Forest Byre is nestled in a narrow valley bordered by woods and a small river. This is an idyllic country location with hardly any traffic apart from the occasional tractor.
There are many walks from the door step as well as easy access to well known walks such as Offas' Dyke, Glyndwrs' Way and the Kerry Ridgeway. Nearby are the dams of Lake Vyrnwy and the Elan Valley which offer spectacular views across the countryside of Wales.
Mid Wales has something for everyone of any age. There is breathtaking scenery, mountains, reservoirs, castles, historic sights, festivals and many family attractions - perfect for a holiday or short break.
The Byre is centrally located with good road links across Powys, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, Mid Wales. The closest town, Newtown, in The Marches of Mid Wales has the Cambrian Mountains extending to the northwest and the Brecon Beacons lying to the south. Slightly further away lie Snowdonia in the northwest and Cardigan Bay in the west. This really is the 'heart' of Wales a perfect location from which to explore all that the country has to offer.
If you are keen on history this Mid Wales has so much with some of the finest examples of medieval castles. Under a 30 minute drive from the cottage is Powis Castle near Welshpool. This medieval castle, originally built around 1200 as a fortress against the English, stands on a rock with commanding views to the east, whilst below is the world famous garden with its enormous yew hedges laid out on terraces. There are other castles to visit close by including Stokesay Castle, one of the finest and best preserved 13th century fortified manor house in England.
Due to its central location, it is only about an hour's drive to get to some of the stunning Welsh beaches at Cardigan Bay. Aberdovey and Borth are both Blue Flag sandy beaches with lots to offer the family. It is worth visiting the enchanting small harbour resort of Aberdyfi which has golden sandy beaches. There is crab fishing from the pier and many water sports nearby.
Within a short drive of the property, you can enjoy a ride on a steam train as many lines have been reclaimed over the years by dedicated enthusiasts and there are 4 within an 1 hour's drive (this includes Welshpool and Llanfair with its stunning views through Banwy Valley). If you just wish to stay closer to the cottage, this is a holiday home is quite unusual as it is possible to bring your horse or pony on holiday with you! The owners have stables and paddocks available and it is an ideal base from which to explore the extensive bridleways in this beautiful region. The Kerry Ridgeway with its remarkable views is ideal for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers.
If you just to stay closer to the cottage, this is a holiday home is quite unusual as it is possible to bring your horse or pony on holiday with you! The owners have stables and paddocks available and it is an ideal base from which to explore the extensive bridleways in this beautiful region. The Kerry Ridgeway with its remarkable views is ideal for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers
- Bedrooms: 2 (1 double with ensuite bathroom, 1 twin with ensuite shower room)
- Sleeps: 4
- Bathrooms: 2 (1 ensuite bathroom and 1 ensuite shower room)
- Sitting room with log burning stove and satellite TV
- Dining room with front door to patio and garden
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room in adjacent outbuilding with washing machine
- Full central heating throughout
- Enclosed private patio and garden
- A further 4 acre garden with childrens' play area on site
- Games room with table football, table tennis and pool table
- Tennis court
- WIFI available
- Kerry is less than a mile away and has a Post Office and village shop
- 2 pubs in Kerry
- Newtown is 3 miles away
- Restaurant, pubs, several supermarkets, general shops and train station at Newtown
- Welshpool 15 miles
- Leisure centres at Newton and Welshpool
- Aberystwyth under an hour's drive
- Riding, bird watching, fishing,mountain biking, rock climbing
- 7 golf courses in easy reach
- Shrewsbury 35 mins drive
- Country location - ideal for families
- Suitable for dogs and horses - DIY livery - by arrangement
Forest Byre was once the gardener's cottage back in the 1920s when it was converted from a byre. It has been extensively restored and includes original features such as the slate fireplace and sash windows. This beautiful two bedroom detached cottage is perfect for a family holiday or two couples looking for a comfortable base from which to explore this part of Wales.
An archway connects the sitting and dining room with solid oak flooring throughout. The sitting room has an original slate fireplace with cosy log burning stove for the winter evenings and satellite TV. A large window looks out into the courtyard and there are various board games and jigsaw puzzles available.
The dining room is through a large archway by the stairs and has a door to the kitchen. From here the front door leads out to the patio and garden and to the side of the stables next door.
The pretty master bedroom has a double iron bedstead, large hanging wardrobe and two chest of drawers, and has the benefit of an ensuite bathroom with electric towel rail and shaver point.
The twin room has 2 pine single beds, a single wardrobe and a chest of drawers with a window that looks out over the courtyard and main house; The Forest. It also has an ensuite, this time a shower room with electric towel rail and shaver point. The window from this bedroom also faces Forest Cottage but there is a partial view over the rear gardens.
The kitchen is very well equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and built in electric oven and hob. There is a washing machine in the adjacent outbuilding.
The private garden is to the rear of the cottage and has a patio and a lawned area with table and chairs. It is fully enclosed and there is plenty of room for a BBQ. There is also parking for 2 cars in the courtyard.
The property is very child friendly with facilities for all the family. In the 'communal' garden (shared by the other holiday lets - Forest Keep and Forest Cottage) there is a play area for young children and a large timber fort for older children. In addition, there is a games room above the stables with table football, table tennis and pool table so that there is plenty to enjoy in wet weather too with games to keep children and adults amused. There is also a tennis court available for use during your stay.
The owners are happy for dogs and horses to come too by prior arrangement. There are three large internal stables and there is also a smaller stall suitable for a pony. Shavings can be provided for bedding. There are 2 separate paddocks of 1.25 acre and 0.5 acre which may be used, ground conditions permitting.
All heating and electricity costs are included in the rental price, as are logs for the open fire. Bed linen and towels are provided and beds are made up ready for guests to arrive.
Change over day is usually Friday but there is flexibility available as with check in times. Short breaks and weekend bookings are possible.
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Forest Byre, Kerry, Newtown, SY16 4DW, Wales