Set in a wild flower garden in Mid Wales, an Off Grid Eco- cottage for two, right off the beaten track, but only 8 miles from Hay on Wye and Brecon, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. With lovely views of the Black Mountains, close to the open countryside, it is perfect for cycling, walking ,star gazing , wild swimming, and relaxing.
A stone built, cosy cottage, now lovingly restored and insulated with sheeps' wool, lined with local hardwood, and using recycled and reused materials, all set in an organic wildflower garden.
Heating and cooking is by wood-burning stove (logs provided). The cooking range has a large hotplate area and a warming oven. It heats up very quickly. Electricity is by off-grid wind and solar power. Use the monitor to see just how much electricity is needed to boil the kettle.- you might be surprised by the amount of energy needed. We also provide a Kellykettle for use outside (boils in a very short time).
We have tried to make materials and bedding fairly traded , locally sourced and/or organic to make your stay as carbon neutral as possible. There's even a mountain-bike tandem that you're welcome to borrow! (helmets provided).
Ty Gwennol is close to Hay on Wye and the Brecon Beacons National Park, but in a quiet area of countryside with a local shops, cafes and pubs within a couple of miles.
Disponible para huéspedes
You will have the whole cottage and garden to yourself, except our tool and canoe stores. (We may need access the garden ourselves if there is hay to be made or grass to be mowed). You are welcome to pick flowers and fruit-we have wild strawberries, raspberries, black currants, apples and pears, along with a wonderful patch of wild garlic
If you're arriving after dark please bring a torch - there are no street lights here!
Atención a los huéspedes
We will try and greet you on arrival and can be contacted by telephone during your stay (we live 3 miles away). If we are unable to meet you our friend Lorna will show you around, and be available by phone during your stay
Otros aspectos destacables
Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar is provided. The cottage is low energy usage so you will need to be environmentally minded - there is no fridge but we provide a cool box and we'll provide ice blocks on the first day. There is no TV either - the idea is to escape from normal life!
THE CROG LOFT ( bedroom) IS ACCESSED BY LADDER STAIRS.
Cooking and heating are by wood stoves only, so it's a chance to try your 'back to nature' skills. In keeping with the general ethos of Ty Gwennol please note that the shower is not a 'power shower'- towels provided. Generally the stove(s) will be lit before you come. There is also provide a small barbeque ( local charcoal provided).
We expect you to follow the the ethos of our 'green project'. Please keep landfill waste to an absolute minimum. Please leave Ty Gwennol as you find it - clean and tidy and well-cared for. Please leave your outdoor shoes and wet coats in the sun room. NO SMOKING indoors.
Dogs - please get in touch with us if you hope to bring your dog.