Surrounded by forest and farmland it is reached by a quiet road from Guilsfield to Meifod.
Meifod, the 'halfway dwelling' is a large community geographically and one with a long history.
The village, once having a blacksmith, wheelwright, butcher, tailor, draper and three inns is now served by a church, post office, pub, two garages and a thriving school.
Meifod sits in a wide valley which carries the Afon Efyrnwy, the River Vyrnwy, flowing from south west to north east. The valley supports fertile farm land and is overlooked by Broniarth Hill, Dyffryn Hill and Allt y Main at 365 m.
Nearby Mathrafal is said to be the ancient seat of the Princes of Powys who vyed for power with the Norman Marcher Lords.
Welshpool is 7 miles distant: there can be found the terraced gardens of Powys Castle and the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway offering a leisurely ride across the hills of Montgomeryshire.
Slightly further afield are Lake Vyrnwy, eleven miles in circumference, supplying water to Liverpool, 70 miles distant; Pistyll Rhaeadr, a noted waterfall, Pennant Melangell a remote peaceful church and shrine, and the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, demonstrating practical solutions to the environmental problems of the day.