This week's featured holiday business- Wildwatch Cottage
Wildwatch Cottage nestles in a peaceful valley amid unspoilt wild countryside, excellent for quiet enjoyment, walking, birdwatching and star gazing. With its own nature reserve to explore and an experienced field naturalist on hand to offer guidance and wildlife watching excursions, it is the perfect place for anyone with an interest in nature.
The cottage offers very clean, comfortable and warm self-catering accommodation, ideal for two people and with the option of double or twin beds. The furnishings and equipment are to a high standard with consideration for all those small details which are important in ensuring a trouble free, relaxing and enjoyable stay.
A supply of logs for the wood stove, electricity and bed linen are all included in the cost of £390 per week. Parking is adjacent to the property and limited Wi Fi is available.
The cottage is available all year round with the usual changeover day being Friday but we are adaptable and short breaks are often available.
We are sorry but we cannot accommodate pets and the cottage is a No Smoking environment.
There is always wildlife to observe even from the breakfast table. All around the buildings we have incorporated safe nesting and roosting places for birds and bats -– pied wagtails, redstarts, spotted and pied flycatchers, blue and great tits, swallows and house martins, pipistrelle and long-eared bats. Many other birds and small mammals are encouraged by feeding, badgers, foxes and owls can be heard at night and you never know what might fly overhead - red kite, peregrine, goshawk, ……
We have our own 10 acre nature reserve with board walk, nature trail and benches, and plenty of nest boxes for the birds. It has exceptionally rich and diverse habitats to enjoy: woodland, meadow, marsh, streams and ponds.
Adjoining our property is the RSPB Carngafallt nature reserve, across the valley is the National Trust Abergwesyn Common and at the head of the valley is the Elan Valley Estate. The landscape is a patchwork of traditional farmland meadows, stonewalls, hedgerows and oak woodlands, the surrounding hills being a mixture of bracken fridd, thorn scrub, heather and grass moorland scattered with rock outcrops and intersected by upland streams. The streams tumble down to feed the Dulas brook which meanders down through the valley, past the village of Llanwrthwl with its ancient standing stone beside the church entrance, to join the spectacular River Wye.
The nearest shop and petrol station is 21/2 miles away on the A470 just south of Llanwrthwl. The nearest towns are Rhayader 5 miles, Llandrindod Wells 10 miles and Builth Wells 12 miles.