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Just a few miles from the popular marketing hub of Newtown, Barn Owl Lodge sits majestically at the helm of a hidden valley with lush green fields, ancient woodland and a flourishing array of natural wildlife. This peaceful oasis feels a million miles from the megalomania of the modern world and provides the perfect tonic from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
This often-overlooked part of Wales has plenty to offer with a vast array of beautiful countryside to explore. What's more, its central location makes it well placed to explore much of Wales' itself with the beaches of Aberdyfi, Snowdonia National Park, The Shropshire Hills, and even The Brecon Beacons all within an hours' drive.
However, you may simply want to relax and unwind in this gorgeous natural setting with just the birds and the bees for company. Sitting on the valley slope, this handcrafted lodge perfectly soaks up the sun as it sweeps through the valley and enjoys simply stunning views of the tranquil countryside surrounds.
There are plenty of lazier outings on offer with a path from the lodge itself meandering towards the ancient woodland behind. What's more, Newtown is only a few miles away, with tea rooms, bistros and lovely restaurants should you fancy a bite to eat.
Nestled alongside ancient woodland, the lodge sits at the top of a large grazing field with a variety of animals wandering past from sheep and their lambs to calves and horses. The animals are separated from the grounds of the lodge, but provide a charming outlook as they amble cheerily through the meadows.
Visitors are welcome to witness the farming activities on the owner's farm. Lambing, feeding lambs or calves can be arranged on request.
When you take a second to stop and listen, the air is infused with a soothing babble of the Brechan brook and the chatter of woodland birds in the trees. The sites natural value is reinforced by the blossoming population of Barn Owls and Red Kites.
Endangered Red Kites are seen flying daily overhead from their nesting sites in the woods behind, while at night hear the hypnotic hoot of owls hunting in the darkness. The natural murmurings of this wild location offer a sense of wild serenity, which is seldom found.
The pristine lodge is effortlessly luxurious, while the sweeping glass façade creates a gorgeous panoramic of the valley below. Spot the mist lingering in the valley at dawn or glimpse one of the many Red Kites gliding on the thermals in the afternoon. The large windows are a portal into a world of natural wonder and are perfect for enjoying this enchanting location.
Bask in the warming rays of the sun on the south-facing balcony or soak away your day in the hot tub spa with something bubbly. Barn Owl Lodge is the perfect place to get away from it all.
2 double bedrooms (1 is zip and link, so can be made up as a twin) and 1 fold out sofa bed in the living area.
2 luxury bathrooms with rain showers and a bath.
Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher.
Wi-Fi is available at this property.
Heating and Lighting
Mains electric and central heating.
2 dogs welcome.
Grounds and Nearby
Private garden with balcony, outdoor seating and lazy spa hot tub.
Parking for two vehicles next to the property.
Check in from 15: and check out by 10:
Nearest transport links in Newtown, approx 3 miles away.
2 double bedrooms with snuggly soft duvets, pillows and a built-in wardrobe. 1 of the beds is a zip and link, so can be made up as a twin.
1 extra soft fold out sofa bed.
Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and oven, plus a fridge with freezer compartment. Cooking utensils and crockery provided.
2 luxury bathroom with rain shower and bath. Towels provided.
Open plan living area with extra-large woodburning stove, table and chairs and comfy sofas.
4K Smart TV with Netflix included.
Central heating throughout.
Large balcony containing table and chairs for alfresco dining.
Lazy spa hot tub for soaking under the stars.
Large field of open pasture for running around, plus a chicken coop - help yourself to fresh eggs.
This bustling market town on the banks of the river Severn and has a range of amenities including theatres, galleries, excellent shops, supermarkets, banks, post office, library with internet access, chemist, doctors and filling station. For the foodies out there we recommend
Cafe Brisco for a healthy lunch, The Wagon and Horses for a delicious pub meal or The Sarn for a special occasion.
The Kerry Ridgeway
Runs along the crest of Kerry Hill, is the oldest of all these routes and is a gentle undulating walk through heather moors, cool woodlands and bilberry rich heaths with fantastic views - ideal for dog walkers, mountain bikers, fisher folk (coarse and fly fishing are nearby) and
A walk on the wild side - Llyn Mawr Nature Reserve
There is the fabulous circular walk at Llyn Mawr Nature Reserve past a trio of lakes, Llyn Mawr, Lyn-y-Tarw and Llyn Du - a place of standing stones, tall skies, boggy hollows and watery margins which in the summer come alive with flowers and water voles, buzzards and skylarks, a real walk on the wild side!
Gregynog Hall & Parkland
Gregynog Hall is within an easy drive and has 750 acres of landscaped parkland dotted with sculptures and hosts an annual music festival in June which attracts classical, jazz and folk artists of international repute.
Llanfair Steam Railway
Powis and Montgomery historic castles and the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - a 16 mile round trip by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful countryside - are all only a short drive away.
The adventurous in your party may like to try Horse Drawn Carriage Driving in Llanidloes, one of the fastest growing sports. Ride in the carriage or drive yourself.
Newtown Textile Museum
The Newtown Textile Museum is a fine example of a typical 19th C weaving shop. Guests staying in this quality holiday cottage, interested in social history, will find a visit here fascinating.
Welsh Quilts at Lampeter, Llanybyther, and Llanidloes
A wide and wonderful spectrum of antique Welsh quilts sourced in Wales and worldwide showcased in a beautiful purpose-built gallery in the old town hall Lampeter. Jen Jones also has shops selling old and antique quilts and blankets in Llanidloes and Llanybyther.
Coed y Dinas Garden, Home & Country Centre, Welshpool
Enjoy browsing the garden centre with gardening stock, pets, aquatics, housewares, gifts & crafts, soft furnishings & more.
Walking in the Berwyn Hills Dog welcome
Don your walking boots and enjoy delightful high level walking with your dog over moorland and woodland in the Berwyn Hills.
Red Dragon Bushcraft
Tuition is also available in knife safety, carving & camp-craft, foraging & flora identification and primitive technology for challenging times.
Commando Paintball & Border Quadtrekking
Thrilling outdoor activity centre for the adrenaline junkies out there.
Climbing in Dolgellau The Dolgellau area consists of mountain crags around Cader Idris, the Rhingos, Craig Cywarch and the Arans. Satnav users please note the postcode will get you to the Snowdonia National Parks office in Eldon Square, Dolgellau.
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