Nuthatch Cottage is a romantic little cottage - to comfortably sleeps two guests in one bedroom with a double bed. All on the ground floor.
Truly a Bird Lovers and Garden Lovers Paradise in the remote and secluded Abergwesyn Valley with miles of uninterrupted walking or numerous trails for mountain bikers - all from the door. Perfect too for Star Gazers with absolutely NO light pollution.
Cottage acommodation all on the ground floor.
Come through the main front door shared with the owners into a small orangery and the front door to the cottage is there.
The open plan kitchen/sitting room as a well fitted kitchen with an electric cooker, microwave and grill; a fridge and a washing machine. There is a dining table and chairs. Two very comfortable arm chairs, an electric coal effect fire, a wooden settle and a flat screen TV with the full SKY package.
The walls of this ancient and quaint cottage date back to the 1600's are very thick; hanging in front of the sitting room window is a bird feeder - where there are numerous different species of birds completely unafraid of humans.
Utility room (next door) shared with the owners has a freezer.
Bedroom 1: The bedroom has a double bed.
Bathroom: The shower room has a spacious shower, hand basin and toilet
The Orangery is the entrance hall, (so called because of the shape of the glass roof) is a comfortable area to take off muddy boots etc or maybe to sit and have a coffee.
There is ample parking beside the cottage and the gardens here are just an absolute delight and you can usually spot the owner outside whatever the weather. Garden furniture with plenty of places to rest while walking around.
Above the cottage is a lovely upper garden with the most stunning views down the river valley and then there are the enclosed gardens in the front of the farmhouse,with an oak framed summer house (this is probably my favourite part of the garden) - with the river running along the valley behind.
The gardens here at Tyn-y-Cwm are now part of The National Garden Scheme (NGS);
This pretty little cottage is reached either over a wooden bridge or through the ford; the picturesque stream is where both trout and salmon spawn. The upper garden has water, bog and winter gardens with all types of unusual and interesting plants and trees.
The main garden has a spring garden with witch hazels, primroses, snowdrops, hellebores and later meconopsis poppies and primulas. There is a beautiful walk way through the centre of the garden with many different species of roses and clematis to a pretty wooden summer house where the owner keeps his cricket memorabilia; this is where we were served a wonderful "cricket tea".
There are raised vegetable and flower beds with a wonderful mix of all sorts of flowers, vegetables, fruit trees and bushes where visitors are welcome to walk, wonder and talk to the very industrious owners who also keep free range chickens.
With Dinas RSPB Bird Reserve just up the Abergwesyn Valley this truly is a bird lovers' paradise. Near the property was one of the last nesting sites of Red Kite, before their wonderful recovery over the last 20 years to now becoming a common sight almost throughout Britain.The orangery has two wicker chairs
Do take a look at the photographs recently added to the website of the eagerly awaited return of some of the many migrant birds, especially those the welsh oak woods are so famed for, pied flycatcher, redstart, wood and willow warbler, chiff chaff. tree pipit and the iconic cuckoo.
At Nuthatch Cottage, April is a real highlight month when they normally return. Then in May and June it is nesting time. This year there are 28 nesting boxes up in the garden, around the house and in the adjoining oak wood.
Last year there were pied flycatchers, redstarts, great tits, blye tits and pied wagtails nesting. The owner monitors them and sends the results off to the British Trust for Ornithology.
I would thoroughly recommend this as a perfect place to stay for bird lovers.
For anyone interested in beautiful gardens and horticulture this is the place to visit; there is so much to write-about I cannot take the space! The owners say "When we go on holiday it is difficult to find anywhere as nice as home" and I would agree!
The cottage is perfect for visitors who would like complete peace and quiet - the owners are very unobtrusive; the cottage is all on one level so good for anyone with walking difficulties but not big enough for a wheel chair.
The cottage is only 2 miles from Beulah with a village pub The Trout Inn, the village shop and garage. The cottage is down the picturesque and little known Abergwesyn Valley with its hanging oak woods, rushing rivers and forests. There are mountain bike trails just up the lane and numerous scenic drives for visitors. A wonderful place for walkers with numerous walks all around - the owner would be very helpful on knowing the local walks and it is only seven miles (hard) walking over the mountain to The Elan Valley - where by road it would take much longer. A real secret hide-away -the house has had many famous visitors and has been a location for a BBC 4 Play for Today.
Beulah 2 miles, Llanwrtyd Wells 8 miles, Builth Wells 12 miles, Brecon 22 miles, Hay-on-Wye 31 miles, Llandovery 19 miles, Hereford 50 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann or Ceri
Unforgettable views, valleys, lakes and endless space. The Epynt mountain range, the Abergwesyn Valley, and the Cambrian Mountains - remote, wild and sparsely populated. Combine this landscape with the old spa towns of Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells and Llanwyrtd Wells and you've got an undiscovered gem of an area. Famous for ambitious conservation projects, extraordinary events - Man vs Horse and Underwater Bog Snorkling and the excellent mountain biking in the area, but there's plenty more to discover in this area North of Brecon. Read more about North of Brecon