It’s a rare treat to come here. This beautiful medieval farmhouse sits in its own secret valley and is reached down a narrow lane. Built between 1420 and 1599, Allt-y-bela is now perfectly presented for the 21st century. You’ll find conviviality and warmth, soaring beams, period furniture and an enormous log fire. Bedrooms soothe with limewashed walls, fabulous beds, stunning art. Wander through the magical garden created by the owner, Chelsea Gold Medal winner Arne Maynard. Find formal topiary, dramatic earth sculpture and gentle native planting which allows the garden to melt into the landscape with no boundaries at all. In the spring there are massed snowdrops and wild narcissus which give way to carpets of primroses and bluebells. Blossom abounds in pleached fruit trees and all through the hedgerows, perfect vegetables are freshly picked for the table. Summer brings wild orchids to the fields around the house and innumerable other rare and beautiful wildflowers. Visitors are able to relax here all day or walk and explore this beautiful and secret valley with its streams, coppiced woods, pastures and drove-ways.