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Tailor's Cottage

(Ref. 11414)

Abbeycwmhir near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (24)
  • lovely (21)
  • friendly (18)
  • garden (17)
  • beautiful (14)
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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous week at the Tailor's Cottage."

    Karen and John made us feel very welcome. The Cottage is very well equipped with everything you would need on a self catering break. The pub next door is a little gem, with great beer and the locals are extremely friendly, Lots of lovely walks at the doorstep and the Elan Valley mountain range was outstanding. We ate out several times for lunch and dinner, and the best of all pubs (serving food) we visited was the Llanerch Inn, Llandrindod Wells. The food and service was outstanding. We would highly recommend a stay at the Tailor's. Massive thank you to Karen and John.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was a lovely time place was great dogs loved it in a closed garden we had ..."

    It was a lovely time place was great dogs loved it in a closed garden we had lovely weather to great walks church was very nice and beautiful surroundings we would love to go back next year very quiet and peaceful thankyou

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay a bit isolated for us but enjoyed the peace and quiet ..."

    Had a lovely stay a bit isolated for us but enjoyed the peace and quiet unfortunately weather was not that kind to us but overall a lovely clean cottage

    3.4Jul 2023

  • "Gorgeous stay."

    So peaceful. The pub is a lovely bonus and the owners are very friendly. Garden and house were bigger than i expected.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2023

  • "I've just returned from a stay at Tailor's Cottage with my daughter and her dog for a week and it was really relaxing."

    The cottage is very spacious, airy and well equipped with everything you need. We only ate out once (at the Harp in Old Radnor), which is worth a trip as the food is great. I was a bit concerned before going, that the electric heaters wouldn't be warm enough but when we put them on, they soon warmed up and we were really toasty. The garden is great and Luna (the dog) particularly enjoyed it. We even sat out in the Autumn sunshine with a cuppa one afternoon. The village is very quiet and all you can hear is the birds singing. There are loads of walks just out from the door and you can easily get to Elan Valley, Builth Wells, Llandod and lots of other interesting places. Hopefully we'll be back again.

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Oct 2022

  • "Such a lovely stay, we are all missing it dearly!"

    Beautiful area. Lots of great memories made. I wish I was still there!

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with an amazing garden,very peaceful and beautiful surroundings, the pub next door was fab, especially Ben ,the pool playing dog."

    Our two dogs loved the garden and the walks. Friendly owners who made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2022

  • "The perfect house in the perfect location."

    The house and garden were obviously well cared for. We had everything we needed. A lovely relaxing time was had by all.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable with everything we needed."

    The garden was gorgeous, and safe for our dog. The location was wonderful, having a variety of stunning walks and the cosy pub right on our doorstep, Thank you!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location."

    Lovely garden and great walks straight from the cottage (no need to drive). A nice drink enjoyed in the Happy Union Inn with friendly locals.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and location, loved sitting in the garden watching and listening to the birds."

    Fantastic to have so many walks from the door stop and having the pub next door was a bonus. Only negative would be that some of the cooking trays could do with updating.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Tailers Cottage, the accommodation was excellent, the village is lovely, scenery stunning and we were blessed with beautiful weather."

    I definitely think we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for us and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have stayed at tailors cottage for the past week and we have just returned home."

    It was absolutely amazing. The cottage was beautiful and very well presented. The views from our bedroom window was facing the church across the way and to see that everyone in the village all help each other is great to see. We also went into the owners pub ( the happy union inn ) we were made to feel so welcoming all the locals talked to us and gave us information on what’s around the area, We visited Elan valley which was the beat part of our holiday. Our AkitaX Malamute Keiko also made a new a friend Ben with the owners dog. Ben is amazing so friendly and has a lovely funny character. We are already looking at some dates for next year to be returning. This is definitely our new holiday please in England. A big thank you to John and Karen for making us feel very welcome n their village and for allowing us to rent their cottage for the week. We have really enjoyed it. And like I say, We will be returning as soon as we can. For anyone who is looking for a get away with beautiful surroundings, This place is the please you need to book and show John and Karen your support. You don’t be disappointed. Thank you so much John, Karen & Ben. Jade and Matt and Keiko

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Dec 2021

  • "One of the cleanest cottages I have stayed in."

    Everything you could want. Loved it would definitely stay again. Only one small downside is the garden wall on one side is low so our dog jumped straight out but we put the kids slide there and all was good.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely winter week spent at Tailors Cottage in the rural and picturesque village of Abbey Cwm Hir."

    Good base to walk the Elan Valley, Llandrindod, Rhayader etc and day trips to Machynlleth (to visit the Centre for Alternative Technology) and Aberystwyth and Borth etc are achievable. Kitchen and living area spacious and comfy as were the beds. A lovely ‘get away from it all’ destination. Owners were on site next door if we needed anything. Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Nov 2021

  • "Don't gone on firework night."

    The pub was noisy, kids screaming out side your door, cherry knocking and gallivanting uncontrolled in your private garden. Very quiet village with some good walks for the dog. Pleasant owners.

    Reviewed by Len3.1Oct 2021

  • "The Cottage was amazing, so much room, everything was very clean and the beds were all comfortable."

    The pub was extremely friendly and our hosts were very welcoming, incredible value, would highly recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is well equipped, comfy beds & great that each bedroom had an ensuite bathroom."

    Lovely that the owner had left a very yummy fruit bread.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed stay very much."

    The house and garden were lovely. We had everything we need and more. People were very friendly too. The surrounding areas were beautiful and peaceful with plenty of places to walk with our two dogs, who enjoyed the holiday very much too. We highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

  • "We were very happy with the accommodation but the stairs did present a bit of aproblem as one of our party is disabled."

    The property would benefit from a downstairs toilet. The Wi-Fi was very intermittent

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Aug 2021

  • "Great location and lovely garden ."

    The owners were there when needed, but not in your face . The pub next door had friendly clientele and great beer . Loved the place .

    Reviewed by Scott4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely quiet relaxing clean cottage , a good place to chill out."

    the owners & locals very friendly & helpful.there are lots of interesting p laces to go but transport is essential.loveley place will go again john eileen pauline & eric

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay."

    Nothing around so perfect for a quiet escape. The house is much bigger than expected. Owners incredibly friendly and relaxed. Would stay again. Infact have friends already asking for the details to go.

    Reviewed by Jenni4.4Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet area easy to get to with good roads."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful and pub next door was lovely. The cottage has everything you need. We took two dog s and the garden was plenty big enough for them to run around and is secure as long as they don't jump the walls .

    Reviewed by Lucie4.7Sep 2020

  • "No not at all."

    We had a wonderful time at Tailors Cottage. The scenery around the area was beutiful. The owners were really friendly and acomodating. If I did have one minor complaint it would be having a public toilet for the pub directly outside our front door. Having said that the Happy Union Inn is not open until 8pm and the regulars must have been asked to consider us in the cottage as it didn't really bother us. If you want a really quiet place to stay for a friendly peaceful holiday Tailors Cottage is the one. We Will Be Going Back........

    Reviewed by Ian John4.7Aug 2020

  • "The hosts and the property were wonderful."

    It was entirely my fault for underestimating how inland we were from the coast. We enjoy holidays near the sea and I thought 34 miles inland from Aberyswyth was ok but the roads in order to get to coastal resorts were very twisty and what was 34 miles felt like 134. I did realize that I had booked the wrong location a while ago but the property was very good for our needs accommodation wise. .

    Reviewed by Kath4.7Aug 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage with huge garden that was great for 4 kids and a dog."

    Beautiful secluded peaceful location and great hosts. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very narrow for parking outside cottage, stairs steep and slippy with stocking feet."

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2019

  • "Our family holiday was spent at Tailors Cottage and a great time was had by all."

    Cottage is in an absolutely stunning spot, with beautiful scenery, church and ruins to explore. Fairly remote, but a drive to Aberystwyth was around 50mins, with a tesco about 15mins drive away The owners of the cottage are welcoming and friendly without being intrusive, and the cottage itself just lovely, with everything needed for an enjoyable break. The pub right on your doorstep (literally) is a definite bonus. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundins Excellent gardens as described A lovely enjoyable relaxing week"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Aug 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage, beautiful location and a cracking pub next door."

    What's not to like?

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a hidden gem john and karen perfect hosts locals very friendly would come back for a third visit"

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy and clean."

    We didnt want for anything.the area was nice and wife just found the stairs a little difficult as she has a hip problem.otherwise 10/10

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2018

  • "We were made to feel very welcome on arrival by John and Karen the cake tea and coffee were very welcome after our long journey."

    The whole local people were very friendly when we met in the Happy Union Inn, The garden was great for our dog our only disappointment was there was no BBQ as advertised in the information provided. we would certainly return again.

    Reviewed by Enid4.7Jun 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation in a wonderful rural spot which was ideal for us keen walkers."

    En-suite in three rooms was excellent as was the large garden for relaxing in the sun. You would find it difficult to find a more beautiful area. An absolute delight.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is a lovely part of the world."

    The owners, John and Karen were very friendly. In fact, both in the village and the local towns, all we met were very friendly and helpful people. The cottage itself is very well equipped. The large garden was perfect for our two dogs.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2018

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a beautiful location."

    It was perfect for us. We will be going back.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2017

  • "Cooking facilities somewhat dated and lacking one or two necessary utensils and accessories e."

    G. a wine bottle opener that worked! Oven gloves.

    Reviewed by Colin4.0Aug 2017


    Reviewed by Alf5.0Mar 2017

  • "Fantastic location and very welcoming village."

    John and Karen were very helpful and friendly too. The Elan Valley is a beautiful place to visit and there are some lovely walks around the area. we would highly recommend this cottage. if pushed for constructive criticism we would say beware of the stair case, being wooden is can be very slippery, and the mattresses are fairly springy, but really we had a fantastic time and would defiantly consider re-booking the same property!

    Reviewed by Mark4.6Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 3 singles, 1 x twin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric coal-effect fire.
  • Wall mounted thermostatically controlled electric heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Large enclosed front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles
  • Owner's quiet village inn close to cottage
  • Note: The local village pub does not serve food and is only open from 8pm Mon-Sat.

The property

A charming semi-detached cottage in the centre of Abbeycwmhir, a quiet village in the beautiful Radnorshire Hills.

This welcoming Wales cottage offers cosy, quality accommodation, with three en-suite bedrooms and a lovely lawned garden, ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco.

For cyclists and walkers, Glyndwr's Way National Trail and Cycle Route 25 run through the village, offering direct access to wonderful countryside and fresh Welsh air.

Enjoy the location of this Wales cottage, within easy reach of the stunning Elan Valley lakes and trails, the Red Kite Feeding Station at Rhayader, the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), including the steam railway, or even the historic Shropshire town of Ludlow.

This Wales cottage is also around an hour's drive from a variety of NT properties.

The village inn of Abbeycwmhir, run by the owner of this Wales cottage, is just the spot to relax with a drink after a day out walking or exploring.

A great family Wales cottage, all year round.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref. 3605, together they sleep 12.

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About the location


Rhayader 6 miles; Llandrindod Wells 10 miles.

Abbeycwmhir ('abbey in the long valley') is a peaceful, picturesque and historic village, which nestles in the lovely Radnorshire Hills and stands on Glyndwr's Way national walking trail. This tranquil village is home to the well known ruins of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1176, with its local CADW Interpretation Centre, The Hall, an impressive country mansion with lovely gardens, which are all open to the public, and the Happy Union Inn, which is an old fashioned ale house. There is wonderful walking and cycling from the village, with trails and paths meandering their way through woodland and along rivers, or for more challenging terrain, simply drive the short distance to the nearby Cambrian Mountains or the spectacular Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons). Visit Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader or Builth Wells to find a variety of shops, museums, craft centres, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants. Visit the Red Kite Feeding Station at Rhayader, which offers a fantastic opportunity to see these beautiful birds at close range, take a trip to the peaceful Elan Valley Lakes, the Gilfach Nature Reserve or test your nerve at the Phil Price Rally School or the Underhill Farm Horse Riding School. A perfect base for a family holiday or a romantic break in a lovely peaceful location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas