Tranquil Heather Cottage in idyllic Welsh Borders

Entire cottage hosted by Elliot

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Heather Cottage is a cosy bungalow refurbished in country cottage style. EV charger available. Accessible Accomodation. In the middle of the beautiful town of Presteigne. Two minute gentle walk to cafes, delis, antique shops. Inside its lush walled garden is an oasis of peace and calm. Near outstanding outdoor activities, wildlife centres, country houses, steam railways, gourmet food/ restaurants. It is the perfect spot to explore the Welsh Borders, an area of truly outstanding natural beauty.

The space
Heather Cottage is a detached mid-century bungalow recently renovated in 2021 to a high standard. Uniquely located in its own tranquil walled garden, tucked away up a private lane, with its own parking on the drive, but only two minutes walk into the middle of Presteigne.

All rooms are conveniently located on one floor. There is a fully equipped Shaker kitchen with adjoining dining area in conservatory; bathroom in an Edwardian style with on-demand tropical shower and bath; two good-sized double bedrooms with comfortable beds and fine rugs; bright and relaxing lounge.

The lounge is very comfortable with two soft leather sofas and a 55inch 4k TV with a soundbar with Sky and Netflix connected and good wifi. There are books, games, guide books and OS maps.

The kitchen is well equipped with all you need to make lovely dinners and enjoy them in the separate conservatory dining room. There is a full-size fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, ceramic hob, inbuilt double oven and grill. The washer-dryer is also located in the kitchen.

The bedrooms are well furnished. One has Jane Churchill drapes, a John Lewis flower rug, a solid oak sleigh double bed, pretty bedside tables with silk shade porcelain lamps, large mirror and a double wardrobe.

The other bedroom features an Adrian Reynolds Destiny double bed, oak Cotswold side tables, side lights with silk shades, a stunning azure blue oriental rug and gold raw silk curtains. There is a lovely upcycled chest of drawers and a full size mirror.

One of the sofas in the lounge can be turned into a sofabed that sleeps two. Just like for all the beds, this will be made up for you if you require it.

Gas central heating. Insulated, high-quality curtains keep the light out on summer dawns and keep it warm and snug in the winter. Fine Rugs and cushions.

Heather Cottage has been furnished as you would expect a home to be, rather than the basic standards of a holiday let, so you can have a break of real comfort and relaxation.

Outside you can enjoy the walled garden with its Moorish-themed summer house, outdoor dining table, chairs and BBQ. A quiet place to unwind with a coffee and book in the morning sun or to talk over dinner until dark. There is a little garden at the rear of the bungalow too where you can listen to the birds.

Included in rental is wifi, electricity, gas central heating with instant hot water and a power shower, linen, bath towels and full Covid-secure cleaning before and after your stay.


We have acquired the “We’re good to go” Industry Standard mark for following government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and having a process in place to maintain cleanliness.

Full end cleaning between stays. Professional cleaner wearing PPE. Two-step enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocol. Please note, changeovers are only possible on Saturdays and check-in is strictly not before 3pm and check-out must be by 10am. Self-check-in and check-out through key safe. Provision of handwash and hand sanitiser.

Our cancellation policy is ‘strict’ but if you need to move your stay due to Covid-19, for example, because you have to self-isolate and therefore stay home or because you or someone in your family has fallen ill with Covid-like symptoms, we will happily move your booking to a later time without charging you a penalty.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Free parking on premises
HDTV with Netflix, cable/satellite TV
EV charger
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit

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Where you’ll be

Presteigne, Powys, United Kingdom

Presteigne is a very vibrant community town with many local events. The music festival rightfully has an international reputation, and Sheep Music is loads of fun too (it’s within short distance of the Brecon Jazz festival as well). There are lots of great performances at the Assembly Rooms with touring companies coming from around the world. Many exhibitions are held at The Sidney Nolan Trust and Dilwyn nearby. There are flower festivals and scarecrow festivals at villages all around. Mid-Wales Flix put in films around the area.

Presteigne is perfect for exploring Mid-Wales. Hergest Ridge and the Radnorshire Forest are a few minutes' drive away. This is an area Wordsworth said, after the Lake District, was the most beautiful place he knew. He stayed often in a nearby farm. You can join him by standing below the magnificent Water Break its Neck Falls (10 mins away) or walk the Fairy Path over the top of the falls, treading where Shelley may well have trod as he walked through the valley on route to Elan. Half an hour will take you to the Elan Valley, and on beyond to Devils Bridge, the Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge Railway and Aberystwyth. To the North East is Ludlow, Long Mynd, Clun, and the Stipper Stones, and beyond that Ironbridge and Bridgnorth Steam Railways. To the North West a great day out is to Arthur's Labrinyth or go North to Powys Castle, the home of Clive of India. South will take you to Hay on Wye, with its Festival and second-hand book shops, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. Or you can canoe down the Wye or fish there or the Usk, or venture to the Mapi Mundi in Hereford Catherdral or enjoy another famous Wordsworthian view at Simmonds Yat.

For children, there is easily enough to fill two weeks of fun. Aside from Arthurs Labyrinth there is Silver Mountain, the Owl and Small Breeds Centre, High Ropes, Ospreys, Red Kite feeding Station, Space Guard Observatory and pony trekking within a short driving distance. There is a private indoor pool that can be rented at Dunfield House five miles away and a pool and spa that can accessed by the day at the Burton Hotel in Kington.

There are also some stunning golf courses, including Brador Hill, 10 mins away, the highest golf club in England with truly spectacular views. And all this is set in some of the finest walking country in Europe. Offas Dyke passes only a couple of miles from Presteigne to the East. Or simply get in your car and tour. You will return with the most amazing photos of a truly breathtaking landscape, river, mountains, waterfalls, lakes and, further afield, fishing villages and sea.

Hosted by Elliot

  1. Joined in June 2021
  • 21 Reviews
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  • Languages: English, Deutsch
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £100

Cancellation policy