Painscastle near Hay-on-Wye, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 927636)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    “A lovely retreat in the welsh hills, beautiful views and a very comfortable cottage.”

    More than enough space for the eight of us! Not far into hay on wye and literally out the back of the property are the Begwyns and lovely views of the beacon beacons.

The property

Painscastle 2.5 miles.

A delightful, traditional detached Welsh longhouse with fabulous views sweeping across the valley to the Black Mountains in the distance, on the edge of the popular National Trust moorland of The Begwns, between the popular villages of Clyro and Painscastle.

This stylish cottage is perfect for families or friends looking to relax in the stunning border countryside of the Welsh Marches.

Set over two floors, there are four light and airy bedrooms, all benefiting from glorious countryside views, including one that has en-suite facilities, and there’s two shower rooms available.

Downstairs there’s a well-equipped, countryside kitchen, with the benefit of a little snug room, a sitting room with cosy woodburner, and a separate dining area in the conservatory, meaning that there’s plenty of light and space for larger groups to be able to relax.

Outside, you can sit in the slightly elevated garden, which sweeps across the cottage’s fields, perfect to enjoy a sunny day’s picnic or simply soak in the beautiful views across to the mountains.

The Begwns, a peaceful undulating heathland that borders the property, offers fabulous walking and horse riding and the chance to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of huge swathes of the Brecon Beacons National Park, including Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains.

Just over two miles in each direction are the pretty villages of Clyro and Painscastle, both benefiting from popular local pubs, and you’re a short 3.5 mile drive from the famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities, such as enjoying days on the River Wye with the chance to go fishing, boating or white water rafting.

Alternatively, perhaps try some local gorge walking, pony trekking, hang gliding or a more sedate round of golf.

Slightly further afield, you are just a 15 mile drive from Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Showground that offers a selection of annual events, and also within driving distance is the popular cathedral city of Hereford.

A perfectly secluded retreat with walks from the doorstep and a number of places to visit in the area.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 7) with woodburning stove
  • Snug with electric fire
  • Conservatory with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Oil AGA, combi microwave/oven, electric convector hob, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Horses welcome, but outdoor grazing only available
  • Note: The bedrooms and first floor shower room have sloping ceilings
  • Note: Property accessed via a short private lane, and the gateway to the house is narrow, therefore larger vehicles may need to park in the additional parking space situated 25 yards from the front entrance
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 5.5 miles; Builth Wells 12.5 miles; Hereford 25 miles.

The pretty village of Painscastle lies just five and a half miles from the famous town of Hay-on-Wye, and takes its name from its ancient fortress, where today only large earthworks remain. Standing only three miles from the England/Wales border, the village boasts a charming real ale inn serving good food, and is surrounded by scenic countryside. Under six miles away is the historic market town of Hay-on-Wye. Settled beside the River Wye, it’s renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature and with its many specialist bookshops, antiques shops, restaurants and cafes, it’s a popular destination for holidaymakers wishing to enjoy the leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley. Builth Wells can be reached within a pleasant drive, and is home to an 18-hole golf course, a pony trekking centre and a selection of amenities, plus each July it plays host to the Royal Welsh Show. The surrounding countryside provides excellent walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing opportunities, amongst many more, together with a variety of tourist attractions, including the Black Mountains, The Three Castles Walk, Offa's Dyke pathway, the Mortimer Trail and the lovely walk to Hergest Ridge, which is said to have inspire the music of Elgar. The ancient city of Hereford, the epitome of picturesque England, lies just over half an hour’s drive away, with its magnificent cathedral housing its famous chained library and Mappa Mundi, and medieval bridge set over the winding River Wye. A supremely appealing area, and a perfect year-round holiday destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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