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Ploony Cottage

(Ref. 926667)

Bleddfa, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at ploony cottage was good however it could have been brilliant the views and vista are stunning the first problem i had was dog mess on the gravel near the gate and on the lawn ."

    The hand rail going to the upper garden needs replacing as the 1st & 3rd post are rotten as we had a 79 year old with us which nearly fell over because of this. inside the cottage the bedrooms and bedding was good the bathroom needed a deep clean and a new shower mat as the present one has mould and yellow staining . the sitting room room was soulless the kitchen was dirty the pots ,pans , plates had food / grease on them also the were chipped fridge had rust on and the cupboards were dirty and doors coming off in general some TLC is needed it would of been nice to see some pictures of the livestock / farm in the cottage if these items are sorted it would be a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Kevin2.8Jun 2024

  • "A wonderful cottage and gardens."

    Surrounded by stunning countryside. We had a fantastic stay and would thoroughly recommend Ploony cottage!

    Thank you so much for staying at Ploony cottage. We are so please you had a wonderful stay. Also thank you for your lovely feedback. We really appreciate it. Many thanks Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really lovely relaxing place to stay, especially if you really want to be secluded."

    Thees no local shop but it's only a 10min drive to a supermarket. Beds were comfy and it was well equipped. Hot tub was really lovely. Beautiful garden and is enclosed all the way round with 4ft stock fencing and has a beautiful stream running through it. Down a one mile farm track surrounded by fields full of sheep it really is very peaceful. There are a couple of holiday lets in the same location so you do t feel completely isolated. Lots of lovely walks on the doorstep and a nice base for day trips. Owners were very friendly and helpful, would recommend staying here.

    Aw thank you do so much for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay at Ploony. We really appreciate your lovely feedback. Thank you. Take care. Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Booked the cottage for a week with my partner and our two dogs."

    We had an absolutely lovely stay. Great location with plenty of walks, away from the noise of our busy lives, everything we needed for self catering. The garden was perfect however the fence is low in some areas so we didn’t leave our large dogs in the garden without supervision and there are roaming sheep so do bare that in mind. Lindsey was so kind and couldn’t have been more helpful. We definitely recommend and will be back in the summer for sure.

    Thank you so much for your lovely kind words and we are so pleased you had a wonderful stay at Ploony and really hope you return in the future. Take care, Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Polly5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wow what a beautiful, rural location the cottage was, perfect for an relaxing, dog walking holiday."

    Lots of lovely walks straight from your door. The garden was enclosed and lots of area to run around in which was nice. The owner was lovely, friendly and was always egar to help with any questions. Although your in the middle of know where, once your down the rustic track its not far to get food top ups from Knighton. Would definitely come back again.

    Thank you so much for coming to stay at Ploony cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind words. Take care Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie4.4Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location."

    If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Our three kids and Springer spaniel loved the garden! The hot tub was super-hot and we loved going in it every day.

    Thank you so much for coming to stay at Ploony Cottage. We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay and appreciate your kind words. Take care Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Communication with the host was excellent prior to and during our stay. It was very much appreciated. We will definitely stay here again.

    Thank you so much for coming to stay at Ploony cottage. We are so pleased you loved your stay, we really appreciate your kind words. Take care, Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thank you, couldn’t ask for more."

    Thank you so much for coming to stay at Ploony cottage. We really appreciate your kind words and we are so pleased you had a wonderful stay. Take care Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely time here, really peaceful in a beautiful location."

    Great dog walks nearby. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Looking forward to coming back!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We really appreciate it. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ploony. We look forward to your return. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ally4.7Sep 2023

  • "We have just had a wonderful week at Ploony Cottage, The views were outstanding and the cottage itself was so rustic, very warm and comfortable, the piece and quiet was just what we needed, wonderful walks with the dog and easy access to places of interest and the supermarket."

    Definitely planning to return .

    Hi Wendy. Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words, we really appreciated it and are so pleased you had a lovely stay. We look forward to your return. Thanks so much for coming to stay at Ploony. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "My Dad first took myself and my brother to Ploony over 10 years ago and for the last 4 or 5 years we've made it an annual trip every year!"

    We look forward to our week of countryside bliss from the moment we book, and Ploony never ever disappoints. The cottage and it's surroundings are absolutely idyllic. The cottage itself is so cosy, always spotlessly clean and the hot tub is such a treat. There are lots of lovely walks for miles around you, and we recommend a trip to The Greyhound which is a local pub and one of our favourite trips out. Lindsey and Darren are incredible hosts, and always on hand and super helpful for anything you need. Cannot recommend a stay at Ploony cottage enough!

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in Ploony Cottage, but the awful track up to the cottage discouraged us from driving on it too often."

    We brought most of our food with us, so only visited Knighton on two occasions for fresh milk, etc. The cottage was comfortable, with a large kitchen/diner and cosy sitting room. Kitchen was well stocked, with a few exceptions. We couldn’t work out the heating controls, which meant we weren’t warm enough on rainy/cold days; when it did work, it warmed up the cottage very quickly. The electricity went off one morning, which meant no Wifi and with no mobile signal anywhere - we were isolated. We drove down the lane trying to get a signal but luckily saw a local farmer, who was able to contact the owner; he came out within an hour and located/fixed the problem - caused by a leaky washing up bowl. Without the farmer’s help we’re not sure what we would have done. The garden, with the small stream, was ideal for the dogs, although they needed to be watched when a flock of sheep came down the lane and occupied the adjoining field. Two large bedrooms and one small bedroom, but only one wardrobe in one of the bedrooms, wasn’t ideal. A second toilet would have been advantageous. We were surprised to read that we needed to clean before leaving and strip the beds, especially when we had to vacate by 10.00 am. We’ve never come across this before, and whilst we’ve always left a holiday home as clean and tidy as possible, we’ve never been told that a bond of £150 would be withheld.

    I’m pleased you had a lovely week here. Although I am disappointed to read that you couldn’t work the heating, Darren would have happily showed you when he came to sort the power cut or I would have been more than happy to have been contacted as I mention in welcome pack. Unfortunately a small about of guests do not always leave our cottage in a good way so all we ask is that guests leave it as they found it, most guests do this. We normally accept 2 wellbehaved dogs but on this occasion we agreed to accept a 3rd dog at your request and I was disappointed to find that you didnt clear up any of the dog mess from the garden Thank you for stripping the beds, it was suggested by sykes that we ask guests to do this since reopening after covid. I would have been happy for you to leave the bedding if you were not happy to strip them yourself. Sorry about that. Thank you for booking Ploony Cottage. Take care Many thanks. Lindsey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaynor3.1Sep 2023

  • "As already shared with the owner, the quilt on the main bed was badly stained, the WiFi kept dropping out and the noise of the water pump was quite intrusive."

    Overall the cottage was nice and relatively well equipped, although would have benefited from a dishwasher and perhaps a sieve or colander (to strain veg when cooking) Finally, I would say that if as requested you don’t want wipes etc put down the toilet, it would have been nice to provide small bags to put them in before they go in the bin (for hygiene reasons)

    Hi Gareth. Really pleased you had a lovely stay at Ploony and enjoyed the peace and quiet as mentioned in feedback left in cottage. Thank you for making me aware about the stain on the duvet, I have now replaced with a new one. So sorry about the wifi, it is usually ok. The water pump is in a cupboard downstairs to pump the water around the property and comes on when water is being used so shouldn’t be too intrusive, sorry if you felt it was. Sorry there is no dishwasher and I was unaware the colander has gone missing, thank you for highlighting this as I will now replace this. Yes I agree there should be small bags provided for the pedal bin in bathroom, I will ensure there is in future. As mentioned in welcome pack I am always happy for guests to contact me directly with any issues or requests and I would resolve them asap for you. Thank you for coming to stay at Ploony. Take care Lindsey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4Aug 2023

  • "Pooly Cottage is in a beautiful location."

    Very quiet and a place to enjoy nature. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. Loved the stone floor and big farmhouse kitchen. The hot tub was a bonus! The garden is enclosed and dog proof for most dogs except for Houdini terriers like ours so was on a lead. The walking in the hills nearby was fantastic - need a map and compass as there is no phone reception. Presteigne was a great place to visit, especially the Judges Lodgings which still uses oil and gas lamps. Overall a fantastic holiday - highlight was being able to see the stars in a night sky with no light pollution. Just lovely.

    Hi Alison. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and kind words. I really appreciate it and am so so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ploony. I really hope you return one day. Take care. Many thanks Lindsey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our 9 day holiday, the tranquility and the hot tub and the wonderful stream that entertained our dog extensively."

    All 6 human guests loved the comfort of the beds and the beautiful views from the bedroom windows. We loved the large kitchen and comfortable living room. When the barn has guests the privacy is not ideal as we could see and hear them, and they could see and hear us. The UV light that couldn't be easily repaired could have been a major problem but the bottled water provided solved the issue very well. The barbed wire on top of some of the garden fences could injure larger dogs, ours was OK, but he needed to be supervised when at the top of the garden. The track to reach the cottage is very rough and made us not want to go out much. Not a problem in a Range Rover, but our small car struggled a bit in places. It would be useful to know if the there is a schedule for the sheep and cows in the adjacent field, as we got trapped by about 30 cows when coming back to the cottage after a walk with the dog. Overall we will have fond memories of our time in Ploony Cottage and we thank Lindsey and Darren for their prompt responses to all our queries

    Hi Iain, Thank you for coming to stay at Ploony. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you felt the privacy was not ideal however the properties don’t look directly onto each other and the hot tubs are at opposite ends of the properties and can not be seen. It says in the info on the website that Ploony cottage is situated adjacent to Ploony barn and this can be seen in the photographs on the website to make it obvious to guests that there is a barn conversion across the yard. In regards to the uv filter, it couldn’t have been a major problem because Darren fixed it the day you left and it would have been fixed immediately if you would have been happy to let him access the property when you first notified us that it suddenly started beeping. Plenty of Bottled water was bought for you all to drink. All fences are stock proof barbed wire fences due to it being a farm to prevent livestock entering the garden. Sorry, there is no schedule for the sheep and cattle, they roam the land and come down to the stream at the bottom to drink when they are thirsty. Due to the heavy rain we have been having over the passed 5 weeks the road has become slightly rougher than normal. We have been in contact with the local council as this is a council maintained road and this will be addressed very shortly. I am really pleased that you really liked the cottage and enjoyed our beautiful countryside. Many thanks Take care Lindsey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain4.4Jul 2023

  • "The pictures didn’t do this gorgeous little cottage justice."

    The situation and surrounding countryside is beautiful. The beds were extremely comfy. Kids loved the hot tub. We loved the fact the hot tub kept them busy! I would highly recommend staying here. If I was looking for negatives I’d say the kitchen was lacking a bowl for salad and a jug but that’s really nit picking. We loved our long weekend. The owners were brilliant at keeping in touch beforehand and making sure we were comfy etc

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you really enjoyed your stay at Ploony. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage exceeded all expectations and we had a wonderful holiday."

    We were 5 adults with 2 lively dogs and it was perfect. The cottage was located about 3/4 mile down a farm track at the end of a beautiful valley. This cottage is a traditional stone farm house with flag stone floor and rustic features. There are also 3 wooden lodges nearby (but still private) which I think are owned by the same owner. All look lovely too. What made our holiday was that we were treated to amazing weather and spent most of our time outside, The garden has a patio with furniture, a hot tub, a stream and plenty of lawn. There is a flat section where children could play. The gate opens straight into fields which we could walk the dogs in (so long as sheep are not in the field). The garden is dog secure which was really useful for us. We spent the week doing local walks and visiting Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow which were beautiful. Unfortunately, the pub in Bleddfa has closed but we did walk to the Greyhound Inn in Llangunllo which was a lovely walk (2 1/2 miles) and a nice pub with a garden. The Horse and Jockey in Knighton has a nice courtyard area and an old characterful interior. All in all it was just what we needed and we hope to return, although, I doubt we'll be so lucky weather the weather again.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased you had such a good time. Thank you so much for coming. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2023

  • "Ploony cottage is a lovely rural rustic cottage."

    The peace and relaxation is second to none and the mile long(very) rough track is worth it. There is the one other cabin behind but what you don't get from the listing is that there are two more cabins up on the hill behind the cottage. You can't see them so doesn't impact on your stay although the cars do have to drive past the side of ploony cottage for access. We cooked every night and the kitchen has plenty of equipment. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Communication with Lindsey was simple and straightforward.

    Thank you so much for coming to stay at Ploony cottage. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks and take care Lindsey and Darren Property Owner

    Reviewed by Corrie5.0May 2023

  • "Had a great time and it was so relaxing."

    The cottage was lovely, clean and very comfortable. Lots of dinners in, open fires each night and a bit of Netflix. Couldn’t be better. Thank you to our hosts. Would definitely return

    Thank you so much for your kind words. So pleased you had a great time. Thank you for coming to stay at Ploony. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, beautiful surroundings, enjoyed watching the sheep pass by the garden, perfect retreat to relax and unwind."

    Thank you for your kind words. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for staying at Ploony. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful long weekend at Ploony Cottage."

    Excellent communication from the cottage owners. I loved sitting in the hot tub and looking over the fields. There's a real middle of nowhere feel, great for a holiday. The cottage was warm, well equipped and as described. I very much appreciated that the garden was fully secure so our dogs could explore the garden. We took a trip to Water Break It's Neck, about half an hour's drive away and well worth it.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks for the great feedback really means a lot, hopefully see you back again some day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lyndsey was very accommodating, super hostess."

    Sainsbury’s delivered our food shop right to the door. A second fridge/freezer was an added bonus. We all loved the garden. Plenty of space for family to sit back & relax or play badminton. Running stream with fresh water shrimps. Plenty of nature to watch right on the doorstep. Hot tub was excellent. Comfy beds & cosy cottage. Superb

    Reviewed by Rhiann5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Best future of the place is hot tube, what a treat after a long walk :) Big garden is well secured and it was perfect for the dogs to explore. ideal place if you are looking for quiet,relaxing stay and to be close to nature.

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful location, very tranquil."

    The cottages fixtures and fittings were tired in places. However, we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4May 2022

  • "An area of outstanding natural beauty & central to many places to visit."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Property is beautiful & so very peaceful

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely old cottage!"

    As others have noted be ready for the long farm track but a great location for walking the valley (see:

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Apr 2022

  • "The is property was set in a beautiful location."

    Very remote but there were a couple of other cottages behind it so you aren't completely alone. There is a gorgeous little stream running through the garden and birds galore singing in the garden. The views from the garden I could have looked at all day. It has a very relaxing feel. The property itself was spacious and clean if quite basic in facilities. The bedding was lovely and soft and the bed comfy so we slept really well during our stay. Only one small towel provided per guest which would have been fine but due to the hot tub it would have been nice to have a spare available. There is no signal at the property so unless your phone has Internet calling then contacting to report issues might be a challenge. I am on O2 but my husband on EE did get some signal in the garden. Also worth noting that no soft furnishings at the property such as pillows or throws. I love to cuddle up at night under a blanket or sit out with a blanket to stave off the chill. Would need to take my own next time along with spare towels. They also did not provide any free tea, coffee, milk etc but there was a bottle of red wine so it depends on your priorities! Overall it was a lovely stay in a beautiful location. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Mar 2022

  • "Very pleasant little cottage for a week long stay."

    Lovely hot tub, especially after a hard day's walk. The access track was a tad more rough than I'd expected and really long, and awkward to pass other vehicles on, which we had to do on couple of occasions. During our stay we had a couple of really windy nights, and I was nervous of the large sycamore tree, so tucked my car up close to the cottage, which was clearly the right option as a large branch had dropped out! I would suggest that you have the tree lowered to avoid any such repeats. The farmdogs at the end of the track are a nuance, they repeatedly tried to bite my car tyres and would run along next to the car. Also the pub in the village is currently shut, so the nearest place for food is either over the hills to Knighton or down the valley to Presteigne. Other than that it was a good place for star gazing as the is no light pollution.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Mar 2022

  • "Fabulous secluded cottage in the middle of nowhere - brilliant."

    Ploony Cottage was lovely, cosy & perfect for dogs. The enclosed garden with stream was perfect for our 2 dogs - open the front door & let them go safe. The flag stone kitchen again great after wet walks & the log fire wonderfull. Beds were comfy too. The hot tub was beautifully secluded & one of the hottest we,ve ever been in, although not all of the jets worked perfectly. Could do with some lighting around the hot tub for evenings would be a suggestion. Thoroughly recommended place to stay if you love peace & quiet.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2022

  • "Was our honeymoon, we wanted a remote location with beauty and that’s what we got."

    The cottage is amazing, we took our pup with us and he loved it! Very secure gardens and wider spaces. Log fire, very well maintained hot tub. The bed was lovely and comfy and the kitchen is fantastic. All stone floor so really easy to keep clean after our walks. Darren and Lyndsey arranged for flowers to be in the room and they were lovely! Both of these guys were easy to contact and just a pleasure. We will be going back! John & Fiona

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had an amazing time at Ploony Cottage."

    It was exactly what we were after, a beautiful old farm cottage in the middle of nowhere! Lovely walks from the front door and other nice ones just a short drive away. Hot tub was perfect as was the log burner. Lindsey was incredibly helpful and very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Dec 2021

  • "The house is set in a beautiful quiet location, and that was what we were looking for, nature at its best all around, lovely walks and scenery, we even had a blue tit knocking on the front door glass."

    The house was clean and tidy and the hot tub was perfect. There are a few new lodges built up the hill by the owners and I think the owners have been spending time on those, and now the house it’s self needs a little bit of tlc too. The road to the house is long and bumpy as previously stated, but if you drive slowly not a problem, we would love to return to Ploony cottage some day.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Nov 2021

  • "Our week at Ploony Cottage was amazing, the cottage was exceptional, well furnished and the garden was stunning."

    The local walks were great fun for us and our dogs, and a lovely surprise by our hosts for my birthday, we will definitely be back soon, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jilly5.0Oct 2021

  • "All good"

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Access to a large number of walking routes.

    Reviewed by Marius3.8Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in perfect surroundings."

    The hot tub was extra special too.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0May 2021

  • "Apart from having no mobile signal we really enjoyed our stay and being able to ..."

    Apart from having no mobile signal we really enjoyed our stay and being able to take our dog was a real treat for him too

    Reviewed by Traci4.4May 2021

  • "This is such a beautiful cottage, with a huge stunning garden."

    The views are amazing. It is also in the perfect location for visiting many places. We loved our week here, so peaceful & relaxing.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Ploony cottage."

    The cottage was lovely with scenic surroundings. a lovely stream running through the garden, the children enjoyed it and seeing the farm animals. We had a really relaxing time and the hot tub topped it off. The owners Lindsey and Darren were very friendly and communication was excellent. Lindsey left Easter eggs for the kids. Look forward to visiting again. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great place!"

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Sep 2020

  • "What a lovley place to spend some quality time away from 'normal' life."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ploony Cottage. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Sophie4.4Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was beautiful and very clean."

    Very friendly hosts who greeted us with a bottle of prosecco and fresh eggs from their chicken's. Facilities were great, the only slight downfall was the outside lights where motion sensors and turned off whilst we was in the hot tub, making getting out rather risky in the pitch black and having to navigate down the steps to turn the lights back on. However overall lovely and would recommend!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wow what a lovely cottage, flowers, wine and homemade Welsh cake's on arrival, ..."

    Wow what a lovely cottage, flowers, wine and homemade Welsh cake's on arrival, Lindsey and Darren were wonderful host's Lovely quiet countryside birds squirrels and of course the hot tub

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped, hot tub was fantastic and the log burner was great."

    If you want a peaceful break away with nice views then this is the place to book.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful, peaceful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Perfect for our family Christmas

    Reviewed by Kirsten3.8Dec 2019

  • "Exactly as we expected, everything fine, many thanks."

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cottage as described on website, dog friendly, amazing views, perfect."

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Oct 2019

  • "Despite the weather (nothing Lynsey could do about it) we had a lovely relaxing and restful time."

    The hot tub was so lovely and added to the relaxation maybe could do with a light at the hot tub . We loved the farmhouse kitchen where we could all have a chat and discuss what we were going to do that day. Lyndsey was so friendly and engaging and a wonderful host/owner.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2019

  • "Our stay was lovely in this beautiful cottage."

    The owners could not do enough to help you. The cottage had a big garden for our daughter and dogs to play it. It was enclosed so you didn’t have to worry about dogs getting away. The hot tub was a lovely way to relax. It was an amazing holiday - thank you

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2019

  • "Amazing holiday."

    A big thank you to Darren, Lindsey and family for making us part of their family for the week, perfect hosts. The cottage was beautiful on a family run farm in a secluded location. Great night skies due to no light pollution and the hot tub was an added treat. Our Springer spaniel was allowed to be walked off the lead around the fields with the animals but was kept under close control by myself which was a real bonus. Radnor forest was breathing with water breaks it's neck a must see. Yes the driveway is rural but unless you own a high end sports car it shouldn't pose a problem if you drive carefully.

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Aug 2019

  • "We loved the cottage and the location, it was a real getaway."

    The fact it is on a working farm made all the more special for the children, as they were able to feed the lambs, and were lucky enough to see two lambs being born. Plenty to do around the area, although we enjoyed coming back to the cottage for a soak in the hot tub, and then lighting the log burner in the evening. Darren and Lindsey made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had the most amazing break at Ploony Cottage."

    Picturesque setting with absolute peace and quiet. We enjoyed our 1st night in the hottub with the snow fall and it was like something out of a movie. The cottage itself was homely and well supplied. The hosts were so welcoming and helpful and a huge Thank you for our little treats. The dogs absolutely loved the open space to explore and the cosy fire at night. Will definitely be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Dominique5.0Jan 2019

  • "The owners were so helpful and welcoming."

    This is a lovely cottage, we had a wonderfully relaxing few days away. The hot tub was great and the surounding area is beautiful. The weather was awful but we still came home smiling!! We would love to come back when the weather is better and actually explore some of the area directly around the cottage. The mile road up is NOT suitable for low suspention cars.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Dec 2018

  • "Ploony cottage was absolutely gorgeous stay."

    Perfect for a country get away. The facilities were fantastic and the hosts were lovely as well.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage in an amazing area."

    Lovely walks in the surrounding countryside for the dogs. Cottage was always warm and comfortable and felt very secluded. One of our best holidays.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Nov 2018

  • "Can't really comment on Sykes as you didn't really do anything ,however the cottage and the owners were fantastic and we shall definitely be returning ,but again not because of Sykes ."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, in a beautiful, secluded location."

    Darren and Lindsey are fabulous hosts/owners, very friendly and approachable. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2018

  • "I think it would be advisable to let future clients know about the 1 mile off road track you need to drive to get to the cottage."

    And also that it is a working farm and although the garden is fenced the sheep are on the other side of a barbed wire fence and chickens come into the garden, which is all lovely but when you have a large dog who was interested in the animals we couldn't leave him to wander the garden freely for fear or him getting through the fence. All in all an absolutely lovely cottage with fantastic hosts who were full of local information and guidance. Plenty of stunning walks to explore all a short drive away. Water break its neck is a must see! 100% recommend this cottage

    Ploony Cottage is very dog friendly and has a secure garden. Guests are encouraged to walk their dogs in and around the farm and along the numerous footpaths. When the guests visited it was lambing season, where livestock are present and do roam in the grounds next the cottage. This is due to the property being located in rural Mid-Wales, on a working farm so you may experience farming activity. However, this does not affect the summer months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2018

  • "The pictures online really don't do this place justice."

    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Hosts Darren and Lindsey were really welcoming and friendly. Welsh cakes, wine and flowers in the cottage on arrival. It felt like home as soon as we stepped through the door. The garden was secure for our dogs and the stream that runs through the garden was a huge hit with our daughters (7&2) Due to the stream and steep hilly garden young children will need to be supervised at all times. The internet access was a huge hit with our 18year old son. Good selection of dvds in the cottage as well as a box of games and a few books. Loved seeing the lambs being born although Imogen (7) was a bit grossed out by it

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2018

  • "Ploony cottage was a beautiful cottage to stay in."

    In a peaceful location. We had a lovely few days away, and the hot tub was delightful!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2018

  • "Ploony Cottage was a fantastic place to spend New Year."

    The surrounding area was beautiful, the accommodation was a very high standard and the owners couldn’t have made us feel more welcome. The location is perfect for adults, children and dogs and I would highly recommend it. We look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Dec 2017

  • "Brilliant location our hosts Darren and Lindsey did everything to make our stay special, the hot tub was wonderful to relax in during the evening, we will definitely return and I shall be telling all my friends about this fabulous place."

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2017

  • "Plooney cottage was excellent,we all enjoyed our stay."

    The hot tub was so good.The cottage had everything we needed.The owners of the cottage live just next door and even left us flowers,wine,Welsh cakes and even treats for the dogs.We could even buy eggs from them which had been freshly laid by their hens.we visited a few places near by but were happy to stay at the cottage as much as we could,perfect place to chill.If your looking at booking plooney cottage you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2017

  • "Location was fABULOUS!"

    Also beds were so comfortable local pub was a must visit for fabulous pies.

    Reviewed by Suzy4.8May 2017

  • "Only point is it does not say the cottage is on a working farm."

    Reviewed by Grant4.8Mar 2017

  • "Quiet relaxing cottage literally in the middle of nowhere!"

    Fab hot tub and great walks a short drive away. Lovely weekend break

    Reviewed by Rachel4.8Feb 2017

  • "We had a fantastic time, the cottage was perfect for our girls holiday away from it all, the hot tub was great and the extra little touches of Welsh cakes, flowers and wine was very much appreciated."

    We had gone away to relax and enjoy ourselves and we certainly did.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.8Nov 2016

  • "Cottage is amazing,surrounding country side beautiful,peaceful with amazing views."

    Owners are friendly but not intrusive and gave use a warm welcome with flowers and wine.The hot tub was a fantastic way to unwind after a day of exploring.We highly recommend and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2016

  • "Loved the remoteNess, host family and especially hot tub"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage, location and an excellent springboard for the local area."

    The hosts were fab too!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2016

  • "The cottage was perfect, in a beautiful valley."

    We had an amazing relaxing holiday, the welcome of wine, flowers and welsh cakes was unexpected but much appreciated. The cottage was the best that we have been to and Lindsey was extremely welcoming. Our two boxers loved running around the garden while we relaxed in the hot tub. We loved the surrounding area and can't wait to go back again soon

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2016

  • "Quiet and peaceful excellent for the dogs"

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.8Aug 2016

  • "Had a fab holiday, everything catered for, owners were lovely, views were ..."

    Had a fab holiday, everything catered for, owners were lovely, views were stunning, us & our mini dachshunds had a brilliant time

    Reviewed by Tara4.2Mar 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double with additional day bed on request, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture, six-seater hot tub and charcoal BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.5 miles, pub 2 miles (currently closed)
  • Note: Water supply from spring water
  • Note: Stream in garden is small but unfenced, children to be supervised when outside
  • Note: Cottage accessed by 1 mile drive, not suitable for low-suspension cars
  • Please note: Electric car charging is not permitted at this property
  • Please note a starter pack of firewood will be provided but the owner will be unable to provide any extra firewood during the stay

The property

Bleddfa 1 mile.

A traditional farmhouse, situated adjacent to Plooney Barn, in a pretty valley just outside the village of Bleddfa, Mid Wales.

The cottage is the perfect base for families or friends looking to relax and experience an idyllic, peaceful location in the stunning border countryside.

Set over two floors, there are three comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom, as well as a traditional, well-equipped kitchen with a stone-flagged floor and dining area.

Across the hall is the cosy sitting room with a woodburner, where you can unwind after exploring the area.

Outside, you can sit on the patio in the calming garden, which has a raised veranda with a six-seater hot tub, sloping lawns and a further terraced lawned area looking across the valley and down to the idyllic cottage.

A mountain stream runs through the garden, which offers plenty of room to run and play, sit under the mature trees, or relax on the patio while the children enjoy exploring the large undulating garden.

This delightful farmhouse cottage is situated on a rarely used and ancient by-way, which enables you to walk to a local drink only pub in Llangunllo serving local real ales, being either a one or two mile walk away depending on which direction you choose, a wonderful opportunity to travel along paths used for hundreds of years in unspoilt countryside.

You are ideally placed to explore the green rolling hills and Knighton, making Ploony Cottage the perfect gateway in the Shropshire Hills AONB.

Knighton is linked with the walker’s town of Kington, by Offa’s Dyke that meanders through the countryside along the border between Wales and England, in the area known as the Welsh Marches.

It is a pretty market town, with the traditional landscape of Hergest Croft Gardens and its popular tea rooms.

The area also offers numerous outdoor activities, such as cycling, horse riding and walking, with Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr’s Way just a short drive away, as well as lots of local gardens and golf courses.

Slightly further afield are Builth Wells and the Royal Welsh Showground, which host various annual events, the quaint town of Rhayader where you can visit the Red Kite feeding centre, and the Elan Valley Reservoirs.

Alternatively, visit Ludlow or Leominster, beautiful historic market towns where you can browse local producers and maybe try one of the many restaurants available.

A traditional cottage, nestled in a secluded valley, offering a delightful retreat in the rolling countryside of the Welsh Marches.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Knighton 7 miles; Presteigne 8.5 miles

Bleddfa is a small quiet village in the rolling hills of Radnorshire, on the edge of Radnor Forest with walks through the village to a view point above. This lovely village is just a short drive from the popular market town of Knighton, situated on Offa's Dyke and opening up fabulous walking along the border and into the stunning countryside of the Shropshire Hills AONB, dotted with pretty historic villages. The town of Presteigne is just 8.5 miles away and is home to the Presteigne Festival, an international arts and music festival, as well as a range of independent shops and an award-winning museum, The Judge's Lodgings. There is also an excellent clay pigeon shooting ground, a rally track and riding center, plenty to do for the more adventurous.

Please note: Electric car charging is not permitted at this property.
Please note a starter pack of firewood will be provided but the owner will be unable to provide any extra firewood during the stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas