Drover’s Cottage

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Self-catering


Join in with farm fun, visit the communal barn, enjoy the honesty bar. Or hunker up with Welsh blankets and a generous dollop of nature.

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 4

The
Experience

The magic begins as you drive past the farmhouse and across a sheep-grazed common high above the Wye. Then the roof of your cottage, a restored drover’s home, appears – to a backdrop of the distant Black Mountains. It’s a haven for wildlife. Farmer/owners Kesri and Paul ask only that you have a relaxed and carefree time whatever you choose to do. Join in down on the farm if you want: there are pizza and curry nights in the communal barn – a convivial space to be with its glowing fire, comfy sofas, a fully stocked honesty bar and lively banter – there are safari tents and another cottage for larger groups. Those who prefer a bit of privacy will be equally happy staying quietly in the cottage with its limewashed interiors, big open-plan living room and well-equipped kitchen. Beds are warmed by colourful Welsh blankets, bathrooms are spick and span, there is deep peace. If you’re feeling lazy you can even have hot breakfasts delivered. Enjoy home beef, lamb, chicken and eggs, all organic; barbecue a feast on the veranda and watch the sun set. Heaven for walkers, families (children can be truly free range) and foodies.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Dog treats, water bowls and advice on walks.

Dogs £20 per stay. Max. 2.

Dogs are welcome everywhere on the farm. Enclosed garden. Plenty of walks direct from the door.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £56
Weekly price
from £395
Damage deposit
£500 for Groups only
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £30-£50 per person per week.
1 House for 4
From £562 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Lovely, relaxing week amidst peace and tranquillity. Extremely helpful and friendly owners (including children and dog!) and the 'special supper evenings' were an unexpected bonus. Very comfortable cottage although a bedside light might have been good!

Anne, Somerset

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kesri Smolas

  • LOCATION Stunning rural location. Off the beaten track. 3 miles from Hay on wye. Surrounded by 200 acres of land. Feel at one with history & the best of modern day luxuries. Lonely - stroll down to the chill-out barn /farmhouse for cake & a cuppa
  • ACTIVITIES On the Farm - Farm walks, feeding the animals, forest school, campfires, foraging etc. Adult Well-being breaks inc meditation, Pilates & Walking. Equine for dates. Canoeing, Horse-riding, Climbing, Zip wires, Golf available locally.
  • VIEWS & WILD LIFE Breathtaking views of the Blackmountains & Brecon beacons direct from every window including the bathroom!! Amazing Birdlife with wild life corridors to attract them. Spot the wise old owl, Hedgehogs, crafty Mr Fox, Bunnies & Badgers
  • FOOD Home-bred organic meat & local seasonal produce baskets available in the farm shop. Breakfast Hampers delivered to your door. Food nights 3 x a week (curry night, pizza night & BBQ night all served in our gorgeous chill-out barn
  • GROUP BOOKINGS We have another cottage and 5 glamorous Safari tents with a huge very cool chill-out barn. so we are perfect for Group Bookings, Special Celebrations like anniversaries, hen dos, workshops, reunions etc
  • LOCAL VILLAGE Hay on wye is a gorgeous quaint little village known for its book & quirky antique stores. There are plenty of boutique stores, cafes & pubs. Don't forget a % of our income (your money!!) goes to help underpriviledged kids and older people