Watch the kingfishers down by the river, explore the famous bookshops of Hay, have a picnic, stroll to the pub. Hiding amidst 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 new, spacious and beautifully put together. Cream walls, oak floors, wool plaid curtains and a big leather sofa keep the sitting room cheerful and bright, there’s a desk in the corner with a landline for guests (no signal here!), logs from the estate, music, TV, cards, and a generous hamper that includes homemade Welsh cakes. The kitchen is delightful. Bury your toes in a sheepskin rug, sleep soundly in a super-king bed.