Corwen is a 15 minute walk away and is a quietly bustling town with lots of local services. We have a host of fabulous takeaways, or why not eat at the Rhug Estate then take a walk amongst their bison. Or experience the fabulous Portuguese menu at Old Wives Tales.
Llangollen is only 8.5 miles from Powys Country House and is a real tourist town with lots going on for all the family to enjoy.
The International Musical Eisteddfod is held each year at the beginning of July and is a real celebration of music and performance art from around the world.
You might have thought the story of two women who ran away together and set up home in Wales would have caused a scandal at the turn of the eighteenth century. Far from it - go look at their home Plas Newydd overlooking Llangollen.
Llangollen Steam Railway is a mainly Steam hauled Heritage Railway Line starting at Llangollen Station following the River Dee all the way past our house to Corwen. The Railway remains close to the waters of the river for most of it’s length.
Llangollen Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (World Heritage Site)is situated in north-eastern Wales, the 18 kilometre long Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal is a feat of civil engineering of the Industrial Revolution, completed in the early years of the 19th century. The aqueduct is inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius.
Dinas Bran Castle towers high above the bustling town of Llangollen. A rugged, foreboding pinnacle, the hillock was the ideal spot to erect a castle for the native Welsh princes of Powys for a few decades in the 13th century.
With mountains, rock faces and the river Llangollen is a great place to carryout many outdoor activities, as well as easily finding superb views from the back of a motorbike.
Chirk Castle (National Trust) boasts a fine medieval castle with award-winning gardens with stunning views looks out over the Cheshire and Shropshire plains.
Erddig (National Trust) is an 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years. Outside, an impressive range of outbuildings includes stables, smithy, joiners' shop and sawmill. Try also the walks, bicycle and carriage rides through the estate.
Bala is just over 11 miles from Powys Country house offers variety of activities. Visit Bala Lake - much used by watersports enthusiasts or the steam train which runs for several kilometres along its southern shore.
Situated between Bala and Corwen in North Wales, Get Wet! offers waterbed activities to suit everyone.
The Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay combines panoramic views, breathtaking scenery, beautiful gardens for their conservation zoo. Spend a lovely day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world including Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees, Red Pandas and Sumatran Tigers!
Glan y Gors Park Go Carts boasts a 1100 metre challenging Kart Circuit which aims to test the best of driver skills.
The Snowdonia National Park begins just 15 minutes away from Powys Country House and covers 823 square miles of diverse landscapes. As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in Wales.
Zip World boasts a multitude of zip lines, including one a mile long, also the first 4 person zip line in Europe.
Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc is a world-first inland surf lagoon and the UK’s a brilliant outdoor adventure holiday destination for you, your friends and the whole family to enjoy.
Portmeirion is just an hour away and is a popular tourist village. It was designed and built in the style of an Italian village. It has served as the location for numerous films and television shows.
There is a wealth of magical Wales coastline to explore from the. Depending on how many sheep you encounter on the roads, most such as Talacre, Harlech or Llandudno are within a 45-60min circumference from the house.
While you are here don’t forget to check out magical Lake Vyrnwy. A man made lake created from a dam surrounded by forest. A great deal of the magic is getting there through unbelievable Snowdonia mountainside.