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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 are 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.. 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.

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Jenny

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bettws in Powys

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Upstairs bathroom: bath with shower over, wash-basin, toilet and airing cupboard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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Cosy, Traditional Farm Cottage Set High In The Hills Of Powys
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

best views

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has wonderful views all around - north south east and west . We were lucky with the weather and ate outside quite frequently . Facilities in the cottage are not new but very comfortable . The water is from a well, and there is a notice to use it thoughtfully. The support from the owner was helpful . There are lovely walks directly from the cottage. The wifi and phone work very well. we would go again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Penc idyll.

  • 5 of 5

Great week's holiday. Beautiful part of Wales and the panoramic views from Penc are the best in Powys.

The cottage is the perfect place to get away from the bustle of modern life and recharge your batteries.

Seeing how the surrounding grazing land is being managed was also fascinating.

Quite a unique and wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, quaint property and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We love Pencaenion, having stayed here 10 times over the years. It's far enough away from the road for no noise or disruption but still close to towns for supermarkets and restaurants. The views are incredible and it's just idyllic. The property is comfortably furnished and lovely and clean. I don't have anything negative to say about it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stars overhead

  • 4 of 5

It was just what we dreamed it would be. Beautiful and totally unspoilt. We had marvelous weather, which maybe unusual and the property had everything needed in it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Welsh retreat in the hills

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay in this exceptional house which feels like it is on top of the world, overlooking the mountains of Wales from every side. The setting is stunningly beautiful with superb walking all around-it's wild, unspoilt countryside-our kids loved it and so did our dog! A wood fire and listening to the owls call at night made our whole stay perfect-we can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review. I couldn't ask for more. It's always a bit worrying letting it at that time of the year. Look forward to seeing you again. Jenny
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Wonderful stay and beatifull views and cotage

  • 5 of 5

You couldnt pay for the view just spectacular! Cottage beautiful and homely with everything you need. Cant wait to visit in the summer

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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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.


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


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bettws, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
16 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 6
4 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 7
2 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October mid-term
22 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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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