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Chancery Cottage

Hay-On-Wye, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 949928)

4.6

Coast & Country Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Matt

    “The property is very centrally situated, even in this relatively small market town.”

    It is set behind a pub, which can get noisy in the evening with their beer garden a few feet from the front door of the property. The front/main bedroom is also opposite a street lamp which is very bright (although does get switched off later until early morning again. The parking is great - do get the side alley key from the cottage before you unload your car, as it makes it a much shorter journey! The cottage is well equipped, but recommend on bringing your own 'essentials' like milk - we stay ...

    It is set behind a pub, which can get noisy in the evening with their beer garden a few feet from the front door of the property. The front/main bedroom is also opposite a street lamp which is very bright (although does get switched off later until early morning again. The parking is great - do get the side alley key from the cottage before you unload your car, as it makes it a much shorter journey! The cottage is well equipped, but recommend on bringing your own 'essentials' like milk - we stay in a lot of these properties and it is often hard to predict what will be provided as a 'welcome' pack, and you can assume very little here, which is fine if you know that. We found the provision of dishwasher tablets (a couple), washing machine powder/tablets (none) and toilet paper (not enough to last us (2 adults) the week) was sub-optimal, so again, be aware of that and plan ahead. Food highlight was the mobile pizza van - order on line and pick up from the very-near-by centre of town. Indigo indian was ok. Angie's cafe did a great breakfast with some friendly banter thrown in too. We had a great stay and this really is a wonderful location for long walks and town shopping.

    - Matt, September 2023

    Thank you Matt for your valuable feedback. Chancery cottage is located as you mention, in the centre of town yet nestled in a lovely lane which has the benefit of no through traffic. It's quiet yet the restaurant garden does back onto the lane so from time to time in the long summer nights the ambient noise can travel. As it's a public lane there is a residential street lamp which is perfect for keeping the lane lit at night and for the comfort of the guests the curtains have been fitted with blackouts which reduces excess light spill from the streetlamp. The cottage is self-catering so guests tend to bring their own supplies for their stay and as it's so centrally located there are food shops within easy walking distance to replenish. A good range of of essential products are supplied but perhaps these need to be better labelled/displayed so thank you we will look at this. So pleased you both had an great stay and really look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Property Owner

Summary

  • Two double bedrooms, double 4ft6 and double 4ft
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Freeview TV with DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Rear courtyard garden with seating area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 mile
  • Please note: This property does not provide a highchair, cot or stairgate
  • Note: Check in time is 4pm

The property

Situated in the centre of Hay-on-Wye in the picturesque Wye Valley and on the fringes of the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) is Chancery Cottage, a charming Welsh stone terraced cottage, well-placed for a couple or small group wanting to enjoy the magnificent scenery of this picturesque region, close to the Wales/England border.

Enter the quaint cottage and discover a traditional-style sitting room with wonderful character features, including oak beams and a fantastic, exposed brick fireplace housing the woodburner-effect stove, which can heat up the space as you relax on the sofa and enjoy a movie night on the TV with DVD player.

Move through to the contemporary kitchen/diner, which boasts cream units, wooden worktops, a Belfast sink and a range of appliance that will enable you to cook up delicious meals, to be enjoyed at the charming dining table, which offers bench and antique church chair seating.

From here, you can spend time outside in the enclosed courtyard garden, sitting out with an early morning coffee admiring the pretty flora and soaking up your wonderful setting.

The ground-floor bathroom provides the choice of walk-in shower and roll top bath, where you can enjoy soothing soaks at the end of an adventure filled day, before retiring upstairs to one of two double bedrooms, providing bright and airy sleeping accommodation, hanging space for your belongings and character beams.

The centre of Hay-on-Wye is a stone's throw from the property, where you will find a selection of shops for picking up essentials, as well as pubs, cafés and restaurants, should you not feel like cooking one night.

Often referred to as 'The Town of Books', Hay-on-Wye is popular with booklovers who come to peruse its wonderful array of quaint bookshops, while several gift shops are the perfect place to pick up gifts for loved ones and antique shops may uncover a hidden gem.

Be sure to check out the stunning Hay Castle, open seven days a week, which houses a variety of exhibits, a superb café where you can enjoy a cup of coffee overlooking Hay town and the beautiful surrounding countryside, daily events, and tours, it is not to be missed!

Regular buses connect the town with Hereford and Brecon, just a few minutes' walk from the cottage, if you don't feel like driving.

The cathedral city of Hereford boasts magnificent architecture, a history that dates back to Saxon times, a handful of fascinating museums and its stunning cathedral is home to Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map in existence, while the market town of Brecon offers an 11th century church and cathedral, The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, filled with military exhibits and artefacts and the 19th century Greek revival Y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library.

Explore your picturesque surroundings on foot, with many pretty walking trails through the picturesque Wye Valley, while the National Trust's Weir Garden rests along the banks of the River Wye and boasts a wonderful riverside garden and natural beauty to admire.

Explore the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park) and take on the challenging hike of Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, boasting incredible views from its peak, while the surrounding area is owned by the National Trust and offers numerous fantastic walking trails.

Chancery Cottage is a superb choice for those wanting to explore the picturesque countryside of the Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

HAY-ON-WYE

Hereford 20 miles.

Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature, lies on the Welsh/English border, and is a popular destination for book-lovers or holidaymakers wishing to enjoy the leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley. This ancient market town lies on the River Wye in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), and is renowned for its many book shops, antique shops, restaurants and cafes. Hay-on-Wye is surrounded by spectacular countryside, which provides excellent walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing, together with a variety of tourist attractions, including the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), Black Mountains, The Three Castles Walk, Eastnor Castle, the Offa's Dyke Path, the Mortimer Trail and the lovely walk to Hergest Ridge, the inspiration for the music of both Elgar and Mike Oldfield. The epitome of picturesque England, the ancient city of Hereford lies 20 miles away, with its magnificent cathedral with famous chained library and Mappa Mundi, and medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. A supremely appealing all year round holiday destination.

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas