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Glanyrafon Bungalow

(Ref. 985857)

St Harmon, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved our 2 week break at this property."

    It is in a wonderful setting, total peace and quiet. The property was spotlessly clean. The furniture is a bit tired and most of the recliner mechanics dont work. Some of the crockery needs replacing due to chips and scratches. The hot tub was a welcome addition even though again it could do with a bit of attention, no doubt these things are due to the amount of use they get and not everyone being as respectful as they should be. It would have been useful to have some information regarding local shops and supermarkets, or an option to order a basic starter pack of bread, milk, eggs due to the remoteness of the property and the late check in time, especially in the winter months when it gets very dark very quickly. It would also have helped to know what day the refuse was collected especially for a two week stay as the bin isn't very big. That being said it didn't stop us having a lovely time.

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2023

  • "Lovely rural and quiet location with amazing views."

    Locals were very friendly. The nearby Elan valley was great to visit with amazing Dams in a short drive. Very surprised how quiet it was, especially being half term. Bungalow was very spacious and clean. Games room was a bonus the kids, especially visiting Wales in Autumn. Bungalow had everything we needed but at the same time had a simplicity that I like. Shower was fab, very powerful and bonus of a bath which my daughter loves. Managed to get in the hot tub a couple of times between storms! Got a bit muddy around the hot tub which made it quite messy and slippery, especially when trying to remove and replace the cover. Just a minor niggle. Smart tv so able to watch Netflix on those cold rainy eves. Plenty of spacious parking by the door. Great for packing and unpacking car in harsh weather. My little dog loved watching the sheep. Few Red Kites flying over, even a couple of Jets. We didn’t visit for the walks but a perfect location if this is what you want to do. Couldn’t fault the place and the price was good. Hopefully they won’t suddenly hike the prices up. If not I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Emma LouiseOct 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the location, the bungalow was clean and very well equipped, the only thing lacking was a towel rail or somewhere to hang towels."

    I loved the fact we were not next door to any owners and had complete peace and quiet. Sitting in the hot tub watching red kites fly overhead was just about perfect, hope to return at some point.

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We have now provided hooks to hang towels. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2023

  • "Great bungalow."

    Had one problem with cooker which was sorted immediately. Very comfortable, everything you could need in local town 3 miles away. The only thing I. Would suggest is some better seating in garden

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback, this will certainly be taken on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AntonySep 2023

  • "Such a beautiful location, we loved our stay and will have no problem returning here, it was wonderful!"

    Large and spacious holiday home, we found the property to be in good repair and clean. Beds super comfortable, safe garden for the dogs to be in. The views were magnificent, parking fantastic too, I had a sense of privacy here, even though there’s a farm near the location, you were not overlooked at all, the hot tub was great. I had to contact the owner around getting the cooker to work, as no instructions on how to use it. They were very helpful, the cooker was great, a good selection of pots, pans etc. The hot water was so hot! This could be turned down a degree or two. Dishwasher, washing machine all worked well, clothes horse in the ‘games’ room. My only criticisms- no walking guides, and no pamphlets on the local area or places to visit so I’ve left some in the welcome folder from days out I’d had. Finishing touches, some items I expected to see were not there, no hairdryer, no tea pot, no salt, pepper or extra cleaning products, one tea towel, one bin bag. So I’d pack some kitchen bits. No towel rail in the bathroom. I think I also have to note, we stayed in the hottest week. Impossible to open the windows as the flies came in, so a fan or two might be a nice touch, but overall we loved our stay. Thank you

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We have since put some instructions in regarding the cooker. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2023

  • "We had a great week here with our friends and dogs."

    It was the dogs first holiday and they had the best time! The garden is enclosed so they could run around and we could also walk them up and down the lane. It was so peaceful and all we could hear were the birds and the sheep! The bungalow was well equipped. The pool table was an added bonus on a wet day and the hot tub was amazing whether sunny or overcast. It would have been even more amazing if we’d had a couple of sun beds or loungers so we could have relaxed and taken in the fantastic views. We’d definitely return!

    Thank you for your great feedback. We will certainly take your advice on board in regards to the sun loungers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShaniJun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a few problems- there are no towel rails in the bathroom, no hooks in the bedrooms for dressing gowns, no instructions for the cooker and the hot tub didn't work properly."

    for those of us who do not own these thingss it was difficult. Apart from those minor problems everything was Lovely.

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2023

  • "Very nice place with a lovely view"

    Reviewed by ArronMay 2023

  • "The beds were extremely uncomfortable, mattresses were not fit for purpose."

    Very badly sprung. The shower heating could not be controlled due the thermostatic handle being faulty. The TV in the lounge, the freesat remote did not work correctly, the OK button was faulty. Overall quality of kitchen utensils were poor. Example- potato peeler, knife were broken, and all pans were not non stick. Hot Tub - chlorine levels very high, head rests were broken and ended up floating in the water, the rubber from the head rests also had flaked off and left a sand like substance in the water which ended affecting your swim wear. I would not rate as a 4/5 star cottage on this occasion due to these issues. When paying £500+ for 3 nights you would expect a far better overall experience.

    Thank you for your feedback, in regards to the mattresses we purchased all new ones around 4 months ago. We have not received any complaints about the shower o'r the tv remote. Truly sorry about the kitchen utensils, we will take this advice on board. The hot tub chlorine levels can't have been high as we do not use Chlorine. We use bromine tablets because that's much safer. Thank you for you're feedback we will certainly take it all on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2023

  • "Second visit to this bungalow, all was as expected, we thoroughly enjoyed our ..."

    Second visit to this bungalow, all was as expected, we thoroughly enjoyed our short break away, had a few minor bits that needed attention, a door was sticking and a loose handle, messaged the owner, maintenance arrived within the hour, brilliant service, very impressive, will be returning

    Thank you for the brilliant feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveJan 2023

  • "We had a great holiday we will be returning."


    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2022

  • "Overall we all really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was warm, comfortable, clean, spacious and the facilities were generally good. We especially enjoyed the hot tub coupled the rural location which gave us a good sence of privacy and a fantastic view of the stars due to the reduced light pollution. The cottage had most the things we needed but just lacked some of the smaller things which we have enjoyed in other cottages such as salt, pepper, tea coffee and milk. These small things can make a big difference especially whrn you first arrive. I would definitely consider staying in this cottage again.

    Thank you for this brilliant feedback, we will consider you'r suggestions and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2022

  • "Nice stay, lots of space and great facilities."

    Bed was comfortable and property was very clean. Only faults I can say is that there were lots of flies outside so didn’t use the hot tub and the amount of pool balls weren’t correct. Other than that very happy and would stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're truly sorry about the flies outside and we will make sure the pool balls are corrected. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2022

  • "The location was lovely and for that reason we would go again."

    There was no signpost at the entrance like we were told and also it wasn’t a gated driveway like we were told so struggled to find it. The dart board had holes in it, we didn’t have a full set of pool balls. The bathroom light went on our first stay which was no one’s fault however we messaged the owner and didn’t even get a reply let alone someone round to fix it. We also couldn’t find any walks from the building nor could we get the living room fire to work and the beds were uncomfortable

    We appreciate your feedback. We have now changed the dart board and have purchased new beds for the bungalow. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here."

    The bungalow and surrounding area are gorgeous. The hot tub is amazing although very hot to begin with so we kept it at 34 degrees. The bungalow is very spacious with a great games room. Although the dart board needs replacing. The mattress’s on all 3 beds are very uncomfortable with the biggest bed being the worst. We wouldn’t stay here again until these have been changed as it made my hip sore by the end of the week. The shower tray is cracked and water started coming out underneath so could do with replacing. It just needs a few things sorting for it to be perfect.

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2022

  • "Second visit and cant fault it even though storms Eunice and Franklin hit us."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay. We will be back again.

    Reviewed by GregFeb 2022

  • "Stunning bungalow, very relaxing surroundings and will definitely be booking again."

    Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by AimeeDec 2021

  • "The property is great, so much to do, very well equipt, very clean and beautiful scenery."

    I stay here with my family very often, at least once a year and we absolutely adore it! Perfect for a family getaway!

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2021

  • "We loved our stay - amazing views, left to our own devices and great heating."

    The bungalow was spotless and had everything you needed. The only reason we can’t quite give 5 stars is because the beds were so uncomfortable - hard and really need replacing. Other than that it was perfect & we’ve already booked to return (with an air bed though) , thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2021

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week away here."

    The bungalow was in great location. Our boys loved the pool table and we enjoyed the hot tub, just a shame no lighting outside as it was hard to see. Lovely and warm bungalow and large kitchen, does need a few more essentials like baking tray but we managed perfectly. I would love to stay here again and yes I would recommend to my friends. Thank you.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2021

  • "The water supply comes from a spring, and is not mentioned in your description."

    We had no water for three days and no hot water to be able to shower. Mattress was not very comfortable. But otherwise location was great!

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "We loved the bungalow, it’s very well equipped and the games room is an added benefit."

    The only bad points were the mattresses need replacing as the are knackered and quite uncomfortable. The water can be a bit of a pain as it doesn’t always work. When the water pressure dropped it caused problems with the toilet and the boiler. Overall we had a great time and would stay again

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2021

  • "The only thing that wasn’t perfect is we think the temperature reading on the hot tub was inaccurate."

    It was extremely hot even after turning it down and it reading 37.4 degrees. The hot tub at Glanyrafon house was far more comfortable at a higher temperature reading than the one at Glanyrafon bungalow.

    Reviewed by Jo-anneAug 2021

  • "So peacefull everything you need washer dryer dish washer new sofas not pictured ..."

    So peacefull everything you need washer dryer dish washer new sofas not pictured very comfy beds could do with new matress but ok we loved it take fly paper loads about farm at the bottom very helpful never saw anybody checking hot tub

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2021

  • "Everything about this cottage was just perfect."

    The layout was great, the hot tub was great with great views, the games room was well used by the whole family, perfect for my dog as the front garden is well fenced off. Will be going back for another week as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "A lovely spacious bungalow in a secluded setting."

    Owners were very helpful and friendly. The only negative is that the pub 1.4 miles away closed down 8 years ago and it's more like 3 miles with a significant uphill and down hill walk. If you want to get away from it all this is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "This is the second visit to Glan yr Afon bungalow."

    This time we enjoyed a longer stay of 5 nights in the beautiful Elan Valley. We visit every year, every time finding or doing something new. It truly is one of the most beautiful areas of mid Wales. The bungalow is spacious, clean and well equipped. The only thing I felt was missing was an outside space to dry clothes (a line or clothes horse to take outside would be good) but it didn't affect the holiday, just bring one if you think you will have good enough weather to dry clothes outside! The location is stunning. Rolling hills, sheep, lambs and kites out of every window. At night dark skies filled with stars! It is about 2 and half miles away from the nearest shop so have what you need with you when arriving. Fabulous trails to run and walk and great cycle routes. There is a great off road walking/cycle path going from Rhayader all the way to the reservoirs (probably not so suitable for a road bike as there are many gates to open and close! but safe for kids and those less confident on the roads). There is SO much more to see and do here. Riverside walks, paddling, access to kayaking in the River Wye. Leave the car parked somewhere safe and explore this wonderful place! We'll be back (maybe without the children so we can do even more exploring!!!)

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2021

  • "A very spacious property, close to a working farm , fields of sheep all around, limited night life provided by nature."

    The area is beautiful The Elan valley on the doorstep and the coast within reach .

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful 2 weeks in this cottage."

    Staff were great, very polite when they attended the hot tub etc. Hot tub is HOT, was great sitting watching the storms we had. Very well equipped property. The house is isolated so dont book if you want night life! There was problem with the water pressure for the first 2 days (supplied from a spring further up the hill) Didnt bother us at all but the owners brought us bottled water just in case which was very thoughtful of them. We will definately book again in the future. Cant fault the house or the staff at all.

    Reviewed by GregAug 2020

  • "We had a great time and the bungalow was lovely the only thing we didn't like is that there was loads of flies so thinking u could do with fly catches throughout the bungalow as it really was an issue when cooking especially."

    Reviewed by LeighJul 2020

  • "Nice lodge trip with the boys."

    enjoyed the hot tub with the views of the hills in the distance. nice facilities in the bungalow with spacious kitchen. only downside was that there is only one bathroom, however it didnt cause much of an issue with us lads. definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by FarhanJul 2020

  • "Privacy is very important to us."

    A gardener turned up out of the blue and when I asked the caretaker if we could expect any more visitors, I did not receive a reply. The hot tub is listed as 'private', but it is in full view of a working farm and the road, so its not private at all, only at night-time. The mattresses were not comfortable. You could feel the springs on your body and some had a dip in the middle. I would recommend changing them. Although there is an iron, it wasn't very good. The bungalow also didn't have many personal touches to make it feel homely, it was quite cold and functional. With all that said, the bungalow was nice and big, well equipped with white goods, crockery etc, the surroundings were very beautiful and it's nicely situated from the Elan Valley and 5 mins from the local town Rhayader. There wasn't any tea/coffee/sugar/milk/salt/cooking oil etc so do bring them with you or buy some upon arrival.

    Reviewed by JamilJul 2020

  • "Lovely place very comfortable lovely views going back in September can’t wait"

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2020

  • "Would recommend that a fully enclosed garden for dogs would be great as the rest of the cottage and stay was brilliant."

    If there were any problems they were sorted fast. Staff very friendly and helpful.Great location and lovely facilities and great surrounding views with a hot tub.

    Reviewed by DarrenFeb 2020

  • "Instructions needed for appliances."

    Phamphlets for area would have been helpful. Wonderful holiday, thanks.

    Reviewed by VickyOct 2019

  • "The location was as described and had a lovely 360 panorama."

    . not overlooked at all .. couldn’t fault the interior of the accommodation and very adequately equipped... hot tub and plenty of off rd parking .. would stay there again

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2019

  • "The holiday cottage is great and we loved the peaceful remote location."

    the property is spacious and well furnished. I would like to see more attention given to some of the basic equipment just basic stuff - when we are self catering I like to cook and the cottage had a limited kitchen. Things like a roasting pan, mixing bowl, serving dishes, a hand mixer, a dustpan and brush would make this cottage exceptional. The views are amazing and the wifi is good - with a few tweaks it will be exceptional. The key safe need attention and the back door is difficult to open and lock. I would love to return

    Reviewed by BrettApr 2019

  • "Bungalow was big, clean and comfortable."

    Were left to own devises and not disturbed. However, area around hot tub was quite muddy and slippy. Hot tub lid was heavy to lift on and off and there was no frame for this so had to be done completely manually by hand. Hot tub did have some dirt in the water which was off putting.

    Reviewed by JohannApr 2019

  • "The bungalow was well equipped and had everything we needed."

    It was very clean and the owner was amazing, she let us check in early and offered to take delivery of our Tesco shopping. By time we arrived it was all packed away. Hot tub was definitely the highlight! Would recommend a stay here and would return again if we was ever in the area.

    Reviewed by HayleyDec 2018

  • "We had a brilliant week in the bungalow!"

    It was perfect for our 16 month old and we felt relaxed and like it was home from home. The hot tub and the views from it were amazing, we would highly recommend time in the hot tub in the evening with the amazing starry sky - hardly any light pollution! We loved the super king bed & will miss that lots. Half way through the week we were asked how things were which was good. The WiFi was great, especially as we didn’t get phone signal. The games room was freezing so we didn’t venture into it, but the heating in the rest of the place was perfect and it was quick to heat. We visited The Ela Valley many times, Devil’s bridge and Gilfach nature reserve. We also did lots of green laning in the Landry. We organised a Tesco delivery! We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay and loved it being so remote and quiet. Was definitely one of these best holidays we have had. The only negatives were that it didn’t have much personal touch like a guest book or reccommendation book. We also did not meet Carl the owner and that might have been nice. He wasn’t great at responding to texts in the lead up to our stay. The smart tv was fab but we couldn’t really watch it as streaming was too slow. Nothing major, a brilliant stay and we will definately be back!!!

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2018

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Everything we needed was provided it was comfortable and modern with beautiful views from every window. Loved the fact we could play pool in the game's room and also prvoided other games including beer pong which was great too. Our favourite was playing pool though one of the reasons we booked in the first place . Went to see the red kites feeding centre at Gigrin Farm also a great day. We have aleady booked again for next year and hope the facilities will be the same.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2018

  • "The cottage could do with a slight refurbishment to bring it back up to standard but otherwise very comfortable, great facilities and excellent views."

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2018

  • "The water is from a private source so it was discoloured, I took bottles of mineral water to drink and make hot drinks, the snooker cues never had any tips on, and if you want to go to a shop expect at least a 30 min drive it literaly is in the middle of nowhere, but other than that we enjoyed our stay it was very relaxing and very clean, one more thing my partner and I could not get a signal im on 02 and hes on Vodaphone our friends who came were on EE and they got a perfect signal."

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2018

  • "The place we stayed was lovely and we had a great time."

    The kitchen was massive , the bedrooms were comfortable and the hot tub was incredible. Also gorgeous location with amazing views. The only negatives were there were a lot of flies inside the property espically in the kitchen and bedrooms. Also the first day the water was coming out dirty from the taps but it did ajust itself over night.

    Reviewed by JessJul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric log-effect stove
  • Adjoining garage games room with pool table.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Rangemaster with double oven and 6-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Garage with pool table and dart board
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • 3 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage in garage
  • Lawned front garden with furniture, BBQ on request and hot tub
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shops and restaurants 3 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The water is from a private water supply
  • Note: Fly screen available on request
  • Please note: There is an 11 PM noise curfew at this property
  • Please note: Grocery shopping deliveries from local supermarkets can be delivered to reception.

The property

A detached, modern bungalow situated on a large working livestock farm, with lovely views over open farmland and rolling hills, on the outskirts of St Harmon.

The cottage offers contemporary accommodation ideal cottage for a family or group of friends.

The three bedrooms of this Rhayader cottage are spacious and cosy, the sitting room is welcoming with a log-effect electric stove and the large kitchen/dining room is very well-equipped and perfect for family meals.

The front lawned garden, with its private hot tub is marvellous for relaxing and dining alfresco, whilst taking in the hill views, after enjoying the beautiful scenery, walks, cycling, mountain biking and canoeing facilities in the region.

Glanyrafon Bungalow is 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 ideal base for an exciting holiday.

Note: The property is 5 mins walk from Ref. 985854, 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.

Please note: There is an 11 PM noise curfew at this property.
Please note: Grocery shopping deliveries from local supermarkets can be delivered to reception.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas