With a charming, open-plan living area and impressive vaulted ceiling, this property has a cosy woodburner and French windows leading to an attractive, decked area making this a great property in both winter and summer. This stone and timber clad barn conversion is a wonderful 19th century property set in the owner's 14-acre smallholding on the edge of the rural village of Llanafan Fawr. Just six miles from Builth Wells, this cottage has been expertly renovated to provide the perfect blend of original features and modern amenities with one double bedroom. For those looking to holiday with their horse, the owner of this property offers on-...site stabling facilities, making it an ideal base for anyone looking to trek through the nearby mountains.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel, power & starter pack of wood for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Stabling for horses (to be pre-arranged with owner). Enclosed garden with decked patio area, summerhouse, ornamental pond, garden furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Due to the pond, this property accepts babes-in-arms only.
Region: Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.
Town: Peacefully situated amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, the rural village of Llanafan Fawr is home to an old church and Powys' oldest pub, The Red Lion, which serves fine, traditional fare. Set in the slopes of the Llanafan Valley and within easy distance of the equally beautiful Wye Valley, the surrounding countryside is renowned for its walking and mountain biking opportunities, though it also provides an excellent backdrop for fishing and bird-watching along the Wye and Irfon rivers. Builth Wells is also within easy driving distance and this picturesque market town provides a variety of interesting crafts stores and many collectors' fairs. The annual Royal Welsh Show is hosted in the town every July and is a colourful, fascinating fete. The Brecon Beacons National Park and the spectacular Black Mountains are easy to reach from the area, making this an ideal place for people looking to enjoy the outdoor life or simply relax against this stunning backdrop.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 03/20/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Solar Shar
Beautifully presented, everything you need, stunning location. Loved all the animals !
Rob & Jo
A calm unwind
Left on 10/03/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Rob & Jo
The cottage had all we needed and the owners allowed us to unwind and relax and admire the beautiful surroundings
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Peta
Had a great time and the hosts were lovely. The log burner is brilliant to snuggle up to on the cold nights. Will definitely be booking again.
Terry & Jean Lawrence
Terrington St Clement
Left on 09/20/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Terry & Jean Lawrence
A fantastic cottage in a great location. The views were amazing with lots of red kites and woodpeckers flying close by. The cottage was spotlessly clean with all mod cons. Our hosts Liz and Robert were very friendly and helpful, not forgetting Joan who helped to make our stay unforgettable. The welcome breakfast gift and flowers came as a lovely surprise. To sum up - peaceful, welcoming, relaxing and an ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside. We had a brilliant week.
Lovely Cottage Lovely Location
Left on 05/21/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Richard
Very pleasent hosts on site. Well equiped clean tidy cottage. Great location for wild life and walking, got up the first morning to see a Red Kite soaring above. Limited places to eat out is the only downside.
A lovely Welsh retreat
Left on 12/08/2009 for a stay in May 2008 | Jean
A beautiful cottage with the friendly owners house
next to it. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and the
views were really gorgeous. We had a lovely time.
Practically perfect in every way!
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Mary Poppins
The "cottage" was beautifully furnished and had everything in it that we could want for our stay. The welcome pack awaiting us was much appreciated. It was in an idyllic location - and if you love animals, this is the place for you - if we could have fitted all the menagerie in our car, we would have taken them all home with us. We were made to feel very welcome and very much "part of the family". It was a great base to explore Wales - and we were blessed with glorious weather. There were two fab pubs nearby so we were spoilt for choice - no need to fire up the oven except for breakfast, which we enjoyed eating outside on the decking, taking in the wonderful landscape on our doorstep.
peaceful friendly welcoming
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in May 2008 | the gregorys
the cottage was as described . the owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful. the extras on arrival were much appreciated.
the cottage was beautiful, furnishings and decor of the highest finish.
the location was a little out of the way , but this is what we wanted and expected.
the ducks coming for breakfast each morning was a lovely touch .
we would visit again with pleasure.
a great long weekend
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Neil
The cottage was perfect as was the location and the animals and wildlife made even better.The surounding area was fantastic and we WILL return.We can only say thankyou to our hosts from our hearts.
Neil and Eve
Getting back to nature
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Derek Holland
Location, location, location! It feels like you're in the middle of nowhere. Just a couple of farms in the distance. Wildlife all around you... woodpeckers, kites, ducks, horses. It's what made the holiday. The family were very friendly and were always on hand with good local knowledge, and the accomodation they provided was finished to a high standard. The woodburner was the finishing touch - needed, even in July! My only issue was with the close proximity of their front door to our property and the lack of any real privacy, something that wasn't made clear in the advertisement.
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