Hay-on-Wye Holiday cottages in this beautiful and historic town sit aside the River Wye at the northern end of the Brecon Beacons on the border between Wales and England. This makes Hay-on-Wye a perfect place to book self-catering holidays to explore the Wye Valley and Welsh borders– a land of mountains, idyllic countryside and ancient stone castles.
Hay-on-Wye is perhaps best known as the ‘Town of Books. There are bookshops to be found in just about every town centre street while the Hay Book Festival held in the town every May is, by common consent, the best of its kind in the UK.
Aside from the world-famous book festival, the town hosts a regular programme of festivals and events. Those seeking a pre-Christmas break should book a holiday home for the last weekend in November to enjoy the combined Winter Food Festival and the Hay Festival Winter Weekend.
The Birches is a Wye Valley Holiday cottage nestled beneath the Black Mountains. It is the perfect rural retreat to enjoy spectacular scenery or the Hay-On-Wye literature festival. Try hill walking, paragliding, horse riding or walking in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Pets welcome.