Visitors to this part of Wales are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit and things to do. Just down the road is Powis Castle, with its magnificent and much-celebrated gardens. With spectacular clipped yews, rare and tender plants, an orangery and a woodland wilderness, the gardens themselves are a joy to behold. Just as impressive is the castle, sitting loftily above the garden terraces, high on a rocky outcrop.
Steam railway enthusiasts will be delighted by the Llanfair-Welshpool Light Railway, which offers a 16-mile round trip journey between Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion. This is a narrow gauge railway, which allows the trains to tackle tight bends and steep gradients, making the ride quite an adventure, especially up the famously-steep Golfa Bank!
Less than five miles from Moat Farm, the charming village of Berriew is one of the most picturesque places in Wales. Famous for its traditional black and white cottages, the village draws in visitors from near and far, who come to wander the historic streets and sit by the pretty riverside. With several pubs and cafes in the village, Berriew makes an excellent choice for a gentle afternoon trip.
The town of Welshpool itself is well worth visiting. Just four miles from the border with England, Welshpool has a rich history dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries. From the 16th century timber-framed buildings of the High Street to the Red Lion Flannel Factory and Warehouse, the town teems with architectural gems and historic buildings. The Town Wharf is a pleasant place to watch the boats sail by, and the Powysland Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history and heritage of the town and surrounding area.
Food lovers have plenty to choose from, when it comes to restaurants and cafes in Welshpool and the surrounding area. From traditional pub food at places like The Oak Inn at nearby Guilsfield, fine dining at The Nags Head, The Royal Oak, The Cornstore, through to award-winning modern European dining at The Upper Rectory in Berriew, there is something to suit all tastes and all budgets all within distance.
For the ultimate sightseeing experience, why not take a helicopter trip to view the magnificent Mid Wales countryside from the air? Flying high over castles, lakes and rolling hills, this would be a truly breathtaking way to see the region, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Trips are available from Welshpool Aerodrome, which is located close by.
With so much on offer locally, for both the adventurous visitor and the more relaxed holidaymaker, Moat Farm really is the perfect base to enjoy a fabulous Mid Wales holiday.