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The Old Beams at Pont y Forwyn

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Llansantffraidd-ym-Mechain near Welshpool, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • ian (29)
  • jane (26)
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  • owners (20)

63 Customer Reviews

  • "Compact accommodation in a beautiful location."

    The patio had amazing views up into the Welsh hills. Ian & Jane were excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in tranquill and scenic setting."

    A great get away from it all space. Watching greater spotted wod peckers on the bird feeder makes it even more special. Thanks

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week away."

    The grounds are lovely and Sarah was an excellent host. Our dog got on brilliantly with the owners two dogs so watching them all play together was a joy. This is a great base location for discovering mid and north wales and what a beautiful area it is. Rolling mountains and valleys with some gorgeous lakes, waterfalls and castle's. Would highly recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2024

  • "The couple are very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cosy accommodation, the welcome gifts of brownies, milk, eggs, bread and butter were greatly appreciated."

    The setting is fabulous with excellent views and the visiting birds were great to watch. It is set in a good location to easily explore the many tourist attractions around. The hosts Ian and Jane were very helpful and would recommend this property for short breaks.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely relaxing cottage with beautiful views, great for bird watching."

    Hosts are great. Walk to the pub was worth it, food and beer great. Thanks for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have just spent a most enjoyable week at The Old Beams."

    The cottage is so comfortable and has everything you need and the owners Jane and Ian are very friendly and helpful, if there's anything you need you only have to ask. It's lovely to sit and watch all the wild birds on the feeder and there's even a visiting pheasant or two. They also have 3 Jacob sheep in a field which come up to the fence to have their heads stroked. It's so quiet and peaceful and at night there's no light pollution so the millions of stars can be seen quite easily. For anyone looking for a restful holiday away from the hustle and bustle of life this place is a little bit of paradise and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jan 2024

  • "Thankyou for a lovely relaxing holiday."

    The accommodation was cosy and comfortable. The dogs enjoyed themselves as much as we did.

    Thanks both Sorry we missed you to say goodbye, trust you had a safe trip home! Hope to see you again Cheers Ian and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at The Old Beams."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed with everything we needed. Ian and Jane were perfect hosts. A beautiful part of the country. We hope to return. .

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2023

  • "What an absolutely gorgeous little cottage."

    Ian and Jane were so welcoming, considerate and helpful - nothing was too much trouble for them. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage, beautiful location and outlook, loads of local walks and cycle routes."

    Felt instantly relaxed after arrival at the property, lovely warm and friendly welcome from Jane and Ian, with some lovely home made bread and brownies!

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay, really good facilities."

    Lots of open space to explore. Ian and Jane really welcoming and knowledgeable about local area.

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Ian and Jane were lovely hosts. The cottage was lovely and the views were great. Loved watching the birds come and feed.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days at the old beams."

    Jane and Ian were so kind and helpful as we are elderly so much appreciated. I hope we can return.

    Reviewed by Vera4.7May 2023

  • "Ian and Jane host their guests perfectly."

    The setting of their cottage is perfect. So much to enjoy close at hand. This facility guarantees the break that those seeking a beautiful retreat are looking for.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect little gem of a cottage in a wonderful location."

    It had everything we needed and is near lots of beautiful places to visit. Ian and Jane made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0May 2023

  • "Nice cottage, relaxing retreat."

    Friendly and welcoming owners. Convenient as a base, the coast 1hr away, Lake Vyrnwy 1/2hr. Plas yn Dinas good for food, The Lion not so good.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely little get away, with beautiful views."

    Just right for the two of us.

    Reviewed by Will4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent stay in this charming cottage everything we needed for a very enjoyable holiday."

    The location is superb with great views across the valley and a lovely walk down by the river. The Hosts Ian and Jane were so helpful with local knowledge and nothing was too much trouble. Would love to return next year.

    Reviewed by Bryan & Gladys5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a find!"

    We've just returned from a weeks stay at this beautiful cottage. The hosts, Ian and Jane are very friendly and helpful. They are very busy people but will always take time to answer any questions we had. The setting is fantastic with wonderful views of the Welsh countryside. There are animals on site, some rare breed Jacobs Sheep a couple of pigs and some chickens and ducks. The wildlife in the area, especially the bird life, is plentiful and is great to sit back and watch their antics on the bird table. The River Cain runs through the site and I was lucky enough to catch my first ever Grayling along with 2 trout and lots of minnows. The cottage is spotless and has everything you might need, or want, for your stay. There is a small shop onsite selling their own bacon, sausages and eggs. Some other basics are available. As well as the cottage there is also a Tepee and a Yurt, a Cabin and 2 pitches for tents. Across the road there are a number of tent pitches for wild camping. 3 pubs in the nearest village, a Spar and a Morrisons petrol station/supermarket. There is also a café, a chippy and an Indian. Easy travelling to various points of interest in the area. Will we be back? Absolutely. Cannot recommend The Old Beams at Pont-Y-Forwyn highly enough. Thank you Ian and Jane for a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was so lovely to stay in there was everything we needed in it the ..."

    The cottage was so lovely to stay in there was everything we needed in it the owners Ian and Jane are so lovely to talk to nothing was to much trouble if you needed anything Monty our dog loved going in the stream for a paddle we would definitely stay in the cottage again a big thank you for everything from both of us Linda Alan Monty Johnson

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved my short break with my Labrador Nell at The Old Beams."

    Lovely cosy and warm. Hosts Ian and Jane very easy to talk to and it was nice to hear about the projects they are taking on to make a lovely experience for their guests. Despite the weather Nell loved going in the river which meandered round the land and continued round the hosts other parcel of land across the B road . It is important to look and listen when crossing this road as traffic does travel quite fast round the bend. It was lovely to see the areas designated to the planting of trees on this land and each being marked with a bird name plate such as Kingfisher and Heron, both spdcies of birds being seen in the area around the river.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was excellent & the scenery around it was breathtaking & an absolute joy whatever time of the day to experience."

    Our hosts were superb & very friendly but very appreciative that we were on our holiday so they left us to it. The 2 new piglets that arrived on our first day was a lovely surprise & Ian invited us to look at their baby lamb which was only an hour old when we saw it. The fresh homemade extras that were in the property when we arrived was a lovely gift & unexpected. We have family in the area so we will 100% be back again

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2022

  • "I had a great stay, despite the bad weather."

    It is a gorgeous spot and a very cosy place to stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful and I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Considering that is was Self-catering the kitchen was poorly equipped."

    Granted there were only 2 of us but had we had friends in the area to maybe invite them to join us for a drink there were only 2 wine glasses. There was no casserole dish to put in the oven. We had one long day out and the owner said 'Time to sit down with a drink' We answered 'Yes' but there were no side tables to accommodate the glasses. Lovely owners - most helpful. Lovely area

    Reviewed by Torill4.1Oct 2021

  • "The Old Beams was a lovely cottage and Ian & Jane are really nice people, helpful and approachable."

    Would highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Although compact there was plenty of space for us and our two greyhounds. The location was stunning and peaceful with the added bonus of the nearby field to exercise our dogs. We have used Sykes a number of times and would rate Old Beams as one of the best properties we have stayed in. The only downside was the walk along the busy road to the village as it is only paved halfway, but luckily we remembered to take torches and flashing collars for the dogs, for the return journey. Would recommend the food at the Station Grill.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a great place tucked away and not busy like camp sites , the owners were great and very helpful, we both loved it and the pets didn't want to get in the car when we left ."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our hosts Jane & Ian were lovely and friendly - the accommodation was more than ..."

    Our hosts Jane & Ian were lovely and friendly - the accommodation was more than adequate for the 2 of us and our dog looking out to beautiful views and watching lots of birds feeding - a very good location for visiting various places - would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved the total peace, the view from the cottage and all the wildlife there."

    Our first holiday in four years and we couldn't have, chosen a more perfect place.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great central mid Wales location with lovely views and equally lovely owners who were very welcoming and helpful."

    Bird feeders on the patio are regularly visited by woodpeckers and sitting on the patio you hear buzzards calling across the valley. The adjacent campsite is small and away from the cottage down a hill along side a river with additional land across the B road where there is a paddock for those with dogs to be able to run off lead. There is a very relaxed and friendly feel to the site. There are pubs which serve food, an Indian takeaway, chip shop and garage with shop in the near by village. Oswestry is only 20 mins away.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2021

  • "Hosts Ian & Jane were fabulous, friendly & helpful always time for a chat The ..."

    Hosts Ian & Jane were fabulous, friendly & helpful always time for a chat The welcome groceries were just what was needed after a long journey, the property was spotlessly clean, nice little touches everywhere, sunsets & views from the patio are stunning This is the perfect property for a couple, plenty to do & see in the area Thank you Ian & Jane for a wonderful week, sorry we did not catch up with you before we left, we decided to leave early to beat the traffic back in England

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had yet another lovely stay at the cottage and would thoroughly recommend it."

    Its a lovely setting, very clean and the owners are very helpful and friendly and kindly left us some delicious homemade cakes, bread, eggs, butter and milk too. Can't wait to go back, many thanks Paul and Chris.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at The old beams."

    Jane and Ian where fantastic hosts, the whole place was amazing. The views from the cottage where amazing, we has woodpeckers visit the bird feeder. We took our 2 dogs with us and they had a great time exploring the glamping and camping site.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and contained everything we needed for the week."

    The patio was wonderful with gorgeous views over the surrounding countryside. Parking was convenient and the village nearby had places to eat and purchase supplies.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2021

  • "Pont y Forwyn is a wonderful setting which offers glamping and wild camping as well as the delightful holiday cottage, the Old Beams."

    The cottage was spotless and kindly supplied with fresh bread, eggs, milk and some treats. The Whytes were very welcoming, great hosts. Pont y Forwyn is perfectly located for exploring north and mid-Wales, and Shropshire. We had a great time and will definitely be returning, perhaps to try glamping next time.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2021

  • "It was totally relaxing from the moment we got there."

    The accommodation was superb with everything you could possibly need.The views lovely and the weather brilliant.Our dog Oscar had a fantastic experience meeting the pigs and sheep and the owners dogs.The owners Jane and Ian were very accommodating.Plenty to to in the area .

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a beautiful little break here."

    Very relaxing and the owners were very accommodating. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "This place is truly a little gem, we have just had the most wonderful holiday staying in such an idyllic setting."

    The cottage is very well equipped, very cosy and spotlessly clean. The views are amazing and there is so much to see and do in the surrounding area. The hosts are so lovely and obliging. We will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Super little hideaway for active couples with lovely ever changing views in an area suitable for day trips to coast and country including Barmouth, Snowdonia national park and more locally Powys Castle."

    We enjoyed seeing the family’s sheep over the fence and especially the birds coming and going from the bird table which was replenished regularly. Accommodation was very covid clean and organised and well equipped for self catering use as well as being close enough to the village eateries. Furnishings and decor of a high standard throughout. Owners were excellent in orientating us to the village facilities and further destinations and were very friendly ,welcoming and helpful with queries. We enjoyed their hospitality and produce of their own sausages and eggs- and brought some home with us to remind us of our stay. We will definitely be visiting again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Aug 2020

  • "The Old Beams is very welcoming and so are the hosts."

    Everything was as described except there is no enclosed area for a dog. However the fact that you only had to walk out of the door and you are instantly on a walking trail is delightful. The cottage is well equipped with everything needed for your stay with a welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, eggs, etc. They also leave a doggy welcome pack which is a nice touch but the icing on the cake is the chocolates left on the bed. This is a delightful holiday cottage which is central to many places. I would recommend the Old Beams to anyone looking for a quiet peaceful location to spend time with the opportunity to travel out for sightseeing if you so wish.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2019

  • "The Old Beams is a lovely cosy cottage well situated to explore mid Wales and Shropshire very handy for supermarkets pubs and eateries."

    The views from the cottage and grounds are spectacular and very dog friendly . The owners are very helpful and on hand for any advice you may need.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Oct 2019

  • "Needs a small freezer otherwise everything's perfect"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage and it was the nicest sykes cottage we have stayed in, the bread, milk,butter and eggs were lovely and it was a nice touch to have chocolates on our pillows."

    Our dog loved the owners grounds for walks and especially the doggy bag of treats they left him. A really quiet location with nice local pubs for food,we will be going back, a really nice place

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting and great views."

    The village nearby had stores pubs and restaurants. the Cross Keys Inn is worth a visit as the food there is excellent.

    Reviewed by Frederick Paul4.7Jul 2019

  • "From arrival to departure of The Old Beams everything was excellent."

    Every detail was perfected in the cottage. The kitchen had everything we needed and more! The bed was insanely comfy, the bedroom curtains kept all the light out, there was a hanging rail to store clothes and a hairdryer provided! The bathroom was beautifully equipped with everything you would need for a stay here, there was a little box with shampoo, conditioner, cotton pads, makeup wipes, soap and sanitary products which We thought was an excellent touch. Ian was the best host, he was friendly and knowledgeable, and the site was beautiful! On arrival there was a goodie bag for our dog with treats, dental chews and poo bags in which was so lovely, and dog blankets in the chest of drawers! We also had a freshly baked loaf of bread, 4 home made cakes, eggs from their chickens, milk and butter all waiting for us! There is a small kitchenette on site for the few campers which they sell items at for a great price with an honesty box, like home made jams, chutneys and eggs from their chickens! They also had the most friendly pigs opposite the house which gladly disposed of any leftovers and we spent lots of time tickling their bellies! We cannot wait to book again, and enjoy some wine in the sunset shack , overlooking the lovely views and sunset. Thanks so much for having us, 11 out of 10!

    Reviewed by Rebecca D J5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous place to stay, views were spectacular and we so enjoyed the different species of birds."

    The cottage was immaculate, every need catered for and the owners were so welcoming. Would we go again? YES without doubt.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely, peaceful break with wonderful views and the stars at night are amazing!"

    Very clean, comfortable barn and the owners are also available and helpful

    Reviewed by James4.7Apr 2019

  • "We went for a week 23 March and were lucky enough to have exceptional weather, sat reading in warm sunshine on the patio in total peace and with far reaching 180 degree views of the green hills and a chicken or two inquisitively walking by."

    Relaxing as only such conditions can bring me. We could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Mar 2019

  • "Ian and Jane are a lovely couple and very friendly who I feel would do anything to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible."

    The views from the cottage were fabulous and both the dogs were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Oct 2018

  • "Ian and Jane were lovely."

    We were treated with fresh eggs from their chickens and freshly made cake and bread. The best place we have ever stayed with our dogs. Very dog friendly. Only negative was there isn’t much to see in this are unless you travel .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely peaceful holiday, the owners were very helpful when needed and had left lovely little personal touches for us."

    . the cottage was very comfortable and clean. the step from the living area into the bedroom/bathroom was difficult for me to access but the owner very kindly came straight away and fixed a grab bar which made it much easier for me. I have mobility problems but do not need a wheelchair and I would not recommend the old beams for anyone who had wheelchair or walking aids. Overall The old Beams is a lovely relaxing, peaceful , hideaway holiday cottage. A lovely place with a lovely view from the window.

    Reviewed by Josephine4.7Aug 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely place and lovely people we will definitely return"

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Aug 2018

  • "Really enjoyable and relaxing holiday."

    Ian and Jane were incredibly kind.

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Jul 2018

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful and made the holiday a pleasure"

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2018

  • "Excellent location, facilities, venue, hosts - can’t fault anything."

    Totally enjoyable and relaxing and certainly hope to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jun 2018

  • "I don’t necessarily think that Sykes should take much of the credit for this lovely holiday as they as the agents did nothing more than advertise the venue."

    The Old Beams is a lovely venue with views over open farmland. Wildlife is abundant and just sitting on the patio gives great access to a variety of bird life. Ian and Jane who own the property were very pleasant and inviting and you couldn’t wish for friendlier our better hosts. Hopefully we will return in the not too distant future as everything about our holiday was really good.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful spot."

    ...perfect for two and small dog....very hospitable owners....generally v. good facilities ..though a freezer cabinet (even a small one) would be useful. An autumn visit would be a colourful experience!! ...tempting!!

    Reviewed by James4.1May 2018

  • "Our Holiday at The Old Beams proved to be very high in our "Best Holidays" The host, Ian and Jane went out of their way to make our stay a huge success which it was."

    The views from the cottage was exceptional. Nearby there were adequate shopping facilities. The location was so convenient to visit many attractions. We visited Shrewsbury; Powys Castle; Bal Lake, Llangollen and others. We strongly recommend The Old Beams to anyone wishing to holiday in Powys. Our grateful thanks to Ian and Jane for helping us to have a peaceful and perfect holiday. D&E L

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage with beautiful views from the sitting room window."

    Our host were thoughtful and attentive and made us most welcome. A good base for touring around Wales

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fabulas people jan and ian were a pleasant so friendl and helpful fantastic place i would rate this holiday 5 star and will be going back again to stay in sept it is the best cottage i have ever stayed in."

    hospitality was great nothing u needed in the cottage all was provided, very happy cant wait to go again x

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2018

  • "The Old Beams was a lovely clean and comfortable cottage with fantastic views."

    We arrived on a freezing day and were greeted by a roaring log fire, homemade bread, cakes and fresh eggs from the owners chickens were left, which was such a nice treat. We had such a lovely relaxing stay, thank you Ian and Jane, will will be recommending you to friends.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Feb 2018

  • "We were the first guests in the Old Beams cottage so everything was brand new and clean."

    It was a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.6Sep 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Rear patio with furniture and lawn
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: babes in arms only

The property

A well-presented converted 300 year old cowshed adjoining the owners home on Llansantffraid in Powys,Wales.

The compact, cosy living, amazing views and walking opportunities both within the grounds of the property and the surrounding Welsh countryside make this the perfect destination for a couple who wish to bring their dog and to get away from day to day life.

The interior is bright and airy with a comfortable sofa and warming open fire making it the ultimate relaxing room for all seasons.

The kitchen area is modern and stylish with a delightful breakfast bar and open plan feel.

The Old Beams boasts a well decorated double bedroom with attractive linen and features and an ensuite shower room.

Having its own large private patio area facing the setting sun it is a perfect setting for an evening drink whilst taking in the rolling valley views.

It is situated within its own private river and woodland walk stretching over three quarters of a mile with fishing rights for your enjoyment.

The village of Llansantffraid is a short walk away and offers various facilities including two good food pubs,two supermarkets,fish and chip shop,Indian Restaurant,cafe and petrol station.

The market towns of Oswestry,Shrewsbury and Welshpool are within easy reach as are lake Bala and Vyrnwy and Snowdonia National Park.

The Old Beams is a fantastic converted shippon in a beautiful part of Wales.

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About the location

LLANSANTFFRAIDD-YM-MECHAIN

Oswestry 8.7 miles; Welshpool 10.1 miles; Shrewsbury 22.1 miles

A pleasant, historical village in Powys, close to the England-Wales border. Llansantffraidd is a scenic village with evidence of life in Roman times and from 2400BC. It has the River's Cain and Vyrnwy running through it. Offa's Dyke is just 5km away. It has two restaurants The Station Grill, The Sun Hotel, The Lion Hotel and The Courtyard Fish & Chip Shop, and three well-stocked convenience stores. For a wider selection of amenities, head over to Oswestry where you’ll find the Oswestry Old Raceourse Heritage Site, Cae Glas Park, Mile End Golf Club, Old Oswestry Hill Fort, Oswestry Town Museum, Cambrian Railway Museum, Oswestry Castle, and a variety of pubs and restaurants, including The Boars Head, Townhouse, Bell Inn, and The Plough. Continue onto Welshpool, where you can discover the delights of National Trust- Powis Castle and Garden, he Wharf Powysland Museum and Welshpool Library, Llyn Coed y Dinas Nature Reserve, the Montgomery Canal Nature Trail and Glyndwr’s Way. Further afield you’ll find Shrewsbury, home to Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Prison, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, and The Quarry.

Note: babes in arms only.