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Caerau Farm House

(Ref. 1052365)

Llanidloes, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We are a family of two adults and two children and have just returned from a great week staying in Caerau farmhouse."

    It was definitely on the more rustic side of what we are normally used to for our cottage getaways, but once the house warmed up and we settled in - it was really cosy and snug. House is quirky and we liked it, once used to it. The surrounding area has lots to do and see and the mountain roads to both Machylenneth and Aberystwyth (the latter via Ellan Valley - also worth visiting) were spectacular. Hafren Forest also really worth visiting. Llandiloes is a nice large village - has everything you need (and loads of pubs). Didn't want to leave. We will definitely come back to both the house and the area.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very quirky old style cottage but in a fab location with ample parking and does everything you need for a great holiday."

    Full of character and low ceilings so make sure you duck for doorways !! We used it as a base for Golfing but also a good base for all other activities plus towns and coastline.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is like stepping back in time, but it so works."

    Quaint lovely cottage, clean and welcoming. Our 2 dogs were relaxed and happy here. There are caravans all around the cottage but we didnt hear a thing and the garden is private and safe for dogs at the rear. Lovely location to re-charge the battery!! Hafren Forest is fab for walking the dogs. Not far from town, so picked up Fish and chips and Chinese (phoned through) both nice if you dont want to cook. Would return for weekend get a way.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "On the day of travel we were informed that the log burner was out of order."

    This was a huge disappointment as it was one of only two important search criteria for us when booking and we'd purchased logs for our stay. On arrival we couldn't access the key safe. We rang the contact and a man came out promptly to help us, however he couldn't access it either. Eventually we got in. The inside of the cottage was nice and traditional, however every room is covered in thick dusty, old cobwebs from eye level and above. We honestly had never seen so many cobwebs! Door handles, switches and light pulls were very grubby and the lid of the loo doesn't stay up. The lounge is cosy and upstairs there's plenty of space. Sleep was not good though as every morning a noisy boiler fired up at 6.30am. The boiler makes the bed shake! This could be a lovely cottage as the location and privacy is great, but it needs a thorough deep clean.

    Reviewed by Karen2.8Dec 2022

  • "Just had two week stay at this lovely, comfortable and a bit quirky cottage and absolutely loved it."

    Our two dogs enjoyed the garden as did we. The most comfortable and cosy cottage we have stayed in. Beautiful countryside with Hafren Forest within half hour away and well worth a visit. Our satnav postcode did not take us to the cottage but What3Words did which are ///thinkers.insolvent.intruded so put into Waze or Apple Maps. Also the directions said new chapel, but the little sign actually says Newchapel, depending on which way you come to it the sign is just before or after the Riverside Cafe (also worth a visit). Thank you to Emily and Mr Price for your help. We would stay again and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Myself and my 2 grandchildren had a fabulous week, the cottage was cosy and had everything we needed, it was a very quiet location with only a short drive to town."

    We visited Powys castle, Borth beach, Elan Valley and Quackers. The garden was lovely and they had a great time playing in it, with birds, squirrels and rabbits visiting. I highly recommend a stay there and will go again

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We found this perfectly suited for our party of three, none of us over 5'6"."

    Taller people might have to duck in some doorways and a fourth person would be a squeeze on the living room sofa / in the dining table corner, though certainly manageable. Although holiday homes surround the property, we forgot they were there, and our little bit of landscape felt very private and secluded, shared only with rabbits. The building is very rustic, with uneven floors and sounds travelling straight through the ceiling to the room above: however, that's what we want out of a holiday cottage--it'd be a pain to live with long term, but it's a fun quirk for a few days, and all the facilities were good. We appreciated the spacious-ness of the layout, with three different sitting room areas, and how dog friendly it was: with zero traffic and a bit of garden, it was perfect for our labrador puppy on his first family holiday.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely setting Nice enclosed garden Furniture a little old ..."

    Lovely cottage in lovely setting Nice enclosed garden Furniture a little old fashioned but suited the cottage Very clean and well maintained Kitchen well equipped a few missing bits like a colander Walks for the dog right outside the door Plenty of parking Only down side although comfortable the bed is only a standard double in a large bedroom plenty big enough for a king-size This did, in no way effect our stay All in all really loved our little break here Thank you

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay both for the location and the cottage."

    Compared to other places we have stayed we feel this requires a bit of TLC but has all the facilities necessary with a lot of character. It was a relaxing and peaceful area with access to lots of interesting places and history nearby.

    Reviewed by Dominic4.1Jul 2022

  • "We found the accommodation lovely, very quaint with loads of character and very cosy."

    The beds were comfortable it had plenty of hot water a good kitchen with everything we needed. A lovely garden very quiet and loads of wildlife around to watch. Handy for places to travel to and would definitely recommend a stay there. We had a great week and lucky with the weather. It was very good indeed could not fault a thing.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Could do with king size bed for two adults to sleep in double small also would be good to have a TV in the main Bedroom so if you want to relax with TV and have a early night to watch Tv you can most properties today have these in bedrooms and could do with a more intense clean right through property kitchen cupboards in side a general clean everything else in property cobwebs I kitchen ceiling especially an that is we’re good is prepared if these issues was done would make this property very good but needs doing."

    Reviewed by Ian2.5Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous homely rustic cottage."

    Lovely and cosy with very good facilities and lovely comfortable beds. Excellent safe secure garden at the rear for dogs. Spectacular views and a variety wildlife all on your doorstep. Very well located for the friendly village of Llanidloes will good local shops, amenities and a Saturday market.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second stay here and already booked a third."

    Love this cottage it's warm and comfortable and has everything you need. Our dogs love it here too. It's a nice peaceful location but not too far from shops. There are some lovely places to visit within a short drive. Would recommend this cottage to friends and family

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "Not a bad cottage for the money and also dog friendly."

    Reasonably spacious inside but does have a small living room. The log burner in the living room is nice and heats the place well. When we arrived it had been lit and was burning already which was a nice touch. We did find the place was too warm for our liking but that is personal preference. There was enough kindling and coal to get us through the first night. The kitchen was big and quite well kitted out. There was no foil or cling film, which would be nice to have, meaning we needed to go to the shop the next morning to get it. We also found many of the glasses were not well cleaned so we had to wash them first. The bathroom was a bit of a let down. It was spacious and had some rustic charm but the shower was abysmal with all the pressure of a dripping tap. The shower curtain wasn’t too clean at the bottom and would be better if they could put in a screen. The space in the shower in general was small and claustrophobic. We were shocked that there was only a single toilet roll with less than half a roll left for us. We had to add this to the shopping trip for the next morning and hope we didn’t run out, if there were four of us it may have been a different story. The bathroom is downstairs which is common in old properties but does make for a long trip if you need to go in the night. There is a small room, between the living room and bathroom, which makes a great reading nook or study and has a great feel to it. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a dressing room. There is a double bed in the one room which we used. We found this to be quite uncomfortable and the duvet seemed small, this may be due to being used to a king size. A king sized bed would fit in the room and be a nice finish. The room was quite hot and we had to open the sky light but this meant the wind howled through waking us up regularly enough to need to close it again. The other room which is accessed through the dressing room had two mis-matched single beds. On the whole the furniture throughout is outdated and really needs updating. The house could do with some refurbishment to bring it out of the 70’s and 80’s, I know some people think that is rustic but it does need updating. The cleanliness could do with being better, there are lots of cobwebs about and the kitchen wear is not well cleaned, but in the whole it is ok. Be aware this is an old property with low door frames and a very low ceiling height up the stairs. The outside is nice with a raised grass area and a decent wrap around patio. There is plenty of parking out the front with a car port. The garden is secure but if you have a dog which jumps fences I would avoid this as the fences are only around 3 feet tall in places. We chose this cottage because of the secluded setting but were disappointed to find it is surrounded by static caravans. It was quiet for us due to being a winter trip but I imagine it could be a busy setting during the summer. It looks like more static caravans are being built in the area too making it even more busy.

    Reviewed by Nick3.4Dec 2021

  • "All was like in the website information just weather could be better :) Thank you for lovely staying"

    Reviewed by Marcin4.1Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage warm and cosy and full of character."

    fully equipped kitchen with everything you need. extremely comfortable beds. a very peaceful spot to stay in a very nice location. Poor mobile reception but having the included Wi-Fi solved this problem for us. great secure garden for the dogs (who loved this place as much as us). its a great base for exploring the surrounding area, Hafren forest is only about 10 miles away and is a very nice spot for a walk. Would definitely recommend this cottage so much so we have booked it again as soon as we got home.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was bigger than we expected, and had a lovely fully enclosed garden which was great for our two little dogs to roam freely in."

    It was very quiet, as we’d hoped for. I would recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Aug 2021

  • "This is a great family cottage in a beautiful setting."

    It's a fantastic size for a family of four plus a dog. The whole cottage, including the garden, was spotlessly clean. The beds are so incredibly comfortable, so much so that I searched the mattresses for a brand label. The property manager was a pleasure to deal with and the owner was on hand if needed too. A piece of information worth knowing: There are several low doors and beams in the property so if you're around or over 6ft you will need to duck frequently (or bring a hardhat). This, however, is just something to keep in mind and definitely should not put you off booking this cozy holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2021

  • "Lovely warm cosy cottage, well equipped, clean and comfy in a beautiful surrounding, close to town (Llanidloes), close to Elan Valley, Hefren Forest, Llyn Clywedog Reservoir."

    We had the most gorgeous time ! Thank you !

    Reviewed by Rene5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was very warm and welcoming, both Carol, the agent, and Norman, the owner, were very helpful and friendly, the location was perfect, close to a lovely little town but remote enough to feel like a perfect family weekend getaway and it was lovely to wake up to the sound of sheep!"

    Would certainly recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2021

  • "Great comfy cottage, good welcome and would book again."

    Could make the directions to find a bit clearer is all! Turn at the sign to New Chapel, not at a new chapel which suggests one is looking for a church!

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Oct 2020

  • "Loved the beautiful farmhouse."

    It was cosy and very comfortable. Spent a lot of time there as the weather wasn’t good would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility space
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and Smart TV and Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio with furniture and lawn area
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 3.6 miles
  • Note: Sloped roof and beams within the twin bedroom, please consider this when booking
  • Note: Sloped garden, please supervise children when outdoors
  • This property does not accept commercial bookings it is for holiday rentals only
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £150

The property

Enjoying a rural position on the eastern slopes of the Cambrian Mountains and just a short distance away from the bustling town centre of Llanidloes is this characterful cottage, Caerau Farm House.

Bring your family to this wonderful abode to share a memorable break to this part of Wales, where you will be delighted to discover some of the most unspoilt scenery in Wales and be within close reach of the beautiful Welsh/Shropshire border.

Soak up your picturesque surroundings before heading to the cottage and welcomed into the sitting room, where the woodburning stove set within the inglenook fireplace takes centre stage before the sumptuous sofa and the Smart TV, creating a tranquil space in which to enjoy your relaxing evenings indoors.

If you fancy an hour’s peace and quiet, venture into the smaller snug room and cosy up in the armchair with that book that you have been meaning to read in hand.

From here, move through into the well-equipped kitchen, where you will find a good range of quality appliances to cook up a family favourite dish and ample preparation space to pack up a picnic for the next day’s adventure.

Relish in some much needed catch up time at the dining table as you pop open a bottle of fizz before tucking into your home-cooked meal and planning the day’s ahead.

During the summer months, be sure to take your meals outdoors onto the patio area to catch the final glimpses of sunshine, as your canine companions stretch their legs upon the spacious lawn area.

As the evening draws to a close, make your way up the staircase where the character of the property is truly highlighted by the exposed beams and slopping ceilings.

Choose between a lovely double bedroom with plenty of storage space and pretty garden views to wake up to each morning or the twin bedroom, which enjoys a quirky layout, reflecting the age of this charming cottage.

For the evenings where you fancy sampling some local dishes, head into the small town of Llanidloes where you will be spoilt for choice by the wide selection of places to eat and drink, as well as a number of shops awaiting to be explored.

At the nearby Clywedog Reservoir there are a number of routes the keen walker, also a Sailing Club and one of the top UK Trout Fisheries, and the nearby Hafren Forest is home to the source of the River Severn.

Those feeling adventurous can head to the Devil's Bridge Falls for a wonderful walk or for a more leisurely afternoon be sure to explore the enchanting Cwm Weeg Gardens.

Venture slightly further afield to spend your days visiting the National Trust property of Powis Castle with its famous gardens, the Shropshire towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury with their excellent shopping opportunities or venture to the Snowdonia National Park to climb the highest mountain in the country.

Caerau Farm House is a wonderful holiday accommodation in this part of Wales.

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

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About the location


Newtown 13 miles; Llandrindod Wells 29 miles; Aberystwyth 36 miles.

The market town of Llanidloes nestles on the eastern slopes of the Cambrian Mountains, with access to some of the most unspoilt and undiscovered scenery both Wales and the Welsh/Shropshire Borders have to offer. Locally, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, with walking, cycling, riding, fishing, tennis, golf, swimming and shooting all available within 10 miles. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are a host of attractions: Powis Castle (National Trust), with its world famous gardens, is just 20 miles away; the Welsh Coast, with its fine beaches, is less than an hour’s drive; Rhayader and the Elan Valley are 40 minutes away; the Shropshire towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach, as are the popular North Wales destinations of Llangollen and Snowdonia. A picturesque region, ideal for an action packed holiday or a relaxing break.

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This property does not accept commercial bookings it is for holiday rentals only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas