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Hidden gem near Hay-on-Wye- The Byre at Fforest Cwm.

Peaceful seclusion awaits you at The Byre- a hidden gem close to Hay On Wye
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Peaceful seclusion awaits you at The Byre- a hidden gem close to Hay On Wye
Early morning light. A great time to watch the bird life...
The Byre is magical...as soon as you come up the lane, you can RELAX
The garden room at The Byre- stunning views, glorious night skies, no light pollution
The garden room is a lovely place for that gin and tonic!
The Welsh Oak kitchen is craftsman-made- cookery books supplied as well as a wonderful welcome pack
There are flagged floors throughout and original oak beams- the property is over 300 years old but h
The Welsh Walnut bed is hand made- wonderfully comfortable! Gorgeous bed linen, Welsh blankets.
The sitting room links to the garden room- the log burning stove provides a cosy backdrop. All logs
We have Wifi and satellite TV or just enjoy a selection of games and books
We can't guarantee the sunshine but there will always be homemade cake and bread on arrival!
A great deal of attention to detail has gone into The Byre.
The garden is designed to encourage birds and wildlife. We supply binoculars and bird feed
Spring is a wonderful time of year to visit
Our family of animals look forward to meeting you! We will always welcome you to our farm.
The opportunities for walking are endless with the stunning Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains a
The scenery is superb- the Begwns close by has wonderful views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Bea
Included in your welcome pack- our own free range eggs, home made cake and home made preserves
You have a private terrace with superb views, a barbecue and garden furniture
Nestling on the hillside, the views from the garden room are very special- such as the bluebell wood
There's lots of wildlife- swallows nest every year, you might spot a badger or fox and there ar
Hay on Wye has great, independent shops- and a wonderful market too
The cheese stall is fantastic- you're assured of a friendly welcome
Lanthony Abbey is a favourite with guests.
You can fish on the Wye, walk part of Offa's Dyke, learn to kayak or ride a horse
Or you can just have a lie down!
Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure of a very warm welcome at Fforest Cwm
Our guests enjoy watching the local wildlife from the conservatory.
We see some amazing sunsets. We are in a 'dark sky area.' There is very little light pollution.
You will be sad to leave- but we will always be happy to see you again.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Clyro, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales
Situated in a peaceful, private and very picturesque rural valley this is the perfect get away from it all cottage, in an elevated position with fabulous views and set in the grounds of the owners' property. We've been described as 'a priceless gem on the Welsh border'' and 'the jewel in the crown.' So before you choose your cottage in the Hay On Wye area, please read our reviews to see why our guests consistently award us 5 stars.

We are never complacent and we are constantly seeking ways to make your stay more memorable.There are fabulous walks in the area. Steve can supply
you with detailed maps and lots of advice.
The Wye is also a wonderful spot for kayaking or canoeing. We can point you in the right direction for centres that offer canoe hire- you can travel from pub to pub on the water- and the bird...
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About the Owner, Michele C
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 124 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We live in the farmhouse next door to The Byre so we are nearby if you need any advice, help or indeed if you just want to chat about what our beautiful area has to offer. But we promise not to spoil your privacy and we appreciate that you have chosen us so that you 'can get away from all.'
You might want to meet our horses, sheep, hens or dogs. Just let us know!
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Excellent - based on 124 reviews
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

Our second stay in The Byre and it fully lived up to our memories. It was cold in February 2018 but The Byre provided warm and comfortable refuge. You are surrounded by wonderful countryside to explore with the excellent town of Hay-on-Wye just 5 minutes drive away. The building is compact but has everything you need and more (freshly baked...

Management response:

Thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm sorry I didn't write to see if you arrived home safely. Our beautiful collie Eva, 15 years old, had to be put to sleep. We are devastated and I'm afraid everything else went out of the window. Best wishes and love to you both.


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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

Management response:

Thank you both so very much for choosing us again and for this lovely review. We sincerely hope that we will indeed see you again!


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Paul G
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

The perfect location for a romantic weekend getaway. All the personal touches really made it; from the homemade bread to the delicious lemon drizzle cake! Only a few mins drive from Hay, so easy to pop in for an evening meal, with some good hill walking also right on your door step. Highly recommended.

Management response:

Thanks for your lovely review. We do appreciate it when guests tell us what they enjoyed about The Byre as well as fabulous location. We know how lucky we are to live here and it’s great that we are able to share it! Thanks again!


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The Byre is set amidst fields and hills, once part of the famous Baskerville Estate. The barn has retained its original oak beams and has been restored sympathetically to reflect its 300 year history. The Welsh Oak kitchen- hand made by a local craftsman- is well equipped with granite sinks and worktops, fridge, electric oven and hob. The cosy shower room has a heated towel rail as well as luxury bath robes and toiletries . The locally hand made Welsh Walnut bed has an organic cotton and wool mattress as well as a Welsh Wool Duvet. There's a roomy oak wardrobe, again craftsman made with local timbers. Our welcome pack is legendary and we provide all essential staples for the kitchen and our own fresh herbs when in season. We also provide a free laundry service. The Byre is stocked with... more
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Babies and toddlers are welcome and we can provide a travel cot and bed linen. We do not allow parties and please do let us know if you intend to have friends visiting at any...
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
GBP 75
GBP 80
1 Mar 2018 -
28 Mar 2018
2 nights
GBP 75
GBP 420
29 Mar 2018 -
15 Apr 2018
3 nights
GBP 85
GBP 500
16 Apr 2018 -
5 Jun 2018
2 nights
GBP 85
GBP 490
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Hay is small with only 1,500 people- but it has a big heart! There is a superb weekly market, fabulous food and clothes shops and, of course, amazing bookshops. There are often concerts held in Booths Bookshop, for example- and everyone flocks to us for the fabulous Hay Festival. There's a great castle and we also have a fabulous cinema, with comfortable seating and a chance to enjoy a glass of wine. There are numerous places to eat in Hay itself but also in Clyro and Painscastle- and there are several Michelin starred restaurants within reasonable driving distance. Clyro is a hamlet but still has a shop, a pub and a good garage- you can buy everything you need locally! We have three food festivals a year- so marvellous for foodies. If you enjoy Jazz, check out the Brecon Jazz Festiva... more
Getting around
The nearest train stations are in Hereford, Leominster or Abergavenny but buses are not that regular so we do think that a car is the best option for the area! Once you are here however you can walk into our village easily and Hay is just over two miles away.
There are lovely walks close to us and indeed to Hay. We can loan you maps and lots of advice is on hand for things to do and see.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Cardiff : 80.0 km
Railway: Leominster: 28.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth : 200.0 km
Directions will be sent on booking.
The farm and cottage are an easy drive from the M5 motorway-beautiful scenery- trains also serve Hereford or Leominster. Buses run from both of these market towns.
We can offer a pick up to walkers- please phone for details!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 80.0 km.
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