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

Cottage Photos

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 at the front 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.

Additional crates of wood are available at the cottage for an additional £10 per crate. 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.


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.

  • Comfortable country living
  • Wood burning stove
  • Digital TV and DVD player
  • Dog friendly
  • Stunning views
  • Two double bedrooms
  • One twin bedroom
  • Handmade oak fitted kitchen
  • Ideal for walking holidays
  • BBQ - perfect for summer evenings
  • 200 acres of private woodland to explore
  • Log fired Cedar Hot Tub (extra charge applies)
  • Close to Hay on Wye
Photos of Cedn y Waun
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