Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage (ref JDV), have been carefully converted, combining their interesting features with comfort, and making good use of pretty cottage-style prints, soft furnishings and some antiques, in keeping with their period character. Each has its own entrance with sloping gardens, and both these charming holiday properties are tucked away from it all, offering peace, tranquillity and lovely south-facing views across the valley. This is magnificent walking and bird-watching country (many different species spotted in the garden). The nearby Clywedog Lake provides good fishing and sailing, whilst excellent mountain biking facilities can be found a little further afield at Machynlleth.
Five miles away is the pretty market town of Llanidloes with golf, tennis, bowls, swimming, leisure centre and the Red Kite Centre, which boasts live transmission from nests in the Hafren Forest. The town’s fine architecture includes the town hall, the market hall, built on timber stilts, and two imposing 19th-century chapels. There is a good selection of pubs and restaurants nearby.
The coast at Cardigan Bay is only 1 hour away by car, a spectacular journey through glorious scenery across the Plynlimon mountains to the university town and lively seaside resort of Aberystwyth with its cliff railways and various cultural and entertainment diversions, or further north along the Dovey estuary to Aberdovey. Here, the coast with its sandy beach offers opportunities for canoeing, windsurfing and swimming, and beautiful walks can be enjoyed amid the nearby Plas Penhelig Gardens. There are miles of sand and shingle beaches to enjoy, backed by dunes along the coast to Tywyn. The slipway at Aberdovey, 30 miles, makes it a popular sailing centre, also good for surfing, water-skiing and fishing trips. Golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shops 5 miles, pub 1¼ miles.
Living room: With open fire, TV, DVD player and rugs on original pitch floor.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and door leading to garden.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Large landing with 4ft bed (for +1).
Bedroom 1: With double bed with brass bedstead.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Both bedrooms have sloping ceilings.
Initial logs for open fire included, remainder at £5 per basket. Payphone (honesty box). Garden. Please note: there is a small, shallow stream in the garden.
Calor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. Drying service available. Level sitting-out areas with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes in the grounds.