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The Peren

Nr Hay-on-Wye - Herefordshire

An impressively repurposed barn in the village of Clifford, just outside Hay-on-Wye on the English/Welsh border - perfect for exploring the Brecon Beacons.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
£610-1100 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book...

The Peren is owned and managed by Simon Forrester.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Simon Forrester.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Spacious garden and private wildflower meadow offer lots of room for chilling out, dining or playing, and theres a barbecue and terrace
  • Beautiful bathrooms complement two calming bedrooms, with an inviting open-plan living space below
  • Home of the Literary Festival, nearby Hay-on-Wye has bookshops, antique shops, boutiques and cafs to seek out
  • Hop into Wales and discover the wonders of the Brecon Beacons, perfect for long walks, mountain biking and even underground cave adventures

  You should know...

  • One well-behaved dog is welcome at The Peren

  The Detail...

Wonderfully restored and with the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons on its doorstep, The Peren is found just outside Englands famed book town, Hay-on-Wye. A short walk from the riverside, this converted barn can accommodate up to five guests, but is perfectly romantic if its just the two of you.

Double-height windows let the light shine into the contemporary interior, which looks out on a garden and private meadow. Its warm and cosy too, with underfloor heating and a Swedish log-burner ready to do their thing.

The open-plan space on the ground floor incorporates a modern kitchen equipped with dishwasher, microwave and all the bits and pieces youll need to get cooking. You will also find essentials like tea, coffee and milk waiting for you on arrival. The living room is relaxing and full of charm, and has direct access to the garden via French doors. You can enjoy TV, DVD and Wi-Fi while those logs crackle away on the stove.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms which will be hard to choose between. The master, with its comfy king-size bed and en suite shower, connects via a glass walkway to the main bathroom with double-ended bath. The second bedroom has direct access to this bathroom too, and features a double and single bed. The Peren also offers a cot and high-chair, along with toys and DVDs to entertain the children.

In the garden, you can enjoy a barbecue or a drink on the terrace, and theres plenty of room for your dog to play too. If you plan to go walking in the Brecon Beacons, you will be pleased to know that The Peren has a utility area in the with space for your boots, coats and any other kit thats best kept out of sight.

Around 20 miles from Hereford, Hay-on-Wye is the perfect base for a break that takes in both Wales and the west of England. Its bookshops are the stuff of legend, and the annual Literary Festival in May and June has attracted big-name authors and bibliophiles since the 1980s. The Welsh border skims the town, and there are invigorating walks to be had all over the place, not least up Hay Bluff or along the Offas Dyke Path.

Mountainous, expansive and unmissable, the adjacent Brecon Beacons National Park has landscapes to fall in love with, diverse sporting opportunities and welcoming eateries. Its not all books in Hay either, with a regular farmers market, tea shops and a boutique cinema among the attractions just a short drive or bike ride from The Peren.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop

  Nearest Airport

Bristol and Cardiff Airports about 1.5 hours drive



Have you stayed at The Peren?

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Jane says...
"Wonderful property in a beautiful part of the country, even in the depths of January. The Peren was peaceful, stylish and cosy and had everything we needed. Weve booked to return in May...what more can we say!"
(Stayed: January 2019 )

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£610-1100 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

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How to book...

The Peren is owned and managed by Simon Forrester.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Simon Forrester.

Message the owner  
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