Distance from Hay: 23 miles
Quirkily pretty, with an Edwardian feel to its exterior, this lovely detached cottage has two bedrooms, a big garden, a play barn, a summer house, and a separate upstairs sun room. Situated in beautiful rural Welsh Border country between Abergavenny and Hereford, and just a hop away from the Black Mountains, the cottage enjoys a perfectly quiet location. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children in a double and a twin room. Baby and dog-friendly (one well-behaved dog welcome). A cot, highchair, stairgate and fireguard are available. The open plan living space has cosy seating with a corner leather sofa and wood burning stove, TV and DVD player. This area is combined with a kitchen equipped with table and chairs, dishwasher, microwave, electric hob, grill and oven, fridge, freezer and washing machine. There is Wifi access. The master bedroom, up a few steps, but still on the ground floor, has a comfortable double bed; and the twin room for children is upstairs above the kitchen. The family bathroom, also on the ground floor, has a bath with shower over, loo and wash hand basin. A delightful addition to this cottage is its bright eyrie of a sun room, atop the building and reached by an outside staircase. You can sit here and listen to music, read one of the large selection of books, or play games. Behind the cottage, there's a play barn for restless children, with a table-tennis table and mini-football - great for a rainy day. You can also store bikes here. The garden is generous: a spacious lawned area with patio, summer house, bbq and garden furniture. There is also a lower lawn, an orchard, some woodland and a field to enjoy - plenty of running-around space for children or a dog. Wild flowers are plentiful here, and particularly impressive are the wild orchids in June. Bring a picnic out to the field on a fine day and sit on the bench to contemplate the lovely view. There is parking for two cars. The owners live close by but do not impinge on the cottage’s privacy. Your only interruptions will be bird song, bees buzzing, or perhaps an occasional tractor ploughing in the far-off distance.