Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Faulkner is one of five properties which have been created by the imaginative conversion of a 19th century inn, although the original stone cottages have a history going back to the 18th century when they were occupied by an agricultural worker, a blacksmith and a coffin maker. The “Middleton Arms” as it became, was owned by landowners whose seat was at Llyn Parriad and later it changed its name to the “Vulcan Arms” in homage to the Vulcan God of Fire, god of the blacksmiths. It sits on the old Cambrian railway line and was an important hostelry for those using Doldowlod Halt station until the line was closed in the 1960’s. Today the holiday property offers every modern comfort whilst still retaining the best features of the old inn. Faulkner is a corner-terraced cottage and is spacious and characterful. It offers easy access to the A470 via a slip road; Sustrans cycle routes, the River Wye which is right on the doorstep, Wye Valley Walks and the Red Kite Centre. A very short walk from the apartment will bring you to a shop, post office and café. A stop for buses to Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader is nearby.
The town of Rhayader is 7 minutes drive away and the area is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. There are events on throughout the year and this is the perfect base for the whole family to experience stunning outdoor attractions including fishing, and discover rich and rare wildlife in the rolling Cambrian Mountains.
Faulkner has use of a large garden, shared with the other cottages, with plenty of outdoor furniture including tables, benches and umbrellas, and there is storage for cycles as well as a jet wash and repair kits, or you can even arrange to hire a bike. Faulkner can be booked with Woodman (CC624017), Tudor (CC624019), Searle (CC624020) and Middleton (CC624021) to accommodate up to 20 guests.
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The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
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Lounge: With 32" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, radio and French doors to decked balcony.
Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Three steps to both bedrooms.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link 2ft 6in twin beds (which can be made to king size - please advise when booking).
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size - please advise when booking).
Shower room 1: With shower and WC.
Shower room 2: With shower and WC.
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair on request. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.
Shared, enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Decked balcony. Two dogs welcome at £27pppw - to be kept on a lead at all times. Bike store. Parking for three cars.
This property is inspected and quality graded by Visit Wales’ own inspection team and we are advised by them that the property is 4*.