Every year we have this one-night-staying adventure somewhere in the country. It’s part of our treat to auntie Kate – 82 years old and traveller partner in crime. Note – You may see a glimpse of her on the video posted below, by the way.
The idea is always to pick a location with plenty of history to explore around, nice coffee and country pubs to have a meal and some drinks, and of course, find a comfy Airbnb to stay in.
We’ve already been to a nice flat with a view of the Wye Valley in Tintern and now it was time to head back to Wales, but visiting the bucolic village of Berriew for the first time.
Our accommodation was a gorgeous Grade 2 Listed Cottage with views of the river Rhiw and St Beuno’s church. We have chosen Berriew because of its location in Powys, Mid Wales. It’s a village surrounded by historic buildings, market towns and castles.
After spending most part of the day exploring the surroundings, we headed to the cottage which is placed on a quiet road in the village. In spite of being a quiet village, you can find shops, butchers, restaurants, pubs and even a quirky museum of sculpture.
We arrived at the place after 3 pm taking advantage of the self-check-in service – which I think it’s just brilliant.
We planned a pub meal in the evening and then relax at the cottage at night playing some Scrabble – another tradition on this kind of trip. And it worked quite well.
The cottage is cosy and spacious. It follows the traditional and well-known black and white Welsh house features. Impossible to miss it.
The refurbished Grade 2 Listed building is what it is described in pictures available on its Airbnb page – absolutely gorgeous outside and inside.
It can accommodate up to three people comfortably. This two floors cottage has a spacious and well-equipped kitchen where it also places a backdoor with access to the church’s backyard.
It’s nice to know you can have a decent meal in the kitchen or just grab a bite and use the microwave to heat up your food.
I just loved how modern and vintage furniture gives the whole space a nice touch without compromising its style. It’s also downstairs that it’s placed in the bathroom with a powerful shower.
Upstairs you have a cosy living room with one of the best features of the cottage – a vinyl player. Yes, you heard it. It was a nice surprise to find out some inquisitive records next to it. From Ja Rule to Fleetwood Mac. I know, super random and cool!
It was a perfect addition to our relaxing evening playing board games. The spacious lounge also has a laptop-friendly area and plenty of space to chill.
The master and spare room, both with comfy beds and cosy decor, are delightful spaces as well. I had a decent night of sleep and wished to stay over just to enjoy that comfy bed more.
I loved the mix of wooden and vintage furniture in both rooms. It has a nice minimalist touch to the rustic features of the cottage itself. What a neat space with the comfort you expected from a cottage in the middle of a bucolic village.