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17 / 17  Uninterrupted views across the countryside

The Hive

Hay-on-Wye (12.5mls NE), Mid Wales
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stunning location with mountain views
  • The Offa’s Dyke path is right on the doorstep -  ideal for enthusiastic walkers
  • A wood burner to keep the chill off autumn evenings
  • Stylish interior with rustic charm
Property code: 52676

You could not wish to be better placed, to enjoy the enviable position on the English/Welsh border. The Offa’s Dyke foot path is nearby allowing for you to enjoy a long or short trek. The Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley are also nearby. The area offers a number of historic market towns such as Hay-on-Wye, Clun, Ludlow and Leominster, across the border you will find an area steeped in history with some of Europe’s finest surviving castles and countryside, Brecon Castle overlooking the River Usk and Abergavenny Castle set against the spectacular hills.

Step onto the terrace and enjoy the views across the Welsh mountains, the shepherds hut offers open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining/sleeping area, the comfortable seating with coloured cushions, sits perfectly in front of the wood burner, and for a simple supper a gas oven and hob sits within sympathetic wooden work tops. For a peaceful night’s sleep step up into the built in double bed where you can enjoy views onto the mountain range. There is also a shower room, with shower and an Eco WC outside the shepherds hut.

The shepherds hut has been designed for entertaining and offers a spacious terrace where a table and chairs sits perfectly enjoying the views across to the mountains and open countryside, with a further seating area creating the perfect place for an evening with friends, feel free to roam the grounds with acres to explore. There is off-road parking for two cars.

  • 1 double bed with 2 additional pull-out beds
  • 1 shower room with an eco WC
  • Gas oven and hob, cool box
  • Wood burner
  • Terrace with table, seating and parasol
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 18th August 2023

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Fabulous view and sky at night. Could see all the stars, as no light pollution. Our dog loved the open space, no issues with it not being fenced in. Great base for Hay on Wye, only a half hour easy drive.

Reviewed by Robert 16th September 2022

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A terrific location. Really rural and the night sky view is excellent. So quiet and the deck is great attribute. Be prepared for an outstanding morning view, whilst living "off-grid".

Reviewed by Harvey 26th August 2022

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Accommodation was well stocked, hot tap very loose in the kitchen sink and intermittent gas through the hobs but both worked ok. A list of items held at the accommodation may have made packing for the break easier as we found we had doubled up on a lot of items. Just sheet and blankets on the bed, would recommend a duvet at least as an option for cRead moreool evenings, Hide

Reviewed by Benjamin 8th July 2022

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Great little shepherds hut. Brilliant base for exploring the Radnor hills. Absolutely amazing view from the decked area.

Reviewed by David 3rd June 2022

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A beautiful location and a comfy cabin. The hill is a bit of a climb but it is possible to take a car to the top in dry weather. (In reverse preferably) The compost toilet might not be for everyone but this is a place to get away from it all. No wi-fi or TV (Hurrah!!) but 4g reception is good. If you have a dog I'd recommend Frontline Tick protectiRead moreon beforehand. Prestignae has a great butcher, greengrocer and Farm Shop. Highly recommend the organic pizzas and great wine list at Daphne's. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by James 15th April 2022

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We really enjoyed this lovely little Shepherds hut with its fantastic views and open space for our Springer Spaniel to run around. Perfect location for long walks each day exploring the Offas Dyke path and sampling the local pubs. We visited over the Spring time and the Sunsets are amazing so highly recommended enjoying dinner on the decking after Read moreyour days activities. Hide

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