United Kingdom, Knighton area, Welsh Marches, Knighton
  • Sleep 4
  • Beautiful location
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Fly fishing
  • Own Garden
  • Large area for play
Hillview nestles to the side of a valley in a beautiful location above a clear running stream. When you arrive, the owner's house is to your left, partly on the other side of the valley and Hillview is to your right about 20m off the entrance drive. Parking is directly outside. There is another Lodge further on (Lakeview) and these can be booked together if there are a group of you, although they are a good distance apart.

Entering through the front across the veranda you come into the spacious lounge/diner. 2 large and comfortable two seater sofas give a feeling of relaxation and tranquility. On the right is an intimate dining area. Following straight on can be found the well equipped kitchen with all mod cons and to the right of the kitchen is the downstairs shower room with a wc and wash hand basin.

Stairs to the first floor lead from the sitting room, these have stair gates top and bottom. From the first floor landing on the left is a twin bedroom. To the right is the main double bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom, with wc and wash hand basin. Quality linen, duvets, towels and pillows are supplied.

There are lovely views from all the bedrooms as well as from the lounge and dining room. Hillview is modern and insulated to a very high level. It catches the best of the sun and offers a special place for families as well as a highly rural and very beautiful location. For guests use there is a Games Room, shared with the other let nearby (Lakeview). The Games Room has Snooker, Table Tennis, a small table football table, exercise machine and Darts and is free to use. Please notify us when booking if you wish to use this facility. There is a childrens slide in the garden of Hillview. Walks around the farm are welcomed, questions will be answered, children can build dams in the stream and fly kites on the hills a perfect location for families.

Outside Hillview to the right is the hot tub, this is also free for guests use but please mention when booking if you wish to use it. The water is changed for all guests and great care is taken to ensure details are correct down to plastic glasses for safety purposes for those enjoying this lovely extra.

Fly Fishing is available on site, just to the left of Hillview in the lake. Fly fishing is charged at £10.00 per day. The only nets that can be used are the owners, and only barbless hooks should be used. Fish will be charged at £1.00 per lb if removed.

Both the Games Room and Hot Tub are free for guests but are not part of the rental. Children under 8 are not permitted to use the hot tub for safety reasons and all those under 16 are must be accompanied by an adult to use the hot tub. The owners always change the water for guests and as this is a lengthy process it will not be possible to use the hot tub after 4 pm on the day before your departure.

There is no mobile phone reception at Hillview. Some mobile providers are better than others in this area and patchy reception can be had when you are out and about. Please check with your provider before you book if this is important to the enjoyment of your stay.

Both Tesco and Sainsbury supermarkets deliver to Hillview if you would like to order groceries on line before you arrive for the duration of your stay.

A £100 security deposit will be requested prior to arrival as surety against any damages. This will be refunded by cheque within one week following an inspection after your departure. Arrival after 4.00pm please and departure before 10.00am.

All bookings carry a booking fee of £35.00 already included in the advertised price, unless it is a repeat booking at the same cottage within three years, then there is no booking fee charge. If you are repeat booking, to qualify, you will need to ring to book on 01568 612467.

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  • Aga/Rayburn
  • Bath
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee Percolator
  • Cooker Gas/Electric
  • Cot / Highchair
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fishing onsite
  • Fridge/Fridge-Freeze
  • Games Room
  • Garden/Outdoor space
  • Golf nearby
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Microwave
  • No dogs
  • Offroad free Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Satellite/Freeview
  • Sauna
  • Shower
  • Smoking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • Tennis Court
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi
  • wood burner

The Area Around Hillview

Offa's Dyke Path and Glyndwr's Way National Trails both run through Knighton, it is midway along Offa's Dyke and the start of Glyndwr's Way. Glyndwr's Way also runs very close to Hillview. The lovely surrounding countryside makes it ideal for walking, cycling and outdoor activity holidays.

There is a train station about 2 miles away which is on the beautiful Heart of Wales Line, a great day out for the family. The Heart of Wales Line runs from Shrewsbury in the North to Swansea in the south, travelling through beautiful countryside.

Knighton is home to the Offa's Dyke centre, with an interactive exhibition covering the fascinating history of the dyke and other walks available locally. On this part of Offa's Dyke are some of the best preserved earthworks. Close to the town are the Spaceguard Centre and the Judges Lodging at Presteigne, there is, also, a local 9 hole golf course, 18 hole golf courses are available at both Kington and Ludlow nearby.

Knighton has a great deal to offer visitors, you can enjoy a quiet drink or meal in a local pub, all of which ooze history or browse the quirky variety of shops at your leisure, including a reasonable sized supermarket, there are shops available 7 days a week, although please check the opening hours. This area is saturated with local artists and their work can be seen and bought locally as well. Knighton is well equipped with shops catering for walkers and cyclists with an array of equipment including waterproofs and maps available. A Farmers Market is held once a month.

Hillview is not far from the spectacular Elan Valley. The Elan Valley (Welsh: Cwm Elan) is a river valley situated to the west of Rhayader, in Powys, Wales, sometimes known as the "Welsh Lake District". It covers 70 square miles (180 km2) of lake and countryside. The valley contains the Elan Valley Reservoirs and Elan Village, designed by architect Herbert Tudor Buckland as part of the same scheme. Elan Village is the only purpose-built Arts and Crafts "Model Village" in Wales. It is also famous for its picturesque scenery. Over 80% of the valley is designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and a popular cycle trail, the Elan Valley Trail, makes a loop from Rhayader around the reservoirs. Part of the trail overlaps with a spur of National Cycle Route 81.

Hillview is in a good location to explore South Shropshire, Herefordshire and Wales. There are several market towns, all with historic interest: Shrewsbury , Ludlow, Leominster and Hereford. There is a photo gallery for Hay on Wye. Other towns of interest are Clun and Bishop’s Castle with its local Brewery The Three Tuns, perfect for Real Ale lovers.

This is a perfect retreat near the English/Welsh border, any time of the year, there is plenty to see and do. Visit our Events Calendar, Attractions, Things to do for free and Where to Eat pages for more ideas.


About Hillview

Hillview is a beautiful lodge, set on its own in beautiful surroundings with one other lodge (Lakeview) and the owners property nearby. The Lodge is furnished beautifully and to a high standard. The nearest village is about 1.5 miles away and has a good pub with a convivial atmosphere. The nearest market town is Knighton, 6 miles away.

Knighton is an attractive border town, mostly medieval - the Eastern edge of the town is actually in England but the main part is in Wales. The main street is topped by a clock tower around which are a number of narrow streets with local shops and cafes to explore, these streets are called "The Narrows" locally.

There is a local Town Trail available which shows visitors the places of interest around the town and gives you an insight into the incredible history as well as the Marches history. Knighton was governed by the Mortimer family who had their stronghold in nearby Wigmore for many years, the remains of their castle still stands.

For those more active there is Underhill Riding Stables and Phil Price Rally School not far away from Hillview. Clay Pigeon shooting Griffin Lloyd Shooting Ground is available on the farm next door. For the children a visit to the Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre at Kington is a must.

The Radnor Forest with bridlepaths and walks is also not far and well worth a visit if you are a keen walker. The Radnor Forest was used as a royal hunting ground, (forest in the medieval meaning of unenclosed area for hunting deer). The highest point is Rhos Fawr or Great Rhos, a broad featureless plateau which reaches 660 metres (2,165 ft), and a similar plateau adjoining to the east, Black Mixen.
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