Blaenglanhanog brings together many of the features that you would expect from luxury holiday cottages in Wales - dog friendly, wifi, wood burner, beautiful secluded setting, some amazing views and, if you wish, use of the 'Endless' swimming pool on site. This self catering Mid Wales cottage is a 250 year old Drover’s farmhouse, set 1000ft up in the Cambrian Mountains near the “Laura Ashley” village of Carno (good local shop, post office, church & pub). Look out for those red kites, explore the Hafren Forest, visit Clywedog Reservoir and Dam and the beautiful market towns of Mid Wales.
From the cottage porch area you enter a cosy, beamed and fully carpeted sitting room with oak beamed inglenook fireplace and log burning stove. Comfortable suite of 2 seat and 3 seat sofas and 1 matching chair, Laura Ashley curtains and cushions. Flat screen TV, DVD, CD and radio. Stairs off.
Through to the right is a small beamed dining room with oak table and chairs for 6 people. Window onto garden and original quarry tiles to floor.
This self catering Mid Wales cottage has a bright kitchen with traditional oak units, ceramic sink, fridge freezer and electric cooker. There is a good range of kitchen utensils & equipment and plate rack with crockery set. Attached to the kitchen, up a step, is an utility area with microwave oven, dishwasher, tumble dryer and washing machine. There is also an airing cupboard with ironing board and iron and a central heating boiler.
The ground floor bathroom offers a slate floor, heated towel rail, modern “P” shaped bath with shower over. Large modern sink and lavatory.
The ground floor bedroom at the other side of the lounge is a light room with two windows, one overlooking the picturesque valley. Twin single beds with double duck down quilts and new pillows. Wardrobe, two bedside chests with lamps, rocking chair and a chest of drawers with mirror over.
The cottage has two very comfortable double bedrooms upstairs. The first bedroom has original beamed ceiling, wardrobe, chest of drawers with mirror, bedside chest with lamp. The second has original beamed and panelled ceiling, a built in wardrobe and chest of drawers with mirror and lamp. Bedside shelf unit with lamp and large shelf with lamp. Both double beds come with king size duck down quilt & new pillows.
The upstairs shower room also has a beamed ceiling and tiled floor and includes modern white suite with walk in shower, lavatory and pedestal wash basin. Heated towel rail, bathroom cabinet, mirror and shaving socket also provided.
Enclosed garden to front of cottage with seating area and patio set to seat 6. You can enjoy the campfire and BBQ and take in the lovely views over the valley.
A separate, eco-friendly building on site features an 'Endless' swimming pool which guests can include as part of their booking for an additional £100 (Not Suitable for guests under the age of 5). Facilities also include a level entry shower and compost toilet. Please bring your own towels for outside use.
- Tea, coffee and sugar are provided free of charge at Blaenglanhanog self catering Mid Wales.
- A special welcome pack can also be purchased for your arrival consisting of a pack of Welsh butter, a litre of Welsh Organic Milk, 2 packs of Neuadd Fach dry cured bacon, 2 packs of Neuadd Fach premium sausages, a dozen local free range eggs, a large home made loaf and a jar of home made jam or marmalade. The cost will be £32.
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels included. (Please provide your own towels for use in the swimming pool)
- Heating and electricity included. First (large) basket load of logs also provided for free. Additional, large basket of logs also available at £5 per basket load.
- Cot and high chair provided on request. Please bring your own bedding for the cot.
- WiFi available
- Up to 2 well behaved pets allowed for a small charge of £12 per pet. Please note that pets are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture.
- Parking for 2 or 3 cars
- Electric vehicle charging points which are free for our guests to use.
- Easy access, ¾ miles off A470 up public no through road. Suitable for those with limited mobility but not wheelchairs due to changes of level downstairs.
- Blaenglanhanog is a no smoking cottage.
- Large file of local activities.
- This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.
At a Glance
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bath/shower rooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Swimming pool
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 1 mile away
- Coast: 25 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1 mile away
This self catering Mid Wales cottage was originally the farmhouse for the land around it and is surrounded by countryside views and tranquillity.
The nearest village is the “Laura Ashley” village of Carno (1.5 miles) which has a good local shop, post office, church & pub which does good pub grub. The cottage is about equidistant between the charming market towns of Machynlleth, Llanidloes and Newtown which are all about 15 miles away and all have lots of independent shops and good country markets.
The nearest railway station is 6 miles with connections across Wales and beyond and there is a local bus service that stops by request at the bottom of the road.
Popular attractions in the area include the red kites, Hafren Forest, Clywedog Reservoir and Dam, Snowdonia National Park (12 miles), the largest wind farm in Europe and the Centre for Alternative Technology (12 miles).
Amongst popular activities in the Area are the Forest Experience Rally School in Carno and within a few miles there is quad trekking, golf, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, narrow gauge railways, bird watching, walking, sailing and fishing. Three miles away is Machinations exhibition, café, children’s play barn and rabbit village.
Lovely beaches within easy reach in Aberdyfi and Borth (about 40 minutes). Newtown has a good local theatre and lots of places to eat. Machynlleth and Llanidloes both have award winning restaurants and excellent weekday and weekend markets. There is a strong “eco” movement in the area and whole foods and local foods feature strongly.
Glyndwr's Way is a long distance footpath in Mid Wales that was granted National Trail status in the year 2000. 3 miles from the cottage.
Dyfi Mountain Biking – All routes start from Machynlleth. 15 miles
Hafren Forest Trail – Various routes suitable for cyclists just outside the town of Llanidloes. 16 miles
Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 17 miles.
Maesmawr Golf Course - 9 hole golf course and 16 bay driving range. 6 miles
Llanidloes Golf Course – 9 hole golf course. 16 miles
The location of the cottage is very idyllic, peacefully quiet and great to see all the birds in the garden. Would recommend the cottage and would love to return. Wales is a beautiful country to see and explore.Mrs Claire Rawcliffe-Davies - 9th April 2018
Jeremy was very welcoming & just loved the location. Lovely area & as a huge fan of Wales, we will return as soon as possible. Thank you Wales.Wendy from Derbyshire - 1st April 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable. Well presented. Wanted for nothing. Beautiful surroundings. Owners really welcoming.
Tips: Get out and about . There are plenty of things to see and do. Tal - y- Llyn Railway. The Wildfowlers Inn at Tre'r Ddol to eat . Llyn Clywedog dam. - just a few to mention.Susan from Manchester - 20th August 2016
Really enjoyable stay. Friendly and helpful owners. Peaceful surroundings and very clean cottage.
Recommends: Drive around Snowdonia National ParkGeorge from Eastbourne - 6th August 2016
It was very wet unfortunately but it didn't spoil our stay as it was like a home from home. Glansevern Gardens worth a visit.Family from East Yorkshire - 18th June 2016
Lovely, relaxing and peaceful, comfortable cottage immaculately clean and well presented. Tips for other vistors - Mid Wales Shooting Centre at Trefeglwys, The Aleppo pub and restaurant at Carno, The Dyfi Osprey Project is on Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve just off the A487 between Machynlleth and Glandyfi and Coed-y-Dinas, Welshpool, Powys.Wendy Evans from Bradford, West Yorkshire - 1st May 2016
Fantastic, been recommending to friends and family and we want to make a return visit same time next year. Go to the local towns and places of interest ... especially with your dog as dog friendly places to eat within the towns. It was fantastic and Jeremy and Liz and of course Coni were great hosts.Jacqueline - 1st November 2015
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