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Beautiful cottage in the heart of mid-Wales, Peaceful, Private, Expansive views.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, upstairs toilet & washbasin, downstairs bathroom, Panoramic Views.

The cottage has just had a complete refurbishment with new build extension. Ground floor has spacious Lounge with Flat screen TV, woodburning stove, logs supplied, large Dining Room, spacious Kitchen well equipped, Utility room, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, Central Heating boiler. Toilet, Downstairs bathroom. Downstairs single bed can be made available on request in large hallway with access through to bathroom and stairs. Upstairs Bedroom1 Double and Single, Bedroom 2 Double, Bedroom 3 Full size single Bunk beds. Upstairs toilet & washbasin. This charming detached beamed stone cottage has panoramic views in a peaceful location in the heart of mid Wales, within easy reach of Builth Wells just 1.5 miles away. Ideal for peaceful, relaxing or exploring Mid Wales.

Cottage details: The cottage set in peaceful private surroundings with beautiful expansive views in its own grounds of 5 acres with fenced gardens, lawns and a large parking area. A large beamed lounge with wood burning stove in the stone fireplace, providing a cosy comfortable room. The River Wye runs alongside the small market town of Builth Wells. There are various walks in the area. Golfing, fishing, swimming, sports hall, cinema, arts centre, Cycle hire at Builth Wells. Elan Valley Dams some 14 miles also Red Kite feeding area, Brecon 20 miles to the south. Ideal Birdwatching and Mountain Biking country.

A few friendly sheep are kept in adjacent fields. Two friendly cats live outside the cottage.

More Details

Mair Hardwick
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Mair Hardwick

I was born, grew up and worked in Builth Wells until I married. Work commitments meant that I moved with my husband and 3 boys to the Leominster area.

I manage and have successfully run this holiday cottage for the last 20 years and in that time have met many satisfied visitors, the visitors book confirms this. Over the past 9 months I have been engaged in updating and extending this cottage for future lettings.

Mair Hardwick purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Mair Hardwick chose Builth Wells

I fell in love with the location of this cottage as it was quiet private and close to Builth being my home area. It also meant that this was a project for my 3 boys in their professional fields to work on with me to update in 1995 and again this past year. In consideration of all the work done I consider this to be a well worth project.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is a converted barn having stone and oak beam features, has excellent expansive views from kitchen, lounge, dining room and bedroom windows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great Cottage, very warm and cosy, lovely views, loved every minute.

Love to come back. Thanks.

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay, really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again.

Warm friendly. Views terrific, hope for quick return. Cottage welcoming and everything one needs for a cosy winter break. Much obliged for the great winter break.
Jan 2017
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Builth Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Refurbished bathroom in February 2016 to include Bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet, towel rail. New separate shower unit, towel rail. Additional upstairs toilet & washbasin, also additional downstairs toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom (1) - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom (3) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom (2) - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • 2 double, 1 single, bunk beds. (3 full size single beds in total)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a wood burning stove in lounge. A basket of logs are supplied free of charge, additional logs at £5 per basket. Well behaved pets are welcome at a charge of £20 per pet per week.


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Beautiful cottage in the heart of mid-Wales, Peaceful, Private, Expansive views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Loverly cottage, well equipped and great views!

  • 5 of 5

What a great cottage! It is really well equipped, almost if you are at home. The beds are good, the bathroom and kitchen are great. Plenty of room and still nice and cosy. The cottage is in a nice quiet and beautiful surrounding, but in a few minutes you are in Builth were you can do some grocery shopping or eat at a restaurant. The owner is very friendly and we would love to stay here next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Tranquil Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Returned from stay completely relaxed. Beautifully equipped cottage in tranquil setting with fantastic views. Cottage was well maintained and very clean. The owner was very friendly and provided excellent customer service. We have already recommended the cottage to our friends and will be back ourselves. Visited Rhayader Dams, went fruit picking, lovely walks by the river, meal at the Builth Golf Club. Children happy in beautiful surroundings and made friends with two beautiful cats who they wanted to bring home!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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had a lovely 3 day break beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

beautiful cottage, very clean, modern and well maintained by the owner who was a very lovely and pleasant lady, thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day break with my husband and two sons aged 13 and 9. Spacious cottage and in a lovely quiet location yet close to all local ameneties. There are 2 beautiful cats there too, very friendly and my sons loved playing with them in the garden. I have recommended this property to my family and friends. Visited the Brecon beacons national park and saw some amazing waterfalls and outstanding picturesque scenery, really enjoyed our stay and came home very relaxed and would definetly go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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well worth booking!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (plus chocolate labrador) lived in this cottage for a week in June. The weather was glorious which was unusual for Wales!! We were instantly impressed by how clean the rooms and furnishings were. Everything seemed to have been thought of and equipped accordingly. Beds are really comfortable. The cottage has a lovely atmosphere, one of peace and privacy.

The only draw back is having to pay for electricity for heating/hot water and central heating at the end of the holiday by taking a meter reading - I had assumed that this was included.

I think we would book again when another 'chilled holiday' is required.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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knusse cottage met prachtig uitzicht

  • 5 of 5

Mair (de eigenaresse) verwelkomde ons bij aankomst en was alleraardigst. We verbleven met z'n zessen (vier volwassenen en twee tieners) in deze vakantiewoning. Het was heerlijk ruim en toch knus, met een aparte eetkamer waar ook een bank en TV stonden. Zeker bij wat regenachtig weer was het aangenaam vertoeven binnen. De cottage is heerlijk schoon en de bedden waren opgemaakt. Ook in de tuin is het prettig om te zitten, helemaal vrij met prachtig uitzicht over de heuvels. In de omgeving is veel te doen, we hebben heerlijk gewandeld (al zijn meerdere public footpaths helaas niet meer te belopen) en gefietst (MTB, in Breacon Beacons). Al met al een hele geslaagde week in een prettige cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cardiff, Wales.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Builth Wells
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Builth Wells
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Builth Road
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M4 Carmarthen.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Builth Wells, Strand Cafe.
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Aberystwyth, West wales
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.74

Short breaks available in medium and low season £100 - £180 per night.
Deposit required to secure booking, 1/3 of weekly rent.

Well behaved pets are allowed
Dogs at £10 per dog per week.
Late avaliability discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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