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Malvern Hills cottage, sleeps 6, 7, in Knighton, Ludlow, Welsh Marches, Presteigne, UK

Out and About

The Parks Cottage is situated close to the renowned Offa's Dyke path (national trail), as well as a host of other treasures for walkers, gardeners, history buffs and those just looking to relax. The house is located on Stonewall Hill, historically a drover’s route, which marks the Wales/Herefordshire border, as well as being a regional cycling route. Offa's Dyke walking trail is within 2 miles and the visitor centre is located in Knighton.

Presteigne (Llanandras in Welsh), our closest village, was once the county town of Radnorshire and nestles at the heart of the Marches on the border of Wales and England. Surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside, this thriving border town has many unique qualities that make it both a delightful destination and a base from which to explore. Set alongside the river Lugg, at the corner of the three counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys, it is within a short drive from Hay on Wye, Hereford, Ludlow and Shrewsbury. It is home to the award-winning small museum, The Judges Lodging, as well as an international classical music festival in August, and a wealth of interesting shops and cafes.

Things to see and do:

For more information on walking or cycling in the area see the following websites:

www.herefordshire.gov.uk/environmental-protection/countryside-and-farming/walks-and-trails

www.shropshirewalking.co.uk

www.offasdyke.demon.co.uk

Gardens to visit

Hergest Croft gardens: www.hergest.co.uk

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens: www.westonburymillwatergardens.com

The Whimble Gardens and Nursery: www.whimblegardens.co.uk

Bryan's Ground Garden and Arboretum: www.bryansground.co.uk

The National Gardens Scheme: www.ngs.org.uk (see website for opening dates)

Visitors can enjoy the slower pace of life and a potter around the neighbouring towns of Knighton, Ludlow, Leominster or visit the numerous local churches, The Black and White Trail, the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral or Stokesay Castle just to name a few. The dams of Elan Valley are well worth a day’s visit.

www.judgeslodging.org.uk

www.blackandwhitetrail.org

www.visitherefordshirechurches.co.uk

www.visitknighton.co.uk

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stokesay-castle

www.hamptoncourt.org.uk

www.elanvalley.org.uk

Restaurants and pubs:

Presteigne:
Ducks Nest
Moroccan Café
Workshop Café
The Royal Oak

Knighton:
The Red Lion

Titley:
The Stag

Pub restaurants:
The Tram Inn, Eardisley
The Lion, Lenwardine
Riverside Inn, Aymestrey
The Jolly Frog, Lentwardine
The Cider Barn, Pembridge
The Harp Inn, Hoarwithy

Ludlow:
The Green Café
The French Pantry

Festivals:

Hay – Book and Philosophy
http://www.hayfestival.com/portal/index.aspx?skinid=1&localesetting=en-GB
https://howthelightgetsin.iai.tv

Presteigne:
https://presteignefestival.com

VSCC events – Welsh Trial, Welsh Weekend Trial, Shelsey Walsh
http://www.vscc.co.uk/page/events
http://www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk/events/

Shobdon – gliding, flying
http://www.shobdongliding.co.uk
http://shobdonairfield.co.uk

Rally centre, Knighton
http://www.philprice.co.uk

Red Kite centre
http://www.gigrin.co.uk

Owl Centre
http://www.owlcentre.com

Nolan Trust
http://www.sidneynolantrust.org

Kyaking
http://www.herefordkayakcanoe.co.uk

Shopping – supermarkets:

Presteigne (5 mins) Spar
Knighton (15 mins) Harry Tuffins
Leominster (30mins) Morrisons
Ludlow (40mins) Tesco
Hereford (50mins) Waitrose
Hay-on-Wye (45mins)

Airports

Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff

Rail stations

Leominster, Knighton

 

Hampton Court

Owl Centre

Stokesay Castle

Westonbury Millwater Gardens

Location

The Parks Cottage is located on Stonewall Hill, above Presteigne, on the Hereford-Powys border. Click the graphic below for an interactive map of our Welsh Border location.

Presteigne off grid cottage location

Contact

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Tel: 01544 267659

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