The Old Vicarage
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We have undertaken Risk Assessment in line with Welsh Governmentt and UKH guidelines and are updating this in line with new information as available and our own experience. We are also working on a Community Charter so local community is aware of the measures we are taking, as well as working with local suppliers to maintain our choices of local produce and support local business. Please note we have previously been AA rated 4 stars and are awaiting grading from VisitWales (but obviously delayed due to lockdown). A supply of disposable masks will be available for guests.
FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
The Old Vicarage is a distinctive Victorian property, situated in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, tastefully converted to a cosy 4 star rated Bed and Breakfast Guest House. Little has been altered inside or outdoors, and the house features original wooden shutters, oak staircase and original fireplaces, as well as antiques and artwork. Your comfort is assured with well-furnished bedrooms, each with its own en-suite facilities, and special attention paid to detail and quality. The house is set in just under half an acre of sloping informal gardens, close to local facilities and attractions
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About the area
The largest unitary authority in Wales, Powys covers an area of approximately 2,000 square miles. Much of that is mountainous because it actually has the lowest population density of all the Welsh counties.
This much wild, empty space is perhaps best typified by the International Dark Sky Reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of only eleven in the world. The absence of light pollution creates an exceptional spot for star gazing. You won’t find any cities in Powys, just villages and smaller-sized towns, but that’s the way its inhabitants like it.
Newtown, the largest settlement, is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Robert Owen, the founder of the Co-operative movement. Brecon is a market town set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, while the pretty Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells boasts the National Cycle Collection. Elsewhere, Hay-on-Wye hosts a major literary festival every year.
Powys is liberally scattered with castles, burial mounds, hill forts, and other historic markers; Powis Castle, near Welshpool is probably one of the most impressive. And for walking enthusiasts, it’s not just the Brecon Beacons on offer – the Elan Valley describes itself as the ‘Welsh Lake District’.
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