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Pond Cottage - Clyro

Clyro, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic and peaceful setting that’s ideal for couples
  • Beautiful private patio area overlooking a lily pond
  • Get cosy next to the wood burner in the nearby shepherds hut and take in the panoramic views of the Wye Valley

 

Property code: BN290

A picture-perfect former barn set in an elevated position above the Wye Valley, boasting fabulous views, a charming outside space and a converted shepherd’s hut with a wood burner for chilly nights.

Once used as a threshing barn and granary for a farmstead, this delightful property has been lovingly converted into a serene bolthole that’s perfect for couples. Situated next to the original farmhouse, the cottage is surrounded by 6 acres of gardens and meadows just 3 miles from the thriving market town of Hay-on-Wye, and 5 miles from the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Whether you are searching for a tranquil break or a more active holiday, you are well placed for exploring this quiet corner of the Welsh countryside.

Stepping inside, the entrance hall opens onto an impressive living space that retains much of the property’s original charm, featuring exposed stone, character beams, and arrow-slit windows. The oak kitchen area is well equipped and provides plenty of worktop space. It has a fridge, electric oven and hob. Sit at the table with your evening meal or open the French doors to dine alfresco. Uncork a bottle of good wine and sink into the sofa whilst you watch TV. The handy downstairs utility room has a dishwasher, freezer, washing machine, microwave, and tumble dryer as well as plenty of storage space for coats and boots. Upstairs, the master bedroom has sloping ceilings and timber beams with beautiful views of the pond.  It's the perfect haven after a busy day and has a delightful king-size bed. Take advantage of the roll-top bath in the bathroom and enjoy a well-earned soak, or perhaps you would prefer the walk-in shower. There is also a separate WC.

The cottage shares a pretty courtyard with the owner’s farmhouse, but towards the back of the property, there is a secluded private patio area complete with garden furniture and a BBQ for your exclusive use. This overlooks a lily pond that’s brimming with wildlife, creating the perfect atmosphere for relaxing in the sunshine. From here, you can stroll through the orchard to find the shepherd’s hut in an adjacent field, which boasts a wood burner, cosy seating, and panoramic views of the Wye Valley. The rural location means that there is little light pollution, so it is ideal for stargazing. When available, the owner is happy to give guests a tour of the sky from the observatory (the telescope is too complex to be used without guidance).

 

  • 1 bedroom – King-size
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, walk-in shower and separate WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge and toaster
  • Utility room with dishwasher,washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, and microwave
  • TV/DVD, CD,
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private paved area at rear with garden furniture, BBQ, and pond
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Free range chickens and friendly resident dogs on site
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no children
  • Shepherd’s hut for private use in adjacent field with wood burner (logs provided) and seating
  • Astronomical observatory – by prior arrangement with owner.
  • Shop and pub within 3 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rutgert 22nd July 2022

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We loved Pond Cottage very much. Lucy and David are very nice owners who like to share their place with others. The Cottage is very well equipped, it is decorated and finished to a very high standard and you have literal all you can think of. David was so kind to offer us a place in their garage for our Morgan. The cottage is sublime situated and tRead morehere is a Shepherd's Hut one can use for overlooking the fields. The romantic hut has a wood-stove and candles. David has an observatory, ask him! Hide

Reviewed by David 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Valerie 10th June 2022

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Pond cottage is idyllically situated and extremely comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting by the pond surrounded by greenery and bird life and loved the far-reaching view from the shepherds hut. During our stay we walked locally, wandered around Hay and went further afield to Hereford, Croft Castle and the Weir Garden. We were very lucky with the wRead moreeather which always colours the view of a holiday but can safely say that this was one of the best places we have ever stayed Hide

Reviewed by Janice 27th May 2022

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A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. Well equipped and nicely furnished inside with amazing outdoor spaces including the patio overlooking the pond and the fantastic shepherd's hut.

Reviewed by John 13th May 2022

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Pond Cottage is a lovely property in a quiet elevated location above Hay-on-Wye. It is well equipped and comfortable with a charming outlook over the tree surrounded pond with a lot of bird life including Red Kite. Ample parking is very close to the entrance to the cottage. The owners live across a courtyard and were helpful without being intrusiveRead more and were on-hand should you need anything. Hide

Reviewed by David 6th May 2022

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Pond Cottage has lived up to our expectations, it is by far the best holiday cottage we have visited. On a wider issue we were worried as to how Hay on Wye has survived post pandemic, no need to worry it is still as enchanting as ever, the only casualty we found was the cafe in Booths bokshop. Otherwise brilliant for us foodies.

Reviewed by Lynne 27th April 2022

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Lovely stay at Pond Cottage loved watching all the wildlife. Lucy and David on hand if needed anything and very friendly. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Lilian 1st April 2022

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We absolutely loved our stay at Pond Cottage Clyro. Great walks on the doorstep and lovely hosts. Perfect spot for a weeks holiday.

Reviewed by Natalie 18th March 2022

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Pond Cottage couldn't have been more perfect for us. There was so much wildlife around and the skies were filled with stars. The owners were lovely and David gave us fascinating tour of the night sky. The cottage was really well equipped and we liked that the products provided were eco. Definitely one to visit.

Reviewed by phil 31st January 2022

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Excellent stay. Clean. Beautiful scenery of the pond and shepherds hut made the stay unique! Really nice cottage with all the amenities for cooking and bathroom. Would love to come again! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a restful tranquil break

Reviewed by Steve 17th January 2022

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Comfortable warm cottage with all necessary equipment and a large comfortable bed. Wonderful views and welcoming hosts. For bird and nature lovers the garden is a haven with a plethora of wild birds including wood peckers within touching distance. For the astronomically inclined there is an observatory with a passionate host willing to share and guRead moreide. Amenities are within 3 miles with the town of Hay-on Wye a bonus for book collectors. Overall a Quite, relaxing, soul restoring place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 8th November 2021

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Reviewed by Sara 22nd October 2021

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Pond Cottage is in a lovely, peaceful location, and was homely, with friendly owners. The shepherd's hut is idyllic, and the star/planet/moon gazing through from the observatory was amazing. We would certainly recommend Pond Cottage and hope to visit again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Roy 15th October 2021

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A very enjoyable holiday

Reviewed by Rachel 8th October 2021

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What a wonderful week in a beautiful well appointed cottage to the highest standard We couldn't have picked a perfect location The cottage lacked nothing everything was there The wildlife around the pond was amazing The views from the shepherds hut astounding And the night sky well, WOW! Our hosts were close but not intrusive and we cannot thank thRead moreem enough I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage Perfect peace Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 1st October 2021

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Lovely accommodation in such a quiet and attractive setting - very comfortable and well-equipped with a lot of thoughtful touches. Excellent.

Reviewed by Martin 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Hazel 20th August 2021

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Loved the tranquil setting of Pond Cottage, including the coffee's enjoyed in the shepherd's hut looking down over the valley. The location is ideally located for walks, canoeing, paddle-boarding and for browsing the bookshops of Hay, and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the area better.

Reviewed by Debbie 13th August 2021

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We enjoyed the tranquility at Pond Cottage, sitting in the shepherd's hut looking at the view, watching the wildlife at the pond, and relaxing in the comfortable lounge. Easy drive to walking in the Beacons, visiting charming Hay-on-Wye and Hereford.

Reviewed by Peter 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Derek 30th July 2021

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Great cottage in a stunning peaceful location with excellent owners Close by. Superb extras including use of a Shepherd's Hut for a glass of wine overlooking cracking views. Everything you could need, including great walks, for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Christopher 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Alex 18th July 2021

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The cottage was clean and so nice to stay in. The perfect getaway in the most perfect setting. Sitting out by the pond in the evenings to the bath it was all amazing. Hosts were kind and friendly and the dogs were a joy to be around

Reviewed by June 9th July 2021

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Just perfect.

Reviewed by Kathryn 18th June 2021

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Top quality. Wonderful location. Can't be more perfect.

Reviewed by Paul 11th June 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage, close to Hay-on-Wye and the Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Karen 4th June 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Pond Cottage. Everything was perfect, the owners were friendly and accommodating. If I was to make any recommendation it would be that the shower would benefit from a handle on the wall.

Reviewed by Craig 28th May 2021

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Everything that you need for a relaxing holiday in the countryside, lovely scenery. Would definitely go again. Hosts near at hand if needed.

Reviewed by Mrs Lewin August 2020

A lovely clean property with everything we needed. The owners lived close by and were very helpful.

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