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Pen Y Maes

Builth Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 961942)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful property surrounded by beautiful and breathtaking scenery."

    The proximity of a quality pub was much appreciated! Nice food and friendly staff is a bonus too. Pottery with Alex AllPress in Built highly recommended along with a relaxing boat trip on the Brecon canal with Dragonfly Cruises. The hot tub was a delight and extra touches such as a scrumptious cake and welcoming flowers just added to our enjoyment for the week. Plenty of home comforts so all you need to do is sit back and relax, take in a spot of bird watching and let the bubbles in the hot tub wash away your stresses! Thank you!

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Pen Y Maes."

    Flowers and Victoria sponge were most welcoming. Lovely spacious property with everything we needed. Well kept enclosed garden was perfect for our dog. Good position for Builth Wells and surrounding area

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "Pen Y Maes is a fantastic cottage."

    Spotlessly clean, very comfy beds and the dog enjoyed the large enclosed garden. Having the hot tub was a great addition. Delyth is a great host. We arrived to a delicious Victoria sponge. We were made to feel very welcome. Thankyou for a wonderful stay. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by LeanneApr 2022

  • "Beautiful property, quiet and peaceful."

    The hot tub was pure bliss.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage with everything that we needed."

    The dogs loved the enclosed Garden and had a great week. Plenty of great walks obviously and we would definitely recommend Elan valley. Visited the friendly local pub which is just at the end of the drive a few times for food and drinks all great

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2022

  • "A lovely spacious property in a peaceful location with everything you need for a relaxing stay."

    The birds in the garden were a pleasure to watch and the hot tub was super! We could do lots of walks straight from the door which was a bonus. The owners were very helpful. We arrived in a power cut and Delyth had got a roaring fire going in the wood burner and provided us with torches and lit lots of candles.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022

  • "We booked this for a surprise 60th Birthday stay for our family of 6."

    Easy to access, great parking, completely spotless, wonderful facilities. We had a wonderful break away the added touch of homemade Welsh cakes were delicious and demolished well! Thank you. Added addition of the hot tub was a huge plus and one of the reasons we booked it. Watching the birds outside was an added bonus with the helpful book. The local pub seven stars is also worth a visit for food or an afternoon drink and a game of darts. Thank you Pen Y Maes X

    Reviewed by FionaFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful bungalow in a perfect setting."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you would need for your stay. The fresh flowers and homemade cake on arrival were such a personal touch. The owners were very friendly in their correspondence and we were made to feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend to others and looking forward to booking again in the future. 10/10

    Reviewed by RebeccaJan 2022

  • "One of the nicest cottages I’ve stayed at."

    Came here with a group of friends I’ve not seen for a while. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed and the location was so peaceful. Beds were very comfy and the whole cottage was clean and welcoming: really appreciated the welcoming cake too! Hot tub was such a luxurious extra, was huge and really clean and easy to use. There were lots of lovely walks from the cottage and would recommend popping into Builth wells for groe parkrun! Would 100% recommend and would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by StephNov 2021

  • "The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at."

    Comfy beds, a well stocked kitchen, and a lovely hot tub compliment this clean and spacious cottage. The garden is completely dog friendly and secure. There was even a lovely homemade cake on arrival. We had a very positive experience. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephen CharlesOct 2021

  • "The cleanliness of the bungalow was spotless with comfy beds and sofas."

    The kitchen was well equipped for us to prepare meals plus we made use of the bbq twice. We were impressed with the size of the hot tub - it was much larger than they normally are. The garden is beautiful, very private with amazing views. We went on several local walks directly from the back garden gate plus visited the local pub for a meal. We really didn’t want to come home at the end of our seven day stay.

    Reviewed by KayAug 2021

  • "We had an amazing week at the cottage."

    It was lovely and clean and had everything that you needed. Weather was so good to us so managed to enjoy lots of walks in aberedw and surrounding places. Very dog and child friendly garden, completely enclosed with a gate at the back to fields. Went to the local pub, really nice pub food however it was a long wait.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "Beautiful detached bungalow with a lovely enclosed dog friendly garden and an amazing hot tub."

    The area surrounding the property is very picturesque and so peaceful. The dog friendly local pub is a few minutes walk away and very quaint. Walks from the doorstep and only a short drive to discover and enjoy longer walks - Elan Valley is a must!

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "Idyllic spot."

    . Very peaceful and private. Hot tub was one of the best we have every used. Cakes and flowers on arrival were a lovely touch. Accommodation was very good - plenty of space and facilities. Garden very good size and enclosed for the dog. Only slight criticism was the bathroom towels which were rather thin and rough. Would take our own next time. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Beautiful walks all around. Seven Stars pub at the end of the driveway was excellent. Very friendly staff and good food.. All in all a brilliant holiday and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "Stayed for a long weekend for parents 50th Birthday celebration, absolutely amazing, everything we imagined and more!"

    The place was immaculate, beds were very comfortable, everything we could of possibly needed during our stay was available, hot tub was a lovely little bonus… made lots of use out of it! Highly recommend this holiday. The owners were amazing, so helpful. Most definitely returning next year!!

    Reviewed by LaurenJun 2021

  • "We love Pen Y Maes very much; this is our 2nd visit and we shall book again for next year"

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2021

  • "Lovely holiday - We had a lovely home made cake to arrive to and some lovely ..."

    Lovely holiday - We had a lovely home made cake to arrive to and some lovely fresh flowers greeted us as well The property is situated in such a lovely location with wild life all around particularly different species of birds Would recommend and wouldn’t think twice about returning

    Reviewed by JayMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    A nice cake also waiting on arrival was a lovely touch. The one thing I would change (and this is probably only me) is the TV. It is quite old and no smart features. Also, TVs in the bedrooms would be good. Other than that, it was a perfect stay. The garden was lovely and it was nice sitting and watching the birds. The got tub was also a great little treat

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2021

  • "I have booked my holidays with Sykes for many years and always been very satisfied with the service."

    Pen - y - Maes is a fantastic holiday home set in amazingly beautiful and peaceful countryside. It is well presented and well equipped including a wonderful hot tub. The owners are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it and we are booked to go again next year.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2021

  • "Well what an amazing place to stay!"

    The bed was so comfy, I loved watching all the birds on the feeder. The hottub is massive and the views were amazing from it. The bungalow had so much room and so dog friendly. The views all around the cottage were fantastic, the sun shines in the bungalow all day long.thete are walks out of the back gate from the bungalow. There was a gorgeous home made cake on arrival. We've stayed in Many properties over the years this was the best, it's so clean and tidy and I didn't want to go home.

    Reviewed by YvonneApr 2021

  • "Amazing stay, peaceful and in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "We spent a fantastic Easter weekend at Pen y Maes."

    A real gem in the mid Wales countryside. The home-baked cake awaiting our arrival was a lovely gesture and the property exceeded all our expectations. Everything was perfect and our dog was able to run around the secure and private garden without us having to worry. The hot tub went down a treat, especially in the snow! Thanks again for helping us make some wonderful memories.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2021

  • "Photos didn’t do this haven justice - a beautiful setting with private welsh countryside views."

    Totally private, huge garden, massive hot tub - the biggest we’ve ever seen, watched the birds feeding outside from the dining table, immaculately clean, modernised throughout, spacious, lovely real woodburner, homemade cake awaiting our arrival. Had two meals out at the local pub The Seven Stars - just had to walk down the drive to get there - really friendly welcoming locals. A talented local man walks his dog across the hill playing his harmonica, stunning church such a peaceful village, wish I lived here! Only advertised as having one bathroom, but it has two really - a nice modern big bath with mixer tap and separate shower, and another en-suite bathroom which has another shower and toilet - so two toilets, two showers and a bath. Really handy utility room with a dog cage - our two dogs actually liked going in there which was their first time in one! - it kept our one year old King Charles calm while we were in the hot tub (as he tried to get in with us!) we all loved it! Xxx

    Reviewed by AnnaNov 2020

  • "This was our second time staying at pen Y maes We had a wonderful holiday and hope to return in the future."

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2020

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    Property immaculate throughout. Owners are lovely, couldn't be more helpful while still respecting your privacy. The hot tub is fantastic.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2020

  • "Accommodation was excellent."

    The bungalow was well equipped. Situated in a picturesque location. Local pub was friendly. Lots of places to visit. Hot tub well used. Overall a great holiday let. Owner also very friendly, welcoming us with a home baked cake and beautiful flowers. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our time here at Pen Y Maes!"

    It’s a beautiful bungalow with stunning views. Very comfortable for 6 guests with a spacious jacuzzi, that kept us entertained at night. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2020

  • "Everything about our stay exceeded expectations, the house is beautiful and the owners have been very thoughtful of the visitors needs."

    Myself and my family were celebrating my daughters 30th Birthday it was a great success and we’ve all agreed we would definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by JoyceFeb 2020

  • "The bungalow was so warm and welcoming and so spacious."

    Lovely log burner and the hot tub added to the enjoyment. Ideally situated round the corner from the village pub with stunning views.

    Reviewed by JoanFeb 2020

  • "Excellent weekend away!"

    great location. walks from the back gate, pub also in walking distance! will defo be back!

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2020

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday - just what was needed after a hectic ..."

    We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday - just what was needed after a hectic December and the hot tub was great (take a hat if you get a cold head

    Reviewed by AlanJan 2020

  • "This was the best Christmas we have ever had!"

    Thank you so much for such a magical experience. Everything was perfect and exceeded expectations (which were already very high) The bungalow was cosy and beautifully decorated for Christmas, a yummy cake and Christmas cupcakes were a lovely surprise. The hot tub was huge and we spent each evening relaxing as a family. Location was perfection, nestled between the beautiful Welsh hills! Thank you for allow us to stay in your beautiful home and allowing us to make memories that will last a life time. We can’t wait to come visit again!

    Reviewed by JoeDec 2019

  • "Bungalow very spacious & spotlessly clean."

    We managed to cook all our meals though another frying pan would have been perfect. The rooms are all large & well equipped, if I had to criticise it would be that the only TV in the Bungalow is quite small! The garden is wonderful & the hot tub is massive! Perfect for relaxing after dark as the whole are is well lit. We met the owners when we arrived & they were very friendly and welcoming, we even had a cake left for us! We’ve had some fabulous holidays thanks to Sykes Cottages & this one is one of the best. Can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by BarbaraNov 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect couldn't fault it."

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2019

  • "Spacious and very clean accomodation."

    Perfect neighbours (sheep). Dogs loved the wrap around garden, which is enclosed once the gate is shut. We would revisit this property.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "We were so lucky because the weather was lovely so we had nice walks with our dog!"

    The nearness of the wonderful pub , the seven stars, was amazing and we often are there. As usual with Sykes cottages we were well looked after and will be booking another holiday soon.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Really lovely property."

    Spacious and spotlessly clean. Lovely peaceful spot. Garden perfect for dogs, well fenced and safe. The hot tub is huge, greatly enjoyed by all. Was lovely to be able to stroll to the re-opened village pub, very welcoming, good food. Lovely area on your doorstep but a good base if you want to explore further afield with Elan Valley, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountain etc all within easy reach.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2019

  • "Our family thoroughly enjoyed a week in this beautiful bungalow with incredible surroundings."

    We had everything we could possibly need to relax and made great use of the hot tub. We were happy to see the local pub has reopened and enjoyed lunch and a few drinks here. If you are looking for a peacful getaway with sheep for neighbour's then we would strongly recoment this wonderful place. Delith (owner) couldnt bee more friendly and made is feel very welcome on her visits to check the hot tub.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2019

  • "Lovely home from home bungalow, everything you needed was there, perfect garden my dogs loved it."

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2019

  • "A lovely bungalow in a beautiful setting!"

    Hot tub helped! Especially in the hot weather we were lucky to have. Five of us all found it very convenient in our travels backwards and forwards to the Royal Welsh. Met the owner, extremely lovely lady. Have already recommended it to friends of mine.

    Reviewed by SJul 2019

  • "The cottage and it's surroundings were absolutely perfect."

    The cottage is very private, set in picturesque, peaceful countryside where all you can hear are the birds and the sheep. The interior is very clean and comfortable and has all the amenities that you could want from a holiday let. There is a private garden (with garden furniture) which is a wonderful sun trap, perfect for relaxing in with a cup of tea or glass of wine and if this isn't enough, there is the most amazing hot tub in which we spent many a happy hour. The cottage is also well situated as a base from which to explore Wales. We were made to feel welcome on our arrival with the added bonus of flowers and a lovely cake, there was comprehensive information about the local area (shops, eating places etc) provided and the friendly owners were available for any queries that we had. One small issue - the post code provided by Sykes for the property was incorrect and we had to ask at one of the local houses for directions.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2019

  • "Owner left cake and flowers for us on arrival - lovely touch!"

    The pictures do not do this property justice and there are views out of every window. If you want a peaceful and relaxing break this is ideal. Shame the pub (literally a few hundred yards away) is currently unoccupied as nowhere to eat/drink in walking distance. However there is a large fridge/freezer in the utility room as well as a fridge in the kitchen so plenty of room for a delivered shop to buy in your own treats. The garden is totally secure and there is a crate for your dog bed in the utility room - ideal for 2 small/1medium sized dogs. Flexi-leads are handy here as lots of sheep around when out walking. Idyllic place!

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2019

  • "We had the most peaceful, relaxing and wonderful time at Pen Y Maes."

    Dogs loved it. Hot tub is huge! Defiantly a massive thumbs up!! We will be returning! (With the kids this time!)

    Reviewed by JamieMar 2019

  • "Lovely spacious, clean bungalow, perfect for a member of our group with limited mobility."

    Location is peaceful but not too far from the main road which is a bonus. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019

  • "Enjoyed the facilities and the outdoor hot tub, the surroundings and the price."

    Excellent holiday would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2019

  • "Perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by SallyDec 2018

  • "There is a pub within 100 yds, its under new ownership so hopefully it will succeed as it serves lovely beer and the landlord is very nice."

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2018

  • "Clean comfortable lovely hot tub great secure garden for our 2 dogs very private and relaxing Alan"

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2018

  • "Beautiful place in a wonderful location, for a quiet, relaxing holiday, with walks on the doorstep."

    Delyth the owner is lovely and makes a great welcome cake. Hot tub is fantastic. Sad to leave, will be returning soon.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "We have stayed at lots of self catering holiday cottages and this one beats them all, it was very comfy and had everything that you could possible need for everyone including the dog."

    Having a gate from the garden onto a public footpath over the castle ruins was fabulous, it meant we didn't need to walk near traffic which our dog is reactive to. Will be visiting again in the future.

    Reviewed by AvrilOct 2018

  • "It was so peaceful and relaxing you do not here a sound night or day and the hot ..."

    It was so peaceful and relaxing you do not here a sound night or day and the hot tub was excellent especially after a day walking up snowdon

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "We enjoyed or stay ,it was relaxing, peaceful and all together a great break ."

    The hot tub was lovely , the only thing I would comment on is the fact you had to walk up some steps to get to it as it is away from the bungalow at the top of the garden ,that's ok in daylight but at night and after it rained it was a bit tricky as the steps got a bit slippery , other than that the bungalow is beautiful and comfortable .

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "Lovely relaxed weekend away to celebrate friend's birthday."

    The surrounding countryside and views were beautiful. Most comfortable beds and excellent night's sleep. Very peaceful and quiet. Owners left us a lovely home made cake and some organic apples which was a lovely touch

    Reviewed by JeffSep 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay in Wales, the cottage was wonderfully decorated and finished as well as very clean!"

    We loved being able to bring our labs with us and the comfort of the cottage was second to none

    Reviewed by TamiSep 2018

  • "Beds so comfy !"

    duvets and pillows like clouds! fabulous! hot tub great . no negatives in this cottage!

    Reviewed by CeriAug 2018

  • "Had a fantastic break in a lovely bungalow with great views, us as a family would love to come back next year , Hot tube was a big hit with all of us ."

    Hickman family.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2018

  • "The bungalow was beautiful and extremely peaceful."

    Hosts were great,very nice people.I slept better for that week than I have for a long time.Thanks v.much,would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2018

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  • Over one floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower room; shower, basin and WC) 1 x twin (zip/link to a super king) Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and hot tub
  • Bicycle storage in garage
  • Pet friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles and pub within half a mile
  • Cot and highchair available on request.

The property

A stunning 1980's style red brick bungalow, tucked away down a little lane in the hamlet village of Aberedw in Builth Wells.

Everything about this fantastic property portrays style and modern elegance; there are three beautifully capacious bedrooms all with superb countryside views, a home ideally suited to families or friends.

A rural setting surrounded by the property gardens, fully enclosed so it is suitable for children and pets with views overlooking glorious open fields and access onto a footpath over the old castle hill.

The cottage has an open-plan kitchen and dining area with a beautiful dining table and stunning views out through the French doors into the garden.

You also have the added utility room, with fridge/freezer and washing machine so you have an advantage of extra space in the kitchen area.

The sitting room features a lovely wood burner, so if you're feeling chilly during the winter season, turn up the heat and get cosy on the deluxe leather sofas.

You will be overwhelmed by the panoramic, picturesque views from the garden which features a barbecue and exceptionally large hot tub, so why not take a nice hot soak after a long day of country hiking before your evening meal, should you choose to dine indoors or out, you have the option.

In Builth Wells, just a 10-minute drive away is the RWAS showground, home of the Royal Welsh Show, hosting other big public events all-year-round.

The highlights are the Spring Festival held in May for smallholding, gardening and sustainable living enthusiasts and the Winter Fair, held in December which features livestock displays and a huge Christmas market.

Hay-on-Wye is a 20 minute drive in the opposite direction which features historic sites, mountainous walks and many shops to visit.

Pen Y Maes is of superb quality and professional finish throughout with lovely modern fixtures, an ideal holiday location, sitting just below the ruins of historical Aberedw Castle.

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 8 miles; Hay-on-Wye 10 miles; Brecon Beacons 22 miles; Elan Valley 22 miles

The market town of Builth Wells (Welsh spelling: Llanfair-ym-Muallt) is located in beautiful, unspoilt countryside and makes an interesting base for a Mid-Wales break. Home to interesting craft stores and many collectors’ fairs, this is also the ideal location for walking, pony trekking and mountain biking. The town offers a challenging 18 hole golf course, a sports centre, and the Wyeside Arts Centre, which includes a cinema as well as many live shows. Across the River Wye lies the Royal Welsh Showground, home to the famous Royal Welsh Show, which brings an explosion of colour to the town every July, along with many other events taking place throughout the year. With the spa town of Llandrindod Wells just 8 miles away, and the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and spectacular Black Mountains within easy reach, this wonderful location is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or those just wishing to relax amidst wonderful scenery. Builth Wells is an excellent base offering a gateway into Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas