Mill History

Old Cusop Mill Cottage

Cusop Mill Cottage is approximately one mile from Hay on Wye, a town renowned for its book shops but also has a good choice of amenity shops.  It is next to the stream which forms the English – Welsh border and opposite a bridge which leads up to Offas Dyke pathway to the Black Mountains.   One can also walk to the town over the fields.

The Mill was built in the late 18th Century when the area known as the Dingle was active in using the water power from the Dulas brook.   Our particular Mill was originally used fulling (flannel) and subsequently for corn and grist (animal feed).   We have a copy of the original estimate for its construction.  The existing Cusop Mill Cottage dates slightly later and is sited on an earlier building.   The Mill pond has now been filled and grassed over but we still have a small stream flowing down the side of the garden adjacent to the foot path which leads to the Church and a castle tump.  Now days just a tump.   It is a quiet refuge and full of interest but not too far from the semi bright lights of Hay-on-Wye.

Cusop Mill Cottage is ideal accommodation in Hay and the perfect place to stay in the Black Mountains near the Brecon Beacons.  Our cottage is a dog friendly accommodation.  Book early as places to stay in Hay particularly cottages in Hay are in great demand.