Courtyard Cottage Near Hay On Wye

£801 - £1037 per week

Why We Reccommend Courtyard Cottage

Originally part of a Georgian farmstead this skillfully converted hayloft provides a sumptuous home for holidays near Hay on Wye. One well behaved dog welcome.


Courtyard Cottage has it all, style, space, sumptuous furnishings and a location that is hard to rival in the Hay on Wye area.
  • In its former life the cottage had a very different roll -  a hayloft to the farm serving Maesllwch Castle - subtle and charming hints remain of its history yet today it shines as a fantastic holiday destination for couples, families or groups. 
  • The ground floor accommodation, entered via the well tended garden entrance is perfect for families. It has a bedroom and doors leading to a single bedroom, with an additional pull out child's bed.  The two rooms share a linked large family bathroom which has doors to the garden - an ideal suite for families with little ones -  convenient and pleasantly quiet with fantastic garden views.
  • The first floor, accessed by a striking red stairway,  opens onto the Master Suite which is stunning in both its size and layout. There is a generous four poster bed which takes centre stage and vying for attention are the  original round windows, once used to toss hay to the courtyard below but now showcased as beautiful reminders of the busy past times.  The suite also has a feature round basin, echoing the design of the windows and leading off the bedroom is a generous shower and separate toilet.
  • On this floor is the living accommodation which comprises of a simply enormous vaulted and beamed family room.  At the rear is a galley style kitchen of generous size with ample storage as well as the usual labour saving devices, including a dishwasher and a washer/dryer.
  • The hand crafted dining table easily seats six and the roomy seating area has 2 sofas as well as an armchair and a log burning stove.  There are books to browse, a TV/DVD and a music system.  Adults will love the laid back luxury of this family room and little ones will be elated at the space and freedom they have here, whatever the weather may bring!
  • Outside there is a secluded dining area exclusively for Courtyard Cottage guests with sweeping views of the gardens ,well tended lawns and  shade giving mature trees.
  • Home made cake on arrival.


  • Just a stroll away - enjoy  breakfast or lunch overlooking the Wye Valley Canoe Centre or watch the hussel and bussel over a coffee and a bagel  Hire a canoe and choose to be collected farther down river or wander further on foot, maybe into Hay itself or perhaps to Whitney where a well deserved lunch at The Boat Inn is a welcome treat.
  • Neighbouring properties Courtyard, Cobble and Corner Cottages can be booked altogether giving combined accommodation for 20 guests. Courtyard Cottage has a large dining table and enough crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment to facilitate all. An ideal choice for celebrations and special occasions.

Hay on Wye (5 miles)

  • Hay-on-Wye, just a short trip takes you to this fantastic diverse market town.  Ideal for stocking up on deli items and great for browsing.
  • The 'Town of Books' is fascinating, There are the famous second-hand bookshops, designer boutiques, a butter market with local produce, antique dealers, retailer's catering for crafts and interiors, there is even a chandelier shop which is truly charming. 
  • The Globe Cinema and Theatre is a venue which hosts a variety of eclectic artists and theatrical performances throughout the year. 
  • The choice of cafes and restaurants will leave you needing to return time and again. Don't miss Shepherds Ice Cream Parlour, which sells not only delicious ice cream but great coffee and deserts. Foyles is a popular spot for lunch.  Felin Fach Griffin gastro pub has an excellent reputation and an evening here is a must (booking recommended), a little further afield is The Stag Inn at Titley, different cuisine and also a must do on any trip to Corner Cottage .
  • Home to the famous Hay Literary Festival, Hay Walking Festival, the Dark Skies Festival, Hay Bike Festival, you won't be short of annual events to enjoy. 
Hay Castle
  • The restoration of  Hay Castle, a  part Norman, Jacobean and Victorian castle in the centre of the town into a lively cultural space is imminent, but for moment you can explore the Castle's grounds and visit the Honesty Bookshop
River Cafe
  • Hire a canoe from the fabulous  "River Cafe" in Glasbury, just one mile from Corner Cottage. Meander down the river, then pick your spot for a picnic lunch on the river bank. River Cafe also offer you the opportunity to hire a scooter! 
Richard Booth's Book Shop & Café
  • is a huge, welcoming space, formerly owned by ‘King of Hay’ Richard Booth, it has been restored with aesthetic flair by the new owner, making it arguably one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. It includes a exceedingly good café and a 48 seater cinema for rainy days and evenings out.

Town Tours

  • Learn about Hay’s fascinating history and quirky characters with Hay Tours. Throughout the year, local volunteers offer expert talks on four different routes lasting an hour or two. Each one brings Hay’s history to life, from medieval times right to the present day

Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre Kington

  • Ideal for families, this enchanting place has a huge of miniature, rare and seldom seen  animals.
Red Kite Feeding Station
  • Sit in the specially built hide, feet away from these majestic birds. A sight to behold as 50 birds or more may be seen in the skies  at feeding times, their forked tails can be seen  high in the sky circling before they dive down to feed. 

Outdoor Activities

  • The diversity of outdoor activities in the area means there is something for everybody within a short drive. - walking, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, pot holing or simply taking a mountain drive the unspoilt beauty of this area is captivating!
Hay Bluff and Twmpa, the Black Mountains.
  • This is a full days walk, starting from Hay town centre - you’ll end up on top of the world, with spectacular views across to Pen-y-Fan. 

Offa's Dyke Path

  • The path runs close to Hay and is a challenging but well worth route, passing some breath-taking scenery along the way.

Wye Valley Walk 

  • This walk extends from Chepstow and crosses the Offa's Dyke Path at Hay, and continues to Rhayader, a total distance of 103 miles. Be amazed by what this quiet area of Wales can offer.  The scenery along the walk will reveal unspoilt Mid Wales countryside at every turn.

Hereford and Llangorse Lake 

  • The market town of Hereford, a short drive away, makes for an excellent day trip. Visit the Cathedral, home to the famous Mappa Mundi and now unique Chain Library
  • Sailing on Llangorse Lake is available for all family, or hire a canoe. The unspoilt beauty of this area is beguiling. 


3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 5 adults plus 1 child.  1 Double with adjoining bedroom and a Single bed (additional truckle child's bed).  Linked bathroom, bath and shower over all on ground floor.  Master with Four Poster bed and ensuite bedroom (shower and separate toilet) on 1st floor.

Lounge/Dining/Kitchen Area 2 sofas, 1 armchair. Log burning stove,  feature windows, TV/DVD, HiFi system, large dining table seating 6, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer

Grounds secluded area with sweeping views for sole use of Courtyard Cottage guests, barbecue and outdoor furniture to seat 6, shared extensive manicured lawns and  terraces in rural setting.

£100 refundable deposit is required for all bookings.

Additional Information


Short breaks - All year exc. Summer

WiFi - Yes, high speed broadband

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, shared with Corner Cottage

Fuel - Central heating throughout inclusive. Starter pack of logs free

Dogs - 2 at £25 each p/w

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes


Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Other

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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