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A Peaceful Hideaway With Stunning Views

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


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.

John Daniels
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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 Llanidloes

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llanidloes in Powys

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


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A Peaceful Hideaway With Stunning Views
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Delightful, secluded cottage

  • 4 of 5

We were very comfortable, and warm, despite a day of snow. We enjoyed the details about the history of the cottage which made it clear how much care the owners had given to make it attractive, both inside and out. The owner's interest in birds was an added, unexpected, pleasure as we were able to watch masses of birds each day as they descended onto the feeders outside the kitchen window. There were good walks in the area and many places of interest to visit. I would recommend the cottage to those who enjoy a secluded location and can cope with mud in wet weather. Those who don't use sat navs (us!) would welcome better information on how to find the cottage; the information was provided in the cottage, but not in advance.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in quiet location with all that you need to have a restful break.

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to heavy snow but the owner called to make sure that we had enough food. The cottage was warm and the addition of fresh flowers was lovely. Definitely ' far from the madding crowd'.We saw so many different species of birds in the garden, rabbits and pheasants. Locally the Red Kite centre and the Hefren Forest were well worth visiting.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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On a world quest

Wow! What a view and what a great place

  • 5 of 5

Beverly and i stayed at Johns Hideaway for an extended stay in Wales. I kept saying to myself after we returned to John's after a day's outing "there's no place like home".

We felt right at home the minute we walked into the house. Very comfortable and homey.

The extras are the wonderful, tranquil view out front, the wildlife and birds because of John's passion as a wild life photograher. He has feeders which we filled daily and we saw countless amounts of birds, rabbits. pheasants and a constant influx of activity all day.

The house is so comfortable, warm and the kitchen allowed us many great meals.

John was very helpful getting us settled and his housekeeper Mandy was great about making sure all was in order.

I will not forget my time in Wales and thank you John for sharing your incredible hideaway.

It was quiet and peaceful. Just what we wanted.

Mitch Barrett

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 12-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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  • 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: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Llanidloes, United Kingdom

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June & July 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
29 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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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