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A charming log cabin tucked away under the trees
Stunning views
Watch the world go by
Welcoming touches
Lounge area with TV
Dining space
Surprisingly spacious interior
Warming wood burner
Cook up a feast
Western-themed pieces throughout
Shower room
Wake up to a warm soak
Woodland hideaway with all of those little creature comforts
Fluffy towels provided
The perfect spot to curl up at the end of the day
A true sense of place
Double bedroom with freshly laundered linen
Surrounded by trees and flowers
Lovely animal sanctuary on site
Meet the neighbours!
1 / 20  A charming log cabin tucked away under the trees
2 / 20  Stunning views
3 / 20  Watch the world go by
4 / 20  Welcoming touches
5 / 20  Lounge area with TV
6 / 20  Dining space
7 / 20  Surprisingly spacious interior
8 / 20  Warming wood burner
9 / 20  Cook up a feast
10 / 20  Western-themed pieces throughout
11 / 20  Shower room
12 / 20  Wake up to a warm soak
13 / 20  Woodland hideaway with all of those little creature comforts
14 / 20  Fluffy towels provided
15 / 20  The perfect spot to curl up at the end of the day
16 / 20  A true sense of place
17 / 20  Double bedroom with freshly laundered linen
18 / 20  Surrounded by trees and flowers
19 / 20  Lovely animal sanctuary on site
20 / 20  Meet the neighbours!

Frontier Cabin

Hay-On-Wye (7mls SE), Herefordshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Fire Pit
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Idyllic retreat for two in the magnificent Black Mountains close to Hay-on-Wye
  • Unique rural experience in quirky lodge with wood burner, Western saddle and books
  • 17 acre animal farm sanctuary with horses in the fields and donkey treks available
  • Pop to Hay-on-Wye famous for its books, events, festivals, fabulous food and shops
  • Enjoy wonderful walks, wild swimming and superb star gazing
  • Discover the history, culture and activities of the American frontier and the Welsh Borders
Property code: 63223

Quirky lodge with creature comforts in the Black Mountains. Idyllic 17 acre farm with footpaths, wild swimming, horse and donkey trek experiences. Perfect for a real rural retreat in Herefordshire.

Nestling in the beautiful Black Mountains just north of the Brecon Beacons National Park, in the village of Craswall. Pop to Longtown for local produce, a short distance down the road or to Hay-on-Wye where you’re bound to find any book you can think of. Try out Booth’s bookshop with its small cinema and cafe. The town is full independent and local shops, cafes and great events including the renowned Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival. Stroll the local paths or hike to the summit of Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in South Wales. Train enthusiasts will love the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway and don’t miss out on the Big Pit Mining Museum. History, culture and outdoor activities are in abundance here.

A unique experience awaits you in this quirky cabin set by the small wood on this 17 acre farm with horses, donkeys and chickens. Walk through the enclosed garden down to the wooden porch with rocking chair and into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Wood panelled rooms, checked curtains, intriguing artworks, Western saddle and cowboy library to read through, it’s an interior where the American frontier lifestyle meets the Welsh borders with all your creature comforts to enhance your stay. If you decide to eat in there’s a small electric oven and hob, fridge and Belfast sink. The water will need to be heated on the hob for washing up though, a small chore in this lovely setting. The dining table and chairs are perfectly positioned by the window to enjoy a hearty breakfast, maybe use the ingredients from the welcome hamper with eggs, baked beans, bread, butter and jam. The electric shower, with WC, is a great way to start the day. After a full day exploring just relax on the sofa, lose yourself in a good book, watch a film on the TV/DVD or just snuggle up by the wood burner. The cosy bedroom has been designed for a good night’s sleep with double bed and dreamcatcher on the wall.

Outside the enclosed garden is sided by trees with a paved area, grass, seating areas on the decked porch and table and chairs for al fresco dining. The range style fencing is across the 17 acre sanctuary farm with horses, donkeys and chickens. Walk down to the water hole for wild swimming, meet with the owners for private donkey picnics in the wood or find out more from the resident horse listener. This is a unique and special place for a couple to retreat and unwind. Private off-road parking for one car is available at the property. If you are bringing your bikes you can lock them by the side of the cabin. The owners are on-site though privacy is assured.

Donkey rambles are available- This is a walk with a pack donkey - Booking essential through the owner on arrival - There is an extra cost for this

Firewood - First basket free and then further bags are £5 each

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

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower with WC
  • Electric oven and hob,and fridge
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and heating included
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  •  Donkey woodland trek and picnic available (arrange with the owners)

This property is personally managed by Mikaela.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Katherine 21st June 2019

We really enjoyed this magical place, a real haven with lots of character. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly and being surrounded by animals was a real bonus. The welcome basked was much appreciated along with books and folder about places to visit and walks to try etc. Needed to be there for longer as there is so much to do, at the saRead moreme time you also want to relax and unwind and enjoy the surrounding countryside which is breathtaking. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 29th April 2019

If you are looking for a peaceful vacation Frontier Cabin is a great choice. Located on on the edge of the Brecon Beacons it has great views over the surrounding countryside. It is cosy and well equipped with a wood burner that is nice to light in the evenings and sit around with a glass of wine. On a clear night the stars are amazing. The propertyRead more is very dog friendly and Finlay, our golden retriever, enjoyed meeting the chickens every morning. Sue and John are fantastic hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Douglas 17th February 2019

A bit of escapism living the life of a cowboy in Wales. Great cooking on the log burner stove. Great location and a lovely welcome, including breakfast hamper with home produce, from the owners.

Reviewed by Sarah 15th February 2019

Frontier Cabin really is an escape from the world! Not to far off the beaten track but far enough. We loved it its cute and quirky-ness with it western riding theme. The chickens just outside the front door and the horses over the way in the field! The nights are so dark you can see every star...simply magical!! Fabulous views over the welsh mountaRead moreins. Sue couldnt be more welcoming. If you want to escape for a break Id highly recommend frontier cabin! Hide

Reviewed by David 25th January 2019

Sue and John were lovely and welcoming. Lovely cosy cabin for two plus our collie. Secure garden for a young and excitable dog. Welcome basket stocked with fresh eggs and apple juice. Beautiful location for walking. Will definately return to see all seasons.

Reviewed by Jennifer 14th September 2018

Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location. Sioux and John are excellent hosts, the welcome basket was a lovely touch and nothing was too much trouble. Their animals are all very much loved and are a pleasure to visit! Would 100% recommend.

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A charming log cabin tucked away under the trees
Stunning views
Watch the world go by
Welcoming touches
Lounge area with TV
Dining space
Surprisingly spacious interior
Warming wood burner
Cook up a feast
Western-themed pieces throughout
Shower room
Show 8 moreWake up to a warm soak


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