Dam View Cottage B&B
Bed & Breakfast
Dam View Cottage was built in the 1880's, a beautifully restored former shop, bakery & post office, converted into a tasteful & comfortable B & B which overlooks Lake Vyrnwy Dam wall, woodlands, moorlands and the valley. We offer 3 double bedrooms, all en-suite. It's a place to enjoy peace and tranquility, or to be out enjoying activities such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, fly fishing, cycling, abseiling, the children's wild play park, archery and many hiking trails. The famous Glyndwr's way National Trail passes our front door, so come along & explore!
A full English breakfast (vegan and vegetarian options available) is provided with orange or apple juice, muesli and cereal.
Broadband wifi is available during your stay, code given on arrival.
We have a wooden deck available for use by the guests. The wooden swing bench allows you to enjoy the evening with sights and sounds of the Welsh countryside.
For longer stays,the room is serviced every 3rd day, where the room is cleaned, beds made and towels exchanged for fresh ones. Coffee, Tea and Sugar is then topped up automatically.
THINGS TO DO
We are placed in the middle of the breath taking 24,000-acre RSPB conservation & estate area, with amazing bird life, including a number of bird hides. The RSPB visitor centre is a short walk up the road, who will provide you with trail maps, binoculars for hire, a gift shop and updates throughout the day on bird sightings. There are nearby restaurants from a take away to a coffee shop, to a more formal sit-down restaurant. There are many places around the lake to enjoy picnics.
Out & About
Our nearest train station is Welshpool and we are able to collect our guests by prior arrangement. The market towns of Welshpool, Oswestry and Newtown and the South eastern part of the Snowdonia National Park are all easily accessible by car. Bicycles are available for hire within a 2 minute walk from us. Powys Castle is a mere 23 miles away, Chirk Aqueduct & Viaduct being 30 miles away, Chirk Castle is 33 miles away and Snowdonia National Park is 8 miles from us.
Dry heath on the reserve supports key breeding birds such as ring ouzels, curlews and red grouse. The RSPB are using mowing and grazing to maintain just the right mix of heather and grassland for these birds.
Oak woodland on the reserve supports breeding birds such as pied flycatchers. The RSPB are working with Hafren Dyfrdwy to look after this habitat. Their measures include controlled grazing, preserving deadwood on the forest floor and pollarding damaged birches.
The RSPB Lake Vyrnwy farm is the largest organic farm in England and Wales and supports farming activities that benefit farmland wildlife - including birds such as curlews. These vary from growing appropriate crops to managing river corridors, fencing woodlands and restoring walls and hedges.
Several bird species that breed at Lake Vyrnwy receive particular attention. These include three raptors, the hen harrier, merlin and peregrine, whose habitat they manage in order to provide suitable breeding conditions and enough prey.
The organic farm continues their popular annual lambing event programme at Ty Llwyd farm. https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/lake-vyrnwy/