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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Pets Not accepted Region Powys Town/village Presteigne

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Inviting Big Cottage, near Presteigne (WAK231WA)

Enjoying fine views over the unspoilt Radnorshire hills and nearby small lake, with excellent walking from the door and not a house in sight, this secluded C19th cottage stands along a No Through Road between Builth Wells, 11.5 miles away, and New Radnor, about 3.5 miles away.

Cosy in winter, delightful in summer, The Property retains many original features, including a fairly steep wooden staircase; the sitting room has a slate flagged floor and lovely beamed stone inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove (logs supplied), sofas and armchairs, TV, DVD player, sound system and digital radio. The beamed kitchen diner includes a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, and there is oil-fired central heating throughout. A ground floor double bedroom and bath/shower room are useful for those with limited mobility (please note there is a shower over the bath in this room, not a separate shower cubicle). Upstairs there are three further bedrooms - a double & two twin rooms - in traditional style, with rugs over wooden floorboards, and a bathroom. An additional folding single bed is also available for a child (total sleeping 9 + cot). The owners love cooking, so the cottage is well provided with kitchen utensils etc, and a small herb bed at the front.

The cottage has a large grassed garden, sloping and enclosed, with picnic furniture and swings. A country pub serving good food is within walking distance. An excellent location for enjoying the peace and beautiful scenery of the Radnorshire countryside, enjoying cycling, paragliding, riding, golf and fishing, and discovering many local historic sites, musuems and gardens. The National Cycle Museum is in nearby Llandrindod Wells, and Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne.

Electricity & heating included; logs supplied

Bed linen & towels provided

Cot & high chair available

No smoking

*Discounts available for up to 4 people.

The attractive dining area has a good sized dining table and eight chairs, for convivial dining There are picnic benches for al fresco dining in the attractive groundsThe great outdoors can be appreciated whatever the weather!The cosy beamed sitting room has a slate floor and a woodburning stoveThe nearby lake is picturesque at any time of dayThe sitting room has a variety of comfortable seatingThe neatly fitted kitchen area adjacent to the dining room is attractively decoratedThis view shows the kitchen from the dingin roomThere is one ground floor double bedroom, with beamed ceilingThis bright bathroom, with white suite and shower over the bath, is adjacent to the ground floor bedroomThe first floor double bedroom has some interesting historiacl prints and decorative itemsThis secluded, detached cottage stands in an enviable position, surrounded by fields and hills and with a nearby lakeThis twin bedroom has an interesting beamed, sloping ceiling with panellingThis is an attractive, traditional cottage surrounded by mature trees and hedgesThe first floor bathroom has a panelled bath, white suite and contrasting bright blue splashbacksThe second twin bedroom is also a good size, with bright and cheerful soft furnishingsNearest neighbours are of the woolly variety!Looking from the springtime garden to the lakeSwans and other water birds can be seen on the nearby lake
  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Views
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


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This little market town is based right on the Wales border; visitors crossing the River Lugg from Presteigne will literally come ashore in England! Having catered for travellers for many centuries, the town is packed with independent shops, historic inns and taverns. The Town Trail is a fascinating journey passing through the 13th century Broad Street, the ironmongery shop and The Dukes Arms, notable as being the last mail coach in the UK.

Formerly the County court, today the Shire Hall has been restored so that visitors may explore the judge’s lodgings through to the dingy cells and servants quarters. All of this is along to an audio tour of excerpts from historical characters. The hills above the town are said to have been stalked by a ghostly hound which reputably inspired Conan Doyles tale of the Baskervilles.

Just across the border in the Leominster area are two further castles; Croft Castle and the Wigmore stronghold. Radnor Forest can be enjoyed by foot, mountain bike or horseback, or for something different a local company can even provide a carriage drive through the forest. For really getting away from it all, the Burfa Bog nature park is a rich environment for wildflowers and bird watching.

Mid Wales

This is the go to place for outdoor enthusiasts to make the most of the fantastic walking, riding & cycling opportunities, especially in the Cambrian Mountains National Park. The Ceredigion Coastal Path features numerous trails to choose from depending on how far you wish to travel. Whether for a full walking holiday or just a stroll along the cliffs to a village pub, this unspoilt route is perfect and has views out across the famous Cardigan Bay which is home to the UKs largest pod of dolphins.

Dotted along the Wales-West England border are lots of lovely market towns, many of which have their own castle. This disputed ground has a large number of Roman and Norman medieval fortresses, today some are only ruins or just the earthen works remain however there are plenty which have restored to their former glory and are open to visitors.

Mid Wales also just touches on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, a popular mountain range for exploring caves, forest activities and other more extreme outdoor sports such as rock climbing and abseiling. A number of historic railways mean other regions of Wales are easily accessible for a day trip, and make for an enjoyable way to travel and take in the sights.

Area Powys Nearest shop 3.5 miles Nearest pub 0.25 miles


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