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Cysgod-y-coed

Builth Wells - Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons

Luxury holiday cottage with disabled facilities, 2 miles from Builth Wells in Mid Wales. Close to the Royal Welsh Showground, Elan Valley Dams & Brecon Beacons.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accepts 2 pets
39471
£298 - £491 per week *

Description

Cysgod-y-coed is a lovely, one floor holiday cottage with disabled facilities, located 2 miles from Builth Wells in Mid Wales. Surrounded by 60 acres of stunning farmland and just a short walk from the historical village of Cilmeri (traditional pub and a train station). Situated close to the Royal Welsh Showground (various events throught the year), the Elan Valley Dams and Brecon Beacons National Park. There are also good eating places in the vicinity serving local produce.

Ground Floor

Open plan kitchen / living area. The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob with a fridge/freezer, microwave, table and chairs.

The lounge has a two seater settee and two chairs, TV and DVD.

There are two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes in each, one double and one twin, together with a large shower/wet room.

Garden

The garden at the rear of the cottage looks out onto fields. There is also a patio area to the front. BBQ set also available.

Additional Information

All three cottages on site can be opened out into one large cottage sleeping up to 19. Ideal for large families and groups.

There is a shared laundry/drying room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.

Pet-friendly - maximum 2 dog (per property). There is a small charge of £12 for the week & £6 for short breaks (payable to owner on arrival).

Bed linen and towels provided.

Heating and electricity included.

Supermarket delivery - Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's will deliver to this cottage.

This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead

Cottage is wheelchair friendly, on one level and with no steps. Hand rails in toilet and shower and frame available to assist user.

Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Double bed
  • 2 Single beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • Saturday changeover
  • 45 Miles from a beach
  • 0.5 Mile from a pub
  • 2 Miles from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • On a working farm
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • No highchair available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

The property was very well equipped, comfortable and warm, the owners were on site and very helpful, and is situated in a quiet area.Gordon from Norfolk - 16th September 2018
Excellent location, very clean, very friendly. I picked this location because we were central to all of Wales so we could drive to any part we wanted to.Mark from Gateshead - 1st August 2017
Our visit to the cottage was amazing. It's one of the best Christmas's I have had for a long time.
The Elan Valley was just as beautiful as I remember it when I was a child. The local Pub in Climeri was very nice. Foyles was a lovely place to eat out.Donna, Venture Wales - 4th January 2017
Perfect in every way.
Recommendations: Elan Valley Dams, Dan-yr-ogof caves, Big Pit, road trips. We covered a lot of Wales seeing as much as we could, the scenery is beautiful and spectacular.Claire from Lincolnshire - 16th July 2016
Excellent! Faultless. Beautiful and scenic. Perfect. You were very helpful.
Recommendations: Dan-yr-Ogof caves, especially on a sunny day, Elan Valley dams are an absolute must. We enjoy driving around so did cover vast areas from Swansea and Mumbles, Abergavenny and Crickhowell to Llangollen and Betws-y-Coed, nowhere is too far away. Devil's Bridge is challenging but rewarding.Family from Alford - 16th July 2016
Relaxing and peaceful retreat.
We were all made to feel at home, including our dog. Just take time to chill out.
Joanna and Family - 2nd March 2016

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Builth Wells

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Royal Welsh Showground Events

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Local Area

Cysgod-y-coed holiday cottage is located a short walking distance from the local pub and train station in Cilmery, 2 miles from Builth Wells. The village is famous for being close to the spot where the last native Prince of Wales of direct descent, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, was slain in a skirmish by soldiers in the service of Edward I of England, on 11 December 1282. A memorial stone to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was erected on the site in 1956 and serves as the focal point for the annual remembrance day.

The cottage is situated close to the Royal Welsh Showground, the Elan Valley Dams and an excellent 18 hole golf course. Many other activities are catered for locally including Mountain Biking, Fishing, Pony Trekking and walking in the Brecon Beacons. There are also good eating places in the vicinity serving local produce.

Golf

Builth Wells Golf Club presents a fair challenge to golfers of all levels. It is attractively laid out in splendid surroundings and is a comfortable walk. The variety in the holes means that players at the end of their round will find that they have used most of the clubs in their bag at some time.

Horse Riding

There are many interesting bridal paths in the vicinity. There will also be stables on site in the near future, enabling guests to bring their own horses.

Walking & Cycling

This area is a paradise for walkers and cyclists with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Epynt Way, Wye Valley Walk and the Elan Valley all being close by.

Water Sports

The river Wye is popular as a navigable river with canoeists. Llangorse Lake, Pontsticill Reservoir (Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club), the river Usk and the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal also offer opportunities for water sport.

Major Events in the area include:

Royal Welsh Show

The Royal Welsh Show is one of the most prestigious events of its type in Europe, and will once again be bringing together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Agriculture with a unique and very special 'Welsh' flavour. Be part of this exciting summer event at The Showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. A real family event!

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Brecon Jazz Festival

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