Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Cartws y Parc Cottage is a beautifully renovated cart house, surrounded by the rolling green hills of Mid Wales. This secret retreat also includes a small and select, family run caravan park and as guests of the luxury cottage you are welcome to take advantage of the range of other facilities on site. This includes a children's play area, games room and fishing lake two fields away. The park itself is enclosed by mature trees and looks out at the towering Moel Bentyrch and its nestling valleys.
Weekly lets from £310 / Short breaks from £160
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|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, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors||
Large, open plan kitchen/dining/living area. The fully fitted kitchen includes ample dishes, plates, glassware, saucepans and cooking utensils. It is also equipped with an electric fan oven and ceramic hob with extractor, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer.
Dining table with seating for 6 and a separate breakfast bar.
The cosy lounge includes a fireplace, flat, widescreen TV/DVD, mini Hi-fi and a leather sofa and sofa-bed (linen supplied).
There is also a separate wet room downstairs which includes a shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
2 spacious double bedrooms. (1 room could sleep 3 on request of single bed if required)
Both bedrooms are furnished and decorated beautifully and also include a flat screen TV/DVD player, hair dryer and mirror.
Upstairs washroom includes WC, basin and a heated towel rail.
|Further details outdoors||
Small patio area with table and chairs. BBQ facilities and outside light.
Children’s play area and games room onsite.
1 Pet welcome
Bed linen, hand and bath towels included
Cot, Highchair and Stairgate provided on request
Heating and Electricity included
Washing machine & drier onsite (pay per use)
Telephone also available onsite.
Fishing Lake with islands, wild ducks and geese, lies two fields away, ensuring absolute peace and quiet. The lake is stocked with carp, roach, rudd and tench. *Fishing is free to guests but you will need to bring your own equipment (some equipment available).
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Welshpool, or in Welsh, Y Trallwng, is a market town situated 4 miles (6 km) from the Wales-England border. The Canal at Welshpool take’s you back to a bygone era and the busy market town of Welshpool is a great place to do that all important shopping.
Things to see in Welshpool and surrounding area, Mid Wales
Powis Castle Gardens – the castle and its world famous Garden is one of the National Trust’s most visited properties.
Llanrhaeadr Waterfall – known as Pistyll Rhaeadr is the UK’s tallest single drop waterfall at 240ft (80m) high.
Lake Vyrnwy - created by a dam built in 1888, is in the beautiful, wild and mostly unpopulated countryside of Montgomeryshire. The land is a nature reserve and a bird watcher's paradise. There is a drive around the entire lake and over the dam. The noise of the water pouring over the dam is both thundering and mesmerizing.
Bell Museum, Montgomery - The county town of Montgomery is an unspoilt architectural gem and a delight to explore with its short cobbled street hugging the hillside. The tiny Bell Museum is full of interesting treasures.
Montgomery Castle - above the town, is one of a number built along the line of the English/Welsh border which for many hundreds of years was an area of political conflict and tension.
Dolforwyn Castle - on a hill rising above Abermule (11 miles south of Welshpool), was the final castle built by Llewelyn, the last independent Prince of Wales. It is very different to English castles built at the same time, making it one of Wales’ great historical treasures.
Hen Domen Castle - Built during Henry III's campaign against Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, the Castle succeeded the Motte & Bailey at Hen Domen, one mile to the North West, after 1223. Hen Domen, once a timber castle, is now one of the most extensively excavated timber castles in Britain. It was built in the 1070's (not long after the Norman Conquest) by Roger, Earl of Shrewsbury.
Activities in Welshpool and surrounding area, Mid Wales
Welshpool & Llanfair Steam Railway – weaves its way through the delightful Banwy Valley.
Montgomery Canal – derelict for many years, is now being reborn as a cruise way through the picturesque Welsh Marches.
Walking - Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath continually crosses between England and Wales. The historically significant Glyndwr's Way completes its 132 mile trek in Welshpool. The Ann Griffiths Walk, used together with Glyndwr's Way, makes for an excellent looped walk weaving though the stunning Vyrnwy Valley. Other footpaths include Severn Way and Canal Towpath.
Pony trekking - Mid Wales Off Road
Quad trekking – Commando Paintball & Border Quad Trekking
Water Sports - a range of activities on Lake Vyrnwy
Golf courses – Welshpool Golf Course and Llanmynech Golf Course
Fishing - Montgomery Canal, Moel-y-Garth Carp Pools at Guilsfield, Coed-y-Dinas in Welshpool, Llyndu Pool in the Lower Park of Powis Castle, River Severn at Lower Leighton, River Vyrnwy near Llanymynech, River Banwy in Llanfair and the River Camlad near Forden
The local pub is located 1 mile away in the little village of Pontrobert and you can also join two popular walks here - Ann Griffiths Walk and Glyndwr's Way (National Trail). The Tan House Inn is also 3 miles away and Meifod (5 miles) has a pub, rugby club and shop.
Llanfair Caereinion (6 miles) has all the necessary amenities including shops, pubs, banks and even a steam train. The busy market town of Welshpool (11 miles) offers many attractions including castles and a canal to take you back to a bygone era.
Take the short drive to the stunning lake Vyrnwy, where you can try your hand at watersports and cycling or enjoy a leisurely walk and good lunch. Golf and fishing are popular in this part of Wales, too, with plenty of golf courses and a coarse fishing lake.
If you’re after castles and culture, Mid Wales has both in spades. Nearby Dolforwyn Castle, for example, was the last castle to be built by Llewelwyn (the Last Prince of Wales), between 1273 and 1277. Powis Castle, which started life as a medieval fortress, is a must, especially for its beautiful gardens and collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries.
Portmeirion and the Mountains of Snowdonia offer great days out whilst pony trekking and quad trekking are available locally. Other popular attractions include Llanrhaeadr Waterfall (the tallest in the UK), the Centre for Alternative Technology and King Arthur's Labyrinth.
Ann Griffiths Walk - 7 mile route following the river Vrynwy. Full of contrasting Powys landscapes, incuding views of the Berwyn mountains. 0.5 miles from cottage.
Glyndwr's Way is a long distance footpath in Mid Wales that was granted National Trail status in the year 2000. Join 0.5 miles from cottage.
Severn Way – Gentle 12 mile route along the Montgomery Canal towpath from Welshpool (11 miles) to Newtown.
Offa’s Dyke Path – National Trail (177 miles in total) following the Welsh/English border. Nearest section starts at Buttington Bridge, 13 miles away.
Fishing lake on site stocked with carp, roach, rudd and tench.
River Banwy – Llanfair Caereinion. ½ a mile of fishing down stream from town bridge. 6 miles
Lake Vyrnwy – Wild brown, stocked brown and rainbow trout. 10 miles
Find out more about Fishing in the Welshpool area
Welshpool Golf Club – 18 hole golf course. 8.5 miles
Lake Vyrnwy – 12 mile circuit around the scenic Lake Vyrnwy. Suitable for the whole family. 10 miles
Lake Vyrnwy – Canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing - suitable for the whole family. 10 miles
Lletty Mawr Trekking Centre – Llangadfan. Call 01938 820646 for info. 11 miles.