Blaencwm Cottage


Blaencwm is an idyllic 5 star self catering cottage located in an incredibly beautiful valley directly under the Black Mountains, near the famous book town Hay-on-Wye.

With no noise or light pollution, Blaencwm Cottage is the perfect escape from the stress and pressures of modern life.

Get up early or late, enjoy a proper breakfast off the AGA, lace up your favourite hiking pumps and step out into the magical Welsh countryside.

Return with a newly acquired memory or two, throw of your muddy boots and probably clothes then sink into a deep hot bath or the woodfired hot tub with your preferred libation and company.

Let your leg of lamb slowly roast in the Aga, sit by the fire, put your feet up and drink a large glass of red. Sing songs, spin yarns and reflect on how good life is.

These are all things we should do more of. Take time out – there is no better place than Blaencwm or any other of our very special properties.

As I write Pink Floyd keeps me company, the fire crackles in the hearth, my trusty dogs lie at my feet and I look out towards the misty damp slopes of Twmpa and Hay Bluff. I think I am in heaven.

Included in your stay:

  • Egyptian cotton linen and towels
  • Fresh flowers
  • Wood fired hot tub
  • Unlimited firewood
  • Fresh eggs from our hens, seasonal produce from the estate, bread from our local artisan bakery, welsh butter and 2 pints of welsh milk
  • Ready to light fires and fully stocked log baskets
  • Bathroom toiletries by REN Skincare
Blaencwm’s bespoke kitchen offers an ideal space for preparing culinary masterpieces, and is fully equipped with any utensil you'll need cooking for your group. The dining room provides seating for 8, and there's an outdoor terrace which is perfect for breakfasts and lunchesShould you want a little help in the kitchen, we can organise a chef for a special celebration, or drop off meals for your to heat up. We can even provide you with BBQ’s, packed lunches or picnic baskets to be delivered to a spot of your choice on the hill by a member of staff. Whatever you require, we will try to oblige.

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Bedroom 1 is on the top floor and has a king sized bed plus an extra single bed. This bedroom has a large en suite bathroom with copper leafed, cast iron, double ended bath.

Bedroom 2 is a double room, with shared bath/shower room

Bedroom 3 is a double room with an extra single bed.

There is also a travel cot available if needed.

Hot Tub

After a busy day exploring the wonderful countryside surrounding the cottage, there's nothing better than relaxing with a glass of something cold in our wood-fired hot tub.

With picturesque views, it's a wonderful opportunity to ease aching muscles, or simply enjoy a moment or two of quiet contemplation and feel at one with the world around you.

“Thank you for a 'home from home' now we have downsized from 8 to 3! It has been great to see our grandchildren enjoying each others company - not to mention the no need for alarm clocks in the morning!”

Brian Evans


The approach is suitably exciting: a narrow track winds its way into the little cwm from the Mountain Road through fields of ponies and sheep. Low slung sports cars are not recommended but a previous occupant did drive to and fro every day in his Lotus Elise!

We will do all we can to assist access during periods of extreme wintry conditions.

The cottage is detached from any other buildings and has no immediate neighbours. There is a small stream and a very beautiful waterfall directly beside the property.

Blaencwm is situated just off the hill or common and there is, therefore an enormous amount of walkable, explorable, just-sit-down-on-able hillside.

The cottage has a sheep proof garden of about an acre. The lawns are cut regularly and we manage the beds as often as required. The brook and waterfall are ideal for exploring.

The garden is not dog proof and we respectfully ask that you take responsibily for your four-legged friends' actions.