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Cwmbiga – on the doorstep of the source of longest river in Britain.


Seldom is one area so blessed with so many top quality rivers, lakes and pools. The rivers Wye and Severn are among the most beautiful rivers in the country - and both start their journey here in Mid Wales. In fact, Hafren Forest takes its name from Afon Hafren which is the Welsh name for the River Severn. The source of the River Severn is in a deep blanket-peat bog on the slopes of Plynlimon and is the start or end point of the Severn Way. A number of other way marked paths lead to waterfalls and cascades.

Llyn Clywedog offers opportunities for fishing, sailing and kayaking as well as providing fantastic views, and the spectacular Elan Valley reservoirs are just a 40-minute drive.

We have our own pond here at Cwmbiga, which is alive with newts, frogs, toads, damselflies and dragonflies. We are trying to promote the wetland area near the river Biga, by planting 1250 more broad leaf trees, planting and laying edible hedges and by actively managing our maturing woodland which was planted about 20 years ago.

"I stayed here with my family and our Labrador Buster last week. It was an amazing 'get away from it all' break in a stunning location. We were greeted by Sarah and a plate of her Dad's delicious home made welsh cakes. Which disappeared in minutes! The cottage is spotless and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Its a cosy home from home which is a perfect retreat after a long day outdoors. There are beautiful walks from the doorstep and we even drove up North to hike up Snowdon. A great location for exploring or just enjoying some family time! Thank you all for such a lovely welcome...we'll be back to visit in the future."
Holmes family