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Self Catering in Powys - Llanwrthwl

Crych Du

Crych Du, Llanwrthwl, Powys

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £397.00

Crych Du is a delightful detached stone barn conversion in a tranquil location on a small riverside farm.

Crych Du sits beside the banks of the River Wye in the pretty Wye Valley, surrounded by the spectacular Cambrian Mountains. Splendid views can be seen in every direction, and the superb walking and cycling opportunities of the Wye Valley Walk and the National Cycle Track are nearby. The cottage has great charm and character and features two bedrooms, a sitting room with a wood burning stove, a kitchen with Rayburn, and exposed beams and oak flooring throughout.

The conservatory offers magnificent mountain and river views, and there is private trout and salmon fishing available at the end of the garden for those who love fishing. Stunning countryside and wonderful wildlife watching are all on your doorstep in this gorgeous holiday retreat.


Crych Du is a great place to stay. The cottage itself is very comfortable and well equipped. Add to that the location which is simply stunning, sitting as it does in a splendid isolation in the beautiful Wye Valley with the river literally at the bottom of the garden. Fly fishing for salmon, wild brown trout and grayling right on the doorstep. Wonderful. Needless to say that in such a spot the local wildlife is also pretty amazing.
Mr Shaw

Where do you start! The views and location were simply stunning, the cottage was perfect for the setting and the abundant wildlife was a joy to watch all day. We had intended to tour about but didn't want to leave. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Bliss. Will definitely go back.
Mr Hartland

Simply put...Its just Idyllic.
I have recently returned from a week spent at Crych Du, If you like cosy cottages, the countryside and don't have children under 14 or pets, then this is the cottage for you, it exceeded my expectations ten fold. The cottage its self is immaculate and extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay and is set in spectacular surroundings, the river is at the bottom of the garden and can be easily seen from the conservatory, which is the room we used the most, from here you catch sight of a variety of wildlife, you also have the enjoyment of the owners Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chickens roaming freely, extremely pretty birds, you also have a variety of wild birds to watch, you are also left a supply of bird seed to place on the different bird tables that are placed around. On our arrival we had a very warm welcome from our host who took us to the cottage and showed us around, during our stay we were lucky enough to have four ponies grazing in the paddock next to the cottage and although the owners came twice a day to tend to the ponies they were always extremely unobtrusive, having said that they are also very approachable and helpful. Our stay was delightful and I can't sing the praises of this holiday cottage enough we shall most definitely looking at a return visit, an extremely relaxing holiday, walks from the door, a few miles by car takes you to the beautiful Elan Valley and I strongly recommend a trip off to Abergwesyn common which is truly spectacular, from here you can drive up the Devils Staircase and on to the Llyn Brianne dam and reservoir, believe me you will not be disappointed. I read on the booking site that the pictures do not do justice to this property, and they really don't..

This accommodation is beautiful and was way above my expectations, the pictures seen online do not do justice to this property. It is extremely well maintained and there is everything there that you could possibly need or want for your stay. The location is idyllic, giving you tranquillity and privacy with an abundance of wildlife to view and enjoy. The owners are friendly and helpful and are very unobtrusive at all times. We are most definitely planning a return visit.
Mrs Bessell

The property and surroundings were first class. Loved the walks, the wildlife and the river literally at the bottom of the garden.
Ms Crockford



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting room
Woodburning Rayburn cooker, electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD
All wood & electricity inc in rent
Bed linen & towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 2 cars
Large lawned garden with patio, furniture & BBQ, with river & mountain views
Fly fishing for salmon, trout & specimen grayling (catch & release) available on the owners' stretch of the River Wye & Elan - £80 per week (see owner on arrival)
Wye Valley Walk & National Cycle Route 100 yards
Sorry, no pets & no smoking
Shop, pub, & cafe 2 miles
Note: The farm has a crowing cockerel
Note: No babies or children under 14

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Llanwrthwl, St Gwrthwl's Church - 0.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cwmdauddwr, St Bride's Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rhayader Castle - 2.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Rhayader, St Clement's Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Nantgwyllt Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell Collen Roman Fort - 5.9 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Rock Park - 6.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Llandrindod Wells, Holy Trinity Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

National Cycle Collection - 6.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Radnorshire Museum - 6.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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