Master bedroom with double bed, lovely south-facing views across valley. Twin bedroom with 2 single beds accessed through master bedroom. Third west-facing bedroom with double bed. Upstairs bathroom with toilet, bath with electric shower above, washbasin. Sitting room with oak beams, slate floor, woodburning stove in Inglenook fireplace (logs included in rent), dining table seats up to 12 people. Additional table and chairs in breakfast room off modern kitchen with electric oven, hobs, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine. Electric night storage heaters in sitting room and on upstairs landing, with additional convection heaters in each room. Picnic table and benches in shared garden. No TV or internet, but there is a radio/CD player with aux input jack, and lots of books and games.
Old Farmhouse, sleeps 6 (3 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 Mar 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 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Perfect hideaway in Radnor Forest
An unspoilt old farmhouse in which to forget the modern world, and from where you can explore mid Wales and the border country. Birds will flock to the kitchen window if you fill the feeders.
I'm really pleased you liked staying in the Old Farmhouse, and that you enjoyed feeding the birds!
Beautiful farmhouse and cottage
Had a brilliant time beautiful clean and well equipped farmhouse and cottage in our party there was 7 adults and one child of 2 1/2 . No one missed not having a television or internet we played lots of games both in the garden and in the farmhouse as well . Both the dogs loved all the walking as much as we did .it really is a stunning place and we would highly recommend it we will certainly be making a return visit
Thank you so much, Nicola! We're really pleased you liked our cottages, and would be delighted if you decide to return for another holiday at the Old Farmhouse and Lodge Cottage.
Perfect location for a family celebration!
We stayed at the Old Farmhouse for a family celebration. The location is in a picture perfect setting, total tranquility with the most wonderful walks from the door. The Farmhouse is very cosy with a log burner inside and fit pit outside. The garden is a great space for the kids to run free. No TV meant a long weekend of games, talking and much laughter. Lovely!
Happy family holiday!
The Old Farmhouse is a lovely, historic property in a secluded location within the Radnor Forest - c.1.5 miles from the main road. Its setting is idyllic, adjacent to a stud farm, fields of sheep, and a small stream. Two double bedrooms and a twin (accessed from the master double) was perfect for four adults and two children.
We had a very enjoyable few days exploring the surrounding area, including the Radnor Forest itself, and generally just relaxing away from the hustle of daily life. The absence of mobile signal and internet connection was refreshing, albeit both can be received within a few minutes' drive of the Old Farmhouse. There is also a landline phone in the property if needed.
We found the owners very helpful and responsive in booking the accommodation, and we would certainly consider returning in the future.
We are very happy that you enjoyed staying in the Old Farmhouse cottage, and that you appreciated the freedom from TV, mobile phones, and the internet! Thank you for your nice review.
Lovely tranquil cottage
Our third stay at this delightful cottage. So peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful wildlife. Owners who care and love the place. Cant wait to return.
Thank you for your nice review. We are so glad that you like our cottage.
Rare and lovely vintage feel! Beautiful cottage!
We absolutely loved it! Booked it at such short notice and all was done smoothly with no hustle. Family friendly cottage, good for a getaway from the busy city life! We didn't miss our mobile phones and the house is dotted with radios so we could listen to what's happening 'out there'..it was also good to know we could get mobile signal 5-10 minutes drive from the cottage. Fire stove definitely one of its best features! Clean cottage with Radnorshire forest in sight, lovely country side views and has a lovely vintage feel, furniture is well thought out. Lots of games and books and the kitchen is well stocked, with all the fancy gadgets and is a modern kitchen. Lots of blankets and a good selection of bird food stored in the house for guests to fill feeders for the birds...that really impressed me! Would recommend a drive through Élan valley not too far off as it has breath taking views! Large supermarket about 10 minutes drive from the cottage for everyday essentials. Would definitely go again!
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.