B&B near Hay on Wye

Local events

Hay Festival

The Hay Festival 2020 runs from Thu 21st to 31st May

It provides fun every year, with late-night and breakfast-time discussions of our experiences of the talks we have attended.

The drive ‘over the tops’ into Hay provides breathtaking views – a fitting start or end to your day.

Hay Festival website

Abergavenny Food Festival

Come and stay with us for the fabulous 2020 Abergavenny Food Festival, which runs from Saturday 19th September to Sunday 20th September. So many interesting names will be there and great events happening and the food will be plenteous, varied and excellent!

What is more, the atmosphere and music are wonderful! We wouldn’t miss it for anything!

Abergavenny Food Festival website

Walking and Herefordshire Walking Festival

We specialise in walkers!

  • Luggage Transfer: we will move your luggage from one overnight stop to the next
  • Pick-up and Drop-off: we can arrange to transport you at the beginning and end of your day's walking
  • Drying Facilities: we will dry your clothes, boots or equipment overnight
  • Packed Lunches: we provide good nutritious and delicious packed lunches. Try our ‘Rock Cottage Ramblers Leg Strengthener’ cake!

The Black Mountains, Offa’s Dyke or the Brecon Beacons

With the Black Mountains being the backdrop to our cottage, Rock is an excellent base camp for your expeditions! The ancient Offa’s Dyke path is nearby. A walk on local footpaths takes you to the ridge of the Black Hill and stupendous views across the Brecon Beacons.

The Herefordshire Way
If gentler walking is your forte, then the Herefordshire Way passes not far from the cottage, being part of an ancient network of footpaths used by generations of local country people.

Local Footpaths
Walk our local footpaths: you may walk on footpaths from the very door of the cottage! There are options for circular walks taking anything from 30 minutes to a couple of hours or all day if you wish!

Herefordshire Walking Festival
You can explore our lovely hidden Olchon Valley with its timeless landscape and links to the film ‘Resistance’ based on the book by local and nationally renowned poet, Owen Sheers. Also the setting of Odie Robie's 'Of Wet And Wildness' then come back to Rock Cottage to read the book over tea and scones by a cosy log fire.

Herefordshire Walking Festival website

Nigel Ward auctions, Pontrilas

If you are planning a visit to the auction rooms of Nigel Ward and Company at Pontrilas, Rock Cottage is an excellent base, being about 10 minutes away.

Nigel Ward auctions