The Barn at Glanoer

Hundred House near Builth Wells, Wales (Ref. 22968)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Hundred House 2 miles. A charming, stone-built barn conversion, adjoining the owner's home, with its own private entrance, in a peaceful rural location, in the grounds of an eight-acre smallholding, close to the village of Hundred House. This Hundred House cottage has been lovingly renovated to make a wonderful base for a couple on a romantic retreat. This superb Mid-Wales cottage has an open plan living area, as well as a mezzanine super king-size double bedroom with a freestanding roll-top bath and a glass balcony over-looking the sitting area. With vaulted ceilings throughout, exposed stone walls and contemporary fixtures and furnishings, this is a perfect cottage near Builth Wells for exploring the area. There are scenic walks and cycle trails all around, so at the end of a tiring day, relax in front of the warming woodburning stove, or on the half-covered terrace area where you can wine and dine whilst enjoying the farmland view. Enjoy day trips to delightful Builth Wells, Rhayader with its renowned red kite feeding centre, delightful Hay-on-Wye famous for its 36 book shops and the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. This Hundred House cottage is in a lovely tranquil setting, just perfect for an away-from-it-all relaxing break for two.


One mezzanine super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with freestanding roll-top bath. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Shared external utility.


  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Due to the unfenced stream 20 feet away, care should be taken
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead due to free range chickens and the sheep on surrounding fields
  • Note: Due to the mezzanine area with the glass balcony, children should be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Just perfect!!”
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    • “We have recently returned from a weeks holiday at the barn and all we can say is WOW! We arrived to a very warm welcome and a lovely breakfast hamper in the cottage. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need and more!! The design of the barn is amazing and certainly makes the most of the location. It has a cosy and homely feel and we instantly felt at home. Sue and Dave have everything down to perfection, they are friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. They have thought of everything to provide for their guests & definitely have a place to be proud of. The surroundings are so peaceful, its completely silent around and there's wildlife everywhere you turn. We had no sense of time for the whole week which was perfect. The location is very rural but this is exactly what we wanted. It's in a great location for exploring surrounding attractions, our favourite was the Élan Valley! I really can't fault a thing and I'm so glad we discovered this little gem as we will certainly visit again in future! Thank you again”

    Slj147, North Wales, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “Amazing place - can't wait to go back”
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    • “My boyfriend booked our stay as a birthday present and it was perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better present. The location is so peaceful and as we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome from Sue. When we went into the barn we were instantly impressed. The welcome hamper of flowers, eggs, butter, bread, marmalade and coffee was lovely - a really nice touch. We felt at home straight away and it was so quiet; perfect to relax! The kitchen facilities were brilliant to save money and cook your meals. The bedroom was fantastic, the bed was very comfortable for a good night sleep and the bath was an added luxury overlooking the fields. The surrounding wildlife is something we enjoyed along with Sue and Dave's friendly dogs! We explored the area including the Black Mountains, Élan Valley and Water Break Its Neck - all fantastic! After the day of exploring it was perfect to come back to the barn and unwind. We put the fire on one evening which was gorgeous. Sue and Dave do everything to make you welcome and have some great suggestions on places to visit. After mentioning that my boyfriend was starting a new job, when we left Sue and Dave gave him a card to say good luck. Really lovely couple and a really lovely place! Would love to go back.”

    Charlotte H, Birmingham, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “The Best Cottage Accomodation to date for us.”
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    • “We arrived on Friday afternoon and were greeted by Sue and the dogs, a very warm welcome. Sue had left a welcome pack consisting of fresh eggs from her chickens, fresh baked bread, home made marmalade, tea, coffee and butter. the accommodation was just perfect. A lot of thought had gone into the design of the barn conversion. Dave and Sue have achieved a very high standard, you would be hard pressed (or very picky) to find fault. The setting is idealic and very peaceful. Abundant wildlife can be enjoyed including great spotted woodpeckers, Red Kites, Buzzards, and a host of garden birds. It is the perfect location to explore Mid Wales as once onto A roads there is so little traffic, it does not take long to get anywhere. A most relaxing week and this property is well recommended.”

    Bob K, Hastings, United Kingdom, June 2015

    • “Perfect retreat”
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    • “What a wonderful relaxing escape. Sue and Dave have made The Barn at Glenoer so welcoming it's hard to leave; from the welcome hamper with homemade marmalade and eggs from the free range ladies to soaking in that roll top bath while experiencing the views through that window. Your every comfort is catered for. The area is perfect for exploring further afield too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend The Barn at Glenoer particularly for pet owners as our dog loved it too.”

    Daphne B, May 2015

    • “Excellent Property,Fabulous Location,Amazing Hosts. WOW !!!”
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    • “On arrival we were lost,a quick call to Sue,problem solved she drove out to our location and guided us in.Then the amazing accommodation was before our eyes.Just perfect in every way,lovely presentation of the Barn with a most welcoming hamper of home made bread,marmalde,butter,fresh coffee,eggs from their free range hens,with milk and bacon in the fridge.An absolutle perfect start to our break.During the next day or so we soon realised that Sue and Dave think of everything,the little touches were all there just everything you may need.Sue and Dave are perfect hosts always on hand to offer advice and information on the local area and anything else you may need,,but without ever imposing themselves upon you. Two of the lovliest people you could wish to meet.Everything in this property is of a very high standard much much better than 5 stars but that's all we can give for this review.Take our advice and book it we can guarantee you will not be dissapointed . We will be booking again soon.Big Thank you to Sue and Dave for a fantastic break Shay and Sean.”

    Cherylyn M, May 2015

    • “Heaven on Earth”
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    • “Not long home from our amazing weeks stay at Glanoer Barn in mid Wales,what a fantastic time we had at one with nature. We were welcomed by our lovely host Sue,and gorgeous dogs Poli and Kiti and shown the barn,it was everything we imagined and more,comfy sofas and lovely log burner,which we did use in the evening...A lovely and unexpected touch was the little welcome hamper left for us,with butter,fresh bread,eggs from the girls and home made marmalade,which was to die for.We ordered our first evenings meal from Sue and we must say it was delicious,very tasty salmon indeed,and dessert was outstanding...Nothing was too much trouble for both Dave and Sue, and we will certainly be back in the future,continue the good work guys...”

    Louise1962951, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Heaven...”
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    • “Hate writing this review because selfishly we don't want anyone else to book this hidden gem. However, we feel we owe it to Two lovely people Susan & Dave.(Your hosts at Glanoer) From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Susan showed us round the barn which is outstanding. There was even a complimentary welcome basket with fresh eggs laid by 'The Glanoer girls' ( the chickens), butter, a loaf of bread, milk in a jug in the fridge and a packet of bacon. Tha views from the windows which cover both levels of the barn are beautiful. Watching the birds feeding from the bird feeders strategically placed right in front of the barn whilst eating breakfast brings its own peace and calm much needed from our hectic lives back home. Although the barn has central heating for those colder evenings its much more fun to light the log burner which is easy to do even if you were never in boy scouts or girl guides. The bed is so comfortable we didn't want to get out of it. The wet room is far easier to use than a shower although for those who like to bathe, a cute roll top bath in the bedroom overlooking the hills is a treat. If you're a dog lover you'll love Poli & Kiti (Susan & Daves) wonderful pets. So lovable and will gladly tag along for a walk in the fields with you if you so wish. Susan and Dave were in the process of building a pond whilst we were there which we're sure will add to the overall feel of being at one with nature. There had also been concrete evidence of dog otters at Glanoer. For those who want get away from the stress of city life or just to use as a base for visiting the area, then we're sorry to say, Glanoer is simply 'Perfect'!”

    Mark F, March 2015

    • “Relaxation”
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    • “Wonderful place to stay,log burner,starry,moonlit nights,peace and quiet but with great hikes close by. Excellent hosts in Sue and Dave (Dai Cockney) very helpful but not intrusive in any way,lovely touches upon arrival (welcome hamper with eggs,bacon,bread,butter,tea,coffee,milk) and a lovely birthday cake for my wife,lovely comfortable bed with excellent views out into some very interesting countryside,loved having breakfast watching the amazing assortment of birds feeding at the feeders. Near to Builth & Llandrindod for larger food shopping if you need anything. Everything at hand in the cottage,wi-fi good,TV modern,iPod dock & player,but we loved switching everything off (apart from the log burner) and just sitting there enjoying the moon & stars,would highly recommend and congratulations Sue & dave on a smashing place xx”

    TonyEvs19, Blackwood, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Absolutely Perfect”
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    • “We stayed at this property in January, this was our Christmas present to each other, a week of peace, quiet and relaxation. We were not disappointed, it was an amazing stay from start to finish. We were greeted by the owner who showed us around the barn and presented with a lovely breakfast hamper which included home made marmalade and the tastiest eggs we have ever had! The bedroom was wonderful with stunning views of the countryside through the full length window, and the bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in. The barn was equipped with everything you could need, the attention to detail was second to none. We can't wait to return next January!”

    Lyn R, Cannock, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Another great stay at Glanoer”
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    • “The Barn at Glanoer never fails to impress. The owners, Dave and Sue, are always friendly and helpful. So if you're looking to get away from it all without flying halfway around the world, this could be the place for you.”

    Chris T, Toddington, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “A little piece of paradise in mid Wales!!”
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    • “The Barn - Heavenly, welcoming, warm & tranquil. Amazing hosts, beautiful welcome basket for us and also for our dog Radley!! Nothing is too much trouble for Sue and David. Fabulously appointed accommodation a gem in mid Wales that everyone should try. Bed & Breakfast is also available at the Farmhouse, you will not be disappointed in whichever accommodation you choose.”

    Leanne_Wood, Lanner, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “The only bad thing about the barn at Glanoer was having to leave it.”
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    • “My girlfriend and I had planned a gorgeous sun filled week away in Greece, plans changed and I began to look for a cottage break in the UK. The first thing I saw of Glanoer was the roll-top bath situated on the bedroom mezzanine in front of a two story window that framed the beautiful Welsh countryside. I was sold and booked 8 days at the start of August. Expert directions (courtesy of the hosts) had us comfortably cruise through beautiful Wales and arrive at the Glanoer farm early evening. Upon arrival we were met by the wonderful Sue Stone who after making us feel welcome and at ease,preceded to show us all we would need to know about the barn. Our new home for the week was spotless, modern but with tons of period features and old world charm not to mention ridiculously well appointed. Anything you could ask for was there at hand. A beautiful gift basket with eggs laid by the farms own fabulous Glanoer girls, homemade marmalade and freshly baked bread was just the first of many surprises. During our stay our hosts were on hand if ever we required anything but the best thing they offered was privacy. We felt like we were completely alone at times, apart from the birds, butterflies and occasional rabbit that is. We cooked, ate by the babbling brook in the dying sun and then lit the wood burner and watched movies on the comfy sofas and big screen tv. Heaven. Leaflets provided by our hosts led us to a number of walks and days out namely, renting a boat on the Brecon canal. We could not have wished for a more beautiful place to spend our holiday. We will definitely be returning to where we both spent the best holiday we have ever taken.”

    Itsbrotherman, September 2014

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    • “The Barn was an absolute dream to stay in, and the area was very central to Mid Wales for exploring. The owners were excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them, they were very knowledgeable about the local area and were able to recommend some excellent places to visit. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone who wishes to visit Wales.”

    Miss Vinnecombe, Bristol, September 2015

    • “We found The Barn at Glanoer to be absolutely perfect for us and our dog. Inside the first impression is welcoming, practical and comfortable but very attractive.The owners are really nice people and they have everything just right. The Barn is very private and not overlooked. We spent most of the week at The Barn. It was so pleasant and relaxing there that we found no incentive to go anywhere else.”

    Mr Meeks, Wolverhampton, July 2015

    • “It was a perfect package and the facilities suited us very well. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, the location was exactly what we wanted.”

    Mr Watson, Aylesbury, July 2015

    • “It was very relaxing in a superb location where our hosts had thought of everything we could possibly need. The location of the property was in a beautiful part of Wales with plenty of wildlife to be seen. An excellent place to spend a week away from all the usual humdrum of life in the City.”

    Mr Wylde, Ellesmere Port, April 2015

    • “Absolutely fantastic, couldn't fault any aspect of the accommodation. 100% would recommend.”

    Mr Steeds, Swansea, April 2015

    • “The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful. The hamper of bread, eggs etc was perfect and we loved the treats and toys left for our dog. We also asked for a meal to be provided on the evening of our arrival (as offered on the Glanoer website). This was excellent. Everything was done to make our stay as restful and comfortable as possible. It was no hardship to curl up on the comfy sofa while the rain lashed down outside and watch the numerous birds on the feeders outside our windows.”

    Mrs Buckle, Bedford, March 2015

    • “Wow what a fantastic cottage. It is simply beautiful, in a stunning location and has absolutely everything you need. The owners were great and left us to relax while being on hand if we needed anything. Definitely would recommend staying at The Barn - it's a real find.”

    Mrs Thompson, Woking, March 2015

    • “Great base for hiking the surrounding areas, a very relaxing place in a lovely location. The hosts were very helpful and not intrusive in any way. It was great to wake up every morning and look out from the (very comfortable) bed, to see the dawn breaking through the full length glass front, then to sit and watch the many different types of bird that came in to feed from the nut feeders. It was hard to drag ourselves away from this fascinating viewing. Then when we returned after our days hiking, it was great to relax in front of the log burner and watch the stars with a nice glass of wine. Everything we needed was at hand and the owners were great at supplying information about the local area. To sum up, a beautiful place to stay with really lovely people to give you any help or information you require.”

    Mr Evans, Blackwood, February 2015

    • “Exceptionally well equipped with all of the highest standard - the bed was superb. The welcome was warm and the hosts attentive yet allowed us total privacy. I can't recommend this place highly enough.”

    Mrs Shaw-Weston, Nottingham, February 2015

    • “The owners made us very welcome but gave us privacy too. The location is amazing and the bird life is encouraged to visit by regularly replenished bird feeders. The information booklet was also very practical and informative. We will definitely return to Glanoer.”

    Mrs Baker, Maidstone, February 2015

    • “We loved everything! The beautiful window, the log burner, the bed and welcome hamper were particular highlights. A perfect holiday for peace and quiet.”

    Mr Rogers, Cannock, January 2015

    • “We have just returned from a fantastic week away at The Barn. The location is perfect for relaxing and winding down. The view from the large window is amazing, it was beautiful to wake up to on a crisp winters morning. The decor is modern, fresh and spotless, you couldn't ask for anything more - only to stay a bit longer! Thank you for such a wonderful break away, we would have no hesitation in recommending!”

    Miss Sheehy, Congleton, November 2014

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About the location


Builth Wells 6 miles; Llandrindod Wells 8 miles; Hay-on-Wye 13 miles; Rhayader 18 miles.

The peaceful rural village of Hundred House boasts a welcoming pub and is a wonderful base for a walking and cycling holiday amidst beautiful countryside. Only six miles away is the market town of Builth Wells, which offers craft stores, collectors’ fairs, an 18 hole golf course, a sports centre and the Wyeside Arts Centre, plus just across the River Wye lies the Royal Welsh Showground, home to the famous Royal Welsh Show, which brings an explosion of colour to the town every July. The spa town of Llandrindod Wells is eight miles away, plus Hay-on-Wye and the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park are within driving distance. A great base with many attractions and activities available in the area.