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Begwyns Penrheol is a real delight of a holiday home just 3.5 miles from Hay on Wye. Families and groups with love its seclusion and spectacular views. This holiday cottage has a large, enclosed garden and wildflower meadow. Inside it has beautiful and ecclectic decor, and is spacious and warm, with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, an Aga and an open fire.
This stylish Welsh Longhouse is in a magnificent location looking out to Hay Bluff, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains National Park. The house is set on the edge of the National Trust moorland, the Begwyns with wonderful walks and cycles from the door. There's plenty to explore, with popular Hay-on-Wye 3.5 miles away.
Accommodation - Sleeps 8 in 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms
The warm kitchen is somewhere everyone will want to gather, with a kitchen table, an oil-fired Aga, oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge and a freezer.
A utility room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
Reading room with dining table and chairs and electric fire - somewhere to be tucked away with a book.
The sitting room is warm and cosy with sofas set around a wood burning stove. There is an ample supply of wood to make sure everyone is warm in the coldest of winters. There is a TV with Freeview, DVD and WIFI
Beyond the sitting room there is a conservatory with another dining area and again glorious views.
A downstairs shower room with a shower, handbasin and toilet.
Master Bedroom: King-size bed and a TV - with an en-suite bath with a shower over, hand basin and toilet
Bedroom 2 with a double bed
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bedroom 4 with twin beds
Family bathroom with a bath with a shower over, hand basin and toilet.
The house is well off the road and is reached down a private drive. When we first visited, the wildflower meadow in front of the house was in full bloom. There are also well cared for gardens and lawns for visitors to enjoy. Ample places to sit and enjoy this peaceful location and panoramic views. Along with all this, there is plenty of space for children to kick a football or play a game of cricket and terrace with garden furniture.
*All linen and towels inclusive
*All electricity and fuel inclusive
*Oil central heating
*TV with Freeview and DVD
*Ample parking for several cars
*Garden enclosed (to keep sheep out) with garden furniture.
*Sorry not suitable for dogs as there are roaming sheep in the close vicinity
*Safe storage for Mountain Bikes
The neighbouring villages of Painscastle and Clyro both have excellent pubs that serve good food. The Roast Ox in Painscastle is well worth a visit - do not be surprised if you find the car park full of tethered ponies as the neighbouring pony trekking stables often stop there. Down in the village of Clyro there is a garage with village shop and 14th century Drovers Inn, The Rhydspence.
In Hay-on-Wye (renown for Hay Literary Festival held in May) with the picturesque castle overlooking the town, you will be spoilt for choice with the great variety of second hand bookshops, antique shops, boutique style shops and plenty of places to eat and drink. There is a local butcher and greengrocer, delicatessen and a couple of small grocery shops - many selling organic local produce. Hay has an outdoor local produce market on a Thursday selling locally grown produce, homemade cakes, fruit juices, honey, jams, crafts and rugs and much, much more. When in Hay it is a "must" to try Shepherds Ice Cream made from the milk of sheep.
Hay-on-Wye of course is a haven for all types of visitors who enjoy outdoor activities, whether you are a keen walker or enjoy a ramble, want to fish, canoe, swim or just sit beside the River Wye. Go for a serious horse ride or just a pony trek, go gliding in nearby Talgarth or go for a scenic drive around the local villages and stop for lunch in a country pub or a cream tea. There are plenty of castle and abbeys to visit and I would recommend the drive through The Llantony Valley to Capel-y-Ffin to Llantony Abbey or over to Abbeydore. With Offa's Dyke Path, The Three Castle Walk, Mortimer Trail all very close to Hay-on-Wye and the Welsh Marches you are really spoilt for choice when staying here whatever time of the year.
Hay-on-Wye - 3.5 miles, Painscastle - 2 miles, Clyro - 2 miles, Brecon - 20 miles, Hereford - 25 miles, Builth Wells -15 miles, Abergavenny -25 miles
Hay on Wye is renowned for its annual literary festival, but there's more to Hay than that. It is a pretty and bustling town at the foot of the majestic Black Mountains with the river Wye running through. The town is crammed with boutiques and book shops, with excellent restaurants and cafes. There's an independent cinema, a castle and a thriving arts scene. If you're looking for adventure, a stay in or around Hay will scratch that itch. Canoeing, cycling and hiking are just on the door step. Read more about Hay-on-Wye