Introducing an idyllic new holiday retreat in MontgomeryshirePublished on 6 Aug 2023 by Amy Greenwood
If you were asked to close your eyes and describe the most idyllic countryside holiday retreat you could possibly imagine, you might come up with something close to Llety Cariad in rural Montgomeryshire.
It’s a dreamily handsome and luxurious rural escape which – thanks to its architect designed lines and gorgeous elevated position – is a head-turner for anyone who is looking for an exceptional base to enjoy an extra-special holiday with their loved ones.
High end features like the Himalayan Salt Wall Sauna, spa-style bathrooms, a wrap-around panoramic balcony, and the kind of privacy that 35 acres of private estate allow (the hot tub is truly blissful) give this holiday retreat some serious wow factor.
The cottage is a bespoke new-build, where every detail has been conceived with its guests’ comfort in mind. It scores highly on sustainability credentials too, having been built to a Passivhaus Standard using locally sourced materials wherever possible. Look out for Herefordshire Stone, reclaimed Welsh slates, and timber grown in mid-Wales.
With all kinds of flora and fauna on the doorstep, and majestic birds including red kites, owls, and buzzards soaring overhead, the cottage is a paradise for nature lovers. And the peaceful rural position means that it comes with spectacularly starry night skies. It’s just gorgeous.
Step into a countryside idyll
Llety Cariad is one of three holiday retreats which have been lovingly built by their owners Carol and David Parry. David’s family has farmed the land around here for more than a century, and the couple’s genuine passion for the area’s history, local produce, and rural way of life is obvious.
Fresh free range eggs laid by the couple’s chickens will be included in your welcome hamper, and, if you would like to, you can collect your own supply of eggs from the hen house as and when you need them. Organic milk, produced by a herd which grazes the local meadows, is available in the nearby village of Llandyssil.
The village is small and pretty, and the village church, which is a real community hub, sells a great selection of goodies including home-made preserves, books and plants. The vestibule shop is open around the clock.
There are many lovely walks to enjoy straight from the cottage, from gentle strolls around the village to longer hikes around scenic hills and lanes. In the historic market town of Montgomery, just a couple of miles away, you can join the Offa’s Dyke path, a 177-mile National Trail which runs along the England Wales border.
A Foodie Powerhouse
Nearby Montgomery is a small ‘Royal Charter’ Town which – thanks to an exceptionally well-stocked local larder – has a food scene fit for a king.
Local smokehouses, flour mills, vineyards, brew houses, cider houses and all manner of sheep, pig, dairy and beef farms support a thriving local food scene. Expect an emphasis on the seasonal at the town’s excellent artisan delis, cafés, pubs and restaurants. Look out for locally produced cheeses and Wagyu beef, and there is a small but excellent market at the Town Hall each Thursday.
Montgomery is a lovely town to walk around, with pretty Georgian Architecture, attractive hilly streets, and characterful timber framed buildings. Independent bookshops, gift shops, antiques, and a traditional ironmonger make for some great browsing.
The atmospheric ruins of Montgomery Castle sit on top of a steep crag above the town, with all-seeing views across the Welsh border into Shropshire. Built in the 13th century, it will fire your imagination with its powerful atmosphere and presence. There’s a good network of local trails to explore from the town centre.
A little further afield you’ll find a great choice of local destinations in this lovely part of the world. The National Trust property Powis Castle, Gregynog Hall and Gardens, Glansevern Hall and Gardens, The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, Kerry Vale Vineyard, and the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture are all within ten miles of the cottage.
Extra special guest services
You can expect a genuinely warm welcome from Carol and David who are the most wonderful hosts you could imagine (they also live on the estate, and are discreet, but on hand if you need them). The couple want you to have the most special holiday experience possible and will happily arrange extra-special guest services on request, including:
- Holistic treatments including reflexology, facials, and massage
- Private Chef services
- Gourmet hampers
- Helicopter tours
You can find out more about the beautiful accommodation at Llety Cariad (sleeps 6) and the adjacent – and equally fabulous – cottage accommodation at Llety Hiraeth and Llety Bugail (both sleep 4) over on our property pages.