Y Gelli

Hay on Wye, Hereford
Guests: 8       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 1 dog), fee applies

Y Gelli

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Simply the best self-catering accommodation in Hay on Wye, Wales' famous book town.

Most likely rebuilt in the seventeenth century on a medieval burgage plot running up to the castle, this beautiful holiday home had a formal rendering of its oak frame in Georgian or Victorian days, and a recent rejuvenation inside to create what we think is simply the best self-catering option in the Hay-on-Wye area. The location is perfect, the interior is gorgeous, and the local owner has dressed the place beautifully with a wonderful art collection and furnishings. Comfortable, tasteful, curated. 

Beyond being the best accommodation for the world-famous Hay Festival, here you'll find that Hay provides an enjoyable stay at any time of the year, whether you like good books, good food, good antiques or hiking.

Sleeping four in two bedrooms, and two good bathrooms, plus sofabeds in two further rooms for up to four others, it'd be a great place for friends to come together, do some canoeing down on the river, potter about the shops, and dine out, withour anyone even having to use the (well-appointed) kitchen.



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A most beautiful place to stay…. Comfortable, tasteful and stylish - we loved our week at Y Gelli. Especially delightful was the master bedroom with super king bed and en-suite.Being in the centre of...

Ali dawson , 2024

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pets welcome (max. 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double, Double

facilities at Y Gelli

open fire / woodburner
accessible without your own car
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
cleaning services
washing machine
food & drink

map - location

travel info

  • Nearest train stations: Hereford and Abergavenny
  • There is no need for a car here. All it takes is 20 minutes to walk the town circuit. 


in detail

Wifi broadband internet, central heating.

This deceptively spacious house is split over 4 floors.

Living Room:  with wood burning stove, Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon, board games, books, Bluetooth speaker, dining table

Kitchen: well-equipped, with all the usual appliances. Cafetière and Nespresso machine. Selection of wines available with an honesty box for payment.

Master Bedroom:  Super-king bed, sitting area and en-suite with bath and shower.

Double bedroom: original wooden floors and beams. A modern three-piece shower at the bottom of the attic stairs serves this suite.

Upper Sitting: a walk-through space to the attic double, also has a pullout sofabed

Lower ground floor: small study under a vaulted brick ceiling. Beside it is another sitting room with two single sofa beds.

Outside: secluded courtyard with fern garden, Weber barbecue

local area

  • The literary town of Hay on Wye in Wales along the English border is celebrated for its bookstores and festivals.
  • The house is in the centre of town with shops minutes away and the Thursday morning market on its doorstep.
  • The latest films are screened in Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema just around the corner. You’ll watch the movie seated in the most comfortable chairs. Lunch in the bookshop café is a treat.
  • The countryside around Hay has many walks, kayaking opportunities and wild swimming in the Wye.

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customer reviews for Y Gelli

A most beautiful place to stay…. Comfortable, tasteful and stylish - we loved our week at Y Gelli. Especially delightful was the master bedroom with super king bed and en-suite.Being in the centre of Hay with all the independent businesses ( including Farmers next door !) is so convenient for stocking up with reading matter, ingredients for dinner in and of course dinners out!

- Ali dawson ,

Tredegar House has been beautifully and thoughtfully restored and decorated. It is a beautiful house, perfect town centre location. Very comfortable, has everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. We loved it and would definitely stay there again. Thank you.

- Louisa S,

We had a great new year stay in Hay-on-Wye. The cottage is really comfortable and well-equipped with plenty of interesting spaces. It is central to the lovely town, castle and walks which meant we didn’t use our car at all. We would definitely recommend it.

- Rachel C,

We have had a lovely stay in Hay. The accommodation was clean and attractive. The bedrooms were very comfortable and bathrooms were stylish and comfortable. The kitchen was super. . My only bug bear is the furniture in the sitting.room. It was all quite uncomfortable. A squishy sofa would be so much more relaxing. It was a lovely stay and I would recommend.

- Sarah wilson ,

We couldn’t have been happier with our stay. The house has all its wonderful originality but with some really clever styling it actually has a very cool modern vibe whilst still in keeping with the age of the building. Every last detail has been carefully thought through, it really does have everything you could possibly need. The house is in the centre of Hay & is in a perfect location for exploring the town itself ( lots of places to eat & cool little shops) & also as a base for some amazing walks. We can’t wait to go back again and enjoy this beautiful house & area again. C&P.