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Hidden gem near Hay-on-Wye- The Byre at Fforest Cwm.

Peaceful seclusion awaits you at The Byre- a hidden gem close to Hay On Wye
5.0 of 5 bubbles
111 reviews
Peaceful seclusion awaits you at The Byre- a hidden gem close to Hay On Wye
Early morning light. A great time to watch the bird life...
The Byre is magical...as soon as you come up the lane, you can RELAX
The garden room at The Byre- stunning views, glorious night skies, no light pollution
The garden room is a lovely place for that gin and tonic!
The Welsh Oak kitchen is craftsman-made- cookery books supplied as well as a wonderful welcome pack
There are flagged floors throughout and original oak beams- the property is over 300 years old but h
The Welsh Walnut bed is hand made- wonderfully comfortable! Gorgeous bed linen, Welsh blankets.
The sitting room links to the garden room- the log burning stove provides a cosy backdrop. All logs
We have Wifi and satellite TV or just enjoy a selection of games and books
We can't guarantee the sunshine but there will always be homemade cake and bread on arrival!
A great deal of attention to detail has gone into The Byre.
The garden is designed to encourage birds and wildlife. We supply binoculars and bird feed
Spring is a wonderful time of year to visit
Our family of animals look forward to meeting you! We will always welcome you to our farm.
The opportunities for walking are endless with the stunning Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains a
The scenery is superb- the Begwns close by has wonderful views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Bea
Included in your welcome pack- our own free range eggs, home made cake and home made preserves
You have a private terrace with superb views, a barbecue and garden furniture
Nestling on the hillside, the views from the garden room are very special- such as the bluebell wood
There's lots of wildlife- swallows nest every year, you might spot a badger or fox and there ar
Hay on Wye has great, independent shops- and a wonderful market too
The cheese stall is fantastic- you're assured of a friendly welcome
Lanthony Abbey is a favourite with guests.
You can fish on the Wye, walk part of Offa's Dyke, learn to kayak or ride a horse
Or you can just have a lie down!
Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure of a very warm welcome at Fforest Cwm
Our guests enjoy watching the local wildlife from the conservatory.
We see some amazing sunsets. We are in a 'dark sky area.' There is very little light pollution.
You will be sad to leave- but we will always be happy to see you again.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Clyro, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales
Situated in a peaceful, private and very picturesque rural valley this is the perfect get away from it all cottage, in an elevated position with fabulous views and set in the grounds of the owners' property. We've been described as "a priceless gem on the Welsh border'" and "the jewel in the crown." So before you choose your cottage in the Hay On Wye area, please read our reviews to see why our guests consistently award us 5 stars.

We are never complacent and we are constantly seeking ways to make your stay more memorable.There are fabulous walks in the area. Steve can supply
you with detailed maps and lots of advice.
The Wye is also a wonderful spot for kayaking or canoeing. We can point you in the right direction for centres that offer canoe hire- you can travel from pub to pub on the water- and the...
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About the Owner, Michele C
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 111 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Iver Heath, England
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in March 2017

We loved staying at the Byre. On arrival we were greeted by Michelle who was very welcoming. The Byre was beautifully decorated, warm and comfortable. The welcome pack of food was much appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed. It's a great base for lovely walks in the area. Even though the weather wasn't great, the surrounding area was still very beautiful and...

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Thank you for your lovely review. We do value our guests. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Michele


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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in March 2017

Stayed at this hidden gem and a delightful place to stay, views and wildlife to die for. Steve and Michelle lovely people who obviously put a lot of work in to make sure everything all immaculate for people's stay. Absolutely A1 with some very nice touches for other guests to find out about. Thank you very much guys and Hope...

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really do appreciate it! Best wishes to you both.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

This was our 2nd visit to the Byre and it was just as perfect as our first visit. The little touches like the hot water bottles and the log burner and of course the hamper with the amazingly lemon drizzle cake and homemade bread was fantastic. So cosy and relaxing you never want to leave. Everytime we visit we just...

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Thank you for this kind review. We work very hard to ensure that The Byre is just perfect. We enjoy having guests who appreciate that.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The Byre is set amidst fields and hills, once part of the famous Baskerville Estate. The barn has retained its original oak beams and has been restored sympathetically to reflect its 300 year history. The Welsh Oak kitchen- hand made by a local craftsman- is well equipped with granite sinks and worktops, fridge, electric oven and hob. The cosy shower room has a heated towel rail as well as luxury bath robes and toiletries . The locally hand made Welsh Walnut bed has an organic cotton and wool mattress as well as a Welsh Wool Duvet. There's a roomy oak wardrobe, again craftsman made with local timbers. Our welcome pack is legendary and we provide all essential staples for the kitchen and our own fresh herbs when in season. We also provide a free laundry service. The Byre is stocked with... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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1 Mar 2017 -
5 Apr 2017
Early spring
2 nights
6 Apr 2017 -
17 Apr 2017
4 nights
18 Apr 2017 -
5 Jun 2017
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About the neighbourhood
The Welsh Borders has a rich history. Clyro was a popular stopping off place for drovers moving cattle and sheep from Wales to England. The Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains were used predominantly by hill farmers and sheep and wild ponies were kept on the hillsides for centuries. Today, the area is a very popular tourist area, especially for walkers, cyclists, canoeists, climbers and people who love the outdoors. The scenery is very varied with towering mountains, glorious valleys hugging the Wye River and interesting villages such as Hay on Wye, of course, famous for its many bookshops, but also English villages close by, built in Tudor times, with superb oak framed houses.
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How to get there
Railway: Leominster: 28.0 km
Directions will be sent on booking. <BR>The farm and cottage are an easy drive from the M5 motorway-beautiful scenery- trains also serve Hereford or Leominster. Buses run from both of these market towns.<BR>We can offer a pick up to walkers- please phone for details!<BR>
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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