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 organic 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 have had several guests in the Straw Cottage over the winter. To say it has been a wet winter is an understatement. Our intrepid visitors over New Year, walked up to their car, drove it to the farmyard and then took a taxi to town for their New Year’s Eve dinner dance! They told us that they were warm and cosy and did not need the hot water bottles and extra blankets.
An exciting development is that we have teamed up with the Metropole Hotel to offer their guests a Walking through History day. Dates are now set with the first day course on April 9
This year the Granary Cottage will have a new larger screen TV.
We were delighted with the response to our gun dog courses last year. Whether people wanted to work their dog or just to have a biddable dog, they all loved Margaret’s approach to training. Everyone loved talking about their dogs and hearing Margaret’s stories over lunches and supper. The mix of serious training and social fun seems to work so well. This year we are putting on an advanced course in March, there is only one space left but we may well put on another depending on demand, so do contact me if you are interested.
The straw bale cottage continues to attract attention so we are putting on another straw bale building course this year on April 3.
The first dry Stone walling course is on April 12 and 13, this can be taken as a one or two day course – there are still a couple of spaces left.
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
Lovely welcome -flowers, welsh cakes and a fire! We walked (in the rain), read books, knitted, painted and did some drawing. Played games and cooked lovely meals. Enjoyed listening to the radio and did not miss TV, laptops or mobiles. If we don't come again it is because we will have built our own straw bale house! Lovely! Marijke and Claus.
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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
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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