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Garden cottage

Kerry, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 969923)

4.8

(52 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the absolute worst experience i have ever had!"

    The lady who owned the cottage was extremely rude. We arrived at the cottage and it was very cold. When calling her up so she cant turn the heating on she told us that they had turned the heating off and there were set times it goes on and off. She was so rude over then phone and in person every time she came to visit. Ruined our whole experience with her shouting and rude behaviour when all we wanted was to be warm at the cottage as it was freezing! Absolutely would not recommend!!!

    You arrived at my cottage very late,I had a phone call from you at 1:30am Saturday morning very rude saying the heating wasn’t on. I came to your cottage in the early hours to help you only to be met by 14 of you in a cottage that sleeps 9. You were very rude and then talking in your own language in front of me so i didn’t know what you were saying to which I found very intimidating. I sorted heating to which it hadn’t been turned off and some of you saying you were not cold.You were asked to leave in the morning as clearly broken contract. You arrived at my door the next morning very apologetic and asking to stay to which I relented and you were told to look after property and respect other guests. A very big mistake on my part. On your departure morning you refused to leave my cottage and i needed the assistance of Sykes to get you out, whilst you were vacating the property I entered and was absolutely appalled at the state of my cottage,just disgusting,food all over the floor and furniture , broken staircase and coat stand. The cottage obviously wasn’t freezing as you had turned radiators off and not used the logs left for you. A very disappointed property owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JagmeetApr 2022

  • "Great welcome."

    Lovely spot, very peaceful (other than the floorboards!) everything you need is on site or close by. Super.

    Reviewed by WiliiamApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay, lovely cottage and lovely place."

    Family Easter break enjoyed by all ages and the dog! Would recommend to those looking for a quiet country break in beautiful Powys. Plus we caught some fish. Thank you

    Reviewed by JoApr 2022

  • "Wendy was a fantastic host with great communication before our stay."

    The cottage was exactly as described and in such a beautiful location with great views from the hot tub. A fantastic weekend! Thank you!

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    Definitely somewhere to return to in the future!

    Reviewed by HannahJan 2022

  • "Wendy did an incredible job of making our family weekend stay really comfortable."

    A warm welcome met us and nothing was too much trouble. A beautiful setting to which we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a fabulous location."

    We were made very welcome by Wendy, who provided us with lots of useful information regarding local walks, shops, pubs etc. (plus how to lay a fire) The range of cutlery, crockery, pots and pans was good and plentiful, making it easy to cook and serve Xmas dinner for 8 of us. We didn’t want for anything. The creaking stairs and floorboards are to be expected in such an old building, however, this meant that the dogs struggled to settle at times. There also appeared to be little or no soundproofing which meant conversations and TV could be heard by anyone who went to bed early, so it might be useful to pack some earplugs. I only mention these things so people can be aware of them, but none of this spoiled our stay. We would have no hesitation in booking again as we have all had a fabulous time.

    Dec 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    It is a good size for a big group and there is the added bonus of each bedroom being en-suite. The owners were very friendly & helpful & their land is lovely to walk around. The hot tub is a great bonus A few things to be aware of (as is a Grade II listed building): -some of the bedrooms got quite cold during the night -the floorboards & stairs are very creaky- not good for any light sleepers in your party -stagger showers otherwise somebody will get a cold shower! -one bedroom is only accessible through separate external door or by walking through ground floor bedroom

    Reviewed by KateNov 2021

  • "As a group of friends renting out this property we had a fantastic stay."

    The Host Wendy was lovely, the house was stunning and had everything one would wish for. The Jacuzzi was lush, garden safe for the dog, the log fire was wonderful, rooms were large and beds really comfortable (very good mattresses). The downstairs living area was very spacy and felt cosy and welcoming. Found loads of nice walks in the area. Would really recommend this property. Thanks Wendy for the welcome goodies as well.

    Reviewed by Anne-sophieNov 2021

  • "This is our third visit to Garden cottage and again it did not disappoint."

    This superb property had every thing needed to make our family get together complete, loved the new additions in the kitchen, new cooker and dishwasher. Great time had by all including 3 grand children and not forgetting out 2 dogs. Superb property in a beautiful area of Wales. Can not praise this property enough.A special thank you to Wendy the owner for making our stay memorable.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2021

  • "This was a fabulous cottage to stay in."

    The facilities were perfect for our weekend and Wendy was amazing. We can’t recommend the cottage enough.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "WiFi didn’t work, sky didn’t work, maggot found in one of the single beds on arrival."

    3 of the party developed a rash, doctor believes this to be from the hot tub. Master room double bed made so much noise when trying to get comfortable, floor boards in that room are also very noisy (as most are lose) waking the kids in the room below. Won’t be going back

    Thank you for your feedback. I can confirm that the hot tub is cleaned and checked in time for every guest's stay. The floor boards are not loose but may creak like many boarded floors. Once the bedding is laundered, it is delivered to the cottage in plastic and there was no evidence of a maggot in the property. Based on your written comments in the visitors book and the positive comments you gave to the owner during your stay, it is disappointing to learn that you would not wish to return in the future. The owner would have gladly addressed any issues you had during your stay, had she been made aware, and was surprised to read the negative comments you have made in your review after your stay. Thank you once again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NickOct 2021

  • "Wendy was very welcoming to us all, such a lovely host."

    The cottage was very well appointed with plenty of crockery and cutlery, pots and pans. Comfortable bed and sofas. The location was ideal and we were blessed with great weather.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Garden Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful and located in such a lovely peaceful area, with a kitchen that has everything you need ( have stayed in places previously where there is literally one cup, plate, glass etc per person but the cupboards are so well stocked). We had great weather so were able to enjoy the garden and especially the jacuzzi. The only improvement would be some outside lighting as it got too dark to sit outside as the evening went on. The ground floor room is a great bonus for anyone with mobility problems like my son. All the bedrooms were really comfortable. The owner was so friendly and helpful and you really feel welcomed to enjoy the walking areas in around the farm. The fresh eggs were amazing! In summary we would highly recommend Garden Cottage.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2021

  • "That the owner's were so welcoming, friendly and easy going and happy for us to have some visitors with prior notice."

    Amazing beautiful setting and we loved having the ponds to sit by & fish, and of course the hot tub. Great to be able to buy eggs & fire woods and we loved the friendly birds !

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "The flies in the house need to be controlled as they became a nuisance."

    A laundry facility, either communal or per house would be advantageous. Otherwise, an idyllic and peaceful retreat all round and a lovely host.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "Fantastic property and lovely owners."

    kids loved the lake and the fishing rods lent to us. Had marshmallows toasted in the woods and spent time walking around the lovely grounds. Will be back again thanks for a great time

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely as well as the owners."

    Beautiful walks all around and even on the grounds, very comforting and peaceful, Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by ElyseeSep 2020

  • "What a beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    The cottage had everything we could possibly need and had the added bonus of a private hot tub. The hosts are such lovely people and really made us feel welcome. Our children loved the fishing and other animals. The Kerry ridgeway was easy to get to from the cottage, which meant for a couple of lovely walks. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JadeAug 2020

  • "A fantastic holiday in a part of the UK we had never been before."

    The house was great, the hosts could not have been nicer and more welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed the location with lots to do nearby though a car is essential. Great walks and the hot tub at the end of each day was great way to wind down and socialise.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2020

  • "We got married here last year, so came back to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary."

    My parents and my sister and her partner also joined us for 2 nights and it was lovely for all our family to be together. The cottage is just so cosy, with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We highly recommend 2 nearby pubs for food, The Kerry Lamb and The Black Boy, food at both is excellent and very reasonably priced. The surroundings of the cottage are equally as lovely, my little boy had a go at fishing in the lakes, and also we took our 2 dogs on lots of walks. The Hot Tub is out of this world, sitting under the stars at night is just magical. Garden cottage will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we can’t wait to come and stay again soon. Thank you Wendy and Adrian for making us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by GaynorFeb 2020

  • "We had a fantastic weekend in a beautiful setting with wonderful hosts!"

    Thank you Wendy and Adrian

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2020

  • "Second visit to Garden Cottage."

    Had 3 generations and 2 dogs staying in this lovely cottage and we were all extremely well catered for. Set in beautiful countryside but within easy reach of Newtown you should have every angle covered.The hot tub was the icing on the cake. Sitting in the tub whilst star gazing “magical “ Have nothing but praise for Wendy from the greeting and the welcome pack and nothing being to much trouble thankyou Wendy for making this stay as memorable as the first. We will be back

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2019

  • "We had the most amazing relaxed girls weekend!"

    Everything was perfect- the house was gorgeous, quirky and very clean, with everything you could ever need. And the grounds were beautiful. So much wilderness to explore and so many little hidden features. The hot tub was perfect for an autumn evening dip- and we saw so many stars! Thank you so much for a great weekend away from reality- we will be biking again in the future!

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2019

  • "This is a wonderful cosy cottage, perfect for a family gathering."

    The hot tub was a great way to relax at the end of the day. The location is perfect for walking from the door. As a group of 6 adults self catering we really missed having a dishwasher - this is the first time we have stayed in a cottage this size without one.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2019

  • "Wendy and Adrian where the perfect hosts and couldn't of done more in helping and guiding us through the most beautiful part of Wales everything was stunning and it was a little piece of heaven in Wales."

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2019

  • "Wonderful setting in a beautiful relaxing area."

    So peaceful and the owners Wendy and Adrian made the stay so warm and welcoming. On arrival we were greeted by the owner who had left us a lovely welcome treat in the cottage. Made amazing family memories alongside fishing and making a camp fire on the woods. Great location for getting away from it all. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful inside."

    The pictures did not do it justice. Unlike other holiday cottages we have stayed in previously garden cottage was spotless inside. The kitchen was very well equiped and the hottub was a perfect addition. The family used it every evening. I could not recommend this cottage enough. The owners were very helpful and freindly and the scenery was stunning. My husband and I are now considering going back again on our own ( without our adult children) this time.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "The surroundings."

    .being in the countryside...the woodland where you could walk the dogs and the freedom they had ...the owners were lovely, the welcome gift was a lovely touch..thankyou again.!

    Reviewed by ChristinaMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location."

    Very friendly and welcoming Hosts. We had a great time, found plenty to do withToddler, Baby and Husky. Very successful visits to Powys Castle, Glensevern Gardens and Fantastic Barmouth beach amongst other things. Lovely meal at the Nags Head towards Welshpool. Would have given ‘facilities’ top score except that there is no washing machine or dishwasher at the cottage as yet. Amanda did kindly offer to do washing for us but we utilised a service wash at nearby Newtown. I believe the Owners are looking into providing laundry equipment soon-( they have only been at the property for a short while.) The hot tub was a fun addition to the week!

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "Amazing holiday."

    ... we absolutely loved our stay at Garden Cottage... couldn't recommend enough

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2019

  • "We had a brilliant week in the stunning garden cottage."

    Very clean and so comfortable. Such a warm welcome on arrival and everything we could need was available. The surroundings are beautiful and so peaceful. The hot tub was also brilliant. We will definitely visit again. Thankyou

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Well equipped for all needs with the added bonus of the hot tub.In a beautiful setting surrounded by stunning scenery. Owners more than willing to go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. Can not recommend more highly.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2019

  • "The cottage was great, perfect for a big family break or a few families getaway."

    The hot tub was a big bonus!

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2019

  • "A group of 8 of us stayed this weekend."

    Had a fantastic time. Loved the hot tub. The owners are lovely and friendly and took us collecting eggs. Very impressive log burner with ample fuel Lovely welcome pack. Well stocked kitchen Nice big group table

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay, owners very friendly and welcoming."

    ...would highly recommend

    Reviewed by RachFeb 2019

  • "The cottage and surroundings are absolutely stunning, and made the perfect backdrop for our wedding."

    The owners Wendy, Adrian and their son Harvey were all so welcoming and attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them. The cottage is spacious, homely and includes everything you could possibly ever need for your stay, and the hot tub is amazing. It is definitely the best holiday we have ever been on together as a family, and we will definitely be booking to stay here again. I think Wendy and Adrian should be proud of what they have achieved with the 4 holiday cottages they let out on site, it really is a little gem and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you for being part of our wedding memories we will never forget it

    Reviewed by GaynorFeb 2019

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage with the most amazing hosts, very attentive to anything we needed."

    Hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by EFeb 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage and location."

    We went to Garden Cottage for my husbands birthday. From the moment the owner met us I knew we had made a good decision. She was so welcoming and showed us the facilities and then just left us to it. The log burner was so welcome after long walks and the hot tub was fantastic!! We sat in there for hours watching the stars and just relaxing. The cottage has everything you’d need and more and the bed was one of the comfiest I’ve stayed in. I definitely recommend this place as it was just so idyllic.

    Reviewed by DanielleJan 2019

  • "We had 9 adults staying at the cottage and there were generous bedrooms, a nice living space and some of the most beautiful scenery around."

    We enjoyed visiting the animals daily and taking some walks down the bridle path. Towns like Welshpool and Newtown are not far and we were easily able to get food, drink and any items we needed. The hosts were helpful throughout the week. It was a wonderful location for a family gathering and holiday. The area is spectacular.

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2018

  • "The owners were very friendly and accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed."

    The cottage was just lovely. Warm, cosy, spacious bedrooms, gorgeous log fire and good wifi! Would certainly recommend Garden Cottage!

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2018

  • "Spent 5 lovely days in Garden Cottage , lovely property with a great fire in living area to get cosy around in the evening , good location and fantastic setting on owners 16th century Farmhouse smallholding , owners were always on hand but not intrusive , very nice and nothing to much trouble , me and the kids out with a couple of fishing rods to use on the lakes where we caught lots of Rudd and Roach , great fun:) ."

    Highlight for us was the campfire setting in the woodland where we baked camembert with crusty bread , toasted marshmallows and told spooky stories ,,,,making proper family memories,,,,, I thank Adrian and wendy for making our stay so relaxed and special, and will will return :):):)

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful surroundings - perfect for 2 families getting away."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "Cottage was booked for a friends hendo, we was so pleasantly surprised how beautiful to location of the cottage was."

    Our hosts were both very lovely and walcoming they made our stay very special! Cottage was spotless upon entering, the bathrooms and bedrooms were all spotless, which made it feel homely and warm. The barn hours conversion was wonderful and the interior of the cottage was lovely. Everything was beautiful we loved our stay here and will definitely be looking to return at a later date.

    Reviewed by BerfinSep 2018

  • "Wow, wow and wow!"

    Fabulous accommodation and grounds not to mention the owners who couldn't have made us feel more welcome. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2018

  • "I would highly recommend this accommodation"

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2018

  • "We have just returned from a relaxing weekend away at garden cottage (sleeps 9) which is 1 of 4 stunning cottages on site."

    . This is a haven for keen walkers and a peaceful retreat. The cottage was lovely and a great set up for 2 families and pets. The owners were very warm and welcoming and on site if you had any questions or needed anything - nothing was too much trouble. There were 2 lakes and an open campfire on site - plenty to occupy everyone. We lit the wood burner at night which made for a cosy evening. We walked on the Kerry Ridge and visited Hafren Forest which was stunning and worth a visit if you get the chance. If you are looking for somewhere to relax and get away from it all - this is definitely the place to stay. Needless to say, we will be returning - a gem of a find.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "We spent the August long weekend in Garden Cottage with 6 adults, 2 children and a dog."

    It was absolutely lovely, the cottage is gorgeous and Wendy and Adrian are very keen to look after their guests and improve anything they can. We arrived to free range eggs, milk, a bottle of wine and a packet of dog treats! We spent most of the weekend playing board games with the log fire burning and keeping us all cozy, but also really enjoyed the beautiful walk up to the ridgeway and the kids loved exploring the farm. We would highly recommend staying here and hope to return for a longer visit next time.

    Reviewed by JodieAug 2018

  • "Friendly and very welcoming."

    We had a enjoyable relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely place to relax, Adrian, Wendy and young Harvey the owner family were very friendly and helpful."

    I would go back again no problem. Tempting to look at a christmas and new year booking, with the log burner would be very cosey!

    Reviewed by AntonyAug 2018

  • "The owners, Adrian and Wendy, are a very lovely and friendly couple who have only recently taken over the cottages."

    The cottages are very clean, in a peaceful location, but are less than a ten minute drive from the town of Newtown where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, takeaways and the like. The cottages have a very rustic and cosey feel, with beamed ceilings, bare brick walls and an inglenook fireplace. They are also well equipped for disabled members of the family having a ground floor bedroom with a full-access bathroom. We had the larger of the four barn conversions which slept upto nine very comfortably. Collectively the cottages would be ideal for a large family gathering. We certainly enjoyed our time at Garden Cottage and will certainly return. Shaun and Helen T

    Reviewed by ShaunJul 2018

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suit wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 3 x singles en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • If additional logs are required this will be at a cost of £5 a basket
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Private lawn, shared gravelled area with furniture and surrounding grounds with ponds
  • Hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are 2 fishing ponds on site, children must be supervised
  • Note: If you are wanting to bring your own horse, please contact the owner for further details
  • Note: Please bring your own towels for the hot tub
  • Please ensure dogs are kept on a lead due to various farm animals on site
  • Please note that there are no Electric Vehicle Charging facilities at the property.

The property

Garden Cottage is a gorgeous barn conversion set on the historic Cilthriew Farm, one and a half miles from Kerry in Powys.

The interior is bursting with character as it sympathetically retains the barns original features, all of the bedrooms benefit from en-suites and the location is magnificent for lovers of the outdoors.

This is a superb getaway for parties of all kinds...

Cilthriew Farm Cottages

This gorgeous farm courtyard rests within the awe-inspiring countryside of Mid Wales, close to the charming village of Kerry. Dating back to the 16th century and containing a characterful Grade II listed barn conversion, this former working farm was highly integral towards the history of the local area. The four converted buildings within these luscious grounds range from convenient ground floor hideaways to more spacious and charm-filled buildings perfect for families to spend a holiday in. The beautiful grounds and gardens that surround the property are perfect for a stroll around, offering an abundance of wildlife and ponds, including two fishing ponds! There are also paddocks on site, perfect for those who may wish to bring their horse with them during their stay. Right from the doorstep, a quiet bridleway leads you towards the magnificent Kerry Ridgeway, which along with the nearby Shropshire Hills AONB, make this a splendid location for lovers of the outdoors. As well as tremendous countryside, the surrounding area abounds in fascinating tourist spots such as Newtown, Welshpool and Montgomery on the Welsh side of the border, and places such as Bishop's Castle and Church Stretton can be found after crossing the border into England. Four thoughtfully designed, homely cottages just perfect for bringing your friends and family together to enjoy this remarkable rural location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KERRY

Newtown 3 miles; Montgomery 12 miles; Bishops Castle 15 miles.

Kerry is a small village which nestles in the lovely Vale of Kerry, centrally located in Mid Wales and close to the borders with Shropshire. This wonderfully scenic region is known as The Marches and is steeped in history. There is a village shop, two pubs, one with a restaurant, and the area is best known as a popular destination for walkers and mountain bikers because of the Kerry Ridgeway; a gentle 15 mile route through the hills providing remarkable views in all directions (up to 70 miles on clear days)! Discover Montgomery and Powis Castles, the medieval towns of Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Machynlleth, and Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons National Parks. With easy access to Offa’s Dyke, many beautiful gardens to visit, steam railways and the coast about an hour’s drive away, this location is a real gem!

The hot tub may not be ready for use on the first night.
Please note : No Hen/stag or similar parties.

Please note: There are no facilities to charge electric vehicles at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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