Take off your walking boots and curl up atop the comfortable sofa before a roaring fire, or sip on something sweet in the glorious rolling garden of enchanting Ivy Cottage. With only peace and quiet for immediate company, this charming hideaway is the ultimate rural retreat.
Situated in a stunning spot in the village of Beguildy, Ivy Cottage enjoys a handsome heritage with history dating back to the 16th Century. Think thick stone walls and narrow, steep steps as well as a sense of awe as you admire the open plan interior of flagstones and THAT fireplace. Perfect for bringing along a four-legged friend in order to enjoy the surrounding walks and wildlife, this cosy cottage is sure to be a dose of exactly what the doctor ordered.
A quintessential countryside cottage, this stunning stay is tastefully traditional with an air of romantic, rural charm that will have you thinking you’ve ended up on the set of a rom-com, just look at that beautiful blue door! The cottage features a wood-burning stove, well-equipped kitchen and two bedrooms upstairs with enough space for three adults or a small family.
Ideally situated on the outskirts of a charming village, the local pub is just stones throw along a country lane and the garden sits beside an enchanting church yard. There is a rolling green lawn for any dogs to enjoy as well as a perfect patio for alfresco evenings beneath the provided parasol. As well as this, a charming little nook sits right beside the cottage and is the perfect place for whiling away the hours with a good book.
Beguildy is a beautiful village on the English-Welsh border that offers many an awe-inspiring remnant from the 14th Century (the Churchs’ octagonal front is even reputed to bear marks from Cromwell’s army sharpening their swords.) There is a pub, a post office and a local shop stocking the essentials, making it a truly enchanting hamlet perfect for those in search of peace and quiet.
For those in search of the outdoorsy attractions that Wales has to offer, from here it is easy to take in the stunning scenery along the Offas Dyke Path, enjoy the many wonderful walks of Beacon Hill, admire the ancient viaduct of Knucklas or enjoy the many attractions of the Elan Valley. Also nearby is the impressive Powys Castle and its glorious gardens.
For fans of food and drink, you can discover delicious local produce if Knighton’s monthly farmers market coincides with your stay, but alternatively there is plenty of other exciting options for eating out such as the local pub, the Radnorshire Arms, the nearby Dolfor Inn in Newtown or the Banc, amongst many others, in Knighton.
Best choice for…
Keen walkers with four-legged friends or those in need of perfect peace and quiet.
Why it should be on your Wanderlist
To tick that ‘charming country cottage’ stay off your bucket list.