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Honeysuckle Cottage

(Ref. 1103466)

Crossgates, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "I was very impressed from the start, this little cottage is beautiful and very cosy."

    It does accommodate 4 people but I think it's more suited for 2, 3 max. One thing I missed was a washing machine since we stayed for a week and with a child and a dog we were constantly muddy. And even washing by hand I struggled to find a place to hang our clothes. That is in my opinion the only downfall. It could've also been cleaner.. but that wasn't an issue since I always clean beforehand anyway. Overall we were very happy with the cottage and with the little things that show the owners care, for instance there were loads of entertainment (books, games etc) and a handwritten note of places to visit around the area. The extra bathroom was thoughtful but we didn't use it, the space could've been used as a laundry room. My dog loved the patio, he's a funny one because he doesn't like being wet and it was raining throughout our stay so being able to go quickly for a potty was brilliant. I am very happy with sykecottages services and will for sure book more holidays. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by Elida4.4Dec 2023


    Reviewed by Susan4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great location?"

    Lots of dog walks. Very nice! All the people were nice that we met and we loved having breakfast and our tea in the courtyard

    Thank you for your feedback Pleased you enjoyed your visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Honeysuckle Cottage we enjoyed the Patio and the cottage was very clean the only downside was the front room which was small and very dark but realise that the privacy hedge contributes to that."

    the area we explored was brilliant and we spent a lot of time watching the Red kites, it would help if the Television in the front room worked better as it kept freezing but we did not worry but your next tenants might be thankyou for the stay and we cannot wait to come back again

    Thank you for the feedback. The private patio is a sun trap and so i'm glad you benefited from the good weather. the living room is on the opposite side of the patio and so does not get as much sunshine. Yes we do have path way with a hedge outside the living room which is for your privacy. So unfortunately we cannot do anything about this and this is in the countryside. Glad you enjoyed the location and surrounding area. We look forward to seeing you again Ellie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need for a peaceful getaway."

    The dog was able to come in and out as he pleased as the back decking area was secure and safe. We found the only downfalls which was our own fault for not doing enough research was, no walk routes for the dog unless you walked on the road which was quit dangerous and no local amenities without the need to drive but overall a very nice break.

    Thank you for the feedback, we do supply an area map and on there is a footpath from the site away from the road. We use this for our own dog Riley . The cottage is in the country side and located near a well stocked garage, but the local town has all the amenities you can should need. We do supply a list of places to visit. We look forward to you visiting the area soon Ellie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed out week at Honeysuckle Cottage."

    It has everything you need and is a good location to start from when getting out and about. The enclosed decked area is a wonderful sun trap. However, the seating area indoors might be a bit small if you are likely to be spending a lot of time inside. The shower and hot water supply were good . Parking was good . We took two dogs with us and they are used to going to the toilet on grass so we had to take them out for frequent walks . There is a track opposite the main entrance to the site that is public right of way which is ideal. If you get a chance visit the WildOak Cafe in Llanidloes. Lovely and dog friendly

    Thank You for the feedback we are please you enjoyed the sunny patio area . The cottage has two bedrooms (single and double) and two bathrooms, one living room and one kitchen. We are glad you enjoyed the area and your stay As owners we have invested and upgraded the property with new central heating, double glazing windows, redecorated throughout and we are extremely pleased with the standard of cleanliness our cleaner is completing the cottages are maintained. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8May 2023

  • "Recently updated semi detached bungalow so clean."

    Based on a small mobile home site, away from the main road .Kitchen equipment good, bit dark in living room but had nice sunny enclosed (no view) patio area. Enjoyed stay.

    Thank You for the feedback, the cottage is designed to have maximum sunshine on the patio area which is accessed from the kitchen at the back of the cottage. Unfortunately we cannot control the sunshine and so in any property you will have rooms which are darker than others . The cottage has had new windows installed and these provide further light. This is a country pack so you do have trees and shrubs which can block the light in the living room, but this room is for watch television and resting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7May 2023

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday with my two dogs Jack the black Lab and Ben the little Jack Russel."

    It was so lovely and relaxing to find you had left the heating on low and it was such a treat to walk into a cosy warm cottage it made me feel at home straight away. I had two "senior moments" on my stay and the owners came straight away (even though they do not live near the cottage) to try to sort out what was in the end a non existant problem? They were very sweet about it and made me feel comfortable and able to enjoy my holiday as I felt quite silly at the time so thank you again. The welcome box was lovely I loved the quality biscuits and my dogs enjoyed their treats and ball which was useful as Jack loses so many. There were so many places to take my dogs for their run which excited them so much and I found a lovely little cafe in Rhayader who let me take my dogs inside. It was nice to be able to park my car so close so I didn't have to carry my luggage far. Everyone (and I mean everyone) I met or passed by on my days out were so friendly it was really very pleasant. I didn't really need to take food as there was an Aldi and a Tesco virtually on the doorstep plus a local shop for odds and ends. Book it you won't be disappointed.

    Thank You for the feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We try our best to make the cottages comfortable for all visitors and it was lovely to meet you during your stay. Thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very pleasant stay at a well equipped cottage."

    Thank you we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "We found the lounge and bedroom very dark and had to have the light on all the time."

    This was because of overhanging trees and bushes otherwise it was ok.

    Thank you Rosemary for your feedback The cottages have a south facing back decked area and so the light does come from the back of the building. The shrubs and trees are at the front of the building where the lounge and one of the bedrooms . these trees are cut back but as this is the country side we do have to respect the wildlife and landscape of the park and what makes this area a beautiful scenic part of wales . As the decked area and kitchen, and other bedroom is at the back where no trees over hang you get the maximum daylight at the back and it is very sheltered if you wish to sit out of an evening. We are sorry you found the cottage dark at the front, but we cannot change the orientation of the property. However we will cut the shrubs and trees further back in the late autumn. thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary3.8Sep 2022

  • "Stunning little cottage with all the basic essentials needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay."

    We will be looking to use Syke Cottages again elsewhere in the country. JH

    Thank you for the lovely feedback We work hard to please all our guests and when you get feedback like this it makes it all worthwhile We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hopefully see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great week away The caravan park was quiet, cottage was clean with everything you'd expect."

    The stone Chef you look for on the entrance to the park is alot smaller than you think he's going to be but we still found him. The welcome packs were an added bonus. It might be worth noting that to get to the second bedroom you have to walk through the main bedroom slightly, same for the toilet/shower area. This wasn't an issue for us but maybe worth taking note depending who you're staying with. Park is a small smattering of caravans and cottages and has no form of shop onsite, the nearest one we found was a Texaco garage (we drove as its down the main road) that had a shop inside and a cafe attached to it (though we didn't get around to eating here). The town centre is only a 10 minute drive with an aldi and tesco. We found plenty of free parking around town and the big lake became a favourite evening walk, it had a kids play park nexto it with activities available in the day such as outside large chess and mini golf. The caravan park was a decent base to enjoy the various walking routes around Wales ( we enjoyed the walk with a duck on the signpost the most I don't recall it's name, some kind of nature reserve ), you could go as far or as little as possible. If you want a visit to the coast its about an hour away, we went to aberystwyth with an ample coastal town to look around but there isn't any sand only stones and the sea quality was registered as poor. We found Aberdyfi beach a better beach with better sand, smaller town strip but still plenty of places for fish and chips, pub dinner, ice cream ect.. A trip to the Silver Mining experience was a good day out, we took a picnic and booked a tour for our 6 year old and he loved it ! The lady stayed in character throughout even with a group of kids firing questions at her lol then after the tour you're free to stay and have a look around the grounds. Many thanks for an enjoyable holiday

    Thank you for your feedback, we do our best to please all our visitors to the cottage. So pleased you explored the area and gave an incite to places to visit. The cottages are in the north of the brecon beacons, south of the shropshire hills and so always beautiful countryside and peaceful. Ideal for a little adventure The accommodation is advertised as a double and single ideal for a family. We do on request have the option for the use of the sofa bed and so can accommodate two couples with the addition of the single room. Apologies if this was not clear Thank you again and hopefully see you soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "It is a small property only really suitable for a couple or with small child, as access to the second bedroom is through the main bedroom."

    It was adequate for our needs as we only stayed a week. It is very centrally situated for exploring the area. Overall it was a pleasant stay.

    Thank You we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The cottage is advertised for 3 people (1 double bedroom and 1 single). We do have a sofa bed (in addition to these rooms) if two doubles were required? and these three rooms are all separate rooms. We currently advertise with one bathroom, but two bathrooms are available (on request). We believe the size of the property is adequate with separate kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and bathroom. In addition we have a fenced garden which has patio set and has access only from from the back door of the cottages. Overall we apologies if we feel the cottage is small, but the property is advertised as 2 bedroom and this is reflected in the price of the rental for the week (which is very reasonable for the central location). Thank you for your feedback but we cannot do anything about the size of the property on provide an accurate description of the property Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Jul 2022

  • "The property was just as described on the website, the directions were clear, everything worked as you would expect, and the cottage had good information about the local walks and facilities."

    Thank you.

    Thank you David for your feedback We are glad you and your family enjoyed our cottage Thank you Again Ellie Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "On arrival place dirty and unprepared."

    Our fault apparently for arriving 30 minutes early. A window of between 10am &4pm for cleaning was part of instructions, clearly not adhered to. We were still there at beyond 4pm. Had to make alternative arrangements for two nights as no contact available. When requested compensation for the two nights told nothing doing. Very disappointed both with the lack of help and refusal of compensation. We are both in our 70’s and had travelled for five hours to be there. Totally unable therefore to be able to recommend either the cottage or Sykes services.

    Reviewed by Gladys1.3Jun 2022

  • "Very pleased with the accommodation."

    Very clean and tidy. Thank you for the welcome pack, much appreciated after a long drive.

    Thank you we are pleased you enjoyed the cottage and hopefully see you soon Ellie & Karl Property Owner

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2022

  • "Great property, everything provided we could possibly need for a nice mid week break"

    Thank you for your positive feedback We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Honeysuckle cottage You are one of our first customers to these cottages and I’m pleased that we met your expectations Thank you Ellie, Karl & Riley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Apr 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x single, and a sofa bed for further guests in the sitting room (potential for 5 guests in total)
  • 1 family bathroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Electric fire in sitting room
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private, enclosed rear decking with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The bedroom may not be a suitable size for a cot
  • Note: The WiFi is free for one device
  • Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times when walking around the park complex.

The property

A delightful, terraced cottage tucked away on a small lodge park on the edge of the village of Crossgates, surrounded by beautiful rolling mid-Wales countryside. This lovely cottage is an ideal base for couples or a small family looking to make the most of exploring the surrounding area, local pubs and restaurants and a myriad of days out. In this welcoming cottage, set over one floor, there are two separate bedrooms (one double and one single) sharing an en-suite shower room. Enter in through the newly appointed door through to the inviting sitting room which has a wall-mounted TV and WiFi.

The sitting room benefits from a double bed settee, the extra linen is stored in the master bedroom. The fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, hob and fridge/freezer is a wonderful space to whip up delicious meals.

A stable style door leads to the enclosed sundeck. A second shower room leads off the sitting room. Outside, you can sit on the private enclosed decking where you can enjoy an early morning coffee and chat about the plans for the day ahead. There is a café, shop and garage in the nearby village of Crossgates to make it a great base for exploring the nearby Cambrian Mountains or Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons). This attractive cottage is also just a short drive away from the pretty spa town of Llandrindod Wells, a perfect location to enjoy the spacious park and lakes, an area that is known as a perfect base for walking, golf and cycling, with its annual cycling festival. You are also ideally placed to explore the diverse local landscape with nearby stretches of common land, the undulating Cambrian Mountains with the majestic Elan Valley being just 12 miles away. Close by is the pretty market town of Rhayader, where you can watch the fabulous red kites being fed and their aerobatic displays. A little further away is Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Showground and its busy calendar of annual events. Slightly further afield, the Shropshire Hills AONB open up at the popular market town of Knighton, offering beautiful walks along Offa’s Dyke or Glyndwr’s Way. Or visit the famous town of books, Hay-on-Wye. Why not take a day out to travel to majestic National Trusts’ Powys Castle which a scenic drive north? A perfectly formed compact cottage close to an historic market town and providing a superb base to enjoy the diverse countryside and quaint local towns and villages. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1103468 (Primrose Cottage), together sleeping up to 10 guests.

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

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 3 miles.

The scattered village of Crossgates sits amid wonderful wooded hills in Mid Wales, and has a general store and petrol station. Wonderful walking is on offer practically from the village itself, with trails and paths meandering their way through woodland and along rivers, or for more challenging terrain, simply drive the short distance to the nearby Cambrian Mountains or the spectacular Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons). Visit Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader or Builth Wells to find a variety of shops, museums, craft centres, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants. Visit the Red Kite feeding station at Rhayader, which offers a fantastic opportunity to see these beautiful birds at close range, take a trip to the peaceful Elan Valley Lakes or test your nerve at the Phil Price Rally School. A perfect base for the whole family.

Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times when walking around the park complex.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas