In the heart of 'Kilvert Country', the Bachawy valley offers a number of attractions for the discerning traveller. The farm is situated between the villages of Rhosgoch and Painscastle.
In this quiet valley, far from main roads and the hum of the 21st century, you will find peace and tranquility. The village of Painscastle (1 mile) takes its name from its ancient fortress where today only large earthworks remain. It is believed that Painscastle boasted five inns during the 300 years of the Welsh drovers, now there is only one - The Roast Ox, and it serves good, locally sourced food and traditional ales.
There are numerous burial mounds and other ancient remains in the area as well as heather moorland and the Rhosgoch Bog - protected and conserved by the Countryside Council for Wales.
A short walk to Rhosgoch (half mile) we have a nine-hole golf course, a family friendly club offering home-cooked food. Horse riding on the wonderful open hills as well as miles of open space for walking and bird watching.
We also have churches visited and loved by the Rev. Francis Kilvert and immortalised in his diaries - Bryngwyn, Llanbedr, Newchurch and Llandewi Fach.
The valley is within easy reach of centres such as Hereford and the Black & White Heritage Trail of this lush and fertile area.
Lane Farm is close to the Brecon Beacons National Park, Llandrindod Wells and even the coast (1.5 hours).
Builth Wells, the site of the Royal Welsh Show, is only 11 miles away and has it's own theatre (as does Brecon) as well as all the year round activities on the showground.
Closer to hand is Hay-on-Wye, the centre for second-hand books and world renowned Hay Literary Festival. Hay is also known for its cafes as well as being the centre for everyday shopping.