The Peren

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Spacious, stylish, contemporary with a dollop of green living - hit the bookshops in Hay, canoe the Wye. Great for families


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


Herons, kingfishers, badgers… all find their way to your wildflower meadow. In front is the Peren, with its own part-canopied barbecue terrace. You enter this superb barn conversion through a two-storey window – once the old threshing door – and the sense of space is the first thing to hit you. Find a wonderful open-plan living area, stylish, contemporary, with a country palette and geo-thermal underfloor heating. There’s a big sofa in front of a wood-burner, books and games tucked under the stairs, a welcome hamper of local produce on the little kitchen table. Upstairs are feather pillows on delicious beds and an exciting glass walkway to a spotless family bathroom with stone floors and a double-ended bath. For children, it’s heaven: rabbit-spotting in the meadow, play equipment outside, a toy box to explore. Owners Simon and Andrew did their stint in London and moved here for the green life; they have an organic smallholding nearby and they settle you in on arrival. You can walk to Hay-on-Wye along the B road (two miles) for lunch and a browse around the bookshops. It’s perfect.


  • 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


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £595
Short breaks from £295.
1 House for 5
From £853 beds2 bedrooms


This is such a gem, we wanted for nothing and were so cosy and comfortable in this home from home. Beautiful setting and fabulous attention to detail in every way from the overall design and furnishings to welcoming flowers and provisions. Lovely walks straight from the front door as well as beyond and the joys of Hay on Wye round the corner. We keep coming back and never want to leave!

Victoria, London

We loved this place! A tasteful, stylish yet practical barn conversion which looks exactly as good as the website photos. Simon and Andrew were friendly and helpful yet unobtrusive. We enjoyed several sunny evenings with a glass of wine in the peaceful garden. Thank you the Peren, our batteries are recharged!

Anne, Aberdeen

Thanks to Andrew and Simon for another fabulous stay!! This was our second visit, and it was just as luxurious and relaxing as we remembered it to be. The barn is kitted out with everything you could possibly need, including wonderful Neal's Yard toiletries. There's a great supply of leaflets/maps and ideas for things to do, and Andrew/Simon provide a detailed list of local attractions/walks and fab restaurants. We can't wait to visit again!

Jessica, Tunbridge wells

We have just returned from a truly wonderful stay at The Peren. Thank you for creating this beautiful space, it was perfect. We loved the stunning barn and the magical setting. It's a great spot for walking and visiting Hay On Wye and we would highly recommend!

Lexie, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Simon Forrester & Andrew Craven

  • Just 5 mins drive to Hay On Wye - the Internationally famous quirky town of books. Independent shops, cafes, pubs + a boutique cinema provide lots of mooching opportunities. And lets not forget our unique river beach at The Warren for a glorious picnic !
  • Walks for all ages and abilities in stunning scenery in the Wye Valley & the Brecon Beacons National Park. And for the more adventurous there is horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing, foraging courses and gliding. We send advance info so you can book.
  • Hay has long had a reputation for independent thinking & eccentricity. The book shops & the Hay Festival have led much of this but all year round there are events, courses and gatherings. And who knows, like us, you might decide to never leave.
  • Foodie heaven. Tucked away in the hills and along the river Wye are lots of good pubs and Michelin starred restaurants providing good food at affordable prices. None of them are super formal ... just good food and atmosphere. We will send you our top tips.
  • Hereford (45 minutes drive) is improving fast. Not only is it home of the oldest map in the world (the mappa mundi at the Hereford Cathedral) it is now gaining a foodie reputation with The Reading Rooms winning The Observer's Award 2017 Best Sunday Lunch.
  • The Peren has its own very private enclosed one acre garden with lots of peace and space to run around and wear out the young ones and Fido. We pride ourselves on our work to improve our wildlife. We now have Red Kites flying over & a family of weasels.