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The Granary Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

Granary Cottage has been converted to a high standard, it retains its character whilst providing modern facilities. The cottage is furnished with a mix of old and modern to give guests comfortable, stylish and relaxing accommodation. It is an ideal base to explore this hidden area of Mid Wales with its rolling hills, small farmsteads and market towns. A great place just to sit and enjoy the clean air and open skies, watch the wildlife, walk, amble or sit in the garden. Wonderful quiet walking from the cottage door on our own land and further afield. We welcome well behaved dogs. The views are quite stunning with views to the near and distant hills. On the ground floor there is a spacious well equipped modern kitchen with dining area and one double bedded room with walk in shower, WC, basin and bath. An open hallway and stairs leads upstairs to a beamed, light and airy sitting room with views over farm land and the hills. Upstairs there is also a twin bedded room with ensuite bathroom with bath, WC and basin.

Outside there is a small terrace which catches the morning sun with table and chairs. There is also a separate lawned area with table and chairs that has wonderful views. There is plenty of parking outside the cottage. Free WiFi.

Only 2 miles from the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells with its 13 acre lake, spa garden and attractive buildings. Within easy reach of the market towns of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its second hand bookshops and literary festival, Kington, Rhayader and Builth Wells which is home to the Royal Welsh Showground. Ludlow with its historic black and white buildings and Michelin starred restaurants is about an hour away. The Elan Valley's magnificent dams is close by. The renowned Hergest Croft Gardens is about half an hour. The historic Abbey Cwm Hir Hall is a fascinating place to visit with its Gothic architecture and stunning interiors.

For walkers, there is Offas Dyke Path, Glyndwr's Way and the Wye Valley walk and many footpaths and bridleways. There are local shows, trotting races, food and other festivals around the area.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Llandrindod Wells 4.8 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

There is plenty of parking outside the cottage. Guests at the cottage have the use of a private area within the owners garden.

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

The old county of Radnorshire is now part of Powys but locals still call it Radnorshire. Fascinating county towns each with its own character sit in peaceful landscapes of uplands, hill farms and river valleys criss-crossed by a network of country lanes, footpaths, bridleways, and cycle routes. Small villages and hamlets sit in valley bottoms, some with historic churches. Radnorshire with its secret valleys and rolling hills has an abundance of historic landscape features. Here wildlife abounds, red kites, buzzards, badgers, foxes and hares are to be seen in the fields and over the hills. Good wide main roads without too much traffic make for easy travelling but turn off onto the small roads and lanes and you find yourself in the heart of Radnorshire. For the visitor there is plenty to do and see with outdoor activities, cultural events and attractions all in the area

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells is a small Victorian Spa town, which in its heyday had 90,000 visitors a year. The Victorian architecture, the Rock Park gardens, Temple gardens, a small theatre and a 13 acre lake with a boathouse café all make this a pleasant town to explore. It still has individual shops as well as major supermarkets. Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival is held in August and culminates in a magnificent firework display on the lake. Eating out is varied with local pubs, a Thai restaurant, hotels and a wine bar all in the Llandrindod area. For the walker, there are footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding countryside which is a peaceful landscape of uplands, hill farms and river valleys. The popular Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way and Wye Valley walk are amongst the many long distance routes in the area. The beautiful Elan Valley’s spectacular dams are about twenty minutes away, as is Gigrin Farm where you can watch the Red Kites feed. Fifteen minutes away is The Hall at Abbey Cwm Hir, a fine example of Victorian Gothic Revival Architecture. At Christmas all fifty two rooms are decorated. Hay on Wye is known worldwide for its second hand bookshops, this lovely small town has individual shops and some great places to eat. Every May it hosts the famous Hay Literary Festival. Builth Wells sits on the banks of the River Wye and is home to the Royal Welsh Showground, where in July the Royal Welsh Show, one of the largest agricultural shows in Europe, is held. Other events are held throughout the year. Builth Wells is also home to the delightful Wyeside Cinema, a comfortable place to watch the latest releases with a glass of wine. Kington is another small market town on the Radnorshire/Herefordshire border. From the town you can walk up onto Hergest Ridge with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Hergest Croft Gardens extend to over 70 acres with more than 5000 rare trees and shrubs described as one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in Britain. Ludlow is just over the border in Shropshire, famous for its many restaurants, two of them with Michelin stars. Throughout the summer there are local shows and fetes, one of the larger being Kington Show in September. Trotting races are popular and there are local races at Pennybont about 6 miles away. Activities include riding, either with tuition or half or full days hacks across the hills, fishing on some of the best beats the Wye has to offer for salmon, trout, grayling and coarse fish and on the many lakes and pools. Golf at Llandrindod Wells Golf Club, rated amongst the best in Wales, offers the chance to play links type golf amongst the rolling hills. Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club is the largest bowling club in Wales with 3 greens of international standard. Within half an hours drive from Llandrindod there is a rally school and clay pigeon shooting grounds.

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3 Jun 2014

5/5

"Amazing"

This is the 6th time we have been here and can honestly say we cannot fault the place as it has everything you could ask for and more.The owners are wonderful, they are very helpful and friendly and a… More

1 May 2014

5/5

"Excellent"

Great stay. Wonderful cosy, warm cottage. Ideal for visiting surrendering areas. Our teenager came with us and had a great time. Will return… More

11 Sep 2013

5/5

"Lovely comfortable cottage in a hideaway for peace and quiet"

We booked last minute to Granary Cottage and what a brilliant find. The cottage on a farm with dogs,horses,sheep,tractor and land rover!!!!! The cottage is in a quiet location with beautiful walks a d… More

12 Aug 2013

5/5

"Perfect cottage in a beautiful location."

We were in Granary cottage this weekend in a group of 4. Beautiful cottage ,in a rural location but all facilities you could ask for. The kitchen was very well equipped,every small detail was taken c… More

25 Mar 2013

5/5

"excellent stay"

My friend and I very much enjoyed an extended weekend here. The cottage was well heated and well apportioned, and the location had a rural feel despite being conveniently close to Llandrindod Wells. … More

8 Jan 2013

5/5

"A lovely cottage is beautiful counrtyside"

We were really pleased with our recent stay at Granary Cottage for New Year. The cottage is very well designed and equipped. We weren't lucky with the weather but coming back to a cosy, well-heat… More

6 Jan 2013

5/5

"Fabulous Christmas escape"

The cottage is very nicely decorated (much nicer than we'd hoped) and the owners are very friendly and very relaxed about dogs. The cottage is well stocked with kitchen utensils and even cleanin… More

16 Nov 2012

5/5

"Great place, great hosts, great holidays"

I have to agree 100% with the previous reviewer. The proof is that my husband and I, and Ben our dog have stayed at Granary Cottage 6 times over the past few years and have already secured our place … More

2 Nov 2012

5/5

"A real retreat...."

This is a comfortable and clean cottage in a wonderful setting. The furnishings are homely and of good quality and the accomodation is well equipped.The farm has a lovely 'away from it all'… More

12 Sep 2012

5/5

"The most perfect spot for a peaceful holiday"

My boyfriend, our dog, my brother and I spent this year's summer holiday in Granary Cottage, a lovely little place on a working farm, surrounded by beautiful country-side, and terrific views. It … More

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Calendar last updated:20 Sep 2014

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