Atelier Hay

Hay on Wye, Powys

Live like a local. Art lovers, book lovers and walkers will be happy here above an art gallery in the centre of town


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Val runs an art gallery on the ground floor of her 17th-century house and has filled the apartment above it with beautiful pieces of art (some that you can buy) and carefully chosen furniture. She’s very much a local and will give you useful tips about walks and where to eat.Observe the bustling streets from your perch on a window seat in the massive living room, cook in the sweet little kitchen – there’s an excellent deli selling local produce two doors down – or find restaurants and pubs on your doorstep.The town is very walkable and for getting out, the river is lovely – walk four miles to the River Café for lunch and then canoe back. Walk, wild swim or cycle in the moody Black Mountains, return to much comfort and good books.

Atelier Hay - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being surrounded by art and beautiful things
  • Stepping out of the front door and into the heart of Hay
  • Hiring a canoe and having a day out on the Wye
Atelier Hay - Gallery

You should know

  • The bedroom and bathroom are up in the eaves with sloping ceilings
  • There’s no parking outside the gallery
  • There’s no garden


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Sorry - no availability left for Hay Festival 2020 (21st-31st May)
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £760
1 Apartment for 2
From £1001 bed1 bedroom


We have just had a wonderful weekend at Atelier . It is truly a beautiful home , such tasteful interior design . The attention to detail made our stay perfect . A friendly and informative hostess and the location in the heart of the town was perfect for enjoying lovely Hay on Wye . Highly recommended

Ali, Leicestershire

We’ve had a wonderful stay in your charming house, thank you! You may well see us or friends again .... The drive, or walk, in the Black Mountains between Pandy and Hay was amazing. We had a delicious meal in the Felin Fach Griffin and a Chinese take away from next door (order well in advance, it’s very popular!) What a lovely place to visit.

Peter and beth, Ruckinge

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. We loved our stay in Hay. Thanks for the recommendation of canoeing back from Glasbury - a lovely stretch of river. We hope to come back during the festival one year, and will recommend Atelier Hay to anyone else who is coming to stay in this area.

Kate & jess, Manchester

As a first visit to Hay-on-Wye we couldn’t have chosen a better place to stay. On entering Atelier we were met with creativity, light and a feeling that here we would be able to relax. And we were right. Superb attention to detail with an eclectic assortment of furnishings. Location within the town was flawless with galleries, deli, cafes, bookshops, antique shops and cinema (it goes on!) on your doorstep ...the town is peaceful which is surprising with so much on offer. We were somewhat smitten ~ an enchanting place to stay.

Mandy, Cornwall

What a find! A very elegant apartment filled with beautiful art, the morning sun shines through large Georgian windows, lovely views of historic Hay and its winding streets, a relaxing light bright and open space. Comfy and cosy, a large, p discretely placed, TV for Netflix TV, top notch cooking facilities, lovely China. Perfectly located above an art gallery, Richard Booths bookshop (restaurant and cinema), close to the Delicatessen (for great almond croissants) so one can amble out and back at leisure (with the Sunday papers). The River Wye for walking and fishing. Just bliss!

Elsa, Presteigne

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The neighbourhood

Hay is a honeypot of culture far from any city, with plenty of bookshops, delis and good places to eat – all independent. You can walk to everything once here, including canoe hire on the Wye. Just outside the town are fabulous walks in the hills and some seriously challenging cycling routes. There are dramatic and remote landscapes with wild swimming and waterfalls in the Black Mountains – make sure to climb Lord Hereford’s Knob for the views from the top. While the annual literary festival has made the town famous, it's lovely during quieter periods too.

Local points of interest from Val Harris

  • Do bring your walking boots and from the front door walk North or South along Offa’s Dyke Path, East or West along the Wye Valley Walk or venture further afield into the Brecon Beacons and climb Pen y Fan, the largest mountain in South Wales (886m)
  • For the foodies we have Chapters, just down the street, brilliant modern food in a tiny chapel and at the other end of town the Blue Boar, the locals local. The River Cafe Glasbury, Felin Fach Griffin & Stagg Inn are further afield but certainly worth it!
  • For art lovers, my contemporary art gallery, The Table, has regularly changing exhibitions and you will find artworks for sale both downstairs and upstairs. The Haymakers, Brook Street Pottery, Lion St Gallery and the Drawing Room all add to the art scene.
  • This Town of Books does not disappoint boasting over thirty book shops and the Atelier is next door to the largest, Richard Booths Bookshop, with three floors of books, a fabulous all day cafe and a state of the art cinema showing all the latest releases.
  • The River Wye borders this ancient Marches town and offers something for everyone: canoeing, kayaking, fishing, paddling, skimming stones and for the intrepid and young at heart the must-do wild swimming which is just so brilliant for the immune system!
  • What you will find in Hay are independent shop keepers proud of their product and happy to talk you through any purchases; Hay Deli, Bartrums stationers, Great English Outdoors, Llewelyn & Co plus artisan makers The Welsh Girl, Barnby Design & Ryan Saxon.


Val Harris

Val is marvellous and bubbles over with enthusiasm for life and Hay, where she first lived at 18 and has now been based for the past ten years. She worked in the film industry for 20 years and then ran an art gallery in Surrey; she also had a house in France and gravitated back to Hay as it was the closest to French living she could find. Her gallery is a single ground-floor room beneath the atelier where there’s always heaps going on and wonderful art exhibitions. Val is also a keen walker and can point you in the right direction.