Log cabin | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This log cabin style cottage is set in tranquil countryside, surrounded by the rolling hills of Mid Wales and Hafren Forest. With stables on site and numerous scenic lanes and trails that can be joined within a mile, Bwthyn y Biga is perfect for a horse riding, cycling or walking holiday. The two longest rivers in Wales start here, and Llyn Clywedog reservoir, renowned for its fishing and sailing, is only a mile away. Please note that there is a 25% discount throughout the year for between 1-4 guests.
Bwthyn y Biga welcomes you with a cosy open plan living area as you walk in.
The living area has luxury underfloor heating, traditional wood burner and TV situated in front of two luxurious leather sofas, perfect for those cosy nights in.
The kitchen is located at the front of the property and is extremely well equipped with cooker hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster and mixer/scales. There is an extensive range of utensils/cooking dishes so it most certainly feels like you are in a home from home.
The kitchen looks out onto the patio and the stunning woodland area surrounding the cottage.
Double bedroom 1 - A luxury double bed with a walk in wardrobe with sufficient space for clothes and suitcases. Either side of the bed is a chest of drawers, a bedside lamp and a full length mirror.
Double bedroom 2 - Another double bed with a walk in wardrobe. Either side of the bed is a chest of drawers, a bedside lamp and a full length mirror.
Twin room with ensuite shower room - 2 single beds with a walk in wardrobe, chest of drawers with a lamp and full length mirror. This bedroom also comprises of an external door with ramped access making it an ideal room for people with mobility problems. En suite shower room has a toilet, shower and hand basin. The stunning countryside view from this room is also a must see bonus.
Single bedroom - A single size bed with a walk in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside lamp and full length mirror. The room has a lovely view of the hill behind the cottage.
Porch - The porch has sufficient storage space for outdoor shoes and coats.
Paved patio with shrub border, stone barbecue, with outside table and chairs overlooking the grassed area. There is also a large pond with surrounding path.
Heating and electricity included
Logs also supplied for the wood burner
Bed linen, and tea towels provided. Guests need to bring their own towels
*Please note that the owner requires a £150 security bond prior to arrival, to be returned post departure.
Separate boiler room on site to dry wet clothing
Separate barn to store bikes
Cot provided on request
Parking for up to 4 cars
Walkers, cyclists and horse riders very welcome
Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme
One pet welcome for an additional fee of £16
Stabling for 5 horses. An additional fee of £5 per horse / per night for overnight grazing
Weekly lets from £450 / Short breaks from £225
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Caersws 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Glyndwr’s Way is a long distance walk that meanders through the rolling hills of Mid Wales. Join the path 0.5 miles from the cottage
Sarn Sabrina – 25 mile circular walk around Llanidloes, Llyn Clywedog and the slopes of Pumlumon. 0.5 miles
Wye Valley Walk – a 136 mile walk through Mid Wales that can be accessed only 2 miles from the cottage
The Severn Way – This is the longest river walk in Britain passing through beautiful countryside and lovely villages and market towns. 4 miles from the cottage.
Lon Las Cymru – The cottage is located on the National Cycle network at Sustrans Route 8 (261 miles). 0 miles
Hafren Forest and Llyn Clywedog – A beautiful 18 mile circular ride from Llanidloes which takes you to the Upper Severn Valley, through the Hafren Forest and alongside the large reservoir, Llyn Clywedog. Join the route 1 mile from cottage.
Dyfi Mountain Biking - Bike Hire Available at The Holy Trail shop in Machynlleth. All routes start from Machynlleth. 15 miles
Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 9 miles.
Llyn Clywedog – Llanidloes and District Angling Club manage the lake that is stocked with over 18,000 rainbow trout and 9000 brown trout. There are 15 boats available for hire and boat and fishing permits are available from Woosnam & Davies Newsagents, in Llanidloes.
St Idloes Golf Club – 9 hole course with a wonderful friendly atmosphere and magnificent views of the Severn Way and Radnor Hills. – 9 miles
Bradnant Equestrian Centre – One to one or small group lessons available. Open every day except Sundays and Mondays. Booking advisable – 9 miles
Bwthyn y Biga is set on a 60 acre smallholding and wildlife haven, within its own valley in the Hafren Forest and the Cambrian Mountains. The nearest towns are Llanidloes (9 miles) and Machynlleth (15 miles). Both market towns have all the necessary amenities, including a variety of independent shops and local produce markets.
Just a short walk up the valley, Wales and the UK’s longest river (the Severn) begins as well as the Wye (the fifth longest). The associated long distance footpaths, the Wye Valley Walk and the Severn Way also begin here, not to mention the national trail of Glyndwr's Way that passes half a mile from the cottage. For the cyclists out there you will be very pleased that the cottage is also on a national cycle path (Lôn Las Cymru - Sustrans Route 8) and close to the Hafren Forest Trail. If you're looking for a countryside retreat to enjoy a cycling or walking holiday, you probably couldn't find anything that's more perfect than this.
Bwthyn y Biga enjoys a lovely setting within the Cambrian Mountains, very near to Pumlumon and surrounded by the famous Hafren Forest which covers about 40 square kilometres. The beautiful Clywedog Reservoir, renowned for its fishing and sailing, is only a mile away.
Alternatively, you can visit the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust and RSBP reserves, or Snowdonia National Park which is only 15 miles from the cottage. And if you fancy a little change sometime during your cycling or walking holiday, Wales also offers some stunning Narrow Gauge Train rides, many of which are just a short journey from your cottage. Or if you’re looking for shopping and culture, then the lovely coastal town of Aberystwyth is only 30 miles away with its famous Arts Centre. Though if you want to just play by the sea then the beautiful beaches of unspoilt Aberdyfi (25 miles) take some beating.
Other popular visitor attractions nearby include clay pigeon shooting in Trefeglwys, the Forest Experience Rally School, the Yamaha Offroad Experience, the Owain Glyndwr Centre, the Centre for Alternative Technology, and watching red kites being fed at Gigrin Farm.