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Blaen Henllan

(Ref. 971382)

Builth Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Another lovely stay at Blaen Henllan."

    Such a beautiful setting to get away and relax and enjoy the countryside. The dogs loved it too!

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Nov 2023

  • "The location of this cottage, is fantastic."

    Uninterrupted views, and plenty of walks from the door. Fully dog friendly, clean and well equipped. The cottage is enclosed around property, so dogs are secure. Everything on hand for a super holiday. We loved it so much we have booked again for next year! We contacted Tim the owner as we needed a frying pan, and he popped round the next day with two new ones, and also a hose to clean the dogs with after our day walks. 5* to Tim and Ruth on creating a haven for frazzled customers!

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Plenty of space and everything we needed to get away for a few days and would definitely like to stay here again at some point. Only minor gripes were a few dirty plates in the kitchen draw, a bit of mould below the en-suite shower, a few stiff locks, and the outside light at the front not working. Nothing to inconvenience us or put us off returning though.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2023

  • "Another lovely stay at Blaen Henllan."

    It was my 50th birthday and what a beautiful setting to celebrate with my family. Can’t wait to go again

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perhaps a better frying pan and saucepan lid handles were broken."

    Apart from that we enjoyed our week at Blaen Henllan.

    Reviewed by Annie4.7May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at this cottage it was perfect."

    Upon entering we felt comfortable. It was secluded which is what we like and bigger than expected, plenty of room for us, 6 adults 2 children and 2 dogs. If peace and quiet is what you're after this is the place to be. I would highly recommend Blaen Henllan for your holiday in Mid Wales.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2023

  • "This property was wonderful and spacious."

    We just loved the remoteness and quietness of the farmhouse and the views were stunning! Very well equipped property. We had a couple of small issues and Tim was very attentive. Just up the road, are the locally-called “hills” which are lovely to walk up and see the views for miles. We will be back!!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our stay was perfect, my partner and I and our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to come and visit again."

    The house was warm and cosy and perfect for the 7 of us and our 2 dogs. Everything we needed was included such as towels, bedding, tea, sugar coffee ect. Tim was incredible in supporting us through the snow and breakdown of our truck. Without his support alone we would of never been able to get back to our home. His generosity and care alone made our trip to wales beyond worthwhile, which made us feel more at home then anywhere else we’ve stayed. The house has the most beautiful views and perfect escape for the dogs, on lead or off lead especially for dogs who need lots of run around room. Everyone within my family had everything they needed and we couldn’t of wished for a better holiday. Could not recommend Tim and his home enough.

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0Mar 2023

  • "We love the stay in the cottages."

    Beautiful remote spot to completely switch off from the outside world.

    Reviewed by Jaroslaw5.0Feb 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage, cozy warm and clean."

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Dec 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Blaen Henllan."

    Lovely cottage and scenery!

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Blaen Henllan."

    It’s the perfect place to de-stress and relax and the dogs love it too

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Amazing house in amazing location, perfect for two families, 2 dogs & toddler."

    Comfortable home, peace & quiet & great views. Enjoyed exploring local villages & walking the many footpaths around the property, always welcomed in pubs even with very wet dogs.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved the house and the peacefulness."

    A bit of a tight squeeze up the road leading to the property, so go carefully! The living space was really comfortable as were the bedrooms. I think the property is better than the photos show. Even in the kitchen, there was plenty of room for everyone because of the open plan style. One of the best properties we’ve stayed in. The only things that might need attention are the toilet seats which were coming loose, I would have liked a few more pots and pans and the metal gate was broken which would have kept the front garden enclosed. Needless to say we would still love to return, hopefully with a full party as, sadly, some couldn’t make it last minute .

    Reviewed by Maria-trinidad5.0Aug 2022

  • "A Beautiful cottage set up in the Welsh mountains, you could have heard a pin drop on the next crest it was so peaceful and quiet there."

    We’ve just had a lovely week away combining 3 families for a relaxing holiday, we loved it!

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very Lucky to own such a wonderfully located property."

    It was like home from home. Loved the old oven and the log burner, made you think about how self sufficient one could be. The enclosed area around the house was fantastic for the dog, he was able to roam around freely without any concerns. Thank you very much for allowing us to stay and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Kirsty3.8May 2022

  • "This is an amazing house, plenty of room."

    There were 7 adults staying and we didn’t get in each other’s way at all. As in previous comments, the only issue are the sofas. They are in need of some TLC.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Apr 2022

  • "A very nice stay in a spacious farmhouse."

    Ideal for several families holidaying together. The quiet and peace of this location is wonderful. The farmhouse is nicely decorated and furnished for all needs. Lovely bed linen and towels. Very comfortable. Their are plenty of toys, books and games on the bookshelves. Our only quibble would be the sofas in the lounge need refreshing. Great place to stay. Will be back in May!

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Apr 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Blaen Henllan."

    You can feel all the stresses of work disappear as soon as you drive through the gates. Such beautiful, peaceful surrounding. We were sorry to leave

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great stay as usual."

    Perfect place to relax.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Despite awful weather, we had a wonderful stay."

    The house and location are fantastic with enclosed space and lots of walks for the dogs to enjoy. Would recommend and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Feb 2022

  • "We stayed here for 5 nights in January with our 2 Labradors and can’t really fault it in any way."

    The house is beautiful and spotlessly clean, the grounds and surrounding area are amazing (our dogs were in heaven). It was a welcome break from the daily grind of work and we’ve already booked to go back for a week. 10/10

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Jan 2022

  • "It was an amazing trip."

    Nice and quite area with lovely views. Everything need to chill was there. Thanks You very much i will recommend this place definitely

    Reviewed by Przemyslaw5.0Jan 2022

  • "Living room sofa was slightly old and worn."

    Apart from that everything top notch. Beautiful property and location.

    Reviewed by Puneet4.4Oct 2021

  • "Exactly what we hoped for."

    Remote location away from distractions for a family get away. Surrounded by rolling countryside with deer and livestock in surrounding fields. Plenty of long walks from the front door ready for exploration. Property had everything we wanted and more. Lovely and warm with underfloor heating and wood burner. Really enjoyed cooking large family dinners.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay, and would stay again."

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely quiet rural location with excellent view and good facilities."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stunning cottage and a ridiculously relaxing setting."

    Could not hear a single car/road/traffic (bar the odd tractor). The dog absolutely loved it. Did not want to go home (first time ever!). We can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2021

  • "Blaen Henllan is an excellent holiday home, the views from the property are simply breathtaking especially in the morning!"

    . The property is to a very high standard and has all the amenities required. Pictures do not do it any justice its simply amazing when you're there, not a soul in sight for miles and you can even see a bit of brecons. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this place

    Reviewed by Abdul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic house in a beautiful setting."

    This was a working stay for us, but the homeliness of the house and the quiet, peaceful location made it feel like a holiday the whole stay. We've been in the area 7 weeks now and had several properties. This property was by far the saddest one for us to leave.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage!"

    We had a wonderful week in the countryside of Wales despite the weather we managed to go for walks in the area and mountain bike rides a bit further up the hills. The cottage was comfortable and roomy, with little extras like toys for my toddler and plenty of wood for the cozy nights in. Comes with a baby gate for the stairs, high chair and travel cot if needed also. The swing and slide were also a brilliant addition. The whole cottage was clean and modern, with sheep, cows and deer right outside your window. We also saw plenty of red kite birds everyday. The locals are friendly and helpful, and the local supermarkets around 25-30 mins drive. We highly reccomend visiting Elan Valley and Hay-On-Wye for lots of coffee and cake! We will miss our retreat from the world and it has been a pleasure to stay here.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2020

  • "Blaen Henllan is a lovely comfortable house in a beautiful location with fantastic views."

    The space that the house offers is excellent for 5 adults, 2 children and 2 Westies; the sitting room and the beds were all very comfortable and the house was very clean. The enclosed garden was perfect for our 2 dogs who were fascinated by the sheep in the adjacent field and there is plenty of opportunity for walking directly from the house. The house could be improved by: a proper shower in the bathroom - there's a shower over the bath but no screen and the only enclosed shower is in the en suite shower room which wasn't really adequate for so many of us; a couple of large casserole type dishes would have been useful, too.

    Thank you for providing a review on your stay at our property. We are so happy to hear you enjoy the property and the location, we try our utmost best to ensure guests have a nice holiday at Blaen Henllan. We appreciate your feedback in regards to the shower, we show this accurately in the property pictures to ensure guests are aware before booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.1Sep 2020

  • "Loved this cottage, Excellent communication from hosts and everything you could possibly wish for travelling with children."

    We will be back .

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage and location were absolutely outstanding and we'll certainly be going back."

    Two things we would recommend: advise dog owners to ensure tick treatment is up to date if they plan on going walking; improve the directions as they don't really reflect the reality. Perhaps ask the owners to write a better description.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Blaen Henllan and look forward to seeing you again. We would certainly recommend all dog owners ensure their pets are up to date with the treatments, as the property is in a rural area this may not be the same setting as some pets are accustomed to. We have looked over the directions given to customers and have not seen any previous comments about this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2020

  • "The setting was wonderful for a relaxing family holiday and the property was the best equipped we had ever stayed in."

    The beds were very comfortable!

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Blaen Henllan is a beautiful, well maintained house."

    Very comfortable and easy to relax and unwind in. The children thoroughly enjoyed the games and toys at the house. The kitchen had all the utensils we could possibly need. The beds were very comfy The panoramic views were stunning. We enjoyed the rolling hills, the abundance of animals that we saw each day. Such a shame to leave.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2020

  • "Stunning accommodation, really clean, location amazing."

    Fab facilities.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "Better outdoor seating would of went down well"

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was as described,exceeded our expectations and we were delighted with the location."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2020

  • "We arrived at Blaen Henllan,in storm dennis ,so happy to walk into a really warm well equipped house ,with welcoming daffodils on kitchen table."

    The setting of house is breath taking with wonderful views all around ,the weather throw every thing at us gale force winds torrential rain and snow ,but we still enjoyed the surroundings and watching Red Kites every day .The field at front of house was a bonus for our dog Leo to run in .The peace and quiet was great for a most relaxing holiday ,although only four in our party the house is big enough to cater for eight ,it was comfy roomy and most of all very warm in the bleak winter weather.We would love another holiday there very soon .Ann and family .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful rural location!"

    Lots to do in the local area, even in winter. All facilities in the house worked perfectly. We will definitely be looking to return here.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jan 2020

  • "Our second visit to this lovely farmhouse and another relaxed stay."

    The farmhouse has everything needed for a long or short break and the owners couldn't be nicer. Once again we were greeted with fresh flowers, milk and delicious Welsh cakes which made us feel very welcome. Only one regret - the weather was fine and the underfloor heating very good so it wasn't cold enough to light the fire ....maybe next time!!

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Oct 2019

  • "The beautiful & comfortable house - the spectacular views & surrounding country side - the warm welcome and care during our stay from the owners Tim and Ruth ."

    the really friendly neighbours

    Reviewed by Elsa5.0Oct 2019

  • "A very cosy, warm, comfortable cottage."

    Extremely clean and spacious. Has an enclosed garden with access to large enclosed field with small stream. Our dogs loved it. A surprise to see deer in neighbouring fields. Cottage is 2 mins drive to the common (heath land) which is excellent for walkers although sheep and ponies roam freely so dogs to be kept on leads. Stunning scenery from the common. Cottage is in a very secluded position which is extremely peaceful and relaxing. Would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to return for another great week.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Amazing place in the middle of nowhere."

    Lovely and relaxing

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2019

  • "Extremely well equipped and comfortable 'home away from home'."

    Outstanding setting for the family and dogs, large house, large grounds and lovely rural location - perfect.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wide open spaces, comfortable accommodation and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely Holiday accommodation, very peaceful and secluded."

    Perfect if holidaying with your pup!

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2019

  • "What a delightful property, we were greeted with fresh flowers, milk for a nice cuppa and the most delicious Welsh cakes."

    The views were stunning, it was incredibly peaceful and the accommodation is lovely, spacious and very light and airy. The dog loved having the freedom to run around on his 50 ft lead (as there are sheep around) and we have never felt so relaxed. Bear in mind this is halfway up a mountain so collect supplies including petrol in Builth Wells as no immediate shops, however fresh eggs are at the bottom of the road. A lovely long weekend away ☺

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent house in wonderful location"

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2019

  • "Blaen Henllan is not a holiday cottage."

    .. it is home from home..! Just fantastic in a stunning setting with beautiful views. We were a group of eight, with four teenage boys and two dogs, but at no point did it feel like we had crammed eight people into the property. It is a lovely space that works really well with great heating, a kitchen that works really well and comfy beds with great linen. if you want to shut off from the outside world, this is the place to do it, you can walk for miles from here and not see a sole or you can jump in the car and be in the Brecons in no time. I guess the review questions are.. was it warm and comfy.. Yes, Value for money.. Great, Facilities.. Ticked all boxes for us, Would we recommend or book again.. Yes, Absolutely.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2019

  • "We stayed at this property for the New Year period 2018/2019 and it was great!"

    The house is gorgeous. Spacious and well equipped throughout with a setting and views which are magnificent. It was the perfect place for a relaxed holiday to unwind. With 6 adults, 2 children, 1 baby and a dog we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely secluded cottage with great views, all the facilities you would need for a great stay"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2018

  • "Hands down the best cottage we have ever ."

    We walked and walked with our doggies and the kids loved the little play area. A 20minute drive to the local softplay where we all rode the bikes for a while. A beautiful home with all the home comforts from a vacuum to a tin opener. Everything has been thought of so there was no worry if we had forgotten something. Beautiful and clean, tidy and lots within the house to keep our 4 children occupied while the adults enjoyed a cuppa!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had an amazing time in Blaen Henllan."

    Have stayed in several Sykes cottages and enjoyed them all but this was it of this workd. Real “get away from it all” break. Brilliant for children and dogs. Was lovely to see children playing outside not sitting on some kind of electronic device. The house has everything you could possibly need and more, beautifully furnished and cozy and the surrounding countryside is stunning. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone looking for a break away from busy everyday life.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely big house , well insulated warm and cosy very well equipped."

    Set in lovely spacious grounds,wonderful views.we met Tim a really nice man, Open countryside from your doorstep for good walks.

    Reviewed by Stanley James5.0Oct 2018

  • "Wonderful place !"

    Pictures don’t give the full extent of its natural beauty with deer outside your front window ! Amazing location perfect break away in high quality accomafation

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage."

    The amenities were brilliant and there was an abundance of activities/games for children. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Meriem5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was the best cottage we've ever stayed in."

    Pure luxury and comfort in everything you see and touch. It looks even better in real life than on the pictures. Great location. Very well equipped, and super clean, looked almost brand new. Friendly owners. Plenty of space for a group of 8 people to sleep, eat and play board games There was also plenty of space for our dog to run around safely (although he could easily jump over the fence a few times; this was OK since there were no lambs around during our stay). I'm glad the cottage had a TV that we used to watch the World Cup. I liked that the cottage was located far from any neighbours so we didn't disturb anyone and nobody disturbed us. Overall I would rate this cottage 10 out of 10. We all had an amazing time both adults and kids and even our dog. I really look forward to coming back there.

    Reviewed by Gleb5.0Jul 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king (with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x double 1 x twin and 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, stand-alone shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, AGA cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed garden to the front with decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles and pub 3 miles

The property

A traditional detached farmhouse situated near the town of Builth Wells, with views out towards Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) and Pen y Fan.

Perfect for families or explorers, the cottage has been designed to a standard of quality, offering homely accommodation for everyone to enjoy.

Enter into the utility area, a spacious place to leave your coats and belongings behind, before wandering through to the kitchen/diner.

Decorated in a country-cottage-theme with charming units and a central breakfast island, you will look forward to relaxing here with a warm drink in the early hours.

The dining room boasts seating for eight people, perfect for an evening meal in the company of your loved ones.

Afterwards, the charming lounge is where you will want to be, cosying up on the deep coloured sofas, enjoying the warmth from the woodburning stove ahead of you.

For a peaceful night's sleep choose from three double bedrooms upstairs, each oozing a sense of comfort and homeliness, perfect for returning to after a day of adventure and sight-seeing.

A separate bunk room is ideal for the children, and a family bathroom is well-appointed, welcoming you with its almost quirky overtone.

After readying yourself for the afternoon, why not rest outside on the collection of furniture or enjoy the town which 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.

Also, you are able to walk straight from the property onto Llandeilo Graban Hill, a perfect location for nature lovers with Red Kites, Buzzards, Grouse and Curlews often spotted.

The spa town of Llandrindod Wells is close by, as well as the beautiful Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons).

Why not take a day trip to Hay-on-Wye, famous for books and has nearly 40 book shops as well as characterful antique shops and cafes.

The famous Hay Festival of Literature and Arts is held here annually.

There is also Builth Wells Royal Welsh Show ground, with events all year round.

This is a cottage not to be missed for those who want to switch off away from the busy lifestyle.

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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