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Luxury Cottage & Fairytale Garden near Hay-on-Wye

Entire cottage hosted by Kirsteen
7 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2 bathrooms
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A luxury riverside retreat awaits you in Llanigon, Wales.
Nestled between the thriving literary town of Hay-on-Wye and the stunning Black Mountains of Brecon Beacons National Park, this property with its fairytale garden and babbling brook is the best of both worlds. Spend quality time with family and friends in both town and country. With beautiful walks and outdoor activities aplenty as well as bookshops, galleries and restaurants just minutes away, there really is something for everyone.

The space
Tucked away in a charming village and surrounded by woodland, Walnut Tree Cottage is a traditional Welsh stone cottage dating from 1881 with a modern extension housing a large master suite and a bright airy kitchen.

French doors lead to a fairytale garden bursting with flowers, herbs and fruit in the summer. Guests can listen to the babbling brook (which leads to an 8ft waterfall), explore the peaceful woodland and make a pizza in the outdoor oven all year around. Expect to see kingfishers, trout and even otters!

The cosy living room - featuring a woodburner - flows into  the reception room and kitchen, allowing guests to spend time together or apart. The charming downstairs bedroom sleeps three in single beds under the eaves, with space for a baby in a travel cot  provided upon request. A utility room contains a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, a family-sized fridge and toys for the little ones. Upstairs, all three bedrooms feature king-size beds and the large master bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom. All beds are made up with 300 thread count hotel quality linen. 

The cottage has been lovingly decorated to a high specification in a calming palette. The property, whilst not large, is big on style with furniture and fittings from all over the world with a particular nod to the Far East.

We have tried to think of everything a guest might need from shampoo, soap, conditioner and body lotion to laundry supplies, phone chargers and stationery so you can spend more time relaxing and less time worrying about the small stuff.

A carefully curated selection of books are provided for the book lovers drawn to Hay as well as a range of board games for rainy days.

We have amenities catering for families with children, including travel cot with bedding, high chair, children's crockery, microwave bottle steriliser, stair gates, bed guards, baby body wash and toys.

There is Wifi throughout the property and a SmartTv including Netflix for rainy days. 

This property accommodates 7 people comfortably but may be booked to a maximum of 9 people (subject to additional cost).



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Llanigon, Wales, United Kingdom

Walnut Tree Cottage is located in the idyllic village of Llanigon, just 1.5 miles from the famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye which straddles the English/Welsh border. Known as the Kingdom of Books, bookshops, antique shops and galleries line the picturesque streets and visitors are warmly welcomed by the friendly local community. The town has a number of excellent restaurants as well as a weekly market selling fresh produce and local crafts. Music performances, theatre and poetry readings are held with regularity throughout the year. There are plenty of good walks and kayaking through the River Wye should not be missed!

Llanigon is located at the doorstep of the famous Welsh Black Mountains and is only half an hour from Brecon Beacons National Park which is well loved for its walks in a place of outstanding natural beauty. Other activities include mountain biking, stargazing, horse riding, fishing, caving, white water rafting and even gliding. There are a number of multi-activity centres to keep the little ones busy.

Hosted by Kirsteen

Joined in September 2017
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British barrister and mother of 4, I enjoy travelling, reading and sewing.
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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