Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentines Glamp

We like to do different things for Valentines. We have stopped at many quirky Landmark Trust properties over the years but this year we went glamping in a yurt in Wales. The yurt was amazing, one of three in a secluded location just over the border from Shrewsbury. The decor was stylish, the large kingsize bed well comfy and the log burner with its long flu kept us warm without the smoky smell :)

The central block, with its under floor heating had a luxurious kitchen and separate shower/toilet room around a communal sauna put the glam in glamping. The outdoor hot tub was an added delight.


On the way we stopped for refreshment at a quirky cafe in Welshpool, the Bay Tree, well worth a stop over if you're in that direction. Memorableia covering every wall and the ceiling, and some lovely plaques.

Also strolled the equally quirky market in Welshpool.

Amongst the many easy to reach walks the most picturesque was the lakeside walks at Vyrnyn. The snow flurries making the views even more picturesque and more than a little romantic ;) We walked from Artisans at the southern end and took in the wonderful Rhiwargor Waterfall at the north end, though this was eclipse by the spectacular Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall – the largest in Wales/England.


Past the visitors centre, at the south end of the lake, near the dam was a once extensive sculpture trail but apart from a handful of exhibits the weather and termites have done for much of the work :-/

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