The Accommodation

An historic apartment in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, the world-famous book town on the Black Mountains/Brecon Beacons borders.   

Built c1835 as Hay’s town hall, the twin-arched red sandstone building was rescued from dereliction by the local community, who set up a CIC with the purpose of restoring the building and putting it to good use.  The ground floor has been restored to its former use as a thriving market hall, whereas the first floor, once Hay’s manorial courtroom, has been converted into an elegant apartment for two.

Elevated above the market square you are both at the centre of the action when you would like to be but also peacefully removed if you’d prefer rest and relaxation.  The main space is flooded with natural light from the high ceiling and large original sash windows, with unrivalled views over the rooftops and Hay Castle, with its Norman keep, Jacobean manor house and medieval wooden gate, believed to be one of the oldest in Wales.  On market days you can look down over the bustling square with its eclectic array of local produce and flea market stalls.

The centrally located apartment is not only the perfect base to explore Hay’s many independent boutiques and bookshops, or to walk from your door to enjoy the stunning local scenery, but it also provides an elegant and comfortable space to relax and unwind.

The Hay Cheese Market is run as a ‘Community Interest Company’ by the Hay-on-Wye Community Enterprise CIC, a not-for-profit company that supports local community projects through funds generated by the apartment and market hall. Click for information.

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Our Key features

  • Private Parking 3 mins Away
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Ensuite Shower Room
  • Smart TV & DVD Player
  • DAB Roberts Radio
  • Central Heating
  • Local Interest Books
  • Local Activities Information
  • Arrival Wine & Chocolates
  • Community Interest Company
  • Profits Support Community Projects
  • Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen
  • Bath Towels
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Gas Hob, Oven & Microwave
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee
Upstairs at the Cheese Market

Upstairs at the Cheese Market