The Cheese Market flat is located in the centre of world-famous Hay on Wye, known for its’ second-hand bookshops, literary festival and stunning local scenery. From the doorstep you can follow the Bailey River Walk upstream from Hay Bridge to the Warren, a conservation area, with picturesque beach, alongside the River Wye. 

Key Features

Check in - From 4pm

Check out - By 10:30am

Price Range
£145 - 2 nights off peak
£613 - 7 nights high season

Sleeps - 2

Bed Layout - One king-size double bed 

Pets - Not permitted

Smoking - Strictly not allowed

Booking Details
Minimum 2 nights. A 25% deposit is required to secure all bookings.

For availability and bookings email or use our bookings calendar.

The Town


The small market town of Hay has retained its medieval street pattern, and is full of local history, charming independent shops, cafes and cosy country pubs. The ancient castle and the Cheese Market lie in the centre of this charismatic and quirky small town.

Alongside the bookshops there are a large number of independent shops selling clothes, antiques, vintageware and household accessories, as well as two butchers (one of which is organic), a high quality greengrocer, delicatessen and three local bakers. Should these not supply you with everything you need, Hays’ thriving Thursday Market is very much worth a visit, where you will be able to meet local producers and find a huge range of fresh, local produce, as well as other goods, consumables and gifts.  

Hays’ annual events calendar brings a huge amount of activity to the town, including the Bike Festival (April), Walking Festival (October), Food Festival (November), Vintage Festival (November), Dark Skies Festival (March), annual Hay Literary Festival (May /June), HowtheLightGetsIn Festival (May /June), Winter Weekend Festival (November) and so on. 

Hay also has a fabulous local cinema at Booths Bookshop, which offers a cinema experience with a difference – huge Italian leather seats, delicious ‘treats’ and a wide selection of films, plus live screenings from the National Theatre and Covent Garden.

Locally there is also plenty to do. You can hire a canoe and paddle down the River Wye, explore the hills on horseback, hire a bike and pedal along quiet country lanes, or follow a plethora of local footpaths. All of these are available on a range of ability-levels from gentle meanders to appetite-generating adventures!

With so much to do in and around Hay you’ll want to book the Cheese Market flat again!

In detail


The flat is accessed via a door off the Memorial Square on Market Street and up a wide flight of original wooden stairs, which ascend to the lobby, lit by a window with views out over the rooftops of Hay to the hills of Radnorshire.

The bedroom has a king-sized double bed with an en suite shower room and toilet.


The main room is light and airy with the original ceiling height from when the space was first used as a Manorial court room. To the Southeast the windows look directly at Hay castle, with its’ Norman Keep, Jacobean Manor house and medieval wooden gate, which is believed to be one of the oldest in Wales. On market days you can look down at the bustling square filled with tempting local produce, fresh food and an interesting array of stalls.

The flat has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable seating area, with large three-seat sofa, gas central heating and an electric heater for extra warmth. Locally-made art, sculpture and wall paintings give the space a homely feel and once settled in you should be able to find everything you may need in Hay from the doorstep.

The accommodation offers:

  •  Free Wi-Fi, radio, DVD player & flat screen smart TV.
  • Own car parking space, 3 minutes walk from the flat. In addition free overnight car parking immediately adjacent to the property (6pm-9am).
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge & modern gas oven.
  • Living area with three seat sofa, armchair dining table with 4 chairs, plus 2 extra folding chairs, bookshelves, games and a wide selection of books (this is Hay on Wye after all!).
  • Gas central heating.

Travel Info

Local train stations are Hereford (21 miles away, 35 mins drive) and Abergavenny (23 miles away, 45 mins drive). 

The Hereford to Hay bus service runs 7 times a day (except Sundays)  the last bus departs at 5pm. The bus journey takes approximately 50 mins.

Both stations have taxi ranks, or hire a car once in Hereford from LT Baynhams.

If you travel to Hay by public transport, you can hire bikes from Drover Holidays to get about during your stay.