A couple of years ago we visited Hay on Wye for my birthday. It was, by far one of the best weekends away we've ever had as a couple and not just because I got to spend two days completely surrounded by books.
As my birthday was the weekend before the Hay on Wye festival a lot of accommodation was closed so we ended up having to look further afield than the village itself and this led us to Firs Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Kington.
We pulled up outside a gorgeous chalet-cabin type building, with a wrought iron table and chairs outside and were met by the owners of the B&B, Sue and Les.
On arrival we were provided with hot drinks and a slice of cake each which was made by Sue. This little touch was just lovely and was very welcome indeed after our long drive down.
The log cabins are separate from the main house and there are two, side by side. They had just been newly completed when we stayed and the attention to detail was evident. From the luxurious bathroom suite to the furnishings which were all locally sourced, we were more than a little impressed. In fact, considering what we paid, we definitely got a good deal.
There was a small balcony with table and chairs outside and a dining table inside. Breakfast is included but additional meals can be arranged; as we were out in Hay for the two days we didn't make use of this service but we did have a quick look over the menu and the food looked divine. If we were to stay again we'd definitely give this a try.
The complimentary breakfast was served in our room, at a time specified by us the night before and was well cooked with a good selection. You can also opt for fruit and cereals as well if you wish.
There is no bath, but the shower was more than adequate and I loved the lighting. It gave the bathroom a really modern and upmarket feel.
Complimentary wifi is available but I really struggled to get any signal. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing but as a blogger it was something I picked up on!
Overall we thought that the accommodation was excellent for the rate. Prices start at £45 per person, per night which is very reasonable compared with other B&B's in the area. It would be the ideal choice for a romantic, luxury break away. Obviously it would be possible to book the two chalets at the same time if you were a family but I would say only if you had older children as you would have to be in two separate cabins.
Kington is located in Herefordshire, a gorgeous part of the country and there is lots to do in the surrounding area. It was about 20 minutes from Hay and half an hour from Hereford itself. Herefordshire is stuffed full of quaint little villages which you could easily spend the day exploring or, alternatively there is kayaking on the River Wye and horse riding in the vicinity as well.
I would love to return to Hay, possibly again this year for my birthday and Firs Cottage would be top of our list as a place to stay.
Disclaimer: I was not asked to write this review and we paid for our accommodation at Firs Cottage ourselves.