The Lodge at St. Wenlace

Evancoyd, Powys
+44 (0)7799 057316

A Victorian gatehouse with a pretty, west-facing garden surrounded by 28 acres of woodland and spring fed ponds, near Presteigne


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome

The Experience

It’s simple and charming inside. Walk in to plain floorboards with rugs, a sitting room with a window seat, fresh garden flowers, an open fire, books by local writers and landscape watercolours alongside originals by Welsh artists. The kitchen has basics in the cupboard, plus a bottle of local cider. The evening sun pours in through the garden door – eat out here by the barbecue, or in the dining room around the French oak table, with a Swedish bench with cushions and a wood-burning stove.

Two bedrooms upstairs have White Company linen, feather duvets and pillows, garden views and Welsh blankets in winter. On the landing find board games and books on local walks.

Set off from the door to tackle a bit of Offa’s Dyke, a spectacular 177-mile walk meandering through the Welsh/English border; finish the day with great views and a pint at The Harp Inn in Old Radnor (3 miles from the house). Come home to a long hot bath with 100 Acres soaps.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking and cycling through such stunning countryside
  • Exploring Presteigne and buying great food to bring back and cook
  • Having a barbecue in the garden on sunny evenings as the sky turns orange
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You should know

  • No WiFi but good strong 4G
  • The bathroom is downstairs and the stairs are curved and steep
  • You are just off a (not very busy) B road which you will hear from the garden or the bedrooms when windows are open


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Friday/Monday
Check out
By 10am Friday/Monday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £875
1 House for 4
From £1252 beds2 bedrooms


A beautifully simple and tasteful cottage but with many thoughtful details, surrounded by glorious countryside, interesting towns with independent shops and lots of artisan food producers.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The market town of Presteigne (4 miles) is full of independent shops, delis, butcher, great pubs, antique shops and restaurants. There’s a stunning waterfall walk at Water-Break-Its-Neck, on the edge of the Radnor Forest (7 miles) and all around you there are cycle trails - The Radnor Ring goes right past the house. You’re a 20-minute drive to the River Wye – a lovely spot for canoeing.

Local points of interest from Seonaid

  • Join the Offa's Dyke Path, less than half a mile from the Lodge, one of Britain's treasured national trails which meanders for miles along the Wales-England border
  • Water Break Its Neck - A spectacular waterfall nestled into the craggy rocks within Radnor Forest, plenty of trails and look out points only five mins drive away. For more great local walks look up Nash Wood in Presteigne and Hergest Ridge towards Kington
  • Presteigne - Our local market town straddling the River Lugg, home to some excellent antique shops, Deli Tinto, The Salty Dog veg shop and fishmongers, and local butcher, worth stopping in The Workhouse Cafe and gallery for artisan gifts and great lunches
  • Daphne's - if you appreciate great pizza you must visit or order a takeaway from Daphne's, Presteigne. A small menu of starters and sourdough pizzas with a great selection of natural wines & beer plus local cider. Wild Thyme Italian is also worth a visit
  • We're ideally located for exploring the best of the surrounding area, drive 30 mins to the famous town of Hay on Wye and Hay Bluff, 40 mins West to the breathtaking Elan Valley and 35 mins East to the foodie town of Ludlow with some great vintage shops
  • For the best views across Radnor valley, great food and a local pint you must visit The Harp Inn at Old Radnor, it's only a 5 min drive away. Another great restaurant is The Stagg Inn at Titley which is only ten mins away. Both are worth booking ahead



Seonaid, who used to work in the wine industry and Theo, a passionate mountain cyclist (originally from Herefordshire) moved here from London with their baby and they haven't regretted it for a minute. They both love mountains and forests and wanted to live as Alpine a life as possible, and to share the unique lodge with guests. They live in the big house on the estate with 28 acres.