Accommodation

Accommodation

The lovely newly built cottage fits beautifuly into its woodland setting. It provides luxury accommodation for a couple, and also has a sofa bed in the lounge.

Gallery

Gallery

Pictures of the house inside and out, and the glorious surroundings of the Elan Valley Lakes.

Location

Location

Peacefully situated in the heart of the country, next to the Elan Lakes, but convienient to the town of Rhayader and the main roads of central Wales.

Welcome to Ty Olaf Cottage

  • Newly built cottage offering self catering holiday accommodation in an Arts & Crafts Village
  • Woodland and Lakes
  • Peace and tranquillity accessible to town and activities.

The self catering holiday accommodation is situated in the unique Grade II listed Elan Village. It has been built in the garden of Ty Olaf, the last house, in the village which was built in the Arts and Crafts style, over 100 years ago. This luxury holiday cottage is newly built, faced with local stone and oak, and stylishly furnished. It looks straight out into ancient oak woodland that is part of the Carngafallt RSPB reserve. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty which can be enjoyed whatever the weather or season. Red Kites and buzzards sail overhead, while smaller birds are busy in the trees outside the window and sheep graze throughout the village. It is a haven of peace and tranquillity, fresh air and magnificent scenery. Here you can forget the rush of modern life, yet it is very accessible!

The cottage is a great place to relax and unwind. There are a range of delightful walks from the door of the cottage, many paved and easy, or others better suited to those who enjoy a challenge. The Elan Valley Trail which follows the route of the railway which was used in the construction of the dams, is tarmacked for much of it’s length and is ideal for cycling. If walking or cycling are not your thing, short drives open up the whole of the area known as the ‘Lakeland of Wales’. Nature reserves, pony trekking, and fishing are available close by, there are many mountain bike trails and the area is a bird watchers’ paradise. There are seasonal guided walks from the Visitor Centre to discover the dawn chorus, bats, fungi, etc. It is also a perfect base from which to explore central Wales.

Hosts, Peter and Maggie, live next door, and provide local knowledge and a warm welcome including a pack of local produce and fresh flowers.

The cottage is less than a mile from the nearest lake and the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. The Elan Valley Hotel, which has a bar and a restaurant is ½ mile via a pedestrian bridge. The town of Rhayader, with its shops, pubs and restaurants is three miles away, as is Gigrin Farm, famous as a Red Kite feeding centre. The Wye passes about 1½ miles from the cottage. Llanidloes, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Presteigne, Knighton (Offa’s Dyke) and Hay on Wye are all a short drive. The Heart of Wales railway links stations between Shrewsbury and Swansea and can be accessed in Llandrindod. On Saturdays throughout the summer there are carnivals, village shows, sheep dog trials and trotting races to experience. An hour’s drive will encompass Aberystwyth and the western coast, or Brecon and the Beacons, while the Snowdonia Mountains, the Gower or the Pembrokeshire coast are well within a day’s excursion.

Latest

  • Coffee morning for the Bracken Trust at Ty Olaf, 3rd August 2019

      What a brilliantly successful day!  The culmination of two months of preparation and hard work.  For Peter and Maggie Hussey, owners of Ty Olaf, it coincides with the harvesting of fruit from the garden, jam making and post Mid Summer hedge and garden tidying and pruning.  For the Bracken Trust Social Committee it is […]
  • After a late start the Jam making gets underway

    Normally fruit picking, mainly, to start, strawberries, making would be well underway by the second week in June. This year it was a rather late start when we produced our first 10 jars of jam, initially of blackcurrant. The tiny wild and alpine strawberries managed a showing, which will continue throughout the summer, and a […]
  • The Berghaus Dragon’s Back race at Ty Olaf

    All sorts of busyness outside Ty Olaf this morning.  We were reminded of the time a group of guys were unloading a van beyond the Visitor’s Centre.  We were inquisitive and asked what was going on.  “I can’t tell you” one of the workers said, “but its going to be epic.  And it was.  The […]
  • The antique French campaign bed

    It has been a long job but, at last, the French bed is looking ready!  We bought the bed in an auction, and couldn’t believe our luck in getting it for such a price.  It is made of oak and created in such a way that it is a very early flat pack, made generations […]
  • Drama at Penygarreg