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Lounge with woodburner
View towards the property from the garden
The area surrounding the property
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View towards the property from the garden
Lounge with woodburner
Woodburner
Dining area
Kitchen
Raised terrace area
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Built in bed in second Bedroom
Steep grassy slope to access the property from the top of the garden
A walkers paradise
The track leading across the national park to the property
Spot horse riders enjoying this rural remote area
Escape the hustle and bustle in one of our most remote properties
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Top Of Lane Cottage,

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

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people Sleeps 4
hotel Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
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
Towels included
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16TH CENTURY COTTAGE TUCKED AWAY IN A REMOTE LOCATION DEEP IN THE HILLSIDE

This stone cottage is an idyllic slice of country life, hidden away in remote location out of sight accessed by a farm track. Welcoming owners live a discreet walk away and are on hand if needed, but privacy is assured.

With 580 acres of National Trust Common Land surrounding you, there are many walks on the doorstep.  From the top of The Begwns it's possible to see nearly all of the Brecon Beacons, a truly astounding view.  For the energetic, the Brecon Beacons National Park and River Wye have a number of adventure training providers, from renting a canoe, to high rope courses and gorge walking.  Hay-on-Wye just 5 miles away, is famous for its International Book Festival, with plenty of second hand bookshops, an art house cinema and independent stores, as well as The Globe at Hay. Talgarth is worth discovering, and the Talgarth Mill with its working traditional watermill.

The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: approached via cottage style steep stairs, 1 double and 1 double (built in and not suitable for people over 6ft tall). Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC, on the ground floor.  Lounge: with woodburner (first basket of logs included), TV and Blu-ray.  Kitchen/diner: with electric oven and hob, fridge, washer/dryer and large larder.  Outside: raised sunny terrace with seating, BBQ and large enclosed garden.

Amenities: ample parking.  Bed linen, towels, electric and Wi-Fi included.  Regret no smoking.  2 dogs welcome. Additional info: the wood burner heats the whole property, additional electric and oil filled radiators available, should you need them in the cooler months. The cottage is accessed via a bumpy farm track, which makes it unsuitable for low cars and advice should be taken in severe weather. The cottage door is accessed via a sloping grassy garden path set into the slope, so may not be suitable for the elderly or guests with impaired mobility. Please note that whilst children are welcome, care must be taken due to the steep banks around the property. Location: pub 1 mile.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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BY FOOT & PEDAL:  580 acres of National Trust Common Land surround you, so, straight out of the door you will find fabulous walks - dogs will love it!  The Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park are in easy reach, simply drive through Hay on Wye and out the otherside, for more strenuous trails. Cyclists will love it and the Begwns are suitable for children's cycle rides (whereas the Black Mountains are a lot steeper).  Bike hire and delivery is available from Drovers Cycles in Hay on Wye.

 PEDAL TO THE PUB: The Roast Ox Inn is a traditional country pub in nearby Painscastle (apx. 1.5 miles) accessible by bike.  Longer cycle rides, or evening drives will find you in Hay on Wye, with The Blue Boar, or Three Tuns to try. Topping the Sugar & Loaf favourites are The Tram at Eardisley and The Felin Fach Griffin, both with great local reputations.

FOOD & FORAGE: The River Cafe in Glasbury is great for a spot of laid back Italian cuisine by the River Wye, Booths Books in Hay itself has a stirling reputation for lunch and lazy breakfasts. Head towards Abergavenny for Michelin starred Walnut Tree Inn and afternoon tea at The Angel. Talgarth is worth discovering, with a superb local butchers and the Talgarth Mill delighting most.

BROWSE FOR BOOKS: Hay on Wye is a huge draw, with 30+ second hand bookshops, an art house cinema and a healthy scattering of independant stores, as well as The Globe at Hay, with a busy program of events - perfect for spending a lazy day or two.

ACTION & ADVENTURE:  As well as the Brecon Beacons National Park, the River Wye has a scattering of adventure training providers, from renting a canoe for the day, to high rope courses and gorge walking, there is something for most!

 

SLEEPS 2 - 4: Two pretty cottage bedrooms, one with iron bedstead, pillows with views and lovely bedlinen and obligatory Welsh blanket provided! The second bedroom is the cutest of double's, cleverly designed and suitable for two adults

RELAXING:  A proper country sitting room, complete with large wood burning stove, a generous supply of logs (with more wood available to either gather yourselves, or purchase for a modest price), deep leather armchairs and chaise, TV, Blu-Ray player and wi-fi.

COOKING & DINING: Great retro chairs and vintage style kitchen / diner. Wonderfully atmospheric for romantic meals and also fab for French style breakfasts...think delicious crusty bread from Talgarth Mill and decent coffee from the Deli in Hay. Hand-made rustic kitchen, electric hob and oven, washer/dryer, fridge, toaster, cafetierre, Nespresso, a large larder cupboard with lots of storage.

BATHING:  Downstairs bathroom with roll top bath and low over head shower, basin and loo. We were very impressed by the organic linen towels from Baileys Home and Garden...somewhere else worth a trip to, should you be out exploring near Ross on Wye.

PETS:  Up to two well behaved, friendly dogs are very welcome to come and stay. The garden is fenced and gated. Please be aware there are sheep grazing on the Begwns.

CHILDREN: Children are welcome to stay however please be aware that due to the location, there are steep banks surrounding the property and care must be taken, particularly with young children.

16th CENTURY: The cottage is a 16th Century cottage, set into the bank of a hill in a remote location. Please be aware the stairs are quite steep inside, so may not be suitable for older knees or toddlers.

HEATING : The large wood burning stove heats the whole house, there are additional electric, oil filled radiators available should you need them in the cooler months.

ACCESS: The cottage is accessed via a bumpy farm track, which makes it unsuitable for low level cars, and advice should be taken in severe weather. The cottage door 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.

GARDEN: The garden is built into a mountain therefore care must be taken

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Lounge with woodburner
View towards the property from the garden
The area surrounding the property
Bedroom
View towards the property from the garden
Lounge with woodburner
Woodburner
Dining area
Kitchen
Raised terrace area
Main bedroom
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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Anne, 3rd May 2019

Wonderful location nestling in the hillside tucked away on its own. This back to basics cottage grows on you and after a lovely weekend we didn't want to leave.

Julian, 15th April 2019

Fantastic little cottage tucked away in a beautiful, remote, upland setting, with nothing but sheep for neighbours! Having said that, the owners are close by, extremely friendly, and helpful if needed. Local area has much to offer and explore, with great activities and places to discover for both adults and children. Lots of great local produce tooRead more, for the cooks amongst you! Would definitely stay again. Hide

Paul, 29th March 2019

Very peaceful location, felt like we'd gone back in time. Location is perfect for walkers and the views across the valley are just the best.

John, 18th February 2019

Very isolated little cottage so perfect for getting away from it all. Hosts were at the end of a phone if required, but did not impose themselves on us which was perfect for us.

Jenni, 28th December 2018

We had a wonderful time, loved it all, absolutely AMAZING place.

Jo, 21st December 2018

The cottage exceeded my expectations in both style and comfort, its truly idyllic with a great vintage feel. The location is stunning with miles of National Trust land to walk from the front door with great views across to the hay bluff and black mountains. The owners could not of been more helpful and really made me feel welcome and confident to eRead morexplore a really remote area of the Brecons. Hide

Miranda, 30th October 2018

Top of the lane cottage is very special. Its location is breathtaking and the views will stay with us for ever. The electric blankets were essential and the beds cosy and comfy.

Melanie, 12th October 2018

Our hosts went out of their way to welcome us and we enjoyed meeting them. A lovely and remote place, easy to keep warm even on a rainy weekend, the wood-burning stove is easy to use and the heated bathroom a treat. This is an unspoilt cottage with the bonus of quirky, original decor. Our dogs enjoyed it too!

Kate, 28th September 2018

A stunning location, far from the madding crowd. If you are looking for real seclusion, literally off the beaten track with glorious far reaching views and fabulous walks from the door, then this is for you. The cottage is full of character ,welcoming and comfortable. The perfect hide away, tucked into a deep slope with steep descent .

Kate, 17th September 2018

If you prefer your cottage to come with isolation, peace and quiet, beautiful, natural surroundings and stunning interior style, this is the one for you. What an amazing place. Rebooked twice already.

Janine, 10th September 2018

The cottage itself is very rustic...16th century....so you can forgive some idiosyncrasies like the very steep and deep internal stairs . The bed is extremely comfortable and warm . The log burner is lovely and easy to feed...more wood if needed is brought down by one of the owners . You must be fit to ascend and descend the approach to the cottageRead more as it is very steep . Also there is no 'phone reception but I cannot rate the wifi as we did not feel the need to use it . Hide

Kate, 29th June 2018

The perfect sanctuary. Best place I have ever stayed in the UK. Please dont come here. I want it all for myself, always.

Lynn, 15th June 2018

The perfect place to recharge your batteries and great for getting away from the daily grind

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WHERE TO FIND IT

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