Spacious master bedroom with double bed, lovely south-facing views across valley. Second bedroom with 2 bunk beds. Double futon sofabed in sitting room. Upstairs bathroom with electric shower above bath, washbasin, toilet. Second toilet and washbasin up two stairs from sitting room. Sitting room with oak beams, slate floor, woodburning stove (logs included in rent), dining table seating 6 people. Modern kitchen with oven, hobs, fridge with freezer box, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine. Electric night storage heaters in sitting room and on upstairs landing; additional convection heaters in each room. Picnic table and benches in shared garden. No TV, but there is a CD player/radio with aux input jack, and lots of books and games.
Lodge Cottage, sleeps 4-6 (2 bedrooms)
Lodge Cottage & Old Farmhouse
Hidden at the top of a quiet valley in mid-Wales, these pretty stone cottages are a lovely place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in unspoiled countryside at any time of year. Our cottages are in Radnorshire, the least populated area in England and Wales. Great for walking or mountain-biking in the Radnor Forest, or just relaxing in the garden while enjoying the peace, seclusion, and freedom from TV and mobiles! Further afield, explore wild Elan Valley (21miles), Offa's Dyke Path at Knighton (11miles), Llandrindod Wells Victorian spa town (14miles), Builth Wells Royal Welsh Show (21miles). Originally a medieval 'hall house', the Old Farmhouse with its 3ft thick stone walls is one of the oldest properties in the area. The adjoining Lodge was added in Victorian times as accommodation for grouse hunters. Both cottages have traditional Welsh slate floors, oak beams, and a wood-burning stove. The large shared garden has lovely views across fields to the Radnor Forest beyond.
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Jan 2019
About Alison Muldal
The cottages are owned by siblings Alison Muldal, Chris Lock and Rossy McLaren who inherited the property from their parents in about 1995. Although we're all busy working people living in different parts of England, we come back as often as we can for holidays and for painting, gardening and fixing sessions. The cottages and garden are well cared for in our absence, by our wonderful local cleaner and gardener.
Alison Muldal purchased this Cottage in 1968
Why Alison Muldal chose Knighton
The Lodge Cottage and Old Farmhouse has been in our family since 1968, when our parents bought the property from the Forestry Commission as a family retreat. Over the years we've gradually renovated the cottages while maintaining their traditional features and character, to offer you well-appointed self-catering holiday accommodation in the delightfully secluded valley of Cwmygerwyn.
What makes this Cottage unique
Peace and quiet is what you'll get when you stay in our pretty cottages. In a valley without mobile phones and internet, you'll be refreshed and reinvigorated. We love this place, and over the years many of our guests have come to feel the same way.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
beautiful peaceful spacious well equipped
As a family of four or five depending who comes with us, with two dogs, we have been coming here for a few years now, up to three times a year. The area is beautiful and the property spacious with two toilet s, always a bonus. Lovely walks, right from the door, hours without seeing anyone else. Views are spectacular and always changing throughout the year. Lots of lovely pubs nearby. Local riding stables very good value and excellent care of clients. Recommend staying here and we shall continue to return.
We hope you're able to return to the Lodge Cottage again next year! It's lovely for us to have regular visitors.
Fabulous back to basics getaway
This is truly a fantastic getaway stay for anyone looking to disconnect with the world for a while. We had a fabulous time and the house had everything you could need. We stayed with 4 adults, an 18-year-old, a 4-year-old and a dog. Having no TV and no WIFI meant that we had to talk to each other and enjoy each others company. A really special place .
We're really pleased your family enjoyed staying in our cottage, and appreciated the positive side of a week without TV, mobile, or internet!
Comfy cottage for a stay in Bleddfa
I stayed at the Lodge Cottage on my own for a week while doing a storytelling course at the Bleddfa Centre. It was perfect. Very comfortable bed and pillows, the hot shower worked very well, and everything was very clean. The instructions provided by Alison helped me find everything I needed. Note there is no mobile service in the valley, and no Wifi at the property, but if you drive up the hill a couple of kilometres there's a layby where you can get a signal.
We are very happy you liked staying in the Lodge Cottage, and hope you might return again one day.
Driving up through the valley's to find the cottage i never dreamed it would be so secluded and peaceful, straight away me and my family felt so peaceful like never before. We arrived at the cottage and straight away fell in love. It was night time so we couldnt anticipate what a treat we was in for the following morning.
We were starving on arrival so straight away began cooking, the cottage has every facility you could ever need!
The following morning when we woke up to the birds singing and the clouds resting above the trees we fell in love on another level!
I have never felt stillness like it!
The cottage is the most cosiest, homely and inviting place i have ever stayed, we have just rebooked two months later!
We went on plenty of beautiful walks, the scenery and wildlife are unreal and magical! Being far enough away from the nearest town (10-15 mins) was perfect! No background noise at all.
We used the beautiful log fire most nights for the ultimate cosiness. It was a great experience. My partner enjoyed the whole process, cutting our own wood, getting the fire going and keeping it topped up.
The cottage was so warm even with stone floors the heaters were on a timer so no need to worry. Theres plenty of games and books for everyone, a raidio & Information guidlines too.
The bed was like a huge cloud pillow we had the best sleep ever! even with a 10 month year old ;)
Overall we couldn't fault this place. Our dream is to live somewhere as tranquil and peaceful as the cottage lodge, thank you Alison and family for helping us define our dream lifestyle.
We cant wait to stay again
We booked both cottages for a family weekend away.
Kids had plenty of space to play inside as well as outside.
They loved running up the small grass patch outside with sheep and horses grazing next door.
Lovely quiet location and a character cottage. We definitely did not miss computer or television. Perfect if you want a getaway to relax and unwind.
Thank you for your review. We are really pleased your family group enjoyed using both cottages for the weekend.
perfect week away.
We loved it and would love to return. Isolated in the best way but close enough to the villages. The surroundings are great for walking from your door or spending a day exploring right around the cottages. The house was well equipped and very clean and welcoming. Our small children loved it, and it was perfect for them. Thank you.
Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you loved our cottage - as we do too! Hope you will return again soon. Alison
Walking and mountain-biking trails start from the cottage front door. Or walk the Offa's Dyke National Trail or Glyndwr's Way National Trail at Knighton (9 miles).
Nearest train stations: Llanbister Rd (4 miles), Dolau (4 miles), Knighton (9 miles). There is no public transport to the cottage.
Bleddfa (Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit): 1.5 miles
Knighton (Offa's Dyke Centre): 9 miles
Llandrindod Wells (Victorian spa town): 14 miles
Rhayader and Elan Valley (mountains, reservoirs, spectacular dams): 21 miles
Builth Wells (Royal Welsh Show): 21 miles
Ludlow (castle and historic town): 28 miles
Hay on Wye (literary festival, 2nd hand books): 39 miles
Brecon Beacons: 41 miles
The Bleddfa Centre is a gallery exhibiting work of local artists and craftsmen (closed summer 2015). You will be able to find most things you might need in Knighton (9miles), which has a range of shops and a well-stocked local supermarket, or in Llandrindod Wells (14miles) which has a Tesco branch.
Booking Notes: We ask for a £50 deposit for each cottage to confirm the booking, with the balance due 1 month before your stay. Changeover Day: Saturday - for weekly bookings. Arrive after 3pm, and leave by 11am on date of departure. We also take short (minimum 3 nights) mid-week and weekend bookings during off-peak times of year. Notes on prices: 25% discount on cost of Lodge Cottage rent, if you rent both cottages together. Rent is reduced by £12 per booking, if you bring all your own bed linen and towels. Midweek and weekend short breaks - contact owner for price.