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The House in the Hills (Caemarchog, Knightsfield) – Home 181160 Farmhouse

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The House in the Hills (Caemarchog, Knightsfield) – Home 181160

Excellent Excellent – based on 16 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

On the Gospel Pass on the way to the enchanting Vale of Ewyas, you will see this pictureseque smallholding, hugged protectively by the fern covered hillside, looking out over the many farmland parishes below.

Caemarchog farmhouse and barn have recently been rebuilt using local materials and traditional building techniques whilst incorporating modern day technology and standards. The house and the barn are heated via a low temperature geothermal heating system.

Water is supplied via a natural spring located in the field opposite the house and is of exceptional quality. Water is filtered and treated as a safety precaution before entering the properties for domestic use. All the waste water is treated in a treatment plant before being reintroduced into the stream below.
Guests are encouraged to recycle rubbish into the six categories of bins provided. All refuse is transported to local green waste recycling collection points

There are three double bedrooms in the

On the Gospel Pass on the way to the enchanting Vale of Ewyas, you will see this pictureseque smallholding, hugged protectively by the fern covered hillside, looking out over the many farmland parishes below.

Caemarchog farmhouse and barn have recently been rebuilt using local materials and traditional building techniques whilst incorporating modern day technology and standards. The house and the barn are heated via a low temperature geothermal heating system.

Water is supplied via a natural spring located in the field opposite the house and is of exceptional quality. Water is filtered and treated as a safety precaution before entering the properties for domestic use. All the waste water is treated in a treatment plant before being reintroduced into the stream below.
Guests are encouraged to recycle rubbish into the six categories of bins provided. All refuse is transported to local green waste recycling collection points

There are three double bedrooms in the house, with plenty of storage and sumptuous duvets. In the barn, there are a further two double bedrooms which have large brass beds.

An impressive and spacious well-equipped kitchen includes state of the art cooking appliances, sleek granite worktops, a flat screen television and a traditional AGA for use on request. The barn has an open plan kitchen with lovely oak units and an induction hob and electric oven.

Eat in the kitchen or the dining room. Dining in the Barn offers spectacular views across the mountains.

The Wales region

Situated about an hour north of Cardiff, this mountainous region is largely known for its spectacular natural landscapes. And it's true that the peaks of the Beacons and the Black Mountains have views to take your breath away. Climb Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales at 886m/2,907ft, on a clear day and you'll be able to see as far as the Gower Peninsula to the west and across the lush Usk Valley to the English border to the east.

This stunning region also has a rich, eventful history and plenty of fascinating cultural sights to explore. The countryside is dotted with Neolithic standing stones, Iron Age hillforts, Roman roads and Norman castles. The spread of Christianity has left numerous churches, chapels and even a cathedral, while local Celtic saints are commemorated in the picturesque Welsh names of the villages.

The Industrial Revolution dramatically changed the face of the valleys to the south of the Brecon Beacons. Yet the coal seam stopped at Merthyr Tydfil, and in the Beacons themselves rural life continued much as before. Spared the effects of industrialisation, the Brecon Beacons National Park has retained its unspoilt landscapes of pasture, moorland and mountains that are enjoyed by so many visitors today.

Mid Wales

More than thirty bookstores, many specializing in out of print or hard to locate titles, lure literary lovers to this market town of 2000, known as the Town of Books. Snugly nestled in the County of Powys at the English border, Hay-on-Wye is most popular during the annual Guardian Hay Festival during the last few weeks of May, when 80,000 visitors descend for readings and seminars. Hay-on-Wye, or Y Gelli as it is in Welsh, also has two Norman castles, a plethora of pubs and a pleasant stream. There are a host of activities in the local area. The Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye and Usk Valleys mean that most rural activities are available. These include: Walking - Fantastic walks in the surrounding Black Mountains are straight from the door, you will be spoilt for choice. Mountain Biking - The stunning walks surrounding you are also ideal for mountain bike rides, with a route for every level. Bikes can be hired from nearby Hay on Wye. Horse Riding - Local pony trekking centres nearby or bring your own horses and explore the trails-large paddock available. Something different?For the more adventurous there is plenty to do; rock climbing, abseiling, gorge walking, rafting, canoeing, archery, caving and pot holing etc. Something more sedate? Thankfully there are plenty of options for quieter days, such as exploring nearby Hay on Wye and its countless bookshops, eateries and local stores. Try your hand at the potters wheel in Ledbury. Or spend the day in the Cathedral town of Hereford approximately 30 miles away. Top tip - The River Cafe is our favourite spot for delicious local food, it’s approximately 15 minutes away and well worth the drive down the hill!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 5 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 3 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Sian G
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated::
29 Sep 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Farmhouse has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Sep 2011. Located in Llanigon, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £0.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Sep 2016.

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“Perfect getaway with friends”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2016

Beautiful house with high standard fittings and furnishings. We visited as a group of 10 for a 40th birthday and had a wonderful stay. The location of the property really is 'in the hills' with not much around for miles apart from beautiful scenery, best enjoyed from the comfort of the hot tub! The property has everything you could want (and more) for a relaxing break, with plenty to keep you busy in the house, or adventuring around the area. Only negative was late one night, a group of men were found hanging around in our gated courtyard where our cars were parked. They asked to use our phone as their car had broken down but as we began questioning them they ran to a waiting car at the top of the drive. This obviously is not the owners fault, but given the extremely remote location of the house, it was very unnerving for some members of our group. We did report the incident to the local police and the owner directly. Our cars were unlocked, as was the barn, so we feel we were lucky to have spotted them when we did.

Thank you for your comments. I am glad to hear you had a relaxing stay for your friends 40th. I am sorry to hear about the incident in the courtyard. This is a very extreme incident and is something that has never happened before, and hopefully will never happen again. I hope it didn't cloud your weekend memories of your weekend away? Kind Regards. Sian

“Little Bit of Heaven”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2016

What a beautiful part of the world. Complete peace and quiet with fantastic walks right outside the the front door. Stayed in the main House with some other family members staying in the barn across from the house. The house and barn have been beautifully finished, very 5 star with a warm rustic feel and everything in keeping with the history of the house. We had a wonderful stay mixing walks near the house, with driving further afield to sight see. Was great lying in the hot tub at the end of a long days walking and then cooking a meal in the fantastic kitchen and then bunkering down for the evening in the cozy front room with the log fire. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will definitely be returning soon.

Hi Gavin, Many thanks for your wonderful review. Hope to see you again some time soon. Best Wishes. Sian

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