The Accommodation

Upstairs at the Cheese Market is located in the centre of world-famous Hay-on-Wye, known for its second-hand bookshops, literary festival and stunning local scenery.

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The living room

The main living space is accessed from a beautiful, light, wood-paneled entrance hall, entering through into the impressive, yet cosy, double-height space with original features.

Guests relax and unwind in the comfortable seating area with a large three-seater sofa, reading armchair and ottoman, perfect for reclining to watch the flat screen smart TV and selection of DVDs.

Large original sash windows with views to the castle ensure the apartment feels bright and airy, yet the triple glazing keeps sound to a minimum – you would never know you were right in the heart of Hay!  The gas central heating and electric fire-effect heater for added cosiness keep the apartment warm even in the coldest months.  Locally made art, sculpture and wall paintings give the space a homely feel.

No property in the Town of Books would be complete without a well-stocked bookshelf, and the Cheese Market is no exception.  There is a good selection of fiction, some by local authors, local guidebooks and a number of local interest books, specific to Hay-on-Wye and the region. 

There is also a good selection of leaflets and information on things to do in and around Hay, including a large wall-mounted local map, and once settled in you should be able to find everything you may need for your stay in Hay from the doorstep.

Please note that a steep, oak staircase, original to the building when it was the manorial courtroom, accesses the flat.

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
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The Bedroom

The bedroom has a comfortable king sized double bed, with luxury down duvet and pillows and crisp white Egyptian cotton bed linen, ensuring guests have a luxurious night’s sleep. 

There is a generous built in wardrobe with hangers, a full length mirror, and travel ironing board and iron, should they be needed. 

The room has an en suite shower room and toilet, with heated towel rail for drying towels.  Towels and guest soap are also provided.

A stylish DAB Roberts Radio is provided, should you like to wake to music or Radio Four.

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The Kitchen

The kitchen/diner has everything you could need for your self-catering stay: breakfast tea, herbal teas, ground coffee and store cupboard basics, such as salt and pepper and local cooking oil. 

There is an electric oven and hob, fridge (with freezer compartment for those essential ice cubes), microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle and toaster.  It is well equipped with utensils, crockery and a good range of pans.


With the apartment’s location right in the centre of Hay you should have little need for you car when exploring the town.  But as most guests arrive by car we provide a dedicated private space a short 3-minute walk from the apartment.

There is also a pay and display car park immediately outside the Cheese Market, which can also be parked in for free overnight (apart from Wednesday evenings, which is the night preceding Hay Market Day – the perfect day for people watching from the apartment!).

Upstairs at the Cheese Market

Upstairs at the Cheese Market