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Old School House

Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 933477)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mr Schoens
    September 2017
    “The cottage was really lovely, we ...”
    The cottage was really lovely, we had a wonderful time.
    The cottage was really lovely, we had a wonderful time. Very comfortable, in a beautiful area and next (part of) a very nice art centre with reading facilities and coffe/tea/cakes etc. Run by very friendly people. A real recommendation!


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A quaint little former school house, attached to a creative arts centre, nestled into the small valley village of Bleddfa, close to the pretty market town of Knighton, known as being a centre for walkers and situated on Offa’s Dyke.

The cottage is a perfect romantic base for couples looking to enjoy the beautiful undulating countryside of the Welsh Marches.

Set over two floors, there is a landing-style bedroom with en-suite shower room.

There is a compact kitchen and an intimate sitting room with comfy seating and dining area, perfect to relax together after a day spent walking the local woodlands.

Outside, you can sit in the small enclosed garden or make use of the arts centre gardens, with the local church as a pretty backdrop.

If you fancy a night off from cooking, then why not head across the village green to the Hundred House Inn, a friendly local pub serving a good selection of home-cooked meals.

You are free to walk along local footpaths and in the nearby Radnor Forest, a mile away, a swathe of hill farming and moorlands.

You are also close to Knighton, which sits on Offa’s Dyke, the historic border between Wales and England which takes you through the undulating countryside of the Welsh Marches and opens up the fabulous countryside of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, peppered with picturesque historic towns and villages.

You are twelve miles from Llandrindod Wells, a Victorian Spa town and twenty miles from the Elan Valley, a magnificent series of reservoirs and Victorian dams, a real industrial piece of heritage.

Slightly further afield, you are twenty miles from Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Showground with its timetable of annual events, alternatively a 25 mile drive will take you to the pretty literary town of Hay-on-Wye, with nearby canoeing, kayaking and mountain horse-riding.

An ideal romantic retreat for couples looking for fantastic countryside break.


One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front enclosed gravelled area with furniture and shared use of the arts centre lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Gift shop next door
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Sloping ceiling in bedroom and steep, narrow and uneven stairs, not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Property on the A488, some associated road noise will be heard

About the location


Knighton 7 miles; Presteigne 8.5 miles

Bleddfa is a small quiet village in the rolling hills of Radnorshire, on the edge of Radnor Forest with walks through the village to a view point above. This lovely village is just a short drive from the popular market town of Knighton, situated on Offa's Dyke and opening up fabulous walking along the border and into the stunning countryside of the Shropshire Hills AONB, dotted with pretty historic villages. The town of Presteigne is just 8.5 miles away and is home to the Presteigne Festival, an international arts and music festival, as well as a range of independent shops and an award-winning museum, The Judge's Lodgings. There is also an excellent clay pigeon shooting ground, a rally track and riding center, plenty to do for the more adventurous.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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