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Remote Stone Country Cottage With Quite A Large Garden And Lovely Walks



Updated: 09-Aug-2016
Cottage in Rhulen, Nr. Hay-on-Wye , Powys, Wales - Quiet Backwater Hamlet On Edge Of Moorland, 10 Miles From Hay-on-wye

Rhulen is a minute hamlet about half way between Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells. Our part of the village contains a tiny 12th Century church, which has a service once a month, and four cottages, two new and two, including Bridge End, quite old – it is thought to have been built at the end of the 18th Century as a roadman’s cottage. The cottage was extended and modernised about thirty years ago and has recently been extensively redecorated. Rhulen is remote and isolated, deep in hill farming country and almost at the head of one of the valleys which run down into the Wye. The lane outside the front door sees very few cars each day, mostly tractors and not many of them. Rhulen is indescribably quiet and tranquil – except at lamb-weaning time. It lies at the foot of moorland hills watched over by circling buzzards and kites. The countryside is beautiful and it is a wonderful place to walk. The cottage has a steep garden running down to a stream.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Mary and James are retired schoolteachers and this cottage in Wales has been the place where our family spent virtually all its holidays and half terms, from the time they were very young till they left home. Now our daughters frequently take their young families to stay in their old holiday home.

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From the Owner

We were working at a school in Wiltshire and wanted a holiday home which was not more than three hours away and in a very remote area with excellent walking and scenery. In those days you would be unlikely to see more than a oouple of tractors and still there is very little traffic and the lambs in spring play in the field by our garden just the way they did all those years ago.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 123 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Painscastle at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Fishguard at 167 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Rhosgoch at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Abergavenny at 56 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M4 at 86 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Painscastle at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Newquay at 112 Kilometres Car: necessary


Nearest beach a good two hours drive away.


A car is essential for this property. Nearest airports Cardiff and Birmingham. Eight hour drive from Channel Ports.


Builth Wells 10 miles. Llandrindod Wells 11 miles. Hay-on-Wye 10 miles.

Further Details:

There are no shops close by, but a good range, including supermarkets and banks, in Builth, Hay and Llandrindod. Asda Direct will call. Good honest food in most local pubs; not a gourmet area.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    To enquire or book, please email james@flecker.com or ring on 01672 870 079. The booking will be confirmed as soon as the deposit of £50 is received and the balance should be paid no later than four weeks before arrival.

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover day is normally a Saturday and the standard booking period is a week, however we are prepared to be flexible and non-standard booking periods can be negotiated.

    Notes on prices:
    If staying for 5 nights or fewer, the charge will be £60 a night. If staying for 3 nights or fewer there will be an additional charge of £35 to cover cleaning. There is an electricity metre which takes £1 coins.
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Updated: 09-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

Peace and tranquillity. Excellent walks. The book shops of Hay-on-Wye are only 10 miles away.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fly fishing
  • hiking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom on ground floor with a bath, WC and wash basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms plus a large landing) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and a cot and a wash basin. Bedroom 2 with a double bed. Large Landing at head of stairs with two single beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Outside: Garden, mostly steep but with a flat area by the cottage, running down to a stream. Garden benches. Wood stores for wood burning stove. Utility Room: Fridge/freezer, washing machine, meat safe and large cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bed-linen and drying up cloth not included. There are blankets and duvets, but bring your own duvet covers, bottom sheets and pillowcases. Take all food etc away with you at the end of your stay. The cottage will be cleaned after you have left.

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