Tredegar House

Hay-on-Wye, Powys
+44 (0)1982 552467

Outside festival season, the book capital of the UK remains a reader's haven. And this former-pub conversion is a perfect place to stay...


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Babies welcome

The Experience

Next to the Clock Tower is the second oldest house in Hay. Walk into a big, bright, open-plan space, with three stylish seating areas and a kitchen on the far wall. Turn right to the courtyard, and left to the lower ground floor. In the main room you’ll also find a unique backgammon table, a 48″ TV, and the complete works of Shakespeare!

Cafés, small shops and bookshops abound… next door is the The Poetry Bookshop. Explore the town or spread your wings to Ross-on-Wye (an hour’s drive) to paddle down the river, shoot the rapids, abseil, cave or climb. Or head to Glasbury Bridge and its pebble beach to watch the kayaks skim by.

Bathrooms and bedrooms are characterful and capacious. One room is tucked under the eaves, the other overlooks the quiet street. A good kitchen awaits and a roaring wood-burner.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in the old heart of Hay-on-Wye with its own courtyard
  • The cosy and curated interiors
  • The excellently equipped kitchen
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You should know

  • Expect wonky floorboards, low doors and a bedroom under the eaves
  • The town car park is a three-minute walk


  • 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 at weekends. 2 extra single sofa beds available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from £193
Weekly price
from £1350
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 4
From £1932 bedrooms


We had the loveliest of stays in Tredegar House last week. The house was simply stunning in the most fantastic location with everything on the doorstep. It felt so homely and it really is a very special place to stay so thank you for everything!

Ben and Emma, Harrogate

We chose to stay at Tredegar House ...for our minimoon during August due to the gorgeous images seen online. It did not disappoint! The house is a perfect balance of homely and luxurious which gave it a special feel for our honeymoon. The town is stunning - a good mix of stuff to do but also relaxed at the same time. The house was so comfortable, and we loved the Welsh lavender touches like the amazing smelling hand wash - we ended up buying the last bottle in the shop next door to take home! Nancy was amazing - always easy to contact and so friendly. We cannot recommend highly enough!

Harriet, Reading

This was a fantastic place to be based in Hay. The house is beautifully decorated and luxurious, right in the middle of the buzz while still feeling private and tucked away. A great base to explore the local area too, including wonderful walks and canoeing on the Wye. Thank you so much, we are telling everyone about your place and hope to be back!

Sarah and Will, London

We had a lovely weekend stay at Hay House. The house is very spacious and well-equipped, in a prime location in Hay-on-Wye. Nancy was very accommodating, even helping us to find a lovely babysitter so we could dine at a restaurant one night .... We cooked most of our meals at the house and found the kitchen very well-equipped, including high quality condiments like olive oil, spices, etc. The only thing missing was a microwave, which ... would have been helpful for us when sterilising ...bottles. All in all we had a lovely stay, and would definitely recommend to others!

Chiara, London

Four of us, all keen cyclists, stayed at Tredegar House in the heatwave of July 2021. We had a fabulous stay. It was a treat for us country dwellers to walk straight out of the house and go about 100 steps to a great deli for milk and supplies, or to a pub, or for an ice cream. We enjoyed evening strolls around the town and the riverbank. The rooms are gorgeous - cosy, and beautifully furnished and equipped. Oh, and the cycling in this area is amazing.

Flora, East Yorkshire

We had a fantastic time staying in Hay - the house was in a super central location and had everything we needed, including a bbq, where we cooked lovely produce from the local butchers on! The house is a beautiful historic property that has been renovated to a very high standard and includes all the amenities you need. Nancy always responded quickly and was incredibly kind - returning items we had left behind!

Tom, London

During a year of the “staycation” we struck gold as the first guests to enjoy the beautifully restored, second oldest house in Hay. Nancy and Bill clearly have an eye for detail and style, which we immersed ourselves in during our four day stay. We appreciated the sympathetic restoration and collective pieces around the house. Thank you for making our stay special!

Charlotte, Haslemere

A carefully considered and curated home with every attention to detail and no expense spared. Consider yourself lucky to have stumbled across this gem of a townhouse in the historic centre of the delightful town of Hay-on-Wye.

Val, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Girdled by the river Wye, Hay is a small market town. The shopping, neither hippie nor posh, is one of its delights: Hay Deli is 50 yards and Booth's, the largest secondhand bookstore in Europe, is across the road. The Granary and The Old Electric Shop do hearty breakfasts and lunches, and the pubs are good: the Blue Boar, Black Lion & Three Tuns. Wild swimming in the river is a 20-minute stroll.

Local points of interest from Nancy Durham & Bill Newton-Smith

  • This famous book town is a reader’s dream with over 20 book shops and several literary festivals.
  • Plenty of fantastic independent shops including antiques, booksellers and a well-stocked deli.
  • On Thursdays the Hay market is on your doorstep. Look no further for an amazing Alex Gooch loaf of bread.
  • Make a short skip to great eateries such as Chapters and Tomatitos.
  • Take a stroll up river or canoe down, jump in for a swim.
  • Next to the clock tower Tredegar House is at the chiming heart of Hay on Wye.


Nancy Durham & Bill Newton-Smith

Nancy and Bill are Canadians who first met in Toronto. Bill introduced Nancy to Wales in 1982, and they bought Tredegar House in 2020. She, a former journalist, has since launched Farmers', a lavender based body-creams and balms business. Its new store opens in 2021, right next door to the house. Nancy and Bill live 20 miles from Hay.