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Cyfie Farm is in a remote and isolated spot, 1.5 miles from the nearest village (with a tea room and small quaint pub). The farm is at an altitude of 800 feet and the views across the width of Wales are a spectacular feature and can be seem from all our cottages.
A car is useful to get around as there is scant public transport although the neighbouring farm runs a taxi and minibus service which can be booked easily. The nearest railhead is at Welshpool some 14 miles away.
Mobile phone reception is good outside with the EE network but variable with other networks. Also due to the thickness of the stone walls reception can be variable inside.
There is an almost complete absence of background traffic noise.
The sights and smells of the countryside are all around with a plethora of flora and fauna; there are badgers in the garden together with many types of birds which feed daily from feeders.
Pets are welcome in two of our cottages and we also have a paddock and 2 adjacent stables which can be booked by guests visiting with horses.
The lovely gardens, of about an acre, are part of the National Garden Scheme and are terraced with some narrow paths,(both concrete and wood chipped) some steps and slopes. The 2 summerhouses are reached across the gardens and have outdoor and indoor seating areas. Some very steep areas are not fenced off and are not intended for access.
All our bedrooms involve some steps. Some with their en suite facilities are at ground level.
The hot tub and sauna are about 10-15 metres from the guest accommodation across the tarmac yard, along a narrow but level path to a fenced off but covered area of decking on which the hot tub rests with views across the valley. There are 3 steps into the hot tub and some dexterity is require to get in and out of the water. A short step up into the indoor area which houses the sauna and changing area. There is a separate shower room with wash basin and toilet.
We 4 cottages each of which has a separate entrance. There is ample parking on our tarmac farmyard within 2 metres of each suite. Assistance is available for luggage on request. Tourist information is available from the proprietors.
The Wheat Suite is accessed after 4 steps into a lobby then into the carpeted lounge with electric log burner effect fire, sofa, dining table with 2 chairs, nest of tables and coffee table, armchair, Flat-screen TV and DVD ( all remote controlled). Off the lounge there is a kitchen (normal height units) with all appliances. From the lounge, a flight of stairs takes you to the oak-beamed bedroom with twin beds, bedside table and dresser and through to the en suite bathroom with thermostatically controlled shower over toilet and wash basin.
The Barley Suite is accessed after 4 steps into a lobby then into the carpeted lounge with log burner, sofa, coffee table, armchair, dining table with 2 chairs, Flat-screen TV and DVD (all remote controlled). Off the lounge there is a kitchen (normal height units) with all appliances. From the lounge, a flight of stairs takes you to the bedroom with super –king sized bed, bedside tables, armchair and dresser and through to the bathroom with thermostatically controlled shower over, toilet and wash basin.
Shepherd’s Watch is accessed from farmyard by a wide flight of 6 steps onto under floor heated slate flags. Single bedroom on same floor level then down 2 steps to bathroom (with toilet and thermostatically controlled shower over, toilet and wash basin). Also, double bedroom with en suite shower room with slight step to sit down shower, wash basin and toilet. Upstairs open plan lounge/ dining area reached by straight flight of steps from entrance with TV, DVD and stereo ( all remote controlled), comfy sofas, dining table and 4 chairs. This area has excellent views over the valley.
Sheep Dip Cottage is accessed from courtyard by small step down onto patio then one up into small conservatory. Doors 770mm wide into entrance corridor, fully equipped kitchen with normal height units, twin bedroom with oak beds, en suite steam shower with seat, washbasin and toilet and double-height open plan lounge/dining area with Lounge suite, log burner, low table, dining table and 4 chairs. Also has TV, DVD and steroe (all remote controlled). All these rooms are on the same under floor heated flagged slate floor at ground level. Flight of stairs from lounge area up to gallery then off to low beamed double bedroom with oversized oak bed and low beamed en suite bathroom with bath, washbasin and toilet.