About this listing
A unique historic house with delightful rounded rooms and arches, restored to a high standard, with beautiful views of the river and surrounding hills. Situated close to the centre of this lively market town with parks, walks, cinema, restaurants etc.
The house is freshly decorated and light, with open plan ground floor consisting of kitchen, dining room and lounge. From the entrance a wide staircase to the first floor: one double bedroom (double bed) with ensuite shower room, separate toilet, hallway and study. From the study, a door leads up a narrow staircase to the second floor: ensuite bathroom, and double bedroom (double bed) with restricted headroom in places (please see photographs). Outside there is a shared courtyard and clothes drying green with linen line, accessed by the back door, or via the arched alleyway between numbers 3 and 4 Frankwell Terrace.
The keys are kept in a secure key safe, or held by the next door neighbour and can be collected from 16:00 on day of arrival. Access via the front/back door to all of the house.
Interaction with guests
We will endeavour to be available by phone, text, email and Face Time.
Traditional Welsh Market town, friendly warm colourful neighbours who will love to stop for a chat. Individual Shops, local cinema (£3.50-£5.00 each), indoor and outdoor sports facilities nearby. A good selection of restaurants, fast food and banking facilities are available in the town. The Round House is in the oldest part of town and designated conservation area. Very close by are two beautiful parks for sports, picnics, skate boarding and, at the weekends through the summer, children can ride on the model steam railway.
Great train links from Newtown Rail Station just 10 minutes walk from the house. Travel all over Wales and further afield. Hourly trains to most close destinations. Also good bus travel from the Newtown Bus Station just five minutes walk from the house. National cycle/walking route, The Severn Way is right in front of the house and other routes close by: Glyndwr's Way, Kerry Ridgeway and Offa's Dyke.
Newtown is ideal if you want to see Wales. Locally there is Powis Castle, Welshpool - Llanfair Light Railway, Lake Clywedog, Source of The River Severn at Hafron Forest. Interesting towns to visit are: Llanidloes, Welshpool, Montgomery, Bishops Castle, Llandrindod Wells and Knighton.
Further afield is Snowdonia and Brecon National Parks, sandy beaches at Aberdovey, and Ffestiniog Steam Railway to name but a few. One unique experience that is free of charge is a walk across the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct near Llangollen.
Other things to note
During the installation of our new gas heating system, the old pipe work to the wood burning stove was disconnected. This means that the back boiler in the stove is empty of water. If the fire is lit it will destroy the boiler. For the time being the stove is not to be lit and out of use. Thank you.
There is free unlimited Internet and wireless wifi. Please note we do not have a TV license at the property, therefore to remain within the law, please do not stream live TV programs.
We have a travel cot and highchair available at the house.
The two glass shower doors on the top floor close smoothly to the centre point, so please close gently thank you.
Please enjoy your stay and respect our lovely home.
Please remove outdoor footwear once inside the front door.
No parties or loud noise/music. The house is attached to the neighbouring properties.
No illegal substances use.
Remove rubbish and sort for recycling into the bins in the rear communal courtyard before departure.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Almost bald late middle aged guy who still thinks he is 30 who is loved, calmed, and gently led by a wonderful and beautiful wife called Sue.
We lived in Dornoch Highlands for almost 20 years, where we raised our two sons and one daughter and ran a small picture framing business and art gallery. Sue is an accomplished artist who works with water colours and produces fine art limited edition prints from Lino cuts, wood engravings and copper plate etchings.
Our artistic nature moves us to restore beautiful things including furniture and more recently The Round House, which was a labour of love.
Sue and I love walking and walk almost every day in the countryside around our home in England and in Wales we walk the hills and spectacular coast. In the summer months we enjoy kayaking and I sail a vintage MiniSprint sailing dinghy at Middle Nene Sailing Clubs lake at Thrapston.
As RAF Bird Controller, I enjoy an ornithologist dream observing birds of prey and rare seasonal birds that frequent the airfield. Sue works as a Librarian and Learning Resource Facilitator at Stamford College. She enjoys the varied nature of the work and interaction with the students.