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The Nightfly | Luxury Self-Catering | Hay-On-Wye, Herefordshire

Idyllically bordering the majestic Black Mountain range and deep within Herefordshire countryside near Hay-On-Wye lies The Nightfly; a romantic retreat infused with the history of the Brecon Beacons. The lavish, themed interior of The Nightfly is a real talking point, find out what's so intriguing inside this luxury self-catering bolthole for two...

Luxury homestay near the Black Mountains Brecon Beacons England-Wales border


This late 1800’s renovated barn bottles up the history of the Brecon Beacons with captivating Spitfire artefacts paying homage to WWII (including an original Spitfire propeller encased in a handmade oak coffee table!). The Nightfly is the awaited escape for aviation aficionados, history lovers and walking enthusiasts wanting to explore the Herefordshire countryside and Black Mountains. Sink into the full-grain leather sofa, feel the warmth of the traditional wood burning stove and let the glowing hot embers create the romantic ambience in this luxury self-catering bolthole for two.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The decadent bedroom sits on elaborate oak floors and flaunts exposed oak beams overhead. A king-size bed nestles in the eaves where the morning sun shines through the character window overlooking the rolling pastures of the Herefordshire countryside. A glamorous walk-through dressing area invites you into a luxurious bathroom where exposed pendant lighting, a slipper bath and statement rainfall shower invite couples to refresh and revitalize from the day’s exploring.


A long, sweeping tree-lined driveway creates the special, enticing approach to The Nightfly, juxtaposing the open Herefordshire landscape and rugged Brecon Beacons in the distance. Those inspired by the barn’s unique Spitfire theme can navigate through the Black Mountains on a mission to find many iconic WWII sites of interest - something to write home about! Spend summer afternoons reclining on the rattan garden furniture, whilst your loved one fires up the charcoal barbecue. Laze into the evening, breathe in the heavenly scents of the lavender beds and calm your mind as the sunset lingers on the horizon… and relax!

For Relaxation

Brobury House and Gardens are a must for romantics and garden lovers, offering a wonderful day out; experience the peace and tranquillity of the terraced Victorian garden, wander the patchwork paths past water features and lose yourself in the beauty of this Victorian gem nestled on the banks of the river Wye. After finding the perfect picnic spot on the riverbank between pots of Hyacinths and Pansies, head to nearby Hay-On-Wye to nose the shelves of their famous old bookshops, then indulge on delicious sheep's milk ice-cream made locally in the Golden Valley.  


A clever mix of vintage and contemporary creates a kitchen of country dreams; featuring an electric oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The owners, who reside just next door, are on hand should you need them during your stay.


  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £850 per week, £695 per short break
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One double bedroom with king-size bed
  • BathroomsFirst floor bathroom with large rainfall shower, slipper bath, hand basin and WC
  • FamilyChildren: Sorry, no children or babies
  • BBQA charcoal barbecue is provided
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod Cons50" Smart TV, DVD player, Bose sound system, Gaggia coffee machineInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internet is available but please note that mobile signal can be patchy due to the remote locationMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: This renovated barn flaunts exposed oak beams, hide-covered Hereford stone floors and solid wood furniture, all intermixed with the inspirational colours, fabrics and artefacts of the legendary Spitfire.

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Our Take

Head of Brand Francesca says

Watching the sun rise over the rolling hills with a coffee in the kitchen is the best way to start the day. Guests often tell us how much they love to take an early morning saunter around the farm. It is truly relaxing here and the perfect place for guests to unwind in the Hereford countryside.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Discover the Brecon Beacons Disappear within the flora and fauna of the Brecon Beacons, embrace the fresh air and the mountain views of the great outdoors as you meander through the majestic mountains. Tackle the hike of Pen-y-Fan - the highest point in southern Britain - and reward yourself with spectacular views of the Central Beacons and Black Mountains waiting from the top. After a day of stomping the hills, kick off your boots, relax and unwind at your unique hideaway.

Literary Enthusiast? Join scholars from all over the world and unlock the working theological library at Hereford Cathedral, or take a nosedive into the surviving books of the Chained Library. Track down a good read and take a pilgrimage down the book-selling landscape to peruse an assortment of literature tucked away in the nooks of antiquarian bookshops. From botany and bees to Sherlock and Poe; browse first editions, rare volumes and timeless texts in Hay-on-Wye’s impressive bookshops.

Refuel, Recline and Dine Sample the delights of local produce and dine in the heart of Herefordshire. Whether it's a quick pit-stop to refuel with a beer beside a brook, or a recline and relax on the decking of the boatyard overlooking the River Wye, there are plenty of lunchtime meeting points serving quality food and drink to refill those hollow legs. For a serving of sophisticated dining, dine al fresco in between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, feast on French cuisine, or experience the culinary excellence and exquisite service of a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Herefordshire Heritage Create your own memorable adventure discovering Herefordshire heritage! Whether you're an adrenaline junkie looking for extreme kayaking on the rushing river rapids or you want to take a tranquil walk along the towpath and soothe warm feet with a cool water paddle in the sparkling waters of a natural Brecon Beacons pool. The unspoilt borders of England and Wales offer a huge choice of paddlesports, sailing, climbing and abseiling in beautiful settings.

Hay Festival Fun Bringing together writers from around the world - Hay Festival is one of the world’s biggest book festivals. Full of laughter, music and stories from the most exciting, inventive and imaginative minds… these wizards of words really will make your spine tingle! This exclusive extravaganza gets the best, and the best want to come! So be enthralled as the picturesque Hay Festival opens its gates for your literary escape!

Hack Herefordshire - Escape Equestrian Style! Experience a unique horseback adventure trekking through the highest parts of the Black Mountains (some parts you might not otherwise get to see) and feel the freedom and exhilaration of riding out into the Brecon Beacons. Canter through the countryside, gallop through terrain and really get that country air in your hair! Here in Herefordshire, a day in the saddle is a must do.



Travel to Hay-on-Wye or Abergavenny Markets to find the best of local and organic fodder. Rustic winter feasts and summer barbecues will have never tasted so good. Quench your thirst with traditionally made Gwatkin Cider, or cool down with 'The Original Sheep's Milk Ice-Cream' both made in the rolling hills of the Golden Valley.

Eating Out

If you're a fan of good ales and first-class, no-fuss food then you'll be well-placed at one of the local inns near The Nightfly. Take your pick from The Bridge or Stag Inn, but remember to book before your stay as they fill up quickly! For fine dining, head to The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny or The Green Man at Fownhope.

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