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A Peaceful Hideaway With Stunning Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom One Ensuite, Separate Bathroom Stone Cottage With Views Over Valley

2 double bedrooms upstairs, one en-suite. Downstairs there is an additional bathroom with shower and bath, lounge and kitchen. The kitchen has electric cooker, fridge, plenty of storage, and seating for four. The lounge is heated by a log/multi fuel burner. Electric heaters in every room. Small entrance lobby for coats, boots etc. Garden picnic table to enjoy the views. WiFi available. Parking for 2 cars.


Owner
John Daniels
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
31 July, 2017

About John Daniels

I am an animal/wildlife photographer and run photographic workshops from the cottage in the spring. Based in Dunsfold, Surrey I travel extensively to take images which are published in books, magazines etc.

John Daniels purchased this cottage in 2009

Why John Daniels chose Wales

I bought this property from friends who were also keen bird and nature lovers. I had stayed there several times and when the opportunity came to purchase it I jumped at the chance to own this beautiful cottage. The bird feeders are topped up regularly by our neighbours and since 1991 76 different species of birds have been recorded there.

What makes this cottage unique

Stunning views over the peaceful valley. The cottage sits in a one acre wildlife garden with a stream.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llanidloes in Powys

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The ensuite bathroom has a heated towel rail, vanity unit, electric heater, and bath with shower attachment. The downstairs bathroom has a heated towel rail, pedestal basin, bath with electric shower and shower screen
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom I has an en suite bathroom plus a built in wardrobe, a built in cupboard., bedside unit and flat screen TV. Bedroom 2 has a bedside unit, wardrobe, two chairs and chest of drawers
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

Reviews

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A Peaceful Hideaway With Stunning Views
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, cosy cottage with fantastic views of the welsh countryside. We chose this cottage for its secluded location and the wildlife and it lived up to our expectations and more. We are very keen wildlife watchers and photographers, John had left us a long list of what we might be lucky enough to see during our stay and I can honestly say we saw most of them including woodpeckers, siskins, redpoll, bullfinch, red kite, buzzard, sparrow hawk, warblers as well as all the usual garden birds. There was also voles, rabbits squirrels and a hare.

But the highlight of the week has to be watching a little field mouse carrying huge leaves from the undergrowth to its hole in the lawn a few feet away from us. We were also privileged to be visited by 2 hedgehogs on most nights.

We were also extremely lucky with the weather which was warm and sunny for most of the week, in fact even the birds did a bit of sunbathing.

Now back to the cottage, it is spotlessly clean with comfortable sofa and bed. The kitchen is well equipped and with the view onto the garden it is a pleasure to wash up while watching the birds flitting about in front of the window.

Please don't make us go home tomorrow

We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant get-away-from-it-all cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at John's cottage. Andy the farmer and co. were brilliant and we ❤'d the peace and quiet. I'm very allergic to burning coal but love a wood fire - John was super nice to ensure the coal was all cleaned out for us which meant we were nice and toasty in the evenings :) . Will definitely be back. Thanks again John!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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COSY COMFORT.

  • 4 of 5

This is a relaxing, comfortable cottage in a delightful location. Spent a peaceful few days here in a suprisingly sunny October ! We didn't even venture beyond the garden as had just wanted to rest and relax and already know the are quite well.

The cottage was warm ( despite having a beyond owners control 3 hour power cut one morning !) and well equipped. Watching numerous birds is always entertaining.

The only things that could be improved is an updated internet that was quicker and more reliable and a better TV in the sitting room. What is it with holiday cottages that have ancient televisions ?!

We would love to stay again and experience a different time of year there.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

lovely cottage in an amazing position with extensive walking from the front door

  • 4 of 5

what a fab place to stay. the owner has taken great care to make this feel like a home from home and in such a beautiful and peaceful location too.

the nearest town LLanidloes is only 10 minutes away and very nice with not bad pubs, a good supermarket and various shops but there is nothing within walking distance. you need a car unless you are serious about hill cycling. amazing weather just made it better.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage, lovely views, clean and well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Really quiet location in lovely setting. Walks from the door onto the hillside and Glyndwr's Way, and plenty of attractive circular walks within a 30 minute drive of the cottage, on hillsides, by streams and near reservoirs. Tourists well catered for in the Elan valley and at the Gilfach nature reserve; limited elsewhere and signposting and maintenance of footpaths was sometimes poor.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Quiet cottage in gorgeous Welsh countryside

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just what we needed and what we expected of it.

It is situated in a quiet corner of the hills between Llanidloes and Rhayader. We enjoyed the stunnig views from the garden and went walking on Glyndwr's Way. The location is very secluded, which we found very restful.

The cottage itself had everything we needed, even quite reliable Wifi, and was spotlessly clean.

An added bonus were the birds: they are fed regularly so we had our daily visit of a woodpecker, several jays, chaffinches, etc.etc. as well as rabbits and squirrels.

Andy Owen, the neighbour who takes care of the practicalities, was most helpful.

I would certainly recommend Cwmbys to anyone who needs a restful time in a beautiful spot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Car: necessary

The cottage is secluded and quiet being situated at the end of a track. The Elan Valley & Gigrin Kite feeding centre at Rhayader are about 25 minutes away, Gilfach nature reserve is 20 minutes away and several other nature reserves are close to Newtown. For walkers the cottage is on the Glyndwr's way

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Llanidloes, United Kingdom

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
 
high summer
30 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
September
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
October
2 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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