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Cwmgilla Farm

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Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "I returned from Cwmgilla today after a weekend with my relatives."

    The location is very rural and quiet and the scenery beautiful. The town of Knighton is within easy reach and access to walking routes is good. The house is large and has five bedrooms, two reception rooms, two games rooms and a hot tub. The kitchen is large and ten people can be seated around the dining table. However, there were some faults that took the shine off my stay. At one point we were trapped inside the larger reception room because we could not open the door due to a faulty handle. If my sister in law, who was elsewhere in the house, had not let us out, I would have had to climb out of a window. The bottom hinge on the door to the small reception room was no longer screwed into the door frame and therefore dangerous. The doors to the downstairs shower do not meet and consequently water can escape onto the floor. The sofas need replacing, the mattresses too. The windows were dirty. Those are just some of the many small issues I found. The house needs some repairs and I would suggest that it needs refurbishment as the decor is looking tired. I took exception to the instructions for leaving, which ask you to strip linen from the beds and bag it up along with the towels. I think when you have paid hundreds of pounds for accommodation that service should be included. My wife complied with the request, but I would have left the beds personally. I think the instruction is cheeky.

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2023

  • "This was a perfect house for our family gathering."

    Lovely quiet location, comfy & warm home, great walks from there and easy walking distance into the nice town of Knighton. The games room was well used. Hot tub was a hit. The two lounges were really good for our family, but an additional sofa in the snug room would’ve been great. The kitchen was perfect for dining. Just to mention, a couple more kitchen items. Serrated knives, extra chopping board, larger clothes dryer, (no tumble drier) All in all, a fantastic week at Cwmgilla Farm. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2023

  • "We had a great weekend here and the welcome basket was a lovely touch."

    The house itself could do with some general maintenance as parts are quite tired. However, as a group of 10, we found it well equipped, roomy and more than adequate for our needs. Hot tub was great and there is some lovely scenery, you are also surrounded by sheep. There were quite a few flies, but you are in the countryside. We found that if you put the post code into a sat nav it takes you to the wrong place, those of us who just entered Cwmgilla Farm had no problems. The lane to the house is single track and very bumpy so anyone with a low vehicle would find it difficult, but there is plenty of parking.

    Reviewed by AprilSep 2023

  • "Lovely house with plenty of space for all the family (5 adults, 4 children and a baby)."

    Hot tub and games room were a big hit with everyone and used every day. Well equipped with everything to make our stay enjoyable. Good location with views along the valley. Gazing at all the stars after dark was epic, not something we see at home as too much light pollution. Welcome hamper was a nice touch, thank you. A great time was had by all 10 of us and the dogs.

    Reviewed by NoelineAug 2023

  • "It's a great property."

    Loved the whole week Peaceful and quiet . Would come back The upstairs bathroom we couldn't use as water came through the ceiling in the kitchen after having a shower . I think the bath needs to be resealing . But there were two other showers, so it was not a problem Lots and lots of flies. This is probably due to being near a farm . Lovely for our two dogs too.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2023

  • "Went for my daughters birthday we had a great time would go again for definite."

    Reviewed by AnnabelApr 2023

  • "What an amazing property and stunning location."

    As a group of 9 we had an amazing stay. The games room and hot tub provided hours of quality family time of fun. It was lovely to wake up and look out at such beautiful surroundings. The welcome basket was such a lovely touch thank you ☺️

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2023

  • "Just returned from a week at the amazing Cwmgilla Farmhouse."

    Everything was spotless, owners have thought of everything to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The welcome basket was a lovely touch, thank you. The games room and hot tub were a great success and enjoyed by all family members. The house is set in a beautiful location, we thoroughly enjoyed the many Country walks in the surrounding area. Highly recommend Cwmgilla Farmhouse and we look forward to a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2023

  • "Wonderful location, beautiful well equipped house."

    We will be back as soon as possible!

    Reviewed by JoOct 2022

  • "Great house with lots of room in a beautiful area, we really enjoyed our stay and will return next year."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2022

  • "Lovely property set in peaceful surroundings."

    With plenty of space for our family of 9. The facilities were excellent and the games room and hot tube were enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by KarlAug 2022

  • "A fun place if required Love pingpong /games so quiete and relaxing Really enjoyed our stay to celebrate my sisters 50th 9 of us enjoyed it all Hot tub / walks Lovely home welcome basket of goodies Thankyou so much plenty of rooms to hide away with a book or be together ."

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2022

  • "The house was perfect for 6 adults, 4 kids and a dog."

    Lots of room for us all, games room, hot tub and board games provided kept everyone happy. Only downside the listing said there was a BBQ, we bought food for a bbq on Saturday there was no BBQ. A very small broken one by the bins. The grass wasn’t mowed, the kids wanted to play catch and badminton it wasn’t possible as the grass was too long.

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2022

  • "It was lovely and peaceful in a beautiful area and the house was just what we wanted for a family holiday for 9 people aged 7yrs to 83yrs."

    We all had a lovely time and would recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by SylviaMay 2022

  • "We have stayed here a few times and ah my god we love it, games room r amazing as we don't see the men all weekend."

    We love everything about this house and we defo will be returning again next year. Thank you

    Reviewed by FfionFeb 2022

  • "We all enjoyed our stay very much."

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2022

  • "Cwmgilla farm was just what we needed after 2021."

    The cottage was perfect size for my growing family. With plenty of space for the small ones to run around..

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for our family reunion."

    Beautiful views and peaceful. Very well equipped and spacious. Comfortable rooms with plenty of bathroom / toilet facilities. The games room and hot tub kept people amused. Lots of cottages that say they welcome dogs really don't mean it or have no idea what is needed but this one is perfect with wooden or tiled floors, outside tap, good fencing. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by TheresaOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and sweet welcome basket."

    Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2021

  • "Wonderfull place ."

    We had very nice time and gratfull!

    Reviewed by VictorOct 2020

  • "The cottage was situated in lovely countryside and had a feeling of being remote yet was only a couple of minutes drive away from Knighton."

    The games room was a big hit with the kids and the cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable break, especially the hot tub! We really enjoyed our break and were lucky we could go ahead during these strange times.

    Reviewed by NaomiSep 2020

  • "The accommodation was very clean and relaxing."

    The hot tub was a real bonus. The surrounding areas was beautiful and there was plenty of places to walk if you wanted to without bumping into anyone which meant we was safe in regard to the corona virus. You can walk into town for provisions and meals out which also felt very safe as everyone social distanced. We are hoping to return next year. Big thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "We stayed here for one week in August."

    This holiday home is a little gem of a find! This was our first trip away post lockdown and it really couldn’t have been in a more idyllic setting. Firstly we were greeted with a lovely gift basket on arrival. After a long journey this was much appreciated! Secondly the house is much bigger than it seems from the outside. Really spacious rooms and the games room was fab, which we really made use of. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you needed and again, the owners have really thought about the little touches with hand washes and salt and pepper etc. The hot tub was used daily (sometimes twice) and again was a great addition to the house. On one of our trips out we went to Elan Valley reservoirs. So picturesque and a great way to spend a few hours out and about. We’ve been back home a day and I’m desperately missing the beautiful views of sheep and rabbits that you can see from the front porch. Would love to go back and stay for Christmas and have an opportunity to use the wood burner. Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

    Reviewed by CathyAug 2020

  • "Beautiful setting, very thoughtful welcome package and plenty of room for ..."

    Beautiful setting, very thoughtful welcome package and plenty of room for children to play even in bad weather the hosts were very helpful would recommend to anyone who wants to stay in a beautiful and private setting, the kitchen was fantastic as it was a great size for our group

    Reviewed by JackAug 2020

  • "Wonderful place that we as a family will highly recommend to people."

    The owners where great from start to finish with there communication and put us at ease with it being our first outing post lock down. The house had everything a family/group could need. If your after peace and quite and access to great walks and also in reach of local towns this is the place to be. Also the owners left us a hamper of goods which was a great touch. We could not fault this place and will be visiting again in the future.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2020

  • "Overall was good nice ,clean and spacious house however they can improve few things like better quality bed and bigger TV ."

    Reviewed by MahsaOct 2019

  • "This is the second time I've stayed here and it was just as good as before."

    It's a hidden gem of a cottage. No noise or light pollution, although only a short walk into the lovely quaint town of Knighton. Lots of space inside the large cottage. Two living rooms, beautiful large kitchen / dining room, huge games rooms area and stunning views from all windows. We watched the stars and moon rising on the evening from the hot tub and in the morning watched the sun rise over the hills from the sofa with a mug of hot tea. You want for nothing. The kitchen has more utensils than my kitchen and the welcome hamper was a lovely surprise with butter, local cheese, bread, tea, coffee, milk, red wine, orange juice, eggs... it was very generous. There were 8 of us that stayed and we never felt like we were on top of each other. Can't wait to stay here again sometime.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2019

  • "We loved our holiday in this house, it was spacious and never felt cramped."

    It isn't far from knighton, but down a farm lane so it feels very peaceful. The hot tub, games room, and snug were lovely and very well used by us! Perfect for a 30th birthday celebration. Thank you!

    Reviewed by MeganAug 2019

  • "The host was friendly and flexible, the house was great and the hot tub a real treat!"

    Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2019

  • "A fantastic hideaway that has absolutely everything that you need."

    The games room and hot tub were a hit. A large space so we didn’t feel on top of each other. Very clean and comfortable and a safe place for the children to explore.

    Reviewed by MariaMay 2019

  • "Very pleasant quiet location in beautiful countryside - about 40 minutes walk from Knighton."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "This is a beautiful holiday cottage that we booked for my friends baby shower."

    There was a very thoughtful welcome hamper with plenty of information regarding what is around the area. The house was clean and well presented with many great facilities on site.

    Reviewed by CerianMay 2019

  • "I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend this place to all."

    Reviewed by JatinderNov 2018

  • "Had a family get together for the weekend at this house ."

    When we arrived there was a lovely basket of essential plus wine. And home made welsh cakes which were very yummy. The house was perfect for us ,with the added benefit of the games room and Hot tub ,Which was enjoyed by all. It is in lovely surroundings and short walk into knighton where we got a lovely pub lunch in the Horse and Jockey pub. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2018

  • "The holiday was fantastic, we all had a wonderful time and it was only ruined by the fact we had to leave so soon."

    When we arrived there was a welcome basket with home made Welsh cakes which was a lovely touch. We felt cosy straight away and spent the evening chilling out in the 2 lounge areas. We were hosting a surprise "going away" party for one of our group as she is moving to Australia. The games rooms were perfect for all the fun things we had planned and we even managed to get the BBQ going despite the rain! The hot tub was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone especially once the sun had gone down, the sky was so clear and having no light pollution made everything so beautiful! We hope to come back and maybe stay a little longer next time!!

    Reviewed by HollyOct 2018

  • "It was a nice experience and the location is great"

    Reviewed by NoufAug 2018

  • "This holiday home was everything we needed, and more."

    Beautifully equipped kitchen, lots of space for everyone, and very comfortable beds. Hot tub and games room gave us hours of fun, and we felt so relaxed in the peace and quiet of the countryside. We were made to feel most welcome by the owners family, who were so helpful. The only downside was going back home. Wish we could have stayed longer than two weeks. Excellent family holiday home. *****

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2018

  • "The biggest downside was the amount of flies."

    Hundreds of them. I know we were on a sheep farm but it wasn't helped by the fact that there was bird poo all down the outside of the windows caused by the nesting of the birds all around the house at least 10 nests. In one of the bedrooms when u opened the windows the droppings from the nests were on the top of the window so it came into the room. Only 2 small windows in the kitchen which u couldn't keep open because of flies, hence it got extremely warm as we had lovely weather. Needed a new rotary line outside as it kept leaning over. New table and chairs needed as very warm and tatty. An extra parasol would help especially as there were 3 tables and only one parasol. It had the potential to be a 5 star cottage but definitely needs some TLC inside and out. Facilities (games rooms) and setting you couldn't fault.

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2018

  • "Garden furniture needs replacing and hot tub cover needs securing as it blew off in the wind ."

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2018

  • "This is our third visit to Cwymgilla, we had an excellent holiday there this year, as we had on the two previous visits."

    Very well equipped, spacious, warm, comfortable house, lovely views as well as great walking from the door. Excellent play facilities - table tennis, pool, darts, hot tub. reliable Wi-Fi - essential for GCSE revision this year. Easy half hour walk to village with good shops, including butcher's, baker's and supermarket.

    Reviewed by Peter JApr 2018

  • "Lovely house - thoroughly enjoyable weekend :)"

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2018

  • "It caused us difficulty not being able to pay by bank transfer."

    The rating symbols are not working on the above form for comfort etc so we guessed them. The main upstairs shower was not usable as ran hot and cold but this was passed on and I'm sure dealt with. The owners were very nice, the welcome pack was lovely, the farm style location is fantastic, amazing views, just fields and sheep and hills. We would definitely come back. Large rooms for easy movement. the heating was excellent for our winter break, very warm and cosy despite temperatures around zero. The house is well presented and is practical rather than super plush but that suited us perfectly. Everything you would need is there though and its smart.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2017

  • "My friends and I had a lovely and relaxing weekend at Cwmgilla Farm catching up around the log fire."

    We walked into Knighton one of the days and had some delicious food and The Horse and Jockey before returning to the house and relaxing in the hot tub. The views from the house are stunning and it all made for a great weekend away. I would highly recommend and will be returning!

    Reviewed by NaomiNov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and beautiful location."

    Had a fantastic weekend and wished we had stayed longer. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by AnnabelleNov 2017

  • "It was absolutely amazing experience , breath taking views , quiet and cozy area , friendly and helpful owners , I would definitely recommend to anyone."

    Reviewed by AndrzejJun 2017

  • "Absolutely perfect in every single way."

    .. We are booking to go back ASAP

    Reviewed by LeeNov 2016

  • "Lovely and comfortable, plenty of hot water and fluffy towels."

    Excellent views all around - perfect location although country lane a little challenging, luckily we never met anyone else on the lane!

    Reviewed by CherylOct 2016

  • "Everything"

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2016

  • "The owners are wonderful and the house is fantastic we are already hoping to book again for next year."

    The house has everything you need, we stayed as a family of four generations, the oldest 85 years old and the youngest 19 years old, plus our dog. There was something for everyone, it is a bit of a walk into knighton (if you are 85) and its very hilly, but the buses and taxis are fairly frequent. The owners are there if you need them, but respect your privacy. We were blessed with wonderful weather so we were out and about a lot, but there is plenty to do in the the house if the weather is bad. The house is well equipped and comfortable. I would recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 7) with woodburning stove
  • Snug (seats 4)
  • Games room with pool table, table tennis and darts.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVDs, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden and patio with hot tub, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is a small fenced stream beyond the garden
  • Note: Check in is after 4pm
  • Please note: hot tub may not be up to temperature on arrival as takes a while to heat
  • Water supply is from a spring
  • Note: The garden is not fully enclosed
  • Please note: This property has a good housekeeping of £250

The property

Knighton 1.4 miles.

A beautifully presented, detached farmhouse ideally located just a short distance from the bustling Welsh market town of Knighton, and close to the English border on the owner's 400-acre sheep farm.

Tastefully furnished throughout to provide spacious, contemporary accommodation, this light and airy farmhouse is ideal for families and friends to spend a relaxing holiday together.

The five first floor bedrooms have been thoughtfully furnished with sumptuous beds, crisp bed linen and views over the surrounding farmland.

One double bedroom has the added benefit of an en-suite shower room, while the other guests have the choice of a further two bathrooms and a separate first floor WC.

The ground floor has a sitting room with reclining sofas and a warming woodburning stove, while the snug has patio doors to the front seating area.

The well-equipped farmhouse kitchen boasts a Belling range cooker and a dining area that can seat all guests, making it the perfect place for a lazy Sunday lunch or a celebratory dinner.

Guests can enjoy time in the games room playing table tennis, pool or a game of darts, or wander out to the hot tub and relax amongst the bubbles whilst taking in the views of the countryside beyond.

Outside, the garden has space for outdoor games, the small paddock beyond the garden is available for ball games, or you can also enjoy a paddle in the stream running by.

The bustling town of Knighton is one mile away, where you can find many individual shops, tea rooms and pubs.

Enjoy many walks from the doorstep, with Glyndwr's Way and Offa's Dyke running close by.

All in all, a fantastic holiday cottage in a beautiful part of the country.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Clun 7 miles; Presteigne 11 miles; Ludlow 13 miles; Hay-on-Wye 23 miles.

The charming market town of Knighton nestles amidst lovely countryside on the banks of the River Teme, which straddles the English/Welsh border. This is a renowned location for walking, riding and cycling with Offa's Dyke actually passing through the town, which hosts the Offa's Dyke Information Centre. Owain Glyndwr's Way also runs through the heart of the town and Radnor Forest and the 84 mile long Radnor Ring Cycling Route are also both close by. Visit magnificent Powis Castle with its celebrated gardens, the breathtaking reservoirs of the Elan Valley and the lovely towns of Presteigne, Leominster and medieval Ludlow, with its famous 13th century castle, ancient buildings and wonderful restaurants. Hay-on-Wye, the Town of Books, with its famous annual literary festival, along with the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells are within easy driving distance. A wonderful location for exploring beautiful mid Wales, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

Check in is after 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas