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Beautiful surroundings
Approch to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
Drink in the views!
Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso!
Relax and enjoy!
Kitchen area
A sofa bed on the landing area, suitable for children 12+
Sublime comfort in the super king-size bedroom
Bathroom
Fabulous views
Gated and stock fenced with pets in mind
Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy BBQ's on the terrace
Alfresco dining
The sauna...bliss!
Pet friendly!
Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
Adriaan's Datcha - scrummy afternoon tea
Inside Adriaan's Datcha
Adriaan's Datcha - set back under the trees
Stunning winter scenes from the property
View towards Starlight Cottage in the snow
1 / 26  Beautiful surroundings
2 / 26  Approch to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
3 / 26  The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
4 / 26  Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
5 / 26  Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
6 / 26  A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
7 / 26  Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
8 / 26  Drink in the views!
9 / 26  Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso!
10 / 26  Relax and enjoy!
11 / 26  Kitchen area
12 / 26  A sofa bed on the landing area, suitable for children 12+
13 / 26  Sublime comfort in the super king-size bedroom
14 / 26  Bathroom
15 / 26  Fabulous views
16 / 26  Gated and stock fenced with pets in mind
17 / 26  Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy BBQ's on the terrace
18 / 26  Alfresco dining
19 / 26  The sauna...bliss!
20 / 26  Pet friendly!
21 / 26  Perched high in the Black Mountains, the views are superb
22 / 26  Adriaan's Datcha - scrummy afternoon tea
23 / 26  Inside Adriaan's Datcha
24 / 26  Adriaan's Datcha - set back under the trees
25 / 26  Stunning winter scenes from the property
26 / 26  View towards Starlight Cottage in the snow

Starlight Cottage

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Spa Facilities
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: 42897

Located on an organic farm high in the beautiful Black Mountains, this gorgeous barn conversion offers spectacular views, total quiet and pure escapism from the daily grind. It is also superbly placed for sniffing out adventure along the England / Wales border, with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Offa’s Dyke Path and Wye Valley all waiting to be explored on foot or by bike.

 

Blending classic and contemporary, this delightful property provides a wonderful and idyllic retreat for two, plus one canine companion, with exposed beams and flagstone floors contrasting with vibrant splashes of colour. The living space has an open-plan design, with a warming wood burner to create a cosy retreat after a day outdoors. Set across two levels, the lounge area provides lovely views to the surrounding countryside, with a couple of steps taking you up to a contemporary kitchen/dining area. Alternatively, you can step outside onto your private enclosed terrace and dine alfresco, perhaps taking advantage of the supplied BBQ while you relish the amazing views.

 

With the Black Mountains on your doorstep there are plenty of exciting trails to sniff out, with further walking, cycling and water-based activities awaiting you in the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley, both of which lie within 25 miles of your door. You are also free to roam the owner’s historic grounds and gardens, which cover 69 acres; stop off at Adriaan’s Dacha – a standalone building reflecting the idea of a Russian ‘dacha’, or country cottage – where you can book an afternoon tea, or head to the small spa and sauna to wind down (additional charges apply). Alternatively, urban hounds may prefer to pad the pavements of the literary town of Hay-on-Wye, 7 miles north-west, or the cathedral city of Hereford, 17 miles east.

SLEEPS 2 :  Large super king-size bedroom.  Babes in arms welcome.  Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and loo.  Fluffy bath robes and towels provided.

RELAXING INSIDE:  Light, bright and airy, flag stone tiled living space with wood burning stove, a basket of logs, full central heating, soft seating and dining table. WiFi, Apple TV, a Netflix pod,  DVD, sound system, great views across the hills from the sofa!

RELAXING IN THE PRIVATE SPA:  A beautiful Spa room and sauna is situated close to the cottage. Also available to book directly with the owners after securing your accommodation dates are a range of massage therapies and beauty treatments. 2 hour sauna sessions are available for £60. All bookings and payments for the spa are easily made with the owner after you've secured your stay.  

KITCHEN:  Contemporary units with cool glass splash backs and stainless steel worktops, good quality gadgets, the all-essential dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob and oven, Nespresso machine, all fully kitted out...for as much or as little cooking as you choose to do.

ADRIAAN'S DATCHA: Reflecting the idea of a Russian datcha, this newly-opened outdoor room with a library, soft seating and a wood burning stove, oozes charm and atmosphere. With wonderful views and set away from the property, feel the magic as you enter this small building. Enjoy the view, read a book or write a letter, while sipping tea by the warmth of the fire. You can now book an afternoon tea to be served in the datcha.

LOVELY TOUCHES:   You can treat yourself to a scrumptious afternoon tea for small additional cost, in either Adriaan's datcha or delivered to the cottage. Optional complimentary maid service available during a week long stay.  Helpful owners available if needed, with advice on local walks and things to do.  They will completely respect your privacy should you prefer to simply be left in peace.  Locally produced, home-made food can be delivered to the door from the nearby farm restaurant. Included at the property you will find hot chocolate and marshmallows to roast on the fire pit under the starry sky. If you are celebrating your honeymoon (need to let our bookings team know at the time of your booking) you will be welcomed with chocolate covered strawberries and chilled prosecco.

OUTSIDE:  Beautiful landscaped gardens and stunning views, two terraces with subtle outside lighting.  Outside dining table and chairs on each terrace, with Weber barbeque and parasol. One of the terraces is exclusive for the use of the cottage guests.

PETS: No extra charge for pets - You must mention you are bringing a dog at reservation / booking stage so the owner can prepare (Doggy welcome pack included)

This property is personally managed by Mikaela.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alexandra 16th March 2020

We had a lovely short break at this peaceful and beautifully designed cottage. It was immaculately clean, very well equipped, had a gorgeous wood-burner - perfect when returning from wet walks! It is set in the owners' 70 acres of land, all of which can be walked through with dogs off-lead and offers easy access to the Black Mountains and Offars DyRead moreke. A walker's paradise. It's approx 25 min drive to Hay on Wye, albeit down single track roads. Not for the feint-hearted! Will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Amy 12th July 2019

A beautiful converted hayloft in the most spectacular rural surroundings. Totally lives up to website photos and description. Loved it.

Reviewed by Carol 17th June 2019

Beautiful luxurious cottage with everything you could need in a very quiet and remote location Looking out over all the fields and watching and listening to all the sheep and birds was very relaxing. The host Adriaan and property manager Emily were very helpful with their knowledge of the area and nothing was too much trouble to make our stay as coRead moremfortable as possible. Hide

Reviewed by Robin 10th May 2019

A fantastic cottage, which has been very tastefully converted to provide comfortable accommodation. Everything we wanted was provided and Emily was most helpful and efficient with the housekeeping and tips about what was available locally.

Reviewed by Amy 19th April 2019

A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. Emily was very attentive. We would definitely come back another time.

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Beautiful surroundings
Approch to the property with a lovely outdoor terrace
The relaxing Spa & Sauna available as an optional extra...well worth it!
Chil-lax on the sofa, views in one direction, roaring wood burning stove in the other
Holiday reads and blooms from the garden
A glimpse from the sitting room towards the kitchen
Open plan living with a stylish kitchen & dining table
Drink in the views!
Contemporary kitchen complete with Nespresso!
Relax and enjoy!
Kitchen area
Show 14 moreA sofa bed on the landing area, suitable for children 12+

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