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The Straw Cottage

Address

Ty Gwyn Farm
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5NY

Contact Details

Tel: 01597 822665

VISIT WALES QA GLAMPING, VISIT WALES GOLD AWARD

Glamping in Mid Wales.

Please note 7 night bookings can also be made Monday - Monday. 3 & 4 nights short breaks are also available. Please contact us for booking if you have difficulties making them on line.

The Straw Cottage is truly far from the madding crowd, sitting on the edge of Ben’s Wood, the ground gently slopes down to a pretty little stream running through the meadow.

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. Children have the freedom to explore safely, build dens, stream dip, follow a treasure hunt and toast marshmallows by the bonfire.

The cottage has two double bedrooms, one has twin beds and the other a double bed. There is a hot and cold shower and a flushing WC 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 gas fridge. Heating comes from the wood burner, hot water and cooking is by gas.

Lighting is by lanterns, candles, gas and solar. Wind up and battery torches are also supplied. Comfortably and attractively furnished.

There is a barbeque on the veranda and a slightly further away is a place to have a bonfire. A hammock swings between the trees. The cottage is built using centuries old building methods, the walls are made of straw bales coated with lime mortar, the roof insulation is sheep’s wool and the roof has cedar shingles

There is no electricity or modern appliances at The Straw Cottage. Weekly lets from Friday to Friday and from Monday to Monday. Short breaks of 3 nights start on a Friday. Short breaks of 4 nights start on a Monday.
Please see our wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor and on our website www.tygwynfarm.co.uk

GREAT FOR KIDS:

The Straw Cottage is surrounded by 3 acres of its own land within 130 acre farm. Children have the freedom to explore safely and use their imagination and creativity to build dens, stream dip, follow a treasure hunt, toast marshmallows by the bonfire, star gaze and create wild art. Inside there is an old steamer trunk full of children's board games, colouring books, fairy stories, a kite and even water pistols!

Facilities:

Outdoor Play Area
Board Games Provided / Children's Books
Information provided about family attractions/things to do
Fireguard for wood burner, booster high chair and travel cot provided.

GREAT FOR COUPLES:

The Straw Cottage is the ultimate romantic hideaway, a perfect combination of adventure and comfort. Built of straw in an idyllic, completely secluded position in open woodland with a stream and far reaching views. Snuggle up on big squashy sofas by the wood burner with candles and lanterns. Or have supper on the old wooden table made years ago by a local farmer for his new bride, lit by a candelabra. Warm and cosy with comfortable beds, no electricity but a hot shower, flushing WC and gas oven.

GREAT FOR WILDLIFE

The farm is in a conservation scheme where hedges are allowed to grow higher and wider, old pastures are preserved and areas are left wild, thereby encouraging a wide range of flora and fauna. Red Kites are seen regularly on the farm as are green woodpeckers, tawny and barn owls, redstarts, chaffinches, bullfinches, blue tits and many other species. There are ten bird boxes in the wood around the straw cottage. Hares are seen regularly on the farm. Inside the cottage there are books to help identify birds, plants and trees. Visitors are encouraged to list the birds they see in the bird book.

Facilities:

Bird Watching / Wildlife Watching
Wildlife / Nature Reference Books
Nature Walks Onsite / Nearby
Fishing Opportunities Onsite / Nearby
Ponds / Conservation Area Onsite / Nearby
Information provided on local wildlife
Bird Tables/ Hanging Feeders/ Nest Boxes Onsite

GETTING BACK TO NATURE:

The Straw Cottage is far from the madding crowd. Wake up to the sound of birdsong, go to sleep to the sound of Holly Brook, breakfast outside with just the meadow flowers, the wildlife and the hills for company. Nature is at the door, there are views, dark skies and stars, enjoy sitting on the veranda de- stressing and relaxing. The straw cottage sits in about 3 acres of its own enclosed woodland and stream-side meadow within a 130 acre farm, so guests have complete privacy.
There are far reaching views all around. There is a fire-pit and inside the cottage a cosy wood burner. Great walking with panoramic views around the farm and further afield without the need to drive anywhere.

Facilities:

Outdoor Fires Permitted / Chiminea
Wood Burning Stove / Open Fire
Remote / Rural Location
Detached Property
Uninterrupted Views
Local Produce Provided or Restaurants Available Nearby (Seasonal / Organic etc.)
Nature Reserves / Nature Walks Nearby

Pets: One well behaved dog, charge £10 payable on arrival... For further information visit: http://www.tygwynfarm.co.uk

Directions

Directions to The Straw Cottage, Ty Gwyn Farm, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5NY

From the North via A44 and A483 from Crossgates.
Come into Llandrindod Wells, go past the Metropole Hotel (large green hotel on your left), at the mini roundabout go straight ahead. After less than a quarter of a mile you come to a wide left hand turn opposite the Old Grosvenor Bakery, signposted the Lake and Golf Course. Take that left turn and go out past the lake and up the hill, past golf course club house on your left, round bad bend, past bungalows on your left, keep going for about 1/4 mile and then follow the road as it bends sharply to the right (do not take the road in front which has a no through road sign). Look for the finger post that says Ty Gwyn Farm. Follow the lane and go through a metal gate (normally open), down the hill to a black gate,(normally open) turn in just through the black gate into the yard, there is a white Ty Gwyn painted on the wall. Continue up into the courtyard, where we will meet you and direct you to the Straw Cottage.

Ty Gwyn Farm is the only farm on the right after the golf course. Don't go into Ty Gwyn Bach, which is well before you come to us.

From the South via A483 from Builth Wells.
As you come into Llandrindod Wells you pass the garage on your right, then you come to a wide right hand turn opposite the Old Grosvenor Bakery signposted The Lake and Golf Course. Take that right turn and go out past the lake and up hill past golf course, round bad bend, past bungalows on your left, keep going for about 1/4 mile and then follow the road as it bends sharply to the right (do not take the road in front which has a no through road sign). Look for the finger post that says Ty Gwyn Farm. Follow the lane and go through a metal gate,(normally open) down the hill to a black gate, (normally open), turn in just through the black gate into the yard, there is a white Ty Gwyn Farm painted on the wall. Continue up into the courtyard, where we will meet you and direct you to the Straw Cottage.

Ty Gwyn Farm is the only farm on the right after the golf course. Don't go into Ty Gwyn Bach, which is well before you come to us.

Ty Gwyn Farm is about 2.5 miles from Llandrindod Wells.
Beware if using SATNAV as it often takes you to the bungalows instead!

£500.00 to £820.00 per unit per week for normal occupancy

  • Working farm
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Single sex groups welcomed
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Linen provided
  • Children welcome
  • Cots available