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Just 500yds Glyndwrs way, 7ml Lake Vyrnwy,10mins walk Pub and Cafe/shop



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
One bedroom character Studio apartment with fabulous hill views and Games room

Character stone barn conversion in extensive landscaped gardens of 17th c farm house, with stunning views. There is a double bed room and shower room. Front entrance hall, open plan sitting room / dining area. Kitchen with all new facilities including electric cooker with grill, combination microwave/oven, fridge, washing machine, and iron + board. TV ('smart')with free-sat. and Wi-Fi access to superfast broad band. Towels and bed linen provided. Normal condiments, plus a small supply of 'start-up' groceries can be arranged.

Full range of local OS maps for reference. Baggage transfer available, collection from station.

Parking, storage for bikes/ canoes. Use of fabulous gardens, summerhouse and various garden seating areas. Barn studio and Games Room for kit maintenance, art and crafts, table tennis, skipping, aerobics, music listening and practice. Has tables, chairs and arm chairs, exercise matting, radio/CD player. Kettle, heater etc.

Outside : There are loungers for use in the summerhouse or in one of the many secluded garden seating areas.

Swing-ball, lawned areas for informal ball games and badminton, and seated areas for reading/writing and drawing/ painting. Wonderful views of the hills and valleys.

Bike/canoe storage, by arrangement.

Walking distance of Pub/restaurant, Café and shop. Possibility of escorted local walks by arrangement. Many outdoor pursuits within easy distance. and un-spoilt coast line scattered with charming seaside resorts approx. 25miles away. Recently the completion of a long distance cycle path plus nearby top ranking mountain bike courses/centers meaning the serious enthusiast can really be challenged.

The area is renowned for wild life, in particular the range of birds including the Red Kite, Buzzards, Skylark etc. The RSPB center at Lake Vyrnwy have 'viewing hides' are daily record sighting's.

There are more extreme sports such as zip-wire riding, rock and mountain climbing, kayaking, canoeing and quad bike riding all in reasonable distance.

For those seeking a more relaxed break; try the Harmony Healing and therapy centre, or a Spa treatment at Lake Vyrnwy hotel. Alternatively there are art galleries and practising artists nearby. Please enquire for details of events nearby for your stay.

Languages: We have a reasonable level of French and some German, which may help some holidaymakers.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Speaks English, French, German

11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Ames, Iowa

Great and memorable stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is a quaint and very cozy cottage in the midst of some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. We loved our stay. Wales is great. We had everything we needed and Guy and Jennie are the best. Very much enjoyed talking with them. Enjoyed Bob the dog as well. Be sure and eat at the Cann Office pub nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cosy cottage in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage with lovely, friendly hosts.

Very clean and well equipped with all you would need.

Very peaceful with stunning views and gardens.

separate games room/art/craft space. Also nearby local attractions lake Vyrnwy, Powys castle and wales highest waterfall.

We had a wonderful short break, the cottage is well equipped and cosy that you wouldn't need to venture out, has beautiful gardens.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely little haven

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is adorable, the gardens amazing & the art studio was my little taste of paradise in the evenings - taking me back to my days before the kids when I used to while away the hours drawing (back when I had the time)!

Jennie & Guy live in the cottage next door & were there when we arrived to give us a few hints on places to visit & although they were there all week if we needed anything (which we didn't) they left us alone to enjoy the peace & quiet. There was a local pub, cafe & shop just a 10 mins walk away (albeit down a steep hill so it was uphill to get back) but if I did have to be critical of one thing, which it pains me to do, it's that it is a bit 'out in the sticks' so to go anywhere decent on a day trip, we found we were having to drive at least an hour each day. But it was well worth it when we went to Aberystwyth to catch the steam train to Devil's Bridge to see the waterfall (that walk isn't for the infirm or elderly by the way, as it's a very challenging treck) and back again. Also Barmouth is nice, as is Powys Castle.

My only criticism of the cottage itself is that it has a washing machine but nowhere to hang the washing out - no washing line or clothes horse. So we had our washing on the backs of chairs and the banisters for a couple of days. In the end we decided to take the rest of our laundry home with us instead. A little fault on what is otherwise a gorgeous little cottage I wished I could pack in my suitcase & bring home with me!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely place, perfect starting point to explore the region

  • 5 of 5

Guy and Jennie are extremely friendly and supportive. We stayed with them in their cozy cottage for a week and started exploring South Wales and Snowdonia from here. The cottage has everything you need for a perfect breakout including the hospitality and warm welcome from Guy and Jennie. A perfect stay which we warmly recommend!

Susanne & Michael from Berlin, Germany

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property in a wonderful location with excellent customer care from the owners

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time with Owners Direct and was a great find. The owners Guy and Jennie have created a superb annex to their lovely cottage which is completely self contained and furnished to a very high standard. We were made to feel very welcome and the scones and jam on arrival was a nice touch.

The location is on a quiet lane just outside Llangadfan. There was not much passing traffic when we were there and the only sounds we heard were the birds and the odd bleat from the lambs in the field opposite.

The garden is

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really great short break

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting. Best feature is the beautiful garden with the chance to relax and read in the Summerhouse. Very helpful owners with lots of knowledge and recommendations of local area. Would definitely visit again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : 8 mins walk at 0.75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : welshpool at 14 Miles Nearest Train : welshpool at 17 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 8 mins walk at 0.75 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Barmouth at 29 Miles Car: recommended

Canoeing and kayaking is available/hire locally. Off road Carriage driving/riding/ cycling events are held on the purpose built courses on the forested mountain-side. Amazing hillside/open access walking for moderate level and above, plus local weekly ramblers meetings can be checked for your stay. There is a famous shrine to St Melangell in a church hidden in a most heavenly valley nearby. This is close to the highest waterfall in Wales; the Pistyll Rhaeadr.

Railway enthusiasts will find four amazing steam routes within a reasonable radius. Bird watchers have the RSPB reserve at lake Vyrnwy to check sightings and meet with other watchers.

For those needing to unwind, there is a Harmony holistic therapy center just a few miles across the valley.


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking in : Arrival time 3pm onwards. Property will be clean, and bed made up. Guests are asked to leave it clean. The café is open till 4pm most days for breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea. Meals are available all day at the local pub. Both are less than 1/2 mile. A table reservation can be arranged if required. Small shop of provisions can be provided with 72hrs notice. Pay by cash on arrival.

Please vacate cottage by 10am on departure date, leaving linen on bed and towels in shower cubicle.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 25 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Modern fitted shower room, basin and lavatory. Character room with feature stone alcove, latch door and sunken lighting. Towels and shower mat provided


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Character beamed mezzanine in stone byre conversion with pine low profile double bed. Pretty feature gallery staircase to front entrance hall. Linen provided. Bed made up on arrival. (Possible use of ensuite double room in main house for up to 2 additional guests)


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • It is possible to accommodate a small child in the adult sleeping area. Child safety gate available for stairs. 4 steps down and a low gradient slope from car parking to the Old Byre.

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