The Hymns

Walton near Kington, Wales (Ref. 905113)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi
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  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    12

  • Bedrooms

    6

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    Yes

The property

Located equidistant between the hamlets of Walton and Kinnerton on the edge of the Welsh border, this charming and unique 16th century farmhouse sits in a courtyard of 17th century buildings alongside a pretty wildflower lawn. This character Walton farmhouse has been carefully and beautifully restored with locally sourced materials, offering vintage-styled character accommodation for family and friends in search of a rural break in a peaceful location with traditional fittings yet with all the comforts of modern living. Set over three floors, this Mid-Wales farmhouse has six lovely bedrooms, many benefiting from original wooden flooring and one with a west-facing balcony where panoramic views can be enjoyed. The large farmhouse kitchen boasts a charming country atmosphere with its oak beams, underfloor heated flagstone flooring, warming fire and sociable dining area, whilst the separate dining room is large enough to seat all guests and is perfect for enjoying a celebratory dinner, and on a summer's day you can sweep open the doors to discover the delights of an alfresco gathering. Guests will find plenty of space at this character cottage in Walton, with the large sitting room offering sumptuous seating and a toasty woodburner, and a separate games room housed in the large barn at the rear, containing a piano, table tennis, a small billiard table as well as an artist's easel and writing desk. The front enclosed garden faces stunning open countryside, but there’s also a side wildflower garden, a rear patio and lawn and a potager vegetable and herb garden, all offering lovely locations for sitting out and absorbing the peace and tranquillity of this unspoilt area. The villages of Walton, Old Radnor and New Radnor have traditional pubs serving real ale and hearty food and the area is surrounded by a wonderful web of walking and cycling routes, including the renowned Offa's Dyke Path. Bradnor Hill, owned by the National Trust, is just a short drive away and is home to the country's highest golf course boasting far-reaching views that sweep in all directions. A wonderful Walton farmhouse for all the family, to be enjoyed at any time of year.

Accommodation

Over three floors. Six bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite basin and WC), 1 x 4' double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x single, 1 x second floor family room with 3 singles. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area and open fire. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. External games room with piano, table tennis and billiards.

Amenities

Ground source central heating with solar panels, open fire and woodburner. Electric AGA, induction hob, microwave, 3 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, surround sound, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Fuel for fires available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 6 cars. Lockable bike storage. Lawned gardens to front and rear with patio and furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: The stairs to the second floor bedrooms are narrow and steep, and these bedrooms have sloping ceilings. Note: The games room is in an external barn and is not heated. Note: Stabling available by arrangement. Note: Check-in 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location

WALTON

Kington 3 miles; Presteigne 5 miles.

The small hamlet of Walton is situated just one mile from the famous Offa's Dyke Pathway. The neighbouring village of Old Radnor offers The Harp Inn, a 15th century Welsh longhouse pub. The beautiful Radnor Forest is also within one mile, providing superb cycling and rambling opportunities, whilst just 3 miles away, the pleasant town of Kington, renowned as a centre for walking, is surrounded by the pretty rolling hills of The Marches and offers a choice of good shops, pubs and restaurants. Explore the Mortimer Trail and the lovely walks to Hergest Ridge, the inspiration for the beautiful music of both Elgar and Mike Oldfield. Discover Presteigne, which nestles at the heart of The Marches and has the award-winning Judges Lodgings. The countryside here is truly breathtaking, and when you're ready to head out of the country, why not visit the market town of Hay-on-Wye, often described as The Town of Books, or the ancient city of Hereford, with its impressive Norman cathedral and famous Mappa Mundi, both within easy reach? A wonderful, year round holiday location.