Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Middleton is one of five properties which have been created by the imaginative conversion of a 19th century inn, although the original stone cottages have a history going back to the 18th century when they were occupied by an agricultural worker, a blacksmith and a coffin maker. The “Middleton Arms” as it became, was owned by landowners whose seat was at Llyn Parriad and later it changed its name to the “Vulcan Arms” in homage to the Vulcan God of Fire, god of the blacksmiths. It sits on the old Cambrian railway line and was an important hostelry for those using Doldowlod Halt station until the line was closed in the 1960’s. Today the holiday cottage offers every modern comfort whilst still retaining the best features of the old inn. Middleton is a terraced cottage which is spacious and characterful. It offers easy access to the A470 via a slip road; Sustrans cycle routes, the River Wye which is right on the doorstep, Wye Valley Walks and the Red Kite Centre. A very short walk from the property will bring you to a shop, post office and café. A stop for buses to Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader is nearby.
The town of Rhayader is 7 minutes drive away and the area is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. There are events on throughout the year and this is the perfect base for the whole family to experience stunning outdoor attractions including fishing, and discover rich and rare wildlife in the rolling Cambrian Mountains.
Middleton has use of a large garden, shared with the other cottages, with plenty of outdoor furniture including tables, benches and umbrellas, and there is storage for cycles as well as a jet wash and repair kits, or you can even arrange to hire a bike. Middleton can be booked with Woodman (CC624017), Faulkner (CC624018), Tudor (CC624019) and Searle (CC624020) to accommodate up to 21 / 23 guests.
Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
Spacious open plan living space.
Lounge area: Beamed with electric wood burner, 42" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and radio.
Beamed dining area.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, single bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower and WC.
Wet room: With wheelchair access, shower and WC.
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair on request. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.
Shared, enclosed garden and furniture. Shared BBQ. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. Wheelchair access.