The cottage is located on the edge of woodland half a mile from Lake Vyrnwy with its majestic Victorian dam, its fairy-tale tower and unique sculpture park. It provides a perfect base for exploring both the local area as well as further afield: Snowdonia, Bala Lake, the Berwyn Mountains in Mid-Wales, the Roman city of Chester, Shrewsbury and the wonderful Welsh coastline are easily accessible within an hour’s drive.
This stunning area offers a multitude of activities for the outdoor enthusiast including walks of all grades in the local hills, valleys and forests, mountain-biking, fishing, river-rafting, sailing, canoeing and bird watching.
Cycle hire is available from the nearby craft and visitors centre and canoes and sailing dinghies can be rented from the lake boathouse.
The famous Lake Vyrnwy half-marathon takes place every September attracting thousands of runners and spectators alike.
The lake itself is well stocked with salmon and trout and for those who enjoy fishing, local permits and boat-hire are available from the nearby hotel.
This is great ornithology country – the area is an RSPB reserve. Resident and transient birds can be spotted in the deciduous woodland and nearby open hills and the region is noted for its visits by rare peregrine falcons. Several bird-hides are located around the lake.
The cottage is only a mile to the nearest pub at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel which offers a choice of bar meals and real ales in “The Tavern” and fine dining in the hotel restaurant. It’s only a short walk to the village shop where you can stock up on provisions. Larger supermarkets are located at the nearby market towns of Llanfyllin, Welshpool and Oswestry.
Sandy-beaches at Aberdovey, the castle of Harlech, underground mine tours at King Arthur’s Labyrinth, the Centre for Alternative Technology and the National Trust properties of Powis Castle, Erddig and Chirk Castle all provide fantastic days out for the whole family.