Wild Meadow

Presteigne, Powys
Self-catering


A gorgeous eco-build set in a wildflower meadow a short walk from thriving Presteigne and with a shepherd’s hut for spillover

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 7

The
Experience

You’re on the fringes of Presteigne, tucked into a meadow with a kitchen garden you may plunder, an orchard, small pond and glorious views. Children can safely go free-range while you sit out on the terrace. Inside, the open-plan living space is bright and welcoming with a wood-burner for when you’re stuck indoors.

It’s a ten-minute walk into town and a high street filled with independent shops, pubs and cafes. Visit the fascinating Victorian museum, Judge’s Lodgings, or The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory, entirely run by volunteers, in nearby Knighton. For food The Harp in Old Radnor (six miles) is open most days and does a good Sunday roast.

Hire bikes from the owners and head off into the Welsh countryside. Walkers can join the Offa’s Dyke Path from the barn; follow the route from Presteigne to Knighton, a leisurely walk of about seven miles, with glorious views and sections of the earthworks visible at points. You can walk or bus back.

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We think you'll love

  • Pond dipping, apple scrumping and pottering in the kitchen garden
  • Walking into Presteigne for a bit of browsing
  • Being on Offa’s Dyke Path in under ten minutes
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You should know

  • The minor B road is fairly close so you’ll hear some traffic noise
  • The cottage has its own outside space; the surrounding three acres is shared with the shepherd's hut, which can be let separately

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £66
Weekly price
from £462
1 Cottage for 7
From £664 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

That we have stayed here many times speaks for itself, but the fact that the cottage remains as fresh as when we first visited, and that the meadow continues to mature, is a bonus. Andrea and Jonathon have worked hard to create a contemporary, yet cosy, space. The largely wood and whitewashed interior is clean and uncluttered, save for a few artistic touches. That said, it has everything you need, including one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in! The stunningly beautiful area boasts great views, walks, quirky towns and shops, and good places to eat. It's a hard place to leave!

Lorna, Sheffield

A total gem of a self build which has impeccable eco credentials. A spacious, light-filled property in which even when you are inside you feel as though a part of the outside. Glorious views at every turn and in the master bedroom possibly the best view in the Lugg Valley, Furrow Hill with Offa's Dyke Path running up its spine. A perfect place to decompress and just be.

David, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Presteigne is a vibrant small town with a packed events calendar. Flicks in the Sticks show new-release films in the village hall, a local food market is held once a month and Judge’s Lodging, a well-preserved museum showcasing Victorian upstairs downstairs living, is interesting. Offa’s Dyke Path goes past the door, the 177-mile route wends its way along the old English/Welsh border, head north or south for some superb walking. A half hour drive takes you to Ludlow or Hay.

Local points of interest from Andrea Gilpin

  • Very well situated for walkers, Wild Meadow is a short stroll from Offa's Dyke Path (named by the Lonely Planet guide as one of the world's top 10 wall walks). Great on and off road cycling too. We have OS maps you can use and have mapped out local routes.
  • East Radnorshire has the highest density of bridleways & legal green lanes in Britain. Here you can travel across miles of open hill, moorland & single tracks with the buzzards & red kites soaring above.
  • Voted by a national newspaper as one of Britain’s top 10 small towns, Presteigne is quite a gem. Stunning architecture, independent shops, farmers markets, river walks and nature reserve, leisure centre and many good pubs and eateries.
  • Presteigne is situated in a cluster of attractive market towns including the popular towns of Hay on Wye and Ludlow. Both are great to visit - they have regular markets and hold annual events such as Food, Literature, Medieval and Philosophy festivals.
  • If you love gardens, there is no shortage here; Bryan's Ground, Hergest Croft, Hampton Court Gardens, Stockton Bury Gardens and Powis Castle to name but a few. There are also many local National Garden Scheme open days through the year.
  • Enjoy the setting - explore three acres of orchards and meadows, relax by the pond and harvest produce from the kitchen garden. The cottage and shepherd's hut are situated far apart to ensure privacy and both have fine views across the valley..

Introducing

Andrea Gilpin

Andrea and Jonathan work in nature conservation and originally bought the land to grow fruit and vegetables before adding a shepherd’s hut and the eco barn. Jonathan built the cottage with the help of local craftsmen and it has impeccable eco credentials. They live in Presteigne and will pop along to welcome you after you’ve settled in.