Radnor House

Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Bed & Breakfast

Stylish Grade II Georgian house in the heart of Hay. Explore the town, walk Offa’s Dyke, roam the beautiful Black Mountains. Superb food too


3 beds


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


You’ll feel well cared for in this full of character, beautifully furnished townhouse. For guests arriving late or those who just wish to snuggle in, Julia and David offer sharing boards, homemade soup, salads and local cheeses – served downstairs or brought to your room. Wake to a breakfast table laden with fresh fruit and juices, homemade granola and cake, as well as a generous full English and seasonally changing menu.

You can walk to everything. Explore the castle, walk along the river to the Warren (great for picnics, wild swimming, kayaking), browse galleries, studios and of course the famous bookshops. Foodies have much choice in the popular cafes, restaurants and bars – from tapas, veggie and vegan to traditional pub food.

Order a picnic hamper and head off for the top of Hay Bluff – views from the top soar all the way to the Welsh Marches. Join Offa’s Dyke from here and you can walk all day. Return to the cosy sitting room with a wood-burner, board games and well-stocked bar.

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We think you'll love

  • Visiting bookshops, markets and cafes on your doorstep
  • Exploring the spectacular countryside
  • Relaxing by the fire in the sitting room
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You should know

  • No parking at the house. The large public car park is just 100 yards away and free after 6pm
  • Stairs are a little tight at the top of the flight up to the second floor
  • The antique furniture shows wear and tear in places


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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
Check out
By 10.30am or flexible
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Over 16s welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £75-£115. Extra bed/sofabed available £20 per person per night. Gift cards available.
2 Doubles
From £90
1 Double
From £115
1 Twin/double
From £95


A perfect place from which to enjoy gorgeous Hay to the full. After a truly delicious breakfast browse books to your heart's content, then stride up Hay Bluff to enjoy the best view of the Welsh Marches that exists. Return to a glowing wood burner and a choice tipple from the honesty bar before exploring the town's culinary offers.

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The neighbourhood

Kayaks and canoes can be hired in and around Hay and guided/self-guided cycling, walking and horse-riding holidays arranged. Join the 177-mile Offa's Dyke path; David can tell you about many other walks too. There’s secure storage for up to 4 bikes; your hosts offer to wash/dry clothes and can drop you at various locations. Come for the literary festival in May/June, winter festival in November and many other cultural and musical events throughout the year; find books by the cartload, arts, crafts and antiques, a wide choice of restaurants, cinema, and market every Thursday and weekend. Llanthony Priory is 10 miles away; Capel-y-ffin 8 - the monastery was home to the type designer Eric Gill.

Local points of interest from David Bartlett & Julia Joplin

  • A place for exploring. On foot - try Offa's Dyke on the doorstep, Hay Bluff close by, and so many beautiful walks. By bike - bring your own or hire to explore the quiet country lanes. Also paddling fun on the River Wye and wonderful local horse riding.
  • With over 30 bookshops - from the largest such as Richard booths and Hay Cinema Bookshop to the 'al fresco' outside Hay Castle - there really is something for every interest. You can take your time choosing in all of them and shipping is available too!
  • The fine 'fooderies' in town include ... Tapas, Indian, Fine English Fusion, Italian, good pub food, locally made ice cream, and lots of cafes, delis & food markets. Out of town, the River Cafe in Glasbury would be first on our list that we will give you.
  • Nearly as many antique shops and markets as there are bookshops - including Llewelyn & Co for french antiques, Hay Antiques Market (a tardis of eclectic finds) and Hay Does Vintage and Bain & Murrin for mid century antiques. We have another list for you!
  • Then there are the shops ... independent with friendly and helpful owners, including The Old Electric Shop, The Story of Books, The Great English Outdoors, The Map Shop, Bartrums the stationers. There are also various markets throughout each month in town.
  • And last but by no means least there are the artists, makers and creators that decorate this beautiful town with their imaginations and talent ... The Table, The Drawing room, Haymakers, The Welsh Girl & many more - find them in the lovely markets & shops


David Bartlett & Julia Joplin

Julia and David are lovely hosts – easy, natural and generous. After careers in hotel and charity management, they chose to relocate to the vibrant cultural community of Hay. David is involved in choral music and Julia in dress-making and leatherwork. They also have a friendly Cockerpoo called Ruby.