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Gatehouse

Painscastle, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 927834)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • “We stayed at the Gatehouse with ...”
    We stayed at the Gatehouse with friends, 4 adults and 2 older children, we found it to be extremely spacious giving the children room to chill away from us. The house was obsolutly perfect and catered for everything even down to games and DVDs. Love the fact the fire was made up and all you have to do was to put a match to it with enough wood to last the weekend. The hot tub was huge enough for all 6 of us. Will definitely be back.
    We stayed at the Gatehouse with friends, 4 adults and 2 older children, we found it to be extremely spacious giving the children room to chill away from us. The house was obsolutly perfect and catered for everything even down to games and DVDs. Love the fact the fire was made up and all you have to do was to put a match to it with enough wood to last the weekend. The hot tub was huge enough for all 6 of us. Will definitely be back.
    - Mrs Howe, November 2017

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

This historic, detached artisan cottage nestles in the heart of the popular village of Painscastle in Mid Wales.

This lovely cottage with a hot tub is in the heart of the village and is ideal for families or a small group of friends looking to enjoy the border countryside (no children under the age of 4), yet being within easy reach of historic towns, fabulous days out and various activities.

Situated close to the literary town of Hay-on-Wye, and surrounded by the beautiful Welsh Marches and border countryside, this delightful cottage is set over two floors.

There are four comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom, with an additional family shower room on the ground floor.

There is a well-equipped kitchen leading to two comfy seating areas, one with a dining area and glass apex looking out across the cottage garden.

There is a separate cosy sitting room where you can relax in front of a further woodburner and relax watching the TV.

Outside, you can sit on the patio, surrounded by the slightly raised cottage garden, enjoying a hearty breakfast before heading off to explore the surrounding countryside and historic towns.

On your return you can enjoy the evening sun on the upper patio where you can unwind in the hot tub which is situated under cover in an open-fronted barn adjoining the seating area.

Painscastle boasts a welcoming, dog-friendly pub and is surrounded by the beautiful undulating border countryside of the Welsh Marches, which opens up to Begwns Moor and Monks Pond, giving you a chance to soak up the panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

You are ideally placed to visit the quaint town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its myriad of bookshops, boutique- style shopping and annual literary festival.

Visit the Royal Welsh Showground, which hosts a variety of events, making this cottage a perfect base for those looking for peace and quiet after a busy day at the showground.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities with pony trekking close by together with six golf courses, including Kington which boasts that it is the highest course in England.

For more activities travel to Llangorse Lake, where you will find water skiing, pedalos, pike fishing and rowing boats.

There are fabulous walking and cycle routes on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains.

Slightly further afield, to the north, you will find the popular market town of Rhayader, gateway to the stunning Elan Valley, with its majestic Victorian dams and the nearby Red Kite Feeding Centre.

Knighton, on the edge of the Shropshire Hills, is an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, situated on Offa’s Dyke, and ideal for walking swathes of the Marches.

This pretty cottage is a perfect base for families or friends looking to enjoy time together in a beautiful part of the country.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 2 x single. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast area, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Sitting room with woodburner. Utility.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburners
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Front gravelled garden
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 2 mins walk.Please note check in time for this property is 4pm and check out 10am due to hot tub change over.

About the location

PAINSCASTLE

Hay-on-Wye 5.5 miles; Builth Wells 12.5 miles; Hereford 25 miles.

The pretty village of Painscastle lies just five and a half miles from the famous town of Hay-on-Wye, and takes its name from its ancient fortress, where today only large earthworks remain. Standing only three miles from the England/Wales border, the village boasts a charming real ale inn serving good food, and is surrounded by scenic countryside. Under six miles away is the historic market town of Hay-on-Wye. Settled beside the River Wye, it’s renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature and with its many specialist bookshops, antiques shops, restaurants and cafes, it’s a popular destination for holidaymakers wishing to enjoy the leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley. Builth Wells can be reached within a pleasant drive, and is home to an 18-hole golf course, a pony trekking centre and a selection of amenities, plus each July it plays host to the Royal Welsh Show. The surrounding countryside provides excellent walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing opportunities, amongst many more, together with a variety of tourist attractions, including the Black Mountains, The Three Castles Walk, Offa's Dyke pathway, the Mortimer Trail and the lovely walk to Hergest Ridge, which is said to have inspire the music of Elgar. The ancient city of Hereford, the epitome of picturesque England, lies just over half an hour’s drive away, with its magnificent cathedral housing its famous chained library and Mappa Mundi, and medieval bridge set over the winding River Wye. A supremely appealing area, and a perfect year-round holiday destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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