View over the property
View to the back of the property with bedroom balcony
Stunning property in idyllic location
Relax on the sofas in this lovely lounge
Spacious lounge with Sky TV, sound bar and games
Well-equipped kitchen with oak cupboards and granite worktops
All the thoughtful little extras
Pretty views as you enjoy a meal together
Up the bespoke staircase
Luxurious king-size bedroom
Exposed beams, feature lighting and balcony to embrace the views
Stylish en-suite shower room
View from the seating area
View towards the property as you enter the driveway
Al fresco dining with the electric BBQ
Listen to the stream as you relax in the garden
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2 / 16  View to the back of the property with bedroom balcony
3 / 16  Stunning property in idyllic location
4 / 16  Relax on the sofas in this lovely lounge
5 / 16  Spacious lounge with Sky TV, sound bar and games
6 / 16  Well-equipped kitchen with oak cupboards and granite worktops
7 / 16  All the thoughtful little extras
8 / 16  Pretty views as you enjoy a meal together
9 / 16  Up the bespoke staircase
10 / 16  Luxurious king-size bedroom
11 / 16  Exposed beams, feature lighting and balcony to embrace the views
12 / 16  Stylish en-suite shower room
13 / 16  View from the seating area
14 / 16  View towards the property as you enter the driveway
15 / 16  Al fresco dining with the electric BBQ
16 / 16  Listen to the stream as you relax in the garden

The Smithy Lugg Valley Cottage

Knighton (3mls SW), Mid Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Waterside views
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Period property in idyllic Radnorshire setting with pretty garden and stream
  • Superb location in the Lugg Valley for walking, cycling and wildlife watching
  • Explore Offa’s Dyke, Brecon Beacons National Park, Shropshire Hills and the towns of Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow
Property code: 58997

Luxury former blacksmiths nestling between Knighton and Presteigne. Perfect romantic retreat to relax, enjoy activities and explore the heritage, culture and countryside in Mid Wales and its borders.

On the ancient historic settlement of Pilleth yet close to Knighton and Presteigne with local produce, shops, pubs, eateries and a varied events programme. A walker's paradise in a superb location to explore the Lugg Valley, Offa’s Dyke, The Brecon Beacons National Park and the Shropshire Hills. Visit the Judge’s Lodgings, National Trust’s Berrington Hall and Croft Castle, Ludlow and Stokesay Castle, Hampton Court Gardens and Hergest Croft Gardens to name but a few. Other places of interest include the towns of Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow. There are historic sites to see, cultural events to attend, culinary delights to savour and activities such as walking, cycling and wildlife watching. A lovely romantic retreat awaits you.

This former blacksmiths’ smithy has been creatively furnished providing stylish accommodation full of interesting features and all the thoughtful little extras to enhance your comfort during your stay. The custom made kitchen is well-equipped with the equipment you need including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining table is also in the kitchen, perfect to enjoy a delicious meal, rustled up with the local ingredients you have purchased on your travels. The light and airy lounge has comfortable sofas, pebble effect electric fire, sound bar, CD and Freeview available via a Sky Box /DVD for cosy nights in. There is a WC on the ground floor, with a lovely en-suite shower room and WC on the first floor accessed by the delightful spiral staircase. Enjoy a shower and retire to the beautiful double bed with decked balcony to watch the sunset and sunrise.

Head out into the garden with paved areas, lawn and established shrubs why not enjoy morning coffee, or a BBQ, at the table and chairs embracing the uninterrupted views of the Lugg Valley and surrounding countryside whilst listening to the sound of the stream. If you are keen on cycling there is a wall mounted bike rack. There is also private parking for one car in the courtyard at the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - double with low ceiling and beams
  • 1 shower room and separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric central heating
  • 1 dog welcome however must be kept on a lead
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Electric BBQ
  • Freeview available via a Sky Box TV/DVD, sound bar and CD player
  • Staircase - There is a spiral staircase therefore this property may not be suitable for those who have mobility issues or small children

Sally Thomas

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison, 4th June 2021

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The Smithy was perfect; well appointed, comfortable and beautifully located. The owners were attentive and helpful.

Reviewed by Roger, 7th May 2021

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The cottage is in a wonderful location with good walks from the door. We are birdwatchers and to see Raven, Red Kites, Peregrine and Buzzards from our walks from the property was fantastic. We also visited the Elan valley with RSPB and Welsh water managed nature reserves with Pied Flycatchers, Redstart, Wood warbler and White Throat plus more commoRead moren species. We wished we had booked a week plenty more to see and do as the CO-VD rules change. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin, 30th April 2021

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A very peaceful and relaxing environment, would recommend to others. Need car to get to supermarket etc... But ideal for couples who loves a peaceful and relaxing time and anyone who loves to walk.

Reviewed by Gwyn, 2nd April 2021

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Only recommendations i would make is to not advertise it as having sky tv when they are simply using an old sky box as a freeview box. It wouldnt have made much difference if places were open but during these times. It is one of the reasons we chose that place. And were very disappointed when we found out the yruth. Other than that the perfect getaRead moreway Hide

Reviewed by Timothy, 25th September 2020

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As described, no problems. Quiet location in hamlet, lovely surrounding countryside. Cozy, well equipped. I'd recommend.

Reviewed by Sarah, 18th September 2020

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A beautiful, comfy and relaxing cottage. Only a few minutes drive from shops and walking trails. Being able to bring my dog was a bonus as we were able to tire him out easily in the day. The location is beautiful and guides were provided in the cottage to give you ideas on days out.

Reviewed by Maureen, 28th August 2020

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Cottage was just perfect for two people. Easy parking right outside and lovely views all round. Sheltered spot. Very warm central heating which unfortunately we needed a couple of times although it was August! Lots of nice places to visit nearby - maps etc left in the cottage. Would recommend and would like to return.

Reviewed by Irene, 7th August 2020

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Perfect spot to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside

Reviewed by Philip, 3rd August 2020

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It was great!

Reviewed by Jerry, 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Cortlandt, 24th July 2020

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A lovely property in an outstanding area of beauty, lots of amazing walks and things to do all in a reasonable distance. Nice and peaceful, with very friendly neighbours.

Reviewed by Jonathan, 28th February 2020

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Reviewed by Susan, 31st January 2020

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The Smithy is perfect cottage for two which we would definitely revisit. All facilities are good and lovely views over the Lugg Valley. Very peaceful and relaxing situation.

Reviewed by Rachel, 8th November 2019

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We loved our stay at the cottage this week, the week definitely was not long enough was a lovely romantic retreat. Met lovely people in Knighton and we will definitely be back to make more memories.

Reviewed by N, 25th October 2019

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Reviewed by Erik, 11th October 2019

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This cottage was in a really beautiful and quiet location, we really enjoyed our stay here! Knighton town was only a couple of miles down the road for shopping. The Elan Valley is around 40 minutes away and well worth a visit!

Reviewed by Anthony, 27th September 2019

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Reviewed by Tim, 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by Caroline, 16th August 2019

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Reviewed by Jenny, 5th July 2019

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Great base for our stroll along offa's dyke path. Lovely and peaceful with fantastic views

Reviewed by Ian, 14th June 2019

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Lovely cottage in truly beautiful countryside. Rolling green hills, patch-work valleys and sheep-covered moors. Gorgeous. The Elan Valley dams are definitely worth a visit (very close by) as is Aberystwyth if you have time to drive it (couple of hours each way). Also worth visiting Hampton Court Castle - beautiful gardens and an interesting insightRead more into what Americans imagine an English castle looks like inside! A lovely country retreat with enough to see for a week. Hide

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View over the property
View to the back of the property with bedroom balcony
Stunning property in idyllic location
Relax on the sofas in this lovely lounge
Spacious lounge with Sky TV, sound bar and games
Well-equipped kitchen with oak cupboards and granite worktops
All the thoughtful little extras
Pretty views as you enjoy a meal together
Up the bespoke staircase
Luxurious king-size bedroom
Exposed beams, feature lighting and balcony to embrace the views
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Location

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