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    A rural Welsh property restored to a very high quality with fine views of the Cambrian Mountains.

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    • Asset 46

      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 7 people

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      2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Stairgate
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    Safer Stays

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    • Extra time for property to air
    • Safe key collection and key drop
    • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
    • Social distancing guidance
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "A rural Welsh property restored to a very high quality with fine views of the Cambrian Mountains.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\n\nLiving room\n With wooden floor wood burner 32 Freeview TV DVD player and iPod dock.\n\nDining roomsun room\n Spacious with tiled floor exposed stone and panoramic windows.\n\nKitchen\n Spacious with tiled floor breakfast bar electric cooker microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher washing machine and tumble dryer.\n\nCloakroom \nWith toilet.\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nBedroom 1\n With king size bed Velux window and en-suite with shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith king size bed.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith twin beds and pull out bed.\n\nBathroom \nWith shower over bathtoilet heated towel rail and Velux windows. \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nBiomass central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor heating electricity bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided remainder at cost. Cot stairgate and highchair available. Welcome pack. Wi-Fi. Enclosed lawned garden and decking with furniture. Gas BBQ. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. Pets to be kept on a lead sheep country. No smoking. NB Stream in the grounds.\n\n The stunning location of Gorsddu is just one of its surprises when you arrive. You can’t tell by looking at this beautifully restored property that the original house built before 1840 was the size of what is now the living room. What was once a cowshed added in about 1901 is now a fitted kitchen. Records show that the owner’s great great great grandfather purchased the property in 1848 for £65 and it has been painstakingly built and renovated by the family using mostly their own home grown oak. Now the luxurious house of Gorsddu boasts huge panoramic windows from the spacious sun room that looks out over the eastern edge of the rolling Cambrian Mountains known as the ’roof of Wales’. You will probably want to while away many hours with a pair of binoculars and a drink and soak up the stunning scenery. From mid April to mid June you will often hear the plaintive call of the cuckoo. \n\nThe hamlet of Llanwrthwl nearest to Gorsddu lies on the River Wye south of Rhayader. From here you can take a walk part of the National Trust Abergwesyn Common know as the Llanwrthwl Horseshoe Walk which starts at the church taking you through mountain moorland and peat bogs. The National Cycle Trail also passes through here and with the Élan Valley cycle path close by this area really is a haven for cyclists. The property is also well accommodated for keen cyclists with a lockable shed for storage of up to seven bikes and it also acts as a drying room.\n\nTo the north west is the RSPB nature reserve called Carngafallt a heather clad hill with slopes covered in ancient hanging oak woodlands. Legend says that King Arthur’s dog Gafallt left his paw print in a stone somewhere on Carngafallt. It was also here that a hoard of bronze age gold jewellery was found now in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. In the churchyard next to the parish church of St Gwrthwl in Llanwrthwl is a huge standing stone. \n\nThe region is also home to spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. Rich with rare wildlife including the magnificent Red Kites the area offers wonderful walking and some of the best mountain biking routes in the British Isles. Nearby Rhayader about six miles also renowned for being the canoeing capital of Europe is best explored on foot where you should take time to discover the variety of independent shops and crafts where you’ll find everything from gifts to the essentials. There is a good choice of places to eat where you can try traditional Welsh dishes and home cooked comforts and for a friendly evening out there are pubs in every direction each with its own welcoming atmosphere. There is also a convenience store petrol station and cafe situated just two miles down the road from the property so guests are within easy reach of essentials\n\nOther places to visit nearby include Wales’ most central town Llandrindod Wells known locally as ’Llandod’ it was developed as a spa town in the 19th Century. Builth Wells the interesting market town now famous for the annual Royal Agricultural Show and numerous smaller shows and fairs throughout the year. LLanwrtyd Wells reputedly the smallest town in Britain also has lots going on including the wacky events of bog snorkelling and Man Versus Horse marathons. Shop 2½ pub and restaurant 6 Miles. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/923/840/923528.jpg CC624022

    Gorsddu reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.6 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews

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    out of 10

    This was our 4th time here. Amazing stay as usual! Will be booking again!



    out of 10

    This was our second visit to this stunning place. With a lovely warm welcome from the owner. Nothing is ever too much trouble. We had a fabulous time with stunning walks straight from the door, the dogs were also in their element. Such a peaceful place, we enjoyed watching the red kites soar around, so much wildlife to appreciate. Thank you for another wonderful holiday, we will be back!



    out of 10

    afantastic cottage with amazing views from the sun room.so warm and cosy ,ideal for a winter break.real peace and quiet at the end of a farm track.lots of wildlife esp the red kites.only a few minutes from elan valley with all the walks andscenery.rhayader is full of friendly people good cafes ,butcher,ironmonger,coop,petrol station etc.we will return to this 5 star cottage.



    out of 10

    Absolutely lovely house in a fantastic setting. Great value for money.



    out of 10

    The house was very well situated for anyone ,’wanting to get away from it all’. Well equipped, well presented and a joy during our stay. The one comment I would make is to anyone with a high internet usage (two teenage boys) that mobile data is the only way to satisfy the needs. The house does have wi-fi but limited data. Lovely house, lovely location and would definitely come back.



    out of 10

    This is the perfect cosy cottage for long walks, eat, then drinks around a log fire and repeat. The views are beautiful. The standard of accommodation is very high. The owners very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.



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