Glan Wye, is a perfect example of a two-storey converted barn, in Cwmdauddwr, Rhayader, situated on the edge of the owner’s Glan Elan Farm, is within walking distance from the town and boasts an unobstructed secluded private view of Rhayader, in an idyllic location overlooking the gateway to the Elan and Claerwen Valley Reservoirs known to tourists as the Welsh Lakes. Visitors are welcome to use the rights of way on the farm if they wish to do so and for those seeking peace and tranquillity together with enjoying the countryside can while away many hours with a pair of binoculars soaking up the stunning scenery, during April to June you may well hear the call of the cuckoo. To assist with preparing and packing for your stay why not do your shopping on line beforehand which can be delivered to suit your arrival time anytime from 3.00 pm. The location of Glan Wye offers with ease a wealth of things to see and do whilst on holiday - from beaches, cinemas, indoor/outdoor activities, cycle track, renowned nature reserves, historic houses and gardens, interesting coastal and inland towns and villages, shopping - whatever your interest, you won’t be short of ways to fill your days.
Rhayader, situated 700 ft above sea level in the Upper Wye Valley, sheltered by the Cambrian Mountains in the very heart of Wales, is the first town on the river Wye, renowned as the canoeing capital of Europe, it has a leisure centre with pool, livestock market, shops and a choice of pubs and restaurants that should suit anyone’s taste! Rhayader is also home to the Welsh Kite Feeding Centre and the Rhayader ‘Pump Track Wales’ which is thought to be the largest split track in the UK to date. The Track, designed by Arran Cartwright, has been constructed by the company responsible for the London 2012 Olympic BMX Racetrack. Rhayader comprises of four main streets: North Street, South Street, East Street and West Street, with the Town Clock being the centre piece. The shops in Rhayader principally consist of family run businesses, who are doing an excellent job providing just about everything for everyone’s needs, servicing the town and surrounding communities. Rhayader is also home to the Hafod Hardware Shop in East Street, the family run business with their annual Christmas Adverts reaching worldwide audience at minimal cost and featured on prime-time television.
From the Visitors’ Centre in the Elan Valley there is an annual programme of events organised for those wishing to take part, the Elan Valley is known for its spectacular beauty and the magnificent reservoirs created by the Victorian engineers, some 100 years ago, which now supply water to the city of Birmingham. This location is truly a walkers and cyclists haven and from the doorstep of the property this area can be explored, starting with the cycle track constructed in 2000 from the disused railway line that serviced the construction of the dams (maps are available from the Visitors’ Centre marking the varying length and terrain).
Fishing, horse riding and golfing can all be found locally. Town and village life are still vibrant with carnivals, shows, festivals and Christmas festivities all playing an important part in the yearly calendar. The property is within easy drive of the Royal Welsh Showground, which together with hosting the Society’s three events also hires out the showground accommodating a variety of events throughout the year. In Cilmery, you can see the Memorial to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. Other attractions include Devils Bridge, first built by monks in the 11th century and from where you can take the Vale of Rheidol steam train that meanders through the valley to the seaside town of Aberystwyth, here you can visit the National Library of Wales and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre which is considered one of the best in Wales outside Cardiff.
Glan Wye (which is a no smoking property) comprises of, ground floor: entrance to utility room, downstairs shower and WC, fitted kitchen with appliances and dining area, living room with wood burner and doors to patio.
First floor: ensuite double bedroom, double bedroom with wash basin, two single bedrooms, one with washbasin, bathroom with over bath shower and WC. The property has double glazing, central heating, private patio area with stunning views.
Barbecue on patio area.
Bookings of varying duration available.
Cot and high chair.
Decorated at Christmas.
Electricity, bed linen and hand towels included.
Oil central heating (£25.00 per week September – May).
Parking for two vehicles, cycle store available.
Satellite TV and DVD.
Washing machine and tumble dryer.
Wood burning stove – logs included.Visit Website
Features & Amenities
- Sleeps: 1 to 6
- Off Street Parking
- Disabled Facilities
- Children Welcome
- Golf Nearby
£200 - £500 per week