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Cwmbach y Biga

Llanidloes - Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons

Near the source of the River Severn and Llyn Clywedog lake only a mile away, this spacious self catering cottage for 7 provides an idyllic country retreat in Wales.
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Accepts 1 pet
61353
£499 - £791 per week *

Special Offers: Groups with 1-4 guests at Cwmbach Y Biga receive 20% off minimum of 2 night stay

Description

Enjoy a picturesque country retreat in Wales, near the source of the River Severn, Llyn Clywedog lake only a mile away, and the market town of Llanidloes. Set in a tranquil location, Cwmbach y Biga offers a range of outdoor opportunities on your doorstep, including walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding. It is also the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the calming Mid Wales surroundings.

Ground Floor

Cwmbach y Biga is a spacious, modern timber cottage that looks out onto the wildlife pond and peaceful woodland area surrounding the cottage.

A cosy, comfortable open plan living area welcomes you with underfloor heating, traditional wood burner and TV situated in front of two inviting leather sofas. Perfect for those snug nights in relaxing after a long day exploring the picturesque area. A large selection of DVDs and books also available for guests’ use.

The kitchen is located at the front of the property and is extremely well equipped with cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster and mixer/scales. There is an extensive range of utensils/cooking dishes so it most certainly feels like you are in a home from home.

There is also a porch, convenient for outdoor gear and muddy boots.

Bedrooms

Double bedroom 1 - Double bed with sufficient space for clothes and suitcases in a built in wardrobe. Either side of the bed is a chest of drawers, a bedside lamp and a full length mirror.

Double bedroom 2 - Another double bed with a built in wardrobe. Either side of the bed is a chest of drawers, a bedside lamp and a full length mirror.

Twin room with ensuite shower room - 2 single beds with a built in wardrobe, chest of drawers with a lamp and full length mirror. This bedroom also comprises an external door with ramped access making it an ideal room for people with mobility problems. En suite shower room has a toilet, shower and hand basin. Two toilet rolls, liquid soap, bath mat and hand towel are included. The stunning countryside view from this room is also a must see bonus.

Single bedroom - A single size bed with chest of drawers, built in wardrobe, bedside lamp and full length mirror. The room has a lovely view of the hill behind the cottage.

Shower room has a toilet, shower and hand basin. Two toilet rolls, liquid soap, bath mat and hand towel are included. 

Garden

Paved patio with shrub border, stone barbecue, with outside table and chairs overlooking the grassed area. There is also a large pond with surrounding path.

Additional Information

  • Heating and electricity included
  • Logs also supplied for the wood burner
  • Bed linen, towels (one bath towel per guest)  and tea towels provided. 
  • Separate boiler room on site to dry wet clothing
  • Separate barn to store bikes
  • Cot and high chair provided on request. Please bring cot bedding with you.
  • Free parking for up to 4 cars
  • Please note that there is limited mobile phone signal at the cottage. There is a landline which you can call local numbers on and also receive calls.
  • Walkers, cyclists and horse riders very welcome
  • The cottage received a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme
  • One pet welcome for an additional fee of £20
  • This property has a £250 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.
  • Stabling for 5 horses. An additional fee of £5 per horse / per night for overnight grazing

Features

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Double beds
  • 3 Single beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Accepts 1 pet
  • Friday changeover
  • 25 Miles from a beach
  • 9 Miles from a pub
  • 9 Miles from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

How much we all enjoyed our stay at Cwmbach y Biga, and to thank you and your family for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage. You all made us so welcome and nothing was to much trouble for your lovely daughter and son in law. Please tell your daughter I will be looking for the plant...she will know which one I mean..Once again many many thanksDianne Ashford - 14th August 2017
Absolutely wonderful. Had a very relaxed time. Sarah has been extremely helpful. Enjoyed the Welsh cake and the jam thoroughly. The walks, the streams, the hills were great to explore. Thank you very much for your hospitality. Would highly recommend to family + friends.Gulati's - 10th August 2017
It was a fantastic holiday. The cottage is very cozy and nice. Susan and Peter were very helpful in planning our stay. Thank you for everything. It was a very memorable holiday. . We had a great time!! Love from Sri Lankans in Manchester :)Nuwan Dias - 7th August 2017
Fantastic premises, lovely scenic views, just what our family needed 2 days to switch off enjoy each other, the surroundings, beach is 40 mins away. We had a great time we will be back for sure.Seoma Yousef - 2nd August 2017
Great 4 days here the kids survived with NO WIFI haha tranquil and beautiful settingSarb and Doug - 26th July 2017
First class Accommodation in a wonderful peaceful setting with fantastic scenery around. Wish our stay could have been longer but will definitely be backDawn, Veronica & Roy French , Maldon Essex + Adelaide Australia - 6th June 2017
Great cottage, wonderful location Peter really good host and I would recommend and return - again soon we hopeMalcolm Collins + Party, Cambridge - 23rd May 2017
Nice weekend taking in the sights + countryside. Dogs loved it! Definitely worth a trip to Devils Bridge if you fancy a day trip. Thanks for the Welsh cakesNewlove Family - 13th April 2017
Beautiful cottage & surrounds so much to see & do & a wonderful break from the 'big smoke'. Why did it take us 15 years to get to Wales!?Guinevere, Guy, Rebecca & Georgia Currie, from London, originally S. Africa - 10th April 2017
Much needed return to our favourite ever place away from home we will be back - yet again!Lyn and Tom, Royal Sutton Coldfield - 10th March 2017
Very nice and quiet. Lovely place for countryside walkingDeep Phuyal - 30th March 2016
Great week walking parts of Glyndwr Track plus visits to Abbey Cwm Hir et al. Ideal spot for relaxing break.Rhys + Susan David Huw + Louya, Cardiff and Oxford - 25th March 2016
Great place, very clean and warmThe Rally Guys - 18th November 2013

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Local Area

Cwmbach y Biga is set on a 60 acre smallholding and wildlife haven within its own valley in the Hafren Forest and the Cambrian Mountains. One of two large, semi-detached holiday cottages on site, next door to Bwthyn y Biga and surrounded by beautiful grounds and walks.

The nearest towns are Llanidloes (9 miles) and Machynlleth (15 miles). Both market towns have all the necessary amenities close by including a variety of independent shops and local produce markets. Cwmbach y Biga is within the scenic Cambrian Mountains and very close to Pumlumon, the source of the Rivers Severn and Wye. It is also surrounded by the famous Hafren Forest which covers about 40 square kilometers, whilst the beautiful Clywedog Reservoir, renowned for its fishing and sailing, is only a mile away.

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Walking

Glyndwr’s Way is a long distance walk that meanders through the rolling hills of Mid Wales. Join the path 0.5 miles from the cottage

Sarn Sabrina – 25 mile circular walk around Llanidloes, Llyn Clywedog and the slopes of Pumlumon. 0.5 miles

Wye Valley Walk – a 136 mile walk through Mid Wales that can be accessed only 2 miles from the cottage

The Severn Way – This is the longest river walk in Britain passing through beautiful countryside and lovely villages and market towns. 4 miles from the cottage.

Cycling

Lon Las Cymru – The cottage is located on the National Cycle network at Sustrans Route 8 (261 miles). 0 miles

Hafren Forest and Llyn Clywedog – A beautiful 18 mile circular ride from Llanidloes which takes you to the Upper Severn Valley, through the Hafren Forest and alongside the large reservoir, Llyn Clywedog. Join the route 1 mile from cottage.

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Water sports

Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 9 miles.

Fishing

Llyn Clywedog – Llanidloes and District Angling Club manage the lake that is stocked with over 18,000 rainbow trout and 9000 brown trout. There are 15 boats available for hire and boat and fishing permits are available from Woosnam & Davies Newsagents, in Llanidloes.

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St Idloes Golf Club – 9 hole course with a wonderful friendly atmosphere and magnificent views of the Severn Way and Radnor Hills. – 9 miles

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