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A lovely 250 year-old stone cottage 1,000ft high in the Cambrian Mountains. Traditional with modern conveniences and sustainably run. Savour the peace and quite, home-grown/produced food on offer and abundance of local wildlife.

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Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 2 double, 1 twin
Price:

£270-£570 per week. Out of main holiday season short breaks from £150

Meals: "Eat with us" available once or twice a week by arrangement £15 per head. Local pub 2.5 miles
Open: All year
Address: Blaenglanhanog, Carno, Caersws, Powys, SY17 5JU
Tel: +44(0)1686 420712
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Blaenglanhanog, Carno, Mid-Wales

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Blaenglanhanog has it all. This 4 star rated 250 year old stone drover’s cottage is cared for to a high standard whilst keeping the environment in mind. We use “eco-friendly” cleaning materials and methods plus we provide fairtrade items where ever possible along with recycling or composting all our waste.

1000 feet up in the Beautiful Cambrian Mountains and above an organic sheep farm, your holiday can be whatever you want it to be. Do what you like, walk, cycle, star gaze, bird watch, relax, unwind, feed our hens, sit in the sun, watch the sheep, have a day out to the beach or stay in and snuggle up. To top it off, our electriciy is supplied by solar PV panels and a log burner means you can have a cosy, comfy and sustainable holiday.

This self-catering cottage has 2 double bedrooms and a luxury bathroom with walk in shower upstairs, 1 twin bedded room and a bathroom with bath & shower downstairs. Sitting room with flat screen satellite TV, DVD,CD, dining room and fully fitted kitchen. Board games and books provided. WiFi internet throughout. Easy access to local walks in forestry above the cottage and also further afield (3 miles from Glyndwr’s Way).

Home grown fruit and vegetables available in season. Locally sourced “welcome pack” available. Dogs, bikes and boots welcome. Fully fenced garden. Secure storage and hose down area for bikes.

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Caersws. Blaenglanhanog is about 8 miles from Caersws railway station. Take the main A470 towards Machynlleth to the village of Carno. The owners are happy to collect guests from the station by arrangement or taking the X85 bus which stops at the end of their lane. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business and contribute positively to their surroundings, earning Gold from the GTBS.

Review by Florence Fortnam

"This is a place where you can take time out, enjoy the views and try your hand at living the Good Life. It’s a place to relax, whatever the weather. I visited on a bright and (mostly) blue-skied day, but I can imagine it would be just as wonderful to watch dramatic weather unfold in the valleys below."

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Top Eco Features at Blaenglanhanog

 
  • The hosts grow lots of their own food, keep hens for eggs & make bread, cakes & preserves from their own produce for guests

  • Electricity is supplied via a 4KW array of Photo Voltaic panels & supplementary heating is by a log burning stove fuelled by locally sourced logs

  • Only uses re-cycled paper products in the cottage & cleaning & laundry is done with environment friendly products

  • Hosts supply Fair Trade tea, coffee & sugar & a breakfast pack of locally sourced food can be supplied by request

  • Hosts welcome walkers, cyclists & those who arrive by public transport & can arrange collection from the nearest railway station

  • Awarded gold by the Green Tourism Business Scheme

 

Location

Blaenglanhanog, Carno, Mid-Wales
Nearest train station: Caersws

Directions from station:
Blaenglanhanog is about 8 miles from Caersws railway station. Take the main A470 towards Machynlleth to the village of Carno. We can collect you from the station by arrangement or you can catch the X85 bus which will bring you to the end of our lane.

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