Wednesday 15 May 2024

Upstairs at the Cheese Market, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Powys

Upstairs at the Cheese Market, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Powys

Upstairs at the Cheese Market offers an exceptional self-catering experience in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway in a brilliant location. The elegantly furnished apartment accommodates up to 2 people and boasts an abundance of natural light streaming in through its high ceilings and numerous windows, affording glorious views of Hay Castle and the bustling square below.

Accessed via a beautiful oak staircase original to the building's days as a manorial courtroom, the apartment exudes character and charm. The living area, once a courtroom, cinema, and church, now serves as a relaxing space to unwind after a day of exploration. Featuring a striking feature fireplace, Smart TV, and DVD player, it offers both comfort and style. A large three-seater sofa and armchair provide cosy spots for reading, while the large windows offer stunning vistas of Hay Castle.

The well-equipped kitchen/diner is perfect for preparing delicious home-cooked meals, with amenities including an electric oven and hob, fridge with a small freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle, and toaster. Guests are provided with breakfast tea, herbal teas, ground coffee, and essential store cupboard items upon arrival, along with a welcoming touch of wine and chocolates.

The bedroom boasts a sumptuous king-size double bed adorned with feather bedding and Egyptian cotton bed linen, ensuring a restful night's sleep. A built-in wardrobe and DAB Roberts Radio add to the luxurious feel, while the en suite shower room features a toilet and heated towel rail, with towels and guest soap provided.

Hay-on-Wye is celebrated for its second-hand bookshops, literary festival, and stunning local scenery, offering a plethora of activities for visitors to enjoy. From exploring independent boutiques to immersing oneself in the natural beauty of the Black Mountains or the Brecon Beacons, there's something for everyone. The River Wye, which runs below Hay, is popular for canoeing, with numerous companies offering hire services, while walkers can explore the Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk as they meander through this picturesque landscape.

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