Y Rhosyn Holiday Cottage enjoys spectacular countryside views. Ideal for walking Mid Wales it is set in a wildlife haven, on a site of special scientific interest and with a nearby nature reserve this is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the countryside or to explore Offa’s Dyke and the Borderlands. More details...
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Y Rhosyn Cottage is located at the end of a small row of 3 cottages in the peaceful Teme Valley and is ideal for walking Mid Wales. The market town of Knighton is 6 miles in one direction while Newtown is 14 miles in the other direction. The nearest pub, along with the nearest shop that stocks a range of locally sourced items and essentials is only 2 miles away.
Knighton know as ‘Tref y Clawdd’ in Welsh and that translates as Town on the Dyke. This explains its location on the Welsh-English border. In fact there are a few streets in the town that are actually in England. The town has several interesting places to eat and also has 4 tea shops. Knighton has one of the best preserved sections of the dyke, that in total 176 miles from the Severn Estuary in the South to Prestatyn in the North. Originally designed as a huge earth work to mark the border between the 2 countries is it now one of Britain’s longest trails and a favourite with walkers.
We recommend The Radnorshire Arms in Beguildy (2 miles) and The Castle Inn at Knucklas (4 miles) if you’re looking for great local pubs and great places to eat. Also worth a mention are The Waterdine restaurant at Llanfair Waterdine and The Lloyney Inn at Lloyney.
The cottage is around 30 miles from both Builth Wells and Hay on Wye, making it a convenient place to stay when visiting either the Royal Welsh Show or the Hay Literature Festival.
The area is fantastic for walkers are there are many walks, trails and path to be enjoyed including walks directly from the cottage. For families there is also The Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton that is the hub for many activities on the Dyke and also includes a skate park and children’s play area.
Designed by 6 Times British open Champion Harry Vardon Knighton Golf Course is a 9 hole hillside course with great views. 6 miles
Many birds visit the garden and the red Kites soaring above are a great site. There is also a Red Kite feeding Centre in the Elan Valley that is worth a visit. 30 miles
Trekking and rides available at Pen y Bont with many different routes through the surrounding countryside. 12 miles
From the cottage you can join the trail to the Beacon Hill Nature Reserve and Offa’s Dyke can be joined nearby 0.4 miles
Great road cycling on quiet country lanes from the cottage also bike can be hired.
The Rhayader round Mountain Biking trails suit all levels and distances including 2 of the best downhill MTB trails in the UK. 30 miles.
The River Teme at the bottom of the garden is quite noted for its barbell fishing downstream but also holds stocks of wild brown trout and has a salmon run. Day tickets can be purchased.
Stair gateChild friendly
No pets allowed
Off road parking
Washing machineElectric hob
Living roomDVD playerTV
Local faciltiesShop nearby
Leisure activitiesGarden furniture
Y Rhosyn Holiday Cottage enjoys spectacular countryside views. Ideal for walking Mid Wales it is set in a wildlife haven, on a site of special scientific interest and with a nearby nature reserve this is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the countryside or to explore Offa’s Dyke and the Borderlands.
Achieving the highest standards of sustainability the cottage is a Green Tourism Gold Award Winner and this fits perfectly with the area and abundance of wildlife. Recent sightings from the cottage include a family of Otters and amazingly the young pups wandering up the riverbank and badgers.
Sun room – Superb panoramic views across the Teme Valley. There are large patio doors leading out onto a balcony making it the perfect spot to relax and watch the wildlife or just enjoy the scenery. The room benefits from under floor heating, VHS player with a selection of children’s and wildlife programmes to watch.
Lounge – Perfect for relaxing in front on the fire the comfy cottage style lounge has a TV, DVD and a large collection of books and local information that guests are welcome to enjoy. The lounge has a 2 seater sofa and 2 high back chairs, wood burner with some logs provided.
Kitchen - Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, slow cooker, and toaster. Many cooking essentials and also cookery books available.
Double bedroom - A pretty blue room with old fashioned handmade patchwork quilt covering a standard double bed. Two bedside cabinets with drawers and tall bedside lamps. Double wardrobe, chair and chest of drawers with overhead large wall mirror. Carpeted throughout with added rugs for barefoot comfort. Overlooks sheep field and Beacon Hill.
Twin Bedroom -Gentle pink room with two 3’ single beds, bedside lamps, a bedside table and chair. Chest of drawers with overhead mirror and table lamp. Carpeted throughout with added rugs for bedside comfort. Overlooks sheep field and Beacon hill
Bathroom - White bathroom suite with overhead electric shower. Shaving point and shaving mirror, long mirror bathroom cabinet. Views across the hills and down to the river.
The garden includes patio furniture and is a wildlife paradise and has been specifically designed to encourage the insects, mammals and birds. There are steps from the balcony and upper area down to lower garden meadow and the garden also borders the river where guests are welcome to dip their feet in on a hot day.
Visitors to the garden have included otters and badgers while amongst the birds to be seen in season are buzzards, kites, nuthatches, tree creepers, blackcaps, goosanders, pied flycatchers, wagtails, dippers in addition to the common garden birds.
- Wi-Fi available at £10 per stay (payable on arrival)
- TV includes Free sat and BT sports
- Bed linen and hand towels included
- Bath towels available at £5 per person (payable on arrival but please request in advance)
- Central Heating throughout
- Hair dryer provided
- Travel cot provided (please bring your own linens)
- High chair and child safety gate provided
- No smoking or pets.
- Parking bay outside cottage and further roadside parking nearby.
- The following items are also provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dishcloths and scourers, tin foil and cling film. Bathroom: hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet. General cleaning products: bleach, shower cleaner, anti-bacterial spray etc.
- Local groceries can be obtained prior to arrival on request.
- No smoking and no pets.
- Supermarket deliveries are available via Tesco and Sainsbury’s
- Please note a fully refundable damages bond is required of £50. (pre-auth on payment card during booking)
- Please note that mobile coverage in the area is only available via some networks. We recommend you check with your provider if the signal is a necessity. There is also a landline available in the cottage.
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