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Ploony Cottage

Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 926667)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Hot tub
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful location, very tranquil."

    The cottages fixtures and fittings were tired in places. However, we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by DaveMay 2022

  • "An area of outstanding natural beauty & central to many places to visit."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Property is beautiful & so very peaceful

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2022

  • "The is property was set in a beautiful location."

    Very remote but there were a couple of other cottages behind it so you aren't completely alone. There is a gorgeous little stream running through the garden and birds galore singing in the garden. The views from the garden I could have looked at all day. It has a very relaxing feel. The property itself was spacious and clean if quite basic in facilities. The bedding was lovely and soft and the bed comfy so we slept really well during our stay. Only one small towel provided per guest which would have been fine but due to the hot tub it would have been nice to have a spare available. There is no signal at the property so unless your phone has Internet calling then contacting to report issues might be a challenge. I am on O2 but my husband on EE did get some signal in the garden. Also worth noting that no soft furnishings at the property such as pillows or throws. I love to cuddle up at night under a blanket or sit out with a blanket to stave off the chill. Would need to take my own next time along with spare towels. They also did not provide any free tea, coffee, milk etc but there was a bottle of red wine so it depends on your priorities! Overall it was a lovely stay in a beautiful location. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMar 2022

  • "Very pleasant little cottage for a week long stay."

    Lovely hot tub, especially after a hard day's walk. The access track was a tad more rough than I'd expected and really long, and awkward to pass other vehicles on, which we had to do on couple of occasions. During our stay we had a couple of really windy nights, and I was nervous of the large sycamore tree, so tucked my car up close to the cottage, which was clearly the right option as a large branch had dropped out! I would suggest that you have the tree lowered to avoid any such repeats. The farmdogs at the end of the track are a nuance, they repeatedly tried to bite my car tyres and would run along next to the car. Also the pub in the village is currently shut, so the nearest place for food is either over the hills to Knighton or down the valley to Presteigne. Other than that it was a good place for star gazing as the is no light pollution.

    Reviewed by MatthewMar 2022

  • "Fabulous secluded cottage in the middle of nowhere - brilliant."

    Ploony Cottage was lovely, cosy & perfect for dogs. The enclosed garden with stream was perfect for our 2 dogs - open the front door & let them go safe. The flag stone kitchen again great after wet walks & the log fire wonderfull. Beds were comfy too. The hot tub was beautifully secluded & one of the hottest we,ve ever been in, although not all of the jets worked perfectly. Could do with some lighting around the hot tub for evenings would be a suggestion. Thoroughly recommended place to stay if you love peace & quiet.

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2022

  • "Was our honeymoon, we wanted a remote location with beauty and that’s what we got."

    The cottage is amazing, we took our pup with us and he loved it! Very secure gardens and wider spaces. Log fire, very well maintained hot tub. The bed was lovely and comfy and the kitchen is fantastic. All stone floor so really easy to keep clean after our walks. Darren and Lyndsey arranged for flowers to be in the room and they were lovely! Both of these guys were easy to contact and just a pleasure. We will be going back! John & Fiona

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "We had an amazing time at Ploony Cottage."

    It was exactly what we were after, a beautiful old farm cottage in the middle of nowhere! Lovely walks from the front door and other nice ones just a short drive away. Hot tub was perfect as was the log burner. Lindsey was incredibly helpful and very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily return.

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2021

  • "The house is set in a beautiful quiet location, and that was what we were looking for, nature at its best all around, lovely walks and scenery, we even had a blue tit knocking on the front door glass."

    The house was clean and tidy and the hot tub was perfect. There are a few new lodges built up the hill by the owners and I think the owners have been spending time on those, and now the house it’s self needs a little bit of tlc too. The road to the house is long and bumpy as previously stated, but if you drive slowly not a problem, we would love to return to Ploony cottage some day.

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2021

  • "Our week at Ploony Cottage was amazing, the cottage was exceptional, well furnished and the garden was stunning."

    The local walks were great fun for us and our dogs, and a lovely surprise by our hosts for my birthday, we will definitely be back soon, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by JillyOct 2021

  • "All good"

    Reviewed by VicOct 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Access to a large number of walking routes.

    Reviewed by MariusJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in perfect surroundings."

    The hot tub was extra special too.

    Reviewed by MelissaMay 2021

  • "Apart from having no mobile signal we really enjoyed our stay and being able to ..."

    Apart from having no mobile signal we really enjoyed our stay and being able to take our dog was a real treat for him too

    Reviewed by TraciMay 2021

  • "This is such a beautiful cottage, with a huge stunning garden."

    The views are amazing. It is also in the perfect location for visiting many places. We loved our week here, so peaceful & relaxing.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Ploony cottage."

    The cottage was lovely with scenic surroundings. a lovely stream running through the garden, the children enjoyed it and seeing the farm animals. We had a really relaxing time and the hot tub topped it off. The owners Lindsey and Darren were very friendly and communication was excellent. Lindsey left Easter eggs for the kids. Look forward to visiting again. Thank you x

    Reviewed by HayleyApr 2021

  • "Great place!"

    Reviewed by GemmaSep 2020

  • "What a lovley place to spend some quality time away from 'normal' life."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ploony Cottage. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by SophieSep 2020

  • "Cottage was beautiful and very clean."

    Very friendly hosts who greeted us with a bottle of prosecco and fresh eggs from their chicken's. Facilities were great, the only slight downfall was the outside lights where motion sensors and turned off whilst we was in the hot tub, making getting out rather risky in the pitch black and having to navigate down the steps to turn the lights back on. However overall lovely and would recommend!

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2020

  • "Wow what a lovely cottage, flowers, wine and homemade Welsh cake's on arrival, ..."

    Wow what a lovely cottage, flowers, wine and homemade Welsh cake's on arrival, Lindsey and Darren were wonderful host's Lovely quiet countryside birds squirrels and of course the hot tub

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped, hot tub was fantastic and the log burner was great."

    If you want a peaceful break away with nice views then this is the place to book.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2020

  • "Beautiful, peaceful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Perfect for our family Christmas

    Reviewed by KirstenDec 2019

  • "Exactly as we expected, everything fine, many thanks."

    Reviewed by HeidiNov 2019

  • "Cottage as described on website, dog friendly, amazing views, perfect."

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2019

  • "Despite the weather (nothing Lynsey could do about it) we had a lovely relaxing and restful time."

    The hot tub was so lovely and added to the relaxation maybe could do with a light at the hot tub . We loved the farmhouse kitchen where we could all have a chat and discuss what we were going to do that day. Lyndsey was so friendly and engaging and a wonderful host/owner.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2019

  • "Our stay was lovely in this beautiful cottage."

    The owners could not do enough to help you. The cottage had a big garden for our daughter and dogs to play it. It was enclosed so you didn’t have to worry about dogs getting away. The hot tub was a lovely way to relax. It was an amazing holiday - thank you

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2019

  • "Amazing holiday."

    A big thank you to Darren, Lindsey and family for making us part of their family for the week, perfect hosts. The cottage was beautiful on a family run farm in a secluded location. Great night skies due to no light pollution and the hot tub was an added treat. Our Springer spaniel was allowed to be walked off the lead around the fields with the animals but was kept under close control by myself which was a real bonus. Radnor forest was breathing with water breaks it's neck a must see. Yes the driveway is rural but unless you own a high end sports car it shouldn't pose a problem if you drive carefully.

    Reviewed by BrettAug 2019

  • "We loved the cottage and the location, it was a real getaway."

    The fact it is on a working farm made all the more special for the children, as they were able to feed the lambs, and were lucky enough to see two lambs being born. Plenty to do around the area, although we enjoyed coming back to the cottage for a soak in the hot tub, and then lighting the log burner in the evening. Darren and Lindsey made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by LucyMar 2019

  • "We had the most amazing break at Ploony Cottage."

    Picturesque setting with absolute peace and quiet. We enjoyed our 1st night in the hottub with the snow fall and it was like something out of a movie. The cottage itself was homely and well supplied. The hosts were so welcoming and helpful and a huge Thank you for our little treats. The dogs absolutely loved the open space to explore and the cosy fire at night. Will definitely be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by DominiqueJan 2019

  • "The owners were so helpful and welcoming."

    This is a lovely cottage, we had a wonderfully relaxing few days away. The hot tub was great and the surounding area is beautiful. The weather was awful but we still came home smiling!! We would love to come back when the weather is better and actually explore some of the area directly around the cottage. The mile road up is NOT suitable for low suspention cars.

    Reviewed by KathrynDec 2018

  • "Ploony cottage was absolutely gorgeous stay."

    Perfect for a country get away. The facilities were fantastic and the hosts were lovely as well.

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage in an amazing area."

    Lovely walks in the surrounding countryside for the dogs. Cottage was always warm and comfortable and felt very secluded. One of our best holidays.

    Reviewed by AshleyNov 2018

  • "Can't really comment on Sykes as you didn't really do anything ,however the cottage and the owners were fantastic and we shall definitely be returning ,but again not because of Sykes ."

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, in a beautiful, secluded location."

    Darren and Lindsey are fabulous hosts/owners, very friendly and approachable. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2018

  • "I think it would be advisable to let future clients know about the 1 mile off road track you need to drive to get to the cottage."

    And also that it is a working farm and although the garden is fenced the sheep are on the other side of a barbed wire fence and chickens come into the garden, which is all lovely but when you have a large dog who was interested in the animals we couldn't leave him to wander the garden freely for fear or him getting through the fence. All in all an absolutely lovely cottage with fantastic hosts who were full of local information and guidance. Plenty of stunning walks to explore all a short drive away. Water break its neck is a must see! 100% recommend this cottage

    Ploony Cottage is very dog friendly and has a secure garden. Guests are encouraged to walk their dogs in and around the farm and along the numerous footpaths. When the guests visited it was lambing season, where livestock are present and do roam in the grounds next the cottage. This is due to the property being located in rural Mid-Wales, on a working farm so you may experience farming activity. However, this does not affect the summer months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateMay 2018

  • "The pictures online really don't do this place justice."

    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Hosts Darren and Lindsey were really welcoming and friendly. Welsh cakes, wine and flowers in the cottage on arrival. It felt like home as soon as we stepped through the door. The garden was secure for our dogs and the stream that runs through the garden was a huge hit with our daughters (7&2) Due to the stream and steep hilly garden young children will need to be supervised at all times. The internet access was a huge hit with our 18year old son. Good selection of dvds in the cottage as well as a box of games and a few books. Loved seeing the lambs being born although Imogen (7) was a bit grossed out by it

    Reviewed by RachaelApr 2018

  • "Ploony cottage was a beautiful cottage to stay in."

    In a peaceful location. We had a lovely few days away, and the hot tub was delightful!

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2018

  • "Ploony Cottage was a fantastic place to spend New Year."

    The surrounding area was beautiful, the accommodation was a very high standard and the owners couldn’t have made us feel more welcome. The location is perfect for adults, children and dogs and I would highly recommend it. We look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by VickiDec 2017

  • "Brilliant location our hosts Darren and Lindsey did everything to make our stay special, the hot tub was wonderful to relax in during the evening, we will definitely return and I shall be telling all my friends about this fabulous place."

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2017

  • "Plooney cottage was excellent,we all enjoyed our stay."

    The hot tub was so good.The cottage had everything we needed.The owners of the cottage live just next door and even left us flowers,wine,Welsh cakes and even treats for the dogs.We could even buy eggs from them which had been freshly laid by their hens.we visited a few places near by but were happy to stay at the cottage as much as we could,perfect place to chill.If your looking at booking plooney cottage you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2017

  • "Location was fABULOUS!"

    Also beds were so comfortable local pub was a must visit for fabulous pies.

    Reviewed by SuzyMay 2017

  • "Only point is it does not say the cottage is on a working farm."

    Reviewed by GrantMar 2017

  • "Quiet relaxing cottage literally in the middle of nowhere!"

    Fab hot tub and great walks a short drive away. Lovely weekend break

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2017

  • "We had a fantastic time, the cottage was perfect for our girls holiday away from it all, the hot tub was great and the extra little touches of Welsh cakes, flowers and wine was very much appreciated."

    We had gone away to relax and enjoy ourselves and we certainly did.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2016

  • "Cottage is amazing,surrounding country side beautiful,peaceful with amazing views."

    Owners are friendly but not intrusive and gave use a warm welcome with flowers and wine.The hot tub was a fantastic way to unwind after a day of exploring.We highly recommend and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2016

  • "Loved the remoteNess, host family and especially hot tub"

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage, location and an excellent springboard for the local area."

    The hosts were fab too!! Thank you

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2016

  • "The cottage was perfect, in a beautiful valley."

    We had an amazing relaxing holiday, the welcome of wine, flowers and welsh cakes was unexpected but much appreciated. The cottage was the best that we have been to and Lindsey was extremely welcoming. Our two boxers loved running around the garden while we relaxed in the hot tub. We loved the surrounding area and can't wait to go back again soon

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2016

  • "Quiet and peaceful excellent for the dogs"

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2016

  • "Had a fab holiday, everything catered for, owners were lovely, views were ..."

    Had a fab holiday, everything catered for, owners were lovely, views were stunning, us & our mini dachshunds had a brilliant time

    Reviewed by TaraMar 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double with additional day bed on request, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture, six-seater hot tub and charcoal BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.5 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Water supply from spring water
  • Note: Stream in garden is small but unfenced, children to be supervised when outside
  • Note: Cottage accessed by 1 mile drive, not suitable for low-suspension cars.

The property

Bleddfa 1 mile.

A traditional farmhouse, situated adjacent to Plooney Barn, in a pretty valley just outside the village of Bleddfa, Mid Wales.

The cottage is the perfect base for families or friends looking to relax and experience an idyllic, peaceful location in the stunning border countryside.

Set over two floors, there are three comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom, as well as a traditional, well-equipped kitchen with a stone-flagged floor and dining area.

Across the hall is the cosy sitting room with a woodburner, where you can unwind after exploring the area.

Outside, you can sit on the patio in the calming garden, which has a raised veranda with a six-seater hot tub, sloping lawns and a further terraced lawned area looking across the valley and down to the idyllic cottage.

A mountain stream runs through the garden, which offers plenty of room to run and play, sit under the mature trees, or relax on the patio while the children enjoy exploring the large undulating garden.

This delightful farmhouse cottage is situated on a rarely used and ancient by-way, which enables you to walk to a local drink only pub in Llangunllo serving local real ales, being either a one or two mile walk away depending on which direction you choose, a wonderful opportunity to travel along paths used for hundreds of years in unspoilt countryside.

You are ideally placed to explore the green rolling hills and Knighton, making Ploony Cottage the perfect gateway in the Shropshire Hills AONB.

Knighton is linked with the walker’s town of Kington, by Offa’s Dyke that meanders through the countryside along the border between Wales and England, in the area known as the Welsh Marches.

It is a pretty market town, with the traditional landscape of Hergest Croft Gardens and its popular tea rooms.

The area also offers numerous outdoor activities, such as cycling, horse riding and walking, with Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr’s Way just a short drive away, as well as lots of local gardens and golf courses.

Slightly further afield are Builth Wells and the Royal Welsh Showground, which host various annual events, the quaint town of Rhayader where you can visit the Red Kite feeding centre, and the Elan Valley Reservoirs.

Alternatively, visit Ludlow or Leominster, beautiful historic market towns where you can browse local producers and maybe try one of the many restaurants available.

A traditional cottage, nestled in a secluded valley, offering a delightful retreat in the rolling countryside of the Welsh Marches.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas