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Situated on the border of Herefordshire and Wales, in the town of Hay on Wye, stands Newton Court. This incredibly beautiful country retreat boasts 9 bedrooms set across 5 acres, including a 17th Century extended farmhouse and separate guest annexe, offering plenty of individual spaces for celebrations and events. Impeccably decorated and modern and stylish throughout, Newton Court is the ultimate in luxury rural retreats and features outdoor spaces just as grand and breathtaking as the interior, with landscaped outdoor seating, covered outdoor lounge area, fire pit area, and wood fired hot tub. All of this overlooking the picturesque Wye Valley, and located just one hour north of Cardiff, and 3 hours west of London.
Newton Court features several absolutely stunning reception rooms including a main lounge area, reading zone on the upper landing, and an airy library style reception area. Newton Court’s stunning kitchen and dining areas are as spacious and modern as the reception rooms, featuring a double height beamed dining hall with a wood burning stove. The 40ft kitchen also features exposed beams, as well beautiful stone floors, and is well-equipped with four electric ovens and 8 hobs. Other modern amenities include combination microwave, two bar fridges for drinks, dishwasher, and double fridge-freezer. There is a central island with five bar stools; ideal for perching with a glass of wine as you prepare dinner, or for the kids to sit and eat, as well as a double sink, and ample storage and food preparation spaces.
There are nine king size bedrooms at the property; four in the main house and a further five split level en-suite guest suites in the annexe. All the bedrooms in the guest annexe feature their own private lounge areas away from the main house. Each bedroom is incredibly spacious and beautifully decorated in plenty of bright white tones with crisp white linens. There are sprays of exposed brickwork in some rooms, fluffy throws, and ornately framed mirrors and artworks. The fixtures and furnishings are eclectic and contemporary in style, with futuristic-looking reading lights in one room, and chandelier style lighting in another. The bathrooms at Newton Court are all just as luxurious in style and design as the rest of the property, with baths and separate shower cubicles, or claw-foot tubs with hand-held shower attachments.
The outside areas of Newton Court have just as much to offer as the inside. The sensational views can be enjoyed from the landscaped seating area that can comfortably seat up to 20 guests and is perfect for summer bbqs. Once you’ve enjoyed dining and socialising with friends and family there’s the opportunity to take a dip in the wood-fired hot tub that seats up to 8 people and overlooks the idyllic Wye Valley - there really is no better place to relax in the bubbles with a glass of bubbles while drinking in all the fresh country air.
The firepit area, also showcasing those amazing views, is ideal for cosy evenings, wrapped in a soft fluffy throw and toasting marshmallows, or perhaps you’d rather spend your evening in the undercover games room featuring flexible seating and a foldable table tennis table. During the day there are orchards and fields to explore, as well as garden games to enjoy; including volley ball, rounders and quoits, and with a children’s play area to boot, which includes swing chair, outdoor playmats and toy box, everyone will enjoy being outside.
Newton Court is situated in the beautiful town of Hay-on-Wye, world renowned for its books and bookshops. Its position on the border of England and Wales provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the picturesque border country. The accommodation itself is set within beautiful pastures and grassland, ideal for nature walks and spotting birds and other wildlife, and overlooks the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an internationally important protected landscape, one of the most dramatic and scenic in Britain. The town of Hay-on-Wye is situated along the River Wye and is packed with bookshops, as well as being the venue for the annual Festival of Literature. Here visitors will discover quaint and pretty streets lined with second hand bookshops, and antique shops, as well as independent clothing stores, food and craft shops.
The regular local markets are a great place to pick up fresh local produce as well as homemade jams and preserves, and there are a number of picturesque cafes to visit for tea and a slice of cake - homemade of course, as well as the remains of the town’s 17th Century castle, which is currently under restoration.
With a bookshop on every corner, and even some secret ones hidden away, the town is a must-see destination for every literary buff or book enthusiast, where you’ll find shops specialising in everything from children’s books at Rose’s Books with its delicate pink floral exterior, to mysteries at Murder and Mayhem, where crime, horror, and detective novels sit among its ghoulish and fiendishly decorated interior. There are even several ‘honesty bookshops’ in the town, including one whose outdoor shelves line the outer walls of the castle.
The town hosts the annual Hay Festival of Literature and Arts, once described by Bill Clinton as ‘The Woodstock of the mind’, for ten days from May until June, and is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Thousands of people from all over the UK, Europe and America come to join the carnival-like celebrations, and take part in the programme of over 600 literary-themed events, as well as eat, drink and be merry