Holiday Cottage, Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales
Granary Cottage

About Granary Cottage

VisitWales_4starlogo_big.jpgGranary Cottage is a comfortable and stylish self catering holiday cottage with stunning views. Graded 4 stars, sleeping 4, it has two en-suite bedrooms... More Info 

About Ty Gwyn Farm

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

 

2016 is Wales Year of Adventure! 

Everyone's adventure is different, it doesn't have to be sky diving or abseiling, it might just be something that you have never done before - see dark skies, learn a different skill, try different food, go riding, explore somewhere you have never been.  Here at Ty Gwyn we can provide some great adventures -

Stay in our cottage made of straw with no electricity, learn to dry stone wall, or bring your gundog on a course.

There are lots of other great adventures you can have whilst staying with us

Take a Welsh Safari, watch the Red Kites, ride the Welsh Hills, discover the Elan Valley and if you just have to have a heart-stopping thrill,  then go on the Zip Wire!

What will be Your Adventure?


Calling all Fishermen!

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!

 

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The Straw Cottage

About The Straw Cottage

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 2016 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 couldn't have imagined a more perfect setting to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We will never forget this cottage that time forgot. Sublime!" Meg and Family June 2016. See more reviews on our Guestbook page

Offers

Straw Cottage - September weekend 9,10 & 11 now £320 

Granary Cottage  - Special - 3 nights from Friday September 9 - £225. 

 

News - New date for additional gundog course

As both our autumn basic gundog courses are full, we've added a new date - October 15 & 16. Please phone or email Margot if you are interested.

April and May Basic Gundog Courses.

Two great week-ends, lovely people, somse really nice dogs and excellent weather.  We had a real mix of working breeds, springers, cockers, labradors, a GSP and a Vizla. As usual on these basic courses we worked on recall, sit and stay, use of whistle and starting the dogs on hunting and retrieveing with a dummy and then cold game. We also did 2016-04-047.jpgsome retrieving across water, some dogs threw themselves in whilst others needed some encouragement - all part of the learning process. A simulated walk up at the end of the course gives dogs and handler an idea of what to expect on a shoot day. Not everyone wants to work their dogs but this basic training gives owners an idea of what their dog is bred to do and shows them how they can do different things with their dogs which will help the dog settle, using its brain as exercise rather than too much physical exercise.

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News

Dates for 2016 Gundog training weekends:-

Improvers - April 2 & 3 - full

Basic - April 23 & 24 - full

Basic - May 14 & 15 - full

Improvers -  September 17 & 18

Basic - October 8 & 9 - full

Basic - October 15 & 16 - new date

Basic - October 22 & 23 -full

Vouchers available for presents.

Holiday Cottage, Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales
Country Courses

Country Courses

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 

Dry Stone Walling   

If you are interested in a course later in the year please contact me as we try and build the courses around people's requirements

Our Dry Stone Walling courses run through the year - if you would like to find out more about stone walls in the landscape and how to build them then this course is for you.  More

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We certainly had a mixture of weather on our May course last weekend.  A very wet Saturday was followed by a lovely day on Sunday. Our 6 trainee wallers deserved a medal for their perserverance and determination to carry on walling whatever the weather. 

"A great day despite the rain. Many thanks to Stuart for his expertise and Margot for hospitality." Simon

"Great course, lovely lunch, fab company. The weather didn't dampen the spirits and built a short course of dry stone wall - fantastic." Tara

"Wonderful walls, wit - shame about the weather - fantastic fun and insightful instruction." Genevieve

"Great weekend, a blend of walls, geology, history and more walls. Good food and company too. Off to build my own ( small ) wall now"  Peter

"The venue is nothing less than fantastic as is the food, course and company. Walls are great!" Dave


Walking Through History   

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 2016 dates

 Walking across the Radnorshire Hills

  "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.

"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

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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.

Holiday Cottage, Glamcamping and Country Courses in Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales. 

Ty Gwyn is more than our home; it is our way of life, embracing many different country pursuits, farming, riding, working our dogs.  We enjoy looking after the land we farm so that it is an attractive landscape and full of wildlife.  We say we are hidden in the heaven of Radnorshire, and it is a heaven that we want you also to enjoy, so do come and visit us. Whether you want to relax or be active, sit in the garden or walk the hills, the choice is yours. We look forward to welcoming you to Ty Gwyn Farm. 

Margot & Anthony