Mawr Cottage (MAWRC)
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
These converted barns (Mawr and Bach) are on a very remote farmstead in the Cambrian Mountains near Newbridge on Wye and Builth Wells. This is a wonderful place to walk in real wilderness, to mountain bike or to ride - you are almost guaranteed to hardly meet a soul - with miles and miles of wild Mid Wales countryside. The fabulous Elan Valley with its many picturesque large reservoirs and scenic drives is only a 10 mile drive away. The closest pub is The Red Lion 3 miles at Llanafan-Fawr is excellent. The New Inn at Newbridge on Wye is also good and is happy to accept dogs.
Cottage accommodation -Sleeps 3, 2 bedrooms
The kitchen is well fitted with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, and a fridge. Freezer and washing machine in a nearby laundry room. A comfortable sitting room with good quality sofa bed and chairs, dining area with table and chairs. SKY TV (free channels only), DVD and video.
There are two bedrooms
Bedroom 1: with a double bed
Bedroom 2: with a single bed.
A shower room with handbasin, shower and toilet.
Bedlinen and towels are provided. Electricity and oil central heating, There is a garage for each cottage, if visitors wish to park cars but there is also ample parking on the yard. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome per cottage NO CHARGE FOR THE DOGS but please be aware there are thousands of sheep roaming over the hillside - but no dogs allowed from March until the beginning of June due to the many sheep lambing in the area. No mobile reception at this isolated farmstead, as the cottages are tucked down in the valley between the hills. There is a telephone in the farmhouse for emergencies. Cot and highchair. There are patios for both cottages with lovely views across the valley. There is a separate very large shower/wet room and toilet beside the laundry room Mobile Reception
Mawr Cottage is an ultimate get a away from it all - as this holiday cottage is tucked away in a remote valley there is NO mobile reception but the farmhouse telephone can be used in emergencies.
Out and about
Get Active - Mawr cottage offers secure garage storage for mountain bikes and canoes and the shared utility room facility - with a separate wet room - is ideal after muddy adventures.
The Royal Welsh Showground which hosts many events throughout the year from Agricultural shows to Antiques fairs is only a 20 minute drive away.The Wyeside Cinema and Theatre centre offers an interesting choice of evening entertainment whilst the town of Builth Wells offers a choice of unusual independant shops.
Can also be booked with Bach Cottage to sleep a family of 5.
Learn more about Builth Wells and Newbridge-on-Wye here.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for:
Elizabeth or Carolyn
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.
Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.
Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.
Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.
Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.
The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',
Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path
On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.
The Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora.
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