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Another view of the walled terrace, late September 2017.The lounge area is comfy and relaxing.
Pretty rural apartment + terrace near Hay-on-Wye
Pretty rural apartment + terrace near Hay-on-Wye
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The Hayloft is an attractive apartment in an old stone barn with a pretty patio and use of a gym area. It's in a peaceful position within Herefordshire but virtually on the Welsh border, and ideal for couples, solo travellers, and walkers.
The apartment and the many footpaths leading direct from the property offer superb views of our outstanding, wild countryside. Access to the famous Offa's Dyke Path is just down the hill. Hay, town of books, is close and ideal for an afternoon's browsing.

The space

You'll be staying in a quaint but well-modernised and warm stone-built barn. The upstairs apartment used to be the household groom's quarters and the hayloft, while downstairs accommodated the pony and trap.
Today the ground floor contains a small gym, a storecupboard, and a seating area with plenty of local brochures, guidebooks and maps to look at.
While you are staying you have sole use of the downstairs area and the terrace, where there is a table and chairs and also an outdoor light.

The apartment is in a very peaceful position in a hamlet off a small lane on the Wales/Herefordshire border. We have lived in the Victorian house across the courtyard for over 30 years and converted the barn a few years ago, then refurbished it completely early in 2017.

There is polished oak flooring throughout the apartment, which has a nice kitchen with plenty of equipment. The bedroom has a good view across to Hay Bluff, and a kingsize bed. The dressing table, with removable mirror, doubles as a desk.
The 'fibre optic to the home' broadband has speeds of around 50kbps.
There is a comprehensive information brochure about the property, the area and amenities.

There are basic items such as bread, tea bags, instant and ground coffee, sugar, milk, orange juice and biscuits for you (included in the price of the apartment).

Guest access

You will be able to park in our driveway from where it is a few metres to the door to the barn. For coming and going when it's dark, the entrance is lit by a motion-activated automatic light. You step into the downstairs gym/seating area where you can also store bulky coats, boots, etc. and which provides the patio access. There is a further door and ten wide stairs to the apartment.
Cyclists could leave their bikes inside downstairs to keep them dry and safe.

Other things to note

The Hayloft apartment is near our large vegetable garden and your patio area borders on to a larger flagstoned area which we use to reach the orchard, so occasionally if you are in between about 10am and teatime, you may catch a glimpse of a human, but we are very quiet!

If you have an infant (under 1 year) not yet walking I would be happy for you to bring the infant along, with your own cot.


Amenities
Internet
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Gym

Prices
Cleaning Fee $18 AUD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

Please turn music/TV etc down low after 11pm and before 7a.m.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 10 stairs, not too steep, and reasonably wide, up to the apartment.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Jenny User Profile
October 2017
Judith was a fantastic host and made my stay really easy and enjoyable. The flat is really warm, clean, cosy and a home from home. The views are great and the area is beautiful. Judith made me feel really welcome and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wanted a peaceful and homely place to stay in that area of England.
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Many thanks, Jenny; so glad for your comment that the Hayloft is like a home from home! It was lovely to have you here and thank you for being the perfect guest.
October 2017

Kathleen User Profile
October 2017
Incredibly lovely, private, apartment. Quite close to Hay, but secluded. Intensely quiet at night. Judith is too kind. Highly recommend!
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Oh thanks Kathleen, that's very kind of you! You were super guests and it was very good to meet you.
October 2017

Sylvia User Profile
September 2017
This is a beautiful location and a wonderful flat. Judith provides a warm welcome and added extras (milk, bread and local eggs) that made our stay so special. Will definitely be returning!
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Sylvia, so very glad you enjoyed the stay - we really enjoyed meeting you and could have chatted much longer! Do hope to see you both again one day; you were 'fab' guests!
September 2017

Alan User Profile
August 2017
Superb location, great value, immaculate and well furnished. Nice touches were everywhere, including fresh produce from the greenhouse during our stay. Great location for exploring the area. 10 mins from Hay on Wye and also Ludlow is a must visit town. The quiet secluded place just a few minutes drive from the main road was very peaceful and relaxing. We thoroughly recommend it and hope to return.

Beth User Profile
August 2017
Staying at the old vicarage hayloft apartment was so lovely. Quiet and outside of the busyness of Hay but just a quick drive over to visit and shop for books. The views are amazing out the bedroom and kitchen windows and there is a wonderful walk right out the back of the property. And Judith and her husband could not have been nicer or more welcoming. I will definitely stay again!
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Beth it was really enjoyable to have you here for the week, and we're very glad you enjoyed Hay and the area. Hope you have a great time in the UK and that we will see you again.
August 2017

Sue User Profile
July 2017
This is a wonderful property (converted hayloft), in a wonderful setting, owned by wonderful people. One could not wish to meet two more charming, interesting and welcoming hosts. The living area is accessible by one flight of stairs and the living, kitchen and dining area is spacious and well equipped. The bedroom is ensuite and has a striking view towards Hay Bluff. The location had just the right quiet and secluded feeling we were after. We have returned rested and determined to return.
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Sue it was a complete pleasure to meet you both and thank you for being such considerate guests. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again one day.
July 2017

Helen User Profile
July 2017
Enjoyed a lovely stay and would definitely return. We were made to feel very welcome. Many thanks Judith.
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Helen, thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the somewhat dubious weather! Next time I will make sure the sun is out all the time and our views to Hay Bluff are a little clearer.....
July 2017

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