Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Searle 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 cottage offers every modern comfort whilst still retaining the best features of the old inn. Searle is an end-terraced cottage which 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.
Searle 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. Searle can be booked with Woodman (CC624017), Faulkner (CC624018), Tudor (CC624019) 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:
Lounge/dining room: Beamed with large stone inglenook, electric wood burner, 30" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and radio.
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Kitchen: Spacious with breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With large shower and WC.
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. 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. Two dogs welcome at £27pppw - to be kept on a lead at all times. Bike store. Parking for two 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*.