Our cottage is situated in Abbey Cwm Hir (abbey in the long valley), a picturesque village tucked away in the Radnorshire hills with character and history, including the ruins of a Cistercian abbey where it is believed the headless body of Prince Llewellyn (the last native Prince of Wales) is Cistercian monks founded the abbey in 1143 and always liked to build in secluded places thus the village sits hidden away from the "outside world" nestling amongst the tree covered hills. Glyndwr's way national trail and national cycle route 25 pass through the village making it a perfect base for walking, cycling and exploring mid wales and seeing nature at its market town of Rhayader and the Elan Valley is miles and the spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 9 miles. The coast is 40 miles.
The village also has a lovely church with beautiful stained glass windows and a mansion house, formerly the seat for the squire of the village estate, which is now open to the public. We still also have a village shop and post office. This cottage is ideal for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy the tranquility of a breathtaking yet undiscovered area. Wifi is available.
Converted from an old tailor's shop into holiday accommodation, incorporating and enhancing many of the original features including intricate beams and original flooring.
It sleeps 7 comfortably in 3 en-suite bedrooms - a double,a twin and a family room (3 single beds), we also have a cot. All rooms are heated and furnished in pine, each having its own private en suite shower and toilet.
The spacious Lounge room has original fireplace with woodburning effect fire, comfortable lounge chairs, television, dvd player and modern radiator.
The kitchen diner is well equipped with modern appliances including fridge/freezer,microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Large dining table and chairs to seat seven people comfortably. To the back of the property there is a large yard across which is the village pub, ideal for a relaxing pint in a friendly atmosphere. To the front is a large garden which is accessed directly from the cottage via French doors. This area is totally enclosed with a stone wall making it safe for small children. The price of the cottage includes bed linen, heating and electric. Wifi available within cottage. Two pets welcome.
To eat out you can visit Rhayader 6 miles which has a variety of pubs and an Indian restaurant / takeaway and a Chinese takeaway. There are also several other pubs within 6 miles which serve food in there restaurant. Llandrindod Wells (10 mile) also has Chinese and Indian restaurants.
Abbeycwmhir has the ruins of the old abbey to explore and also the beautiful village church and if you are lucky you might meet the blue lady a ghost within the church yard This is an ideal base to explore the rest of mid Wales and is within easy travel distance for a taste of some of the exciting flavours of the area including Rhayader - red kite feeding station, Welsh Royal Crystal workshops and the Elan valley. Leisure Centre with swimming pool.
Builth Wells - the Royal Welsh Showground's venue to year-round events and another historic spa town. Cinema. Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival and spa town. Brecon, home of the annual August Jazz Festival, Brecon Cathedral, Brecon Castle, Brecon to Monmouth Canal and gateway to the Brecon Breacons National Park.
We are also within easy distance of Powis Castle, Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves, Judges Lodgings and the Space centre. There is also a kids' soft play centre (Quackers) within 25 mins for those rainy days.
All heating, electric, bed linen and towels are included in the price. A cot and high chair are available on request. A deposit is required on booking, the balance payable at a later date.
Last updated 8 March 2020
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