Here are some guestbook entries from happy customers…
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The flat is so bright and spacious. The location is superb. A world away from where we live. The community is so friendly too. Nov '17
We've had a lovely visit to Hay and think the Cheese Market flat is gorgeous - very comfortable, and great location, and a heartwarming story to read about the whole reform process. Just having fun watching the market being set up! Nov '17
My 3rd visit to Hay but 1st to the Cheese Market. Lovely apartment in a perfect location. Comfortable and welcoming. Will definitely e visiting again. Thank you for the wine and chocolate and all your help. See you next year! Nov '17
Wow, this is a great flat in a fabulous location - well appointed and spotlessly clean - thank you. Oct '17
Delightful stay, accommodation lovely, very peaceful. Enjoyed the town, weather was very kind to us so lots of walks and bike rides. Beautiful scenery. Well done to the team, I am sure we will be back!
Debs & Jon, 02.08.16
Thoroughly enjoyed our staying the Cheese Market. Lovely town, everyone very friendly and welcoming. Thank you for the Welsh chocolate and wine. Much appreciated.
Andrew & Margaret, 01.08.16
A real treat to stay in the Cheese Market. A great find and love the whole community ethos of how this place is, how it is today. We enjoyed the shops and local produce and purchased lots of books! The walks and countryside is lovely too and we definitely need to come back to do the things we didn't do this time around! Thank you for the welcome and wine and lovely chocolate.
Kay & John, 25.07.16
Restored properly due to Cheese Market. Feel privileged to be staying here.
A lovely one night visit to Hay and we couldn't have asked for a more comfortable,e and central place to stay!
Rorie & James, 17.07.16
A great break in a superb apartment. Decor and space first class. Everything very well thought out! Hay is a friendly and welcoming town. Not as much fun as Spain but a very good tapas bar! Thank you very much. Hasta luego.
Gordon & Geraldine, July 2016
A wonderful few days in Hay on Wye. We mainly enjoyed the town and this fab apartment. Many thanks to the Cheese Market!
Rachel & Paul, 01.07.16
LOVE this place!
T & G, 07.06.16
We were married in St Mary's, Cusop, on Saturday 25th June, celebrated our reception at Hawthorn Villa in Cusop afterwards and have stayed our first two nights of married life here in the Cheese Market - couldn't have asked for somewhere better!
Sarah & Philip, 27.06.16
Thank you! We had a long weekend that has felt like a week's holiday. We really enjoyed staying in the Cheese Market - you made everything very easy to use and comfortable. We have enjoyed too good days of rare dry walking, and thought the scenery stunning.
Pippa & Guy, 19.06.16
We've had a wonderful relaxing time in this lovely flat. Thank you. We're thoroughly enjoyed pottering about in the town and chilling out in the coffee shops! The surrounding countryside is so beautiful - we took a walk up Offa's Dyke Way to enjoy the stunning views. The surrounding towns are also great to visit - with beautiful scenery along the journey ... and a lovely, spacious and comfortable home to come back to at the end of the day. The books and DVDs in the flat have been a very welcome addition. Thank you for the soaps, wine and chocolate too!
Howard & Jan, 16.06.16
Superb apartment in this lovely restored building. Great attention to detail, perfect position close to all the restaurants and everything else this lovely place offers. Would highly recommend.
Howard & Pam, 22.05.16
Our second visit & loved every minute of our stay here. Even the sun managed to shine despite the seasonal weather forecast. Hope we will be back soon. Thank you so much of the lovely goodies. Very much appreciated.
Jenny & Pete 20.05.16
e had a wonderful stay for our 25th wedding anniversary. The apartment is so central and Hay is just a great place to stay for the weekend. It's great to see this old building being used an put back on the map. Well done to all involved. We'll be back soon. Thank you!
Richard & Heather 16.05.16
beautiful apartment so close to everything. We had three good meals out and saw the Red Kites being fed. The drive there was worth the visits alone. Also visited Ludlow, a lovely old town. Very good weather.
Lynda & Kevin 07.05.16
We have had such a lovely weekend in the Cheese Market. It is amazing how quiet it is and when the market went up outside the door you find that Hay on Wye is in full swing. It was lovely to walk everywhere and delicious food and even a trip to the cinema! We will be back!
Hermione & Benjie 02.05.16
ovely not to have to use the car to get anywhere. Recommend the Black Lion, excellent food. Nice apartment, very light and airy. Bought lots of books and antiques. We had four seasons every day. Went to Llantony Priory - it snowed!
Carol and Dave 20.04.16
It felt like a real privilege to stay in a building which has been so significant in Hay's history and so lovingly restored for the future. Everything was perfect ... PS I bought far too many books!
A lovely flat with everything you could possibly need. Very much enjoyed our stay, especially the walk up to Hay Bluff and our first ever sighting of Red Kites. Thank you.
Anne & Chris, 14.04.16
This is a very special place to stay. It's simple, stylish, and comfortable. We have had a very enjoyable time and thank you for the wine and chocolate!
David & Claire, 11.04.16
A lovely town to stay in and a fabulous flat to return to each day. Despite some furious weather on the tops we enjoyed Hay Bluff and the gentle walk around the Begins. We ended up eating out or ordering in far more than we intended ... just because it all looked so good. we loved the breads that were sold downstairs on Saturday morning! We're also certainly leaving with more than we arrived with ... damn all these antique shops! Thank you.
Thank you for a delightful stay! The Cheese Market and Hay are interesting, quirky and stylish ... from the interesting bookshops, lovely scenery and good food, we've enjoyed a restful break. Some highlights ... being able to potter around without the car! A delicious lunch at the Felin Fach Griffin, also the Stag at Titley. Thank you!
Steve and Clemie, 24.03.16
We loved our stay in the Cheese Market. Beautifully decorated and fabulous high ceilings. Very warm and cosy. We would definitely recommend the Cheese Market! Thank you.
Sarah and Matthew, 06.03.16
We've had such a lovely relaxing time in Hay. We love the flat and have loved exploring the local galleries to find the local artists and potters who have helped kit out the renovation. Thank you for the wine, chocolate and soaps! Such lovely treats. We look forward to returning. Thank you!
Phil and Lizzie, 22.02.16
Marvellous four days ... great place. They've done a really good job with this place and we've really enjoyed our stay.
Laura & Mike, 19.02.16
Lovely flat, perfect place - central but quiet...Would happily stay here again, whatever the weather. Thank you.
PS wine & chocs an added bonus!
Chris and Jon, 29.01.16
A stunning and magical apartment. Our congratulations to the project team on their taste an style. We have had a wonderful week in spite of the wind and rain everyday. The valley is beautiful and we hope to return.
Roberta & Steven 28.12.15
Our lovely weekend here was brought for us by our daughter Isobel as a present (thanks Wiz!) to coincide with the Winter Literary Festival. The Cheese Market was a perfect base, but even more important, a wonderful warm, comfortable and stylish apartment. We loved the sense of space, the tiled peacocks and the feeling you could shut out the November weather (Atlantic storm Clodagh arrived while we were here). It's a great community project, admirably conceived and we loved staying there. Thank you for the wine and chocolate too!
Jill & Charles 30.11.15
What a lovely apartment. We've really enjoyed our stay here. It's comfortable, very nicely decorated and homely. We will definitely be staying here again.
Ellie & James 23.11.15
Thank you for a wonderful stay in the Cheese Market. The apartment was so homely and spacious, we really felt relaxed. We will be back!
Andrew & Faye, 16.11.15
Thank you for a fantastic second stay at the Cheese Market. A truly beautiful and relaxing home for the weekend - and thank you for the gorgeous flowers. The hard work, dedication and care that have gone into the Cheese Market is inspirational. We'll be back in 2016!
Cat & John 05.10.15
The Cheese Market lived up to expectations. It is ideally situated and wonderfully decorated. I spent far too long i the bookshops, ho-hum. Many thanks.
This is our second stay at the Cheese Market and it was as relaxing and enjoyable as the first trip. We'll definitely be back again and have recommended the Cheese Market to friends and family.
Lisa & Dan, 18.09.15
Beautiful apartment that fulfilled its promise of comfort and convenience. Loved the use of work by local craftsmen /women to furnish and decorate the interior.
Anne & Richard 07.09.15
Had a lovely stay and will certainly be back. Highlights were book shops, canoeing, Brecon Beacons and the local food. Very comfortable here in the Cheese Market. Many thanks.
Pete & Wendy 04.09.15
Brought my wife here for our 2nd wedding anniversary. Great flat, perfect location, quiet, lazy town for a relaxing Bank-Holiday weekend. We aim to be back next year!!
Djay & Charlotte 31.08.15
We had a lovely time here! Great flat, cute little town, beautiful nature!
Jan & Liesbeth 24.08.15
Lovely apartment, everything we needed was here and much more. We were in need to some rest and relaxation and the Cheese Market and Hay on Wye was perfect for that. Very much enjoyed all the bookshops and other individual establishments. Plenty of places to eat and drink - all in all highly recommended and we would love to come back again.
Elizabeth & Brian, 17.08.15
We loved it here - so convenient for everything & easy walking access to beautiful countryside. We loved the shops & Thursday Market. Everyone we met was so friendly. The flat is great, we loved the space in the main room. Altogether we have had a great time here. Thanks!
Michelle & David, 07.08.15
What a delight to stay in this lovely apartment so central to a great little town. With everything on our doorstep we have barely needed to disturb the car from its parking slot. The bookshops are heavenly. We have eaten well, enjoyed great walks and even had a trip to the local cinema. A place to recommend to friends indeed. Thank you to the team who have so lovingly restored this fine building.
A wonderful place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary.
Jenn & Mike, 27.07.15
Fantastic, central location for all the bookshops and a lovely flat. Walks by the river are great - bird life - spotted flycatchers, kingfishers. Would also recommend a canoe down trees River Wye. Thank you.
Hannah & Judith, 20.07.15
Last minute decision to visit but what a find! Absolute gem of a self-catering place and couldn't be handier to centre. Well done for a) restoring it and b) appointing it so well and so tastefully. You should feel highly pleased with such an achievement! Flowers were a lovely gesture - thank you. Bought rather a lot of books ...oopps!
Ruth & Bob, 17.07.15
A delightful apartment, wonderful use of historic Hay. We have been coming to Hay for over 15 years but the house we usually stay at is no longer available, so we were really pleased to find this just around the corner. It's great to be in the centre of all the activity, the market is delightful and the street entertainers an unexpected bonus. A holiday to remember.
Jenny & Pete, 10.07.15
A lovely flat, beautifully furnished with the best local traders have to offer. We very much enjoyed our stay here. Thank you!
Kristine & David, 26.06.15
Wonderful apartment in a wonderful place. Can't wait to come back...
Gill & Pete, 19.06.15
This is a very, very special place. We have had a wonderful time.
Richard and Xanthe, 29.05.15
We had a lovely and relaxing stay at this beautiful flat; the decor is wonderful, rivalled only by its location in the heart of Hay. A fantastic place from which to enjoy all the town and the festivals have to offer. Thank you!.
Ellen and Wendy, 25.05.15
We really enjoyed staying in the apartment and would recommend it to our friends if they come to Hay. Loved the location, right in the centre of things but peaceful. Just what we wanted. Thank you.
Faith and Colin, 22.05.15
Great stay - thank you!
John & Karen 18.05.15
We have had the most wonderful stay - what a beautiful and well-appointed flat and such a perfect central location! The Cheese Market is a real find! It definitely lived up to its mention in the Conde Nast Traveller Magazine. We will definitely return! The flowers were a very welcoming touch. Thank you.
Marina & Eileen 15.05.15
We loved the contemporary but sympathetic renovation - the designer and builder should be proud of their handiwork. … Thank you for the flowers, a nice welcoming touch.
Ann & Len 01.05.15
Such a fantastic apartment, couldn't be better! Enjoyed everything…thank you.
Jo and Norman 20.04.15
We've had a wonderful mid-week break, the accommodation is delightful, plenty of space and everything you need to make for a relaxing stay. The people we've met have been really friendly and the weather has been stunning. Thank you.
Jane & Sean 10.04.15
This is a lovely flat and well looked after. We enjoyed our time very much. We found the people of Hay very warm and friendly and would certainly recommend this place to our friends.
Keith & Sarolta 06.04.15
We can only agree with everyone else: a wonderful place. Great location for exploring Hay. We have really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful flowers. We will definitely be back!
Chris & Marcia 27.03.15
We had a wonderful long weekend in this lovely accommodation - great position to explore Hay and surroundings. Shopkeepers in Hay are super friendly and chatty. The views from the top of Hay Bluff are stunning and well worth the climb. Very enjoyable and thank you for the beautiful Spring flowers.
Lovely place to stay in centre of Hay. Clean, comfortable and very well equipped. We had a great weekend. Jazz on Friday eve at the Black Lion, dinner at St John's Place on Saturday and Tapas Bar on Sunday. All excellent. We spent a fortune on books!
Henry & Aileen 02.03.15
The Cheese Market @ Hay on Wye made our short break that much better! Excellent accommodation in a perfect location! The duvet is AMAZING!
Matt & Stacey 20.02.15
A perfect spot for a weekend break. Everyone so friendly, tapas bar, St John's Place and pubs all to be recommended. Thank you.
Julie & John 16.02.15
Just a lovely place to spend New Year!
Kate & Bernard 05.01.15
We've had such a special weekend in a really gorgeous place. The apartment is so beautiful especially in the morning with the light flooding in through the huge windows. We can't think of a better place to stay than the Cheese Market...We'll be back!
Sasha and Jess 15.12.14
A wonderful weekend break in a special place. Thank you.
You've done a wonderful job on bringing this building back to life. The double glazing was excellent - we didn't hear the traders setting up or dismantling at the end of the day. Had a lovely weekend. Thank you.
A beautiful part of the country, Hay is a lively town with lots of life…The flat has clearly been furnished to a high standard.
Dawne & Dave 03.11.14
The grand living room is a fabulous space and it's lovely to be right at the heart of this characterful town …We'll come back!
Paul & Sarah 31.10.14
A beautiful base to explore this area. Wonderful Thursday Market with lots of local produce to take home. We would love to come back. Thanks for the flowers too!
Jenny & Mike 13.10.14
The Cheese Market is lovely! Very comfortable and a wonderful location. This is a project of which Hay can be proud.
David & Marion 06.10.14
The Cheese Market has been such a wonderful place to stay and explore Hay-on-Wye. Right in the middle of everything but still so peaceful. Can't imagine coming to Hay again and not staying here! The fresh flowers were a wonderful touch. x
Wayne & Carrie 29.9.14
We've had a lovely stay here. The flat is beautiful and comfortable and it has been great staying in the middle of the town, especially on Market Day! We found the Tourist Information Bureau very helpful re: walks etc. The fresh flowers on arrival were a really nice touch.
A beautiful, sunny and happy weekend - the perfect place to stay. Thank you.
Hay is lovely at this time of the year. A perfect escape and the Cheese Market has given us a very comfortable base from which to explore. We met one of the builders who was involved in the renovation, it was obvious how proud he was of his work! The people of Hay are very welcoming. We loved it here and will return!
Judi & Ian 20.9.14
Such a nice apartment and town. The flat had so much to offer - all of the effort has been worth it. A really well-appointed apartment in a great location in Hay. We would definitely stay here again. Made the most of the free parking space and walked everywhere from this central position.
Rob & Pauline, 31.8.14
This is a very beautiful place to stay. Very comfortable and well designed. Superb location. Thank you for the flowers.
Mike & Linda, 22.8.14
A lovely transformation to this historic building, a special place to stay. Booths Cinema was great. Better than expected food at the Three Tuns and Red Indigo. Well done to all involved in the project.'
Catherine & Warren 8-11 Aug 2014.
A superb position and a beautifully decorated flat. We have had a lovely break in Hay and the surrounding area. Thanks for the lovely flowers.
Andre & Christine Johnson, 8.8.14
We have stayed in many self catering properties and this is one of the best. Good position and parking in Hay.
What a lovely place to stay: ideal location with view on the Castle and Thursday Market outside with great food for home cooking. We also loved this big space that is so wonderfully decorated and designed with the help of so many in the town, it made us feel very welcome here'.
Bas & Gehe 1.8.14.