Crych Du is a delightful detached stone barn conversion in a tranquil location on a small riverside farm. Crych Du sits beside the banks of the River Wye in the pretty Wye Valley, surrounded by the spectacular Cambrian Mountains. Splendid views can be seen in every direction, and the superb walking and cycling opportunities of the Wye Valley Walk and the National Cycle Track are nearby. The cottage has great charm and character and features two bedrooms, a sitting room with a wood burning stove, a kitchen with Rayburn, and exposed beams and oak flooring throughout. The conservatory offers magnificent mountain and river views, and there is pr...ivate trout and salmon fishing available at the end of the garden for those who love fishing. Stunning countryside and wonderful wildlife watching are all on your doorstep in this gorgeous holiday retreat.
Amenities: Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Woodburning Rayburn cooker, electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD. All wood & electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large lawned garden with patio, furniture & BBQ, with river & mountain views. Fly fishing for salmon, trout & specimen grayling (catch & release) available on the owners' stretch of the River Wye & Elan - £80 per week (see owner on arrival). Wye Valley Walk & National Cycle Route 100 yards. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop, pub, & cafe 2 miles. Note: The farm has a crowing cockerel. Note: No babies or children under 14.
Region: Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.
Town: The beautiful countryside between Builth Wells and Rhayader is home to the small village of Llanwrthwl. The village has just one shop, but the bustling market town of Rhayader with its selection of unusual little shops, eateries, pubs, leisure complex, and cycle hire is 2.5 miles away. Pony trekking is available in the area, and beautiful Red Kites can also be observed at a feeding station created for the birds. The fantastic Elan Valley Lakes are close and waiting to be discovered, or visit Builth Wells, where the annual Royal Welsh Show is held. Here you will find a great variety of shops, tea rooms, pubs, year-round craft shows and exhibitions.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 01/06/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | The Shaws
Our stay at Crych Du was an absolute delight. The cottage is spacious, comfortable, extremely well equipped and in a beautiful setting. The owners could not have been more helpful, We were so pleased that we booked another holiday there as soon as we returned home. What more could be said!!
Peace from the outset
Left on 08/30/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | +Terry Roberts
On first entering the property and the area we new that we had made the best of choice. We found the cottage super clean and the facilities first class. Wildlife was a wonder to watch. We even had a foal born in the next field which was pure magic. The owners were there if needed but never interfered. I would highly recommend this holiday to everyone.
Total seclusion but close enough to town
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Tom
A very comfortable cottage right on the banks of the River Wye, only a short walk from Rhyader. The whole area around is spectacular, with plenty of gentle walks or for the more adventurous plenty of hills.
Chris and John
wonderful holiday location with great views and wildlife.
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Chris and John
A wonderful holiday location.The cottage has everything that a family needs to enjoy a really relaxing break.The wildlife was amazing, red kites. peregrin falcons, and the red fox hunting early in the mornings. Cannot wait to return in 2013.
Left on 11/14/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Brookes family
From the minute we drove down the single track lane on the floor of the valley, we were enchanted by our surroundings. Ancient oak trees and moss covered rocks to our left, the wide tubbling river and craggy mountains to our right. The barn conversion was nestled on the valley floor and looked welcoming after a long journey. On entering, it certainly had the 'wow' factor. The conservatory, where we were to spend most of our time indoors was warm and spacious,with incredible views. Inside there was everything we could need. It was warm and cosy and the beds were very comfortable after along day's walking or cycling. The walking and cycling was straight from the door, so barely had to use the car! Waking up at sunrise,watching the river mist rising gently up the valley to reveal sun and blue sky above the peak was a sight to behold and quite other-worldly. The bird and animal life literally on your doorstep was intriguing, we spent hours following the river and watching the wildlife which depended on it. Evenings were beautiful and as the sun went down it was relaxing to sit in the lovely little hidden courtyard garden with a glass of local wine. When it became chilly, time could be spent reading a book beside the logburner, then a cup of cocoa and out to watch the vast dark skies and bright stars undulled by light pollution. Bliss!
relaxing and peacefull
Left on 11/13/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | june
it was such a beautiful place to stay river at the bottom of the garden every thing in the cottage that u needed even had the lovley weather will be back again
Fantastic holiday fix!
Left on 07/19/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | L Farrow
A friend and I arrived for our holiday and were greeted, taken to the property, shown around and made very welcome by the owners.
The cottage was all on one level with comfortable beds, good bathroom, cosy tv room, lovely conservatory, well equiped kitchen, dining area and overall very clean. There was also an outdoor table with chairs and a bench sited under a tree near the river.
The location was excellent with fields surrounding the cottage and with a river walk at the bottom of the site.
The owners ot the cottage kept 2 horses in the fields attached to the cottage. When one of them visited the horses, usually daily, we chatted and this made us feel they were readily available should we need them.
There was a road we could hear which was the other side of the river and through some trees but it wasn't intrusive. This was the a470 and it was a short drive to reach it which gave us the opportunity to visit this area of Wales.
We loved the variety of birds seen at the property and sitting in the conservatory for breakfast was a must as we saw red kites daily.
We would love to go back again as it was the perfect holiday home for our needs and we didn't want to leave.
Maureen & Bob
Idyllic setting - absolute peace
Left on 12/20/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Maureen & Bob
A real get away from it all cottage. Beautiful scenery - surrounded by hills and the river Wye at the bottom of the garden - just sheep, horses and chickens for neighbours. Bird watchers paradise - kites and buzzards galore. Highlight was a very cooperative kingfisher who sat on a branch eating his fish dinner just like you see on TV!
Cottage was very well equipped - especially the kitchen. Beds comfortable. Owners had thought of everything you could possibly want.
Rhyader handy for shopping. Lovely walkiing area either directly from the cottage, or a short drive away.
Only one request:
Please can the owners get another rocking chair for the conservatory as we had to fight over the sole one there. Nothing so relaxing as rocking gently looking at the view and sipping wine.
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