Snaps from the 1950s






Thank you to book dealer, Marijana Dworski, for these old snaps of Pottery Cottage in the 1950s. In those days it was still two cottages, and known as 1 & 2 The Village. Marijana’s parents bought the smaller cottage (now the B&B) in 1956 and the same year her father, Adam Dworski, opened the Wye Pottery. The District Nurse lived in the larger cottage, and the Dworski’s bought it from her some time later. They had a bath in the kitchen and a privvy in the garden. Marijana and her brother would jump over the fence to school next door. Now that has been converted into a residential property, The Old Schoolhouse, and Clyro School is across the road, behind the Baskerville Hall Estate (which Pottery Cottage was once part of).

A bed for Festoon

The Festoon moveable feast celebrates its first anniversary this month. To celebrate a year of fun and frolicks at Chanstone Farm and to welcome in a new season, they’re having a Winter Feast on the 22nd and 23rd of November.


We’re away that weekend, sadly, but I’m offering a special price on the B&B that weekend – £100 for two nights for just the room so you’d have to bring your own breakfast (there’s a fridge, toaster, cafetiere, Hay Deli blend coffee, teas, a couple of pints of milk, plates, bowls cutlery, glasses etc). Or you could head down the road to The River Cafe and have a full English or freshly baked croissants and coffee, overlooking the River Wye.


Places limited and booking up fast for Festoon, so if you would like to go, drop them a line asap! To take up the special offer at Pottery Cottage, drop me a line at or call me on 07879 373431.


Lots more info and photos on the website:

Somewhere on the River Wye

…or more specifically, on the River Wye between Glasbury and Hay-on-Wye!

This short film was produced by Wye Valley Canoes, home to The River Cafe, which many of our guests have enjoyed, and filmed by Michael Sinclair who took the photos of Pottery Cottage. It perfectly captures that stretch of the River Wye, which is just a short walk away from the B&B through the fields. Don’t be put off by late autumn/early winter weather, it’s beautiful all year round.