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This Blissful retreat is set in an exceptionally beautiful part of rural England that just grazes the Welsh borders and yet is only a stones throw from cultural town Hay on Wye. Traditional Bwthyn Dwrgi is a quintessential countryside haven nestled on our secluded, organic farm. Relax in your private garden and enjoy views of the sparkling stream framed by hills beyond or snuggle up inside by a crackling log fire. Wander to the pub for dinner or spend a day hiking the majestic Black Mountains.
We feel it is important to note, that unlike many other cottages, Bwthyn Dwrgi is totally private. There are no other holiday cottages on the property and you won't be overlooked by anyone; us or neighbours.
The space is 'English Country Cottage'. We love the cottage and use it for our own family too, so we hope it feels as personal and welcoming to your family as it is for ours. The Cottage has been listed with other companies for years and has some loyal followings! Its old fashioned and charming, an eclectic getaway with higgledy piggldly stairs, original artwork and open fires. ( Some of the local artwork is for sale, if you like a piece please ask at the farm.)
The Vintage bedroom and Rose bedroom both have double beds and the Lavender bedroom has a queen - the perfect child's room or a cosy nook for an adult!
The kitchen has an open fire/wood burner as does the sitting room. We provide one basket of logs for each fire. The cottage is central heated so even with out log fires its toasty warm.
Bwthyn Dwrgi is very well equipped and has space and privacy. Great for BBQ's, romance and children's games in the endless fields, garden and stream. Why not have a picnic in one of our organic meadows? (You are welcome to use our fields but please ask at the farmhouse which ones are suitable.)
Bwthyn Dwrgi comes equipped with a garden table, chairs, BBQ, small fire bowl and there is a lock up shed for bicycles. If you require to bring your horse, stables/paddocks are located at the farm, there are fabulous rides on the hills.
Enjoy the best of both worlds, unspoiled countryside and the cultural bustle of famous Hay on Wye. Hay on Wye is a beautiful Norman market town, famous for its bookshops and only a ten minute drive from Bwthyn Dwrgi. Don't forget to sample the yummy local food that Hay market provides (Thursday morning) or have dinner by the River Wye at the dreamy River Cafe (has a vegan menu). And don't forget ,during the Summer months, to rent a canoe, and spend the day swimming/canoeing on the spectacular River Wye.
Enjoy starry night skies unburdened by light pollution (or any pollution).
There is a small drive way with room for three cars. Ample parking space off road. If you wish to bring more cars or a caravan let us know and we can provide additional parking.
The cottage is situated at the end of our drive way. There is always someone in our house to assist you if needs be. We like to give our guests privacy and don't bother them unless absolutely necessary. If you would like to come to The Cwm to say hello please feel welcome anytime! If you need assistance please come to the farm.
Other things to note
No wifi or reception at the cottage. The cottage is supposed to be a break from the rush of the modern world. Ditch your mobile and cozy up by the fire pit with a glass of wine.
Visit the Walking Britain site for inspiration for walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons too.
Enjoy the independent cinema at Richard Booth’s bookshop in Hay on Wye - about 7 miles.
The Brecon Beacons website has lots of information on everything from local festivals to hang-gliding!
The Stagg Inn and Restaurant, Titley near Kington (about half an hour's drive)
Richard Booth’s Bookshop café, Hay on Wye – enjoy a film there too about 7 miles
Hay on Wye is THE place for bookshops
The Table Gallery and café Lion Street Gallery
The Pandy Inn about 1 mile
1 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen
SleepingBed linen, 2 Double bed
CookingDishwasher, Kitchen stove, Refrigerator, Toaster, Tumble dryer
EntertainmentDVD-Player, Stereo system, TV (Antenna)
Nr Hay on Wye,
From Hay on Wye: Take the B4348 towards Peterchurch and Ross on Wye. After about 7 miles you come to the village of Dorstone . Just as you get to the village take the sharp right turn, signposted Mynyddbrith. Don't go into the village! This lane goes up hill towards a line of poplar trees on the horizon. Go exactly 1 mile, take the second turning on the left from the main road . There is a stone in the grass at the top of the drive marked, Cwm farm and open wooden farm gates. Go down the drive into the valley, past the farm on your left, go on another 100 yds and the cottage is on your right, through a wooden farm gate.
If you are coming along the B4348 from Peterchurch towards Hay-on-Wye, go past the village of Dorstone, keep on the main road , you will pass the church on your left and then some new houses, just past them there is a turning left into the village , ignore this but take the turning left just beyond it, it looks like it is straight in front of you . The Hay road bends round to the right. The lane is marked Mynydd Brith, go up this lane 1 mile exactly , our drive is the second on the left from the main road. There is a stone at the top marked Cwm Farm and open wooden gates. Go down the drive past the farm at the bottom on another 100yds ,the cottage is on the right through a wooden gate.
Note: Sat Navs do not work here, they take you to the first turning left up the lane and then stop !!
The key is kept in a wooden box outside the front door of the cottage.Please replace when you leave -
Your property will be clean and tidy upon arrival.
In light of the Coronavirus, we are asking our homeowners to instruct their housekeepers to focus more on items that are frequently touched e.g. door handles, keys, remote controls, radios, light switches and bedside lamp switches which should be cleaned and wiped thoroughly with anti-bacterial disposable wipes.
Current NHS guidance is that Coronavirus is most commonly transmitted via human-to-human contact and cannot survive on surfaces for long but we consider this additional cleaning a sensible precaution.
We would suggest that you wash your hands regularly, as handwashing remains the best defence for infection prevention.
If you have any further concerns, we recommend that you bring your own anti-bacterial wipes and anti-bacterial handwash with you.
If you do fall ill during your stay and suspect Coronavirus, or do so soon after travelling home, please do notify us immediately.
If you develop symptoms whilst you are on holiday
Call 111if your symptoms get worse or persist
Visitors should inform Sea & Slate and/or the owner of property
We sadly are unable to refund you for your holiday if for any reason you cancel your break within 8 weeks arrival period – We strongly advise that you check your terms on your travel insurance as to how you may be affected if you are forced to cancel
Wishing you a healthy and happy stay
Guest information relating to Coronavirus
Many thanks for booking with Sea & Slate - We really appreciate you coming and visiting us (safely) in this beautiful part of the world and we hope that you really enjoy your stay.
Sadly, the tourism industry has been hit hard in this region due to Covid-19 outbreak.
New guidelines regarding COVID-19 and your holiday
Before you arrive at the property
Before you arrive at the property we will require you to check that all people staying there are free from symptoms*of the COVID-19 virus and are not self-isolating and declare that this is the case
*COVID-19 symptom checker
NHS Wales:https://111.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/symptomcheckers/COVID19.aspx Up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions in place in Wales can be found here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus And here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
You may find on arrival there are fewer or no games/ books or DVDs,CDs and ornaments at the property. This is because these items are quite time consuming or difficult to disinfect and we do not want to delay your arrival more than is necessary, so they may have been removed.
You might want to bring such items yourself from home.
Please check the latest arrivals information we have sent to you for key collection instructions.
Arrival times: We’ve updated arrival and departure times to allow for the additional cleaning requirements.
Arrive after 17.00 (pm) hours
Depart by10.00 (am) hours
Please strictly observe these arrival and departure times as they are in place for your safety and that of the housekeepers
When you arrive, if your property has a dishwasher, you may find this full of clean crockery etc. This way you can be confident that the items are clean and have not been touched by anyone.
Whilst at the property:
It is suggested by the Welsh Government that you wash your hands regularly, as handwashing remains the best defence for infection prevention. While in the community please remember to practice safe social distancing.
Please remember to follow Welsh government guidance regarding: Social distancing regular hand washing Sanitising and disinfecting.
Found here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus
If you become unwell with the symptoms of COVID-19and are advised to have a COVID-19test
please contact Sea & Slate immediately on 07831 452436 and vacate your holiday cottage
Please strip the beds, pillow-cases, sheets and duvet covers, mattress and pillow protectors and place the dirty linen and towels into the bags provided. Please load the dish-washer (if there is one) fully with everything you have used and set it going before you leave (no need to unload it).
Empty all bins and dispose of your rubbish in the appropriate recycling bin.
Local waste and recycling centres have strict guidelines during this time on disposal of rubbish. We advise that you please separate rubbish –glass in one bag, plastics in another, paper in another and non-recyclable in another and food waste in another. Recycling is very important in Ceredigion/ Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire and we ask please that you do this to assist our housekeepers
Thank you in advance for taking the time to ensure that the extra steps are taken – we really appreciate your help on this. It will help us ensure that we will be able to remain open and keep our housekeepers & communities safe throughout the season and beyond
Wishing you a healthy and happy stay
All the very best
Spot and Eleri