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Lower Moor Lodge

Hay-on-Wye Town, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightfully quirky 1890's Victorian cottage that wears its history for all to see
  • A stone’s throw from the literary town of Hay-on-Wye
  • Walk, ride or drive through the dramatic scenery of the Welsh border
Property code: BN226

Situated a short distance north of Hay-on-Wye, this characterful former gatehouse provides a great base for exploring the ‘town of books’, the River Wye and the borderland of England and Wales.

At just 0.5 miles from the centre of Hay-on-Wye and the River Wye, this early Victorian lodge offers something for everyone. You might choose to explore the second-hand and antiquarian bookshops, boutiques, antique shops and art galleries in the town, before dining in one of the local eateries or enjoying a picnic by the river. Alternatively, you might prefer to burn a little more energy and hire a canoe or take to your bike, or perhaps make the short journey south to The Black Mountains, or the 15-mile trip to Brecon, your gateway to miles of mountain trekking and cycling among the peaks of the Brecon Beacons.

 

Now over 200 years old, this slightly quirky old cottage has lots of delightful period features including flagstone floors, oak beams, oak doors and floorboards. In places there is low headroom and despite being set on one level there are a couple of steps up into the bedrooms, which might not suit guests with limited mobility. Featuring a separate kitchen, dining room and living room, the lodge comfortably accommodates four guests, with a wood burner in the living room for cosy nights in and patio doors in the dining room that open up onto a sunny terrace on warmer days. The bathroom features both a bath and electric shower, depending on your preference, and a choice of two elegantly styled bedrooms – one king-size and one twin.

 

The lodge is situated in a large garden with a lawn area and terrace with garden furniture. The terrace is a wonderful spot to quietly sit on sunny days, admiring the views up the hill or down the valley to Hay-on-Wye, or to wind down in the evening after a day of exploration. Don’t forget to bring your BBQ!

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin (Please note there is a door to access the twin bedroom from the king-size bedroom, but this is partially blocked off as it is not used. No access able from twin into king-size bedroom as the latch has been removed)
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs provided but only in the Winter months
  • Sky TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large garden and terrace with garden furniture - not enclosed
  • 2 dogs welcome - the garden is edged by fields which at time can contain sheep so dogs must be supervised at all times
  • In places there is low headroom and some uneven, sometimes creaky floors and steps so the property may not be suitable for guests with limited mobilty
  • 0.25 miles to nearest shop; 0.5 miles to Hay-on-Wye; 16 miles to Brecon; 20 miles to Hereford
  • Parking for 2 cars available

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Harvey 25th September 2021

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A period property of great character.

Reviewed by Roger 7th August 2021

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Reviewed by Rebecca 19th June 2021

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I may have missed the warning about low doorways, to be expected in an old cottage. Our retriever loved it especially lovely walkover fields to hay. Convenient for coop & wyevalleywalk.

Reviewed by J 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen 5th June 2021

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The cottage is in a fantastic location - great for a walking holiday. Sitting out on the terrace looking up at the hills is wonderful.

Reviewed by Nina 29th May 2021

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We had a great stay, brilliant weather and lovely, characterful cottage. Although on the road, it wasn't busy and handy being close to Co-Op, and Hay itself, only used the car once which was a treat. Cottage was compact but worked well for us and our two children, kitchen well-equipped, TV had Sky and DVD player, and the beds really comfy. There isRead moren't much soundproofing between the bedrooms so snorers beware! The garden was a good size, well-maintained lawn and large patio (bring your own BBQ). Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 24th May 2021

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Delightful cottage and location superb, lovely garden which the dog enjoyed immensely. Clean and very comfortable and walking distance from Hay on Eye town.

Reviewed by Eddie 15th May 2021

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A lovely little cottage in pleasant surroundings, near to town of Hay on Wye. It was warm and comfortable.

Reviewed by Elvy 17th April 2021

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The photos dont do the cottage justice . Comfortable and homely lodge . Will definitely be back . Garden is secluded and a great size for dogs .

Reviewed by Mr Ireton September 2020

Perfect cottage close to the centre of Hay-On-Wye. A great base to explore the Brecon Beacons

Reviewed by Miss Thorpe November 2019

Bad points No 'starter pack' left for the log burner as advertised. Not even any matches. The creaky floorboards in the bedroom aren't endearing. They are simply loud and not fixed down next to the fireplace making it impossible to exit the room quietly. There is an ill fitting wooden door between the two bedrooms that removes all semblance Read moreof privacy. The garden is technically surrounded by wall and fence, but a small dog could fit through the gaps and a big dog would just jump over. Our collies were fine as they are reasonably obedient, but it would have been a different matter should sheep have been next door. One morning our peace was shattered just as I was about to have a shower by gardeners entering the garden with a ride on mower and strimmer to eviscerate the sodden, already short for this time of year grass. No knock on the door to announce themselves and when I suggested that would have been courteous I was told people had normally left for the day. Excuse me for relaxing on my holiday. The grass was left far too short given the weather and they took great clods off in places. Most of the windows have no curtains. The shower is an economy electric one so whilst you have guaranteed hot water it is far from a power shower. Good points It's not luxury accommodation so we didnt feel uncomfortable having the dogs there. The internet and TV work ok, as do all appliances in the kitchen Its 5 minutes walk to the local shop, and 10 minutes in to Hay itself. Lots of birds and wildlife to look out at. Bed, towels etc all clean. Hide

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