Wild Hare Near Hay On Wye

£1250 - £2800 per week

Why We Reccommend Wild Hare

Luxury house near Hay on Wye pet friendly Wild hare enjoys stunning views over the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons


This elegant, luxurious holiday house in Hay on Wye is surely one of Wales best - memorable holidays are made here.

  • This 17th Century farmhouse offers luxurious  impeccably  stylish and beautifully presented accommodation in a supremely elegant yet comfortable style -  top quality fabrics, colour schemes and furnishings throughout.
  • WIld Hare has  accommodation for 8 guests with a choice of 4 spacious, luxurious bedrooms, each with an en-suite elegant bathroom!
  • The huge kitchen/dining area  is a really special integrated space which makes conversation and eating enjoyable and sociable. The stainless steel SMEG eight gas burner hob with two electric ovens enables the preparation of anything from a simple supper to a special occasion dinner.
  • Situated on Newchurch Hill, you can walk straight out onto thousands of acres of common land - an area inhabited by wild ponies, sheep, rabbits and the rare wild hare. 
  • On your doorstep, you have an acre of private woodland to wander among bluebells and wild flowers.
  • If you would like to bring your horse, there are stables and fields, with adjacent land ideal for riding.
  • Enjoy breakfast on the lawn and be spellbound by the views of the Black Mountains - relax on the comfortable outdoor sofas and at night take a blanket and perhaps a night cap and lie gazing up at the starlit sky - there is virtually no  light pollution and the night sky can be exceptionally beautiful.
  • Nestling in the rolling mid Wales hills, just a 10 minute drive from Hay on Wye - the 'Town of Books' this luxurious holiday house is the perfect place from where to explore the breath-taking countryside of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.-  and opens up opportunities for adventures in and around this  fabulous countryside.
  • Famed for its internationally renowned Literary Festival, Hay on Wye is a vibrant, creative town where you can become immersed for hours upon end in all the delights on offer.


Hay on Wye (6 miles)

  • Head into Hay-on-Wye, If you would like a change from  peace and solitude at Wild Hare, or perhaps you've simply run low on supplies.
  • The 'Town of Books' is fascinating, the shops will not only provide for all your practical needs but also offer hours of browsing. There are the famous second-hand bookshops, designer boutiques, a butter market with local produce, antique dealers, retailer's catering for crafts and interiors amongst many other things. 
Richard Booths Book Shop & Café 
  • 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.
The Globe
  • There is a great cinema and a theatre here too  - which have a whole host of eclectic artists and theatrical performances throughout the year. 
  • The plethora of cafes and restaurants ensures that there is something to suit all palates. Don't miss Shepherds Ice Cream Parlour, which sells not only delicious ice cream but excellent coffee and other goodies too. Just a mile from Hay is the Felin Fach Griffin gastro pub, while further afield is The Stag Inn at Titley, two very popular pubs with our guests.
  • 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. 
  • Plans are underway to restore Hay Castle, a  part Norman, Jacobean and Victorian castle in the centre of the town into a lively cultural space. At the moment you can explore the Castle's grounds and visit the Honesty Bookshop
Canoeing, Fishing, Wild \Swimming and Picnics on the River Wye
  •  Hire a canoe from the fabulous  "River Cafe" in Glasbury, 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 Vespa! 
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
  • Do visit this wonderful place with a great collection of miniature, rare and interesting creatures! There are lots of owls too and a great little cafe to stop and have a bite to eat.
Red Kite Feeding Station
  • Sit in the specially built hide, feet away from these majestic birds. Usually around 50 birds may be seen gathering before the feed, soaring high into the sky until they start diving onto their food. 

Outdoor Activities
  • There are a  host of activities in the local area, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley are perfect for walking and cycling, mountain biking and horse riding and for more extreme sports, canoeing, gorge walking, caving and pot holing.
Hay Bluff and Twmpa, the Black Mountains.
  • Take a full day and walk both, 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 
  • Running along the ridge of the Black Mountains and passing through Hay, Offas Dyke continues towards Kington - this walk is not for casual walkers as there are some strenuous stretches.

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. The walk offers some splendid scenery through unspoilt Mid Wales countryside.

Talgarth & Llangorse Lake - further afield 

  • Take a day trip over the border to nearby Hereford, a short drive away, for the magnificent Cathedral, home to the famous Mappa Mundi and now unique Chain Library
  • Explore the Elan valley & Rhayader - less than an hour' s drive away - and the border market towns of Presteigne & Knighton.
Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Enjoy this natural playground brimming with natural beauty and the myriad activities it offers. Walking, mountain biking, horse riding, picnics and more. Discover  caves, forests, heather clad mountains an historic canal, bustling market towns, local produce and craft markets, country pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants.


4 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8. 
1 Double with modern walnut four poster Kingsize bed, linen upholstered chairs, stunning views of the Black Mountains and en-suite (stone tiled floor, underfloor heating, large washbasin, shower and toilet). 1 Double with modern black four poster Kingsize bed, large en-suite (stone tiled walls and  underfloor heating, large walk-in shower, washbasin, toilet and roll-top bath), views of the barns and common land.
1 Twin with antique French walnut beds upholstered in 100% natural linen, large en-suite (marble floor, underfloor heating, large wash basin, toilet and walk-in shower), views of the barns and common land. All on 1st floor.
1 Double with oak four poster Kingsize bed, beautiful vaulted ceiling. A spacious room with large French doors leading into the garden with stunning views of the Black Mountains. The Shower Room with toilet & washbasin is just outside the bedroom, on the ground floor.

Kitchen with a large island where you can prepare meals whilst gazing at the Black Mountains. A stainless steel SMEG eight gas burner with two electric ovens. The kitchen is well-equipped with a large fridge freezer, walk-in larder, wine cooler, Cuisinart food processor, Kenwood microwave, Nutri Bullet, Dualit coffee machine and milk frother. Wild Hare has spring water available throughout so you will be enjoying delicious pure water direct from its source throughout your stay.

Dining Room leads off from the kitchen with a large dining table. The room has stunning views of the Black Mountains through tall double doors which open out into the three acre garden. There is a wood burner for cosy nights and a Sonos sound system.

Lounge The heart of this room is the huge inglenook fireplace with wood burner. There is a comfortable Danish sofa upholstered in 100% wool and linen upholstered chairs and lots of textures and details in the room - a beautiful room for either daytime or night time relaxing  -  lots of books and artistic inspiration in the fabulous book shelves.

Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Grounds A shared drive provides easy access with 3.5 acres of undulating lawn and private woodland, with views of the Black Mountains. Relax all day on the comfortable outdoor sofas. There are a further four acres with a stream accessed through a wooden gate, and stables and fields ideal for riding. 

A refundable security deposit of £250 is required per booking.

Additional Information


Short breaks - All year, £1000 per break Monday to Friday, Friday to Monday, further charges apply for 4 nights

WiFi - Yes (telephone for incoming calls only)

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Under floor heating and logs inclusive

Dogs - On request, but not around lambing season

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No


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

Is there a gate to open? No

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 Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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