This detached, 17th century black and white wood framed farmhouse cottage is perfectly situated on a 17 acre smallholding and surrounded by wooded farmland and rolling open countryside in a lovely part of Mid Wales, just a few miles from the English border. The cottage stands in a wonderful rural location which is both peaceful and tranquil and retains a wealth of original character, including oak beams and doors, oak and quarry tile floors and an impressive inglenook fireplace.
Perfect for families or friends who wish to relax in lovely scenic surroundings, 3 miles from the award-winning village of Berriew. The beautiful gardens which are ideal for dining alfresco and watching the abundance of wildlife. There are red kites, buzzards and rare osprey soaring above, black caps, tree creepers and woodpeckers to be spotted, not to mention sheep, rabbits, and pheasants.
The cottage is furnished in a modern country style throughout which helps create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. There are four charming bedrooms, a lovely farmhouse style kitchen with a wood burning stove and a traditional conservatory which even has a vine.
Berriew is built around the River Rhiw and boasts delightful black and white houses, two pubs serving good food, a restaurant and has the World famous National Trust Powis Castle and Gardens close by.
The local area provides lovely walks, particularly along Offa's Dyke Path, the Severn Way and Glyndwr's Way, scenic bike trails, a steam railway, castles, mansions, gardens and an abundance of wildlife. This magical region of Wales offers a wide variety of outdoor pursuits such as hiking in Snowdonia National Park, which is within easy reach of the cottage, as are the beautiful beaches of the west coast. The area is also very popular with golfers, with four courses to choose from. Guests to this lovely Berriew cottage can also visit the areas of Newtown, Welshpool, medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury, all of which provide fantastic days out for all the family.
This charming character cottage is situated in a beautiful rural location and is perfect for an all year round holiday for families or friends.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberdovey 65 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 141 km, Nearest railway: Welshpool 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
Towns & villages within an hour
Berriew (8 minutes drive) – this award-winningly scenic village of black and white buildings is a beautiful 4 mile walk away, or just 5 minutes by car. The Rhiw river and Montgomery Canal both pass through Berriew, which is well served by a Spar, a butcher, two pubs, a restaurant and a lovely café. (see Food & drink)
Montgomery (15mins) – right on the English border, this delightful little town sits snugly under the looming cliffs on which Montgomery Castle perches. There's much to do around the picturesque central square – the Old Bell Museum, homely cafés, a Michelin-starred restaurant (see Food & drink) and some great pub options. And, if you love old-fashioned hardware shops, then get lost in Bunners, established in 1892 and a charming warren of nooks, crannies and gadgets.
Welshpool (17mins) – home to majestic Powis Castle and the Welshpool & Llanfair Steam Railway, Welshpool is a vibrant small town with lots going on. A leisure centre, major supermarkets and national train links direct to the Welsh coast and Birmingham. Initially known in English as Pool but changed to Welshpool in 1835 to distinguish it from the English town of Poole.
Bishops Castle (30mins) – a friendly, quirky Shropshire town with an alternative feel, numerous friendly pubs, good restaurant options and a peaceful bookshop-cafe. A worthy stop when visiting the Long Mynd or Shropshire Hills.
Llanidloes (37mins) – a characterful and picturesque little town, with timber-framed buildings including the 17th century Market Hall, the last survivor of its kind in Wales. The hall now houses the Llanidloes Museum, which lovingly details the history of timber-framed building as well as unusual exhibit, a two-headed lamb born here in 1914.
Llangollen (60mins) - part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the canal from Gledrid to the Horseshoe Falls, taking in the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Shrewsbury (48Mins) – Charles Darwin's birthplace has 660 listed buildings in among the shops and restaurants you'd expect of a major town. The castle is worth a visit and the annual flower show (August) attracts more than 100,000 visitors.
Ludlow (57mins) – a real gem, proudly set around its castle ruins on the brink of the river Teme. More famous than its history, however, is Ludlow's modern status as foody capital of the UK. Some of the finest eateries and food producers are based here, including numerous current and former Michelin-star winners. (see Food & drink)
Machynlleth (57mins) – on the edge of Snowdonia and en route to the coast, Machynlleth is home to the fascinating Centre For Alternative Technology and the Corris Craft Centre (see For children).