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Rowan Cottage

(Ref. 928770)

Builth Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic week (March 2024) at Rowan Cottage."

    The cottage was so cosy, warm and delightful to come home to each day. We loved the thoughtful goodie box with chocolate, wine and biscuits. The facilities exceeded our expectations. A wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with well equipped kitchen."

    A thoughtful welcome hamper of goodies which was really appreciated. Plenty of bedding, towels, dvds and games. We didn’t need to leave the cottage - which was so comfortable - but we did! Managed to keep warm despite -7 degrees outside. Log burner and logs available for use - although we were warm enough without lighting this. Cottage situated in a great location for exploring beyond Builth. Would definitely stay again. Only negative was that we couldn’t find a visitors book so was not sure what to do with general rubbish.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2023

  • "Could do with more fire logs considering we were there for 1 week."

    There were only enough logs for two nights. Sofa was uncomfortable for me but outher than that everything was fine. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.4Oct 2023

  • "Everything had been thought about here at Rowan cottage, down to a place to put used teabags and a pen to make notes."

    Board games too and a good selection of dvd's. Friendly neighbours and a great place to stay in order to visit the beautiful Brecons and beyond. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely surprise awaited us when we arrived, flowers,bread,tea,Welsh cakes, crisps, wine and some chocolate These really made our first night ……."

    Thanks Rowan cottage is a comfortable cottage just off the main high street in Builth Wells The cottage had everything we needed, and was very clean and tidy The double bed on the third floor was very comfy we slept very well, on the second floor there are 2 single beds and a lovely bathroom with both a shower and a bath The ground floor is shared with a kitchen and a cosy living room with a log burner which we didn’t use as it wasn’t cold enough The garden was a great bonus for our dog Plenty of shops on Castle street and pubs think we counted 7 There’s some lovely cafe’s too we only visited the Cwtch cafe which do a lovely full breakfast for £5.95 if you don’t fancy cooking We really enjoyed our stay the only problem was when we first booked we thought we had WiFi as it did state WiFi but elsewhere on the listing it states coming soon which we didn’t see It wasn’t a problem for us, but was for our son and be aware the phone signal is very patchy depending on your supplier There is on road car parking outside the cottage but we never managed to park there Behind the property is a Co op were you can pay to park over night or there’s a free carpark in town The photo of the cottage really doesn’t do justice to the quality of the cottage on the inside it really is lovely I’m sure we’ll be back as we enjoyed the area so much and thanks for calling us to let us know we’d left our dog bed which allowed us to come back to collect it

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge with ice box, washing machine, kettle, toaster
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and raised courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and river, 0.1 miles

The property

Set at the heart of the bustling market town of Builth Wells, a charming settlement in the heart of semi-rural Powys, rests this delightful, stone-built holiday cottage, 40 Market Street.

With an enclosed garden, gorgeous mountain views, and superb positioning to nearby shops, pubs and restaurants, this lovely home welcomes a family of four to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a relaxing stay in beautiful, mid-Wales.

Step into your new home-from-home, and be charmed by an array of well-appointed living spaces.

A fully-equipped kitchen awaits the designated chef, where they will find all the utensils they'll need to rustle up a tasty, home-cooked meal.

In warmer months, take your culinary delights out into the enclosed rear garden, which features a private patio with bike storage, and steps up to a raised courtyard with furniture, the perfect spot to kick back and relax with your favourite, ice-cold drink in hand.

In the evenings, after you've spent time catching up on the day's events in the sitting room whilst kept warm by the crackling embers of the woodburning stove, retreat to enjoy a long, hot shower on your way to retiring for a well-earned sleep in either of the comfy beds.

When you're ready, head out and explore what your local surroundings have to offer.

A walk into Builth Wells down a cobbled walkway will bring you to The Market Builth Wells and The Market Builth Wells - both locations containing all you'll need to stock up on essentials and souvenirs.

Settle down for a spot of tea at The Cwtch Cafe before you embark on a scenic walk along the tranquil banks of the River Wye.

Once you've worked up a sufficient appetite, head to the The Fountain Inn for a traditional pub dinner, or book a table at Cosy Corner Bistro for cuisine that will please every palate.

For a full day out, the Elan Valley to the north has scenic reservoirs, awesome dams and mountain roads and to the south, Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons National Park) is positively brimming with iconic landmarks that are waiting to be explored.

Whatever you choose to do during your stay in Builth Wells, do it from the cosy base of Rowan Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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