Granary 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
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
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 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
Our final weekend of the autumn courses has come and gone. Now Margaret and I are beating with our own dogs. I had my first day last Saturday,in glorious autumn weather, chilly but bright. A good first day with guns getting their eye in and us beaters glad we had not got too unfit during the summer! Ash was as enthusiastic as ever, he takes his beating more seriously than his demonstration work - no yawning and playing to the gallery! Over the year we've had 6 courses and met some lovely people, some really nice dogs and we've been blessed with excellent weather. It's great when you get back in touch and let us know what's happening with your dogs - like Annette who emailed "Just wanted to let you know that Locket won Novice yesterday at Berkshire Downs with a score of 79/80. Nigel and I are absolutely thrilled to bits! Please let Margaret know for us as she helped me so much on our training weekend". From Abi with her cocker "I just wanted to say a huge Thank you to both you and Margaret for the dog training course. We learnt a lot which showed yesterday when I went on a shoot. She was so steady and stayed close by. The gamekeeper was very impressed considering it was her first shoot she had ever been on!" and Hayley "Claude and I did our first novice text recently at Stoneleigh Park and came first , we have also been invited to pick up on a local shoot, can't wait."
We now have our dates for Spring 2017, do get in touch if you would like to book. I look forward to meeting new dogs and their owners and seeing old friends.
Celebrate the longer days! Some last minute breaks available in Granary Cottage. 3 nights March 28,29 & 30 £190. One week beginning 31 March (£300) or any short breaks between 31 and 8 April 3 or 4 nights. (£190). For additional days please contact us.
Unfortunately we are unable to hold our usual Spring courses as Margaret Ward, our trainer, has had to go into hospital for a knee operation. We will be holding the autumn courses.
Dates for 2017 Gundog training weekends:-
Basic - August 19 & 20
Basic - September 16 & 17
Basic - September 23 & 24
Improvers dates to follow
Vouchers available for presents.
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
2017 Dates. April 22 & 23. June 24 & 25. These can be taken as a one day course on the Saturday or a two day course.
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
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. Ideal for small groups of friends, societies, or just for an unusual special occasion. More
"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
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.