Gilfach Nature Reserve

Gilfach is a traditional Radnorshire hill farm that has remained unimproved since the 1960’s. Mid Wales Holiday Lets self catering accommodation in Rhayader is 2.5 miles from this spectacular area.

Radnorshire Wildlife Trust purchased the farm back in 1988 and with fantastic support from volunteers, spent the next few years renovating the longhouse and barn; restoring the ancient field boundaries and developing a management plan that puts wildlife at its heart.

The farm is registered as an organic holding and a local farmer works in partnership with Radnorshire Wildlife Trust to manage the land for conservation, grazing it using traditional breeds like Welsh black cows and local Welsh mountain-cross sheep. Currently there are some black, horned sheep that look more like goats! These are a black Welsh Mountain/Hebridean cross.

A Wye Valley walk around the Gilfach nature trail allows you to explore the Cambrian Mountains and wildlife in the area. If you not here on a walking holiday in Wales, how about mountain biking in Wales? The area lends itself to both.

Sleep 18 in our group accommodation and make The Old Drapers, The Bakehouse and The Cwtch your home from home in Mid Wales. Take advantage of our short breaks, perfect for couples and family getaways. If you’re planning your stay in Rhayader hotels, cottages in Wales or Rhayader B&B, choose Mid Wales Holiday Lets where comfort comes as standard.