We really enjoyed having an artist in residence at Pottery Cottage B&B for the last two weeks. Rebecca Spooner from Crickhowell transformed the room into a make-shift studio and spent two weeks paintings, reading, reflecting, and sketching in the surrounding area including Hay Castle and the River Wye down at The Warren. Rebecca described her stay as ‘such a magical time’, and seemed to enjoy having a quiet and private space with great natural light, and close enough to Hay for her to walk there each day. Artists and writers are very welcome at Pottery Cottage, we’d love to have more people using it as a bit of a retreat. Do contact us to ask about available slots in the diary (the summer is very full, but there are still plenty of gaps from September onwards).
Spring has sprung, and down by the River Wye levels have dropped and the beaches have reappeared. The Warren in Hay is a special spot for locals – and guests at Pottery Cottage too! The Warren is one mile down the hill from the B&B. Cross the bridge and turn left down to the river bank and follow the lower path until you come to a large meadow, which is the Warren. The beach is in front of the Net House (pictured). On the way back you can take the right off the Wye Valley path (just after a small cottage on the riverside accessible only on foot), under an old railway bridge, and follow that up and it will bring you out beside St Mary’s Church in Hay.
At The Warren this weekend: canoeists enjoying a full river, and revellers recovering from a wedding the night before at The Net House.
Late summer early evening BBQ down at the Warren, an idyllic spot on the River Wye, just over a mile down the hill from Pottery Cottage.