Sharon and Shane know and love Mid Wales well, having lived in the area all their lives, and Court Farm has been in Sharon’s family for several generations. With the couple’s two young daughters and Sharon’s parents also living on the site, there is always someone on hand with a wealth of local knowledge to help make your stay wonderful, and we are always willing to offer advice, information and personal recommendations on local walks, places to eat and drink and things to do. To help you start to plan your stay, we have put together a list of some of our favourite things to do in the area, but it is by no means exhaustive; there are endless wonderful things to do in Mid Wales.
Royal Welsh Showground – Less than a mile
Court Farm is just minutes from the Royal Welsh Showground, making the holiday barns ideal accommodation for the Royal Welsh Show, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Winter Fair or the numerous horse, dog and livestock shows held at the showground. For more information about events at the showground, visit http://www.rwas.wales/events-diary.
The Elan Valley – 15 miles
The Elan Valley is a stunning array of lakes, damns and countryside in the heart of Powys, complete with a visitor centre that organises fun and educational activities for both children and adults. Nearby Rhayader is also home to the renowned Red Kite Feeding Centre at Gigrin Farm. For more information about the Elan Valley, visit http://www.elanvalley.org.uk and to find out about the Red Kite Feeding Centre, visit http://www.gigrin.co.uk.
Hay-on-Wye – 19 miles
Famous for its many bookshops, Hay-on-Wye is a bustling Welsh border market town easily accessible from our Builth Wells holiday accommodation. This year, the world renowned Hay-on-Wye festival takes place from 26 May – 5 June. For more information about Hay-on-Wye or the Hay Festival, visit http://www.hay-on-wye.co.uk/ or https://www.hayfestival.com/wales.
Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival – 8 miles
Each August/September, the quiet Welsh market town of Llandrindod Wells is transported back to the 19th century and Victorian window displays, costume dress and horse and carriages create an authentic atmosphere. For more information, visit https://www.llandrindod-wells.com/victorian.html.
Mountaineering and walking
Nestled in a valley surrounded by Welsh mountains, we are situated approximately 23 miles from the Brecon Beacons, 25 miles from the Cambrian Mountains and 40 miles from the Black Mountains, making our holiday cottages in Builth Wells ideal for walkers or climbers wishing to explore some of the most beautiful walking Mid Wales has to offer. We are also within easy reach of the Offa’s Dyke trail which runs through Knighton, easily accessible by train directly from the station which is opposite Court Farm.