This modern rustic cottage provides a wonderful self-catering vacation retreat surrounded by rolling hills and mountains in Herefordshire, United Kingdom. To access the home, you must travel down a winding mountain road in the secluded Olchon Valley, which offers breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons mountain range. The home itself, which dates back to the 15th Century, has been completely restored. A series of old stone farm buildings were lovingly brought back to life in the 1960s, now offering a more rough-luxe aesthetic. The home offers tranquility to those looking for a restful vacation in the countryside. Highlights includes outdoor fire pits, a croquet lawn, a wood-fired hot tub, sauna, an in-home theater and soaking tubs for each bedroom to relax. There is so much to do outdoors, the bathtub will feel heavenly to soak in during the evening… so will the hot tub for that matter!
Spotted on Unique Home Stays, the Charity cottage sleeps up to ten guests. Prices ranges from $1,781 – $5,154 for anywhere from a three night stay to a whole weeks stay. The pricing also depends on the season, so best to check in advance.
Here is the activities to plan for when you are visiting this retreat. Imagine hiking in some beautiful national parks or summiting a mountain. There are some fabulous views all around, you just need to go out and explore them! Afterwards, retreat back to the cottage for some relaxation in the sauna or soak in the hot tub. Enjoy some delicious food courtesy of your outdoor barbecue, complete with a glass of wine… and some star gazing. Sound heavenly?
What We Love: Picture windows throughout this modern rustic cottage frames the majestic mountains and valleys that surrounds this picturesque home. Preserving the original stone structure and restoring it to its former glory captures the rustic elements and intermingles them with modern sensibilities. We love all the details that went into this home to make it a comfortable retreat for guests to enjoy and never want to leave. All of the relaxing outdoor spaces invites guests to spend most of their time enjoying the fresh countryside air.
Readers, what are your thoughts, would you visit this self-catering retreat? Let us know why or why not in the comments below.
Above: A home theater become the perfect spot in the evening time to enjoy some family entertainment.
Above: The cluster of stone structures on this property encircles a central courtyard, which is accessible from several areas of the home. The courtyard offers several outdoor features, such as a wood-fired hot tub, stone island barbecue station and cozy fire pit.
Above: Expansive picture windows in the kitchen frames the the beautiful valley surrounding the cottage.
Above: This dining room reflects a farmhouse vibe that is very comfortable and cozy.
Above: A cozy sitting room invites you to curl up and enjoy a roaring log fire.
Above: The breathtaking views from this hammock will put you into total relaxation mode.
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