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Wales 101 Pilroath
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This is one of three cottages located in a fantastic setting in the grounds of Pilroath, a revitalized Victorian farm house with sweeping views of an ancient castle and the sea. This particular cottage also overlooks the estuary of the Tywy River. The sitting room is quite spacious, has a newly installed fireplace, and has French doors that open onto the patio. There are 2 bedrooms, a double and a twin. There is a good bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. Access to Pilroath is easy – Carmarthen is a short drive away with its direct rail links to London, and the nearby Cardiff airport has rental cars available. The Welsh Botanical Gardens and Dylan Thomas’ homestead at Langharne are within an easy driving distance. This location is ideal for touring Pembrokeshire and hiking the coastal walking trails. Price Code: A-B
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Wales 102 Abergavenny area
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This is one of two recently renovated stone cottages complete with a Welsh slate roof and situated next to the owner’s 16th century farm house. The views of Skirrid Mountain are magnificent. The nearby lake, where guests are free to fish, has a variety of good sized coarse fish specimens. This working hill farm has been farmed under an environmental scheme since the late ‘90’s. It is situated 3 miles from the market town of Abergavenny but the local pub is at the end of the farm road - so no need to drive home! A variety of walks can be found directly off the farm and the rest of the National Park, Offas Dyke, the Forest of Dean, and the Wye Valley are easily accessible. This part of the fabulous Welsh Border country still remains largely undiscovered. In the cottage, the dining room/ kitchen - renovated in 2003 – is well equipped and has a built in electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. The pine kitchen table and chairs sit on a lovely tiled floor. The living room has a wooden floor, comfortable sofa, easy chairs, woodburning stove, TV and DVD player. The double bedroom and the twin bedroom both have fitted wardrobes. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, WC and hand basin. Boots and coats can be kept on the porch. Storage heaters provide central heating. Bed linen and towels are provided. Logs are available for the woodburning stove. The shared laundry room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and payphone. Price Code B


Wales 103 Hay-on-Wye/Clyro
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4-6. This is one of several cottages converted from the original 16th century traditional long house, architect designed and finished to a high specification by local craftsmen. Traditional features have been retained and there is a wealth of original beams in the cottage. There are magnificent panoramic views from the cottages encompassing the River Wye, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. The farm is 2 miles from Clyro and 3 miles from Hay-on-Wye – world famous for its second hand book and antique shops. The cottage overlooks a meadow with a few very ancient fruit trees that used to be the farm orchard. The cottage’s newly fitted pine kitchen has an electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and a breakfast bar. The sitting/dining room has comfortable sofas, including a double sofabed, pine dining table, chairs, colour TV and video. Stairs up lead to a double bedroom with plenty of cupboard and wardrobe space. The second bedroom has full size bunk beds. The shower room has a power shower, handbasin and toilet. Good quality bed linen and towels are provided. Cots and high chairs are available. Mobile telephone reception is excellent. Parking is ample. The cottages are non-smoking. The front of the cottage faces south west and captures the sunshine all day. The private, stone patio area has flowers in tubs, wooden garden furniture and barbecues. A separate laundry room has a washing machine and drying facilities. The owner offers a Welcome Pack on arrival. Seasonal vegetables and fruit are available from the owners' own garden. Ready Made Meals can be purchased from the owner. There is plenty of open space for children to play in. The large, safe enclosed meadow in front of the cottages is ideal for kite flying or a game of football or cricket. Pony trekking and riding are nearby and the owner can organize canoe trips during school holidays. Price Code B
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Wales 104 Crickhowell/Llanbedr
1+ bedrooms. Sleeps 3 - 4. A delightful recently restored 17th Century dwelling, This cottage is south facing, with open breathtaking views to the Sugar Loaf Mountain, Crickhowell and Usk Valley to the west. Llanthony Valley is nearby and the Black Mountains are to the north. The cottage name means 'dry steading in the valley'. This is a 300 acre hill sheep farm at between 700 - 1200 feet, made up of permanent pasture and ancient woodland. The farm has direct access to the mountains – perfect for picnicking or walking. This is riding country and visitors can usually bring their own horses. Pony trekking, mountain biking, hang gliding and caving are all available locally. Llanbedr is 2 miles away. The cottage has a well fitted and equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, breakfast table, and ample work and storage space. The large sitting/dining room with stripped pine floor, is well furnished with period furniture, a colour TV, and a large comfortable sofa and armchairs. The open fireplace has a wood-burning stove. Plenty of books and games are provided. A staircase leads up to the galleried landing where there is a single bed. The large bedroom has a single and a double bed. The nicely decorated bathroom has a bath with shower over, hand basin and WC. The house has gas central heating and fuel is provided for the wood-burning stove. Guests have access to a washing machine and deep freeze in the farmhouse. Free range eggs are provided - fox willing - and the owner would be happy to cook a meal on arrival at cost. The owner’s farmhouse is nearby but the cottage has its own access, patio and parking area. Access to the cottage is via the farm drive with two shallow fords and steep approach. Price Code B
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Wales 105 Conwy
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. This is one of three properties on The Bodnant Estate near Conwy in North Wales. Bodnant Garden, the world famous garden owned by the National Trust and one of the premier attractions in North Wales is only 2 miles away. The renowned Bodnant Garden is within walking distance and the dandy beaches of Conwy, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay are within about a 10 minute drive. National Park is also on the doorstep including the Swallow Falls near Betws-y-Coed and Snowdon. This house has beeb recently renovated and sits in a prominent postiton with breathtaking views over the Conwy estuary and towards the Carneddau Montains of Snowdonia National Park. The property lies off a single track lane from where there are glorious walks along private paths through woods and across farmland on the Bodnant Estate. Ground Floor: Porch, 4 steps from hallway to kitchen with breakfast table, sitting room, dining room, utility room, bathroom with shower over bath, double bedroom, 2 double bedrooms with zip and link beds which can be converted into two 2'6 singles upon request. First Floor: Master double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower over bath.. The house has a multi-fuel woodburner, LPG gas central heating, a large enclosed lawned garden, terrace with access via dining room, and wonderful panoramas all directions. The well equipped kitchen has a microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer. Price Code G
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Wales 108 Glyn Arthur, Llandryrnog, near Denbigh
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. This cottage is situated in a steep secluded valley in the Clwydian Hills between Ruthin and Denbigh. The setting is ideal for those seeking an 'away from it all' escape. There are numerous walks from the cottages across farmland and moorland to the rear which borders the Offa's Dyke long distance footpath. Chester and Llangollen are 40 minutes, Liverpool 1 hour and Snowdonia and Anglesey slightly over the hour. Castle lovers will be spoilt for choice with Denbigh, Conwy, Chirk, Penrhyn and Beaumaris to name but a few. For pubs there is The White House, Hendrerwydd and The Kinmel Arms in Llandyrnog (both 2m) which also has a post office, village shop. Ruthin, Denbigh and Mold have reasonable day to day shopping facilities and Mold has an excellent theatre and Arts Centre. Racing at Aintree, Bangor-on-Dee, Chester, Haydock all within reach. This is a converted detached building lying adjacent to a Regency farmhouse and gardens in a steep secluded valley. It enjoys a private garden with uninterrupted views to the west across the Vale of Clwyd to Snowdonia in the distance. ACCOMMODATION: Ground floor: kitchen, shower and WC, dining/sitting room. Lower ground floor: access from the dining room via stair gate to double bedroom (5' bed), 1 twin, bathroom with WC. First floor: access via own stairs off the kitchen to an eaves bedroom with twin beds and stair gate. External utility/coat/boot room opposite. The cottage has oil central heating and a woodburning stove. The well equipped kitchen has a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, deep freeze, and there is a clothes airer. Guests have the use of 2 rods for complimentary fishing in small lake 200 yards above the property (guests are welcome to cook what they catch!) as well as use of the tennis court. There is a patio, garden furniture and built-in barbecue, and steps to the garden. The cottage has received the 5 Star Welsh Tourist Board Award. Price Code C
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Wales 115 St. Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire
6 bedrooms. Sleeps 12. This is a detached 18th Century farmhouse set in 8 acres of the Pembrokeshire National Park enjoying a lovely position overlooking the sea and coastline. This property offers substantial accommodation and has been recently refurbished. Within the 8 acres is a separate enclosed large garden and a further large enclosed grass paddock suitable for ball games. There is also an enclosed area with a pond. This is the perfect spot to enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty. It is minutes away from the Coastal Path where you can enjoy exhilarating walks and the variety of plant, bird and wildlife along the way. The quiet country lanes are ideal for cycling. Poppit Sands is just 2 miles away and numerous other beaches and coves are within a short travelling distance. Accommodation: Kitchen, sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room, 2 conservatories, cloakroom with WC, utility room. First floor: Double bedroom with 5' bed and en suite bathroom with shower, double bedroom with 5' bed with en suite shower room, two double bedrooms with 4'6" beds , 3 steps down into twin bedroom with 3' beds. Further twin bedroom with 3' beds. Family bathroom with shower over the bath and WC. The house features: Oil central heating; Woodburning stove; Multi fuel cooking range; Built-in double electric oven and halogen hob; Combination microwave; Dishwasher; American fridge/freezer; Washing machine; Tumble dryer; TV; DVD player; and CD player. Price Code F
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Wales 124 Scleddau near Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3. This property feels distinctly Mediterranean, with palm trees, terracotta files and French furniture. It has wonderful views of the countryside and sea. Part of a newly converted barn, recently featured on the television, it is an ideal location for discovering the North Pembrokeshire coastline and the Preseli Hills. It is just one mile walking distance of Fishguard, which has excellent shopping facilities, a newly built leisure centre, cinema and art galleries. The ferry to Ireland runs daily with the fast crossing taking only an hour and 45 minutes, Goodwick beach is only 1.5 miles. Accommodation: Ground Floor: Open plan hall with dining table leads to the kitchen, with 2 steps down to the sitting room (with French style stove) which has wonderful views. There is a double and a single bedroom, bathroom with bath and separate shower plus heated towel rail. The house features: underfloor heating; dishwasher; washing machine; microwave; TV plus video; and its own garden and patio. There is ample parking for cars, boats and bicycles along with a large lawned area, all safely gated, it is ideal for children. The conservatory is a blessing for wetsuits and willies. All this, plus the possibility of seeing dolphins, porpoises, whales and the most amazing sunsets make this an unforgettable place to stay. Price Code B-C
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Wales 215A Abergavenny area
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. A newly restored barn dating from the early 16th century that can be booked either as one large property or as two independent cottages. The owners’ farmhouse and the barn are set in five acres of land above the village of Maes y Gwartha - very conveniently situated for those wishing to be close to the Heads of the Valley Road and with easy access to Cardiff or the Welsh Valleys yet still being in a delightful rural location with magnificent views over the Blorenge and Sugar Loaf Mountains. The small farm, with ponies and sheep in the fields is in the Brecon Beacons National Park yet still very close to The World Heritage Site of Blaenafon and its Industrial past. There are many superb walks straight from the door and the owner has produced a booklet of excellent walks of varying degrees of difficulty for visitor‘s information. WALES 215A is located on the ground floor. There is a spacious open plan kitchen/living area with a new and well fitted kitchen with an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge (freezer and washing machine in utility room), a dining table and chairs, sofa and chairs. Beautiful stone tiled floor with rugs, original oak beams and patio doors to seating area with BBQ. TV with a Digi box and DVD. Wireless internet access. There are two bedrooms in this part of the barn conversion. A double bedroom with a double bed with an en-suite shower, handbasin and toilet. A door leads to an outside seating area. A second bedroom has twin beds and an en suite shower room with handbasin and toilet also has an outside door leading to a seating area. Ample parking for 6 cars. A well cared for garden with lawn, garden furniture and BBQ. Mobile telephone reception excellent. Telephone line for visitors to be able to use a computer. The owners have converted the barn paying great attention to the fabric of the building using sustainable materials and lessening the carbon foot print; there is mains water for domestic use but they have a ‘rainwater harvesting system‘ for flushing loos etc. Solar panels help to heat the water. The nearest village is Gilwern 1 mile, which has shops and pubs Abergavenny 5 miles, Crickhowell 4 miles. This property is available for Friday to Friday rentals. Price Code A
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