"Retreat from the Outer World to a Place of Safety, Romance & Comfort."
More Five Star Reviews on Trip Advisor than any other Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Accommodation Provider in Wales
Séza and I designed, created, renovated, and now live-in and take care of these properties with you in mind. This is our home.
Perhaps the loveliest of our two self-catering holiday cottages in Hay-on-Wye, this Hay-on-Wye accommodation makes for a romantic setting and a very special luxurious relaxing experience in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park - on the borders of England and Wales, UK.
The Jacobean Town House is Hay-on-Wye accommodation at it’s most refined. The attention to detail is out of this world. The house is filled with light and beauty. This is a rare place, quite exquisite and gloriously peaceful. Hay-on-Wye self catering at it’s most superlative!
This sweetest of Hay-on-Wye accommodation is in a gorgeous cobbled courtyard, where you can spend your evenings drinking wine outside as the sun sets and the birds chirp all around you. Or you can snuggle-up in front of a wood-burning stove, before retiring to a bed to-die-for!
“ These Romantic Self-catering Holiday Cottages in Hay-on-Wye are more lovely than I could possibly have imagined, cool and light and airy in summer and lovely and cosy by the fire when the weather turns cold. ”
“ They’re immaculately kept, there’s so much space to unpack that it’s like you own the place…, the Coach House has a terrific bathroom and they both have really well equipped kitchens.
Amazing to find something so quiet and peaceful only seconds from the centre of Hay. ”
Of over 7,200 self catering cottages listed, Trip Advisor Travellers have voted us the Nº 1 Romantic Holiday Cottages in Wales, every year, since we opened in January 2010
A message from Séza & Michael
“ It is true that over the years we have been fortunate enough to win a number of awards, but in the end what matters to us is you - our guests. If you judge us to have gone that extra mile, what would delight us is, if you decide to 'tell your friends' about us.
Most rewardingly for us, however, is if you return to visit us again in the future.... for Séza and I, that's the ultimate Award! ”
“ This is the most fabulous Hay-on-Wye accommodation – it is like living in a fairytale cottage.
Everything is perfect – from the fairy lights around the bed via the home-made goodies in the kitchen to the luxury toiletries for use in the bathroom.
We arrived on the Friday, totally stressed – we left on the Monday, completely relaxed.
I really cannot commend this cottage highly enough – look at the pictures; I defy you not to fall in love! ”
Liz Winton,Hampshire, UK.
For ten years I commuted between London and San Francisco every six weeks for six weeks.
While in London, I was working with Séza on her publishing business. She was publishing, editing and producing a quarterly magazine with subscribers in six of the seven continents, and in over 75 countries. This was high-pressured deadline work.
In America, I was building a meditation and retreat centre, and all the business structures which that entails. So in whichever country I was located, I was working to a schedule of peak demand.
I was also in love (still am, by the way) - and I was jet-lagged much of the time, so I scheduled-in a two week break at the end of each visit to London, and I took my beloved to numerous self-catering holiday cottages in Wales, and some were self catering Hay-on-Wye cottages. In that decade, we stayed in over 40 holiday cottages!
Mostly these cottages were dreadful, but Séza and I had time to dream of what our ‘perfect’ romantic self-catering holiday cottage experience would look, and most importantly ‘feel’ like. And we decided that one day, we would build such an environment.
Hideaways in Hay™ is the result.
We have built two romantic self catering Hay-on-Wye cottages from the ground up. Every detail has been planned designed and created to give our Guests a luxurious, relaxing, romantic, magical and beautiful experience.
Living in such a hi-pressure environment in the '80s and '90s, we knew that if we did not take the time to get away from it all, and be together, in the long-run our relationship would suffer. We decided that we would take turns to choose our romantic breaks together. It would be a ‘secret’ and a ‘surprise’!
In doing that, we continued to create magic in our relationship; and looking after a relationship, we have learned, is one of the most valuable lessons in life.
Our prices are competitive, however if you choose to come to us, you will be getting far better quality, and more attention to detail, and a more beautiful environment than you will receive anywhere else.
We don’t discount our prices - and we don’t do so for a reason. Our purpose is to provide our Guests with an ‘experience’ - a romantic experience. We are not prepared to charge a fair price to one Guest, and then give the same experience to another for a lesser price, just because they haven’t got it together to organise their trip until the last minute!
We are not actually in this business for the money. We try our best to make everything we do outstanding, and somewhere along the line we seem to have discovered how to manifest beautiful magical environments. Our two self-catering Hay-on-Wye cottages are our way of creating that same experience for you.
However we do give away six weeks of FREE holidays a year - to charities or anyone who wins one of our numerous holiday competitions. And you’ve got a much greater chance of winning a FREE holiday with us than you think - if you sign up!
“Thank you so much! It’s a wonderful, peaceful place to be. I slept so well. Hope to see you again next year. ” David xxx
“Darn, what a place to find in Blighty. I stayed in this wonderful Jacobean town house researching and writing my latest book. A dream palace for any writer with chronic procrastination syndrome...so serene...there’s nothing else to do except get on with it!! Great office, cool sauna – with inbuilt music a blasting if you are so inclined. A proper country mansion, just beautiful - a seriously great place – terrific value - go there! ” Brendan
“A wonderful experience – the best night’s sleeping in months!
Comfortable, clean, warm and delightful.
Many thanks. ” James
“ We fell in love with the Stables, with Hay & each other all over again!
We’d never been to Hay-on-Wye before (or the Brecons for that matter – total joy) and were delighted to find this perfect cottage in the middle of such a lovely little town, hidden away behind wooden gates inside its own secluded courtyard (with parking and fountain). Totally private and quiet but only steps to all the bookshops, cafes, river and cinema so a pretty perfect location.
This self-catering Hay-on-Wye cottage looks very quaint and tiny from the outside and inside feels tardis-like and perfect for 2. Everything has been really beautifully done to the highest specs (including a brilliant shower and super comfy large bed) and with an eye to detail.
It’s a labour of love.
You will want for nothing but in case you do think of something your genial hosts are on hand to help. There’s even a friendly tapas cafe at the end of the street to totter down to if you can stir yourself. Sauntering out to breakfast in a bookshop is rather nice too.
All you have to do here is breathe a sigh of relief and relax.
What an exquisite fairytale cottage! ”
Liz Glenister,West Sussex, UK.
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