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COMFORTABLE COUNTRY LIVING

Nestled at the foot of the Black Mountains, this charming stone holiday cottage provides the perfect base for exploring some of the most stunning countryside on the Wales/England borders.

PICTURESQUE COTTAGE

Highly rated on Tripadvisor by customers from around the world.

OUR LUXURY FACILITIES

Secluded Woodland Location

Dog Friendly

Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome at our cottage and with all the outdoor space for them to enjoy, be prepared that they might never want to leave!

Log fired Cedar Hot Tub

Experience a relaxing soak in our log fired cedar hot tub, sit back and enjoy the views while our wood burning tub heats you up (extra charges apply).

Comfortable Country Living

Over 200 acres of private woodland to explore, perfect for walking your dog and relaxing while taking in the beautiful views.

Sleeps up to 6 people

Two doubles and one twin bedroom, to comfortably sleep up to 6 guests.

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Cefn y Waun really is far from the madding crowd! ‘Cefn y Waun’ translates to “the back of the heath” which perfectly describes the rural location of the cottage, on the ridge of the Hay Forest. 

Peace and quiet is guaranteed as the cottage is located in our privately owned 200 acre woodland, through which guests have the freedom to wander. Right on the doorstep are The Black Mountains which offer fantastic walking country, with breath-taking views extending to the Brecon Beacons, the Radnorshire hills and across to the English borders. 

Explore the local town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its independent boutiques and countless bookshops. Choose from a great range of pubs and restaurants, before making your way back to Cefn y Waun for a soak in the deep bathtub or to relax in the cosy sitting room in front of the wood burning stove, maybe with a glass of wine.

There is no better way to relax than in our log fired cedar hot tub. Situated in the secluded grounds of the cottage, with the breath-taking views of the Black Mountains, the hot tub is an optional extra which is available to hire throughout the year for just £49.95 per visit. 

There are no nasty chemicals in our tub, just clean fresh water and the cost includes three crates of wood and a crate of kindling. This will be enough wood to get the hot tub up to temperature and to provide a further use the following day. How much wood you will use depends on the amount of time you use the tub and the gap between each session. The tub has an insulated cover to help keep the temperature in when not in use.

Additional crates of wood, for use in the hot tub or the log burner inside the cottage, are available for an additional £10 per crate.

Whether you are looking for a secluded romantic getaway, a peaceful escape from it all, or an active walking holiday, Cefn y Waun offers everything you need. 

With spectacular views from every window, the cottage offers the comfort and convenience of a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy sitting room with digital TV, whilst retaining its original charm with flagstone floors, a log burning stove and exposed beams. 

The accommodation sleeps up to six adults.

THE COTTAGE

COUNTRY STYLE ACCOMMODATION

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FLY FISHING

Nestling in the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park, Gludy Lake offers a unique, unforgettable fly fishing experience.

GLUDLY LAKE

Only a few minutes’ drive from Brecon, this accessible and tranquil lake is a world away from life’s hustle and bustle. Gludy Lake welcomes individual fly fishermen, small groups, and corporate groups of fly fishermen.
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BIKE HIRE & WALKING

Drover Holidays can tailor tours and routes to your exact requirements. Whether you are looking for leisure cycling, a walking weekend or kids cycle hire, just give them a call they will arrange it.

DROVER HOLIDAYS

At Drover Holidays, we believe Wales is best explored slowly - on foot or by bike. By travelling at walking or cycling pace we see, hear, smell and experience more.
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BLACK MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES

A comprehensive range of outdoor activities from white water rafting to climbing and mountain bike hire.

WILD ADVENTURES

Black Mountain Activities in the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, is a family run adventure centre specialising in providing high-quality outdoor adventure activities to a wide range of groups and individuals.
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HORSE RIDING

Nestling in the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park, Gludy Lake offers a unique, unforgettable fly fishing experience.

Tregoyd Mountain Riders

Tregoyd Stables virtually neighbours the cottage, and they offer a comprehensive package of horse riding options including riding through the woodland that surrounds our cottage. Visit their website for further details.
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CANOEING

What better way to enjoy the stunning local scenery than canoeing down the river Wye, stopping off along the way for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink at the Three Tuns.

CANOE ON THE RIVER WYE

The companies listed below will drop you off at the start of your journey and pick you up on the return. celticcanoes.co.uk, canoehire.co.uk, and wyevalleycanoes.co.uk.

FLIGHT EXPERIENCES

Make this a holiday to remember by flying over your holiday home!

TAKE TO THE SKIES

Shobdon Airfield is just a 40 minute drive away from Cefn y Waun and offers a range of trial flight experiences over the Black Mountains and the borders countryside.
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OUR GALLERY

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GUESTS REVIEWS

What our guests are saying about us

We had an amazing time in your cottage! Cottage is beautiful and very clean and host provided everything we needed and even more (welcome pack full of treats)! Views are so stunning and we loved hot tube at night with beautiful sky full of stars. Location is so private and nobody around only sheeps we had really lovely walks in woods. I would definitely recommend this cottage so far the best one I ever been to. We are already planning our next visit.
Mirka606
Tripadvisor October 2020
We have just come back from our 3rd visit to the cottage and it was, again, fabulous!! We deliberately chose this place for our honeymoon 2 years ago as we wanted to take our 2 working dogs, who are very much family, but they are not great with other dogs or people. It was perfect!! The cottage itself (with the newly added 3rd bedroom which is absolutely gorgeous!) is so remote that unless you drive out of the grounds (set within 200 acres of private woodland), you are unlikely to bump into anyone - just how we like it!!
SarahGNottm
Tripadvisor July 2021
We have visited the cottage once before and enjoyed it just as much this time. We had wonderful weather and enjoyed the hot tub in the evening watching the bats. We will return again for sure.
Kathryn P
Tripadvisor June 2021
We spent a magical week at this lovely, comfortable and very welcoming cottage. At the end of the track on the edge of woodland it has stunning views to Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains. There are great walks from the house, a good pub and an organic veg place in the nearby village, Hay's bookshops to explore and I had an excellent days trail (pony) ride from Talgarth... but most of all we enjoyed just being at the cottage - an utterly peaceful place to relax, read, stare at the view, listen to the wind and the birds and have a much needed rest from busy lives! We're already plotting our return...
Jane S
Tripadvisor September 2020

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