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A 14th century country house situated on the Welsh border of the Wye Valley, the Rhydspence is a former drovers inn surrounded by the countryside views. Featuring a AA Rosette award-winning restaurant and bar, meals are available daily. Just 4 miles from the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Rhydspence offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking. With a view of the Herefordshire hills, each of the stylish rooms include a TV and a seating area. Featuring a bath, the private bathrooms also have free toiletries. Extras include an outdoor seating area and ironing facilities. At Rhydspence there is a colourful garden, a terrace and a bar. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including golfing, cycling and horse riding. Rhosgoch Golf & Leisure Club is a 12-minute drive away and Moccas Park National Nature Reserve is 9 miles away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


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Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Will
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff were extra friendly and always on hand if needed. They made us feel very welcome and made the stay that extra special.
  • Helen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A step back in time, an amazing property, all the original features, lots of character, four poster bed, friendly staff, roaring fire, simply charming
  • Heather
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A lovely comfortable stay in an old timbered hotel with great hosts. Comfortable bed with gorgeous views. We had an excellent meal in the evening, and breakfast was just right.

Host Information

Company review score: 9.4Based on 137 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property information

Historic 14th Century Inn located on the Herefordshire/Wales border.

Neighbourhood information

Set in the beautiful Wye Valley just a short drive from the famous town of Hay-on-Wye. The area is perfect for the adventurous with numerous outdoor activities available in the local area.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Rhydspence Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • Steakhouse • European
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Rhydspence
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Packed lunches
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    Rhydspence takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 22:00


    Until 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 9 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Cash is not accepted Rhydspence accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note there are no public transport links in the immediate vicinity and Taxis may be difficult to obtain.

    FAQs about Rhydspence

    • Guests staying at Rhydspence can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Gluten-free

    • Rhydspence offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Golf course (within 3 km)
      • Bicycle rental
      • Horse riding

    • Check-in at Rhydspence is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Rhydspence has 1 restaurant:

      • Rhydspence Restaurant

    • Rhydspence is 3.1 miles from the centre of Hay-on-Wye. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Rhydspence may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.