This lovely cottage is situated in a pretty rural setting, amidst tree-lined fields with views of hills, moor and valley. The river Banwy, just below the cottage, provides opportunities for fishing on both sides of the river for a long stretch. Sanwy Valley is a unique district of magnificent rural landscape and ancient Welsh culture. The cottage is very close to Snowdonia, 9 miles from areas with splendid walking, climbing and bouldering. The Glyndwer Way walk is on your doorstep. Nearby, at Llangadfan you'll find kayak and canoe hire and there are wonderful mountain biking trails in the Dyfnant forest opposite. Beudy Dolpebyl is a haven for bird watchers - sights from the cottage might include everything from dippers and kingfishers to buzzards and kites. Bird-hides are situated at the scenic Lake Vyrnwy and Ynys Las dunes nature reserve, with the latter also home to an osprey project.
While there is plenty of activity within close proximity, this very private cottage is also an ideal retreat for anyone wanting simply to relax, read, or paint and draw on holiday. It's also a perfect location for those wanting to run courses in drawing or stone-carving. There is a wonderful contemporary Art Gallery in Newtown which has a good cafe, and Music festivals abound in the Summer in this part of Wales - in Dolgelau, Llangadfan, where there is the Cann Office Festival, at Machnylleth, the ancient capital of Wales, and at Gregynog.
The cottage is convenient for exploring many towns and sights of historic interest within 25 mile range: Welshpool and Powys Castle, the Centre for Alternative Technology and Aberdovey coastal village are all an easy drive. The picturesque Llanfair Caereinion Light Steam Railway is also easily reached from the cottage.
Enquire about this pretty Welsh retreat for walking, bird-watching, drawing or simply for a relaxing getaway in this sublime river valley in Wales.
- Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single)
- Sleeps: 5
- Bathrooms: 2, 1 family bathroom, 1 shower-room and WC
- TV, Freeview, CD/Radio
- Woodburning stove
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave
- Accessible for wheelchair users
- Private garden
- Garden benches, chair and table, BBQ
- Situated in rural moorland
- Sorry, no pets
- No Smoking
- Llanfair Caereinion 7 miles
- Airports: Liverpool, 80 miles, Manchester/Birmingham, 100 miles
- Welshpool train station - 16 miles
- Pubs/Restaurants 1-10 miles
- Canoe hire 1 mile, Mountain biking, 2 miles
- Glyndwrs Way, 0.5 miles
- Fishing from doorstep, or coarse fishing pond, 3 miles
- Birdwatching, walking from doorstep, Golf 15 miles
- Music festivals and ancient Welsh culture
- Lake Vyrmy, Yns Las Dunes nature reserve
- Art Gallery - Newtown
- Powys Castle
The cottage is a converted calf-house, built of stone and oak beams and carefully restored to make a light, modern and airy holiday cottage. It is situated in its own grounds and has a private entrance drive with access to the River Banwy at the bottom of the garden where you can fish on both sides of the bank for a considerable stretch.
The spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen has light wooden floors, and fittings made of reclaimed oak. Large oak beams with a wood-burning stove, kilm rugs and comfortable sofas and armchairs make this cottage ooze character. Oil central heating keeps the place snug and the living room has a TV, CD player and radio.
The dining space contains a wooden dining table and chairs and the kitchen is farmhouse style - made from solid oak that provides a contemporary feel but one that is in keeping with the character of this charming cottage. The windows all have oak sills which were hand-made from reclaimed materials, and the morning sun spills through an arched window, lighting the kitchen/diner. There is additional seating in the kitchen in the form of a breakfast bar and bar stools and it is well equipped with a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Just off the kitchen is a newly appointed shower room/WC, so there need be no waiting for the bathroom! This is a great cottage for a medium sized family.
Upstairs, accessible via a handpainted staircase, are three bedrooms - all with Victorian metal or brass bedsteads and pretty handpainted furniture. One double room has a 4'6 bed, while a twin room contains a single and a 3/4 sized bed, Bedroom three has room for small single, making the cottage perfect for a small group or family with children. All the bedrooms have real character - beams and pitched ceilings and an authentic cottage atmosphere. In the bathroom, there is a cast iron Victorian style bath and wooden painted floor - heaven for a long soak after a day's walking. Outside, the private garden, edged with flowers in the summer months, has seating and a barbecue outside, a place that will inspire you to get out your sketchpad! The owners farmhouse is next door but the cottage is completely private and independent.
This is a really lovely cottage with real character - perfect for a mid Wales self-catering retreat.
From the Midlands take the M54 via Telford to Shrewsbury then take the A458 to Welshpool and Mid-Wales, stay on A458 after Welshpool direction Machynlleth and Dolgellau. After 16 miles in Llangadfan take the first left in front of Cann Office Hotel, turn right up hill after little bridge, turn immediately right again down hill and follow the lane for 1 mile and Beudy Dolpebyll is on the right across a little field with drive. To get to Welshpool from the North follow M53 to Chester and North Wales and follow A483 via Wrexham to Welshpool.
A basket of logs and all heating and electricity costs are included in the rental price. Bed linen provided on request.
Change over day is Saturday. New guests welcome from 3pm. Guests are asked to vacate the property by 10am. Short breaks of 2, 3 and 4 days at a discount.
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Dolpebyll Llangadfan, Welshpool, Powys SY21 0PU UK