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Powys

Powys is a tranquil and peaceful county situated in Mid Wales. The county is mostly made up of smaller towns and villages and has plenty of rural space for the ultimate quiet getaway.

Though Powys is a quiet and relaxing place to spend a holiday, this doesn''t mean there is a lack of things to do while you''re there. It is the largest county in Wales, hosting plenty of attractions. For example, there are a number of cave systems located in Powys, including some of the most extensive in Wales. Various tours allow you to explore these caves for yourself and to see the unique and awe-inspiring beauty of these natural formations.

If you have an interest in history, you will have no trouble filling the time while holidaying in Powys. The area now covered by Powys includes five historic counties, giving it a varied past which today has given birth to plenty of heritage sites and other attractions. For instance, there are six castles within Powys''s borders. These range from Aberedw Castle, which lies in ruins, to Powis Castle, which still stands as a grand and imposing country manor. The county also has a number of museums, including Brecknock Museum, which hosts artefacts dating back as far as the Stone Age and occupies a Grade II listed building.

Nonetheless, the quiet rural beauty of Powys is one of the biggest draws, and this itself provides visitors with plenty to do. In most parts of the county the scenic walks are absolutely delightful. There are several wonderful set walks and trails in the county which provide excellent views of local scenery and of nature.

For those looking to take in the beauty of nature but wanting something more spectacular, the breathtaking lakes and waterfalls make for ideal sightseeing. A number of scenic lakes can be found in Powys. The amazing waterfalls, meanwhile, include the mighty Pistyll y Llyn, which is one of the highest in Wales.

If you would like to book a relaxing break in Wales, please take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Powys today.
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  • Pen Y Clawdd

    Evenjobb nr. Presteigne

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W41449

    Offas Dyke footpath on the doorstep

    One of two detached Scandinavian style holiday lodges with hot tub (for 6 adults), situated on a working farm, with wonderful far reaching views, this is the idyllic holiday location for keen walkers who have access to Offas Dyke Path from the door. For an active holiday there is a variety of choices such as clay pigeon shooting, fishing or cycling. For those who just want to unwind and enjoy the countryside and stunning views then just relax in this well presented and cosy property. Presteigne and Ludlow are great for a trip out. Can be booked with W41514. Shop, pub and restaurant 3.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi available at £5. Enclosed lawned garden. Enclosed patio and furniture. Verandah. Ample parking. Private hot tub. Stabling available (at cost). Private water supply. No smoking.

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  • Haybarn

    Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC622004
    Set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons with wonderful views of the Black Mountains you will find the tranquil village of Trefecca, which was originally the home of Howell Haris, one of the founder members of the Methodist Church in Wales.  Set on the working sheep farm - Trefecca Farm – you will find ‘Haybarn’, a beautifully renovated barn which was originally the old barn where the hay was once stored and ground.  Haybarn is now a lovely 4 Star holiday cottage which has been lovingly renovated by the owners having the contemporary blended with the old charm of oak beams and oak style flooring throughout.  This is a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life.  The fully fitted kitchen, dining area with large oak table and chairs and Lounge with leather sofa and sofa bed, are open plan which gives the barn such a light and spacious feel.  Ideal for enjoying family time together.  Upstairs there are two double bedrooms; one having a double bed and the other two single beds.  The bathroom with ceramic tiled floor has a lovely corner bath with shower, perfect for a restful soak after a long day exploring the area.  Wooden garden furniture is set out in the farm courtyard area to enjoy those sunny evenings. 

    Ground Floor: Property has storage heaters and comprises;
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD. Leather sofas (one being a sofa bed for + 2); a cosy and well presented room with oak beams and oak effect flooring.
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Oak dining furniture seating 6. Oak beams and oak effect flooring.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With two 3ft single beds
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over corner bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available

    Rear patio area with potted plants and outdoor wooden garden furniture. Shared laundry room across the courtyard with washing machine, tumble dryer. Parking for 2 + cars.

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  • Chapel Cottage

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 10035

    Former chapel, stone built in 1867, now a very attractive quirky detached holiday cottage with much character, on a minor road junction in the village of Pontsticill, within the Brecon Beacons National Park. The property is complete with jukeboxes and a pin ball machine. The surrounding area is peaceful, scenic, varied with mountains, valleys, forests and open hillside ideal for walkers. Within a few miles are Pontsticill, Pentwyn, Neaudd reservoirs, sailing, fishing, the Brecon Beacons steam railway and Tranquil Canal. Shop 1 mile, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: Landing area with twin beds and low ceiling. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. Jukeboxes. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Front garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Ty Gwilym

    Llangors, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OL6


    Ty Gwilym Barn nestles in a peaceful courtyard in Llangorse village. Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the barn oozes character including exposed beams, stonework and many original features. The owners, who live close by, have furnished and presented this spacious holiday home beautifully and it also enjoys views of open meadows and of Myndd Troed. Ty Gwilym is very conveniently situated, tucked away from the main village but with two pubs within a very short walking distance. Its doorstep amenities, as well as peace and quiet make it the perfect holiday base with lots of activities and attractions nearby.
    Llangorse lies in the crook of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. With its stunning lake and breathtaking scenery, it’s a perfect setting for both the very active and those who prefer a more gentle and relaxing holiday. In high season, the lake offers fishing, rowing boats, canoe and kayak hire, while the Llangorse Activity Centre offers climbing, sky trekking and horse riding. A walker’s haven; public footpaths lead directly from Ty Gwilym and within easy driving distance, there are more challenging walks such as Offa’s Dyke, Pen y Fan, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Hay Bluff.
    Ty Gwilym Barn is a peaceful retreat central to a wide variety of cultural and outdoor pursuits that the area is famous for. The major festivals at Hay-on-Wye, Brecon and Abergavenny are all within easy reach. Shop 3 miles, pub 200 yards.

    Spacious, open-plan living/dining room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and farmhouse-style kitchen area with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, shared courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • The Old Drapers

    Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC624026
    Built in 1902, this traditional Victorian style building originally accommodated officials tasked with engineering the six magnificent Elan Valley Dams nestled in the nearby hills. The glorious reservoirs brought further prosperity to Rhayader and with it, Humphrey’s Drapers occupied the prime ground floor shop. The Old Drapers has been meticulously converted to capture the spirit of a bustling mid Wales market town. Standing in the heart of Rhayader, the accessible ground floor apartment offers convenience and comfort as standard as well as wheelchair accessible doorways, level access to the pavement, the flexibility of zip and link bed options and a disability adapted wet room.

    The Old Drapers gives you the perfect base to explore Rhayader and the Elan Valley. The rolling Cambrian Mountains on the doorstep are yours to enjoy in all seasons. Exploring Rhayader is simple, all amenities are within walking distance as are lots of independent shops, a leisure centre, museum and a choice of traditional places to eat and drink. Equally as simple is your access to the spectacular mid Wales countryside. Just two minutes from The Old Drapers is the Elan Valley Trail, an old railway which has been adapted for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Two pristine riverside parks either side of the apartment are also accessible. Whether you’re here for walking, cycling, mountain biking, pony trekking, astronomy, bird watching, fishing or looking to take the pace of life down a notch, let The Old Drapers be your base to make Mid Wales memories.

    The Old Drapers can be booked together with The Bakehouse (CC624027) and The Cwtch (CC624028) to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With laminate flooring.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and sofa bed (for two).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Wet room: Disabled access with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Parking (1 car). Cycle store on request. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Craig Y Rhos

    Aberhosan, nr. Machynlleth

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 28476

    Situated in a quiet hamlet in a wooded valley and close to the Glyndower Way and town of Machynlleth, this detached holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring mid and north Wales. Nearby attractions include King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Railway Museum, Talyllyn Railway, Centre for Alternative Technology, Llyn Barfog (’bearded lake’), Cymer Abbey and the RSPB nature reserve at Ynys-hir. The area is popular with cyclists, many of whom choose the Lon Dysynni cycle route, and beaches can be accessed at Aberdovey, Towyn, Ynys Las and Borth. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Madog’s Wells - Swallow Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 31031

    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly, detached holiday properties (refs 31030, 31031 and 31032) are wonderfully situated for bird watching, walking or touring mid Wales. They are located in a great area for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales Borders. All three cottages are wheelchair friendly. There are bed-guards and bed-blocks available for some of the beds, a wheeled shower chair/commode with removable arms, a free-standing toilet frame and chair-blocks available for guests use, as well as a hoist (at cost). There is a children’s play area, a games room and a basketball ring in the grounds. Try our scaled solar system walk up a mountain to Pluto, or the woodland walk which skirts a pond, crosses bridges and makes its way around an acre of mixed woodland, with bluebells, primroses, wild roses, broom and gorse. Local places of interest include the National Trust Properties, Powys Castle and Gardens, Chirk Castle, Erddig and Attingham Park, as well as the Welshpool to Llanfair Steam railway, the Montgomeryshire Canal Lake, Vyrnwy and Lake Bala, Glasevern Hall and Gardens, Dingle Nurseries and Gregynog Hall. For those wishing to partake in activites, theres plenty of excellent walks, cycling, quad trekking, clay pigeon shooting, paintballing, go-karting and watersports available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ramp/level access. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 2 twin. Wet room with walk-in shower/bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included. CD. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Dishwasher. Balcony.

    All properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Ample parking. Shared external games room with pool table, table tennis and darts. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Coity Bach Farm Cottages - Peacock Cottage

    Talybont-on-Usk, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 25129

    Beautiful views

    Within the Brecon Beacons National Park, these semi-detached holiday cottages within the owner’s grounds, just a mile to Talybont village with pubs, café and the Monmouthshire to Brecon Canal. There are bridle paths, footpaths and the Taff Trail within 1/4 mile, a registered cycle trail within 100 yards, and fishing and riding nearby. A breakfast hamper containing produce off the farm can be ordered before arrival for £5 per person per day. Brecon is approx 4½ miles. Hereford, Monmouth and Abergavenny are all nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants 4½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floor. Shower room with bidet and toilet. Paddle stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom with additional double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping), beams and sloping ceiling.

    Oil central heating and solar central heating £21 per week (£3 per night for short breaks). Dishwasher. Courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

    Both properties: First £5 electricity included, remainder by £1/£2 token meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared fields and woodlands. Barbecue. Cycle store. Cycle and boot washing facilities. Private water supply. Two pets welcome (working farm/sheep country). NB: Sloping banks and farm machinery in grounds. Brook 50 yards. Each property has a security deposit of £50.

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  • Holly Farm Cottage

    Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC621038
    Holly Farm Cottage sits in a beautiful, rural location adjacent to the owner’s B&B and on a 70 acre working sheep farm, yet is within walking distance of a pub and restaurant and less than 5 minutes’ drive from the attractive spa town of Llandrindod Wells. The original farmhouse, dating back to Tudor times and once part of the Howey Hall Estate, is next door to the holiday cottage, and you are assured of a warm and friendly Welsh welcome from the owners. The cottage offers spacious accommodation, is comfortably furnished and provides a delightful base from which to enjoy mid Wales. Apart from the pleasant gardens and country walks directly from the farm lane, the area is renowned for its rolling hills and valleys and there is a wealth of interesting places to discover in the area including Rhayader with a red kite feeding station and Welsh Royal Crystal workshops; Builth Wells, venue to year-round events and another historical ‘spa’ town; Brecon, gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park and home of the annual August jazz festival, Brecon cathedral and castle, Brecknock Museum, the Gaer Roman Fort, and The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon); the ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye, home to the famous festival; Knighton and the Offa’s Dyke Centre, and the magnificent Elan Valley dam.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with wood burner, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD/radio.
    Dining room/conservatory: With tiled floor and patio doors.
    Kitchen: Spacious with breakfast area, electric cooker, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and basin.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi.

    Lawned garden and furniture. BBQ. Parking (3 cars). NB: Unfenced brook 100 yards.

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  • Madog’s Wells - Blackbird Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 31032

    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly, detached holiday properties (refs 31030, 31031 and 31032) are wonderfully situated for bird watching, walking or touring mid Wales. They are located in a great area for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales Borders. All three cottages are wheelchair friendly. There are bed-guards and bed-blocks available for some of the beds, a wheeled shower chair/commode with removable arms, a free-standing toilet frame and chair-blocks available for guests use, as well as a hoist (at cost). There is a children’s play area, a games room and a basketball ring in the grounds. Try our scaled solar system walk up a mountain to Pluto, or the woodland walk which skirts a pond, crosses bridges and makes its way around an acre of mixed woodland, with bluebells, primroses, wild roses, broom and gorse. Local places of interest include the National Trust Properties, Powys Castle and Gardens, Chirk Castle, Erddig and Attingham Park, as well as the Welshpool to Llanfair Steam railway, the Montgomeryshire Canal Lake, Vyrnwy and Lake Bala, Glasevern Hall and Gardens, Dingle Nurseries and Gregynog Hall. For those wishing to partake in activites, theres plenty of excellent walks, cycling, quad trekking, clay pigeon shooting, paintballing, go-karting and watersports available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ramp/level access. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Wet room with walk-in shower/bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Ample parking. Shared external games room with pool table, table tennis and darts. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Ann’s Bungalow

    Cantref, Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC622003
    Ann’s Bungalow is a lovely renovated, detached bungalow, situated in a rural location at the foothills of the Brecon Beacons within the grounds of the owners’ farm. It is easy just to walk straight onto Cefn Cyff Mountain and up to Pen-y-Fan which is the highest of the Brecon Beacons, peaking at 2,907ft (886m).
    It offers an excellent sized lounge which is light and airy and has breathtaking panoramic views across the rolling fields and woodlands into the valley beyond. Soft leather sofa’s and a real flame effect fire, invite you to relax after a days’ exploring the countryside. The refurbished kitchen has everything you need to make your holiday comfortable. Each bedroom has been luxuriously dressed but with a contemporary twist, and the recently renovated contemporary bathroom is fully tiled and has a rectangular anti slip bath with hand rails and a Mira Sport Max 10.8 kw shower over.
    Outdoors to the front of the property is a large, enclosed and well maintained lawned area with border shrubs, and having the added bonus of a log cabin which features a luxurious shared hot tub, seating 6 people, with excellent views that extend over open farmland - just a perfect place to sit and relax and enjoy the stunning scenery whatever the weather! To the rear is a patio area with garden furniture and a gas BBQ. Adjoining is an enclosed children’s play area, with swing, slide, see-saw and outdoor toys.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on one level, has electric ’Duo-Heat’ radiators and comprises:
    Lounge: With 50" Slim line TV with satellite Sky, DVD, video, CD player, wood burner effect fire and large panoramic windows framing the breathtaking views across the rolling fields and woodland beyond.
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven, grill and hob housed in an Inglenook, fridge, freezer, dishwasher,microwave, filter coffee maker, toaster and kettle. Freeview TV and dining furniture for 6.
    Cloakroom: With WC, wash basin, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath with Mira Sport Max shower over, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot, high chair and baby bath available. Internet access available

    At the rear of the property is a parking space for one car plus extra parking on the courtyard. Lawn and patio area with garden furniture, gas BBQ. Enclosed children’s play area with swing, slides, see-saw and outdoor toys.
    To the front of the property is a large well manicured lawn surrounded by a mixture of flowers and shrubs and a log cabin with luxury shared hot tub seating 6 people.
    There is also a further seating area with a rockery and bird feeders overlooking the lake in the meadow.

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  • Glas Y Dorlan

    Felindre

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OR8


    Furnished and equipped to a very good standard, this detached eco holiday home has a calm, relaxing ambience, with a unique circular living room overlooking a trickling stream and equipped with a wood-burning stove, as well as robes and slippers for those cosy nights after exploring this picturesque area. This property is located in a walker’s haven with the magical scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains and Offa’s Dyke. Outdoor pursuits are aplenty locally such as watersports, bouldering, canoeing, gliding, and abseiling. Fishing, horse riding and golfing can also be found in the area. It is also near to Hay on Wye, renowned for its literary festivals and known as the book capital of the world, which also has many independent shops, galleries, restaurants and bistros. Shop 3 miles, pub serving food 100 yards, restaurant 5 miles.

    Beamed, circular living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with French doors and slate floor/beamed kitchen with breakfast bar and marble floor. Utility. Separate toilet. Open-tread, winding stairs to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom. Single bedroom with additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Bathroom with free-standing oval bath, large separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full solid fuel central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (BT Sport and Sky HD package)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with patio, decked terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • NB: Unfenced stream, 2 metre drop and 4 steps in garden.

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