A Hay-on-Wye B&B has announced expansion plans in a bid to play Airbnb at its own game – affordable, self-catered accommodation.
Westbrook Court was an award-winning five-room bed and breakfast establishment set in five acres.
The business has opted to cater to the burgeoning ‘staycation’ market and face Airbnb and booking.com head on.
It will now offer all five acres of the property and all buildings to larger groups of up to 25.
Guests can expect nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, three large reception rooms and a dining area.
The former Hay-on-Wye B&B also boasts a wood-fired hot tub, fire pit, and two rustic barns for games or fitness purposes.
Owner Kari Trajer Morgan will also arrange activities like gin mixing, hedgerow foraging, walks with hawks, pilates workshops, wreath making and live art drawing onsite for guests.
Hay-on-Wye is a Mid Wales town bordering Herefordshire, known for being the UK’s literary capital with nearly 30 distinct bookshops and its own 10-day literary festival every May.
Even outside of festival season the rural town is often busy with ‘book tourism’. This makes it a hotspot for B&Bs.