Nestled into the hillside on the very edge of the rural hamlet of Llangunllo, this detached cottage has exposed beams and stonework, revealing its 18th century origins, but it is furnished for comfort and well equipped for those keen to enjoy the countryside.
Formerly two cottages, the property boasts flexible accommodation with four comfortable bedrooms, one with an en-suite and another with its own dedicated shower room adjoining, as well as a family bathroom, and a shower room downstairs.
Two families, several generations or a group of friends can share the accommodation in comfort and privacy: just don’t fight about who gets the charming cupboard bed!
A well-equipped kitchen opens onto the dining room with its large table and woodburner.
There is a choice of comfortable sitting rooms to relax in, both with cosy woodburners, one featuring an 18th century inglenook fireplace with bread oven and the other having French windows and fabulous views.
Outside, you are spoilt for choice for places to sit and relax: the breakfast table under the apple tree on the enclosed side patio, benches on the sun terraces to the front or find a spot in the fabulous multi-layered natural gardens and pathways rising up the hillside.
The deck has a table and seating for 10, and the summerhouse awaits you whatever the weather.
There are superb views down the wooded valley and across the unspoilt hills, which can be enjoyed from the cottage and its tiered, hillside gardens.
Meandering paths lead up to a summerhouse and large deck, and higher still a folly.
The village pub is two minutes’ walk away down at the bottom of the hill, and a short drive brings you to the market town of Knighton, historic Presteigne and numerous charming villages.
There are great places to eat and an inspiring range of things to do if you can bring yourselves to leave the cottage, with beautiful walks from your doorstep.
A private, peaceful retreat with fine views, on the edge of a pretty village with a great pub, just a short drive from a popular market town
Main cottage. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with beams and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area and woodburner. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner. Cottage wing (accessed via internal hallway). One twin bedroom (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Sitting room (seats 4/5) with 3’ cupboard bed with 2’9” pull-out stacker bed and woodburner.
About the location
Knighton 7 miles; Presteigne 9 miles; Ludlow 25 miles.
Set amidst lovely rolling countryside, the rural hamlet of Llangunllo is only seven miles from the market town of Knighton, which straddles the English/Welsh border. This is superb country for walking and cycling. Offa's Dyke passes through Knighton and the Glyndwr's Way National Trail passes through Llangunllo itself. The village has a railway station on the Heart of Wales line, which opens up the possibility of a car free trip to Shrewsbury or Llandrindod Wells perhaps or a walk back from Knighton or through the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Radnor Forest and the 84 mile long Radnor Ring Cycling Route are all close by, as is the lovely town of Presteigne with its famous gas-lit Judge's Lodging museum and electric bike hire for those looking for a little help with the hills. A 40 minute drive will take you to the majestic Victorian dams and reservoirs at Elan Valley, or medieval Ludlow with its 13th century castle, ancient buildings, boutiques, antique shops and acclaimed restaurants and markets. There are some fabulous National Trust Properties in the vicinity such as Croft Castle, with its working walled garden and 1500 acres of parkland, or Berrington Hall boasting Capability Brown landscaped gardens and a Henry Holland villa, both of which are accessed via a scenic drive through the Black and White villages and cider country of Herefordshire. Alternatively enjoy a trip to Powis Castle, stopping off at Kerry Vale Vineyard? Enjoy watching red kites, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, rally driving, or one of the many day courses available in the thriving local crafts scene- blacksmithing, glass blowing, wood turning and many more- all available locally. A fabulous all year round location for exploring the beautiful countryside and attractions of Mid Wales, Shropshire and Herefordshire.