Spacious cottage tucked away in the Mid Wales hills in picturesque historic village.On national walking trail. Wifi, garden,parking off road.Suitable for walkers,families and exploring
The cottage is positioned in the centre of the village opposite the church and next to the pub and has been converted from an old tailors 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 lounge is spacious and has original fireplace with woodburning effect fire, comfortable lounge chairs, 42 inch LCD television with freesat, DVD,nest of tables and state of the art heating. Wifi is available but suitable only for basic web browsing and emails.
The kitchen/diner updated in 2011 is well equipped with modern appliances including fridge, table top freezer,microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.From the kitchen/diner french doors lead out into your own garden,this area is totally enclosed with a stone wall making it safe for small children.
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. The village also boasts a lovely church with beautifull stained glass windows and a mansion house formely the seat for the squire of the village estate. This cottage is ideal for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy the tranquility of a breathtaking yet undiscovered area.
The price of the cottage includes bed linen,towels, heating and electric.
The 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 beleived the headless body of Prince Llewellyn (the last native Prince of Wales) is buried.The 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. Glyndwrs 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 best.The market town of Rhayader and the Elan Valley is 6.5 miles and the spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 9 miles. The coast is 40 miles.
The Local area is a perfect destination for anyone seeking all year round activities, whether its a gentle amble or energising mountain biking across the rugged hills, the spectacular countryside provides an inspiring backdrop for it all.
The surrounding Area
The nearby 70 square mile estate of the flooded Elan Valley is spectacularly beautiful and is home to some of Britains most rare wildlife and plants along with magnificent engineering to create a fantastic experience whatever your choice of activity.
Ideal for walkers who appreciate the unspoilt beauty of the magnificent mountain scenery, natural history and calming peace of the countryside.
Hundreds of miles of bridleways and quiet lanes, makes this the ideal base for cyclists of all ages and abilities to explore the area. Cycle hire is available and allows you to explore the spectacular views including the 13km (8mile) Elan Trail which runs through scenic countryside around the Elan Valley reservoirs. It is a safe and dedicated trail for all visitors, from walkers, cyclists to wheelchair users and children.
The surrounding countryside is home to the famous Red Kite and daily feeding can be seen at the UKs leading Red Kite Centre, Gigrin Farm just six miles away. Over 150 kites gather for the daily afternoon feeding sessions at Gigrin Kite Centre, not to mention scores of buzzards and ravens.
Amongst the other activities nearby why not visit the local Leisure Centre which is fully equipped with a gym, squash courts, pool and solarium.
For many years Welsh Royal Crystal has drawn in crowds from far and wide . Along with its on site showroom you can observe the skills of glass blowing by the nearby Elan Glass Studio.
Fifteen minutes away is Gilfach Nature Reserve where you can enjoy a unique wildlife experience set in 200 acres of dramatic countryside with a tumbling upland river, sessile oak woodland, meadows and upland moorland. The reserve provides an opportunity to explore natures rich diversity, from otters to polecats, and discover a lovingly restored Welsh longhouse..
We were all very pleased with the property, location and our hosts. Our hosts were really nice and did not impose themselves on us, but were there if we needed them. The area was quiet, just what we wanted but there was relatively easy access to surrounding towns and a lovely walk up into the woods if you did not want to go too far. The scenery in this area was fabulous and would really recommend a visit to the Elan Valle to drive the route around the reservoirs. When we went, there has been an excessive amount of rain and the waterfalls from the reservoirs were very impressive. The cottage was very welcoming and comfortable and the 3 en-suites were ideal. My only comments would be to provide one or two more casserole/oven proof dishes as we are avid cooks and found we were struggling at times. It would also be a bonus is the wi-fi could be extended to use in the cottage. It was available in the pub but felt a little awkward just going in to use the wi-fi signal and not to buy a drink. Overall and great holiday was had by all. Thank you.
Anne from 1204 Geneva
Stayed 24 Dec 2011
We found the cottage for our group very spacious, well-equiped and was very practical and convenient being in close contact with the owners. One slight problem was that we thought that the cottage had wi-fi.
Katy from Ipswich
Stayed 28 May 2011
We had an amazing holiday at the Happy unio n Tailors Cottage. The property offered everything we could have possibly wished for, in a very beautiful location. The garden was secure and safe for our three small children and the owners were very kind and welcoming.
Glenn from Jonesborough
Stayed 29 Apr 2010
Karen and John are the perfect hosts! The cottage is lovely, well furnished and maintained, and spacious enough for a very comfortable stay. And, the location in the village is lovely. Abbey cwm Hir is located in a great place to be able to do day trips all through central Wales. Remember that the roads being what they are is what makes this the perfect vacation!
David from Reading
Stayed 04 Apr 2009
We had a very good holiday, and the accomodation was in a fantastic, quiet & peaceful location. The owners were very welcoming, and helpful during our stay.
Stephen from Irthlingborough
Stayed 26 May 2007
Very modern, clean cottage with excellent facilities. Very welcoming local community. Our kids had a great time here. John and Karen could not have made our stay more pleasant. Highly recommended!
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We thought we had been unlucky when we lost a holiday to Turkey and had to book somewhere late - how wrong could we be! This cottage is, truly, a home form home, made all the more welcoming by the hosts John and Karen. If I could buy a property then this would be the one Id want - quiet, comfortable and finished to a high standard! The surrounding area is a hidden gem - if youve never considered Wales then do not wait any longer! The only downside is the distance to the local pub - a dozen paces is, after all, a long way after a strenuous day in the hills! (Seriously tongue-in-cheek that last bit!!)
About the owner
We have owned and run this business since 1995,which comprise of the village pub,shop + post office together with our holiday cottages.We also farm 170 acres with sheep.All
of this was first purchased by my Grandfather in 1937 and has been run by the family ever since.
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