Granary Cottage is a comfortable and stylish self catering holiday cottage with stunning views. Graded 4 stars, it has two en-suite bedrooms... More Info
Ty Gwyn Farm is a traditional mixed farm, sitting in the rolling hills of Radnorshire, with stunning panoramic views in every direction. Ty Gwyn is an ideal base from which to explore this hidden, unspoilt area of Mid Wales. The beautiful Elan Valley, Builth Wells and Hay on Wye are all within easy reach. There are walks around the farm and plenty of footpaths and long distance walks in the area of Radnorshire and Llandrindod Wells. Watch the wildlife; we have red kites, buzzards, hares and badgers, enjoy clean air, open skies and absolute peace and quiet.. More Info
We had a visit from ITV Wales Coast and Country Programme yesterday. Presenter Andrew Price talked to Stuart who leads our Walking through History courses. We spent a lovely sunny morning up on the hill while
Stuart explained what the landscape can tell us about the history of the area. "If only the hills could talk," said Andrew. "Well they can if only you look at where your feet are walking and not at the view," replied Stuart and went on to show Andrew that what look like just lumps and bumps can be old field boundaries, ditches to contain cattle, ancient ploughing or iron age settlements. Catch the programme on Friday July 18 on ITV Wales.
For the past six years Mike and Trish have been regular guests at Granary Cottage and Mike is a fisherman! He has kindly given me some more information about the fishing in the area, as he thinks there is great fishing around here.
Fishing is available on the world renowned Wye and its tributaries. A passport scheme allows access to a wide range of rivers and streams. Brown trout fishing is available on the Elan Valley Reservoirs and the rivers Wye, Elan and Marteg, and Rainbow trout fishing at Llyngwyn. A 40 minute drive away is Llyn Clywedog Reservoir with stunning scenery. Regularly stocked. For more details and contacts
We have somewhere to wash and store fishing gear and a freezer to put all those fish in!
The ultimate get away, The Straw Cottage, is truly far from the madding crowd, a straw bale cottage in an idyllic spot on the farm. This is the romance of a bygone era with 2013 comfort. If you want an unusual place to stay, if you like the idea of being away from it all and living with nature but do like a hot shower, a comfy bed and a flushing loo, The Straw Cottage is it... More Info
"We've had a great week in the beautiful Straw Cottage. Lovely location and extremely well appointed. The sun shone a couple of times! and the smell of the bluebells was lovely. We had visits to the Elan Valley- there was an open day at the dam so we got to walk through the dam - spectacular, hired a boat on the Brecon Canal and walked miles!! We hope to return soon. Many thanks" Sarah, Steve, Richard (12) and Matthew (10)
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Lovely to see several rescued gundogs and some from problematic backgrounds all being given a second chance by kind and sympathetic owners on our gundog course on October 11 & 12
The Straw Cottage is one of the Best 50 Holiday Cottages in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, they said it is "the ultimate antidote to gadget addled family life. There's no electricity but it has a stream begging to be dammed, ponds straining to be dipped and woods calling out to any budding Roy Mears. Time to bid farewell to the play station."
Would you like to try your hand at something different? Perhaps learn a new skill or experience another way of life? The courses are a great way to learn more in an informal way. More
"Informative and helpful for us considering a new build and a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere" Christine and Will October course
More 2014 dates: April 3
Our last dry stone walling course of the year was held on October 18 on a blustery but mainly dry day.
"Absolutely fantastic day. Great introduction and I was amazed that there was something to show at the end of it!" Sam.
"Amazing course, really well organised. Friendly and excellent instruction. Will be recommending it to anyone who will listen!" Lynda
"Fanstastic, relaxing, distracting day, just what I needed. Thanks again." Greg.
Learn how to read the features in the landscape, what they are, why they are there and who put them there. Stone walls, enclosures, banks and ditches all tell a story of the past. Find out more whilst walking the Radnorshire hills with a landscape historian. More and 2014 dates
"Thanks so much for today's wonderful experience. Your graciousness, lovely tea, and food kept us going on our walking adventure. Stuart's sharing of his knowledge of walls and landscape has changed how we look at our world - can't get better than that." A comment from our lovely group of 10 Americans who came on our September course.
"Fascinating and fun. The area is filled with history with plenty of evidence going back to the iron age. Stuart gushes with enthusiasm and humour and never tires of teaching you new aspects of the hills. A most memorable day." Edward and Lucinda July 6.
"Excellent. Stuart is really enthusiastic just what you need to trigger more interest. Lunch and tea really nice, also plentiful" John and Lindy July 6
"Our walk was preceeded by a good and clear yet entertaining talk by Stuart. On our walk over the hills, he was a mine of information as we observed the historical and archaeological evidence. Lunch was a superb picninc and gave us a chance to rest whilst we enjoyed the views. A thoroughly good day out, enjoyed by all." Ruth July 6
See gallery for photos from the July and September courses
The Walking through History days are a great way of finding out about features in our landscape, what they are, why they are there and about the people who lived there.
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