Nant Gwyn is a lovely, stone-built barn conversation, with lots of quaint and quirky charm, situated on the owners’ smallholding in a rural location, within driving distance of the pretty Powys village of Newbridge-on-Wye.
This lovely cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside, yet within driving distance of bustling market towns and rural villages, ideal for a couple or small family in need of an away-from-it-all retreat.
Upon arrival, you’re sure to receive a warm welcome from the variety of animals living on the land, including horses, pigs, sheep, turkeys, chickens, horses and dogs.
Once inside the property you can feel the stresses and pressures of modern life melt away as you step back in time into a world of low ceilings, stone walls and characterful low beams.
Downstairs there’s a rustic open plan living area with a kitchen and dining area, leading through into the sitting area with a warming woodburning stove.
There’s also a cosy double bedroom benefitting from an en-suite wet room.
Upstairs you’ll find a special little crog loft with twin beds and a sitting area, an ideal hideout for the children.
Outside, you can sit in the enclosed patio garden, with splendid views across the fields, to the rolling green hills beyond, the perfect place to enjoy a family barbecue and relax after a day adventuring.
The River Wye meanders through the valley, which opens up fantastic walking, fishing and canoeing opportunities, whilst the Cambrian Mountain uplands offer the chance to pony trek with loved ones, whilst marvelling at the majestic red kites as they soar through the sky.
There are also some fabulous towns and villages just a short drive away, including the splendid villages of Rhayader and Llandrindod Wells, a former Victorian Spa town, hugely popular with cyclists and offering pretty parks to relax in and an interesting Victorian festival.
For an excellent day out, pack a picnic, jump in the car and head for the Brecon Beacons National Park, a breathtaking natural space within which the children’s imaginations can run wild whilst you appreciate the stunning beauty of the rugged peaks and sloping valleys.
No matter what it is you decide to do on your holiday, this cosy, traditional and rustic cottage is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway or a small family in need of a holiday to remember.
About the location
Newbridge-on-Wye 5.4 miles; Rhayader 5.2 miles; Llandrindod Wells 9.6 miles; Builth Wells 10.5 miles.
Nant Glas is a village in the Elan Valley, situated on a side road between the A44 to the northeast and the A470 to the southwest. There is a small chapel at the southern end of the village and the Willow Globe Theatre us close to the village, just off the A470. Nant Glas is just a short drive from lots of little villages and market towns, including the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells. The little rural community boasts a popular pub, village stores and butcher’s shop and is surrounded by the breathtaking Mid Wales countryside. Fabulous walking can be done in the Radnor Forest and just ten miles away are the fantastic Elan Valley reservoirs and impressive Victorian dams. Take a trip to Rhayader, a bustling Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques, as well as the added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. You can also visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually.
Note: Children over five only.