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200 Year Od Luxury Converted Chapel Looking Over Builth Castle And The River Wye

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beautiful character cottage located in the heart of Mid Wales with everywhere in Wales accessible. . The beautiful market town of Builth Wells is home of the Royal Welsh Showground and is the perfect centre for any visit to the area boasting the wonderous river Wye meandering through it. The best place to stay in Builth is the 200 year old Dan-y-Castell, situated underneath the Castle Motte and a minute's level walk form the town centre and close to the Royal Welsh Showground and River Wye. A warm and comfortable stay is guaranteed. Dan-y-Castell holiday cottage is a totally refurbished 3 bedroom chapel, built, at least partially, from the remains of the old castle and combines stained glass windows, oak floors, stone arches and open fires with modern comfort such as full central heating. We are really proud of the cottage and know that you will love it too, because of the high quality, unique location and value of this beautiful cottage.

Easy flat walk to shops, pubs and restaurants yet peaceful and with views over the castle. Experience the best of all worlds!

More Details

Owner
Adrian & Lorna Foster
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Adrian & Lorna Foster

Lorna and Adrian Foster own Bronwye, the premier Guest House in Builth Wells, which is located 500 yards away so we are alsways on hand to offer, help and advise. We previously ran a wonderful old pub for 10 years located 6 miles from Builth. We love the area, its friendly and beautiful and with lots to do.

Adrian & Lorna Foster purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Adrian & Lorna Foster chose Powys and Brecon Beacons

Dan-y-Castell offers the best of all worlds. It looks out over the castle motte and feels like you are in the countryside, yet with in a short walk there is a large selection of pubs, restaurants,cinema, theatre and shops. Builth Wells is beautiful with Britains favourite river, The Wye, meandering through it where otters, kingfishers and heron are often seen in the town itself! Builth is also the ideal place to discover the whole of Wales because of its central location and good road and rail connections (the heart of Wales railway is one of the most beautiful in Britain)

What makes this cottage unique

Stay in a converted chapel, with stone arched door ways, stained glass windows and wooden floors yet sympathetically converted to offer luxury and character

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Builth Wells in Powys

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath with Shower with separate controls
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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200 Year Od Luxury Converted Chapel Looking Over Builth Castle And The River Wye
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

What a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 great nights at this great Converted Chapel, easy access to the town and some great walks and a short drive to further points of interest and walks.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff, really glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for leaving it so tidy.
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5

Comfortable and convenient for all local amenities

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. The garden is pretty and the views are stunning. We loved being able to relax in front of the open fire after a long walk. Gorgeous.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy!
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5

Lovely cottage, cannot fault it

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family xmas staying in the cottage, with three great days walking in the waterfalls & hills of the Brecon Beacons and playing games & cards in the evenings by the open fireplace. Our group consisted of 3 adults, 2 older teens & a medium sized dog and there was plenty of room. As the other reviews have already said, its a great home-from-home with all the facilities you'd need and the owners have thought of everything to make it a comfortable stay. If you are worried that it might be cold staying in a converted chapel over winter don't be, it was lovely and warm with both central heating and an open fire. Definitely recommended, but do be aware that if you are planning on walking in the Beacons that the drive takes longer than it looks on a map !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad you enjoyed your Christmas at Dan-y-Castell despite the weather. Thank you very much for your lovely review and hopefully we will see you again in the future Have a lovely new year! cheers Adrian & Lorna
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5

A beautifully decorated cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage just a couple of minutes away from the centre of Builth Wells and an easy walk to the show ground. It is immaculate inside and has all the home comforts - dishwasher, washing machine, central heating, an open fire and a fantastic power shower plus you can park your car right outside. Extremely comfortable and cosy, and there was even a bottle of wine and a Christmas tree with chocolate decorations to welcome us. The owners are just around the corner and were extremely friendly and helpful and we would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are so glad you loved the cottage depite the horrible weather. Hopefully we will see you again next year
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4

Nice warm retreat.

  • 4 of 5

Convenient for walking into town, close to the Cinema. Nice and warm once the boiler time-clock had been reset to GMT. Kept us dry while it rained almost constantly during our stay.

NB Door into the lounge needs lifting as we all had difficulty opening it with it dragging on the floor.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We have raised the ancient arched door as per your comments. Hope to see you again and may the sun be with you! Cheers Adrian
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5

Beautiful Wales

  • 5 of 5

we stay at least twice a year and love it, its clean, homely everything is there for you, have had our daughter stay with us she loved it, and many of our friends.we would recommend it to anyone,the description was perfect. Nice shops in the town and only a few minutes walk. we will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks sue for your lovely review. Look forward to seeing you next year!
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Fountain
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Fishguard
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Builth Wells GC
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Builth Rd Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Metres
A483
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
The Lion Hotel
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Aberystwyth
Car: recommended

River Wye

Royal Welsh Show Ground

Elan Valley

Wye Valley Walk

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Builth Wells, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£495
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£595
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All linen is supplied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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