Upper House Retreat & Spa
The spirit of Upper House Retreat & Spa transports you into a different world, where the past meets the present. Here, the views are breathtaking. You immediately feel a sense of calm.
Located in Craswall near Hay-on-Wye, sited high up on Black Hill, a spectacular landmark forming the border between Wales and Herefordshire, Upper House & Spa is a very special holiday retreat to escape from it all in style and comfort.
We offer modern luxury with our two well-appointed, converted barns, where contemporary interiors meet traditional architecture.
Discover our family-friendly Long Barn or our romantic Hayloft Cottage. Enjoy a sophisticated self-catering holiday experience tailored to suit you.
Revive in our sauna and spoil yourself with a spa treatment. Take a stroll in our terraced English gardens. Uncover ancient springs, old drover’s roads and even a Bronze Age tumulus on our spectacular 70-acre land.
Most of all, at Upper House & Spa, you can immerse yourself in nature and unwind in total quietness.
With its Dark Sky Status, the Brecon Beacons National Park guarantees an amazing stargazing experience. Explore the splendours of our region. It is a walker’s paradise with the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Offa’s Dyke Path, all on your doorstep.
Bring your dog for a great experience; dogs can run freely in a large part of our land.
Discover the farmers’ market or find a classic in one of the famous bookshops of Hay-on-Wye. Explore the cultural heritage. And for the “bons vivants,” there is no lack of gastronomic experiences to be had in the vicinity.
Hay On Wye
Visit Hay On Wye a pretty town set in magnificent countryside on the east bank of the River Wye. Hay is at the northernmost point of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is bounded by the Black Mountains to the west and south. Hay developed as an important stopover on the coaching route, with dozens of inns and pubs.
It is an international destination for bibliophiles, with over twenty fascinating bookshops to browse, many selling specialist and collectable books. There are also many boutique shops and so much to be discovered, for example what must be one of the most luxurious small cinemas in the country!
Visit Herefordshire and explore a county of rolling, green countryside interrupted by villages steeped in history and interest. There’s plenty to see and do but there’s no escaping the sense of peace and fresh air, visit What’s On In Herefordshire to find out what’s happening, when and where, during your stay.