Hay View Lodges

luxury self-catering in the southern Welsh Borders


During the current health emergency the following Covid 19/illness conditions apply:

Should you fall ill and suspect Covid 19 please do not travel to Hayviewlodges
Should you fall ill whilst staying at Hayviewlodges it is your responsibility to leave on or before your departure date, no extension to your stay will be tolerated.
If you need to self isolate you will have to go straight home or the nearest hospital with the remaining guest to leave also.
It is your responsibility to ensure adequate personnel hygiene at all times.

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. Our latest addition is a 2 person Shepherd hut set in a secluded position with sweeping 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.

Pen Bryn

Our shepherd hut is a great getaway from the daily routine, cook on the outside fire pit, relax in several areas, breakfast overlooking our wonderful view. No WiFi but you will thank us for peace and quiet!

The Accommodation

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 detached accommodation, 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

Pen Bryn Shepherd Hut


Sleeps 2 – set in a secluded private area surrounded by trees, with a fantastic view overlooking the Wye Valley and Black Mountains.

Pen Bryn Shepherd HutTo check the availability of Red Kite Lodge, please visit our Independent Cottages page


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).

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 quiet country roads are 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 821824

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

Booking & Rates

Booking Enquiry


  • Red Kit and Drovers Lodge weekly rates £585 - £1750
  • Pen Bryn nightly rate, Mon-Thu £105
  • Pen Bryn nightly rate, Fri-Sun £125

Call 01497-821824 for detailed pricing

Terms & Conditions

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