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Beautiful surroundings
Approach to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
Relax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso
Kitchen area
A sofa bed on the landing area suitable for one child on request
Sublime comfort in the super king-size bedroom
Bathroom
Fabulous views
Gated terrace with pet pooch in mind
Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy BBQ's on the terrace
Alfresco dining
The sauna...bliss!
Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
Stunning winter scenes from the property
View towards Starlight Cottage in the snow
1 / 20  Beautiful surroundings
2 / 20  Approach to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
3 / 20  The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
4 / 20  Relax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
5 / 20  Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
6 / 20  A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
7 / 20  Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
8 / 20  Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso
9 / 20  Kitchen area
10 / 20  A sofa bed on the landing area suitable for one child on request
11 / 20  Sublime comfort in the super king-size bedroom
12 / 20  Bathroom
13 / 20  Fabulous views
14 / 20  Gated terrace with pet pooch in mind
15 / 20  Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy BBQ's on the terrace
16 / 20  Alfresco dining
17 / 20  The sauna...bliss!
18 / 20  Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
19 / 20  Stunning winter scenes from the property
20 / 20  View towards Starlight Cottage in the snow

Starlight Cottage

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Spa Facilities
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A luxurious, romantic bolt hole set on a pretty organic farm
  • Located high in the Black Mountains with fantastic rural views
  • Get back to nature in this peaceful, private location
Property code: 42897

Located on a pretty organic farm high in the beautiful Black Mountains, this luxurious property is very well placed for visiting pretty Hay on Wye, with numerous independent stores and bookshops and an annual literary festival of international repute. Perfect for those looking for a little bit of escapism with spectacular views, total quietness with just the sound of nature, birds and cuckoos to keep you company. Into the evening, look up to the night sky and find your favourite constellations or stars which look like bright diamonds.

The rural location of this bolthole means it is in abundance of atmospheric scenery, enjoy the sound of bird song in the morning and calm silence in the evenings and as the night draws in, the stars will light up the night sky. For the more adventurous, the National Park is on the doorstep. Explore and discover the beauty of the land, the water-streams running from the mountain, the woodland, the Bronze Age burial mount and the Medieval Path. After exploring, revive yourself by drinking some of the property’s own spring water. There is an abundance of activities, from walking, cycling and pony trekking within the Brecon Beacons National Park, to lazy days paddling on the River Wye, fishing is also available on the nearby Monnow, with day permits available from the award-winning neighbouring village store. There are welcoming country pubs and a strong foodie heritage abound in the Welsh Borders, and a host of excellent eateries and Michelin starred chefs in the area along with an optional Spa service available for complete indulgence.
 
With a mix of classic and contemporary with its exposed beams, flagstone floors and elegant, yet deeply comfortable furniture, this luxurious property offers a wonderful and idyllic retreat for two. The lounge benefits from cosy seating and a warming woodburner, making this a wonderful winter retreat as well as a fabulous summer sanctuary. After a day of exploring the exquisite location, curl up onto the sofa and pop on the Smart TV or your favourite music on the iPod dock. A few steps up lead to the kitchen/diner, the hub of the home, equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and coffee machine. The stairs lead to the property’s bedroom, a super-king-size bedroom with fantastic views to wake up to. The bathroom is next and benefits from a bath, shower and WC.
 
Heading outside, there is an exclusive enclosed terrace to enjoy, plus a second shared terrace and lawn with flowers, a BBQ and recliner chairs where you can relish the amazing views.
 
A beautiful spa room and sauna is situated close to the cottage with a range of massage therapies and beauty treatments, including 2 hour sauna sessions available for £60. All bookings and payments for the spa are easily made with the owner.

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

SLEEPS 2 : Large super king-size bedroom. Babe in arms or one child under 12 on request as there is a day bed on the landing area. Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and loo. Fluffy bath robes and towels provided.

RELAXING INSIDE: Light, bright and airy, flag stone tiled living space with wood burning stove, a basket of logs, full central heating, soft seating and dining table. WiFi, Apple TV, a Netflix pod, DVD, sound system, great views across the hills from the sofa!

KITCHEN: Contemporary units with cool glass splash backs and stainless steel worktops, good quality gadgets, the all-essential dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob and oven, Nespresso machine, all fully kitted out...for as much or as little cooking as you choose to do.
OUTSIDE: Beautiful landscaped gardens and stunning views, two terraces with subtle outside lighting. Outside dining table and chairs on each terrace, with Weber barbeque and parasol. One of the terraces is exclusive for the use of the cottage guests.
RELAXING IN THE PRIVATE SPA: A beautiful Spa room and sauna is situated close to the cottage. Available to book directly with the owners after securing your accommodation dates are a range of massage therapies and beauty treatments. 2 hour sauna sessions are available for £60. All bookings and payments for the spa are easily made with the owner after you've secured your stay. 
 

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 3rd September 2021

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Immaculate and stylish cottage that offered peace, quiet and expansive views. The new owners did a brilliant job at making us and our dog feel welcome and relaxed. There are long walks from your doorstep and a short drive to lovely market towns (Hay-on-Wye, Abergavenny) with brilliant restaurants. We loved it.

Reviewed by Shelagh 14th June 2021

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Wonderful location for a peaceful, quiet holiday. Great views and walks from the cottage. Comfortable living area and large bedroom. Nearest pub for food is about 3miles away and Hay on Wye is 8 miles mostly on single track roads.

Reviewed by Christine 28th May 2021

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Lovely comfortable property in an incredible landscape. Very relaxing

Reviewed by Catherine 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage, Jenny the manager could not have been more welcoming or helpful, as was the owner Adrian. The sauna was excellent, all very relaxing.

Reviewed by Olivia 7th May 2021

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A gorgeous property in a stunning location. It had everything we needed for our week long stay. The bed was huge and very comfortable. Although the weather wasn't kind to us we still had a lovely time sitting outside and listening to the wildlife and even managed to stargaze one evening. I would definitely recommend to those in need of a recharge iRead moren this tranquil cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 21st December 2020

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This cottage is a lovely tucked away cottage with great access to rural walks and the ideal spot for a retreat. We enjoyed our stay and had friendly treatment throughout from the staff, would recommend!

Reviewed by Philip 30th October 2020

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The perfect place to go if you want to get away from the rat-race ! It is a beautiful cottage , set in an isolated location , with plenty of walks and lovely scenery to take in . We wanted a week away just to completely relax and that is exactly what we got ! We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and will be going back ! Jenny was also veRead morery helpful giving us directions to find the cottage and helping us with anything else we needed on our trip . Lovely place . Thank-you Hide

Reviewed by Jacki 12th October 2020

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Remote and very quiet. In a lovely spot.

Reviewed by Helen 9th October 2020

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Beautiful cosy cottage in an amazing location. Very comfy bed . Shame there was no welcome basket , not even milk and the kitchen was rather shabby, dirty oven door and wall near dishwasher . An expensive cottage just lacking a few details to make it great.

Reviewed by Zakir 5th October 2020

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The location was beautiful and very peaceful. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the break and were pleased with the cottage itself. Many thanks

Reviewed by Olivia 28th August 2020

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This cottage is a perfect getaway from busy life! If youre looking for walks and cosy nights in this is the place. The outside space and the views are perfect!

Reviewed by Adrienne 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Jan 7th August 2020

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Nice location. Quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed by Eve 27th July 2020

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Beautiful little cottage surrounded by sheep fields and woods. Great little trails round about for walking the dog. Prefect place to relax.

Reviewed by Sarah 24th July 2020

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Truly stunning location and delightful cottage at the foot of the Black hill surrounded by acres of countryside. Walks up the mountain from the cottage. Walkers will be in their element !

Reviewed by Alexandra 16th March 2020

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We had a lovely short break at this peaceful and beautifully designed cottage. It was immaculately clean, very well equipped, had a gorgeous wood-burner - perfect when returning from wet walks! It is set in the owners' 70 acres of land, all of which can be walked through with dogs off-lead and offers easy access to the Black Mountains and Offars DyRead moreke. A walker's paradise. It's approx 25 min drive to Hay on Wye, albeit down single track roads. Not for the feint-hearted! Will definitely return. Hide

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Beautiful surroundings
Approach to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
Relax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso
Kitchen area
A sofa bed on the landing area suitable for one child on request
Sublime comfort in the super king-size bedroom
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Location

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