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Gorsddu

near Llanwrthwl, Powys, Powys
Grade 5 Star rating

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Pets 2
Prices are per property not per person includes a £40 booking fee.

 
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A rural Welsh property restored to a very high quality with fine views of the Cambrian Mountains.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining room/sun room: Spacious with tiled floor, exposed stone and panoramic windows.
Kitchen: Spacious with tiled floor, breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloakroom: With toilet.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, Velux window and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and pull out bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath,toilet, heated towel rail and Velux windows.

Biomass central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder at cost. Cot, stairgate and highchair available. Welcome pack. Wi-Fi. Enclosed, lawned garden and decking with furniture. Gas BBQ. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. Pets to be kept on a lead, sheep country. No smoking. NB: Stream in the grounds.

The stunning location of Gorsddu is just one of its surprises when you arrive. You can’t tell by looking at this beautifully restored property that the original house, built before 1840, was the size of, what is now the living room. What was once a cowshed added in about 1901, is now a fitted kitchen. Records show that the owner’s great, great, great grandfather purchased the property in 1848 for £65 and it has been painstakingly built and renovated by the family using mostly their own home grown oak. Now the luxurious house of Gorsddu boasts huge panoramic windows from the spacious sun room that looks out over the eastern edge of the rolling Cambrian Mountains known as the ’roof of Wales’. You will probably want to while away many hours with a pair of binoculars and a drink and soak up the stunning scenery. From mid April to mid June you will often hear the plaintive call of the cuckoo.

The hamlet of Llanwrthwl, nearest to Gorsddu, lies on the River Wye south of Rhayader. From here you can take a walk, part of the National Trust Abergwesyn Common know as the Llanwrthwl Horseshoe Walk which starts at the church taking you through mountain moorland and peat bogs. The National Cycle Trail also passes through here, and with the Élan Valley cycle path close by, this area really is a haven for cyclists. The property is also well accommodated for keen cyclists, with a lockable shed for storage of up to seven bikes, and it also acts as a drying room.

To the north west is the RSPB nature reserve called Carngafallt, a heather clad hill with slopes covered in ancient hanging oak woodlands. Legend says that King Arthur’s dog, Gafallt, left his paw print in a stone somewhere on Carngafallt. It was also here that a hoard of bronze age gold jewellery was found, now in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. In the churchyard next to the parish church of St Gwrthwl in Llanwrthwl is a huge standing stone.

The region is also home to spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. Rich with rare wildlife, including the magnificent Red Kites, the area offers wonderful walking and some of the best mountain biking routes in the British Isles. Nearby Rhayader, about six miles, also renowned for being the canoeing capital of Europe, is best explored on foot where you should take time to discover the variety of independent shops and crafts where you’ll find everything from gifts to the essentials. There is a good choice of places to eat, where you can try traditional Welsh dishes and home cooked comforts, and for a friendly evening out, there are pubs in every direction each with its own welcoming atmosphere. There is also a convenience store, petrol station and cafe situated just two miles down the road from the property, so guests are within easy reach of essentials!

Other places to visit nearby include Wales’ most central town Llandrindod Wells, known locally as ’Llandod’ it was developed as a spa town in the 19th Century. Builth Wells, the interesting market town now famous for the annual Royal Agricultural Show and numerous smaller shows and fairs throughout the year. LLanwrtyd Wells, reputedly the smallest town in Britain, also has lots going on including the wacky events of bog snorkelling and Man Versus Horse marathons. Shop 2½, pub and restaurant 6 Miles.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 10

    17/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2019
    Fantastic views, great location, peace and quiet for a whole week


  • 9

    07/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    A beautiful house with a stunning view!


  • 10

    17/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2019
    Fantastic views, great location, peace and quiet for a whole week


  • 9

    07/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    A beautiful house with a stunning view!


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9.7 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo
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