The Clochfaen and Clochfaen Cottages stand at the centre of an historic country estate, noted for its architecture by the celebrated W.A.S. Benson, and are set in 20 acres of private woodland, overlooking the River Wye.
This is the upland kingdom of the Red Kite and home to diverse birds and wild animals, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with some of the most stunning mountains and breathtaking scenery in the British Isles.
Our locality creates excellent opportunities for walking and cycling tours, and the Clochfaen Estate has its very own opportunities for fly fishing in the Wye and Severn catchments: five miles of fishing on the River Wye, and reciprocal arrangements with the Llanidloes and District Angling Association that include fishing on the River Severn.
Many artists, poets and writers have sought to capture the tranquil charm and beauty of this landscape, from the Welsh bard, Huw Arwystli, who, in the sixteenth century, praised the hospitality of “Clochfaen Court on the winding Wye”, to Shelley and the romantic poets of the nineteenth century, George Borrow’s classic account of “Wild Wales”, and, more recently, the artist Robert Gibbings’ wartime account, “Coming Down the Wye”.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, The Clochfaen became the retreat of royal princes, a fascinating story to be told. Come, stay with us, and enjoy the tradition of true hospitality, the wonderful scenery, engaging culture an unexpected history of this beautiful place.