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.
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.
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.
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.