Glasbury River Cottage


Glasbury, Herefordshire

A dreamy riverside escape on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park (sleeps 6-7)

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Child friendly

Dog friendly

Eco conscious


Private garden

Walk to a pub


Space & setting.

For a wholesome holiday with friends or kids, look no further than this pretty riverside cottage on the Welsh border. The River Wye winds right past the garden, taking centre stage for outdoor play; days can be spent swimming, skimming stones and paddle-boarding – or hire canoes and float all the way to book-lover’s town, Hay-on-Wye. You’ve even got private fishing rights to this part of the river, so keen anglers can cast for salmon and trout in peace.

Away from the water, pick berries from the bushes, bird-watch from the balcony and head off to into the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons for epic walks and mountain biking. Set your summer evenings to a soundtrack of campfire crackle and laughter: marshmallow-toasting around the fire and a gorgeous greenhouse set up for candle-lit suppers. In the colder months, dive into the library of books and board games, cosy up for film afternoons with the pull-down cinema screen, and wander to the local pub, which does a fantastic Sunday roast.

Getting here: it’s best to drive.

Owners of Glasbury River Cottage

“We’ve lived and worked in the area for the past 10 years and since my husband is a mad-keen fly fisherman, he wanted to buy a house with private fishing rights – and this is it! We have spent most of our working lives in hospitality, also running a wedding venue not far from here. The cottage is everything we have learnt guests want and need to relax!” Owner, Jemma

My Kip favourites

She loves
“Sitting on the decking at the back of the house, watching the sunset over the hills and the bats come out at dusk.”

We love
Spending all day outside then having a long soak in the enormous walk-in walk-out shower.

You may not love
The owner’s house is next door, but the cottage is totally private. You’ll need a car to get around.

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  • "What a magical place to stay! This is one of the best holidays we have ever had with the kids. The location is stunning, secluded and quiet, bursting with wildlife and scenic views. Everything about this holiday was exactly what we needed to get away from the stresses of life and feel fully relaxed. Thank you Jemma for such a wonderful stay, you truly do have a piece of paradise right here in the UK!"


All cleaning products are eco-friendly. Water comes from their own borehole (and is delicious!).


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  • Hay on Wye
  • Go fishing, swimming or stand-up paddle boarding right from the garden.
  • Wander down the drive to Foyles, a lovely local pub serving hearty lunches, dinners and afternoon tea.
  • Explore the moody and mystical Black Mountains from different perspectives – on 2 feet, 2 wheels (mountain bikes can be delivered straight to your door or even on horseback.
  • Book lovers will adore Hay-on-Wye, a quaint little town with masses of independent book shops and a weekly market. It’s only 15 minutes away by car or hire a canoe to take the scenic route up the river from the house.
  • Further afield, we like the Bulls Head in Craswall, a traditional pub serving farm-to-table fare by an open fire in winter or out in the garden with stunning views of the Black Mountains (30 mins’ drive). Book ahead.


  • Standalone cottage on the River Wye with private fishing rights
  • 3 bedrooms: 2 kingsize (can be twinned) and 1 kingsize with additional single bed
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 walk-in/walk-out shower and rolltop bath; 1 shower only
  • Cot and high chair available to borrow
  • Underfloor heating downstairs
  • Fully-equipped kitchen including oven and hob. Basic supplies provided
  • Light-filled lounge with board games, Sky TV, pull-down cinema screen and projector plus a great selection of books
  • Pretty walled garden with greenhouse set up for alfresco meals
  • Decking with outdoor sofas at the back of the house
  • Large camping field for additional camping guests (on request)
  • Dogs welcome (extra cost)
  • The owner is available by phone should you need her
  • Walk to the end of the drive to a local pub
  • Drive 15 mins to Hay-on-Wye for shops and restaurants
  • Booking conditions: 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: wetsuits, swimming towels, river shoes, paddleboards, fishing gear,wellies

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30% deposit, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to stay.
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