Self-catering Accommodation near Hay-on-Wye


The old drovers village of Painscastle has the remains of a Norman Castle and an excellent pub, The Roast Ox, 1.5 miles from the house.

There is fabulous walking on your doorstep; step out of the farmhouse and walk through Trowley farmland onto Painscastle Common, where nature lovers can spot wild ponies, red kite and Buzzards. Just outside Painscastle is the Begwns Hill Common, a beautiful walking area owned and managed by the National Trust. Creating a stunning backdrop to any walk on the Trowley farm is the Brecon Beacons National Park and also the Black Mountains which are both extremely popular for cycling, walking and paragliding.

There is a community tennis court in Rhosgoch (3 miles), also a licensed golf course.

Outdoors at Hay or Black Mountain Activities offer many adventure sports from caving, white water rafting and gorge walking, to more sedate canoeing or pony trekking. Closer to home there are local riding schools that will take you out on the hills just above the Trowley.

There are several festivals locally; the Hay on Wye Literary Festival occurs annually in May-June, The Royal Welsh Show in July and Brecon Jazz Festival in August.

Hay-on-Wye, approx. 6 miles, is home to the largest selection of second-hand book shops in the world. It is an old traditional market town with small streets and many antique shops; excellent for having tea and cake, and people watching.

Local Golf Courses

Rhosgoch - 3 miles,
Summerhill, Hay-on-Wye - 6 miles,
Kington - 12 miles,
Builth Wells - 12 miles,
Cradoc, Brecon - 20 miles,
Llandrindod Wells - 20 miles

Pony Trekking

Bryngwyn Riding Centre - 3 miles,
Three Cocks - 10 miles

Walking, bird watching (red kites)

Elan Valley Dams

Rhayader - 20 miles


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