welcome and really helpful hosts. Fab decor. Stunning walks right from the door. A very quiet part of the world. Didn't want to leave!

Reviewed by shelley 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 14th June 2021

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Reviewed by Elisabeth 10th May 2021

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Amazing cottage, very magical, like staying in story book. Beautifully quirky interior made it feel super homey but special at the same time. I felt very at home. The isolation of the cottage was a real treat and the views are spectacular. Cottage is well equipt with all the basics you need and logs for the fire as well. After some great advice we Read morewent to the market at Hay on the Wye and walked around the local area as well, very chilled. Ideal. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 9th April 2021

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Wow- what a beautiful and charming cottage, tucked away out of sight and totally private. Was initially expecting a bit of a walk to reach the cottage from the parking area, but this was not the case at all. Safe enclosed garden that our spaniel loved to explore, lots of lovely walking with great views!

Reviewed by Amanda 16th October 2020

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For anyone wanting an unspoilt secluded cottage,, this truly is paradise. Beautiful old stone cottage with wood burning stove. The lovely owners aRe fabric designers. So expect an interior that feels authentic and rural with beautiful touches of creative detail. Cupboard doorknobs from twigs, lamps from reclaimed wood and splashes of her own wallpaRead moreper. The house is hidden in the hillside. From the top of the hill there are spectacular views of Brecon Beacons & The Black Hills. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 28th September 2020

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A fantastically idyllic cottage. Beautifully located on the Begwyns with captivating views. The cottage is simply atmospheric of a previous era both internally and externally. The perfect place to re-charge a battery.

Reviewed by Louis 18th September 2020

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Perfect mountainside bolthole for those seeking peace and tranquility. Simple living to slow the mind down and space to appreciate nature and the outdoors.

Reviewed by Cath 14th September 2020

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Remote location and cottage perfect for a very quiet retreat. Garden is steep so is access as stated in description but very managble for us, we would definitely return here the dog loved it a secure safe garden.

Reviewed by Penny 31st August 2020

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Reviewed by Jon 28th August 2020

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A charming cottage - very cosy, with a wood burning stove and two lovely bedrooms. The location is great, there are beautiful walks from the door of the cottage and beyond, and lots to see in the surrounding area. We felt at home there and really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Matthew 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Dale 17th July 2020

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The property and location are stunning, it was like stepping back in time. The owners were very helpful and at the same time respected our privacy. Lots of great walks, the surrounding area is home to lots of sheep and I must say they were very entertaining diving in and out of the ferns. The scenery is superb, with beautiful dark green colours whiRead morech stands out like no other, very typical of Wales. We came back refreshed and energised! Would definitely recommend Hide

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