About Us

Your hosts are Mary & Jo a mother and daughter team, ably assisted by their faithful hounds Issie, Annie & Molly! Mary is retired having sold her organic farm in West Wales and knowing that she did not want to retire completely was looking for something different to occupy her time. Fortuitously Jo wanted a change of pace from the burden of daily life as a solicitor and wanted a more gentle countryside based occupation.

Mary & Jo fell in love with the area a few years ago and were lucky to find and buy Forest Mill Cottage and more recently Ty Bychan. They have lovingly renovated and updated both cottages to make them feel like a real home from home for your comfort and enjoyment.

The gardens at Forest Mill Cottage are shared with Mary & Jo and Issie, Annie and Molly who live in the converted barn across the courtyard. Mary & Jo will greet you on arrival at Forest Mill Cottage and show you around but will then leave it to you to call upon them thereafter if required. You could well get a wave from them across the garden! Ty Bychan has a key safe entry system and Mary & Jo are just a phone call away!

Mary & Jo would like you to be aware that Issie, Annie & Molly do have free run of the garden at Forest Mill Cottage and if you have concerns about this please enquire further.​

Mary & Jo sincerely hope that you will come and visit and fall in love with the area, as they have, and come back again and again to relax and enjoy!

Our area

Two quite different cottages in two very different locations but only 7 miles from each other!

Forest Mill Cottage is the perfect choice for guests who desire peace, quiet and tranquility. Ty Bychan is great for those who enjoy the liveliness of a country town.

Both cottages are well placed for those who are looking for a fun filled adventourous break in the Brecon Beacons National Park or in the Wye Valley.

Why not try out:

  • Canoeing on the River Wye
  • Horse riding across the wilderness of the Brecon Beacons
  • Gorge walk in "Waterfall Country"
  • Caving in the Beacons
  • Mountain boarding
  • Paintballing
  • Mountain biking along miles of trails
  • Quad biking across the moorland
  • Or simply spend hours browsing the abundance of specialist book shops that Hay on Wye has to offer.
  • Fabulous town and country pubs and restaurants for you to try - lots are Dog friendly too!

What a wonderful place to stay

Paul - Craswall