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St Harmon, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 985854)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

26 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect we all love it."

    very relaxing place, clean and spacious

    Thank you Eli for your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EliMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely time and the property was clean and an excellent size."

    We were disappointed as when I was choosing a property it was important that it had a log burner (however, a gas log burner was the next best thing). Unfortunately, it didn't work and despite the owner attempting to get a spare part we did not have a fire. The central heating was excellent and we weren't cold, but as it was Christmas we wanted the atmosphere a log burner gives. Also, the cooking range was great, but the large burner was not burning properly and smelt of gas with a yellow flame. This meant we could not use the burner and it obviously needed servicing (as evidently did the fire). I notice that someone previously had stated that the upstairs bathroom tap was continuously running and this had not been fixed. Kitchen sink was leaking from somewhere and there was a puddle of water on the floor when using taps. It was very clean, well equipped and the hot tub was fantastic. Apart from the issues mentioned above, it was a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2021

  • "Should be a brighter or another light provided outside, as unable to see outside when it gets dark early."

    Needs better explanation of the location of the house, took an hour to find the property.

    We will make sure to add more lights outside property and provided better explanation of house. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "I booked the a weekend for my daughters 16th birthday with another family friend."

    Good facilities and kids loved it. Will definitely book it again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliceOct 2021

  • "An amazing experience ,coupled up with a beautiful home overlooking a peaceful scenery."

    My son who has austim absolutely loved it as there was so much space to run around as well as a nice hot tub to cool off in. The owners were one of the nicest people we've ever encountered. I would highly recommend this place for a peaceful get away from city life.

    Reviewed by ShaziaSep 2021

  • "Several things were either broken or not working eg key safe, toilet seat ..."

    Several things were either broken or not working eg key safe, toilet seat Leaking cold water tap etc No farm contact to resolve the above issues and others

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "Great setting."

    Host was helpful. House great.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJun 2021

  • "The property was gorgeous really spacious and is great for little children."

    Beds were really Comfortable and I liked that there were plenty of pillows and towels. The room sizes were great all the things you needed like long mirrors and sturdy wardrobes and draws. We did not have hot water for the the first two days but the owners sorted this out when they could (was a bank holiday). There is a lot of flies within the property and this is owing to the farm situated next the property. You just have to be extra careful when preparing food. I think to improve the property maybe placing a dryer in the property and a washing line outside, provide many many fly catchers as this really helped and lastly could a shelter be placed over the hot tub? When it rains you generally don’t use it and when it was sunny the kids had no shelter so I had to reduce the length of time they went in, with a shelter you have more flexibility. Overall we had a lovely stay it was just the break we needed.

    Reviewed by MarieMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, enjoyed our stay very much."

    Would come back again, however there are a few disappointments. Unable to use the bbq, which we were not happy with as it said it has this facility and we had purchased meat, bbq coal etc. Late check in and early check out. A little unfair when you are travelling from far and can only check in at 5pm. Wastes the whole day and then to have to leave super early and having to clean everywhere and strip the linen. Defiantly would need more time for this. Felt it was rushed and we needed more time. Other than this we were very happy.

    Reviewed by AneshaSep 2020

  • "Although we took a while finding it we were very happy once we got there , very spacious lovely comfy beds ideally situated around beautiful scenery and several beautiful walks and climbs, mine been up a mountain waterfall."

    there was also a splendid dam to walk around and every corner had a splendid view, which you never stopped been amazed at. Local village and pub was just a short drive and had everything in it. Visited several coastal areas while their and while some was very quiet were also beautiful, overall a great staycation, usually go abroad .

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "It was so good to spend time on this holiday home We glade that we choose this one"

    Reviewed by SanjayJul 2020

  • "We have been here three time now, its very comfortable and suitable for our large group."

    It's not perfect in decor but we like that as we have 5 kids under 8 in our group. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DominicFeb 2020

  • "Really good experience, everyone really had a good time at this cottage."

    Reviewed by ZuberDec 2019

  • "Great place for a retreat, lovely hot tub!"

    Reviewed by John-danielOct 2019

  • "Had a lovely and relaxing stay this weekend."

    Pictures do not do this lovely property justice. Thank you

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2019

  • "8 of us went, and couldn't of asked for anymore."

    Such a lovely and comfortable place to stay. Very clean, hot tub was really nice, and lots of room for everyone to sit! Would highly recommend this, and will be definitely coming back again!

    Reviewed by CarraMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Glanyrafon, We went as a Family of 12 to celebrate my mother’s 60th Birthday."

    The accommodation was spacious. Beds where very comfortable. Staff where friendly. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2019

  • "Great cottage with character and plenty of space."

    Nice and secluded in a beautiful landscape. Would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by CiaraMar 2019

  • "Brilliant holiday."

    Brilliant location and property. Sykes and holiday home landlord were great when a small issue occured with the plumbing. Very responsive.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2019

  • "The barn was a bit tired in places and the heating hadn’t been put on prior to us getting there which meant it took ages to warm up and was a bit off putting."

    Had to ring for more bed sheets as two beds weren’t made up and we could find any spares, but they were sorted in quick time. We asked for stair gates to be put on for our stay and they weren’t so we had to do them ourselves! Beds were comfy and a lovely base but some furniture and crockery could do with up dating and curtains hanging off in places. Just needs a little love and attention.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2019

  • "Family of 6 adults & 2 grandchildren stayed for the weekend 60th birthday."

    The cottage and facilities are of a high standard. If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the place to go. Very good customer services from Sykes cottages,already looking to book another trip in the summer.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "The photos really don’t do the size of the property justice."

    It was absolutely huge and as we had a toddler in our party, we requested baby hates and a hair chair and on arrival there was a choice of two high chairs plus the gates already up and in situ. We found the property tricky to find using the postcode and the directions but a local helped us out. The WiFi, hot tub and bathroom facilities are all brilliant and cater to the group size, same for cutlery and crockery - which isn’t always the case for large parties. Really wonderful stay and the local area is beautiful. We spent a day at the Elan Valley and it was great.

    Reviewed by AmieNov 2018

  • "We have been to this barn twice now and are thinking of booking it again for next year."

    Its in a great location and works well with the size of our party.

    Reviewed by DominicNov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, the pictures do not do it justice."

    A lot bigger than it looks. Very clean and tidy. The beds are so comfortable that everyone in our group had good nights sleep.any small issues the new owners are aware of and are in the process of fixing these, very friendly and helpful, We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by NicholaSep 2018

  • "The amount of flies was very off putting, particularly when cooking in the kitchen."

    Fly screens at windows may have helped as we felt we couldnt open the windows or doors. Also, it would of helped to have a parasol in garden to shield from sun on very hot days. Shame about the misted windows in the lounge spoiling the view. On the plus side the cottage was clean and bedrooms very comfortable.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2018

  • "The barn was fly infested and should never have been let!"

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 2 x family room with 1 super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and 1 single
  • Two sprung folding beds available
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas woodburner-effect stove.
  • Oil central heating with gas stove
  • Rangemaster range with double electric oven, 5-ring gas hob and hot plate, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ on request and Jacuzzi hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and restaurants 3 miles, pubs 2 miles
  • Note: The water is from a private water supply, water pressure can be intermittent
  • Note: Fly screen available on request

The property

A detached, 19th century, stone-built barn conversion on a large working livestock farm, with lovely views over open farmland and rolling hills, on the edge of St Harmon and only three miles from Rhayader.

This cottage offers spacious, well-equipped accommodation, traditionally decorated and furnished in Laura Ashley textiles, creating a very comfortable cottage for a large family or group of friends.

The bedrooms offer very flexible sleeping arrangements and the front garden with hot tub is ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco after enjoying the beautiful scenery and walks in the region.

The property comes close to the beautiful Elan Valley Lakes, the Gilfach Nature Reserve and the Red Kite Feeding Station in Rhayader.

Builth Wells is within easy reach, and offers shops, pubs, tea rooms, restaurants and the Royal Welsh Showground.

This wonderful part of Wales offers something for everyone and this quality Rhayader holiday cottage is the perfect base to make the most of the area.

Note: The property is 5 mins walk from Ref. 985857, together they sleep 16.

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

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About the location


Rhayader 3.5 miles.

The small village of St. Harmon is located on the River Marteg in the county of Powys, amidst the beautiful countryside surrounding Rhayader. Rhayader is a bustling market town with an abundance of small unusual shops, many eating establishments and pubs, a leisure complex, and for outdoors enthusiasts, cycle hire is available in the town. There is a wonderful feeding station for Red Kites near Rhayader, where they can be observed quite closely. For a more strenuous but most enjoyable day, try pony trekking through the area. Discover the fabulous Elan Valley Lakes, the Gilfach Nature Reserve and the excellent mountain biking in the Hafren Forest, which are all close. Visit Builth Wells, where the Royal Welsh Show is held annually, and where you will find a wide variety of shops, tea rooms and pubs, as well as many craft shows and exhibitions throughout the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas