Nant Llachar Cottage sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms and is a pretty detached stone cottage a short walk from stunning Lake Vyrnwy with its impressive stone-built Victorian dam and surrounding RSPB nature reserve. Full of character and charm, Nant Llachar Cottage has been lovingly refurbished with its original features, including stripped floors, beams and an impressive inglenook, enhanced by modern day amenities to ensure a high degree of comfort and style.
Nestling amongst private terraced gardens which include plenty of space to relax together with a summerhouse, the cottage sits on the edge of woodland and affords fantastic views over the Vyrnwy Valley. An ideal place for those seeking relaxation, the surrounding Welsh countryside offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities with something for the most energetic outdoor enthusiast including mountain biking, sailing, kayaking and river-rafting, along with more sedate pursuits such as fishing and bird watching. Bikes can be hired from the local visitors centre and for the water lovers amongst you, canoes and sailing dinghies are also available for hire at the lakeside boathouse.
This area is superb for bird watchers being an RSPB reserve where numerous resident and migratory birds can be spotted including rare peregrine falcons. For twitchers there are bird-hides dotted around the lake, and for fishermen, try your hand at trout and salmon fishing (permits can be purchased locally).
Nant Llachar Cottage is only half a mile from the nearest pub at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, serving real ales and bar meals in “The Tavern”, along with fine dining in the hotel restaurant. The village shop is just a short walk for stocking up on provisions and for larger shops, supermarkets are located in the nearby market towns of Oswestry, Llanfyllin and Welshpool.
The cottage is a perfect base for enjoying the local area and all that it has to offer, plus it's close proximity to the Snowdonia National Park makes Nant Llachar Cottage ideal for exploring the wider area of North Wales too. Bala Lake (home to Alice, the little Welsh steam engine who provides a wonderfully nostalgic way of seeing the scenery) and the Berwyn Mountains in Mid-Wales are also within easy reach for a day trip, as is the attractive medieval town of Shrewsbury, Chester with its excellent shopping and the stunning Welsh coastline for a day by the sea - all just an hour away by car! Other great family days out within easy reach include Aberdovey with its beautiful golden sands; majestic Harlech Castle sitting amongst spectacular scenery; King Arthur’s Labyrinth for a day of myth and legend and an all weather attraction that is sure to captivate; the Centre For Alternative Technology and a great choice of National Trust properties to visit including Powis and Chirk castles and Erddig country house.
Andrew & Alison Dawson joined Independent Cottages in January 2015
Outside: Pretty terraced garden with exceptional views, patio area, lawned areas and summerhouse. Plenty of off-road parking for three cars at the front of the cottage.
Additional information: Bed linen and towels provided with beds made up ready for arrival. The cottage is centrally heated. Initial wood provided for the stove and sold thereafter at cost. Weekly rentals from Saturday. Short break weekends (3 nights) from Friday and 4 nights from Monday. One well-behaved dog welcome. Young children may need to be supervised in the terraced garden at the back of the cottage. There are some low doorways in the cottage - extra care needed for taller people.
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