The Sett, Dulas
Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Sett is a spacious, comfortable barn studio on a historic Grade II listed farm. Separate from the main house, it has its own entrance, hallway and stairs, and kitchenette. It has been beautifully converted to a high standard and it's big enough for either a long stay, or a weekend away. There's a luxury super-kingsized bed, great restaurants nearby, and complete privacy. Free Broadband but no phone.
The Dulas Brook flows past the windows, and there's a private patio. Borrow bikes or BBQ. Help yourself to veggies from the garden (in season) and try our honey! Wander through our woodlands.
Three nature reserves lie within walking distance, and the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons are nearby. Buzzards, hobbies, red kites and even (occasionally) peregrine fly over our conservation farm. Foxes and badgers prowl through the ancient woodland.. The only thing to disturb you at night will be hunting tawny owls. In summer, kingfishers fly past your window!
WHAT TO DO? Go horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing, or climbing. Explore the quiet villages. Find genuine old pubs and taste real ale! Herefordshire's churches are famous for their architecture. The book town of Hay on Wye is half an hour away. Drift along the Abergavenny to Brecon Canal as it curls round the mountain, Visit the Military Museum in Brecon. Go down the Blaenavon Big Pit - a World Heritage Site. FESTIVALS: Hay-on-Wye Book Festival (22 May -1st June 2014); Abergavenny Food Festival (21st/22nd September 2013); Hereford Borderlines Film Festival (28 Feb-16th March 2014).
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 90 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny 20 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Heart of England/Peak District
More sheep than people here! This is a lovely, rather undiscovered area, of English borderland. There's plenty to see and do, and recently there's been a rash of new restaurants set up in some extraordinary places. You'll be amused, entertained, relaxed and refreshed by a week spent with us.
If you care about the countryside, you will be amazed by our ancient hedges; the wild flora of our meadows. The birdsong might wake you up - especially in Spring - but you can be sure our owls will put you to sleep.
The historic city of Hereford (20 minutes) is a bustling market town, with a Norman cathedral, holding the famous 'Mappa Mundi', the oldest surviving map of its type in the world. You can visit the Chained Library http://www.herefordcathedral.org/visit-us/opening-times to trace your ancestors.
Abergavenny (20 minutes) is a charming border town, full of interesting small shops, cafes and crafts. The castle is now a museum and It's a cente for cycling as well as walking. The Tuesday Market attracts buyers and sellers from all over Wales, and there's a Saturday and Sunday Market too, as well as Craft Fairs, Antique Fairs and Flea Markets. http://www.abergavennymarket.co.uk/ The Abergavenny Food Festival takes place in September, attracting thousands of gourmets to taste local wares.
Herefordshire's churches are renowned. The stone carvings of Rowlestone Church (4 miles) and Kilpeck (7 miles) are known as the "Herefordhsire School". The beautiful rood screen of Newton St. Margarets (3 miles) is a hidden gen and the old monastery of Abbey Dore is just over the hill (2 miles).
The Hay on Wye Literary Festival takes place at the end of May, and we have special offers over the ten day period of the festival. It takes half an hour to drive to Hay on Wye.
Garden-lovers can visit Kentchurch Court of "Country House Rescue" fame and take in Sir Roy Strong's Laskett Garden on the same day. Be sure to book in advance.
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28 Jul 2014
"An idyllic break in the rural countryside"
The barn conversion was done to a very high standard and we were very compfortable there (the king-sized bed was very welcome). All the accommodation is on the first floor. No bath, alas (I love a g… More
9 Jun 2014
"Lived up to our great expectations!"
We've just stayed at the Sett and have loved it - The barn studio is charming, tastefully decorated to a very high standard, in a very private and peaceful setting. It is very comfortable and clean, with all the facilities you could need. We slept very soundly in the large, super comfy bed! The countryside around has plenty to offer. Liz gave us some very useful advice on a local walk (we recommend a visit to Abbey Dore). We are avid mountain-bikers and the proximity of the Black Mountains is a definite bonus. A great Thank You to Liz and Peter!
4 Nov 2013
My partner and I stayed here in October , as soon as the car pulled in instantly felt more at peace, in these beautiful surroundings its hard to feel anything but, liz and Peter are fantastic hosts .e… More
15 Aug 2013
"Not to be missed"
What a fantastic find in such beautiful surroundings and with such great hosts. Highly recommend we are looking forward to coming back to stay soon. Liz and Peter gave great advice on what to do where… More
5 Aug 2013
"A treasure of the Golden Valley"
My husband and I stayed at The Sett this August, for a romantic get-away and to explore one of Britain's best kept secrets: the wonders of the Golden Valley. We were not disappointed! In fact, we had a magical stay and will definitely be returning again soon. Our hosts, Liz and Peter, were extremely friendly and accommodating - they made us feel very welcome .The Sett itself is a wonderful little holiday cottage, which really has an inviting feeling to it; it feels like 'home' - the perfect space for exploring the Golden Valley and around. There are beautiful views from the Sett's many windows, and there is a stream which runs beneath your window: magic! The Sett really feels as though you have everything there you could possibly need; it feels like moving from home - to home. You also are provided with a booklet which lists a range of activities (catering to all interests, from walkers/hikers to those who are interested in visiting castles, churches or gardens), as well as providing a guide to local pubs and restaurants. Once you have explored the Golden Valley and around, you can venture out to Hay-on-Wye and Abergavenny. If you are planning on visiting the Golden Valley any time soon, this would definitely be my recommendation: you won't regret staying in The Sett! The only thing is, you won't want to leave.
21 Jul 2013
Extremely comfortable, self-contained studio in beautiful grounds of the owners' home. Owners, Liz and Peter, could not have been more helpful and friendly - they are very knowledgeable about local restaurants and walks. A lovely stay in wonderful countryside.
6 Apr 2013
"A perfect place to recharge one's batteries or to just stand and stare"
Roberta and I shall be visiting again as this property far exceeded our almost obsessive 'fussy' expectations. The hospitality offered by Liz and Peter Overstall was first rate.Their beautif… More
12 Jan 2013
"Beautiful quiet spot"
This is a comfortable studio flat, situated right next to a river, with walks through woodland on the doorstep. A good base for exploring the local hills and mountains, and for wildlife watching. Th… More
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