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No 6 in The Times list of Top 10 Country Estate Holiday Lets!
"Have your own Arthur Ransome adventure exploring “alpine” walks, waterfalls, caves and ruins in an 18th-century landscape designed by Thomas Johnes, an acolyte of the picturesque movement. Share in this restored dream world with a stay in the cute Victorian cottage of Pwll Pendre. It’s accessible only by a remote forest track, but it does have its own pond." Martin Hemming reviewing for The Times
A charming Victorian Welsh holiday cottage in the heart of one of the most important 'picturesque movement' designed landscapes in the world. This delightful and historic cottage is a perfect retreat from modern life, accessible only by quiet forest tracks. Pwll Pendre occupies a sheltered, south-facing hollow beside its own pool in a completely peaceful location. Thomas Johnes made the Hafod estate famous when he remodelled it in the late eighteenth century to create what he considered paradise on earth. He didn't do a bad job and now you can explore the 'alpine' walks, rivers, waterfalls, caves, rope-bridges and estate ruins at your leisure. The cottage is well away from all roads and disturbance in the middle of this amazing country estate. Click to see real holiday photos of Pwll Pendre, or a video here of the waterfall. Independent 5* reviews of this cottage.
LIVING ROOM/ DINING: The ground floor of the main cottage is one spacious room with a cast iron wood-burning stove (first basket of fuel supplied) and pleasant views down to the pool. In summer you'll probably just leave the door open to let the landscape in.
There are two comfortable sofas and a dining table for 6. Note that there is no tv reception but there is a CD player and you can bring DVDs to watch in the studio. All rooms have electric night storage heating (price included). There is a pay-phone as mobile reception is poor, and the housekeeper also lives on the estate should you have any query.
KITCHEN: The kitchen is simple, modern and practical with electric full-size oven, fridge (ice compartment), microwave, toaster, washing machine etc. Views and door to garden.
Studio Bedroom is on the ground floor with a door to the garden. It contains a double bed, plus a small sofa and a TV with DVD and video players. Note that there is no TV reception.
BEDROOM 1: Double bedroom with fine views across the landscape.
BEDROOM 2: Twin bedroom with fine views across the landscape.
BATHROOM: A simple, practical bathroom in a modern style with shower over the bath.
GARDEN: Large, enclosed garden. Parking for two cars. Some of the best country walks in mid-West Wales start at the door.
Like all Under the Thatch accommodation, this property is entirely non-smoking inside.
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'Certainly the loveliest cottage we've ever stayed in AND so much more than just a lovely cottage - with all the wonderful walks built in it's a complete holiday in itself! Itís a really special place. The lovely walks literally from the doorstep and the waterfalls were fantastic. We didnít use our car at all after arriving! We will definitely be trying other Under the Thatch properties in the future.' ~ Judith, Justin and Innes from Surrey
'A glimpse of paradise...like stumbling into a Jane Austin novel! From waking up to the bleats of sheep outside to lying on the sofa with the crackles of the fire...timeless' ~ Ewan and Lucinda from London
'The most perfect place for our honeymoon' ~ Emma Mather and Andrew Elliott, Bristol.
Note 125 metre walk from the parking would not be suitable for the infirm as the stone steps can be slippery. Cot and High chair are chargeable and should be selected as an extra.
We do not accept one night bookings at our accommodation and will also not allow you to leave a single unsaleable night.
Prices include heating and electricity where it is installed, bed-linen, towels, and hot water. Guests may be responsible for purchasing extra baskets of logs/fuel if desired.