Photographer’s Insight- A trip to Hay on Wye

Wow, what a busy, busy couple of months I have had, shooting interiors, exteriors, Christmas PR shots in around the Brecon Beacons or assisting Paul and Michael. I have visited 19 properties or so from Hay Lane and Hay Court in the bookworm’s Welsh haven of Hay-on Wye to exteriors at Bedi Cottage , Bedi Studio  and the beautifully restored Penrhyn Barn   in the wide, open valleys of Llandovery and Llandeilo in the West Brecon Beacons.

Even when the Hay festival is not going on there is a lot happening from the weekly farmer’s markets on a Thursday which not only shows fresh produce, but also caters for those who love a bargain on furniture and vintage items. There are also pop up shops like The Old Electric Shop, vintages shops like the Hay Antiques Market Brilliant bookshops you can loose yourself in, have a coffee, afternoon tea or watch a cinema in like Richard Booth’s Bookshop and Cinema.


(Booth’s Bookshop & Cinema) 


(Liz sunning herself outside Shepherd’s Coffee and ice cream cafe)

Hay-6524 Hay-6494  Hay-6472  Hay-6466


(Shops in Hay-On-Wye. to the right of this photo above an old quirky bookshop called the Addyman Annexe is a really unique special cottage called Asleep in Hay which is also available on the Brecon Beacon Holiday Cottages Website)

Hay-6489 Hay-6470

(The Old Electric Shop)

I shot Hay Court and Hay Lane, both owned by a really lovely and personable lady called Sue, the owner of Authentically Welsh, a company that will deliver local and Welsh products in a hamper or direct to your door.

What I really liked about Hay Court was that it offered a contemporary take on Hay, sleek and cosy it had a private garden and private parking not far from the Globe  a great individualistic venue for art, literature, film and general food and drink.

Hay Court exterior-6596

Hay Court exterior-9213 Hay Court exterior-9230 Hay Court exterior-6552 Hay Court exterior-9285

(Hay Court- Hay-On-Wye)

Sue’s other property, Hay Lane, is down a beautiful picture box lane with cottages covered in baskets of hanging flowers. Offering a more traditional option, this cosy property is close to amenities and a place to get away from the commotion of the market and town center.

Hay Lane-6589Hay Lane-1706 Hay Lane-1797 Hay Lane-1731

(Hay Lane – Hay-On-Wye)


2 thoughts on “Photographer’s Insight- A trip to Hay on Wye

    1. Hi Alina, thank you for that lovely comment and for posting a link to your page. I’m so glad you liked hay, it is one of my favourite places too!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s