Astonishingly Beautiful Countryside

It’s all here…so leave the car and explore from your door…

We have included lots of stunning images to show a little of the magical countryside around Nannerth Country Holidays and on the farm itself. Within the 200 acres of the farm you can explore varied landscapes and habitat with many wild areas. Several paths and trails will take you on short or longer walks within the farm boundaries or beyond if you wish. The ancient oak woodlands are cool and mossy with lots of birds flitting among the branches; the River Wye is ever changing and you can explore the river banks, delight in the bluebells and picnic on the pebbly beaches. The hay meadows are full of wild flowers in the summer. There are high and wild moorland areas bordering the north west of the farm and gentle pastures in the lower areas. Wetland areas are home to frogs, newts, toads, dragonflies and many birds. We are hoping to attract water voles back to these areas after the recent drought spells.

An aerial view of the Elan Valley cottage area, with rolling green hills and farmstays

Between the Elan Valley and the Wye Valley

Nannerth Fawr Farm lies at about 900 feet in the upper Wye Valley, just to the north west of the market town of Rhayader or Rhaeadr Gwy, in the old county of Radnorshire. This unspoilt area is little touched by tourism and you will find an uncrowded environment where traditional family farms shape the landscape. We are right in the heart of Wales in ‘kite country’, surrounded by the hills, mountains and moors of Plynlimon (Pumlumon) and the Cambrian Mountains – Area of Astounding Natural Beauty. Behind the farm rise the high hills of the Elan Valley moorland, while to the south and east the winding river Wye borders almost 2 miles of our valley pastures and meadows. The river water in our section of the upper Wye is tested weekly by Friends of the River Wye and is unpolluted.

Bluebells near Hay on Wye in rural Wales

Beautiful Mid Wales.

Our beautiful Mid Wales location includes some of the most spectacular and varied countryside in Wales and the UK. It is an excellent area for laid back outdoor holidays where relaxation is a priority. Our guests return many times to enjoy the varied walking, birdwatching and outdoor activities here.  Guest are also interested to see daily life on an old fashioned working farm, where animals are free to roam outdoors. At Nannerth traditional seasonal work such as haymaking and lambing is very much part of the working year.

The road leading to our Mid Wales holiday cottages and lodges

More to Explore

This is an excellent base for exploring central Wales and the border ‘March’ country. We are an hour from the sea and the university town of Aberystwyth and an hour or so from the Cathedral city of Hereford, Hay on Wye town of books and the beautiful March area. Rugged Snowdonia lies to the north and the Brecon Beacons to the south. Driving is pleasant on uncrowded roads, but there is plenty to do on the farm and nearby.

Wetland flowers blooming near the farmstay, a short walk from our cottage for couples

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