The Peren

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Spacious, stylish, contemporary with a dollop of green living - hit the bookshops in Hay, canoe the Wye. Great for families


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


Herons, kingfishers, badgers and weasels – just a few of the visitors to your glorious acre of wildflower meadow, the setting for the Peren, a 19th century restored barn.Owners Simon and Andrew have great green credentials. They run an organic smallholding nearby and have done what they can to make the barn eco-friendly while keeping it up to date and chic, including a ground source heat pump to keep you warm, with a wood burning stove for back up.There’s a part-canopied barbecue terrace overlooking the meadow for summer meals in the great outdoors. If you fancy spending a night under canvas you can pitch your tent in the meadow. Kids can really run wild here, and in the evenings everyone can enjoy a bit of rabbit spotting or raid the supply of books and games under the stairs.

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We think you'll love

  • Your acre of garden, chock full of wildlife and space for kids to blow off steam
  • The stylish practicality of the house
  • The welcome hamper of local produce waiting for you in the kitchen
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Home truths

  • You can walk into Hay but the road is not a pleasant one
  • You’ll need to take the car for shopping or eating out at night
  • Committed townies probably won’t like it


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends and in high season. 4 nights on weekdays.

A 'doggy bag' awaiting each canine guest with towels, toys, food bowls and some locally made treats.

Dogs £15 per dog. Max. 2.

One-acre secure garden with lots of space to run around and explore. Walks from the door down to the river Wye. Hay-on-Wye is a very dog-friendly town to visit.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £595
Short breaks from £295.
1 House for 5
From £853 beds2 bedrooms


We loved this place! A tasteful, stylish yet practical barn conversion which looks exactly as good as the website photos. Simon and Andrew were friendly and helpful yet unobtrusive. We enjoyed several sunny evenings with a glass of wine in the peaceful garden. Thank you the Peren, our batteries are recharged!

Anne, Aberdeen

Thanks to Andrew and Simon for another fabulous stay!! This was our second visit, and it was just as luxurious and relaxing as we remembered it to be. The barn is kitted out with everything you could possibly need, including wonderful Neal's Yard toiletries. There's a great supply of leaflets/maps and ideas for things to do, and Andrew/Simon provide a detailed list of local attractions/walks and fab restaurants. We can't wait to visit again!

Jessica, Tunbridge wells

This is such a gem, we wanted for nothing and were so cosy and comfortable in this home from home. Beautiful setting and fabulous attention to detail in every way from the overall design and furnishings to welcoming flowers and provisions. Lovely walks straight from the front door as well as beyond and the joys of Hay on Wye round the corner. We keep coming back and never want to leave!

Victoria, London

We have just returned from a truly wonderful stay at The Peren. Thank you for creating this beautiful space, it was perfect. We loved the stunning barn and the magical setting. It's a great spot for walking and visiting Hay On Wye and we would highly recommend!

Lexie, London

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The neighbourhood

Despite the rural setting, you’re only two miles from book-loving Hay on Wye. If food is more your thing, there are good pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants tucked away in the hills and along the river Wye - your hosts can give you their top ten list. The Wye Valley & the Brecon Beacons National Park are a magnet for walkers, while thrill seekers can try horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing, foraging and gliding. Hereford is a 45-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Simon Forrester & Andrew Craven

  • Just 5 mins drive to Hay On Wye - the Internationally famous quirky town of books. Independent shops, cafes, pubs + a boutique cinema provide lots of mooching opportunities. And lets not forget our unique river beach at The Warren for a glorious picnic !
  • Walks for all ages and abilities in stunning scenery in the Wye Valley & the Brecon Beacons National Park. And for the more adventurous there is horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing, foraging courses and gliding. We send advance info so you can book.
  • Hay has long had a reputation for independent thinking & eccentricity. The book shops & the Hay Festival have led much of this but all year round there are events, courses and gatherings. And who knows, like us, you might decide to never leave.
  • Foodie heaven. Tucked away in the hills and along the river Wye are lots of good pubs and Michelin starred restaurants providing good food at affordable prices. None of them are super formal ... just good food and atmosphere. We will send you our top tips.
  • Hereford (45 minutes drive) is improving fast. Not only is it home of the oldest map in the world (the mappa mundi at the Hereford Cathedral) it is now gaining a foodie reputation with The Reading Rooms winning The Observer's Award 2017 Best Sunday Lunch.
  • The Peren has its own very private enclosed one acre garden with lots of peace and space to run around and wear out the young ones and Fido. We pride ourselves on our work to improve our wildlife. We now have Red Kites flying over & a family of weasels.


Simon Forrester & Andrew Craven

Simon and Andrew are considerate hosts – friendly and helpful if needed, but otherwise unobtrusive, happy to leave you to enjoy the rural yet sophisticated idyll they have created. They’re full of useful hints and tips about local walks and activities and the local food scene. Self-confessed wildlife nerds, they love the idea of creating a green place which replenishes tired bodies and minds.