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5 Holiday Homes for the Hay Festival, Wales, UK

When attending the Hay Festival you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


Grey-haired woman sitting in a chair on the grass at the Hay Festival, Wales

If you’re heading to Wales in May for the Hay Festival, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Hay Festival

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Wales collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Green Fortunes

Green Fortunes, Plum Guide home in Wales

Green Fortunes, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book Green Fortunes now: from £200 per night Totally alone in the countryside, this charming cottage dates back to the eighteenth century – and you really feel it, like you're living in a gorgeous slice of history. The living room and bedrooms are decked out with wooden furniture and subtle colour accents, making for a warm, inviting atmosphere to come back to after a day spent wandering the countryside. When the weather is fine, make the most of your quaint surroundings by throwing open the windows and letting in the fresh country air. The location is remote, but you won’t be cut off from the world – you can drive to Machynlleth in just a few minutes, and there's several golf courses an easy drive away – and further afield lies the rugged beauty of Snowdonia, a hiker's dream. History and hikes, a stunning combination in this secluded North Wales hideaway. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Plas Dinam Lodge

Plas Dinam Lodge, Plum Guide home in Wales

Plas Dinam Lodge, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book Plas Dinam Lodge now: from £200 per night Stake out your own little patch of Welsh countryside with this lodge, built in similar style to the grand Plas Dinam country house on whose grounds it stands. This is prime rambling territory, with options for scenic walks including strolling by the River Severn, cresting the surrounding hills and exploring the beach at Aberdovey. On cooler days, curl up by the wood-burning stove while an apple crumble bakes in the Smeg oven. There’s also a Nespresso coffee machine in the kitchen to provide your daily cup of joe. A word of warning – your group may find themselves fighting over the ensuite master bedroom and that enviable clawfoot bath. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Dolgellau Dale Cottage

Dolgellau Dale Cottage, Plum Guide home in Wales

Dolgellau Dale Cottage, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book Dolgellau Dale Cottage now: from £200 per night This stone cottage in Snowdonia National Park will suit hiking, mountain biking and horse riding enthusiasts alike. Located on a working sheep farm with the homeowner’s bed and breakfast nearby, you wouldn’t know that the market town, Dolgellau is only a 40-minute walk away. Historically, it was known for the woollen and tanning industry. It is now known for having the oldest cricket club in Wales but, more prominently, Cadair Idris’ base camp. If you’re more of a beach person, take the great Mawddach trail down to the seaside town of Barmouth. You’re also a drive away from the largest lake in Wales. With wooden beamed ceilings, farmhouse style doors and warm wooden furniture, you’d think you were in the farmhouse itself. The quaint country kitchen is the perfect place to prepare your picnic and graze on the groomed meadow. Get the fire raring after a walk back from dinner at the local pub in town. Even with so much to do, why not get the most of the peaceful space and focus on R&R? Sleeps up to 5 | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

New Pastures

New Pastures, Plum Guide home in Wales

New Pastures, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book New Pastures now: from £200 per night With breathtaking views over lush, verdant hills, this home is the perfect spot if you want to be surrounded by the calming influence of nature. The windows in each room reveal picture-perfect slices of countryside, which you can begin exploring as soon as you step out of your front door. Whether hiking, mountain biking or golfing thrill you, or if you just want to kick back with a book and a glass of wine, you’re sure to get a new lease of life staying here. Light the fire to warm your toes in the evenings before sinking into one of the cosy beds. Close to the southern tip of Snowdonia, the national park is just a short drive away too. Sleeps up to 5 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Sights Of Snowdonia

Sights Of Snowdonia, Plum Guide home in Wales

Sights Of Snowdonia, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book Sights Of Snowdonia now: from £200 per night Surrounded by panoramic views, this home is right in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. When it comes to peace and quiet, we think this spot just can’t be beaten. In the summer months, sit out in the sprawling, enclosed garden with a cool drink, or enjoy dining al fresco at the picnic table. On chillier nights you can snuggle up around the fireplace with a good book or challenge family members to a board game. Fancy a stroll through the countryside? There are plenty of walks leading right from your doorstep. If you need some supplies then the market town of Dolgellau is just a mile away – visit the boutiques, cafés and traditional inns on foot. For a blast of sea air, nearby Abermaw Beach in Barmouth has golden sands which are perfect for basking or swimming. And let’s not forget the thrill seekers – the popular peak of Cader Idris is close by, as well as the largest mountain bike trail centre in the UK, Coed y Brenin. Sleeps up to 5 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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