The rolling green hillsides of Glyndwr's Way

Drovers Retreat

Accommodation type: Self-catering

Dolau, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5TL, UK
Bob and Carolyn Kennard
07377 865123

Drovers Retreat is a haven of peace in the heart of the Welsh Borders. A sympathetically converted single-story stome barn, it offers 4* accommodation for up to four adults (plus an additional sofa bed if needed). There is a games barn attached with pool, table football and darts.

The secluded accommodation offers great privacy, and is an exclellent centre for stunning walks or cycle rides either straight from the doorstep or a short distance away. Offa's Dyke Path and Visitors Centre is at the nearby market town of Knighton (10 miles), and Glyndwr's Way also passes through Knighton. Even around Drovers Retreat there are superb walks in the Radnor Forest (which is 'forest' in its old meaning of a wild place).

We have compiled a guide to a range of local walks  - available at the property where a well used local OS map can be borrowed. Carolyn can advise routes with boots not car. To plan ahead you should equip yourself with OS 'Explorer' no 200 which includes Drovers Retreat and also covers the Elan Valley reservoir area. For Knighton, Presteigne and Kington choose OS 'Explorer' 201. (Why is it that wherever we choose to stay we are on the map edge or fold!)

Visit Wales 4-star, plus Cyclists and Walkers welcome
Two bedrooms - one double, one twin (En suite facilities available)
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  • Dogs welcome: Yes
  • WiFi Available: Yes

Equestrian Facilities

  • Horse stabling/grazing: Yes
  • Horse box parking: Yes
  • Stabling/grazing prices: Independent stables half a mile away. Enquire for prices

Cyclist Facilities

  • Secure cycle storage: Yes
  • Bike wash facility: Yes

Entry last updated: 04/02/2019

The front of Drovers Retreat
Living room
Old entrance to Drovers Retreat
Games barn at Drovers Retreat
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