Manor House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 13
The stunning interior of this unique barn-conversion is matched only by the uninterrupted views of the Severn Valley it affords. Wonderful old beams on both the ground and first floor, as well as cosy log burners make this spacious property warm and welcoming.
Not overlooked, Gaer Hall has plenty of garden space for a kick about with the kids, for summer parties, or simply for sitting out and relaxing. On wet days there is also a large Sky TV with DVD player in the ground floor living/dining room, complete with reclining sofas and chairs. The first floor drawing room with its magnificent roof trusses and tasteful decor is perfect for entertaining family and friends, as well as relaxing with a book from our extensive collection.
The property is suitable for extended family groups or groups of friends, whether it's for special occasions like family birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and hen- and stag-weekends, or simply a relaxing break in the country. Catering for parties or B&B can be arranged if required, as well as limo hire and pampering sessions for hen parties. A wedding licence has also been applied for, so we will hopefully be able to offer our services for intimate family weddings in the near future.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberdovey, Barmouth, Ceridigion coast 75 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 117 km, Nearest railway: Welshpool 6.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 13|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The kitchen is decorated in a charming country-house style, with a Fired-Earth stone flagged floor, Shaker-style fittings, and a marble unit, but is also fully equipped with all mod-cons, including a brand new fridge-freezer unit with chilled water dispenser. A large, bright room, it is an ideal place for listening to music, making and eating tapas with friends, or generally chilling with a newspaper and coffee.
- Single bed in ground floor room can be converted into a double.
- Bunk bedroom on first floor.
- Ground floor en suite has shower.
- First floor en suite has bath with shower attachment and bidet.
- Second floor bathroom has a shower above the bath.
|Further details outdoors||
- Large stone terrace with outstanding views
- Marquee available for outdoor dining or parties
2 pets welcome. Must be on lead at all times (horses nearby).
Smoking permitted outside (under patio arches if wet).
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Gaer Hall is located very near to the Shropshire border with many places of historical interest such as Shrewsbury Abbey and the Roman ruins at Wroxeter. In addition to being the birth place of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury has some excellent independent shops, riverside cafes and bars, stylish restaurants, and some beautiful Tudor buildings.
A little further afield you can also find the walled city of Chester with its famous 13th century Rows. For food-lovers you might want to head to Ludlow, Shropshire's food and drink capital which has a number of Michelin starred restaurants.
Mid-Wales is a long established mecca for walkers, and an area of exceptional natural beauty, with Pistell Rhaeadr (the tallest waterfall in Wales and England), Rodney's Pillar, and Lake Vyrnwy being well worth a visit. The latter offers bird-watching, a sculpture trail of works from international artists, as well as an opportunity to discover some of the myths and legends of the local area.
The property is also ideally located for wildlife and coarse fishing enthusiasts.
Most outdoor activities are available within a short driving distance from Guilsfield, such as hiking (Rodney's Pillar is a particularly rewarding walk), cycling, pony-trekking, fishing and golf. Tennis courts can be found in Guilsfield village and water sports are available at Lake Vyrnwy and Bala Lake.
For pleasant walks you don't even need to get in the car, as there are plenty of Woodland Trust footpaths around Gaerfawr to explore, which take you to the site of a Iron Age settlement. After an afternoon in the fresh air you might want to unwind in the beer gardens of one of our two village pubs, one of which has a children's' play area. Both are within easy walking distance of the property, so there's no need to worry about drinking and driving.
Stag groups might want to have a go at paint-balling, shooting, or go-karting, and for hen-parties there are some lovely health-spas in the area such as the Coach House in Oswestry, and the Wild Pheasant in Llangollen. In terms of nightlife, Shrewsbury offers a great choice of wine bars and night clubs. Or for something really special, why not go for a hot-air balloon ride?
For horse racing enthusiasts or those who enjoy the odd flutter, there is summer flat racing at the Riverside Racecourse in Chester, whilst for National Hunt fans, we are handy for Bangor-On-Dee and Ludlow. We are also a stone's throw from the beautiful landscape of the Meres and Mosses of North Shropshire, of which Ellesmere is perhaps the best known site.
In Welshpool, you can visit the fabulous interiors and gardens of National Trust property Powis Castle, which also holds outdoor theatre in the summer months. The town also offers a traditional steam railway with trips through the charming countryside to the town of Llanfair Caereinion, and regular rail links to the Ceridigion and Cambrian coast. There is also the Flash leisure centre in town with a flume, jacuzzi, children's' swimming area, and play areas, as well a variety of racket sports and gym facilities on offer.
For lovers of the performing arts, Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn overlooking the river has recently opened with a packed programme of opera, musicals, theatre, and comedy. The Flower Show in August is also a highlight, offering music, entertainment, exhibitions, arena events, and an impressive fireworks display. Top artists such as Jools Holland visit the town for outdoor concerts in the summer months.