Architect: Featherstone Young

Ty Hedfan, Wales, UK
Sleeps 6

From £1,050
per week

The property – named Ty Hedfan (‘The Hovering House’) – is a spectacular house designed by the celebrated architects Featherstone Young. It has won a RIBA National Award for its outstanding architecture and was a finalist for both the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Award. Situated in the stunning surroundings of the Brecon Beacons in Wales, it cantilevers over the beautiful River Ysgir.

This carefully crafted hideaway deep in the Welsh hills has wonderful views not only of the river but also of the surrounding countryside. Although the form of the house echoes icons like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House, the materials used are more in tune with their Welsh surrounds. Traditional slate, timber and a planted green roof offset the expanses of glass.

All rooms are light and spacious. The main living room floats over the river and gives great views by day. By night, with a log fire, the room becomes a cosy focal point. The living, kitchen and dining spaces open on to a raised external terrace with a barbecue and space to eat outside, whilst the lower bedroom wing and main entrance hall link directly to the garden and river bank. The house has three double bedrooms and one single bedroom (three en-suite) and can sleep six people.

There are beautiful walks immediately from the house, which is surrounded by the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. Fishing, canoeing, climbing and mountain biking are all activities that are easily pursued in the area.

The closest shops are in Brecon, a historic market town five miles away which is host to the famous Brecon Jazz Festival, and the Green Man Festival is also close by.  Also nearby is Hay-on-Wye, home to the Hay Literary Festival (20 minutes away by car), and Abergavenny which is renowned for its restaurants and pubs (30 minutes).

Transport links
There is a train station at Abergavenny (approx 2.5 hours from London Paddington), from where you can take a bus or taxi to the property (30 minutes). The house is a three to three and a half hour drive from London (mostly on the M4).

Jan-Feb £1,050 per week (£800 per weekend)
Mar-May £1,300 per week (£900 per weekend, Easter £1,700 per week)
Jun-Aug £1,650 per week (£1,100 per weekend)
Sep-Oct £1,300 per week (£900 per weekend)
Nov-Dec £1,050 per week (£800 per weekend, Christmas and New Year £1,900 for five days)
Weekend stays are for three nights, mid week stays are also available upon request

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Featherstone Young

Headed by Sarah Featherstone and Jeremy Young, the practice was established in 2002 and has delivered a considerable number of high quality, innovative buildings. Their work has been widely acknowledged as critical and inspiring – reflected in considerable client satisfaction, numerous awards, exhibitions and media coverage. Featherstone Young see architecture as a process of place-making – so capturing a sense of place and local identity is a crucial part of their design thinking.  As a result, each of their buildings have unique and distinctive qualities that respond both to a sense of place as well as their clients’ ethos and that of the people who use them.


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