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Old Rectory West

Aberhafesp near Newtown, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1059106)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Reverse-level layout
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with TV
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Eco-friendly central heating from biomass boiler with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TVs with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cots, highchairs and stairgates available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private lawned garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles

The property

Newtown 4.3 miles.

Sitting in the sleepy hamlet of Aberhafesp, surrounded by the rural beauty of Montgomeryshire, is this reverse-level barn conversion Old Rectory West.

Offering accommodation for a group of six, this homely cottage is perfect for families seeking to escape everyday life with a retreat to Mid Wales.

Enter on the ground floor and discover three well-presented sleeping spots where you can settle down your belongings taking your pick from the master king-size with an en-suite shower room, a double and a twin which can also be made into a double on request with its zip/link functions, each room offering a simple yet stylish interior as well as having their own TVs for those relaxing moments before bed.

The ground floor also hosts the family bathroom, with both the bath and overhead shower to take your pick from.

Move up to the first floor to discover the delight of the sitting room, lighting up the woodburning stove to bring a welcome warmth to the room in the winter as you settle down for a family film night.

Venture through into the kitchen/diner where you can all take a seat at the dining table with a board game, before using this space to enjoy a lovingly-made meal, the kitchen area hosting all the essentials including an electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and a dishwasher.

Begin the day with a dip in the swimming pool before enjoying breakfast out on the patio alfresco-style, soaking in your splendid countryside views, or head out into nearby Newtown to discover a wealth of eateries serving up tasty treats to energise you for the day, a good selection of convenience stores being found here too so you can enjoy a picnic along the River Severn on a warm summer's day.

Newtown is also home to the delights of The Robert Owen Museum where you can learn more about the famed social reformer, Newtown Textile Museum teaching you of the history of hand-loom weaving and industrial heritage, the spectacular Oriel Davies Gallery, plenty of parks and a plethora of shops where you can while away the hours, as well as a train station offering you easy access to the surrounding wonders.

Venture over the border to discover the delights of the Shropshire Hills AONB, with walking and cycling routes aplenty, as well as it being perfect for horse riding with the 38 mile circular trail of the Blue Remembered Hills Bridleway taking you around Clun and Bishop’s Castle, gliding and paragliding at The Long Mynd, climbing, canoeing, fishing and much more!

Take the scenic drive to the coast and spend a day at Aberystwyth for a traditional beachside day, or visit Bishop's Castle closer to home to find the unique The House on Crutches Museum and plenty of quaint eateries to take your pick from.

For the perfect family holiday, be sure to choose Old REctory West as your beautiful base.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1059104, together sleeping a total of 12 guests.

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About the location


Newtown 4 miles.

The tiny hamlet of Aberhafesp lies at the heart of the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside, surrounded by lush farmland and enchanting woodland. The hamlet has a cluster of black and white dwellings, a quaint church and a pretty footbridge spanning the River Severn. Just four miles away, nestling on the banks of the River Severn, lies the bustling market town of Newtown, with its art gallery, museums and array of attractive shops and pubs. The area also boasts excellent walking, cycling, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking opportunities. Visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient Motte and Bailey castles situated close by in the beautiful old county town of Montgomery, and in the hills above the village of Abermule. Visit the world-famous Powis Castle and Garden, often frequented by Prince Charles, or Aberdovey on the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline, a paradise for watersport enthusiasts, both within an hour’s drive. A superb location for exploring this beautiful part of Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas