The Old Kiln
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Situated in the village of Pennant this deceptively spacious cottage overlooks the Fachdre stream and has a large gated parking area. The building was originally used for drying corn, it now provides luxurious split level self catering accommodation for two persons (with a sofa bed for additional guests if required at extra cost). The galleried kitchen/ diner is fitted with farmhouse style units retaining charm and character with stone walls, exposed beams and ceiling trusses. The lounge has a fully glazed gable with patio doors onto the decked terrace which overlooks the Fachdre stream and woodland beyond.
The cottage has been rated 4 star self catering accommodation by Visit Wales, it has underfloor heating with ancillary electric heaters if required.The bedroom has a double bed (bed linen provided), built in wardrobes, hair dryer, iron/ironing board/clothes airer. The large shower room has a fitted vanity unit, WC, heated towel rail and electric shaver socket. The lounge has a leather bed settee and armchair, Freeview satellite TV with DVD and radio/CD player. The kitchen is fitted with a halogen hob, electric oven/grill, extractor, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, kettle and toaster. A lockable shed in the grounds provides cycle storage and has a washing machine (April to Oct), additional fridge/freezer, barbecue and garden furniture.
For those guests who need to keep in touch with home whilst on holiday ' orange' provide the best mobile coverage in the area and if you are a BT customer you can log in to the internet as this is a BT hotspot !
Minimum letting period of 3 nights
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Powys region
Set in the beautiful mountains of mid Wales, to the north is Corris Railway and museum, Corris craft centre , King Arthurs Labyrinth, Meirion woollen mill and the Centre for Alternative Technology. Nearby to the south is Lake Clewedog offering, fishing and sailing, the Hafren forest with picnic sites, excellent cycling and walking routes including the trail to the Source of the River Severn. Further south is the market town of Llanidloes with its Saturday street market, museum and exhibition centre featuring quilting and other local crafts. Visit Aberystwyth and en route take in the Nant yr Arian Forestry Visitor centre, renowned for its cycle routes and afternoon red kite display when the birds come down over the lake to be fed. Alternatively visit the Llywernog Slate mine, museum and caverns or the Waterfalls at Devils Bridge. To the East is Newtown which has a street market on Tuesday and Saturday, Art Galleries, museum and theatre Hafren and Powis theatre. To the West is Machynlleth with its clock tower looking down the main street presiding over the lively Wednesday street market. Visit the Owen Glyndwr Centre and Parliament house and see what's on at Y Tabernacle - music and art centre. Just outside of Machynlleth is Grandma's garden and Sculpture Park. From Machynlleth following the coast North will take you to the seaside town of Aberdovey (22 miles) with its quaint picture postcard sea front or turning south will take you along the coast to the Dyfi Osprey Project, then Ynys Hir RSPB reserve both sites having been featured by the BBC and Springwatch. If its sand you're looking for then carry on to Borth (24 miles).
The cottage is located at the confluence of two river valleys - the Fachdre and the Afon Twmyn.. The site was originally a flour mill and grinding stones from the original mill are located within the woodland garden. Relax on the decked terrace with a glass of wine and listen to birds singing and the stream trickling past. Keep a watch for the red kite overhead or the dipper in the river, nuthatch, tree creepers and great spotted woodpeckers are regularly seen in the garden and pied flycatchers nest here each year.
At Llanbrynmair 3 miles away visit Machinations and see mechanical figures and toys with a café on site. There is also a pub and shop in the village.
The area is well located for sports- walking, cycling, clay shooting, fishing, sailing and golf
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29 Oct 2014
"could scarcely be better"
Lovely rural location, quiet but full of interest and well situation for access to many parts of mid Wales. The Old Kiln is an interesting building in itself but in addition it has been sensitively c… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Wales and thank you for such a positive review about our lovely cottage. Kind regards Sue & Malcolm
28 Sep 2014
"Our little bit of heaven"
we stayed here for a long weekend and enjoyed our little bit of heaven. The cottage was beautiful, fully equipped, warm and welcoming. Waking up to the sound of the stream was so relaxing. We loved th… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future, regards Sue & Malcolm
26 Aug 2014
"Amazing little holiday retreat"
Had the pleasure of staying in this well equipped beautiful cottage - ideal for peaceful country breaks or active walking holidays! The Old Kiln is very well equipped having everything you could need … More
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Kiln.
Thank you for such a positive review and hope to see you again in the future.
Regards Sue & Malcolm
21 Aug 2014
Incredible location and such a beautiful property that we could not believe. everything you could hope to find was provided, even candles and matches in case of a power outage.The Old klin was a forme… More
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thanks for such a positive review.
Regards Sue & Malcolm
27 May 2014
An exceptionally spacious, comfortable & well equipped cottage in a beautiful, tranquil location. Lovely furnishing & high quality appliances, every amenity thought of with care.
An idyllic spot with balcony overlooking the stream.listening to birds & watching wildlife. Easy access to Llanidloes, a stunning mountain drive to Machynlleth. So much to see & do in the surrounding area.
A lovely place that I have no hesitation in revisiting & would most certainly recommend to friends.
Thanks for such a positive review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Wales and hope to see you again in the near future.
kind regards Sue & Malcolm
23 May 2014
"Really lovely accommodaton and location"
My daughter and I stayed for a week in The Old Kiln. The property is beautifully maintained, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. There is everything you need. The location is very peaceful and private. We had a really enjoyable stay and would not hesitate to recommend to others.
Thanks so much for your review and recommendation, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in this lovely part of Wales.
Regards Malcolm & Sue
22 May 2014
"Tranquillity and plenty to explore."
The accommodation is of a high standard and fits into its surroundings beautifully. We ate breakfast on the balcony with the gentle sound of the stream below, whilst watching an amazing variety of birds. Birdwatchers hardly need leave the property. The village is quiet. Natives congregate by the phone box where they can get mobile phone reception. The surrounding countryside is well worth exploring. We explored around Llyn Clwedog including old lead mine workings, and the lovely town of Llanidloes. Machynlleth with it's useful CoOp shop and easy parking is not far away. We visited the Alternative Technology Centre nearby, and used the railway to get to Aberystwyth. It suited us down to the ground.
Thanks for your comprehensive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Binoculars are provided at the cottage so that you can get a good view of the varied bird species that are in the grounds. Mobile Phone reception is best if you have Orange network reception. Other networks are not obtainable in the local vicinity.
Many thanks Sue & Malcolm
21 May 2014
"Lovely weekend retreat"
Stayed here last year whilst on a cycling weekend. Very homely and comfortable. Great views. Homemade jams to buy we're a nice touch.
Thanks for your review and recommendation, so glad you had a good time
Regards Malcolm & Sue
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