- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Set in secluded woodland beside a gently flowing waterfall, Mill Cottage is an immaculately restored cottage on the banks of the River Wye near Hay on Wye in Wales. This is a cosy, luxurious and romantic rural bolthole made just for two. Inside, traditional features like the large fireplace, exposed stonework and oak flooring blend seamlessly with every modern convenience and indulgence. Outside, perry pear orchards, hedgerows and oak woodland overlook the River Wye, Hay and the famous Black Mountains beyond. Whether you're here for romance, nature or outdoor pursuits Mill Cottage will provide a truly unique and memorable holiday.
The cottage is situated on the Cabalva Estate, a family-run sheep and beef farm within a beautiful tranquil setting - their pasture-fed Aberdeen Angus beef is sold to some of the UK's top restaurants. Guests are welcome to buy some of the beef and have a tour of the farm. There is a potting studio on the estate where you can have pottery lessons. Also on site you can do private fly fishing on the Wye, the estate has a ghillie who can offer lessons 1:1 or in a small group. If you're interested in Forest Bathing, then just ask for more information about the courses on offer - it's a wonderful, immersive, forest experience.
The countryside around here is nothing short of breath-taking and there is much to explore. The fields and woodland around the cottage are full of wildlife, from sheep and hares to woodcock, hedgehogs, robins and red kites, or you could head down to famous Offa's Dyke and walk up into the hills or down to the river. The famous book town of Hay-on-Wye is just 3 miles away, and in the area you can also go cycling, riding, canoeing and fishing. And if you don’t want to self-cater there are lots of excellent places to eat and drink – try The Tram at Eardisley, The Stagg at Titley or Tomatitos in Hay-on-Wye itself. There is a potting studio on the estate where you can have pottery classes. You can take part in some forest bathing (originally a Japanese concept, it involves mindful and therapeutic time in a forest setting), or for something more active, sign up for fishing lessons with a private ghillie.
The cottage is easy to reach from the M5 motorway. Please see the website for detailed driving directions.
Cardiff 72 Miles
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Hereford 17 Miles
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The cottage has been sympathetically restored to the highest standard, with everything you could need for a cosy and comfortable stay. The large sitting room, characterised by a stone fireplace, and oak floorboards and beams, is furnished with a wood burning stove, a deep leather sofa and chairs, Welsh tweed curtains and pictures by local artists. You will also find a bookcase full of books, Freeview Satellite, a DVD player, Wi-Fi and board games. The kitchen, with seating for 4, is well-equipped and stylish, the bathroom is modern, tiled and warm, and the bedroom has a super kingside bed with a supremely comfortable mattress and 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. What better way to go to sleep than to the sound of a waterfall?
Just outside the cottage is a secluded spot with Douglas Fir seats and table from where you can enjoy the river and the abundance of birds and wildlife that frequent it. There’s also a barbeque so you can cook al fresco when the weather is warm.
When you arrive you will find a welcome basket filled with local cider, local crisps, home-baked Welsh cakes, milk, fresh bread, free range eggs and sausages and bacon for your first breakfast. You will also find kitchen essentials from salt, pepper, tea, coffee and sugar to cling film, tin foil, washing up liquid and laundry detergent. If you want to stock up you can order a delivery of groceries from the local Tesco and veg boxes from the local farm shop are also available by prior arrangement.
Conditions of Rental
We are sorry but because of its proximity to the river Wye, Cabalva Mill Cottage is not suitable for children. Dogs are welcome at Cwm Pelved.