The famous Hay Literature Festival is fast approaching, taking place on 21st-31st May. This year highlights include Malorie Blackman, Bear Grylls, Sandi Toksvig, Mary Portas, Steven Fry, Jacqueline Wilson, Germaine Greer and many more.
Most of the Hay-on-Wye properties are full up even a year in advance, but here are the final few still available from Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages.
The selection below are all approximately 30-40 mins from the quaint little book town, but with such outstanding views around each corner, the drive becomes a treat rather a chore.
One property made up of six cottages – perfect for a large group. The owners provide everything from cots and stair gates to potties, toys, books and acres of space to run off all that energy! There’s ample car parking, BBQs for guest use, a shed for storing bikes, canoes and other outdoor equipment and a fabulous indoor heated swimming pool.
Available whole month of May. Sleeps 22, weeks from £2,225.
Luxurious property set down a quiet lane with no traffic, great for a quiet and romantic weekend away, enjoying the good shops, pubs and restaurants with walks from the doorstraight up to Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Available whole month of May. Sleeps 2, weeks from £336.
One of the most popular properties. Chic, elegant and stylish; this cottage is beautifully decorated, with lime-washed walls, exposed beams with lovely artwork and textiles. Large glass floor to ceiling doors lead out onto a terrace and provide breathtaking views.
Available 22nd-29th May. Sleeps 2, weeks from £394.
This property has fabulous views over the wooded river valley and surrounding hills with abundant wildlife including otters, deer and red kites. Inside boasts nine bedrooms and a large kitchen – ideal for a group get-together.
Available whole month of May. Sleeps 22, weeks from £2,150.
Walk down the narrow enchanting cobbled lane where, in summer, wild strawberries, pink valerian and hollyhocks line the ancient stone walls to this lovely little terraced stone self-catering “quarryman’s” cottage. Within a couple of minutes walking distance of three fantastic local pubs.
Available 20th-29th May. Sleeps 2, weeks from £262.