Cabalva Mill Cottage

Hereford, Herefordshire
+44 (0)7554 675131
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£95 - £165
per night
£655 - £1200
per week

Books, binoculars and a table by the river - this stylish honeymooners' cottage in a sun-dappled glade is awash with treats


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

£95 - £165 per night

£655 - £1200 per week

The Experience

Watch the kingfishers down by the river, explore the famous bookshops of Hay, have a picnic, stroll to the pub. Hiding in the trees on the banks of the Wye, to a musical backdrop of waterfall and birds, is a renovated mill cottage on an old drovers’ road – a truly romantic escape. It stands on the Cabalva Estate, a family-run sheep and beef farm that owns the rights to fishing on the river…flick a fly below your front door.

All is spacious and simple with cream walls, oak floors, wool plaid curtains and a big leather sofas by a cheerful fire. There’s a desk in the corner with a landline for guests, logs from the estate, music, TV, cards, and a generous hamper that includes homemade Welsh cakes. Bury your toes in a sheepskin rug, sleep soundly in a super-king bed.

The Rhydspence Inn is just over the road and serves traditional pub food and local ales, Whitney Farm Shop is 1 mile away for stocking up or a cup of coffee.

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We think you'll love

  • Having your own stretch of river to fish or swim
  • Lighting the fire pit and barbecue on a summer evening and watching the sun set over the water
  • Getting cosy by the wood-burner on rainy days
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You should know

  • The track to the cottage is a trifle bumpy - take it slowly if you have a precious low-slung car
  • The bathroom is downstairs, the bedroom up
  • Mobile signal is limited and patchy - hence the landline - have a digital detox!


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £655
Damage deposit
£25 per dog p.w. (max. 2 dogs).
1 Cottage for 2
From £951 bedroom


Booking information

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Other details
Off-season short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


You are staying on the banks of the river Wye with your very own waterfall... otters and kingfishers live there too! Bring your bikes, boots, rod and swimmers or hire a canoe upriver and boat past your own front door. Loved up or on your own this is a gorgeously cosy retreat and when the solitude starts to wane then Hay is only a walk away...

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The neighbourhood

The feel is very remote with total seclusion and uninterrupted views of the river and the Black Mountains beyond. But Hay-on-Wye is just three miles away in the car - or a 45-minute walk along Offa's Dyke path and well signposted. Here you'll find cafés, restaurants, delis, two good butchers, art galleries, loads of bookshops and a state-of-the-art 48-seat cinema. Hereford is 18 miles.

Local points of interest from Zoe Verry

  • Hay on Wye town of books , loose yourself for hours inside one of the many bookshops. Taste the wonders of Shepherds sheeps milk ice cream, visit the Deli for local produce and the many boutique shops in town.
  • Black Mountains are in your reach, take a stroll up Hay bluff to view the vast panoramic scenery before your eyes.
  • Brecon Beacons are but a short drive away with Pen Y Fan being its crowning glory at a height At 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level, it is also the highest British peak south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia. The first International Dark-Sky reserve also.
  • Canoe or walk the river Wye taking in its beauty and calm, from Hay on wye walk to the Warren a favourite for swimming with local residents . Paddle off from Glasbury on Wye and be picked up at Hay or carry on to Whitney on Wye a great way to explore.
  • Take to the saddle at one of the close by riding centres all abilities and ages are catered for.
  • A plethora of eating places from fine dinning to a cosy local pub .. The Stagg at Titley , The Tram in Eardisley, Booths bookshop cafe are just a few of the local dinning places who have Cabalva produce on the menu when in season.


Zoe Verry

Zoe manages the house and takes the bookings; Angus and Corisande are the owners. The 600 acre estate has been in the family since the end of World War II and they farm sheep and a herd of Aberdeen Angus - during the season you can buy meat from them. Angus is restoring the neglected Perry orchards while Corisande has restored the original Potting Shed for her ceramic creations and runs a pottery school.