Hafod-y-Garreg is a Grade II listed medieval farmhouse. It was apparently built as a hunting lodge for Henry IV and has been confirmed by dating the timber as the oldest dwelling in Wales - it is thought to have been built in 1401.
The house is hidden in a hollow surrounded by hills and larch forests that turn golden in autumn. It overlooks the Wye Valley and this stretch of the river Wye is considered by many as the most beautiful. Just walk in any direction and the landscape is criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways, not a soul in sight, a stress free retreat, there cannot be many places more peaceful or idyllic.
The atmospheric bedrooms have antique fabrics, beautiful bed linen and stylish bathrooms, spoil yourself and have dinner in the beamed candlelit dining room at the 16th Century refectory table, or eat at one of the local excellent gastro pubs. Breakfast is a huge affair with free range eggs from hens that lay blue and green eggs.
All this comes for £78.00 for a double room.
Dinner is available for £23.00 for three courses (Bring your own wine).