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Old School House

Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 933477)

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was very peaceful and location perfect for a week away over Christmas."

    Reviewed by MichealDec 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage for a walking holiday."

    Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2019

  • "We stayed here for 3 nights inSeptember 2019 the cottage was everything it said it would be, cosy, quiet & comfortable."

    Everything we needed was there. Lovely area for walking with George our chocolate lab. Amenities were close by for eating & shopping essentials. There was a map & details of a walk in the cottage which we did, thoroughly enjoyed this, instructions & directions were very easy to follow. Would highly recommended the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Hi ..."

    Hi Annie would have liked a bath, and the shower was a bit small, did not notice the road noise as the road is not that busy,great views,warm house ,but it would not stop us booking again, other than we bought a house in wales just up the road that week so thank you for a nice stay gary and annie

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2019

  • "What a lovely place!"

    The location is great, with extensive views and hill walks right from the door. We were welcomed with an unexpectedly generous food provision, and Sarah showed us around. The access to the huge and private garden was superb... Felt like we had our own little country park to have our morning coffee, read, and look over the valley. Although it is on an A-Road, it was pretty quiet.. I'd certainly recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by PatricaApr 2019

  • "The welcome was wonderful, kind and thoughtful with flowers, and a selection of extremely high quality foods to start me off."

    This was so welcome after a long tiring drive. The WiFi, heating and hot water were extremely reliable and help was available very promptly. Care was taken to make things as easy as possible-very much appreciated. The bed was rather uncomfortable - a matter of personal taste but my back suffered quite a lot. All in all though huge care was taken to make the stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2018

  • "Not only was the cottage splendid, but it’s situation and the people at Bleddfa running it were also extremely pleasant and helpful."

    We walked for miles and saw wonderful things. The weather also was magnificent which made for a really fine early autumn break, and if that also was due to Sykes, then expectations were stratosphericly exceeded! We would certainly love to repeat the visit.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Superb cottage, highly recommended."

    Lovely location and accommodation. What really made it was the welcome we received - thoughtful things like milk, bread, jam and home made cookies were really appreciated and made us feel like we were on a special holiday. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2018

  • "When we arrived we received a full tour of the holiday place and explanations of all of the appliances."

    There was bread, jam, homemade cookies and butter provided. As well as several items within cupboards to help with our stay. Our host was only next door in the Arts Centre so if there were any problems (which there was not) then it was easy to get hold of her. We had a thoroughly relaxing time.

    Reviewed by FlorenceJul 2018

  • "This is a fabulous place."

    True, it is very small, and the stairs wouldn't please everybody, but it packs in a lot of comfort into a little package. The staff at the Bleddfa Centre bend over backwards to ensure you have a lovely time. The only possible thing which could make it any better would be a dishwasher and a DVD player, but these are small things when balanced against everything else.

    Reviewed by ZeldaJun 2018

  • "A great base for exploring the magnificent Radnorshire countryside."

    Well equipped and comfortable accommodation run by friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2018

  • "The cottage was really lovely, we had a wonderful time."

    Very comfortable, in a beautiful area and next (part of) a very nice art centre with reading facilities and coffe/tea/cakes etc. Run by very friendly people. A real recommendation!

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2017

  • "Perfect walking countryside."

    Fab food at the hundred house and great horseriding at underhill

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2017

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The property

A quaint former schoolmaster’s cottage that is part of an old school house.

The school building is now an art gallery and café which is open from Easter to November.

The cottage is a perfect base for walkers and those wishing to explore the Welsh Marches and Radnor hills. This tiny, cosy cottage, right next to Bleddfa church, comprises a snug living room with sitting and dining area and small kitchen downstairs, with a double bedroom and en-suite shower and toilet upstairs.

To the side of the cottage is a gate that leads to the fully enclosed lawned garden area where you can sit in the summer and enjoy a drink. Nearby Knighton has a selection of local pubs, as well as the Offa’s Dyke Centre where you can find out more about the famous ancient landmark.

There are local footpaths and the Radnor Forest is only a mile away.

Not far is the fabulous countryside of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, peppered with picturesque historic towns and villages. You are twelve miles from Llandrindod Wells, a Victorian Spa town and twenty miles from the Elan Valley, a magnificent series of reservoirs and Victorian dams, a real piece of industrial of heritage.

Slightly further afield, you are twenty miles from Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Showground with its timetable of annual events.

Alternatively a 25 mile drive will take you to the pretty town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its bookshops, with nearby canoeing, kayaking and horse-riding.


  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power incl
  • in rent
  • Bed linen and towels incl
  • in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front enclosed gravelled area, shared use of the enclosed lawned garden with the café at weekends and during exhibitions
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Nearest shop 7 miles
  • Note: couples and singles only
  • Note: sloping ceiling in bedroom and steep, narrow, uneven stairs, not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: the kitchen window is an interior window that looks into the café area of the gallery (there is a blind for privacy) When the café is open there will be some noise audible,
  • The café is open at weekends and Bank Holidays and during exhibitions from 11am to 5pm
  • Note: property is on the A488, some associated road noise will be heard

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About the location


Knighton 7 miles; Presteigne 8.5 miles

Bleddfa is a small quiet village in the rolling hills of Radnorshire, on the edge of Radnor Forest with walks through the village to a view point above. This lovely village is just a short drive from the popular market town of Knighton, situated on Offa's Dyke and opening up fabulous walking along the border and into the stunning countryside of the Shropshire Hills AONB, dotted with pretty historic villages. The town of Presteigne is just 8.5 miles away and is home to the Presteigne Festival, an international arts and music festival, as well as a range of independent shops and an award-winning museum, The Judge's Lodgings. There is also an excellent clay pigeon shooting ground, a rally track and riding center, plenty to do for the more adventurous.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

Note: Sloping ceiling in bedroom and steep, narrow and uneven stairs, not suitable for those with limited mobility.

Note: Property on the A488, some associated road noise will be heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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