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The Area

Two miles from Welshpool and set in the picturesque village of Guilsfield, Vine House is the perfect choice for anyone looking for room-only or self-catering accommodation. Guilsfield is ideally located for exploring both Mid Wales, North Wales and the Welsh borders.

Guilsfield is a friendly, rural village with a number of amenities, including a village store and post office, bowling green, woodland-trust protected woods, iron-age hill fort, tennis courts, nature reserve, playing fields, children’s play area and an ancient church. There are also two centuries-old traditional inns serving food within easy walking distance for bed and breakfast guests, so you can leave the car and enjoy a relaxing meal and that well-deserved glass of refreshment!

Eve has lived in Mid Wales all of her life and has a great deal of local knowledge about the area. She is willing to help guests make the most of their stay and can provide information or advice about where to eat, places to visit and things to see and do. In the 23 years Eve has been running Vine House guests have returned again and again to an area they initially did not know about but have since fallen in love with. Some have even bought a home here.

Magnificent scenery – Guilsfield is within easy driving distance of both the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy in Llanwyddyn and the stunning Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, Wales’ highest waterfall. At both sites visitors can take scenic walks or enjoy refreshment in the tea rooms.

National Trust properties – Guilsfield is around five miles from the medieval castle of Powis Castle, set in its stunning grounds in Welshpool. National Trust enthusiasts can also enjoy the nearby Chirk Castle in Chirk, Erddig near Wrexham and Attingham Park in Shrewsbury.

Walking and cycling – Mid Wales is a gem for keen walkers and cyclists, with a wealth of scenic walks and cycle rides of various lengths and difficulty. The famous Offa’s Dyke trail and Glyndwr’s Way footpath are also within easy access of the bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation. There are also a number of local horse-riding stables in the area offering guests the opportunity to ride through the stunning Welsh countryside on horseback.

Market towns – Guilsfield is just three miles from Welshpool, home to Powis Castle and Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, a must for steam railway enthusiasts. There is also a good selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops in the town. Other market towns worth visiting are Montgomery where spectacular views can be enjoyed from the town’s castle ruins, as well as the market towns of Newtown and Llanidloes. Other nearby towns include Llangollen, Shrewsbury and Oswestry.

Golf – there are several wonderful golf courses of quality in Mid Wales and its borderlands, including Llanymynech Golf Club and Oswestry Golf Club (past members include two players who went on to be Ryder Cup Captains including Masters Champion Ian Woosnam).

Snowdonia – Guilsfield is less than 70 miles to Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain at over 1,000 metres. Snowdon is nestled in the beautiful hills of the Snowdonia National Park which in itself offers beautiful walks and scenery.

The North Wales Coast – Guilsfield is around an hour’s stunning car journey away from the picturesque North Wales coast, including the charming seaside towns of Barmouth and Aberdovey.