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Come and relax in our 18th Century family home. Unwind in a comfortable, friendly location on the banks of the River Wye, 300 yards from the centre of town. Large garden in rural surroundings with river access. All rooms have river views and our home retains many of its original...
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Riverside, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5RS, Wales
47.9 miles to Cardiff-Wales Airport
21 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed out stay at The Start, the hosts were very friendly and welcoming, the rooms are spacious with a good shower. Breakfast was delicious and came with lots of homemade extras such as homemade jams and various herbal teas. The Welsh breakfast was great...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

After a long drive in the scorching July sunshine we were immediately welcomed like old friends. The old farmhouse is right on the edge of town, a casual stroll to the centre, and handily situated off the main road. Living the good life, Steve and...More

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Response from dawn&steve, Owner at The StartResponded 5 days ago

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write such a glowing review!! We care very much what our guests think and are thrilled that you had a nice time - despite the laverbread ! See you next time and thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Start is situated in a beautiful location and feels like home. Dawn and Steve were friendly and generous hosts, breaksfast was fab and the homemade marmalade was srummy!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thank AmandaJayne1007
Response from dawn&steve, Owner at The StartResponded 5 days ago

Hello there! Thank you so much for giving us a five star review and glad you enjoyed the marmalade- gooseberry and lemon is a fav of mine. Hope to see you again sometime, take care

Reviewed 21 May 2018

We stayed her only one night on our long distance walk. Fantastic hosts, a large room with everything you might need. A wonderful breakfast with homemade jam. If I come to Hay on Wye, I will stay in "The Start" again.

Thank Elke F
Response from dawn&steve, Owner at The StartResponded 22 May 2018

Hello there and Thankyou for such a lovely review. We seem to host a lot of walkers and you will always be welcome to come back. Thanks again and hope you had a great walk.

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Beautiful house on the River bank with a lovely warm welcome from Steve and Dawn. Very comfortable beds and excellent power showers and lovely garden views from our room. Breakfasts were amazing! Homemade fruit puree,oat and yogurt pots were gorgeous. Gooseberry and lemon marmalade a...More

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Response from dawn&steve, Owner at The StartResponded 14 May 2018

Hello there and thank you for the fantastic review ! We love hosting walkers and being on the path is perfect. Hope you had a great day and maybe see you again sometime, Dawn

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
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US$118 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$118 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Mark S
29 August 2017|
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Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
Sorry we do not have dogs!
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Jo76_12
3 March 2017|
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Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
Sorry fully booked for Hay Festival. Good luck! Regards Liz.
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Bookologist
22 January 2017|
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Response from dawn&steve | Property representative |
At the moment I have a double ensuite available or a twin room for the 31st of March and 1st of April Regards Liz.
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"All lovely rooms, named after streets in Hay."
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"Views from the back of the house have got to be the nicest!"
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"the room overlooking the river is lovely"
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"For a family group there is a good choice of twin rooms with an adjoining bathroom, offerering some privacy"
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