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Essentials

The important stuff

  • Check in time is 3:30pm
  • Check out time is midday
  • Kids ARE welcome but only Under the Oak has room for a travel cot and neither have extra beds. Camping alongside is possible.
  • Pets cannot be accommodated
  • It’s a good idea to bring wellies and a torch
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double

Extra space available

Space for 2 adults from £10 per adult per night In own tents. Please bring bedding for these. Can also be used for children

Space for 1 baby no charge.

Kids & Pets

Kids are more than welcome although there is only room in the wagon for a travel cot. Camping alongside is available. Pets cannot be accommodated

Cooking

  • 2 ring cast iron gas burner
  • Camping toaster
  • Weber BBQ {can use as oven }
  • Open fire pit

Washing

  • Hot gas outside shower with a view (shared with Under the Oak)
  • Toilet facilities Sepparet (it's a Swedish brand name) compost toilet 10 yards away (shared with Under the Oak)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Sink with hot and cold water, prep area, all under cover at the end of the wagon
  • Also a washing up sink with cold water in the wagon
  • Sink with hot and cold water located at the side of shower 6 yards away

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Wood burning stove (basket of wood provided, more available for small charge)
  • Lighting is from 240 and 12 volt fittings
  • Electric blankets to keep you toasty

Entertainment

  • Both spaces have a selection of board games, cards, books, maps
  • Sauna you can use for a nominal charge to cover fuel

Activities

At Green Cottage

Jim and Jude invite you to sample the simple life. Wander the woods, eat round the campfire and, when the coals die down, watch the clear skies, almost completely devoid of light pollution.

Around and about

Several market towns: Knighton, Newtown, Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader and Presteigne, have individual attractions like art galleries, theatres, live music.

The Hay Book Festival 23rd May - 2nd June - 1 hr away.

Brecon Jazz Festival 9th-11th August - 1hr away

A good visitor's centre at Elan Valley Dams and organised free tours. 

CAT - The Centre for Alternative Technology - Near machynlleth, about an hour and a quarter away but well worth the effort if you are interested in green technology.

The lovely seaside town of Aberystwyth is about 50 miles away, great for a day out.

There are several nature reserves in the area.

Both the long distance walking trails of Offas Dyke and Glyndwrs Way, are nearby.

Good art galleries in Newtown, Oriol and mid wales art center.

National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells.

Bog snorkelling  in Llanwrtydd Wells, Man versus horse and the real ale ramble. (These are ALL genuine events!)

Leisure Centres in Rhayader, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes and Newtown.

 

Food & Drink

At Green Cottage

All the basics: Tea, coffee, milk, sugar, olive oil and a selection of herbs and spices.

The nearest shop for basics is a good community shop 3 miles away.

Ask Jim & Jude about other meals and packed lunches that they might be able to whip up for you

Pubs & restaurants

Llanbadarn Fyndd New Inn (3 miles) Good Pub Food, home raised beef, friendly atmosphere

Llanbister Red Lion Pub (2.5 miles) Good friendly atmosphere

The Hat Shop (15 miles) Good food, tapas and speciality food nights. In Presteigne 

The Horse and Jockey  Friendly pub with restaurant in Knighton

Milebrook Hotel 3 star, 2 rosette restaurant in Knighton

The old Vicarage Locally sourced ingredients, good dining. In Dolfor                                     

Oriol Gallery Great coffee, lunch, home made food in Newtown

Meet your hosts

Jim and Jude have lived at Green Cottage for about 33 years. Jim was a film cameraman for most of his working life and now loves a project, hence the two wonderful wagons! Jude cooks for a living and likes being creative, which is where most of the interior decor comes from. They share a love of Green Cottage, the outdoor life, music, good food, wine and entertaining friends and family.

For the past seven years they have been involved with a solar powered events business belonging to their daughter and her partner. They spent many summers at festivals, working and having fun. That business is on hold for a couple of years and they focused that spare energy into completing the long-running renovation of the wagons. Jim has been restoring the showmans van for the last 20 years! As it was nearing completion Jude had the great idea of also converting the railway wagon (it was being used for storage) into a living space for friends and family. Everyone agrees that the wagons feel a bit special and deserve to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.

Green Cottage itself a special place. It lies in the very green hills of Radnorshire about 3 miles from the village of Llanbister and  Llanbadarn fyndd. The location is remote, unspoilt, and largely unpopulated. It’s very much an escape from every day life. It's surrounded by open, accessible common land. There are some wonderful walks (Glyndwrs Way and Offas Dyke) and opportunities for mountain biking and road cycling.  You can be out all day without seeing anybody else. Jim has been planting trees over the last 30 years and it is now a haven of woodland amongst the open countryside, attracting lots of wildlife. At the side of the wood is a small stream. There are badger sets, rabbits, hares, a great variety of birds, red kites, buzzards, owls, curlews, woodpeckers etc.

Getting there

Green cottage, Llanbister, Llandrindod Wells , Powys, LD16UN

By public transport

The nearest train station is Llanbister Road station (on the Heart of wales line) 3 miles away. There is a more regular service to Newtown, 15 miles away.

The nearest bus stations are in Newtown and Llandrindodod (there is a 2 hourly service to Cardiff). The Cardiff to Newtown bus stops in Llanbister, about 3 miles away.

Picks up possible by arrangement

By car

From Newtown Powys

Take A483 signed "Llandrindod Wells". Travel 12.5 miles. Just after passing through village of Llanbadarn Fyndd , take 1st turn left (just after crash barriers on either side of road). Follow this road for 1.6 miles past the farm, ignore turn to the right, go up the hill,  down the other side, over a cattle grid, up another hill and past a no through road to the right. After 100 yards look for Green Cottage sign low to the ground, turn right on to the gravel road. Go through the farm gate and come straight down. Green Cottage is hidden in the trees.

From Llandrindod Wells

Take A483 to wards Newtown, travel for 10.5 miles. At signpost B4356 turn right into village of Llanbister. Drive thru the village passing church on the right, go up the hill and down the other side, (about1.2 miles ) go over a small bridge and turn sharp left, sign posted Llanbadarn Fyndd. Travel .8 miles on to the top of the common, bear right at fork, go down the hill, pass telephone box on right, over cattle grid. After 400 yards, half way up the hill look for the Green cottage sign. Turn sharp left down gravel track, go through the farm gate and straight down the track. Green Cottage is down the bottom hidden in the trees.

Booking Terms

Canopy & Stars low price promise
 
Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
 
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

and

  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.

 

The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.

 

1. Booking and payments

 

1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).

 

1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk). Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.

 

1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.

 

1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.

 

1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.

 

1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.

 

2. Cancellation and Amendment by You

 

2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk) and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.

 

2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  

 

2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

 

2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

 

2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 

 

2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.

 

2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.

 

2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

 

Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.

 

3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.

 

4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.

 

5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.

 

6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;

OR

(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;

OR

(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.

 

7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.

 

9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.

 

10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.

 

11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.

 

12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

 

13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.

 

14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.