The Summer House overlooks our lush and beautiful garden, which is part of a permaculture smallholding with honey bees. Builth Road Station is a couple of minutes walk away. We have free parking if you drive. Close by are beautiful walks and further afield are the Brecons and the Elan Valley. Builth Wells is within walking distance with most facilities you could need. The space is small and cosy but light and airy. Good for couples and solo adventurers.
The Summer House is perfect for a retreat although it is not totally secluded as we live on the out skirts of a small village which has some industry going on. But it feels very secluded and self contained in there with lovely views of the garden and surrounding mountains. It has a fitted carpet and curtains. There is a kettle and teas provided. The bed is a futon on the floor and it has a comfy sofa with cushions. The blankets and a down duvet will keep you warm but an electric heater is available if needed.
Access to the house is available for use of toilet and bathroom. Bathroom facilities are very basic but clean, Short showers only as water is heated by wood burner and takes a while to heat up. Breakfast is muesli and/or Fruit with Almond or cows milk and/or toast. It is laid out on the table each morning for you to serve yourself. If you want a cooked breakfast you can bring your own ingredients and use the facilities but vegetarian only and wash up your own stuff. WiFi is available but you have to be in or near the house to get it and there will be other people around, so not much privacy and we're not keen on people having long internet calls in the shared space. You are welcome to be in the garden and on the land but we do sometimes have others staying and events happening. You will be informed of these upon booking.
Interaction with guests
We will generally be around although we do work away from the property at times and will let you know when we're not around.
Other things to note
You can hear the trains from the summer house but there are only 4 each way a day, either slowing down towards the station or speeding up from it. Most people say they like the sound of the trains and they don't run after about 9pm. The road (A470) can be heard although it isn't too loud generally. Sometimes there are sheep in the neighboring field. We have a number of hives of honey bees. Ear plugs are a good idea if you are a light sleeper.
We have Bees living here in quite large numbers who need their space respecting. We often have friends and family staying also so all in all it's a busy place and we expect guests will muddle along with us all, with a bit of a community feeling.