The Straw Cottage, Walesput address here
About this listing
The Straw Cottage is truly a different type of holiday. It offers the romance of a bygone era with 2017 comfort. No electric or modern gadgets but wake up to the sound of birdsong, breakfast outside with just the sound of Holly Brook and the hills for company. Come for a special break for just the two of you, stars, champagne and total peace. Or if you are bringing the family, see your children experience a different kind of enjoyment in discovering the pleasures of messing about in the stream, seeing the farm animals and making their own entertainment.
Staying in The Straw Cottage is a memorable experience, away from the modern world, no modern gadgets, no electrics, nature at the door, views, dark skies, stars, sitting around the barbeque, de-stressing and relaxing. However we think that you will appreciate the comfort – sleep in a lovely comfy bed, have a shower, be warm and cosy if the weather is not ideal.
The cottage has been built using centuries old building methods. The walls are made of straw bales, and then coated with lime mortar inside and out. The roof insulation is sheep’s wool and the roof is covered with cedar shingles. Inside, the cottage has two double bedrooms, one has twin beds, and the other has a double bed. There is a shower and a normal flushing W.C. in the bathroom.
A large sitting room with wood burner leads out onto the veranda. There is a kitchen area with sink with hot and cold water, double hob burner and gas cool box. Heating comes from the wood burner, hot water, cooking is by gas. Lighting is by lanterns, candles, solar and torches. Close by the cottage is a barbeque pit and a slightly further away is a place to have a bonfire, roasted marshmallows on a stick or cooked spuds in the cinders?
The cottage sits on the edge of Ben’s Wood, a small wood that has been coppiced so it is light and airy with dappled sun and bluebells in the spring time. In front of the cottage the ground gently slopes down to the field and the stream, with views to the far hills. In the wood are several bird boxes, home to a variety of birds including woodpeckers, tree creepers and blue tits.
If you have children, there are endless things for them to enjoy – messing about in the stream, pond dipping, identifying the flowers and birds, seeing the farm livestock, or just playing in the wood using the trees and rope swings and making their own fun. In front of the lodge is a large flat area of field, plenty big enough for a game of cricket or rounders (don’t hit your ball into the stream!). The farm lane is very quiet; rarely do we see a car, so they can ride their bikes without the worry of traffic. You might choose to wander around the farm or go for a more energetic walk across the hills and far away or perhaps just sit outside to snooze and read. The night time is dark, you can see the moon and stars far away from any light pollution.
We offer 3 or 4 night breaks over Christmas and the New Year period to fit in with the Christmas holiday dates, please contact owner for more details.
Things To Do
Radnorshire is one of the old counties, which together with Brecknockshire and Montgomeryshire make up the county of Powys in Mid Wales.
Radnorshire is a county of rolling hills with river valleys, farmsteads, quiet country lanes and historic market towns. There is something for everyone to enjoy, the spectacular Elan Valley with its amazing dams, Offa’s Dyke and Glyndwr’s Way together with footpaths and bridleways and open hill make for wonderful scenic walking.
A beautiful Victorian town built to accommodate visitors taking the spa waters. Llandrindod Wells still retains its magnificent buildings many of which surround the Temple Gardens.
Within the town there are supermarkets, local food shops, a Victorian theatre, gift shops, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. The 13 acre lake is a particular feature with a magnificent dragon fountain in the middle. Close by there is Abbey Cwm Hir Hall, the National Cycle Museum and a variety of open gardens and places to visit.
Hay on Wye has the internationally renowned Literary Festival in May but is well worth a visit year round for its second hand bookshops, good shopping and cafés and restaurants.Builth Wells, Kington, Knighton and Presteigne are all small local towns each with its own individual style.
They all have local shops as well as some of the larger chains and supermarkets. If eating out is your pleasure, then there are pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and pocket.
Throughout the year there are events and activities from the world famous Royal Welsh Show in June and the Hay Festival to local agricultural shows, festivals, trotting races, ploughing matches and fetes and fairs.
Travelling around Radnorshire is easy, the “A” roads are wide and mainly quiet and once off the main roads you can explore the many small lanes and byways that take you to the hidden parts of Radnorshire.
- ID: 2878
- Guests: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Check-in After: 3:00 PM
- Check-out Before: 10:00 AM
- Type: Cottage
- Nightly: £98
- Weekends (Fri, Sat & Sun): £130
- Weekly (7d+): £85
- Allow additional guests: No
- Minimum number of days: 3
- Main Room
- 1 Double
- 2 Guests
- Twin Room
- 2 Twin
- 2 Guests
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Children allowed: Yes
- Cancellation Policy
- Cancellation and Insurance Once you have booked your holiday or course, our agreement is a legal contract and your deposit is non-refundable but we will do our best to offer an alternative date if you wish. Cancellation charges are: Cancellation between 30 and 15 days: 50% of holiday or course cost Cancellation between 14 and 1 day: 100% of holiday or course cost We strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance, which is inexpensive and can be obtained from any good broker.
- Additional rules information
- The Straw Cottage is available for weekly bookings starting on either a Friday or a Monday. Short breaks; 3 nights starting on a Friday 4 nights starting on a Monday We offer 3 or 4 night breaks over Christmas and the New Year period to fit in with the Christmas holiday dates, please contact owner for more details. Payment terms For all bookings we require a deposit of 30% to confirm the booking. You must make sure that this reaches us within 10 days of making the booking. We will send you an email or letter confirming the booking and letting you know what the outstanding balance is. The balance must then be paid at least 30 days before the start of the holiday or course. For holidays or courses which are to take place within 30 days of making the booking, the full balance is due on booking. We take payment by card, bank transfer or cheque.
- The minimum stay is 3 nights
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