Welcome to Ty Gwyn Farm

The Straw Cottage

A Straw Cottage, the ultimate getaway in Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales. The Straw Cottage is on an idyllic spot on the farm, truly far from the madding crowd.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Our cottages are now open for visitors from Wales and for visitors from England from April 12.

For our guests safety and our own, both cottages undergo a strict cleaning and disinfecting regime, using a viruscidal disinfectant. We change all pillow and mattress protectors at every changeover, all books and other non-essentials have been removed. We have also delayed arrival time to allow for the extra cleaning time – arrival time is now 4pm. If you need to see further details of our Covid policy please contact us.

About The Straw Cottage

The ultimate get away

A Straw Bale Cottage Holiday, an unusual place to stay in Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales. 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. Wake up to the sound of birdsong, go to sleep to the sound of Holly Brook, breakfast outside with just the meadow flowers and the hills for company. This is the romance of a bygone era with modern comfort. Come for a special break for just the two of you, stars, champagne and total peace. Or if you are bringing the family, see your children experience a different kind of enjoyment in discovering the pleasures of messing about in the stream, building a den, doing the treasure hunt, exploring the 3 acres that surrounds the cottage and just making their own entertainment.

Staying in The Straw Cottage is a memorable experience, away from the modern world, no modern gadgets, no electrics, nature at the door, views, dark skies, stars, sitting around the barbeque, de- stressing and relaxing. However we think that you will appreciate the comfort of The Straw Cottage – sleep in a lovely comfy bed, have a shower, be warm and cosy if the weather is not ideal.

The cottage sits on the edge of Ben’s Wood, a small wood that has been coppiced so it is light and airy with dappled sun and bluebells in the spring time. In front of the cottage the ground gently slopes down to the field and the stream, with views to the far hills. In the wood are several bird boxes, home to a variety of birds including woodpeckers, tree creepers and blue tits.

Two double bedrooms

1 x Double bed

2 x Twin beds

Wood burner

Veranda

Gas oven and hob

Barbeque

Bonfire

Hot shower

Flushing WC

Great for kids

1 dog welcome

The cottage has two double bedrooms, one with twin beds, the other with a double bed. There is a shower and a flushing W.C. in the bathroom.

A large sitting room with wood burner leads out onto the veranda. There is a kitchen area with sink with hot and cold water, gas oven and hob and gas cool box.

Heating comes from the wood burner, hot water and cooking is by gas. Lighting is by candle, lantern and solar. A torch is also supplied.
There is a barbeque on the veranda and slightly further away is a place to have a bonfire, roasted marshmallows on a stick or cooked spuds in the cinders? Tables, chairs and parasol are close to the cottage and a hammock swings in the shady woodland, perfect for a doze or a read.

The Straw Cottage is great for children of all ages, there are endless things for them to enjoy – messing about in the stream, pond dipping, building a den, identifying the flowers and birds, exploring the woods and fields and making their own fun. They can have a go at the treasure hunt or try the wildlife quiz. Fireguard for woodburner, booster high chair and travel cot provided.

Straw Cottage Gallery

The ultimate get away

Things you need to know

Bedding

The beds are made up for your arrival with duvets and cotton bedlinen. 4 pillows on the double bed, 2 on the twin beds. Every bed has a woollen throw. There are also blankets and hot water bottles.

Towels

Towels, tea towels, loo rolls and washing up materials are provided.

Utensils

There are basic cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery for 6 people, cafetiere and tea pot.

Kitchen

There is a gas oven and hob and a gas cool box.

Bathroom

Hand basin, hot shower and flushing WC

 

Lighting

Lighting is by candles and lanterns, solar light. There are wind up torches supplied.

Wood Burner

A large basket of logs for the wood burner is supplied as is kindling wood and packet of firelighters. Additional logs, £5 for a sack and firelighters, £1 a box can be purchased.

Electricity

There is no electricity or plug in sockets but if you want to charge any devices, you are welcome to do this at the farm office, where there is also WiFi.

Shopping

If you would like us to get some shopping in for you ready for your arrival, please let us know

Access

On arrival, you can drive on the track and park your car in the field at the back of the cottage. There is a walk of 98metres/107 yards to the cottage.  There is a wheeled cart available for your luggage.

Arrival

The Straw Cottage is ready for your arrival any time after 3.00 pm on the day of arrival.

Departure

We ask that you vacate the cottage by 10.00 am on the day of departure.

Dogs

1 dog only by arrangement, £10 payable on arrival.  This is sheep country and therefore we can only take dogs that are well behaved and are certain not to chase sheep.

Children

Children are welcome in The Straw Cottage but parents should take care and be aware that there is a stream about 50 yards from the cottage.

Children Activities

There are trees and ropes to climb but parents must take responsibility for the safety of their children whilst using these.  There are plenty of things for children to do: Go on the treasure hunt around the farm, try the quiz, pond dip in the stream, see the animals.

Children safety

There is a travel cot and booster high chair available. We also provide a fireguard for the wood burner.

Straw Cottage Video

Ty Gwyn Straw Cottage Video Tour

We started to build the Straw Cottage in the summer and  autumn of 2012.  We could not have chosen a worse time, we had continual rain and then a frosty winter but eventually the cottage was finished in the spring of 2013.  This is the story of the build, the construction and the finished cottage. In the video we said “We are hoping it’s going to be a real experience for people to come away and de-stress and just be on their own. The children can have a whale of a time doing all the things we did as children, building a den, fishing in the stream or just thoroughly enjoying themselves with no restrictions”  Judging by the comments we get from guests young and old, that vision has come true.

Is it a special occasion? Would you like to make it extra special?

We offer the following:

  • A bottle of sparkling wine £12
  • A bunch of Roses £10
  • Chocolates £10.
  • If you would like champagne – please contact us for a price

Moss’s Hamper. A bottle of wine (red, white or rose), 3 Welsh cheeses (approx 175grams each) and a packet of Welsh oat cakes £23.

Ben’s Hamper. A starter pack containing, tea-bags, coffee and sugar (a generous amount – enough for 4 people night and morning), a pint of milk, a packet of Welsh butter, a container of cereal, a loaf of Welsh bread and a pot of Welsh marmalade. £18.50

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The ultimate get away

Around the area

Radnorshire is one of the old counties, which together with Brecknockshire and Montgomeryshire make up the county of Powys in Mid Wales. Radnorshire is a county of rolling hills with river valleys, farmsteads, quiet country lanes and historic market towns.

Things to do

The ultimate get away

Places to visit

Radnorshire is a county of rolling hills with river valleys, farmsteads, quiet country lanes and historic market towns.

Activities

There are plenty of activities around the area, fishing, riding, golf, bowls, clay pigeon shooting, or even rally driving.

Walking

Radnorshire offers superb off the beaten track walking, whether you want a gentle stroll or a day’s hike, there is something to suit everyone.

Food and Drink

There is a wide variety of pubs and restaurants in the area, catering for all tastes and pockets.

About Us

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.

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