Hi, welcome to Glyngynwydd.
We hope you enjoy your stay and if there’s anything we can do to help, just ask.
Adam, Carla, Aoife, Finn, Saoirse & Guinness
Coal – first scoop free. Further fuel can be purchased for the stoves at £2 per shovel. This is stored in the lean-to at the end of the stable block (there’s an honesty box there). You’ll find buckets and bins for hot ash here too.
Co-op – there is an excellent supermarket in town (5 minute drive). Turn right out of the drive and left when you see the sign for Llanidloes. Go past the school and it’s on the left hand side next to the furniture shop.
Departure – we like everything to be spick and span for new arrivals so it would be appreciated if you could vacate the cottage by 11am on the day of departure. If we are not around when you leave, just pop the key in the post box.
Dogs – well behaved dogs are very welcome, we just ask they don’t go on the furniture, aren’t left alone and you clean up any mess they leave around the property.
Drainage – as we have a septic tank for waste, please use bags provided for sanitary products.
Eating Out - We would recommend The Angel 01686 414635, Ty Morgans (Rhayader) 01597 811666 The Mount Inn 01686 412247, The Red Lion 01686 412270 or The Whistling Badger 01686 412583 for pub food, . For large groups book ahead.
If you would like something a little quirky, try The Old Mill 01686 412008.
The Granary in Newtown www.thegranaryrestaurant.co.uk
Eggs – Fresh chicken or duck eggs available, £1 per half dozen.
Fire – smoke and CO2 alarms are fitted in all cottages. In case of fire please assemble in the courtyard and await further instructions. There are fire blankets and first aid kits under the sink in the kitchen and a fire extinguisher. -_
Laundry room – housed in the old pigsty behind the cottages. There is also a drying line available.
Night out – fancy an evening out? Aoife’s happy to baby/dog sit (£3 per hour), we’re close by if help is needed.
Outside – feel free to use the gardens, BBQ and play equipment (in the pigsty). Paths lead up through the woods behind the grey barn following the stream to the dingle. Don’t forget you can light the fire pit and toast marshmallows! Bags of logs are £3. Parents must be responsible for their children at all times.
Parking – please make use of the car bays or the gravel area between the barns. Vehicles are parked in the grounds entirely at the owners risk and we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused whilst on the property.
Recycling – bin day is every 3 weeks so we try to recycle as much waste as possible (don’t forget the pigs). You’ll find bins for plastic, glass, paper, cardboard and tins at the end of the Stable block.
Smoking – not in the cottages or Stable, please.
Storage – we have plenty of secure storage available in the barns and outbuildings for bikes, fishing equipment etc – just let us know if you want to store something.
Water – our water comes from our own well at the top of the hill and is filtered and checked regularly by Welsh Water. Beware of the deep water up in the woods.
Wi-Fi – available in all cottages.The code is Alfa, no password needed.
Doctor – 01686 412228 Carla’s mob - 07976 972 193 Vet – 01686 413475
Dentist - 01686 413679 Adam’s mob – 07985 805 665 Taxi – 07920 064174 / 01686 637829
Ross Bennett 8 seater minibus hire - 07857 530426
If you have only a few days to spend with us and would like short outings we would recommend
There is a childrens playground in town just off the roundabout near the football pitch/Texaco garage.
Aberystwyth: Is a lovely seaside town that is a 40 min drive from here. A44
Directions: Left at the bottom of the drive, right at the roundabout and keep going until you see the sea!
Red Kite Feeding at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian: 9 miles outside Aberystwyth www.facebook.com/bwlchnantyrarian
Directions: Left at the bottom of the drive, right at the roundabout and keep going it’s signposted on the right hand-
side. The red kite are fed by the lake every day at 2pm in winter and at 3pm in summer.
The Barcud Trail (an easy route around the lake) and the café and playground offer fantastic views of this spectacle. There’s also a bird hide overlooking the feeding area. You can expect to see as many as 150 kites coming in to feed – there are often more during winter months
Devils Bridge 30mins there are 2 different walks. A470, A44 & A4120 www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk
Directions: Turn left out of the drive and right at the roundabout towards Aberystwyth.
After about 10 miles you should see a sign pointing left to Devils Bridge.
The Waterfalls walk involves descending 300 feet down uneven steps and paths (700 steps!), it takes quite a lot of physical effort to ascend
back up the other side and it takes 45 mins. The Punchbowl Walk consists of approx. 300 steps to view the Three bridges which are built one
on top of the other.
Elan Valley with a drive around the 3 reservoirs, 20min drive away. A470, B4518
Directions: Turn left out of our drive, left again at the roundabout at Llangurig and right when you get to Rhayader.
There's a lovely visitors centre and playground with maps for walks or cycling.
Hafren Forest the drive itself is absolutely beautiful, about 30 mins and you can walk to the source of the Severn.
Directions: Turn right out of our driveway, take a left roundabout, then right over the bridge and then first left again. Carry on along the
road until you see the signs on the left to Hafren Forest, stop off and look at the reservoir and then carry on round the lake. You will come
to a T junction, take the left and follow the road until you finally come to a carpark. It should take 30mins.
Powis Castle 45min drive away. National Trust www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
Directions: Turn right out of our drive and follow the signs to Newtown and Welshpool, the castle is just before Welshpool.
It’s a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion near Welshpool, in Powys
The seat of the Earl of Powis, the castle is known for its extensive, attractive formal gardens terraces, parkland, deer park and landscaped estate. The property is under the care of the National Trust.
Montgomery Castle 45min drive away. A ruined castle www.castlewales.com/montgom.html
Direction: Turn right out of our drive and head towards Newtown on the A483.
After Abermule turn onto the B4385 and follow the road to Montgomery.
The Castle was begun by Henry III in 1223 and given to Hubert de Burgh in 1228.
Held by the Mortimers in the fourteenth century, it was later demolished on the order of Parliament after the Civil War.