Inns

Between Freerein HQ and the coast there are two dozen or so inns where horses and riders stay overnight. All are small family run establishments with their own individual character. They divide roughly into village inn, country restaurant with beds and hotel with strong public bar plus facilities for residents.

 

Throughout the country as a whole, inns are closing at an alarming rate, so it is good to be able to report that here in the hills, though there have been many closures, all apart from one have reopened again.

Evening Meals

Inns have their own menus and guests choose what to eat. Evening meal cost is not included in trail prices.

Drinks

Inns are licensed premises so have a bar with a selection of beers and reasonably priced wines.

Trail Price

Prices include bed and breakfast only at inns.

Guest Houses

Throughout the hills there are many fine old stone farm houses, built in the days when a farm housed the farm workers as well as the farmer and his family. As the future of hill farming has become more uncertain many places are diversifying into tourism and related activities.

 

Staying at a guest house offers a unique experience with excellent home-cooked food. After a day in the saddle your hosts will welcome your arrival with offers of hot or cold drinks and explain where to put your horses and tack.

Evening Meals

Farms and guest houses offer a set evening meal – real home cooked food. Vegetarians and those with other special diets should let us know in advance (there is a section on the booking form for this) so that we can let your hosts know. Evening meal cost is not included in trail prices.

Drinks

Guest houses do not have an alcohol license.

Please include beverages with your luggage and we will deliver.

Trail Price

Prices include bed & breakfast only at guest houses.

Bed & Breakfasts

Bed & Breakfast accommodations offered to Freerein riders and horses are located in small towns and villages. Horses stay at a nearby field either at the B&B or within walking distance.

Evening Meals

Evening meals are taken at a local inn within easy walking distance from the B&B – usually on the doorstep. Evening meal cost is not included in trail prices.

Drinks

Bed & Breakfasts do not have an alcohol license.

Trail Price

Prices include bed and breakfast only at B&Bs.

Lunches on Trail

- Always carry emergency nibbles in case the day does not go as planned.

- No lunch costs are included in trail prices.

- On many trails riders have the option to stop for lunch at an inn.

- On others you will need packed lunches. All Freerein accommodation places are happy to provide these – but do let your hosts know that you require a packed lunch the evening before you depart.

 


 

Accommodation Payment

- All trail prices on this website include Bed & Breakfast costs only. Based on two sharing a twin or double room.

- When customers are invoiced for their holiday the B&B accommodation cost is subtracted from the total due. This cost is then paid directly to the accommodation places when you stay there.

- Single rooms are available and a supplement is paid directly to your accommodation when you stay there.

Accommodation List

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B&B

Belmont Cottage

When you first set eyes on Belmont Cottage B&B you will think “chocolate box”; the colourful hanging baskets and roses growing round the door are indicators that you are entering a delightful friendly little house. Indeed your affable host Avril Hoyle has been welcoming Freerein...

Guest House

Bettws Mill

Bettws Mill is set in its own nature reserve with ancient oak woods and riverside meadow. It is a place of peacefulness in the hill country of mid-Wales which can boast fine starlit night skies.  Your host Anne stewards the land in a way that...

Inn

Black Lion

Set in an area of naturally outstanding beauty is the truly remote village of Pontrhydfendigaid, known locally as Bont. Meaning ‘the bridge of the blessed ford’, Pontrhydfendigaid lies on the river Teifi; you will cross over the narrow hump backed bridge which spans this pretty...

Inn

Blue Bell

The Blue Bell Inn at Llangurig is a listed 16th Century building which retains many of its original features and is unusual in that it is run by local people – Liz and Dewi – who enjoy good local support. Although it is a very...

B&B

Bracken Ridge

A friendly welcome awaits at Bracken Ridge B&B. Even after a day in the saddle looking out across Wales you will be struck by the view from this B&B. It’s perched high above and looking down the Radnor Valley with Mid Wales to the west...

B&B

Brandy House

Returning Freereiners riding the six day Ithon Explorer or 8 day Catali Trail will find themselves arriving off the beaten track at Brandy House Guest House for an evening; and what a treat it is! This 20 acre smallholding built several hundred years ago is...

B&B

Bronwye

A wonderful place to stay in Builth Wells is the four star Bronwye Guest House situated overlooking the beautiful River Wye.  A warm welcome and comfortable stay is guaranteed.  Bronwye combines Victorian character with modern comfort. As the closest Visit Wales graded guest house to the Royal...

B&B

Bryndu

Bryndu is a traditional Welsh 17th Century farmhouse.  The B&B is attentively run by its owners Mary & Wayne. Experience the flavour and feel of the countryside on a working farm, close to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. You can be sure of a...

B&B

Cedars

Situated in Builth Wells, The Cedars Guesthouse is a 4-star rated guesthouse with views of the Wye Valley, free private parking and free Wi-Fi all a short walk to the shops, pubs and restaurants in town.  Each room includes freesat TV with over 200 channels,...

B&B

Chapel on The Green

The Chapel (built in 1866) and interior are full of character and has everything you need for a great stay in a beautiful part of Wales. Really close to Hay on Wye and seconds away from the river with incredible walks and wildlife. Your hosts...

B&B

Fedw

Fedw Farm is set on a hill overlooking the Edw valley and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Wales.  The building is a 16th century hunting lodge which provides 4 star accommodation all year round. Fedw can accommodate up to six...

Inn

Fforest

The Fforest Inn is located in the pretty hamlet of Llanfihangel Nant Melan. One of Wales’ oldest pubs, The Fforest Inn was originally built in the 16th century as a Drovers inn. Steeped in history and recently renovated, it still retains many of its original...

Guest House

Fishpools

Lower Fishpools is a traditional Welsh smallholding of 20 acres near the tiny hamlet of Bleddfa. A warm and friendly welcome is offered in cosy cottage accommodation amongst the peaceful surroundings of the Radnor Fforest. The grounds include the two pools that gave the house...

Inn

George Borrow

Set amongst the Cambrian Mountains, The George Borrow offers cooked breakfasts and wonderful views.  The individually designed rooms at George Borrow have private bathrooms and tea and coffee facilities. Rooms also have a TV, radio and Wi-Fi access, and many have views across the Rheidol Gorge....

Guest House

Glanoer

A warm and friendly welcome awaits from Sue and Dave at Glanoer Guest House. Positioned in a picturesque rural location near to Hundred House in its own idyllic 8 acres, it is a supurb place to stay and relax for both horses and riders alike....

B&B

Glasbury

This character cottage is in the small riverside village of Glasbury-on-Wye, just 4 miles upstream from the book town of Hay-on-Wye. Glasbury-on-Wye is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, ideally situated to explore the gloriously unspoilt moorlands and valleys of Mid Wales....

Guest House

Goblaen

Goblaen Guest House is a fantastic place to stay. Friendly hosts and great food.

Inn

Hafod

The Hafod Hotel is a sight to behold. Originally built as a hunting lodge in the 1700s it stands alongside the ‘Devils Bridge’ at the head of the dramatic waterfalls. It overlooks the spectacular wooded gorges of the Mynach and Rheidol rivers. Riders with energy...

Inn

Harp

Even after a day in the saddle looking out across Wales you will be struck by the view from this inn. The Harp Inn is perched high above and looking down the Radnor Valley with Mid Wales to the west and Herefordshire to the east....

Guest House

Laurel Bank

Abbeycwmhir (Abbey in the Long Valley) is a village situated in the centre of Wales, nestled amongst the Cambrian Mountains, in the old county of Radnorshire. It is steeped in history and natural beauty as well as being virtually undiscovered by the modern world. A...

Guest House

Little Bettws

Little Bettws Guest House, located on the western edge of the Edw Valley, is a beautiful stone building, formerly a Victorian school, dating from 1874. This tranquil and captivating place is set within its own 5 acres of grounds with the River Edw, a tributary...

Inn

Llanelwedd Arms

The Llanelwedd Arms Hotel was built in the 17th Century and is full of character with its uneven walls, wood beams and traditional Welsh craftsmanship. Here you experience a warm and friendly welcome from Kath, Eileen and staff who will make your stay pleasant and...

Guest House

Llety Ceiro

Set within a converted farm building, this relaxing countryside retreat is immersed within the peaceful surroundings of the picturesque Eleri Valley, Cardiganshire.  Llety Ceiro is just 4 miles away from Aberystwyth and 2 miles from the seaside resort of Borth, where you will be heading...

Guest House

Neuaddau

Neuaddau Guest House is a working farm, set in the remote village of Llangammarch Wells.  Sat on the hillside, Neuaddau offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Expect a warm, welcoming and comfortable stay here with delicious home cooked food.  There is a pub just...

Guest House

Newgate

In a beautiful rural setting, five miles from the iconic town of Hay-on-Wye, Newgate Farm offers accommodation for up to 6 guests and horses.  There are three attractive double bedrooms and two shared shower rooms with toilets. There are no single or twin rooms, so...

B&B

Old Mill

The Old Mill in Felinfach is a 16th Century converted corn mill, peacefully situated in its own grounds with plenty of room for the ponies to enjoy a relaxing evening amongst Shetland ponies, chicken, geese and guinea fowl. Riders also enjoy it here with its...

B&B

PwllyCwrw

PwllyCwrw – meaning pool of ale/beer pool – is a family home with a small flock of Black Welsh Mountain Sheep x Blue Texel.  The family also have 5 horses, 4 of which are homebred eventers and hunters.  It is an 18th Century building on...

Inn

Red Lion

Picturesquely situated under the steep slopes of the Radnor Forest the Red Lion has catered for more riders than any other Freerein accommodation. During that time it has built up a trade and reputation to fit the description “restaurant with rooms”. There are two cosy...

Inn

Roast Ox

This must be the hottest property in Painscastle. In the winter of 1969 it burned down under the name “Maesllwch Arms”. In the summer of 1991, under the name ”Black Ox”, it again went up in smoke. For a number of years it remained a...

Inn

Severn Arms

Situated in Penybont on the edge of the Radnor Forest not a restaurant with rooms, not a pub with accommodation, this is definitely a hotel. Lounge bar, public bar, large comfortable dining room, residents lounge, outside patio in the spacious tidily kept gardens, and, for...

B&B

The Grange

The Grange is a beautiful country house set in the foot hills of the Black Mountains, on the edge of Glasbury village just a stones throw from the River Wye and only 4 miles from the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye.   You can enjoy...

Guest House

The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage is a late Victorian property set in a quiet location in Llangurig at the heart of Wales, offering excellent quality and comfortable accommodation with a good range of guest facilities. There are four guest bedrooms: one family room, two double bedrooms and...

Inn

The Star

The Star Inn is a traditional 17th Century Drover’s Inn, offering a great selection of food, ales and wine. There are 8 en-suite bedrooms, single, twins, double, triple and family rooms. They are the highest country pub run in mid Wales, and all meat and...

Inn

The Trout

Beulah, nestled right in the heart of Wales is home to the modern and welcoming Trout Inn. Rooms here are all en-suite and comfortably sized. There is a wide choice of tasty home cooked food on offer and a good selection of wines and house...

Inn

The White Lion

If you are riding either of the adventurous Trans Cambrian routes to the coast Self Guided or Guided, then your final evening out on trail will be spent at the White Lion in Talybont. Here you are in the county of Ceredigion where Welsh is...

B&B

Wye Knot Stop

A warm and friendly welcome awaits from Sue, your host at Wye Knot Stop B&B. Amidst the vibrant window boxes and fragrant hanging baskets, this charming and well run little B&B is located in the pretty village of Llyswen, in the Upper Wye Valley. It...