SETTING : The Hideaways-In-Hay Jacobean Town House (sleeps 6) is perfect for that 'Special Occasion Celebration' - significant wedding anniversaries, birthdays or re-unions. It is great for adult children, but its not 'child-proof'. If you have members of your party who want their own pad, the Coach House Holiday Cottage or Stables Holiday Cottages provide a luxurious over-spill for your Special Occasion- book early with your family or friends and take the entire complex!
The kitchen & dining-room (seats up to 12) are to die for, so this house is designed for full family mealtime celebrations. As Alastair Sawday put it, these Hideaways are Pure Theatre, with wow factors round every corner, and when not rented it is our home.
Choosing Brookfield House for your self-catering Rental is like walking into another time. A lovingly restored Jacobean town house on three floors, it has a large, semi-formal garden at the back with lawn & seating areas; a sunken box parterre garden in the front with pleached crab apple trees; & wisteria & roses around the door.
The house is situated in a quiet location, a minutes walk from the centre of the tiny medieval market town of Hay-on-Wye, deep in the heart of the Black Mountains, in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, UK.
SLEEPING 6 : There are three bedrooms - one twin and two doubles, each with its own uniquely designed bathroom: A Mistress bedroom with French Bergere double bed, walk-in wardrobes & en-suite marble & mosaic bath & shower; a Master bedroom with teak four-poster double bed & en-suite bathroom with cast iron bath, walk-in shower & a dry sauna for 3 - with its own sound system! Finally, a further sun filled twin-bed bedroom with a glorious view onto the garden & mountain behind. It has its own en-suite shower room & loo.
READING : The first floor houses an Oak Library with its own oriental screen from northern Pakistan, marble fountain from Damascus & a four hundred-year-old hardwood borrowed-light window from southern India.
BATHING : All three bathrooms are luxurious and unique. Each have overhead & hand-held brass shower fittings and large, limestone or marble tiling, a Victorian-style wooden loo seat - and in the Mistresses boudoir - a thunderbox! All have old-fashioned sinks with tile or marble splash-backs to finish the scene.
EATING : Our Jacobean Dining room hosts up to 12 people for dinner. The well equipped grand French Cafe style kitchen is stocked with basics such as olive oil, tea, coffee, milk, etc.. The fridge & freezer are Smeg, and the washing machine & dryer are Bosh. A complementary bottle of wine awaits your arrival.
LIVING : In addition to the Library, the house has a relaxing Oak floored Drawing room with period furniture, lime plastered walls and wood burning stove.
DINING : The Dining room seats up to 12 round a table set with hand made lace & linen table cloth.
KITCHEN : The large Kitchen is a less formal reception room with open fireplace, relaxing seating, and a mahogany table for up to 6. Large French doors lead out to garden and provides access to outside seating on a sunny day.
VIEWING : Full viewing equipment is available in the drawing room for your enjoyment with flat screen TV, DVD player, free broadband and WiFi, radio/CD player, plus a stock of DVDs. We do not have live TV or Sky - however TV screening is available on your laptop vial our FREE broadband connection. CDs and a large selection of books are available, maps to borrow, cards & games, and leaflets describing Whats On in and around Hay-on-Wye.
FLOWERS : Fresh seasonal and locally sourced flowers are presented on your arrival.
OTHER MAIN FEATURES : 18th century oak paneled Hall and limestone floor; Oak floored Dining room with oak mullioned window & open fireplace; New Utility room with marble-shelved cold Larder, teak sink, separate washing machine and dryer, and downstairs loo; top floor Office and business meeting room, and underfloor heating throughout.
THE NATURAL TAPESTRY : In Hay-on-Wye you have the best of everything : accessibility with peace: mystery with romance, the convenience of being in a quiet small market town, while having an amazing canvas of nature just on your doorstep, awaiting exploration.... great walks ..... spectacular scenery .....
HAY ON WYE : TOWN OF BOOKS. We are world famous for hosting the Guardian Hay Literary Festival; for our beautiful unspoiled countryside, our 30+ second-hand bookshops, and as the place where American Presidents have launched their literary careers! (Clinton, Carter and Gore). Hay offers a vast spread of options with indoor pursuits and outdoor activities, whatever your inclination.
PARKING : 2 private parking spaces are provided in our gated private car park.
BOOKING : Normal Booking Period is 7 Nights [Usually Fri to Thur inclusive - leaving Friday morn]. Min Booking is 3 nights for a week-end break, & 4 nights for a mid-week break.....Read more
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