Hay-on-Wye (6mls SE), Herefordshire


So when the time comes to step outside this peaceful haven you will discover a wealth of wonderful walking to enjoy. The Black Mountains are easily accessible and only slightly further afield is the Brecon Beacons National Park. Enjoy the best of Herefordshire s market towns with regular farmers markets and literary festivals including the world famous Hay Festival only a few miles away. Across the border you will find an area steeped in history with some of Europe s finest surviving castles - Brecon Castle overlooking the River Usk Abergavenny Castle set with the Blorenge Mountain creating a spectacular backdrop and Crickhowell Castle a prominent feature within the small market town. At the end of a busy day park up your car or walking boots and return to the blissful peace of your own unique retreat. Take time to soak up the silence and subtle views as you stroll across the ancient hay meadows to the carriage. Soon you will get the first glimpse of this sympathetically restored railway carriage as you reach the gate peaking above the hedge rows. Step into your own meadow and you will have truly left the real world behind. This lovingly restored carriage takes centre stage within an ever-changing meadow. The sturdy steps made from reclaimed sleepers blend beautifully with the large wooden doors finished with bespoke ironmongery. Step inside and back in time both charming and rustic with a wood burner to take away the chill on any autumn day the small kitchen hand crafted from galvanised steel has a sturdy gas hob traditional kettle perfect for a morning coffee and a cool box. The living area with a vintage leather chesterfield is simply inviting you to snuggle up and enjoy that last chapter of your book. And when the day is done close the doors to the rest of the world and climb into the handmade double bed where you can enjoy views across the meadow at sunset. In the morning shower in style within the converted grain silo that sits peacefully behind the carriage. At daybreak stroll barefoot through the meadow while the bacon is sizzling over the fire pit the perfect way to start the day. A double hammock is waiting for you to simply enjoy a lazy day in your own private idyll.

Accommodation Overview

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Pets: 0

Arrival Day: Fri


  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Green
  • Quirky
  • Rustic
  • Glamping
  • Shepherd Hut
  • Towels included

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