The location is a must for nature lovers with red kites & buzzards often spotted, & up on Painscastle common, just a 20min walk, there are red grouse & curlews. Nearby is Rhosgoch Bog, a conservation area perfect for birdwatchers. At the highest point, known as the ‘Roundabout’ on the Begwn Hills, there are spectacular views & you can see seven counties on a clear day. Hay-on-Wyeh has antique shops & cafés, as well as many book shops. Explore the atmospheric ruins of nearby Llanthony Priory, an early 13th Century Augustinian church which is open all year & free. Apart from being home to the internationally famous Royal Welsh Show, along with a host of other events, nearby Builth Wells offers everything from sports & leisure facilities, to an 18 hole golf course, pony trekking & renowned angling spots. The red kite feeding centre at Gigrin Farm offers the opportunity to come in close contact with these rare & magnificent birds on a daily basis.