​​The Barn, Fforddlas

The farm has currently 15 apple trees with 21 more planted this Autumn. In October this years crop were used make our first batch of Cider. After a technical hitch (the Docs juicer broke)  enough juice was found for an initial brew  (5 gallons) to debut during the 6 Nations Rugby Championship.

​​​​There's no such thing as the bad weather just you have the wrong clothes' so be prepared!  Wellies or walking boots  are a must, they also instantly define you as a local.  

Take a coat, temperatures drop 3 degrees per thousand feet, so after that glorious drive to the top of a mountain it is not going to be like the Algarve as you take a stroll around.

The main roads are brilliant with very little traffic. The farm is and hour and twenty from Cardiff or Swansea, 1 hour to Hereford.  Brecon , Llandovery and Llanidloes 35 mins,  Hay on Wye and Kington 25 mins ,Rhayader and Llandrindod Wells 15 mins, and Builth Wells 3 minutes. There is a huge Tesco supermarket in Llandrindod Wells and two smaller supermarkets in Builth Wells.  Builth Road railway station is a half mile walk away. There are several taxi firms in Builth. 

Below is a list of local sites that may be of interest.


Mid Wales   Herefordshire  - official tourist sites - plough through these as someone has been paid to do this properly, unlike this site.

 Below are some recommended by people who have stayed the figure in brackets is the drive time to get there from Barn


  Golf,  ( 5)       Wyeside Cinema & Theatre   (3)    Gigrin Farm  (15)       Quackers play barn   (5)    Elan Valley   (20)  Hay on Wye  (25)

 Royal Welsh Show Events  (2)    Erwood Station Gallery    (15)   Pony Trekking  (15)  Nature reserve   (18)  Swimming  Pool Leisure Centre (3 mins)