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Winter Warmers - 10% off any booking January - March inclusive

Spring Surprises - 10% off a holiday taken April - June inclusive if booked by end of January.(excluding Easter period)

Double Dividends - Book Granary Cottage and Straw Cottage for same period and receive a 10% discount. (Ideal for families and grand-parents to holiday together but each with their own space and different styles of accommodation)

 

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

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

 

 

Granary Cottage

Guestbook

The Ultimate Brain De-Tox! This was our second visit to the Straw Cottage at totally different times of the year and both occasions were absolutely brilliant. The total absence of traffic and general town noise was a total delight. The burbling of the stream and melodic chirping of the birds almost meditative. As last time the cottage was superbly well stocked with all your needs for a peaceful treat and the hosts fabulously friendly and very helpful. Margot's anti-rain dance also worked a treat! If you keep a watch mid morning and afternoon at the tree with the swing to the side then you might be lucky enough to spot the resident tree-creeper. Also keep the veranda table well stocked all day with peanuts and you will keep a pair of nuthatches very happy. Fabulous stay, many thanks.

Steve & Nikki

The Straw Cottage