Hideaways in Hay: The Coach House & Stables | Sawday's

It looks like you are using a web browser that we no longer support. Please update to a modern browser to improve your general internet experience on our site as well as others.

We're sorry, earlier versions of Internet Explorer have become too unsafe to use, and we can not allow them access to the secure part of our website. We highly recommend switching to a much more secure & modern browser such as the latest versions of any of the following, Opera, Safari (Apple users),  FirefoxChrome, Internet Explorer (11 or above).


Hideaways in Hay: The Coach House & Stables - Self-catering cottages in Powys

Last cache: 18:42:09, Friday 17 November 2017

Brook Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Wales, United Kingdom

Michael & Séza Eccles

Visit website

+44 (0)1497 822827 (landline)

Off a Georgian cobbled courtyard in bookish Hay-on-Wye, two side-by-side cottages full of comfort and charm, designed with romance in mind

Read guest comments

Off a quiet road in Hay, through wooden gates, across a cobbled courtyard with a parterre garden, lies another world. Flagstones tell of a Georgian past, while the attention to detail by the owners has given the coach house a whole new life: romantics will be happy here. Find a fresh décor of plain walls, heated wooden floors and exposed beams, a comfy sofa, a blazing wood-burner. This easy living space leads into a kitchen that wants for nothing. Slide in alongside the solid oak table or perch on the cushioned window seat overlooking the plant-strewn yard. Downstairs is the little bedroom, with lacy blinds, crisp linen, wooden shutters front and back, fairy lights and flowers add charm. Hang your hat on the peg once used by the coachman and pop across the hall to the bathroom: twin sinks, lovely soaps, sumptuous lotions and potions, and a sunken bath to soak in. Many are drawn to this historic town for its innumerable bookshops and renowned literary festival; others tick off Offa's Dyke and the Welsh mountains. It's the perfect hideaway. And if you have bookie friends, the 12th-century stables next door are another treat.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Michael & Séza Eccles:

Local points of interest from
Michael & Séza Eccles:

  • ROMANTIC WALES =====> • voted Trip Advisor’s Nº 1 romantic cottages in Wales * 2011 * through * 2016 * … • FREE wi-fi • FREE secure parking • FREE lotions & potions • FREE condiments • cotton crisp scented linen • sunken bathing & underfloor heating.
  • AMBROSIAL WALES =====> • fabulous restaurants, pubs, cafés minutes away • women’s fashion emporia • antiques/vintage shops • medieval market town • serene castle & river walks • Thursday local organic food market • 26 secondhand bookshops on your doorstep!
  • WALKING WALES =====> • stunning Black Mountain walks plus the Offa's Dyke Path & beautiful countryside • Skylarks abound! Route Maps of our JULIA BRADBURY WALKS provided • bird watching • horse riding • cycling • canoeing • photography • scenic drives.
  • WILDER WALES =====> • sledding • caving • mountain climbing • paragliding • white water rafting • high level ropes • archery • mountain biking • land carting • equestrian activities • clay and quarry shooting • best dry fly & freshwater fishing in Wales.
  • HAY FESTIVAL =====> • home of the International Hay Literary Festival in the summer half-term • 200,000 people visit us and we are invaded by the world's literati and media • currently sponsored by the BBC & Telegraph. • BOOK EARLY - up to a year before!
  • CHECK OUT WILD WALES HERE WITH US =====> •Take lunch in a Michelin Star restaurant too - it’s cheaper than you think! • AND you can check availability & book with us IMMEDIATELY online NOW, via our website. No fuss, No bother.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
View More (1 of 3)
"We had a very warm welcome from Michael with a full tour of the cottage, facilities and a potted history of Hay. The cottage is cosy, quirky and comfortable. Everything we needed was provided. We loved the sunken bath, log burner and heated floors - very welcome after a hard day in the hills! Although Hay is small there are lots of little cafes and bars. We had lovely meals in Tomatitos and the Three Tuns. Truly lives up to the reputation as the most romantic cottage in Wales,"

David - Hereford, United Kingdom

October 2016
"Highly recommend the lovely Georgian coach house. It was a real home from home. A really lovely relaxing place to stay and will definitely return.. The bathroom is beautiful and there is a well stocked kitchen although the location is only a short distance from several restaurants. The perfect place for a nice relaxing break."

Patricia - Bexleyheath, United Kingdom

July 2016
"Had a great stay at this accommodation. The cottage was really well equipped; spotlessly clean and the bathroom amazing. We didn't need to take the car out all week as the location is right in the middle of the town with great restaurants just a short walk away. This is a must for booklovers!"
August 2012

Have you visited Hideaways in Hay: The Coach House & Stables?

Tell us your thoughts.
Sawday's Collections

This Special Place to Stay is part of these collections…


  • 2 Cottages for 2
Price:(i) £368 to£650 per week

Extra sofabed at no extra cost.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights. 3 nights at weekends & in high season. Short breaks available.


Restaurants 5-minute walk.




Brook Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys

Self-catering The Coach House (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, sofabed
Price: (i) £ 368 to £ 599 per week
Self-catering The Stable Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, sofabed
Price: (i) £ 368 to £ 650 per week

Michael & Séza Eccles

Visit website

+44 (0)1497 822827 (landline)