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Highgate Luxury Holiday Accommodation

Considering visiting Mid Wales? With its small market towns set amongst the rolling hills and lakes, it provides stunning landscapes rarely equaled.

Why not stay at Highgate Farm? It offers both 5 start self-catering accommodation and 5 star bed and breakfast. The farmhouse itself is a Grade II Jacobean listed building built in 1651, considered to be of significant historical and architectural interest. It is a classic example of a prosperous 17th century double pile house and is noted for its magnificent oak half-timber work throughout the house. With 4 beautiful en suite rooms, all with TVs, hairdryers and complementary tea/coffee trays, 3 of which overlook the beautiful valley below. The 6 self-catering cottages (three 3 bed-roomed cottages and three 4 bed-roomed cottages) are conversions of the old farm building and still retain much of the interior timber work. The cottages enjoy elevated views over lawns and gardens to unspoiled countryside.

Highgate makes an ideal base for visiting Offa’s Dyke, Powis Castle, for walking, bird watching and touring the lakes and mountains. The coast and the more rugged scenery of Snowdonia National Park are only an hour’s drive away. Newtown, three miles away, is most attractive, with its street market on Tuesdays; there is a swimming pool, sports centre and lively theatre, plus fishing and golf.

Among the other small market towns nearby are Welshpool, Montgomery and Llanidloes, with their castles, gardens, galleries and quiet shops.