Valley Cottage

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Recommended Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village Stag/Hen Allowed

Valley Cottage is a self catering cottage located in an incredibly secluded valley directly under the Black Mountains. It is near the famous town of Hay-on-Wye. There is no noise or light pollution and it is almost completely void of any mobile network coverage. It is possible to use the wi-fi on some phones.

The cottage is detached from all other buildings and has no immediate neighbours. There is a small stream and a very beautiful waterfall directly beside the property. Two open fires, oil fired Aga, deep down-filled duvets, cast iron baths and a shower borrowed from the Savoy Hotel, London are all luxury features.

The approach is suitably exciting. A narrow track winds its way into the property from the mountain road. The cottage is situated just off the hill or common, and there is an enormous amount of walkable, explorable, just-sit-down-on-able hillside.

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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The fresh, simple and elegant interior will make guests feel right at home
  • Guests can snuggle up by one of the two open fires with a beer and Welsh rarebit
  • Stare at the stars by night whilst soaking in the wood fired hot tub after a hard day conquering the Black Mountains
  • The property is deliciously rural, offering a wonderful retreat in the Black Mountains with no possibility  of no noise or light pollution

What you should know…

  • There is very little mobile network coverage (although it is possible to use the wi-fi on some phones)
  • Guests should bring an umbrella

Property Features

Internet Cable TV Games Room DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
- Main Entrance: Large Hallways and staircase leading to the first floor
- Bedroom 1: Pale pink large bedroom with white wooden double bedframe and a single day bed.
- Family Bathroom with a pale pink freestanding bath, sink, WC and heated towel rack. The room also boasts a walk-in shower with an enormous shower head which was acquired at the Savoy Hotel, London
- Bedroom 2: Duck egg blue bedroom with a double bed with white wooden bedframe
Please note:Hallways is on a split level with a few steps between bedroom 2, the bathroom and bedroom 1

First Floor
Kitchen: The large country style kitchen opens onto a small terrace with table and seating for 4. The kitchen itself offers an AGA plus 4 gas hob burners, larder, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, iPod docking station, microwave and washing machine.
Dining: There is a large wooden table with seating for 6. Original wooden beams divide the room from a small adjoining Drawing Room with sofa, arm chair and fireplace.
Living Room: With 2 comfortable sofas, coffee table, armchairs, wooden and original fireplace, large flat screen TV, large pink pool table and exposed wooden beams on the ceiling.

Second Floor
A small winding stone staircase connects the first and second floor
Bedroom 3: The third attic bedroom is filled with exposed beams which divide up part of the room. The room has a double bed and a single bed.
Bathroom: Cooper freestanding bath, WC, sink and heated towel rack. The room has wooden floors and a skylight.

Outside Grounds
The cottage is nestled at the base of a picturesque Welsh Valley. A gentle stream runs along the perimeter of the cottage. It is surrounded by green rolling hills covered with wild flower and the occasional lamb during the spring months!

The split level terrace connected to the cottage is accessible via the living room or garden. The bottom terrace level has a large area ideal for soaking up the sun. Whilst the top level offers a luxurious woodfired hot tub.
Please note there is a steep drop off the off the terrace.

Location

About the surrounding area of Valley Cottage
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There are a host of activities in the local area. The Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye and Usk Valleys mean that most rural activities are available. These include: hunting, shooting, river and lake fishing (ghillie available), horse riding, paragliding, regular gliding, rock climbing and abseiling, gorge walking & adventure days, rafting, kayaking, Canadian canoeing, archery, caving and potholing, golfing, mountain biking, mountain boarding, off-road driving, orienteering, paint-balling, quad biking, raft building, rally carting, target shooting, mountain walking and mountain skills, clay pigeon shooting, motoring along the wonderful mountain roads or simply sitting on Llandefalle Common under the red kites and buzzards watching the welsh mountain ponies in their natural habitat.

It is recommended that the latter activity be experienced with the following essential equipment: 1 large piece of Welsh cheese, a loaf of the local malted granary bread and at least one fine bottle of red wine.

Best restaurants within 15 minutes’ drive
- The Felin Fach Griffin: The Felin Fach Griffin is an award winning, dining pub with delicious food and local ales.
- The River Café: For lunch or supper overlooking the Wye
- Richard Booth’s Bookshop Café: For breakfast or lunch in Hay-on-wye surrounded by books.
- Melin Talgarth Mill Bakery: For an excellent sandwich or homemade cake and a tour of a working watermill
- Gliffaes Hotel: For tea overlooking the river Usk.

Great restaurants more than 15 minutes away
- The Raglan Arms, Monmouthshire
- The Bell at Skenfrith, Monmouthshire
- The Hardwick, Monmouthshire- The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

Breconshire is also famed for its thriving farming community. During your stay there are numberous excellent local supplier which come highly recommeded

Some of our favourite local producers
Seasonal vegetables, fruits and salad:
- Primrose organic Farm, Felindre

Butchers:
- Small Farms, Hay-on-Wye
- Gibbons, Hay-on-Wye
- Paddy Sweeney, Brecon

Delicatessen:
- Hay Wholefoods & Delicatessen, Hay-on-Wye

Good Bread:
- Melin Talgarth Mill Bakery, Talgarth

Smoked Fish & Meat:
- Black Mountain Smokery, Crickhowell

Charcuterie:
- Trealy Farm Charcuterie, Monmouth

Local Ice Cream
- Sheperds, Hay-on-Wye
- Llanfaes Dairy, Brecon

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bristol Airport

(123 km)

Nearest Village Brecon

(25.4 km)

Nearest Town/City Hay-On-Wye

(9.1 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(16.3 km)

Nearest Golf Cradoc Golf Club

(27.4 km)

Nearest Train Station Abergavenny

(42.8 km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-op Food, Hay-On-Wye

(9.1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Three Horseshoes

(3.6 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Cot(s) High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse riding
  • Historical sites
  • Farm animals to visit
  • Cycling
  • Mountain-Biking
  • Canoeing/kayaking

Onsite Facilities

  • Pool/Snooker

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Unlimited firewood with ready to light fires and fully stocked log baskets
  • Egyptian cotton linen and towels and bathroom toiletries by REN Skincare
  • Fresh eggs from the hens, seasonal produce from the estate, bread from our local artisan bakery, welsh butter, 2 pints of welsh milk and fresh flowers

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £300. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 5 pm onwards.
Departure time 11 am.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Well behaved dogs welcome in the uncarpeted areas and not on the furniture! £15 per dog.
Changeover day All bookings must start on a Friday
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2018 - June 8th 2018 - - £3,728.00
June 8th 2018 - July 27th 2018 - £972.00 £1,211.00
July 27th 2018 - September 7th 2018 - - £1,583.00
September 7th 2018 - October 19th 2018 - £972.00 £1,212.00
October 19th 2018 - November 2nd 2018 - - £1,583.00
November 2nd 2018 - December 21st 2018 - £972.00 £1,212.00
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - £2,722.00
January 4th 2019 - February 8th 2019 - £972.00 £1,212.00
February 8th 2019 - February 15th 2019 - - £1,583.00
February 15th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - £972.00 £1,212.00
March 29th 2019 - April 19th 2019 - - £1,583.00
April 19th 2019 - May 24th 2019 - £972.00 £1,212.00
May 24th 2019 - June 7th 2019 - - £3,728.00
June 7th 2019 - July 26th 2019 - £972.00 £1,211.00
July 26th 2019 - September 6th 2019 - - £1,583.00
September 6th 2019 - October 18th 2019 - £972.00 £1,212.00
October 18th 2019 - November 1st 2019 - - £1,583.00
November 1st 2019 - November 27th 2019 - £972.00 £1,212.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2018 - June 8th 2018 - - €4,073.00
June 8th 2018 - July 27th 2018 - €1,062.00 €1,323.00
July 27th 2018 - September 7th 2018 - - €1,730.00
September 7th 2018 - October 19th 2018 - €1,062.00 €1,324.00
October 19th 2018 - November 2nd 2018 - - €1,730.00
November 2nd 2018 - December 21st 2018 - €1,062.00 €1,324.00
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - €2,973.00
January 4th 2019 - February 8th 2019 - €1,062.00 €1,324.00
February 8th 2019 - February 15th 2019 - - €1,730.00
February 15th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - €1,062.00 €1,324.00
March 29th 2019 - April 19th 2019 - - €1,730.00
April 19th 2019 - May 24th 2019 - €1,062.00 €1,324.00
May 24th 2019 - June 7th 2019 - - €4,073.00
June 7th 2019 - July 26th 2019 - €1,062.00 €1,323.00
July 26th 2019 - September 6th 2019 - - €1,730.00
September 6th 2019 - October 18th 2019 - €1,062.00 €1,324.00
October 18th 2019 - November 1st 2019 - - €1,730.00
November 1st 2019 - November 27th 2019 - €1,062.00 €1,324.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2018 - June 8th 2018 - - $4,747.00
June 8th 2018 - July 27th 2018 - $1,238.00 $1,542.00
July 27th 2018 - September 7th 2018 - - $2,016.00
September 7th 2018 - October 19th 2018 - $1,238.00 $1,543.00
October 19th 2018 - November 2nd 2018 - - $2,016.00
November 2nd 2018 - December 21st 2018 - $1,238.00 $1,543.00
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - $3,465.00
January 4th 2019 - February 8th 2019 - $1,238.00 $1,543.00
February 8th 2019 - February 15th 2019 - - $2,016.00
February 15th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - $1,238.00 $1,543.00
March 29th 2019 - April 19th 2019 - - $2,016.00
April 19th 2019 - May 24th 2019 - $1,238.00 $1,543.00
May 24th 2019 - June 7th 2019 - - $4,747.00
June 7th 2019 - July 26th 2019 - $1,238.00 $1,542.00
July 26th 2019 - September 6th 2019 - - $2,016.00
September 6th 2019 - October 18th 2019 - $1,238.00 $1,543.00
October 18th 2019 - November 1st 2019 - - $2,016.00
November 1st 2019 - November 27th 2019 - $1,238.00 $1,543.00

Region

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Reviews

  • Wow!

    Posted by Sarah on 15/04/2017

    Beautiful location to celebrate my 40th birthday with my friends will defiantly be back.

  • Lovely cottage

    Posted by Matt & Kelly on 15/04/2017

    A fabulous oasis in the Brecon’s we loved being surrounded by sheep and their lambs. Pity we had to leave a day early but we definitely feel we got bang for our buck here! Loved seeing photos of the house before the renovation, what a transformation. All the best from the Cotswolds.

  • Amazing, amazing, amazing!

    Posted by Lorraine on 17/02/2017

    We had an amazing week, stunning location, couldn’t have asked for better. A break that will very much be remembered! Thank you

  • Wonderful stay

    Posted by Noah & Paige on 17/02/2017

    Brilliant cottage with so much character, idyllic setting albeit hard to find. Magical! will be hard to find somewhere else living up to this place. Hot tub was great but took lots of effort to work and facilities great. Lovely views and location. Plenty of Wals and thing to do. Shame there was no snow! Loved Lord Hereford's knob abd Hay-on-wye. Thank you

  • Thank you for another wonderful stay

    Posted by Steph, Jon, Gill & Sheila on 21/01/2017

    Fantastic to be back again and had a wonderful week here despite the weather. I cannot think of a better place to be rained in! Love the work you have done to the cottage and thanks once again for your hospitality and help making new and cherished memories.

  • Five star Christmas!

    Posted by Jason, Charlotte, Ruby, Archie & Poppy on 31/12/2016

    Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week. What a superb place to spend our family Christmas. Throughly enjoyed by all x x

  • Fantastic relaxing week

    Posted by Kat, Lisa, Teddy & Richard on 10/10/2016

    The blizzard's a good excuse to stay in the next to the fire. Poor poor lambs!(but good wine). Kids turnd semi feral with bow and arrows, feather head dresses, lovong mud and the stream (+ rope swing!) tired nicely early. Will definitely come back!

  • Stunning, peaceful and homely

    Posted by Chris S on 20/08/2013

    Set in stunning country side, our only neighbours were the sheep and wildlife. Peacefully private but only a few minutes from Hay-on-Wye and not far from Brecon. The house is fully equipped and has a really homely and welcoming feel throughout.

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