Happy Union Tailors Cottage
The cottage is positioned in the centre of the village opposite the church and next to the pub and has been converted from an old tailors shop into holiday accomodation, incorporating and enhancing many of the original features including intricate beams and original flooring.
It sleeps 7 comfortably in 3 en-suite bedrooms - a double,a twin and a family room (3 single beds), we also have a cot. All rooms are heated and furnished in pine, each having its own private en suite shower and toilet.
The lounge is spacious and has original fireplace with woodburning effect fire, comfortable lounge chairs, basic sky television, DVD,nest of tables and state of the art heating.
The kitchen/diner updated in 2011 is well equipped with modern appliances including fridge, table top freezer,microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.From the kitchen/diner french doors lead out into your own garden,this area is totally enclosed with a stone wall making it safe for small children.
To the back of the property there is a large yard across which is the village pub ,ideal for a relaxing pint in a friendly atmosphere. The village also boasts a lovely church with beautifull stained glass windows and a mansion house formely the seat for the squire of the village estate. We still also have a village shop and post office. This cottage is ideal for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy the tranquility of a breathtaking yet undiscovered area.
The price of the cottage includes bed linen, heating and electric.
The cottage is situated in Abbey Cwm Hir (abbey in the long valley), a picturesque village tucked away in the Radnorshire hills with character and history, including the ruins of a Cistercian abbey where it is beleived the headless body of Prince Llewellyn (the last native Prince of Wales) is buried.The cistercian monks founded the abbey in 1143 and always liked to build in secluded places thus the village sits hidden away from the "outside world" nestling amongst the tree covered hills. Glyndwrs way national trail and national cycle route 25 pass through the village making it a perfect base for walking/cycling and exploring mid wales and seeing nature at its best.The market town of Rhayader and the Elan Valley is 6.5 miles and the spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 9 miles. The coast is 40 miles.
The Local area is a perfect destination for anyone seeking all year round activities, whether its a gentle amble or energising mountain biking across the rugged hills, the spectacular countryside provides an inspiring backdrop for it all.
The surrounding Area
The nearby 70 square mile estate of the flooded Elan Valley is spectacularly beautiful and is home to some of Britains most rare wildlife and plants along with magnificent engineering to create a fantastic experience whatever your choice of activity.
Scenic hills and valleys that are criss-crossed with footpaths, make it ideal for walkers who appreciate the unspoilt beauty of the magnificent mountain scenery, natural history and calming peace of the countryside.
Hundreds of miles of bridleways and quiet lanes, makes this the ideal base for cyclists of all ages and abilities to explore the area. Cycle hire is available and allows you to explore the spectacular views including the 13km (8mile) Elan Trail which runs through scenic countryside around the Elan Valley reservoirs. It is a safe and dedicated trail for all visitors, from walkers, cyclists to wheelchair users and children.
Hanging oak forests, rocky outcrops and unpolluted farmland make this the best place in the country to watch rarities such as red kites, peregrines, pied flycatchers and redstarts.
The surrounding countryside is home to the famous Red Kite and daily feeding can be seen at the UKs leading Red Kite Centre, Gigrin Farm just six miles away. Over 150 kites gather for the daily afternoon feeding sessions at Gigrin Kite Centre, not to mention scores of buzzards and ravens.
Amongst the other activities nearby why not visit the local Leisure Centre which is fully equipped with a gym, squash courts, pool and solarium.
For many years Welsh Royal Crystal has drawn in crowds from far and wide . Along with its on site showroom you can observe the skills of glass blowing by the nearby Elan Glass Studio.
Fifteen minutes away is Gilfach Nature Reserve where you can enjoy a unique wildlife experience set in 200 acres of dramatic countryside with a tumbling upland river, sessile oak woodland, meadows and upland moorland. The reserve provides an opportunity to explore natures rich diversity, from otters to polecats, and discover a lovingly restored Welsh longhouse..