Beautiful art and ornaments surround you as you enjoy your meals on the granite dining table.Double bedroom in Market Street apartment.
Luxury apartment,idyllic Hay on Wye
Luxury apartment,idyllic Hay on Wye
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Our luxury one bedroom apartment mixes the style and charm of Georgian character with modern luxury. Quietly located in the centre of Hay-on-Wye, just a stone’s throw away from the market square and Hay Castle.

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We are confident that our accommodation offers superb value for the quality on offer and as so are keen to establish a warm relationship with the Airbnb community.

Hay Retreats at 12 Market Street offers a luxury apartment quietly located in this quaint part of Hay on Wye, tucked above the pedestrianised area around the medieval Butter Market, near to the market square and Hay Castle. This is an architect designed Georgian town house renovation offering soft décors, colourful paintings, warm rugs, and stylish furniture blending together to create a sense of harmony, comfort and relaxation.

Butter Market has one double bedroom, and features a spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with three beautifully restored Georgian sash windows creating lots of natural light and offering lovely views of the Butter Market below.

Facing west, the living room makes the most of the afternoon sunshine and sunsets, and as the daylight fades there are lots of lamps and lighting systems to suit all moods and occasions.

For home entertainment we provide flat screen, wall-mounted Panasonic TVs and DVD equipment, with excellent high definition FreeSat programming. So even on rainy days our guests can make themselves at home and enjoy quality TV entertainment. There is Broadband Wi-Fi and cable service available in living rooms and bedrooms offering the best possible internet connection for guest with personal equipment. For playing music we have a docking system for iPods or iPhones.

Bed linen is Egyptian white cotton with feather pillows and a choice of hollow-fill for those who suffer from allergies. The bathrooms include separate walk in showers and baths.

Access to the apartment is via a well-lit doorway at 12 Market Street up the wide staircase. There is separate space outside to hang coats and to leave shoes. There is no parking in Market Street, so once guests have deposited their bags, they need to use the easily accessible carparks nearby. For more information about parking, just ask and I can email you a map of Hay where I have marked the main parking areas.

Hay-on-Wye, a thriving Welsh border town, is a popular destination for country holidays in Wales. Located on the borders with England, Hay-on-Wye attracts visitors from all over the world. Renowned as the largest centre for second-hand books, the town also boasts the internationally famous Hay Festival that attracts thousands of visitors for ten days in late May and early June.

There is plenty on offer within the town with cafes and gastro pubs for food and drink, bookshops galore, galleries, quality gift and craft shops and historic buildings including our medieval castle. Nearby are a number of excellent restaurants.

Hay is also a good base for the Brecon Jazz Festival in August, the Abergavenny Food Festival in September, and the Hay Winter Literary Festival in December. A half hour drive away is Hereford Cathedral with the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Exhibition that is open all the year round. There are also a few weekends during the summer months where you can visit Hay Fayre hosted at The Globe at Hay, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Hay Retreats. Hay Fayre is a monthly festival of live music, talks, workshops and delicious food and drinks alongside mad and mysterious market stalls.

You can easily book a canoe for a half- or day-trip, starting in Hay. Alternatively, you can begin your journey upriver at Glasbury, and make your way downstream to Hay. The local canoe company organises necessary drop offs in the morning or a pick-ups in the afternoon.

Hay-on-Wye also offers walks on both banks of the river Wye. A good quality footpath leads upriver to the Warren, a natural riverside stone beach with good pools for swimming in. On hot days, locals and visitors to the town make their way to the Warren for a picnic, a game of frisbee or a swim. This is a wonderful year-round stroll for those looking for fresh air and beautiful views. Not to mention the surrounding hills and mountains that are part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Family/kid friendly
Buzzer/wireless intercom
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Weekend Price $198 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Enjoy yourself!
Sorry, no smoking inside the building.
Towels, soaps and welcome pack provided.
Under the amenities, I have checked the "Cable TV" box. We have a freesat box with a TV recorder and DVD player.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Neil User Profile
August 2017
A wonderful, well presented 1 bed flat. Check-in was very simple with a couple of codes required to access only. Once in the space served us well. Fantastic bathroom with shower and bath. Lovely large bedroom and a comfortable living room for the downtime. We didn't really use the kitchen much but it was again well equipped. It was a little noisy in the mornings with the upstairs flat moving around but this shouldn't trouble the early birds :)

Thom User Profile
October 2016
Thanks for a great stay the location was perfect and the apartment was exceptional I enjoyed our short stay very much - the profile dose not do it justice highly recommended We will be back

Tom User Profile
August 2015
Listing was accurate, pictures probably did not do the place justice. highly recommended.

Robert User Profile
August 2014
Excellent and spacious flat, centrally located. Well-appointed kitchen, comfy sofas, good-sized bedroom. TV, DVD player and iPod dock all welcomed. All was in immaculate condition and the supply of bread, eggs and other essentials very welcoming. Highly recommended.

Mike User Profile
August 2014
Excellent apartment right in the heart of Hay. Delightful touches on arrival, very clear instructions on how to get there and get in, butter, milk, bread, a nice cake ready for us and clearly written notes on the apartment and also the area around. Beautifully appointed kitchen with everything needed for gourmet cooking, relaxing lounge area with huge TV, very comfortable bed in a nice bedroom. All in all a haven in a great spot. We were not clear about parking but it turns out that there is two hour car park (1 pound) right next to the apartment, which we used to unload and load our stuff, then there's an all day car park (2 pounds 50p)' just a couple of minutes walk away, where we left the car ... It's free overnight. Highly recommended for a couple right in the middle of Hay on Wye.

Steve User Profile
August 2014
Lorna was very efficient and answered our enquiries promptly and helpfully. The apartment was everything we hoped it would be; beautifully furnished, immaculately clean. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want if you felt inclined to cook a meal. The welcome pack was a nice surprise. We visited the tapas bar, which had a great vibe and St John's Restaurant, which was exceptional. The apartment is in a really good location, very central. The surrounding area was lovely for walking, there's several opportunities for canoeing or cycling on the River Wye too. The only thing that was did struggle with was parking in Hay on Wye, it's very difficult to find anywhere to park for longer than 4 hours during the day, even on Saturday and Sunday.

Helen User Profile
July 2014
Neither of us had been to Hay on Wye before and we absolutely loved it. Lorna was very helpful before our holiday and after arriving late on Friday evening we were so happy to see we had been left fresh eggs and other treats! The flat is a cosy, comfortable retreat right in the centre of Hay and we had everything we needed to enjoy our weekend. I can't wait to go back!

Hay-on-Wye, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
Lorna User Profile


I'm part of a small family business specialising in high spec luxury accommodation for guests looking for quality, stylish accommodation in our beautiful Welsh borders town set in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our aim is to ensure that all of our guests receive excellent value for the quality we have on offer.


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