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Holly Farm Cottage

(Ref. 917219)

Howey, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable farm cottage."

    Well equipped and very clean. Friendly hosts. Lots of local wildlife in beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "Great accomodations, great price, owners are right next door and super helpful if we needed anything."

    Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our stay at the cottage was very enjoyable."

    The cottage was comfortable and cosy. The furnishings were in line with the age of the property. The log burner was efficient and we were provided with plenty of logs for our use. The kitchen was by and large well equipped but required a few additions such as teaspoons, potato peeler and food preparation knives. The dishwasher was not big enough for the 6 occupant house and was faulty (not completing a wash cycle. ) we had to force draining each time we used it. This was reported to the owners who said they would get it sorted. The utility needs a proper individual washing machine and tumble dryer. The hot tub was a wonderful addition despite the rain and time of year. All in all a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Dec 2023

  • "Everything was great."

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Thi5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very friendly hosts, made us feel welcomed and at home."

    The cottage was very comfortable and specious. Was a great relaxing holiday for us.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had an extremely enjoyable stay at Holly Farm Cottage."

    The cottage itself was very clean and comfortable and contained all we needed for our holiday. It was excellently located near to beautiful countryside and places to visit. The cottage was situated in lovely surroundings and the hot tub was a wonderful bonus. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our time at Holly Farm Cottage, which is situated in a beautiful and tranquil position and is just a short drive to the magnificent Elan Valley."

    The local Tesco supermarket is also only a short drive away, which we found extremely convenient. Our hosts were great, pleasant, and helpful, and we would gladly return to this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay and the host's were very helpful in recommending near by places to entertain 3 children under the age of 11."

    Reviewed by Shila5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect cottage in a beautiful setting, very near Llandrindod Wells and its amenities, and just the place from which to explore the wider area."

    The owners, Ruth and Mervyn, were so kind and helpful without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2023

  • "The most perfect place to unwind."

    Everything was great and we would love to return as soon as possible. Totally recommend this property to anyone looking for somewhere to chill. First class in every way. Well done and huge thanks to Ruth!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you. It was Very good , We had a very enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Holly Cottage Farm."

    The property was very clean and had everything we needed. We would definitely come again and would recommend this holiday property! Thank you to Ruth and her husband!

    Reviewed by Dilan5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Holly Farm."

    The cottage was clean and perfect for us. It was so well equipped. Ruth was so knowledgeable and have us lots of recommendations about the local area. They kindly got us some wood so we could light the chiminea. Thank you so much for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Enjoyed a fabulous stay over the bank holiday weekend."

    The house has everything you need and more and is so warm and comfortable, the hot tub is one of the biggest and best I have ever been in with lovely views over the rolling Welsh countryside and baby lambs gambolling in the fields. Host lovely, there when you need them, discrete when you don’t. If I could mark it 6 out of 5 I would.

    Reviewed by Rik5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    It was very peaceful and spacious. The hot tub was a great addition after a long day of hanging around the surroundings. The owners are lovely and very welcoming. A great experience overall, so we highly recommend staying a couple of days at the Holly farm cottage.

    Reviewed by Estera4.7Apr 2022

  • "Nice quiet location but in easy reach of local sites ."

    Tesco and Aldi 5 min drive away. Well stocked kitchen ,good fridge freezer facilities and efficient cooker. Wifi good ( had teenagers) downstairs toilet and extra stair rail suited elderly parents.Beds comfy ,sky wonderful to view and star gaze at night from hot tub

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Holly Farm Cottage especially the hot tub and the real fire in the lounge, logs provided every day."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a wonderful location, the owners are lovely and on hand if anything is needed, would highly recommend the cottage."

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a fabulous long weekend at Holly Cottage."

    The cottage was cosy, clean and comfortable. The views are lovely over the countryside and the hot tub was a lovely way to while away an hour! Fantastic time!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2021

  • "A wonderful 2 weeks spent at Holly Cottage."

    We received a warm welcome from the owners who always took the time to chat with us during our stay. The house is very well equipped and comfortable. The hot tub was wonderful to soak in after a day's sightseeing! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Sep 2021

  • "A little disappointed that the hot tub was out of action when we arrived and we were not able to use it till the Wednesday ."

    So we were able to use it Wednesday and Thursday . We were vacating the premises on the Friday. Other than that we enjoyed our Monday to Friday break. The host apologize for tub being out of action. It was repaired as quickly as possible.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely in a nice quiet setting."

    We had homemade Welsh Cakes on arrival. The owner came and checked that we had everything we needed. They had a new WiFi installed while we were there which was a bit weak, but hopefully the router will be put in the house to make it stronger. The only negative is too many personal nik naks on display as we had a 16 month old toddler in our party who likes to explore!!

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great Hospitality, very accommodating hosts, lovely cozy clean cottage, fantastic full size HOT TUB."

    Reviewed by Chaim5.0Aug 2019

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming."

    The cottage is beautifully peaceful, comfortable and spotlessly clean. A perfect relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0May 2019

  • "· We had a very comfortable 1-week stay at Holly Farm Cottage."

    The farmhouse is in a beautiful area of the Welsh countryside, a short drive from many scenic spots and also reasonable driving distance from the Hay Festival. The hosts live in the adjoining cottage, they were friendly and respected our privacy. We enjoyed the views from the bedrooms with rolling hills and cute sheep enjoying the sun, and the large outdoor hot tub was the perfect way to relax in the evenings. The cottage is spacious and was immaculately clean upon arrival. Our hosts had thought of everything, the cottage has all the cooking equipment you might need, extra towels for the hot tub, even a medical kit for a friend who cut her hand. It's located on a working farm, and we found it very interesting watching the sheep get sheared from the windows! Overall we felt very at home in the cottage and would stay again. · The WiFi signal is very weak in the cottage and didn't reach all the bedrooms, which may be an issue if you intend on spending a lot of time indoors. This was not a big issue for us, however, and everything else about our stay was perfect.

    Reviewed by Freya4.7May 2019

  • "Loved our stay and are hoping to book again for Summer 2020."

    Cottage is really comfortable and we absolutely loved the retro style and antique furniture. Area is quaint, quirky and totally unspoilt.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "Property needed some updating but once use to the old furnishings it adds to the charm."

    Beds were not very comfortable and were put off that the owner let them self into the property un announced on the first day so made sure we kept door locked at all times. That said they were nice people and helpull. Kept us topped up with wood for the fire as the house was quite cold at night with it being -3 degrees. The hot tub was lovely and warm and had large towels provided for us. The kitchen was well equipped and lounge and bedrooms had a beautiful view. Location was a bit remote if you wanted to walk for dinner as we had kids so ate in most nights. On the other hand they had a great soft play barn called Quackers that is a 5min drive so great for kids age 1-10. Over all we enjoyed our stay and owned made some lovely cakes for out arrival and fresh flowers in the lounge so nice personal touch.

    Reviewed by Abigail4.1Oct 2018

  • "Great, tucked away location."

    Owners very friendly and accomodating. Property was very well presented.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2018

  • "Mervyn and Ruth were excellent hosts, the Welsh cakes and fresh flowers were unexpected and and a real welcoming treat."

    The cottage was a perfect base to explore mid Wales, the hot-tub was ideal for relaxing at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very welcoming owners."

    Close if needed but not obtrusive. Wonderful cottage with everything we could need. Welsh cakes on arrival were the best we have ever tasted! Hot tub enjoyed by everyone throughout the week. Excellent Wi-Fi. Great sized cottage and lovely setting. Sitting in hot tub watching stars come out was blissful. We travelled about to different places (Hay-on Wye, Hereford, Aberwistwyth,) as well as enjoying local amenities such as Red Kite feeding and horseriding and local pub/restaurants. We had a great family holiday with party members between 10-76 years of age. Would recommend Holly Farm Cottage to anyone. Great place and hosts.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2018

  • "A comfortable, warm and spacious property where you can relax in a peaceful location in a beautiful part of Wales."

    It was so good to have a well looked after hot tub and the Welsh Cakes on arrival were the best we've ever had! The owners are lovely and full of ideas on places to go. Definitely book for the Sunday carvery at the Golf Club in Llandrindod Wells before you leave home as it's always busy and the food is amazing!! We definitely hope to return. A fabulous find

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2018

  • "We LOVE Holly Farm Cottage !"

    Beautiful cottage and location - so peaceful and tranquil. Ruth and Mervyn are the perfect hosts and go above and beyond - the cottage caters for your every need - even down to the little details - a true home away from home. We loved exploring Wales and we really didn’t want to leave when it was time to go home. We will be returning to Holly Farm Cottage without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2018

  • "Accommodation and location fabulous."

    Mervyn and Ruth made it home from home, especially with homemade Welsh cakes and everything we could have needed already there. The hot tub was such a winner with all of us, especially the children, sat in the rain in the hot tub in February. Will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2018

  • "Very nice and exceptionally clean cottage with everything you need and a very friendly and helpful owner."

    Patio is a great sun trap and quite private. Good quality charcoal BBQ and also Chiminea. Internet a little inconsistent but mobile data also possible in the cottage so not a huge problem. Quiet location but 5 minute walk to Thai restaurant and Pub in the village. Beautiful Elan Valley less than 30 minutes drive away. Llandrindod Wells is close by with a big Tesco and is suprisingly "grand" for such a small town.

    Reviewed by Michael4.6Aug 2017

  • "We were happy with the accommodation and every appliance worked including the Wi-Fi."

    Couldn't fault the cottage really as it was clean and had a well equipped kitchen. Lounge had comfy armchairs and sofa.Both showers worked with sufficient water pressure. An enjoyable stay had by all.

    Reviewed by Laurence3.8Apr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin with basin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, hot tub, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 8 mins walk.

The property

A charming cottage adjoining the owner’s farmhouse Bed and Breakfast set within 70 acres of working livestock farm near Howey.

Enjoying the wonderful rural countryside aspects the country is within walking distance of a Thai restaurant and less than 5 minutes’ drive from the attractive spa town of Llandrindod Wells.

The original farmhouse is believed to date back to Tudor times; retaining many character attributes and was once a part of Howey Hall Estate.

Upon entering the cottage you will be welcomed by the inviting hallway with slate flagged floor and exposed stone wall, off the hallway there is a utility room, perfect for kicking off your walking boots after exploring the local area.

The sizeable accommodation is set over two floors offering a great space for family to spread out.

The sitting room enjoys views over the garden to the rolling countryside beyond, a perfect spot to relax and watch the vast variety of bird and wildlife, this room also benefits from a multi-fuel stove, an enchanting feature for cosy evenings.

The dining room has dual aspect views over the garden to the surrounding rolling countryside, there is also further seating, a perfect spot to sit back and relax with a good book.

The farmhouse style kitchen is well-equipped and also has a dining table, ideal for family breakfast whilst planning your days adventures together.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, all enjoying different aspects of the surrounding 70 acre livestock farm and countryside.

Completing the holiday accommodation there are two bathrooms, a shower room to the ground floor and a bathroom to the first floor.

You can also relax in the hot tub on the rear patio whilst admiring the rolling countryside views, a wonderful place for alfresco dining.

There is also a lawned garden with well-stocked borders of shrubbery and trees attracting a variety of birds.

The area is centrally located in the stunning Mid Wales countryside and is perfect for walking and cycling, with country walks directly from the lane, the area is renowned for its rolling hills and valleys; there is a wealth of interesting places to visit.

You are also ideally placed to explore the Welsh Marches, with numerous outdoor activities such as golf and fishing, or perhaps enjoy the ambience of Abbeycwmhir Hall or experience the red kite feeding at Rhayader, the beauty of the Elan Valley Reservoirs, all just a short drive away.

The Royal Welsh Showground is just over six miles away, whilst world-famous Hay-on-Wye offers quaint boutique-style shopping and renowned bookshops.

This holiday cottage is certainly a perfect retreat for families to enjoy the myriad of walks, outdoor activities and stunning surrounding countryside, creating wonderful memories to cherish for years to come.

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 1.7 miles; Builth Wells 6.4 miles.

A popular Welsh village set on the outskirts of the spa town of Llandrindod Wells, with a welcoming pub and Thai restaurant. Howey is perfectly located on the main road between historic Builth Wells and Llandrindod, with wonderful walking and cycling routes easily accessible, along with a local golf course and lakes and other days out easily discovered within a short drive. The popular town of Builth Wells, which supports numerous events at the Royal Welsh Showground, is only six miles away and Hay-on-Wye, with its famous literary festival can be reached in just under half an hour’s drive. With the picturesque rural scenery of Mid Wales enclosing Howey, and various outdoor adventures to enjoy nearby, as well as the Brecon Beacons being a short drive away, makes this is a perfect location for any type of holiday you’re looking for.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas