Over the Easter holidays (apologies I am very late with this post), we stayed for three nights at Wild Meadow. Those of you who regularly read this blog may remember that Dan and I stayed here a few years ago, in the shepherds hut.
This time returned to be the first to try out their new cabin.
Hand built by Jonathan and Andrea, the cabin is a testament to their love of this part of the world. Beautifully crafted from wood, and sympathetically built with an emphasis on living lightly on the land. Wood clad, with white washed lime rendered walls the cabin is a triumph.
It was so lovely to catch up with Andrea and Jonathan again and to see how Wild Meadow has moved on since our first trip. The allotment garden seemed more established, although not much was growing in April. The boys discovered the pond, and immediately went dipping for wildlife.
Instantly relaxed, we got into our groove. Exploring the local area. Presteigne the nearby village has a quaint high street with independent shops, bakery, deli, book shop, library and more. The shop fronts unchanged for decades, a real step back in time. Presteigne has a vibrant foodie / art scene, and its is evident in the local area.
That afternoon, we found the local waterfall called ‘Water break it’s neck’ (nice name!), carved into a steep valley with mossy lined banks. Dank and gloomy with the crashing sound of the water plummeting from up high. We sat soaking up the atmosphere and thinking up movie scenarios using the landscape as a back drop – Jurassic Park, Aliens, Hobbit etc.
That evening saw the most brilliant sunshine, bright and warm. We played cricket on the lawn outside the house and Charlie discovered a neat way of making masses of bubbles using the fishing net and washing up liquid! That boy, always inventing something.
The following day we headed over to the Elan Valley and discovered the reservoirs. Enjoyed a fabulous walk along the waters edge until Rufus fell in and we had to make a sharp exit! Must remember to pack him spare clothes on our walks in the future!
The cabin at Wild Meadow is comfortably furnished with a large lounge/diner/open plan kitchen area downstairs. Two large sofas sit around a log burner with views through the large windows of the meadow and the hills in the distance. The kitchen has all you need, perfect for self catering. I cooked a beef casserole in the oven and we also had pizza.
Adjascent to the dining area is the shower room and a spare double bedroom – perfect for larger families or if you can’t make it upstairs. Upstairs, two large bedrooms, sleeping 5 people (master bedroom and a single and double in one room opposite). A family bathroom sits between the bedrooms.
The master has the best views. A large window with doors out to the balcony and views to the hills and the Offa’s Dyke walk.
Andrea has styled the cabin with a mix of antiques and modern furnishings, all beautiful and harmonious. No garish colours, just muted and understated. The cabin is gentle and relaxing, and those views!
If you are looking to explore this part of Wales, then I would highly recommend Wild Meadow. Andrea and Jonathan are kindly giving all Littlegreenshed readers a 10% discount on your booking. Please use the code: LITTLEGREEN10 at the checkout.
Thank you to Andrea and Jonathan for asking us to be the first people to try out the cabin. WE LOVE IT! In fact I don’t know why I’m telling you guys, I should keep it a secret! :)