Troed y Rhiw

Carno near Caersws, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 942337)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Cowdry

    “A lovely cottage in a lovely little village with a shop and Pub.”

    The owners of the cottage were very helpful and the cottage itself was perfect .We wanted for nothing.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This beautiful, double-fronted, 200 year old mid-terrace cottage is located on the fringe of the pretty village of Carno in Powys.

Surrounded by some wonderful countryside, and with strong connections to the designer and entrepreneur Laura Ashley who is buried in the village churchyard, this wonderful cottage provides a welcoming home from home and is an ideal base for exploring the area, perfect for couples, families or friends.

Boasting some original features, this charming cottage has been sympathetically renovated to a high standard ensuring all your needs are catered for.

The cottage is well-presented and tastefully styled throughout oozing charm and character with Laura Ashley accessories, stylish rugs, matching curtains and co-ordinating furniture with some shabby chic French influences.

Each room is uniquely styled and tastefully-decorated, most feature a wonderful accent wall blending with neutral tones and warming pastel colours.

The two sitting rooms are comfortable with wood flooring throughout and the main sitting room boasts a lovely fireplace with exposed stone and red brick, housing a warming woodburner, perfect for those chillier evenings.

The well-equipped kitchen with dining area is ideal for a leisurely breakfast whilst planning the day ahead and the downstairs utility is a welcome addition to this holiday cottage.

Upstairs three light and bright bedrooms are spacious and well-appointed with a good sized family bathroom complete with bath and separate shower.

Outside, through the stable door from the kitchen, there is a delightful courtyard, providing an ideal spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee.

Steps lead up to a further raised garden area which enjoys a sunny aspect and is the perfect place to enjoy alfresco dining or if you simply just want to relax and unwind after a busy day out and about exploring the riches this area has to offer.

Carno is a pretty village with a village shop and pub and is well-known for its connections with Welsh born designer, Laura Ashley, her final resting place is here and the company’s original factory was here until 2005 when it closed.

Caersws, situated on the River Severn is only six miles away, and there are some wonderful walks in the area.

You are ideally placed to explore the stunning Cambrian Mountain landscapes with the breathtaking Llyn Clywedog and its impressive dam, rich in wildlife and set in idyllic surroundings, you may even be lucky enough to spot the red kites in this area.

Why not take a trip to Newtown, rich in industrial heritage much of which is established in the textiles?

You will also find a number of shops, pubs, museums and an art gallery here.

This scenic part of Mid Wales boasts many outdoor activities too, including walking, cycling, fishing and the Mid Wales shooting centre is only a 10 minute drive away.

A little further afield is the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy or perhaps take a day trip to the formidable National Trust's Powis Castle, and the chance to experience the medieval castle rising from the Italianate terraces and yew hedges.

Whatever you fancy doing, there is so much to see and do in this area and this lovely cottage offers the perfect base from which to explore anytime of the year.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room (seats 3) with woodburner. Second sitting room (seats 3).


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private enclosed courtyard with raised garden, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: The raised garden is accessed up 11 steps, children to be supervised
  • Note: Cottage close to main road and there may be some associated noise
  • Note: Off road parking is 20 yards from the cottage.

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About the location


Caersws 5 miles; Llanbrynmair 6 miles; Newtown 11 miles.

Carno is a small village between Caersws and Llanbrynmair in the Mid Wales county of Powys. Carno boasts a local shop and pub and is best known for its connection to Laura Ashley whose first factory was in the village. Nearby Caersws sits on the River Severn and the village offers a railway station, church and shop, pubs, butcher and a Post Office. Just eleven miles away is the market town of Newtown, where you will find a number of shops, pubs, museums and an art gallery. This scenic part of Mid Wales boasts many outdoor activities too, including walking, cycling and fishing along with a nearby clay pigeon shooting centre (of international repute) and a rally centre run by championship rally drivers. If you prefer a spot of history whilst staying in the area, the ruins of the ancient Motte and Bailey castles situated close by in the beautiful old county town of Montgomery, or the ruins of Dolforwyn Castle in the hills above the village of Abermule are well worth visiting. 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, is within an hour’s drive. An excellent place to stay, whatever your interests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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