Hay-on-Wye Cottages

Tucked up against the border of Wales and the Brecon Beacons, this hidden gem has plenty of wild open landscapes, great foodie spots and a relaxed market vibe. It is the second-hand book capital in the world and home to the renowned Hay Festival. Held in May each year, it attracts up to 80,000 visitors and is a fantastic event for book lovers everywhere! Hay-on-Wye straddles the border between England and Wales and is a brilliant base for outdoor pursuits, or for simply staying in and reading a good book and enjoying a local Black Mountain gin! With an easy drive into neighbouring Wales, head over to the Brecon Beacons National Park and Mountain Railway for those who like their entertainment in the great outdoors. Whatever type of holiday you choose, explore this area from the comfort of one of our Hay-on-Wye cottages.

countryside of Wales outside the village of Hay on Wye

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Hay-on-Wye

With the largest collection of holiday cottages in Herefordshire we have the perfect home away from home for you.

Here are the top five things to see and do in our cottages in Hay-on-Wye:

Hay Castle

Explore Hay Castle, a historic medieval fortress that has been restored and transformed into a cultural and community hub. Discover the history of the castle and enjoy the stunning views from its tower.


Wander through the numerous bookshops that line the streets of Hay-on-Wye. The town is known as the "Town of Books," and its second-hand bookstores, antiquarian shops, and speciality bookshops attract bibliophiles from all over the world.

Hay Festival

If you're lucky enough to visit during the Hay Festival, be sure to attend this renowned literary event. The festival draws celebrated authors, poets, and thinkers, making it a fascinating and inspiring experience for literature enthusiasts.

Walks and Hikes

Take advantage of the beautiful countryside surrounding Hay-on-Wye by going for walks or hikes along the Wye Valley Walk or Offa's Dyke Path. The landscapes are serene and offer a chance to connect with nature.

River Wye

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the River Wye, which runs alongside the town. Take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank, go for a peaceful boat ride, or simply relax and take in the serene atmosphere.

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