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Cwmbach y Biga

Llanidloes - Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons

Near the source of the River Severn, this spacious self catering cottage for 7 provides one of the most tranquil and peaceful forest holidays Wales has to offer.
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Accepts 1 pet
61353
£543 - £867 per week *

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

Description

Cwmbach y Biga holiday cottage offers a picturesque countryside setting near the source of the River Severn. It is certainly one of the most tranquil and peaceful forest holidays Wales has to offer. Make the most of the range of outdoor opportunities on your doorstep, including walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding. Or simply relax at the cottage to the calming, natural sounds of the stream and surrounding hills of Mid Wales.

Ground Floor

Cwmbach y Biga is a spacious timber cottage with the cosy open plan living area welcoming you as you walk in.

The living area has luxury underfloor heating, traditional wood burner and TV situated in front of two luxurious leather sofas, perfect for those cosy nights in.

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.

The kitchen looks out onto the patio and the stunning woodland area surrounding the cottage making this one of the most amazing forest holidays Wales has to offer.

Bedrooms

Double bedroom 1 - A luxury double bed with a walk in wardrobe with sufficient space for clothes and suitcases. 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 walk 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 walk in wardrobe, chest of drawers with a lamp and full length mirror. This bedroom also comprises of 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. The stunning countryside view from this room is also a must see bonus.

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

Shower room.

Porch - The porch has sufficient storage space for outdoor shoes and coats.

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, and tea towels provided. Guests need to bring their own towels.
  • 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.
  • Parking for up to 4 cars
  • Please note that there is no mobile signal at the cottage. However, there is a full landline package available (calls will need to be paid for).
  • 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 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 available for hire
  • No towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair available
  • No stairgate available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
27 Oct 17 - 22 Dec 17 £543 £407
22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £867 £650
6 Jan 18 - 9 Feb 18 £543 £407
9 Feb 18 - 23 Feb 18 £763 £572
23 Feb 18 - 23 Mar 18 £543 £407
23 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 £867 £650
13 Apr 18 - 4 May 18 £763 £572
4 May 18 - 11 May 18 £867 £650
11 May 18 - 25 May 18 £763 £572
25 May 18 - 1 Jun 18 £867 £650
1 Jun 18 - 20 Jul 18 £763 £572
20 Jul 18 - 31 Aug 18 £867 £650
31 Aug 18 - 19 Oct 18 £763 £572
19 Oct 18 - 2 Nov 18 £867 £650
2 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18 £543 £407
21 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £867 £650

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.

Reviews

Located in a very remote area but still very nice and quiet. Lovely place for countryside walkingDeep Phuyal - 30th 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.

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. Close to the location of your forest holidays, Wales’ longest river (the Severn) begins as well as the Wye and the associated long distance footpaths, the Wye Valley Walk and the Severn Way. Glyndwr's Way also passes half a mile from the cottage. For the cyclists out there you will be very pleased that the cottage is also on a national cycle path (Lôn Las Cymru - Sustrans Route 8).

Cwmbach y Biga is within the lovely Cambrian Mountains, very near to Pumlumon and surrounded by the famous Hafren Forest which covers about 40 square kilometres. The beautiful Clywedog Reservoir, renowned for its fishing and sailing, is only a mile away.

Alternatively, you can visit the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust and RSBP reserves or Snowdonia National Park is only 15 miles from the cottage. Some of the Great Little Trains of Wales are also nearby. And within your forest holidays Wales, if you’re looking for shopping and culture, then the lovely coastal town of Aberystwyth is only 30 miles away with its famous Arts Centre. Though if you want to just play by the sea then the beautiful beaches of unspoilt Aberdyfi (25 miles) take some beating.

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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

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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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