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Considering visiting Mid Wales? With its small market towns set amongst the rolling hills and lakes, it provides stunning landscapes rarely equalled. Why not stay at Highgate Farm? It offers both 5 start self-catering accommodation and 5 star bed and breakfast. Highgate, offers you self catering luxury holiday cottages in Wales, in Newtown. Newtown itself offers great access for Welshpool, Montgomery, Llanidloes, Powis, Powys, Montgomeryshire and surrounding areas of Mid Wales. Chris and Sarah Smith welcome you to Highgate luxury holiday cottages and accommodation set in Newtown, Mid Wales. Lying east of the Cambrian Mountains in the old county of Montgomeryshire, it is three miles from Newtown on the Tregynon road. Our luxury holiday cottages in Wales are located close to the source of River Severn where the area is rich in stunning landscape and is one of the most beautiful parts of Wales. This is land steeped in history and culture, a place where time has stood still. Here you will escape the crowds and be able to recharge your batteries. The farmhouse itself is a Grade II Jacobean listed building built in 1651, considered to be of significant historical and architectural interest. It is a classic example of a prosperous 17th century double pile house and is noted for its magnificent oak half-timber work throughout the house. With 4 beautiful ensuite rooms, all with TVs, hairdryers and complementary tea/coffee trays, 3 of which overlook the beautiful valley below. Revel in the clear country air, log fires and honest to goodness farmhouse fare. The 6 self-catering cottages (three 3 bed-roomed cottages and three 4 bed-roomed cottages) are conversions of the old farm building and still retain much of the interior timber work. The cottages enjoy elevated views over lawns and gardens to unspoilt countryside. Highgate makes an ideal base for visiting Offa's Dyke, Powis Castle, for walking, bird watching and touring the lakes and mountains. The coast and the more rugged scenery of Snowdonia National Park are only an hour's drive away. Newtown, three miles away, is most attractive, with its street market on Tuesdays; there is a swimming pool, sports centre and lively theatre, plus fishing and golf. Among the other small market towns nearby are Welshpool, Montgomery and Llanidloes, with their castles, gardens, galleries and quiet shops. Highgate's hills are an ideal area to walk, or wander, through coppice and dingle, to picnic in, or for enjoying and evening's stroll. Ride with us, or alone, on the lanes and bridle paths, we are always happy to suggest a hack and have a selection of maps to borrow. If you wish bring your own horses and ponies we have ample grazing and would be delighted to accommodate them. Mid Wales is an area of rolling hills, remote uplands, unspoilt mountain roads, cool forests and silent lakelands. But do not be deceived by the tranquillity, there is plenty going on here, including shooting, pony trekking, fishing, walking, narrow gauge railways, riding, canoeing, sailing and mountain biking - the list is endless...
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