• About Gorsddu

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

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining room/sun room: Spacious with tiled floor, exposed stone and panoramic windows.
    Kitchen: Spacious with tiled floor, breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Cloakroom: With toilet.

    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, Velux window and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and pull out bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath,toilet, heated towel rail and Velux windows.

    Biomass 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.

    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.

    The 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.

    To 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.

    The 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!

    Other 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.

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    Key information
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      Cottage

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      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 7 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Stairgate
      Stairgate
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      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
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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

    9.7 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.8

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.4

    Location

    9.8

    Cleanliness

    9.8

    Value for money

    9.7

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    9
    out of 10

    Isolated location but with superb views.

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    2019-08-10

    10
    out of 10

    Very good. 2 small things: A toast rack would be good. Suggest you add "unlicensed" in brackets after convenience store - 2 miles as that would be helpful.

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    2019-06-25

    10
    out of 10

    Fantastic views, great location, peace and quiet for a whole week

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    2019-05-17

    9
    out of 10

    A fantastic location for a getaway from it all break. Great walking in the area. Property was lovely and clean, spacious and well equipped. Would highly recommend.

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    2019-03-02

    9
    out of 10

    A beautiful house with a stunning view!

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    2019-01-07

    10
    out of 10

    I can thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage and it’s stunning views. Very well equipped, warm and cosy. Owners are very friendly and welcoming. The surrounding area is amazing, red kite feeding centre a must. Will definitely return.

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    2018-11-03

    10
    out of 10

    This is an excellent holiday home. The standard was very high and had everything we needed to make a really enjoyable week. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would love to stay again.

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    2018-10-20

    10
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    2019-07-20

    10
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    2019-03-30

    10
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    2018-09-10

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