The Great Hay Barn

Clyro, Powys
+44 (0)208 874 5182 (Ben)

Gorgeous beams, light and space, super bedrooms, rural views and starlit nights - strolling distance from Hay-on-Wye’s cafés and bookshops


7 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Age and modernity meld to stunning effect in this former Cistercian monastic grange, a trio of centuries-old buildings restored in exemplary fashion. The Great Hay Barn is the largest. Through the large open porch to a wonderfully light living area which expands over three levels to a soaring ceiling of huge oak beams. Glass doors allow sunlight to flood in and you to spill out to the huge lawn – add a marquee and you could have a fabulous wedding here. On wintry days, snuggle by the wood-burner or on the mezzanine gallery’s comfy sofas, among Welsh blankets, books and home cinema. The dining table seats up to 22, but you can also gather for meals around the breakfast bar or at the long wooden table in the top-of-the-range kitchen. A terrace opens out with spectacular Wye valley and Black Mountain views. When night falls, disperse to bedrooms over three floors, calm and uncluttered with beds in crisp cotton. A gentle walk across the river brings you to Hay-on-Wye’s bookshops and tea rooms; hiking, horse riding and mountain bike trails lead through the Brecon Beacons. A glorious setting for a very special place.


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £340
Weekly price
from £2100
Damage deposit
Short breaks available, 3-nights from £1650.
1 Barn for 12
From £3407 beds6 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Robert & Ben

  • The Black Mountains are a short trip from The Great Hay Barn where you can walk, explore, cycle or picnic.
  • The Begwyn Hills offer a huge expanse and make the ideal location for walking or horse-riding.
  • Hay-on-Wye has plenty of bookshops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The local cinema screens a variety of films from independent to mainstream.