Hindwell Farm B&B & Private Fly Fishing Holidays
Welcome to Hindwell, a Grade 2 listed, Georgian Farmhouse situated in the beautiful, unspoilt lowland of the Radnor Valley, at the foot of the Radnor Forest, from where traditionally the HIND were said to have come down to drink at the WELL.
The house overlooks a beautiful four and a half acre lake (or Well by tradition) and is of picturesque beauty encased with a backdrop of unspoilt Radnorshire Hills.
We are situated just 3 miles from the local market town of Kington, a walking haven, and 5 miles from Presteigne, once the County Town of Radnorshire. Surrounded by devastatingly beautiful, unspoilt countryside, these thriving border towns have many unique qualities that make them both a perfect destination and a base from which to explore, whether it be by foot, car, bike or horse.
We aim to accommodate for everyone, whether you require a peaceful break private fly fishing on our lake, a long stroll on foot across the Welsh Marches/Offas Dyke or simply navigating your way by horseback across the Radnorshire hills. A warm welcome awaits all.
Fishing and Stabling at Hindwell:
We can provide stabling for your horses and assist you with local routes with some truly spectacular views. We have 5 converted barn stables each within easy reach of the house. Full supervision is available. Also hay, feed and bedding are available at the request of the owner and for a set fee in addition to the horse stay. Field stay is also available. We are a knowledgeable horse orientated family so your horse/s will be made most welcome.
Our Summer house by the lake is an idyllic retreat for the keen fisherman or for those who enjoy absolute peace. We make provisions for fishing for residents only and a half day/day rate will apply in addition to the accommodation. We have a Fishing Boat and life jackets available for use. The lake is restocked annually in early February to ensure a constant level of stock.
We invite you to come and stay with us at Hindwell and experience the beauty and solitude that was found by Wordsworth himself. With large elegant en-suite rooms overlooking the lake and a traditional hearty farmhouse breakfast, you can indulge in the beauty that is Hindwell.
Each room has a superking bed (which can be converted into twin beds if required), digital television and Tea/Coffee refreshments along with a comprehensive information file on the local area. A large lounge room with inglenook fireplace and the lakeside summer house are also available for residents to use during their stay.
We are surrounded by beautiful rolling Radnorshire Hills and are situated between the three Border Towns of Kington, Knighton and Presteigne. Hunting, Shooting and Fishing Holidays can be arranged to your individual requirements and we can prepare you evening meals and packed lunches to accompany your stay with us. We have an array of public houses and local eating places should you wish to explore elsewhere during your stay.
Being a family run business, we are more than happy to accommodate children and there are many local attractions for children to enjoy.
We are closely located to Builth Wells (approx 20 minute drive) where the Royal Welsh Show is hosted. As one of the best Agricultural Shows in the country it makes for an enjoyable and informative day out for the whole family.
Similarly the renowned literary Festival 'Hay Festival' is just a half an hour drive from our B&B. For 25 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists. A fantastic reason to visit the Welsh Marches.
Other attractions include the breathtaking Elan Valley & The Dams, Devils Bridge Falls, Langorse lake, The Judges Lodgings, The Wye Valley, The Spaceguard Centre & Strata Florida Abbey to name but a few.
The Radnor valley is steeped in archaeological history and has recently been featured in the BBC One documentary with Hugh Edwards - ‘How the West was Won’. The initial episode ‘The Story of Wales’ saw Huw walking through oak woodland on the Hindwell estate as the posts of the Hindwell Neolitic Palisaded Enclosure sprang magically into view. A truly remarkable programme highlighting the importance of the Radnor Valley during the Neolithic period.
There is much to discover about the Roman influence in the Radnor Valley, with the Standing stones on Hindwell being a great visual attraction to the area.
The Romans built a fort adjacent to the lakes spring-fed waters and it is assumed that beneath the lake lies the site of a Roman bathhouse. In the Nineteenth Century, Hindwell became the Welsh Holiday retreat of the famous poet William Wordsworth along with his wife Mary and sister Dorothy.
William to Mary - 11th August 1810:
“The house (Hindwell) is comfortable and its situation beside the pool, and the pool itself, quite charming and far beyond my expectations .. The view from the window is truly delightful and shows beautifully the great importance of still water in landscape .. yesterday I caught a very nice fry, eleven, several of them more than half a pound a piece.”
Later in the Nineteenth Century, Hindwell was a stronghold of Quakerism. Today the lake and the farmhouse form the centre of a traditional sheep, beef and arable farm and a luxurious family run Bed & Breakfast.
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This page was last updated: 09 July 2013