One of two timber lodges set in the sleepy hamlet of Beggar’s Bush, 3.8 miles Borders the Presteigne town, has three bedrooms and sleeps, five guests.
Elan Valley is just a half hour’s drive from this beautiful farm location, ideal for walkers and cyclists. After an energetic day out, you can ease away the aches and pains in the bubbles of the luxurious hot tub.
It is the best of both countries with coarse and game fishing on the River Wye and historic towns on either side of the border such as Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow in England and Presteigne and Llandrindod Wells in Wales
At A Glance
About Pen Y Clawdd
This bright and airy all-wood cabin sleeps five guests in three bedrooms, a double, twin and single, all up in the eaves and benefiting from dormer windows to let the light in. There is a shared bathroom with a bathtub beneath a skylight upstairs, and downstairs there is a shower room.
With oil central heating throughout, it has a comfortable sitting room, a cosy dining snug and a well-equipped kitchen with a utility room. A patio hosts a private hot tub and alfresco dining furniture to the rear and there is plenty of secure, manicured lawn for your dogs to tear about.
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Things To Do in Beggar’s Bush
From your timber lodge, you can watch the beautiful wildlife and birds of prey, such as red kites and buzzards. Here are stunning views of the Ofa’s Dyke Path and the Black Mountains. If you are wild about wildflowers, then the Burfa Bog Nature Reserve should be on your go-to list just a quarter of a mile from Presteigne. Fluttering among the meadowsweet and marsh orchids are butterflies such as ringlet and green fritillary. It teems with birdlife that includes bull and goldfinches, yellowhammers and willow tits.
Presteigne is full of quaint shops, tearooms, pretty architecture and dog-friendly pubs. A visit to the 16th century Radnorshire Arms will give you a taste of Jacobean history. There is the Judges’ Lodgings, an award-winning Victorian museum, complete with courtroom and prison cells in the town.
You are on the border of Wales and Hertfordshire, with Hay-On-Wye, famous for its bookshops just half an hour’s drive away. They say “make Thursday a Hay Market Day” because it is on this day of the week when the town brings out its finest produce and wares on Memorial Square. There’s everything from artisan loaves of bread and the finest local produce to antiques and knick-knacks. Back over the border, the Welsh town of Llandrindod Wells is home to the National Cycle Museum, where you can hire a swan-necked paddle boat for a self-propelled cruise on the town’s picturesque lake.
No visit to this region would be complete without a visit to the achingly beautiful Elan Valley, set against a backdrop of a Victorian dam and its only half an hour away from Beggar’s Bush.
Voted one of Britain’s best little towns, Presteigne is just a short drive from this rural retreat and could easily be walked to in just over an hour. If it’s nothing but natural that you are aiming for, then this timber A-frame, one of only two-holiday lets on a 40-acre farm, will deliver in bucket loads.
In keeping with its surroundings, its organic structure is wood inside and out. When it is chilly, it has oil central heating to keep you cosy and during the warmer months, you have ringside seats to the awe-inspiring views over Radnorshire and the ancient Ofa’s Dyke Path. Just outside your door, you will find a profusion of wildlife, especially birds of prey.
The well-equipped kitchen is great for preparing meals from local produce you have stocked up on, perhaps from the Thursday market in nearby Hay-on-Wye. It has a fully equipped utility room that includes a handy tumble dryer. Before you immerse yourself in the warm bubbles of the elevated hot tub, there is a shower conveniently situated downstairs. Upstairs the bedrooms have access to a bathroom with a full stylish bathtub under a skylight so that you can have a good soak under the stars.
Pen Y Clawdd
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