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Cosy, Traditional Farm Cottage Set High In The Hills Of Powys

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Cottage in Abermule, Newtown, Powys, Wales - Remote, Rural Retreat With Exhilarating Views, Ideal For Walkers And Those Wanting Peace And Quiet

This oak-framed 16th Century hilltop farmhouse, set in the midst of farm land, offers unrivalled panoramic views across the rolling hills of Powys. Perfect for a peaceful, rural getaway, the cottage couldn't be more secluded. The only neighbours here are the farm animals, sheep, lambs and some cattle who tended, to by the local farmer. The house and land is very dog friendly, as long as the dogs are sheep friendly! There are bridle paths across the land and dogs should be kept on leads while on the farm. This is wonderful walking country, across the farm's own land and beyond. Its a 2 mile ramble to the local village and pub, and is close to the charming town of Montgomery, as well as Powys Castle, and Offas Dyke. Further afield are the peaks and valleys of Snowdonia, Plynlimon and the coast which can be easily explored by car. Being so central, it makes an ideal base to visit much of Wales, from the Brecon Beacons to Caernarfon Castle.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are two sisters whose family originate from this part of the world. We holidayed here as children with our grandparents and now our grandchildren are enjoying all that this very special place has to offer.

Driving up the track to "Penc" you feel on top of the world, literally.

We have many visitors who return year after year and we hope that you too will have a lovely time.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We had a really memorable time, the cottage was wonderful, even better than the photos and description suggested. The weather was lovely and we enjoyed hills, waterfalls, lakes, peace and quiet.” - AUG‘13



"We all agreed that the cottage was a terrific place, the views, the birds, the rabbits – and the wonderful cottage itself: the fire place (it was cold and we used it both evenings), the remarkably comfy chairs, the WiFi (great service!) and the whole feel of the cottage." - JUNE ‘13



"We had a fantastic week, the positioning and surroundings were just spectacular. We packed in quite a lot during our week. We hired a canal boat for a day down from Abergavenny, wobbled our way through Go Ape at Coed-y-Brenin, painting china in Stoke and walked to the Lion at Berriew for Sunday lunch. We had a lovely time in Ludlow and Powis Castle and finished off climbing Snowdon. Tim and I had some lovely runs across the top and it was just lovely being up there soaking in the views." – JUNE‘13
Jan 2013
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7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

A Peaceful Cottage with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Pencaenion has the most wonderful position, perched on the top of a hill with amazing views over the mid-Wales countryside.

If you want to escape from a busy life this is the place to stay.

There are plenty of good walks from the cottage and lots of interesting places to visit a short drive away.

We definitely hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cosy cottage in idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal place for us - we were after some calm and space, our children could run wild in the garden, surrounded by sheep, there are lovely walks around the cottage with spectacular views and the cottage itself is cosy. We just wish we could have stayed a few more days.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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wirral
5

little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

hi this place is like having your own small farm way up in the hills slightly remote, but so very tranquil no traffic noise not even a very distant wail of a motorcycle. it was heaven for us and the dogs so much walking space, we spent a lot of time out side, watching the clouds fill the lower valleys of an evening,then the sunsets and stars, with a bottle of wine.then to retire to the log fire. so glad for digital cameras would of spent a fortune on film with the old 35mm., i felt very much at peace morning or midnight would be great with friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam
5

27 July 2014

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, quiet spot literally in the middle of nowhere with breathtaking views in all directions. Ideal for children because they can run free and explore the surroundings to their hearts' content, there being no traffic, no neighbours, only lots (and lots) of sheep. The cottage was clean, well-maintained and there was lots of room for the kids on the few times it rained. There are a number of free or inexpensive attractions not too far away, eg. the river (for mucking about on) at Berriew and the excellent unspoilt beach at Aberdovey. We didn't want to go home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage in a unique location, would highly recommend to all who love walking and peace and quite. Log burner was great for colder evenings and the cottage was very homely. Wi-Fi was a bonus for the teenagers to remain in contact with the outside world !!. Buzzards, lambs and great scenery, could not ask for any more.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and the amazing views from all around lived up to the pictures and description on the website. I enjoyed a whole week of peace and quiet, and enjoyed some very picturesque walks right from the doorstep, that's when I did feel the need to venture out further afield. The cottage had everything. It was cosy and comfortable with it's traditional country furnishings, a log burner with a plentiful supply of coal and logs, tv's in both living rooms and one of the biggest DVD collections I've ever seen in a hire cottage. The wifi was a welcome addition too. This was my 2nd visit to the cottage and I can't wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

There is lots to see and do in this beautiful part of Wales including walking, cycling, golf, horse riding and fishing. There are castles to explore and pretty towns to visit.

The lovely sandy beaches of Aberdovey and Borth are about 45 miles away. Both are blue flag.

Travel:

Pencaenion is off the A483 between Newtown and Welshpool. A car is essential. Further details and directions will be provided after booking.

Distances:

Nearest Post office and Stores at Abermule: 2.5mls.

Bettws Cedewain: 2mls.

Newtown: 5.5mls.

Welshpool and Powys Castle: 11mls.

Shrewsbury: 32mls.

Llandrindod Wells 32mls.

Ludlow: 32mls

Snowdonia National Park: 58mls.

Coast at Barmouth:55mls

Further Details:

Newtown is the nearest town, with railway station and supermarkets, leisure centre, museums and theatre. Newtown and Welshpool both have markets. Village shops in Abermule and Montgomery. Bunners in Montgomery is worth a special visit and the Castle Kitchen is good for coffee and treats. The pubs in Berriew and Bettws Cedewain serve food. Centrally located in Wales it makes a great base for exploring. It is also remote, excellent for walkers and close to the Cambrain mountains and Elan valley cycle routes.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 9
31 Oct 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£290
for 7 nights
£290
 
 
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£375
for 5 nights
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£75
 
 
February mid-term
11 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
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£60
 
 
Rate 1
4 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
From
£50
 
 
Easter Holidays
9 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
From
£65
 
 
Rate 2
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
From
£60
 
 
Rate 3
28 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
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£65
 
 
Rate 4
5 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
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£65
 
 
Rate 5
16 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
From
£70
 
 
Rate 6
4 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
From
£60
 
 
Rate 7
2 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£275
for 5 nights
From
£55
 
 
October mid-term
22 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
From
£65
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit to confirm a booking and the balance 6 weeks before your holiday. We have prices for less than a week if required and if available. Payments should be made via the online payment system on this site.

Bed Linen:
Please let us know upon booking if bed linen is required. There is a £10 charge per bed for this which should be left in cash at the end of your stay for the cleaner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday. Guests are asked to leave by 10am to give time for a thorough cleaning before new guests arrive at 3 pm.

Notes on prices:
Other days or times by special arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Upstairs bathroom: bath with shower over, wash-basin, toilet and airing cupboard.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Cottage style bedrooms. Double bedroom with double bed, dressing table, small wardrobe and drawers. Single bedroom with large single bed, dressing table, wardrobe and cot. Twin room with 2 single beds, dressing table and drawers. Electric radiators.

Outside

  • Terrace ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house itself is reached via a steep farm track which can be icy in the winter. It is cosy, traditionally furnished, and of half-timbered wood construction. This is not five star luxury, but simple country comfort. Water is supplied from its own well, and rather than central heating there is a log burning stove to warm up the evenings. For people who enjoy the simple things in life, and love peace, quiet and nature, it's an absolute treat. Outside: There is a small patio on the southerly aspect with garden furniture available in adjacent former pigsty. There is plenty of parking in a gated grassed yard. There is a large old barn across the yard, part used for storage of wood/coal for the cottage and part used occasionally by the farmer. The farm land is good for walking with dogs (on leads please when there are sheep nearby). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage will be cleaned before you arrive. 2 Tea towels provided. Bed linen can be supplied for a small charge, or you may bring your own. Please bring your own towels. Other: Spacious entrance hall, ideal for storing coats, wellies, fishing rods, kites etc. and wet dogs.

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