The Lookout

United Kingdom, Hay on Wye, Welsh Marches, Llanigon, Hay on Wye
  • Sleep 2
  • Cozy and warm
  • Spectacular views
  • Superb walking
  • Offa's Dyke less than 1 mile
  • Hay on Wye nearby
  • The beautiful River Wye
  • Wood burner
  • An ideal rural retreat
High up with beautiful views The Lookout is a special place.

Hay on Wye is about 12 minutes drive with pubs, good local shops, some boutiques, many bookshops and other interesting things to see and do.

After a long driveway you arrive in a well kept farmyard. Immediately ahead is the cottage front door. Entering the cottage down two steps you find yourself in a delightful triple aspect open plan kitchen and sitting room. There is a door to the other side to a raised but fenced platform with outside chairs and spectacular views. Inside, to the right is a cozy sitting area with two generous armchairs close to a wood burner. When lit the heat quickly makes for a warm and very comfortable atmosphere.

To the left, when you enter through the front door, is a short corridor. About two meters on the right is a door to a well fitted and generous shower room. Following on down the corridor is the double aspect bedroom. Immediately ahead are French Doors overlooking the stream and a small waterfall. Next to the bed is a window looking out over the stream valley and with views over the Wales England border.

There is a raised platform around the cottage so you can walk outside from the bedroom french doors around to the Kitchen / Sitting room door; this takes you from the waterfall aspect around to the spectacular view over the Wales England border areas.

Outside is a table and chairs to enjoy a glass of wine on sunny evenings on a specially constructed platform to make the best of a remarkable view over the Welsh and English lowlands beneath the Black Mountains.

Wifi is available but it should be noted there is no Television reception. Mobile networks are generally limited to Orange and Vodafone in this area and reception varies, even for these networks. The bed is a twin or superking size double and can be made up to requirements. Quality duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided.

Arrival after 4.00pm please and departure before 10.00am. All bookings carry a booking fee of £35.00 already included in the advertised price, unless it is a repeat booking at the same cottage within three years, then there is no booking fee charge. When choosing dates, please select the duration of your stay on the drop down menu above the calendar, then float and click the pointer over the desired starting date. Your choice should appear below the calendar.

If you are repeat booking you will need to ring to book on 01568 612467.

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  • Aga/Rayburn
  • Bath
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee Percolator
  • Cooker Gas/Electric
  • Cot / Highchair
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fishing onsite
  • Fridge/Fridge-Freeze
  • Games Room
  • Garden/Outdoor space
  • Golf nearby
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Microwave
  • No dogs
  • Offroad free Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Satellite/Freeview
  • Sauna
  • Shower
  • Smoking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • Tennis Court
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi
  • wood burner

About The Lookout

This is a fantastic holiday destination that is stylish and sophisticated in the very heart off Hay on Wye. The Lookout is perched on the side of a hill with splendid distant views. There are many miles of walking taking in breathtaking scenery. Many walk up to the top of Hay Bluff from Hay on Wye. To the West can be found the unspoilt town of Brecon. Photographs on the web site feature part of Hay Bluff.

Offa's Dyke is on the way to Hay on Wye to the East. The borders extend to the North and the South with the river Wye and its fishing nearby.

The historic market town of Hay on Wye, with its medieval castle, and famous for its international literary festival is busy with visitors all year. Hay has wonderful narrow streets, cafes, quality pubs, galleries, gift and craft shops, as well as a host of secondhand book shops, giving a wide variety of places to explore. Hay is also a good base for the Brecon Jazz Festival in August, the Abergavenny Food Festival in September, and the Hay Winter Literary Festival in December. Hereford with its Cathedral and its award winning Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Exhibition that is open all the year round is a half hour drive away. This luxury boutique holiday accommodation in a super location is suitable for anyone looking for a special holiday.

Close by are walks on both banks of the river Wye. The river walk is a great year-round stroll for anyone with beautiful views to enjoy all the way along, up river, is a natural stone beach with pools good for swimming on a hot day. Hay-on-Wye is located on the Offa's Dyke trail and also also the Wye Valley walk, offering a variety of excellent walking options.

For the energetic, there is a memorable walk to Hay Bluff. Unlike people staying in Hay on Wye, the walk is much easier as you are very much closer. It is also possible to drive most of the way up to what is a very special place with landscape views across large parts of England and Wales. There can be few better places to visit to refresh your self and enjoy the natural world far from built up areas. A spectacular place to watch paragliders do their stuff!


March 2017 "Lovely, warm and clean. Couldn't have been better really. Excellent cottage in an excellent location. Cannot fault it."

October 2016 "Hi,yes we did enjoy The Lookout, especially the wonderful views and quiet. It was very clean,the family friendly and welcoming,a great woodburner and our bed fantastically comfortable! Directions were v clear too, thankyou."

July 2016 We had a lovely week and were very comfortable at the lookout and the owners were very friendly (even the two giant dogs). The giant sized bed was a luxury as was the lovely big shower, the view was lovely and we loved the balcony around the property............................. I hope everyone enjoys this place as much as we did

March 2016 We really enjoyed our stay at The Lookout It is about the closest you can get, in stylish comfort, to a working farm and we loved having all the healthy, happy animals around us. The owner and her family could not have been kinder or more welcoming.

December 2014 "A great let at a good price. Very stylish accommodation with superb views. Remote location but near to Hay on Wye..."

Aug 2013 "Loved it!! From the moment I arrived, after a very long and arduous drive over several hours, I felt relaxed. The Lookout itself has a warm and welcoming feel and would be EXACTLY my choice with its warm wood and lovely colours. I wanted to get away from it all and certainly did!! Having no TV and phone made sure of it!! I found that a challenge but I overcame that by having a DVD!! And a phone on another network. Anyway.. I loved it and would be happy to come back again now I know 1) where it is and 2) feel more confident about negotiating the scary narrow lane!! I must just add how much I loved the kitten. I know it was not meant to come into the cottage but have you told the kitten that? As it jumped in the window or walked in the door every time either was open!! Sweet little thing though. I gave it a temporary name of PUDDY (PUDDY TAT!) The weather wasn't too brill but I ought to have realised being up by the Brecons it would be a little misty and grey at times. Still... I had plenty to read. I loved Hay. I went to Brecon and Hereford. I would have liked to do more had the weather been kinder but next time maybe..... Oh... And what a brilliant bed and shower! Everywhere was spotless and tidy. I tried to keep it that way and leave it that way. Thank you for a lovely stay"

The Area Around The Lookout

The cottage is close to the tree line and a short distance from Hay Bluff which is a large unfenced area at the top of the local hills.

Hay on Wye is located in a valley surrounded by hills and mountains on all sides and is within the boundaries of The Brecon Beacons National Park (AONB). There are options for gentle strolls or more gruelling walks in the area, guidebooks on these local walks are available in the house. On the riverbank below the house is the launch area for canoe trips, down the river Wye. You can easily book a canoe for a half or day trip, Canoe Trips. Fishing is also an easy option, with fine Salmon fishing Fishing on the River Wye .

The Lookout is in a good location to explore South Shropshire, Herefordshire and Wales. There are several market towns a short drive away all with historic interest: Shrewsbury , Ludlow, Leominster and Hereford. There is a photo gallery for Hay on Wye. Other towns of interest are Clun and Bishop’s Castle with its local Brewery The Three Tuns, perfect for Real Ale lovers.

This is an idyllic country retreat, any time of the year, there is plenty to see and do. Visit our Events Calendar, Attractions, Things to do for free and Where to Eat pages for more ideas.
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