Horders Cottage

ID: S820750

  • Bedrooms 1
  • ・ Sleeps 2
  • ・ Pets No

Snaptrip says

Horders Cottage is a cosy and charming property, praised for its welcoming hosts and quality furnishings. Guests have enjoyed the warmth of the wood burner and the cottage's transformation into a snug retreat. The location offers plenty to see and do, making it ideal for a romantic getaway or a peaceful break. While there are some concerns about hot water availability and staircase accessibility, the overall experience is delightful, with the cottage's atmosphere and attentive hosts being the highlights.

Guests that stayed at this property said

There is no specific mention of cleanliness in the reviews, so it is not possible to provide an accurate score for this category.

The location is described as wonderful, with plenty to do and see in the immediate area, suggesting a high level of satisfaction among guests.

The cottage is consistently described as cosy, especially with the wood burner lit, indicating a high level of comfort. However, one mention of the property being cold initially slightly lowers the score.

While the cottage is appreciated for its charm and modern conveniences, concerns about the limited hot water supply and TV functionality have impacted the score for facilities and maintenance.

There are no mentions of gifts or special attentions that could be categorised under thoughtfulness, therefore a score cannot be provided. Please note that while the hosts are described as attentive, gifts are not mentioned and their provision should not be expected.

About this property

Horders Cottage is centrally located with just a short walk into the bustling town of Hay-on-Wye, yet is in a secluded location away from it all, offering a peaceful retreat for couples looking for an idyllic stay in Hereford. This 16th-century cottage has been fully renovated but sympathetically accommodates all the mod-cons within a period property. There is a sumptuous en-suite with power shower and freestanding bath. The bedroom houses a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and small chaise longue. The contemporary, fitted kitchen has a fridge, oven, ideal for cooking up a storm with your significant other, with a handy washing machine also. There is a dedicated eating space where you can enjoy a romantic meal for two, as well as a plush seating area with characterful wooden roof beams and exposed brickwork, so why not relax and unwind at the end of the day in front of a Clearview fire? Outside, take in the breath-taking countryside views from the shared lawn, or enjoy morning coffee in the sunshine on the private patio as you plan the day ahead of you. Hay-on-Wye is a charming town offering a selection of amenities and attractions, as well as a convenience store for all of your holiday needs. Next to the property you will find a lovely pub, the Old Black Lion, ideal for enjoying a beverage in the sunshine. With the Offa’s Dyke path passing by the cottage, and rolling countryside surrounding it, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and breathe in the unpolluted air. Visit the historic Hay Castle, or explore the wonderful local attractions, including Arthur's Stone, Bronllys Castle, and Pwll y Wrach nature reserve. Try out adventure sports at Black Mountain Adventure, or head into the incredible scenery of the Bannau Brychein (Brecon Beacons) National Park, ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and birdwatching. Horders Cottage has everything you could need for a ‘get-away from it all’ break.

The ancient market town of Hay-on-Wye lies on the Welsh/English border, by the River Wye, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature, the town is a popular destination for book-lovers and holidaymakers wishing to enjoy the leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley. The town has many book shops, antique shops, restaurants and cafes, and is surrounded by spectacular countryside which provides excellent walking, cycling, birdwatching, fishing and canoeing opportunities. There are also a wide variety of tourist attractions nearby; explore the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, The Three Castles Walk, Eastnor Castle, the Offa's Dyke Path, the Mortimer Trail and the lovely walk to Hergest Ridge, which provided inspiration for the music of both Elgar and Mike Oldfield. The epitome of picturesque England, the ancient city of Hereford lies 20 miles away, with its magnificent cathedral with famous chained library and Mappa Mundi, and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. Hay-on-Wye truly makes a supremely appealing year-round holiday destination.


One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC.

Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with woodburning stove

Central heating.

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, kettle, toaster.


Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Secure on-site parking for 1 car.

Private patio plus shared lawn space with furniture.

Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, river 0.4 miles.

Note: No WiFi.

Note: No children.

Note: Steep stairs are not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Note: Next to owner's house.

Note: Check-in 3pm, check-out 11am.

Note: 2 night minimum stay

Nearby points of interest

  • Hay Festival
  • Kington Museum
  • Wyeside Arts Centre
  • Hergest Ridge
  • Hergest Croft Gardens
  • Motte at Builth Castle
  • Tretower Castle & Court

Reviews (6)

  • Robin

    The main attraction for us was the wood burning stove! Our hosts were attentive and thoughtful and could not have been more welcoming. Plenty to do and see in the immediate area and surroundings. A fabulous romantic weekend away!

  • Lucy

    The hosts were very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. The cottage was so cosy and comfortable in a beautiful area and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

  • Juliette

    Lovely bathroom, bath, shower, comfy bed and super warm with the wood burner. The property owners were really helpful, we had a wonderful time and hope to visit again in the future.

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