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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

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2356Clair...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable, well equipped cottage in excellent rural location.”
Reviewed June 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My book group friends and I had a fantastic stay in New House while enjoying the Hay Festival. Richard was helpful and friendly both before and during our stay and the house is very comfortable and well equipped. Previous reviewers have described the location of the cottage but it is difficult for descriptions or photos to do justice to the beautiful garden and countryside that surround New House. We spent many happy hours sitting relaxing and enjoying the peace and the views in between trips into Hay for culture, good eating and shopping. I would definitely book this cottage again.

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Liked best: Standard of cottage decor, furniture, equipment etc. It feels like a family home.
Liked least: Only some very slight niggles e.g. leaking kitchen tap.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GCMTWood
Telford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Dr”
Reviewed April 1, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Absolutely fantastic! Richard's attention to detail made this a very special place to stay. Yummy chocolate cake, magnificent views, everything we could possibly need and more. Well deserving of its 5* rating.

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Management Response
Apr 10, 2016
Many thanks for your kind words, you were the perfect guests.
Richard
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Bath
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A delightful few days”
Reviewed February 19, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My wife and I spent a few days with our daughter, her husband and our 2 delightful grandchildren. New house is located in a superb location, must be seen to appreciate it, in a quiet elevated position above the beautiful Wye Valley with amazing views down the valley towards the majesticBlack Mountains. Sitting in the conservatory observing birds of prey and foxes with loved ones was a delight. The cottage is well equipped, interesting working out how to use some appliances but always a delight and the wood burner in the lounge was so cosy each night. A wealth of board games for evening entertainment was quite nostalgic. Delightful walks easily accessible from the front door. Great if you have a dog. A wonderful find. We will return.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 2, 2016
Thank you for your kind review.

I look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Richard
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Emma S
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect house & location to relax away from the rest of the world.”
Reviewed June 18, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The attention to detail at New House makes it a home from home. You're welcomed by cake & flowers & Richard even sent us a message before our stay to see if we had any questions. The house is of a high standard with spacious rooms. We spent the majority of our stay in the lovely country kitchen. The big garden was maintained beautifully & the dogs were in their element running around it. The views take your breath away & you truly relax in this idyllic setting.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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G00dy2014
Clevedon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“If I could buy this place, I would!”
Reviewed January 21, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

I stayed here with my partner and another couple last weekend. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous in a wonderful location with amazing views across the valley. We were welcomed by some flowers and a cake (it was my birthday celebration), so many thanks to Richard, the owner for his thoughtfulness.

The interior of the cottage is beautifully thought out and furnished. It is more than a home from home, with everything you could need. Roasting hot wood burner with an endless supply of wood and attention to detail around every corner. If there are 6 of you staying, the absence of a second bathroom may be an annoyance, although we were happy to sacrifice that because everything else was so lovely.

Monty the cat was the icing on the cake for me - an absolute joy! I could easily have taken him home. I am already thinking about coming back in the warmer weather to make the most of the garden, riverside and lovely walks straight from the front door.

A truly comfortable and relaxing stay. Can't say enough positive things, but I think you get the gist!

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Liked best: The interior was beautiful.
Liked least: A second bathroom would make it tip-top.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Mar S
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Better than the pictures”
Reviewed December 1, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

New House is an amazing house in an amazing location! My 5 friends and I spent a really pleasant weekend there. The house is very comfortable and stylish still with the country touch, we loved the kitchen area! Beautiful surroundings with the ponies, the river and the lovely cat Monty. The only downgrade was the shower, just because we couldn't get hot/cold water at once due to a problem with the pumping system. Richard was really helpful though and other than that his house is a 10 out of 10!! Highly recommended

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Liked best: Brilliant house equipment, breathtaking surroundings
Liked least: Shower pumping system
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Jarecki G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing place”
Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Perfect location, perfect place for kids, lots of walks, very nice garden well equipped kitchen
We had great time at the New House
Thank You

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