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- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
With unrivalled views over the Cabalva Estate, the river Wye and the idyllic Welsh Marches landscape, Cwm Pelved is a lovingly restored six bedroom holiday house offering peace, privacy and exceptional entertaining space with activites on site, and the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains just waiting to be explored.
The house is situated on the Cabalva Estate, a family-run sheep and beef farm within a beautiful tranquil setting - their pasture-fed Aberdeen Angus beef is sold to some of the UK's top restaurants. Guests are welcome to buy some of the beef and have a tour of the farm. There is a potting studio on the estate where you can have pottery lessons. Also on site you can do private fly fishing on the Wye, the estate has a ghillie who can offer lessons 1:1 or in a small group. If you're interested in Forest Bathing, then just ask for more information about the courses on offer - it's a wonderful, immersive, forest experience. Dating back to the 15th century and once the Cabalva estate owner’s principal residence, the house has a fascinating history and retains a wealth of original features. And now it has been meticulously transformed into a rural haven of comfort and modern luxury. The expansive interiors are perfect for groups who want to relax and spread out, from the open plan kitchen with a wood burning stove and the traditional living area with oak beams and a piano to the snug with its working fireplace and the conservatory with views down the valley. And the location is unbeatable for enjoying outdoor pursuits and fresh air. If you’re looking for a countryside retreat which combines rustic yet luxurious interiors with a unique and tranquil setting then look no further.
The countryside around here is nothing short of breath-taking and there is much to explore. The fields around the house are full of wildlife, from sheep and hares to woodcock, hedgehogs, robins and red kites, or you could head down to famous Offa's Dyke and walk up into the hills or down to the river. The famous book town of Hay-on-Wye is just 3 miles away, and in the area you can also go cycling, riding, canoeing and fishing. And if you don’t want to self-cater there are lots of excellent places to eat and drink – try The Tram at Eardisley, The Stagg at Titley or Tomatitos in Hay-on-Wye itself. There is a potting studio on the estate where you can have pottery classes. You can take part in some forest bathing (originally a Japanese concept, it involves mindful and therapeutic time in a forest setting), or for something more active, sign up for fishing lessons with a private ghillie.
The house is easy to reach from the M5 motorway. Please see the website for detailed driving directions.
Cardiff 72 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Hereford 17.5 miles
Nearest Bus Stop:
Clyro 2.5 miles
The house comprises three interconnecting buildings and the result is a fantastic array of living spaces. At one end is the South Barn, a huge converted double glazed barn which houses a glass fronted double height hall, a laundry area, a downstairs washroom, an upstairs bathroom and four bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom with a super king size bed, an en-suite bathroom and extraordinary views. From the South Barn you walk through to the Conservatory, a wonderful social space with seating for 14 and dramatic views over the Wye Valley, and this leads on to the enormous open-plan kitchen with its comfy sofas and cosy wood burner. Another glass walkway leads to the main entertaining space, a double height room with oak beams, original windows, a flat screen TV and a piano, and beyond this is a snug with a huge open fireplace. At this end of the house there are two further bedrooms – one en-suite double and one twin.
Outside the four-sided courtyard is a wonderful sun trap complete with two large picnic tables and the house is surrounded on all sides by rolling fields. Accessed is via a long private drive which is not suitable for low vehicles or sports cars.
You will find all the essentials you need to start your holiday, from tea, coffee, salt, pepper and sugar to tin foil, washing up liquid, laundry detergent and loo paper. We'll also provide a couple of baskets of wood and the fire will be lit for your arrival if it’'s chilly. If you run out we can provide more wood at no charge.
Conditions of Rental
Dogs are welcome at Cwm Pelved.