The cottage has its own gate and drive and is set across a tree lined field with views of river valley and hills and moors. The garden, with lots of seating areas, leads down to the River Banwy and has a lawn and slate patio and cobbled path and barbecue. There are numerous walks and activities including Glyndwr's Way from the door, canoeing, river fishing (500 yds double bank fishing to share with herons, kingfishers and occasional otters), local coarse fishing, walking and biking tracks in the adjacent Dyffryn Forest and Snowdonia National Park is 9 miles away.
Ideal for walkers, bird-watchers, fishermen, canoeists, mountain bikers, climbers,artists, people who love an unspoilt unique spot left in the world - or just chilling out. The cottage is divided from the owners courtyard by a dry-stone wall and hazel wattles with a profusion of roses, honeysuckle and clematis.
There is a light and airy open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with large oak beams and with wood-burning stove and/or oil central-heating, TV, CD/radio, dish-washer, and a new fridge/freezer etc. A large metal arched widow faces east and brings the morning sun into the dining and kitchen area. All the windows have oak sills and were hand-made from reclaimed materials.
In the kitchen surfaces are hard wood block and has a contemporary feel while retaining the character of the vernacular architecture. Floors are a light natural wood with a kilim rug. A lobby with airing-cupboard and washing machine and dryer leads to a well-appointed shower room/WC off the kitchen.
The hand-painted stairs lead to three bedrooms and a Victorian style bathroom with a claw-feet bath and hand-painted floor. The bedrooms have pitched ceilings, beams, hand-painted cupboards and wooden floors. The beds are Victorian style, the main bedroom has a modern 4'6" double bed,the second bedroom has a wide single bed and a single and the third bedroom has a single bed. All bedrooms have a cottage atmosphere with their patchwork coverlets.
Sorry no smoking inside and no pets. We have tried to make the interior as clean and allergy free as possible.
The property was featured on TV channel S4C 04WAL programme.
A feast of restaurants in the ancient local towns, Dylan Wa Da in Dolgellau, but book. The Wynstay in Machynleth, the Brigands Inn a few miles down the road The Dyffryn a mile away , The Cann Office Hotel dating 1310 a mile from the house, has a new Spanish cook and does tapas -walking distance if you have had a G and T before setting out. Castle Kitchens in Montgomery- a wonderful array of restaurants in Montomery and Machynleth and further afield in Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, etc, nearby in llanfaircaereinion there is the 3 Drops, wonderful food- a unique experience with champagne and home made chocolates. Different for a farming community.The Royal Oak Welshpool, Spice UK for a very good curry , Powys -Castle for lunch, and tea, lake Vynwy Hotel for food and afternoon full Welsh tea. Seeds restaurant Llanfyllin,and there are more.
A mile from Llangadfan and Foel. There is a pub in Llangadfan and a restaurant in Foel. The A458 is the main route a mile away and there is a spectacular drive along this through mountains and valleys to the coast 30 miles away. Snowdonia, National Park is 9 miles away. Beautiful old towns nearby are Machynlleth,the ancient capital (22 miles) Dogellau (18 miles), Montgomery (23 miles). Welshpool is 16 miles away and Newtown (20 miles).
Cycling, cross country routes from the house and Lake Vyrnwy 12 miles away for the flat and off road, and also Machynlleth where bikes are for hire. Walks, from the house - Glyndwr's Way, the moors and many bridle paths, further afield the Torrent walk Brithir, The Precipice Walk Dolgellau. Kyaking, hire shop in village, rock climbing. Fishing from the property and Blue Bell Park nearby. Places to visit include Powis Castle and gardens,The Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth, The Light Railway, Llanfair Caereinion Cann office, medieval pub a mile walk where you may hear the local singing. Lanfair Caereinion for the drops 3- a bar with a difference by the river, where you can have food, champagne and home made chocolate, and perhaps catch a musical evening. For the knitting fanatic there is Colinette Yarns - beautiful hand dyed wool of extraordinary colours, unique and internationally known. Sometimes workshops take place there. It is by the steam light railway in Llanfair Caereinion. Stephen my husband will plan a stone carving workshop on our property for those who are interested. You can hire canoes from the village and canoe on our river property, or fish. Concerts. At the end of June there are classical music festivals and master class concerts at Gregynog, in August classical world class music festivals at the Tabernacle, Machynlleth. Also in the Summer the famous Victor Harra concerts take place in Machynlleth. There are some wonderful public galleries in Wales, Oriel Davies, Newtown where there is a cafe, the tabernacle Machynlleth, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, further afield Mostyn, Llandudno, Ruthin craft centre and many museums, churches and ancient sites. Each summer there is the famous National Eisteddfod for the Arts, a week event and a unique experience in tents on a field in different parts of Wales each year, not to be missed, wonderful concerts, exhibitions and Welsh produce. Wales is a wonderful place and full of song, poems and magic.
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