Be it on foot or by 4x4 there is a mile long rutted and sometimes muddy track across the hills to navigate in order to reach Yr Allt. This traditional stone cottage is extremely remote and will be difficult to access in extreme weather conditions, so be prepared to walk if necessary (boots needed in muddy weather) but what a treat awaits those who make it. Combining phenomenal views and a gorgeous character interior, this cosy cottage is a dream getaway. Your only neighbours will be the mountain ponies, hill sheep and the Red Kite that frequently soar above. There are some great walks across the surrounding hills cared for by the National Trust and a good pub nearby with an open fire to greet you on your return home.
Sleeps 3 - 1 Double, 1 Single
The downstairs of Yr Allt is open plan with a stone tile floor. The kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer and a large window with stunning views. There are huge oak posts dividing the kitchen from the rest of the living area that contains the sitting and dining section. The living area features an oak over-mantle over a stone fireplace with its original bread oven. There are oak beams, with low ceilings and stone windowsills throughout and the room is furnished with a dining table and chairs, TV, DVD PLayer,CD player and DAB radio. There are two comfortable reclining chairs from which to enjoy the fire and a good quality sofa bed.
Up the relatively steep flight of stairs to
Bedroom 1: A double bedroom
Bedroom 2: A single bedroom
The Bathroom: Has a large shower, handbasin and toilet with a heated towel rail.
A romantic hideaway
Having negotiated the track to Yr Allt you will not be disappointed. Looking around, the view makes you feel as though you're on top of the world, and heading inside feels like a trip back in time. With its original bread oven alongside the attractive open fire and the huge oak beams Yr Allt has a cosy, timeless feel. However, the spacious upstairs bathroom has everything you need and the accommodation is very comfortable. Whilst Yr Allt can sleep 3, this is ideally a 2 person property with the option of having separate rooms.
Discover unexplored countryside
Pull on your walking boots, grab a map, and a flask and head out onto the Begwns - a range of hills on the Radnorshire side of the River Wye cared for by the National Trust. The area is largely unexplored by the general public and there are no set footpaths but many tracks made by local farmers tending to the mountain ponies and sheep. An easy 1 mile stroll brings you to The Roast Ox, a popular village pub on the outskirts of Painscastle. This dog-friendly establishment is said to have been in existence for over 500 years and includes a spacious restaurant converted from an old Blacksmith's workshop.
Less than 4 miles from Hay-on-Wye
If all the solitude is getting to you, or perhaps you've simply run low on supplies head the 4 miles into Hay-on-Wye, 'The 'Town of Books' is fascinating, the shops there will not only provide for all your practical needs but also offer hours of browsing. There are boutique clothes shops, antique dealers, retailer's catering for crafts and interiors amongst many other things. There are some excellent pubs and restaurants and the most wonderful, old-fashioned sweetie shop!
The Roast Ox pub 1 mile, Painscastle 2 miles, Hay-on-Wye 4 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Lucy
"We had a wonderful holiday at Yr Allt. Fantastic location, immaculately clean. Perfect for a walking holiday. Loved the views, the red kites over the cottage and the hares in the lower field. Amazing walks locally and in the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley. Can't wait to return." Jo & Chris
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