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Woodside Cottage

(Ref. 969924)

Kerry, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation and excellent communication with the owner who was very pleasant and helpful."

    Would highly recommend if you like high quality and quiet surroundings

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Oct 2023

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

    Everything was exactly as described. Wendy and her son were the perfect hosts and were always on hand for any questions or queries. The only thing we did miss and may be a possible option for the future is a smart TV, other than that we couldn’t fault our stay. Our children loved the hot tub and visiting the different animals and of course feeding the ducks! Thank you for a fantastic stay!

    Reviewed by Sabiha5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay, The owner was extremely friendly and helpful."

    She went over and beyong to provide for our needs. The farm is beautiful with lots of farm animals. The cottage was clean and beds comfortable. We enjoyed the welcom basket. We would definitely go back next time we are in Wales.

    Reviewed by Hala5.0May 2023

  • "On arrival the site is lovely, and you’ll be welcomed by the large flock of hens following you which is quite entertaining."

    On entrance to the cottage the smell of damp was overpowering (whilst I understand it’s an old cottage) it was a strong odour that was there throughout our stay. The cottage had everything we needed, was very well cleaned, and the main bed was very comfortable. The shower is nice and strong too. The heating worked well and we were nice and toasty, and it has everything you’ll need for a few days stay. Some added points to improve slightly (and to improve price points) would be to use more luxurious hand soaps (not just Lidl own), perhaps provide soaps/body wash etc, ensure there is enough amount of washing up liquid etc, thicker larger towels, and perhaps robes, especially for those walking up to the hot tub. The one major issue we had was both TV and WIFI. The TV (not unusual for a rural site) received poor signal so was tricky to watch everything, and we were quite surprised to find the very racist film “blazing saddles” amongst the collection of DVDs. We always take a Google chrome cast so we can cast programmes from our iPad, however with the poor wifi connection it wouldn’t work, so perhaps an upgrade to smart TVs (especially as so many people want to settle in to watch Netflix etc) or wifi per Cottage rather than jumping on to the main farm house wifi. The hot tub was lovely, it is a short walk up some steps and a small hill, although walking in your shorts up to it with other guests around did feel a little awkward, but once in around the trees and listening to the nearby running water was bliss. The cottage was also silent, we couldn’t hear neighbours even, so if you’re after peace and quiet you’ll find it here! The hosts were lovely and informative, chocs, Welsh cakes and milk on arrival were very appreciated, and we really appreciated bringing our two dogs at no additional cost, it makes such a difference to do dog owners to be able to do this, and there were some lovely walks around nearby. Hopefully the points above won’t cause any upset, it would just take an already lovely stay “to the next level” by adding that little bit of perceived luxury, and could charge a higher price similar to others doing that type of thing. Thanks so much for the last minute chance to stay!

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and bringing your two dogs although I’m very sorry that you felt that the cottage smelt of damp, this has not been raised before as we always receive good feedback and was not raised by yourselves during your stay.I’m quite surprised at the points you have raised after speaking to you both daily and that your comments regarding the cottage and grounds were superb, if I had of been made aware of your issues we would of happily helped. It is a self catering cottage and adding the points you have mentioned will not add a higher price from Sykes cottages ,the hand soaps etc are added for your use. We do get Wi-Fi and again no issues were raised by yourselves although sykes don’t guarantee the speed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Dec 2022

  • "Great property and Wendy the host was very helpful."

    Hot tub was fantastic, very relaxing after a long day. Kids also enjoyed the firepit in the woods, late night marshmallows!

    Reviewed by James4.7Aug 2022

  • "Stunning grounds, so peaceful and relaxing especially having access to the hot tub."

    Nice welcoming touches with the chocolates, flowers and Welsh cakes. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wendy was an excellent host."

    She took time on our arrival to give the relevant information regarding the cottage and its surroundings and an overview of the local attractions. shops etc. Highly recommended and will stay here gain next year.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Woodside cottage, and was another great week."

    The cottage has everything you need, the hot tub is in a good position with nice views. An added bonus is the use of the fire pit & seating areas and ponds around the farm. Great hosts, very friendly with lots of good info on places to visit. The Kerry Lamb in the village does a good Sunday roast. We will definitely be returning again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage and surroundings were beautiful!"

    We had everything we could possibly need to enjoy our stay. The grounds were very secure and we all felt very safe too. We also really appreciated the little extra touches that made it feel like a home from home, for example fresh flowers and Welsh cakes. The hot tub was a fab extra too. I’d recommend staying here to anyone. Great location for walks and close to Newtown and Welshpool. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with a nice view and garden , parking , great communication ."

    A clean comfortable cottage in a quiet setting a great place to stay but I have few things to say firstly the time which I couldn’t get it and the falt was from me because befor go I didn’t check that in the information which was in the site , it is unfair that for check in we should be there at 5 pm and for check out at 10 am with this time we lose 1 day and we paid for nothing and we west our firs day in there without go out and enjoy the day in there , and other thing lack of basic tools such as toilet paper , kitchen rolls, shampoo, liquid. Generally, we really enjoyed in there and definitely I recommend it to stay in wood cottage to have a nice holiday

    Reviewed by Arezoo Keramati4.1Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at woodside cottage, the cottage itself was immaculate with everything you could possibly need in there."

    The views and the grounds were amazing and we loved waking up to them. The hot tub is based in the woods but only a short walk, my son absolutely loved this and was the first thing he asked for in the morning, the view was beautiful. The owners were lovely, Wendy left us eggs, wine and chocolate on arrival and even brought us some wood over as my son wanted to have a go toasting Marshmallows. We enjoyed a day at Barmouth beach & another day at zip world and completed a trail at swallow falls. Coming back to the cottage after a busy day was heaven and we will definitely be back. Thankyou for such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Carly4.4Feb 2022

  • "The property was amazing."

    Character and spacious property with everything you need including towels, linens even toilet paper and basic washing liquid, soaps etc. We booked the property last minute.Wendy, the owner was lovely. We arrived at 6pm and she welcomed us with a chocolate cake, caramel bites and eggs from their chickens. We ordered take away from Baba Ali and it was great. The property was lovely, clean and warm. We went for a 4 night half term break in February 2022 with our daughter 11 and our son 14 years of age and our dog 7 months old. The hot tub was the main feature why our children wanted to come as you can imagine they are glued to their screens. The weather was not great, raining, windy, cold. Despite the weather we ended up having an amazing time. With the correct clothing it was all good. We went to the zip world the first day, 2 hours drive but lovely scenery and nature, it even got our teens to start conversation about the numerous water falls from the mountains and initiated discussion around different terrain and comparison to London etc. Zip world was amazing, highlight of our stay. On the way back we saw the swallow falls it was so good and relaxing and we had a lovely dinner at the stables hotel in Betwsy C oed which was dog friendly. The next day we went for a walk on the property grounds, amazing views, plenty of walking space. We couldn't use the open firepit and the hot tub due to the weather but that was absolutely fine. The scenery and the walks were enough to keep us entertained, children were running around and we had fun on the hills with the strong wind. Our dog was very happy. On day three we went to Barmouth beach Again amazing walk. Our children loved it and our fog too. Aldi is 20 minutes away driving distance, kitchen appliances were working great. Kitchen inventory was clean and it had everything you need in a kitchen and more. The owners live on the farm which is opposite the cottage and it was useful for whatever we needed we could just ask and it wasn't a problem. We would like to go back again with some friends and their children and definitely when the weather is a little bit nicer to enjoy the hot tub as well.

    Reviewed by Natalija5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of personal touches and facilities bed in master ..."

    Lovely cottage with lots of personal touches and facilities bed in master bedroom a little creaky hot tub a welcome addition

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and surroundings, hot tub amazing after some long walks."

    Owners were friendly and welcoming, highly recommend staying in one of the properties.

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wow this place is AMAZING!"

    ! Me and 4 friends stayed here recently for 1 week and cannot wait to come back! The setting is spectacular and the private hot tub is lovely on the hill at night! Woodside cottage is immaculate and clean on the inside (never would have guessed it was a dog friendly place) kitchen has lots of utensils and it’s very nice to cook in. Beds are comfortable (not too soft and not too hard) pillows are nice and all of us slept well. It’s very insulated and we barely had the heating on. I especially loved how chickens and ducks walked around the farm thought our stay it added real character and we bought fresh eggs frequently for a very reasonable price. The farm also has sheep and a horse you can see which was really nice also! The cherry on the top for us was the beautiful star gazing platform and the 2 fire pits however! We loved toasting marshmallows in the evenings and really liked the more rustic fire pit under canvas in the forest. Our host Wendy was also amazing and nothing was too much for her, she made us feel very comfortable. My brother even lost his Swiss Army knife and she found it and is posting it out to us which is fantastic service!! The only reason I scored a little less for comfort was purely because it was a bit of a squeeze for all 5 of us to get on the sofa so we had to use dining room chairs! However we are 5 adults so it wasn’t unexpected. Would have also been ace to have a washing machine as we did get some clothes muddy! But again it’s nothing we couldn’t handle! Would 1000% recommend and can’t wait to come back. There’s also a Tesco close by as well as a Morrison’s for shopping (both are a short drive away) there’s also a nice Italian restaurant (La Terrazza Bistro) as well as pubs close by that do really good food! We recommend the Nags head for a good Sunday dinner!

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, well equipped and sat in beautiful grounds."

    There were extra touches eg eggs from chickens on-site. Wendy (owner) is on-site and very helpful. The cottage is in a lovely rural location with some great walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic getaway Cottage was very spacious and had everything we needed."

    The views and the farm was stunning and was great for the children. The hot tub was AMAZING and the owners are very friendly helpful people We will definitely be back..... it was magical

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely place, really spacious with everything you could need, hot tub location is amazing!"

    We loved the whole site, was really peaceful. Only thing to note, make sure you turn the lights off when you go out - if not, the owners will let themselves in to do it (this happened to us when one of us was still in the property, bit of a surprise!)

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the property and the hot tub. We are sorry for the disturbance, we do normally do a check in visit to make sure everything was okay, after noticing the lights on and no reply at the door we wanted to make sure everyone was okay. We do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tamsin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Best hot tub view ever"

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic owners, very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had such a wonderful time at the cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings and very relaxing. The owners are a delight also. We will definately recommend and will be back again for a visit. Thank you so very much.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Feb 2020

  • "What an absolutely fantastic set of holiday homes!"

    4 cottages set in a gorgeous farm managed by Wendy and Adrian who are just so lovely! Nothing is too much trouble! We stayed in Woodside cottage which had 3 bedrooms, there were 5 of us (3 adults 2 teenagers) and offered ample room! The facilities were home from home, I brought most things with me except a hairdryer which was the Only thing not at the cottage! Iron, board, cleaning supplies and kitchen/toilet rolls (not normally something expected in self catering accommodation), there is everything you would need in the kitchen, cooking utensils galore! The position and location of the farm is perfect to do as much or as little as you wish, from visiting local attractions, pubs to getting out in your walking boots heading up the the Kerry Ridge! The farm itself has 2 ponds for fishing, lovely animals to see, gorgeous wildlife in abundance with the luxury of lovely hot tubs in 2 of the properties as well as lots of nooks and crannies to sit and while away the hours relaxing! Thank you so much Wendy & Adrian we’ve had the best start to our new year helped by your gorgeous property!

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a gorgeous location."

    Hosts are superb, kind and helpful. Everything about it was excellent. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage everything you needed and more, and the owners were so nice, the grounds are amazing, i would return in a second, thanks you for a lush few days."

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful peaceful rural setting."

    The facilities were excellent and the owners lovely.

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0May 2019

  • "Wendy and Adrian are great hosts, nothing too much trouble."

    Beautiful surroundings, hot tub the cherry on the cake, sitting under the millions of stars or surveying the stunning landscape in full mist then crisp dawn - magnificent. We needed a quiet break we got it in spades. Really comfortable beds, plenty of space, huge wet room, fresh eggs...... Wonderful. Plenty to see, location fantastic, nearly forgot the fishing, how could I, brilliant. Very happy to have found this perfect hideaway.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for my parents and I to stay during their visit to Mid Wales."

    My father is partially disabled, the facilities in the cottage made his stay much easier! The accommodation was very comfortable and it was lovely and warm. As it was Christmas time, the owners had decorated the living room with a Christmas tree which was very thoughtful. We also had freshly laid eggs from the hens for breakfast which were delicious. The owners were on hand for any queries and were extremely helpful! The local area is great for cycling and walking with the interesting towns of Newtown & Montgomery about a 15min drive away. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2019

  • "Wendy and A drain were lovely and friendly and made us and our dogs extremely welcome."

    They did everything they could to make sure we had everything we needed.. lovely property .. We did have a lot of rain but still enjoyed our short break ..

    Reviewed by Rosary5.0Sep 2018

  • "Wendy & Adrian are fabulous hosts, welcoming & friendly (but not at all intrusive!"

    ). The cottage was very comfortable and fully equipped and it was lovely to walk around the property exploring the ponds and viewing all the animals. A very peaceful spot with walks from the door. The covered fire pit was fantastic (sizzling sausages whatever the weather!) with a little walk through the woods making it an adventure for younger ones. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by I5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, Wendy (the owner) had left us milk, eggs and welsh cakes along with tea, coffee and sugar on arrival."

    The other cottages look lovely as well, the grounds and ponds were good for walking the dog around. The location was central for sight seeing. Wendy was on hand to held with anything we couldn't fix or figure out ourselves!. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely place and brilliant hosts who were super friendly and helpful!"

    Lots of space for the kids. We left some stuff behind and our hosts were kind enough to post it back to us!!!! Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Loretta5.0Aug 2018

  • "Owners Wendy & Adrian were brilliant - very welcoming, friendly and eager to assist."

    Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is in a beautiful rural setting but with road good links on which to explore the area including the coastal towns. Was unfamiliar with the area but we would now like to return and see more. Accuracy/facilities listings were only marked down as the description listed a dishwasher and three wasn't one.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with a basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, Xbox 360, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Surrounding grounds, shared courtyard with furniture
  • 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 note, there is a short walk from the property into the woods to the hot tub
  • Please ensure dogs are kept on a lead due to various farm animals on site

The property

Woodside Cottage offers welcoming ground floor accommodation as it sits on the historic Cilthriew Farm, just outside of Kerry in Powys.

Forming part of a loving barn conversion and with a range of sleeping arrangements for five guests, treat you and your family to a fun-packed rural break among this wondrous part of Wales.

Note: The cottage can be booked with 969925, 969922 and 969923, together they sleep 21 people.

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 £150.

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About the location


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!

Please note the hot tub will not be available on the first night.

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