a special place to stay near Hay

Montpelier Cottage is the home of Jo Eliot and Noel Kingsbury, a peaceful rural retreat on the Welsh borders 5 miles from the ‘book town’ Hay-on-Wye. On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, it is situated close to a number of long-distance footpaths including Offa’s Dyke and The Hereford Way. Lots of good restaurants, pubs, art galleries, antique shops and great clothes shops in Hay as well as the books.

Our B&B is a delightful, spacious en-suite room in an annexe to the main house with a large verandah overlooking a four acre garden including a wild flower meadow, ponds and beautiful views. Privacy and peace.

The annexe, which we call The Pavilion, is built of straw clay and has a green roof.
The room has wi-fi and coffee and tea making facilities. Continental breakfast served in the room or on the verandah.

A special feature here is the garden, which The Pavilion overlooks. Noel is a well-known writer and researcher, and the garden functions as  test plot, full of flowers and buzzing with insect life and birds. You can see the garden here – there are pictures through the year (as MC Garden) and a lovely photoset by the leading Russian Photographer, Sergey.

Everything is Fairtrade or locally sourced if possible. The honey, jam, eggs and bread are our own.

Well behaved dogs welcome though we do have 2 cats.

Rate: £70 B&B, single occupancy £40.

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