Hayview Lodges

luxury self-catering in the southern Welsh Borders

Welcome to Hayview Lodges

Jim, Karen and their two Labradors, Elsa and Sasha, would like to welcome you to Hay View Lodges.

We are located on a working farm 4 miles from the famous town of books Hay on Wye with extensive views across the Wye Valley and over to the Black Mountains the Brecon Beacons National Park and beyond.

We have two secluded lodges with balconies and private gardens, sleeping up to 6 people, each lodge has its own parking and extensive views.

Drover's Lodge

Enjoy morning coffee and croissant as the sun rises or a tipple or two as the sun sets, which can both be fantastic. The bright stars at night will amaze you as there is little in the way of light pollution.

Red Kite Lodge

As well as farm animals,you will see Red Kites and Buzzards hovering over the lodges.

The Lodges

From our elevated position about the beautiful Wye Valley, Hayview Lodges both have spectacular views east over the border countryside of Herefordshire and west, deep into Wales and the Brecon Beacons National Park.

  • Fantastic panoramic views, overlooking The Black Mountains,The Wye Valley and Hay Bluff
  • Private detactched lodges, with private gardens, and balconies.
  • Romantic stays for two, watching the sunrise and the sunset with a tipple or two!
  • Families can go wild swimming, canoeing, pony trekking, walking, all which is very near by.
  • 10 minutes drive to Hay on Wye
  • Great base for your fishing holiday on the Middle Wye, with many fishing beats available, either through the Wye and Usk Foundation or the owners contacts
  • Well behaved pets welcome.
  • Hay View Lodges located on a working farm , enjoy and relax, the breathtaking view.

Drover's Lodge

Sleeps 5 – double en-suite, twin and a single rooms

To check the availability of Drover’s Lodge, please visit our Independent Cottages page

Red Kite Lodge

Sleeps 6 – double en-suite, double and a twin rooms

To check the availability of Red Kite Lodge, please visit our Independent Cottages page


Both Drover’s and Red Kite lodges enjoy a high level of comfort and convenience, including:

  • family shower room
  • open plan lounge/dining/ fully fitted kitchen area
  • french doors to balcony
  • private parking
  • gardens
  • oil burner
  • tv/freeview
  • washing machine
  • fridge freezer
  • microwave
  • ironing board/iron
  • wifi (fast broadband)
  • mobile reception (dodgy for some!)
  • electricity, oil and hot water
  • bed linen, towels
  • basic cleaning products
  • outdoor built BBQ’s in each lodge garden
  • garden furniture


For those who are bringing pets and wish to go out for the day, without our four legged friends, then a dog sitting service is available at £20.00 per day, dogs are not allowed to be left in the lodges alone (see our Terms & Conditions) Dog grooming is also available by the owner who has 25 years experience, prices and availability on request.

Our Region


Hay on Wye is just 4 miles drive away, which is greatly recognised for its famous book shops, in particular the Richard Booth Book Shop, which has a cinema and cafe, many secondhand and vintage shops, cafes restaurants and pubs, a good butchers and deli. Shepherds ice cream parlour is definitely worth a try! Hay on Wye is renowned for its annual “Hay Literary Festival” which is held around the May Bank Holiday. Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains offer a fine place to sit or walk, canoe hire on the River Wye with various collection points down stream.

Welsh Border Countryside

The Offa’s Dyke runs just a few hundred meters from the farm as well as the Begwyns, which has many areas to walk and fantastic views.

A trip to Brecon and the Brecon Beacons offers fantastic walking whilst the many quite country roads and a Mecca for cycling.

A little further afield

  • Builth Wells, the home of The Royal Welsh Show, in July, worth a visit.
  • Symonds Yat, a beauty spot over looking the Wye Valley, a great day out, walking, sightseeing, a boat trip down the river and a pub lunch, perfect!
  • Elan Valley, built in 1893, fantastic views, 6 dams and lakes, 72 square miles, offering wildlife, walking, cycling/hire, birdwatching or just take in the breathtaking views with a relaxing stroll and a picnic.
  • The market town of Ross On Wye offers relaxing walks along the Wye Valley Walk, or visit The nearby Goodrich Castle a few miles downstream.

We are situated in a great position to explore our surrounding Wales! so come and visit us and enjoy your holiday.

Eating Out

We have a great pub 2 miles away at Rhydspence called The Rhydspence Inn, good food and atmosphere, downhill on the way down, a challange on the way home! The Roast Ox at Painscastle also has good food, and is about a 4 mile drive.

Outdoor Activities

  • Fishing can be arranged on the River Wye locally.
  • Horse and pony riding on the nearby Black Mountains.
  • Llangorse lake the largest natural lake in South Wales offers fishing and water sports.
  • Cycling is very popular with bikes for hire at Drovers Cycles in Hay on Wye.

Fishing on the River Wye

For the fisherman or woman the Middle Wye is just a stones throw away. Permits to fish can be arranged through the Wye and Usk Foundation or through local contacts. Jim the owner is a keen fisherman and is always on hand for chat (you will require a national rod licence).

We offer secure storage for your fishing equipment and a drying area for wet nets and clothing. We also have a bait fridge/freezer.

By prior request we can furnish you with a hearty Angler’s Packed Lunch.


If you would like to arrange a booking, enquiry about availability or simply ask a general question about our lodges please call or email Jim and Karen

01497 820520

Clyro Hill Farm, Clyro, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 6JU, Wales

Booking & Rates

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7 Days3 days or Weekend
October - March:£494£295
April - 20 July:£595£395
21 July - September:£780£445

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