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Granary Cottage. 4 nights for the price of 3.  May Bank Holiday. 4 nights from April 28 - £260

Last minute Straw Cottage : 3 nights April 21,22 & 23 - now £400 normally £450.  4 nights April 24,25,26 & 27. - now £340 normally £380

 

Margaret Ward and Margot Porter with their dogs

List of courses

Walking through History

Find out how to read the landscape. One or two day courses learning about landscape history whilst walking over the beautiful Radnorshire hills.  We will look at strange earth and bank structures, lost trackways, old and abandoned settlements, standing stones and breathtaking vistas. From pre-history, through Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, The Romans, The Coming of Christianity, Early Medieval, The Normans and The Battles of the Welsh Princes, all have made their mark on the landscape.  A small group enjoys the peace and beauty of the Welsh countryside.  The walks are led by a landscape historian who imparts his knowledge with enthusiasm and humour. More

Gun Dog Training, Working Week-ends with your Gun Dog

For owners of working dogs that would like to understand and control the natural instincts of a working dog in the company of other dogs. This week-end will suit both experienced and inexperienced handlers with inexperienced dogs. We also welcome you if you have a working bred dog that you do not necessarily want to work but you just want him or her to be a good, biddable and enjoyable companion. Training your dog whilst understanding and working with its natural instincts will help you get the best from your dog. More

Dry Stone Walling

One and two day courses led by Stuart Fry, a professional dry stone waller working in the hills of Mid Wales. He holds the Advanced qualification of the Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. One and two day courses. You will discover how, why and when dry stone walls were built.  Learning about the history and techniques of dry stone walling opens your eyes to the mysteries of these much loved facets of our landscape.  Stuart gives instruction in the basic techiques of dry stone wall building and everyone can have a go at building your own piece of wall. More

Straw Bale Building

A one day course looking at construction and costs of this centuries old technique.  There will be a demonstration of the building methods and a look at the Straw Cottage that has recently been built on the farm for holiday lettings.  More

Home produced meals and comfortable accommodation is provided for all courses.

 

 

Granary Cottage

Guestbook

“OUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO STAY!” This was our second stay (and, hopefully, not the last by a long way) at Straw Cottage and we loved it just as much this Spring as last Summer. It is the best place I've ever found to give ourselves a much needed break from the pressures of modern life, yet it is still comfortable, cosy and just lovely. We kept nice and warm on the squashy sofas around the log burning stove in the evenings and played many family board games. During the day, we made outdoor fires in the fire pit, the kids and the dog played in the stream and the woods and rode their bikes, while the adults relaxed on the porch with books, magazines and guitar playing. And we all love the tree swing! Thank you to the lovely hosts, Margot and Anthony, for providing such a wonderful holiday experience.

Emma, Pauline, Jonah & Oskar

The Straw Cottage