Wye View is on the site of a 400 year old farm called Cilgwrgan Fach, the smaller of two farms on the 1,300ft high Foel Gurig hill. The word “Cilgwrgan” means Gwrgan’s retreat or rest.
Wye View cottages were converted in 1995 from an L-shaped stone and slate barn, believed to be around 150 years old. The sympathetic conversion retaining the old oak beams of the original structure (and even an original ‘arrow slit’ window in Severn Cottage) and divided the building into four self-contained cottages. The cottages are named after rivers – Wye, Severn, Hafren (the welsh name for the Severn) and Elan.
The cottages offer all the modern day amenities you could wish for whilst maintaining the charm of the past. All four cottages are carpeted upstairs with slate floors downstairs, have heating, fully fitted kitchens with hob, oven, washing machine and fridge, a dining area and lounge with colour TV/Sky TV. Bathrooms have modern suites, power showers, heated towel rail and extractor fans.
A stream flows through the 1.5 acre gardens, past the farmhouse to the river Wye in the valley below. There are many footpaths and trails to explore, beginning right from the cottage doorsteps and climbing up and over the surrounding hills in a series of superb and ever changing views.