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View towards the property from the garden
Raised terrace area
Escape the hustle and bustle in one of our most remote properties
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky interiors
Dining area
Kitchen
Main bedroom
Main Bedroom
Built in bed in second Bedroom
View towards the property from the garden
Steep grassy slope to access the property from the top of the garden
A walkers paradise
The track leading across the national park to the property
Spot horse riders enjoying this rural remote area
Nearby views
The area surrounding the property
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12 / 18  View towards the property from the garden
13 / 18  Steep grassy slope to access the property from the top of the garden
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15 / 18  The track leading across the national park to the property
16 / 18  Spot horse riders enjoying this rural remote area
17 / 18  Nearby views
18 / 18  The area surrounding the property

Top Of Lane Cottage

Hay-on-Wye (4.5mls NW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A quirky 16th Century cottage tucked away in the hillside
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet of this remote location
  • Surrounded by 580 acres of National Trust Common Land
Property code: 42961

This stone cottage is an idyllic slice of country life, hidden away in remote location out of sight accessed by a farm track. Welcoming owners live a discreet walk away and are on hand if needed, but privacy is assured.

With 580 acres of National Trust Common Land surrounding you, there are many walks on the doorstep.  From the top of The Begwns it's possible to see nearly all of the Brecon Beacons, a truly astounding view.  For the energetic, the Brecon Beacons National Park and River Wye have a number of adventure training providers, from renting a canoe, to high rope courses and gorge walking.  Hay-on-Wye just 5 miles away, is famous for its International Book Festival, with plenty of second hand bookshops, an art house cinema and independent stores, as well as The Globe at Hay. Talgarth is worth discovering, and the Talgarth Mill with its working traditional watermill.

The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: approached via cottage style steep stairs, 1 double and 1 double (built in and not suitable for people over 6ft tall). Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC, on the ground floor.  Lounge: with woodburner (first basket of logs included), TV and Blu-ray.  Kitchen/diner: with electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and large larder.  Outside: raised sunny terrace with seating, BBQ and large enclosed garden.

Amenities: ample parking.  Bed linen, towels, electric and Wi-Fi included.  Regret no smoking.  2 dogs welcome. Additional info: the wood burner heats the whole property, additional electric and oil filled radiators available, should you need them in the cooler months. The cottage is accessed via a bumpy farm track, which makes it unsuitable for low cars and advice should be taken in severe weather. The cottage door is accessed via a sloping grassy garden path set into the slope, so may not be suitable for the elderly or guests with impaired mobility. Please note that whilst children are welcome, care must be taken due to the steep banks around the property. Location: pub 1 mile.

 

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

SLEEPS 2 - 4: Two pretty cottage bedrooms, one with iron bedstead, pillows with views and lovely bedlinen and obligatory Welsh blanket provided! The second bedroom is the cutest of double's, cleverly designed and suitable for two adults

RELAXING:  A proper country sitting room, complete with large wood burning stove, a generous supply of logs (with more wood available to either gather yourselves, or purchase for a modest price), deep leather armchairs and chaise, TV, Blu-Ray player and wi-fi.

COOKING & DINING: Great retro chairs and vintage style kitchen / diner. Wonderfully atmospheric for romantic meals and also fab for French style breakfasts...think delicious crusty bread from Talgarth Mill and decent coffee from the Deli in Hay. Hand-made rustic kitchen, electric hob and oven, washing machine, fridge, toaster, cafetierre, Nespresso, a large larder cupboard with lots of storage.

BATHING:  Downstairs bathroom with roll top bath and low over head shower, basin and loo. We were very impressed by the organic linen towels from Baileys Home and Garden...somewhere else worth a trip to, should you be out exploring near Ross on Wye.

PETS:  Up to two well behaved, friendly dogs are very welcome to come and stay. The garden is fenced and gated. Please be aware there are sheep grazing on the Begwns.

CHILDREN: Children are welcome to stay however please be aware that due to the location, there are steep banks surrounding the property and care must be taken, particularly with young children.

16th CENTURY: The cottage is a 16th Century cottage, set into the bank of a hill in a remote location. Please be aware the stairs are quite steep inside, so may not be suitable for older knees or toddlers.

HEATING : The large wood burning stove heats the whole house, there are additional electric, oil filled radiators available should you need them in the cooler months.

ACCESS: The cottage is accessed via a bumpy farm track, which makes it unsuitable for low level cars, and advice should be taken in severe weather. The cottage door is accessed via a grassy steep garden path set into the slope, so may not be suitable for the elderly or guests with impaired mobility.

GARDEN: The garden is built into a mountain therefore care must be taken.

HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

This property is personally managed by Mikaela.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by LUCY 27th December 2019

We called it the Hobbit House and we loved its quirky nature, but what's most spectacular is its unsurpassed location. Get out and enjoy it.

Reviewed by Jo 20th December 2019

Another great week in the cottage, the owners are great hosts and Freddie the new puppy was a great friend for Beau. The cottage was a beautiful as ever and I enjoyed yet another week of great walking in the National Park. Thank You again..

Reviewed by Luma 29th November 2019

Charming cottage, off the beaten track. Authentic country feel. Amazing views. Very friendly helpful owners. Loved every minute.

Reviewed by Wendy 30th September 2019

Need to be very able bodied to get to the cottage through lots of sheep poo and a walk from the so called handstand where you park (its not!) its a piece of grass with a few stones in to help your car get traction, I understand that the area needs to remain as farm land but theses little things make it better for your holiday. The cottage grass sloRead morepe to the front door was very slippery and dangerous when wet. A little bit of thought and it could be made the perfect holiday cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Carrie 23rd August 2019

Beautiful rustic property. Remote location with stunning views. Great spot to explore the Begwns and the Brecon beacons. Equipment is basic but met all our needs. We had a wonderful week here. Thank you.

Reviewed by Stacey 29th July 2019

The cottage is perfect for couples or families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of City Life and relax. The views from the cottage itself are breath-taking and the cottage itself is idyllic; both cosy and comfortable with the fire roaring after a day of exploring the nearby Begwns or surrounding villages. If you are looking for a peacRead moreeful retreat this is the perfect cottage and location. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 3rd May 2019

Wonderful location nestling in the hillside tucked away on its own. This back to basics cottage grows on you and after a lovely weekend we didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Julian 15th April 2019

Fantastic little cottage tucked away in a beautiful, remote, upland setting, with nothing but sheep for neighbours! Having said that, the owners are close by, extremely friendly, and helpful if needed. Local area has much to offer and explore, with great activities and places to discover for both adults and children. Lots of great local produce tooRead more, for the cooks amongst you! Would definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 29th March 2019

Very peaceful location, felt like we'd gone back in time. Location is perfect for walkers and the views across the valley are just the best.

Reviewed by John 18th February 2019

Very isolated little cottage so perfect for getting away from it all. Hosts were at the end of a phone if required, but did not impose themselves on us which was perfect for us.

Reviewed by Jenni 28th December 2018

We had a wonderful time, loved it all, absolutely AMAZING place.

Reviewed by Jo 21st December 2018

The cottage exceeded my expectations in both style and comfort, its truly idyllic with a great vintage feel. The location is stunning with miles of National Trust land to walk from the front door with great views across to the hay bluff and black mountains. The owners could not of been more helpful and really made me feel welcome and confident to eRead morexplore a really remote area of the Brecons. Hide

Reviewed by Miranda 30th October 2018

Top of the lane cottage is very special. Its location is breathtaking and the views will stay with us for ever. The electric blankets were essential and the beds cosy and comfy.

Reviewed by Melanie 12th October 2018

Our hosts went out of their way to welcome us and we enjoyed meeting them. A lovely and remote place, easy to keep warm even on a rainy weekend, the wood-burning stove is easy to use and the heated bathroom a treat. This is an unspoilt cottage with the bonus of quirky, original decor. Our dogs enjoyed it too!

Reviewed by Kate 28th September 2018

A stunning location, far from the madding crowd. If you are looking for real seclusion, literally off the beaten track with glorious far reaching views and fabulous walks from the door, then this is for you. The cottage is full of character ,welcoming and comfortable. The perfect hide away, tucked into a deep slope with steep descent .

Reviewed by Kate 17th September 2018

If you prefer your cottage to come with isolation, peace and quiet, beautiful, natural surroundings and stunning interior style, this is the one for you. What an amazing place. Rebooked twice already.

Reviewed by Janine 10th September 2018

The cottage itself is very rustic...16th century....so you can forgive some idiosyncrasies like the very steep and deep internal stairs . The bed is extremely comfortable and warm . The log burner is lovely and easy to feed...more wood if needed is brought down by one of the owners . You must be fit to ascend and descend the approach to the cottageRead more as it is very steep . Also there is no 'phone reception but I cannot rate the wifi as we did not feel the need to use it . Hide

Reviewed by Kate 29th June 2018

The perfect sanctuary. Best place I have ever stayed in the UK. Please dont come here. I want it all for myself, always.

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View towards the property from the garden
Raised terrace area
Escape the hustle and bustle in one of our most remote properties
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky interiors
Dining area
Kitchen
Main bedroom
Main Bedroom
Built in bed in second Bedroom
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Location

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