FELINDRE/ BEGUILDY/ LLANBISTER VILLAGES
Maesgwyn farm is 2 miles from Felindre which has a village pub ( drinking only) where locals will offer a warm welcome. The small village of Beguildy 4 miles away, sits amongst peaceful countryside on the edge of the Welsh/English border. Surrounded by green landscapes, the village hosts a public house, The Radnorshire Arms serves great food (booking advised)and real ales and a warm welcome awaits you from Sue and Martyn. The village also has a shop and a Post Office for daily essentials. Llanbister's Lion hotel also offers great food (please check opening times and booking advisable.) From Beguildy there is fantastic access for those who wish to explore Beacon Hill, plus a 5 mile route for keen horse riders that can be reached on the nearby, beautiful Glyndwr's Way National Trail.
The neighbouring village of Knucklas boasts an ancient 13th century castle mound and an imposing viaduct built in 1865, complete with an impressive 13-arch span. Set on the Heart of Wales railway line between Shropshire and Swansea, why not leave your car behind and venture further into Wales by train, enjoying beautiful rural scenery along the way?
NEARBY TOWNS/ PLACES TO VISIT
Knighton -Knighton is one of the local towns. With a narrow high street up hill, has some nice cafes, restaurants and pubs. Not a lot to do in terms of shopping but does have a petrol station including Harry Tuffins which is a local style supermarket stocking everything from car brakes, a local butchers, an assortment of wine and alcoholic beverages to food and a 1 pound store. http://visitknighton.co.uk/
Newtown -Newtown is a more industrial town. Ideal for groceries with a Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl and Spar. There is also a butchers, green grocer and bakery and an outdoor market every Tuesday. There are lots of takeaways, including Indian, Chinese and fish and chips. There are lots of pubs and restaurants with great night life. Banking and other amenities are also available . Newtown is now home to the Textile Museum, the Oriel Davies Gallery, entertainment venue Hafren, local sports facilities and an attractive town centre set against the backdrop of the beautiful Severn Valley. http://newtown.org.uk/
Llandrindod Wells- Another local market town,Llandrindod Wells lake is home to a beautiful lake and peaceful place to walk, run, cycle or just sit and watch the wild life, do a spot of fishing or have a family picnic or you can hire a pedalo to explore the lake from the water but don’t get too wet under the Water Beast fountain!. Grocery stores include Aldi andTesco as well as local butchers, banks, food stores, takeaways and restaurants. Llandrindod Wells is home to the cycle Museum, the collection houses hundreds of cycles in period settings, including examples from 1819 through to the present day. It also displays rare components and accessories from this period. http://llandrindod.co.uk/
Ludlow - Famous historical border town, site of the annual food festival http://www.foodfestival.co.uk/ and Ludlow Castle. Great for shopping, everything from antiques, fashion, books and art dealers. Great eateries and daily markets in the main square. A great day out! http://www.ludlowmarket.co.uk/
Leominster -Famed for its variety of antique and curiosity shops, the town offers a fascinating insight to rural times gone by.There are 2-3, 3 story halls brimmed to the bustles with individual antique dealers. On top of that, 8-9 antique places, lots of cafes and eateries. A nice day out if you like Antiques. http://www.leominstertourism.co.uk/
Welshpool - 40 Minutes away is Welshpool which nestles into the upper reaches of the picturesque Severn Valley near the border between Wales and England. Powis Castle is a popular National Trust venue with spectacular gardens and castle tours. The bustling Market Town is surrounded by the rolling hills of Montgomeryshire and the glorious unspoilt countryside in Mid Wales. Traditionally an agricultural service centre, Welshpool possesses the largest sheep market in Europe and the feeling of a traditional hard working market town still remains today. Lots of pubs and restaurants and also has two leisure centres offering a range of activities, including swimming, badminton and yoga. http://www.welshpool.org/
Rhayader- First town on the river Wye, Rhayader is the home of the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. Here is the perfect place to experience the stunning outdoor attractions on foot or on bike.https://www.rhayader.co.uk
Hay-On-Wye - World famous book town, site of the yearly book fair. Full of quirky, funky, quaint cafes. 15 Book shops for all tastes. Great day out specially if the weather isn’t very good, nice to cosy up and only an hour away from our holiday cottages. http://www.hay-on-wye.co.uk/
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. The visitor centre is the starting point of a range of waymarked trails for walkers, mountain bikers, runners and horse riders. It is well-known for its long established tradition of daily feeding of red kites, Wales’s National Bird of Prey.