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Delightful Victorian hunting lodge adjoining 17th Century Welsh stone farmhouse - Old Farmhouse, sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms)



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Welsh stone cottages (2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms) in unspoiled Radnor Forest

Hidden at the top of a secluded valley in mid-Wales, these pretty stone cottages are a lovely place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in unspoiled Welsh border country at any time of the year. Our cottages are in Radnorshire, the least populated area in England and Wales. Great for walking or mountain-biking in the Radnor Forest, or just relaxing in the garden while enjoying the peace and quiet, and freedom from TV and mobiles! Further afield, explore wild Elan Valley (21miles), Offa's Dyke Path at Knighton (11miles), Llandrindod Wells Victorian spa town (14miles), Builth Wells Royal Welsh Show (21miles). Originally a medieval 'hall house', the Old Farmhouse with its 3ft thick stone walls is one of the oldest properties in the area. The Lodge was added in Victorian times as accommodation for grouse hunters. Both cottages have traditional Welsh slate floors, oak beams, and a wood-burning stove. The large shared garden has lovely views across fields to the Radnor Forest beyond.

Details for holiday cottage Old Farmhouse, sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Master bedroom with double bed, lovely south-facing views across valley. Twin bedroom with 2 single beds accessed through master bedroom. Third west-facing bedroom with double bed. Upstairs bathroom with toilet, bath with electric shower above, washbasin. Sitting room with oak beams, slate floor, woodburning stove in Inglenook fireplace (logs included in rent), dining table seats up to 12 people. Additional table and chairs in breakfast room off modern kitchen with electric oven, hobs, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine. The cottage is heated by electric night storage heaters in sitting room and on upstairs landing (cost included in rent). Additional convection heaters in each room. Picnic table and benches in shared garden. No TV, but there are lots of books and games provided at the cottage.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

The cottages are owned by siblings Alison Muldal, Chris Lock and Rossy McLaren who inherited the property from their parents, Michael and Averill Lock in about 1995. Although we are all busy working people living in different parts of England, we visit the cottages as often as we can for holidays, and for painting, gardening and 'fixing' sessions. The cottages and garden are well cared for in our absence, by our wonderful local cleaner and gardener.

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect location for a family celebration!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Old Farmhouse for a family celebration. The location is in a picture perfect setting, total tranquility with the most wonderful walks from the door. The Farmhouse is very cosy with a log burner inside and fit pit outside. The garden is a great space for the kids to run free. No TV meant a long weekend of games, talking and much laughter. Lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Farmhouse is a lovely, historic property in a secluded location within the Radnor Forest - c.1.5 miles from the main road. Its setting is idyllic, adjacent to a stud farm, fields of sheep, and a small stream. Two double bedrooms and a twin (accessed from the master double) was perfect for four adults and two children.

We had a very enjoyable few days exploring the surrounding area, including the Radnor Forest itself, and generally just relaxing away from the hustle of daily life. The absence of mobile signal and internet connection was refreshing, albeit both can be received within a few minutes' drive of the Old Farmhouse. There is also a landline phone in the property if needed.

We found the owners very helpful and responsive in booking the accommodation, and we would certainly consider returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed staying in the Old Farmhouse cottage, and that you appreciated the freedom from TV, mobile phones, and the internet! Thank you for your nice review.
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Lovely tranquil cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at this delightful cottage. So peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful wildlife. Owners who care and love the place. Cant wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We are so glad that you like our cottage.
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Rare and lovely vintage feel! Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it! Booked it at such short notice and all was done smoothly with no hustle. Family friendly cottage, good for a getaway from the busy city life! We didn't miss our mobile phones and the house is dotted with radios so we could listen to what's happening 'out there'..it was also good to know we could get mobile signal 5-10 minutes drive from the cottage. Fire stove definitely one of its best features! Clean cottage with Radnorshire forest in sight, lovely country side views and has a lovely vintage feel, furniture is well thought out. Lots of games and books and the kitchen is well stocked, with all the fancy gadgets and is a modern kitchen. Lots of blankets and a good selection of bird food stored in the house for guests to fill feeders for the birds...that really impressed me! Would recommend a drive through Élan valley not too far off as it has breath taking views! Large supermarket about 10 minutes drive from the cottage for everyday essentials. Would definitely go again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We love this cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay, this time the kids didn't even ask to bring a playstation. The stone living room (with fire) is really the central feature of the property and we had some great nights talking by the fire, singing and relaxing. The walks from the door are easy (ish) and offer access to wonderful countryside from the first step out. Looking forward to more trips in the near future. The ground offer loads of space for kids and adults to play, relax and enjoy the peace.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just the right thing

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days at the Old Farmhouse in August with our daughter and her husband (both from UK). We were looking for a historic farmhouse in a rural quite setting, preferably close to some forests, with a cosy fire lit warm lounge for those lovely family discussions, an outside campfire setting where we could enjoy a 'under the stars' BBQ while surrounded by only farm/forest night sounds, and of course a silence induced content sleep. Well we found that all here at the Old Farmhouse - Just the right thing!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The Lodge Cottage and Old Farmhouse has been in our family since 1968, when my parents bought the property from the Forestry Commission in order to escape from their busy working lives and civilization. Over the years, we have lovingly renovated the cottages whilst maintaining their traditional features and character, so as to be able to offer other people the chance to stay in well-appointed self-catering holiday accommodation in the delightfully secluded Cwmygerwyn valley.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Hundred House Inn, Bleddfa at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Knighton at 9.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hundred House Inn, Bleddfa at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary

Walking and mountain-biking trails start from the cottage front door. Or walk the Offa's Dyke National Trail or Glyndwr's Way National Trail at Knighton (9 miles).


Nearest train stations: Llanbister Rd (4 miles), Dolau (4 miles), Knighton (9 miles). There is no public transport to the cottage.


Bleddfa (Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit): 1.5 miles

Knighton (Offa's Dyke Centre): 9 miles

Llandrindod Wells (Victorian spa town): 14 miles

Rhayader and Elan Valley (mountains, reservoirs, spectacular dams): 21 miles

Builth Wells (Royal Welsh Show): 21 miles

Ludlow (castle and historic town): 28 miles

Hay on Wye (literary festival, 2nd hand books): 39 miles

Brecon Beacons: 41 miles

Further Details:

Bleddfa (1.5miles) has good food at the newly renovated and friendly Hundred House Inn. Note: closed for renovation summer 2015 - check website https://hundredhousebleddfa.wordpress.com/ The Bleddfa Centre is a gallery exhibiting work of local artists and craftsmen (closed summer 2015). You will be able to find most things you might need in Knighton (9miles), which has a range of shops including the wonderful Harry Tuffins supermarket, or in Llandrindod Wells (14miles) which has a Tesco supermarket.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a £50 deposit for each cottage to confirm the booking, with the balance due 1 month before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Saturday - for weekly bookings. Arrive after 3pm, and leave by 11am on date of departure. We also take short (minimum 3 nights) mid-week and weekend bookings during off-peak times of year.

Notes on prices:
25% discount on cost of Lodge Cottage rent, if you rent both cottages together.
Rent is reduced by £12 per booking, if you bring all your own bed linen and towels.
Midweek and weekend short breaks - contact owner for price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1: Room with double bed and views across fields to the Radnor Forest. Bedroom 2: Room with double bed. Bedroom 3: Room with two single beds, accessed through Bedroom 1.


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Perfect for larger family groups and friends, the Lodge Cottage and the Old Farmhouse can be connected via the door (normally locked) between the Lodge Cottage sitting room and the Old Farmhouse porch. Sleeps up to 12 when both cottages rented together. Linen and towels for the master bedroom in each cottage are included in the rent. Linen and towels for additional beds charged at £12/double bed, £10/single bed. The spacious lawn in the enclosed garden, makes the cottages perfect for children of all ages. Pets allowed by prior arrangement. Outside: There is a large enclosed lawn shared by both cottages, which is great for children (and dogs) to run around in safely. A little gate takes you out of the garden to a bridleway through several fields and then up into the Radnor Forest. Picnic tables and garden benches have been provided for the use of occupants of both cottages to enjoy the view down the Cwmygerwyn valley, with just ravens, buzzards, and the birds at our feeders for company.

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