Situated in picturesque Berriew, a busy Mid Wales village, The Old Corner shop is an ideal base for guests on a self-catering holiday to explore the Mid Wales area.
Those wishing to enjoy the great outdoors can do so on foot, bike or horseback in the local area. Stunning scenery, pretty footpaths and rolling hills can all be found in Mid Wales, with the Montgomery Canal just 500m away (now with a recently renovated tow path between the towns of Welshpool and Newtown) and the well known Glyndwr’s Way, The Severn Way and Offa’s Dyke footpaths within easy access of Berriew. Heather, who runs The Old Corner Shop, has lived in Berriew all her life and enjoys walking in the countryside, so is able to offer information and honest, genuine advice on nearby attractions.
Berriew has a children’s playground, tennis courts and a bowling club, as well as a deli, a butchers, and several country pubs in close proximity. There are several horse riding stables and golf clubs in the nearby area, as well as some ideal fishing spots, including the River Rhiew and River Severn, which grant day permits, and Clywedog Dam, which is approximately 40 minutes from Berriew. Keen birdwatchers can enjoy the RSPB reserve at Lake Vyrnwy, as well as Wildlife Trust and RSPB reserves at nearby Dollas and Sarn-y-bryn-caled.
Those interested in history and Welsh heritage might enjoy a visit to Powis Castle, a spectacular medieval castle with impressive grounds. Located in Welshpool, the National Trust property is within easy reach of Berriew.
Glansevern Hall and Gardens (just a mile out of the village) has new owners and has recently reopened for further details see www.Glansevern.co.uk
The world renowned Gregynog Music Festival is held in June each year and is only about 8 miles away.
Welshpool itself, as well as the market towns of Newtown and Montgomery are also well worth a visit, offering an array of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a good selection of small, independent shops.
A bus route runs past The Old Corner Shop, meaning guests can leave the car and enjoy exploring the local area with ease. Cycle route 81 also runs through the village.
Welshpool Golf Club (18 holes), Wales' golf club of the year for 2012, is only 4 miles away and offers stunning scenery as well as a challenging round of golf for further details visit www.WelshpoolGolfClub.co.uk and Lakeside Golf Club (9 holes) and Restaurant at Garthmyl is only 2 miles away see website for details www.lakesidegolfcourse.co.uk