There’s much activity to be had in this crossroads of wild Wales and England’s green and pleasant lands. White water for rafting, trails to hike or pedal along, canals and rivers on which to float and four National Trust properties within an hour’s drive. The cottage nestles into the setup of a working farm, so there are animals to meet and walks to be had right on the doorstep.
Return each evening to your relaxing little nook, just enough room for four with a charming vaulted living space warmed by a wood-burner (first lot of logs on the house) and a kitchen that’s ample for simple meals around the long wooden table. It’s a smart conversion that lets in lots of natural light, filling the high ceilings and whitewashed walls with brightness, whatever the weather’s doing.
Bring friends, family and the dog (they stay for free) and put the world to rights in front of the fire, on the patio or in the UFO-style shelter in the garden.