- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
61 Customer Reviews
"How have I not been to Wales?"
I mean I have been as child. But I do not remember Wales being this spectacular. The landscape is magnificent. Our week spent at Pentre Fawr was great. End of October too! Thankfully the weather was good, answered prayers that one! The location itself is really lovely, some of the early morning views of low levels clouds touching the hills with the sun starting to pierce through — truly magical. I took pics! The barn was great, very clean, comfortable, spacious. Working wood burning stove, which made it very cosy! But central heating was an option to. The central heating was very good actually, it took very little time to warm up, thanks to the thermostat control. Very efficient. I was also TV, with the latest apps, WiFi, so kids were happy. The hot tub was ace! And with such views it was really something special. It was also quite large so the kids loved it too. I will definitely go back. Our week cost around £600. Because it was end of October, for sure, but it was an absolute bargain. Our only criticisms would be minor. 1) the shower upstairs in the bathroom, the water pressure was awful. And the showerhead was quite small, so it felt like you were showering under a large slow running tap. 2) The wooden decking outside, and especially around the hot tub is super slippery. This is just an unfortunate reality of wooden decking. However, what we would love to see, is perhaps a rubber nonslip mat between the back door and the hot tub. In the end, we had to lay down a beach towel permanently, to safely make it to the hot tub. My son (7yrs old) did slip and fall down, he was a bit shaken, but thankfully it wasn’t bad. 3) the hot tub, is perhaps showing its age a little. Some of the bubble jets don’t work as well as others. Also a plastic panel near the controls kept falling off, and we had to fix it back on. These really are minor quibbles. As the hot tub is still really good. 4) Also - this is not a criticism of the cottage. I would love information on how to get to Great Rhos, which is a mountain close by. It’s one of the reasons why I chose the location. We ended up in a wood near new Radnor, walking up a logging track. And we didn’t really seem to find great Rhos. There didn’t seem to be many signs or parking or information. 5) lastly, I would’ve loved some information on potential walks that you can take from the actual cottage. Some of the surrounding hills, and landscape, is so enticing, but we were completely clueless as to whether you could actually walk across what seem to be farmland, land, where animals were grazing. some of the hills out the back of the cottage looked amazing. And I would very much like to have walked up them, but I had no idea whether there was a way to? Overall, we had a fantastic time Pentre Fawr. He gets a very happy thumbs up. I would go back, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone, wanting a relaxing retreat, that can also facilitate families, in a really spectacular location.
We are so glad that you had such a lovely holiday with us. We were disappointed that you didn't mention to us the issue with the hot tub whilst you were staying- we have since checked the hot tub and two of the jets were turned off - each jet has to be turned on individually on the hot tub controls- some guests prefer to turn the jets off and use the hot tub without the jets as it is more relaxing or you can turn them down so that they aren't as powerful. We do appreciate the decking can be slippy especially now in October when the weather has been so wet. We will be putting a mat between the outside door and the hot tub for guests use in the future. Our guest book does have lots of information regarding the surrounding area and also has details of local walks that are recommended although we cant put everything in the booklet. Great Rhos mountain isn't local to our cottage but had you mentioned to us we may have been able to direct you. We do hope you visit us again maybe in the summer months. Property Owner
"Lovely cottage and very well equipped."
Had a fantastic stay and would certainly visit again
"Heaven on earth and the owners were incredible, special Thanks to Gareth and Julie for everything."
"I loved it here, beautiful views the kids enjoyed them selfs, i will be back here again soon."
"My partners 30th in couples it was so relaxed and enjoyable exactly what we wanted."
"We had the loveliest stay here, a group of 8 girls!"
We LOVED it and couldn’t fault anything. Julie and her husband were so helpful and on hand if we needed anything, we could just drop them a text! They made us feel so comfortable. The cottage is LITERALLY in the middle of nowhere, but it was 100% worth the travel along the country roads.
"Fantastic. I couldnt of wished for anything more to celebrate my 60th."
The cottage.scenery.friendliness. and the sheep lol. It was perfect
"Absolutely amazing place,stayed 1st-4th May, definitely coming back for sure, Place was clean to perfection with breathtaking views and everything was in working order, Lobed the jaccuzi and patio area Great communication from julie when ever needed help or assistance ."
"Amazing property with great views, very friendly helpful hosts."
Will be back
"The property owners were very kind and welcoming."
The place was overall amazing.
"Really lovely place to stay."
We had a great time with our family and friends. I don’t have any criticisms really. We organised a Tesco delivery for when we arrived which I’d highly recommend as shops are far away. We definitely return and maybe try the property next door. Thank you
"The lodge is beautiful, clean, the hot tub was lovely and owners on hand if we needed anything!"
Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again
"Had a lovely few days at this peaceful location."
The property was comfortable had everything we needed and more. Stayed there with my grand children and there was a safe garden area for them to ru around and play in and burn off lots of energy and the hot tub was a bonus for me and my daughter to relax in, all in all a wonderful week with lots to do, however a great place to do nothing and unwind.
"Lovely property, great views, well equipped, Had a great week with whole family."
Owners very helpful.
Very clean, spacious and homely. A great place to unwind and escape to tranquility and recharge your batteries. Didn't want to leave.
"Wonderful stay in this picturesque spot."
Quiet and wonderful views. Hot tub and bbq outside made it perfect for our celebrations for the weekend. Plenty of space for all 8 of us inside and lovely welcome from the owners too. Only rated down slightly due to state of bathroom when we arrived - just needed a good clean.
"A lovely property in a stunning setting."
The hosts are there if needed but in no way obtrusive. Definitely would recommend. A day out to Aberystwyth driving through the Elan Valley and via Devil’s bridge and Bwlch Nant Yr Arian forest visitor centre was delightful with amazing scenery.
"We booked a small break (8 adults) to celebrate a birthday and cannot recommend Pentre Fawr enough!"
It’s very rural which only added to the beautiful scenery and privacy for us. The cottage is beautiful, clean and the perfect place to relax in the hot tub under the stars. Value for money and will definitely be back, thank you so much again to the lovely owners x
"Clean and well appointed, friendly owners."
even the weather was fine. lovely seeing the new lambs taking their first steps. Of an evening you cant see any lights from neighbors. Sitting in the hot tub and looking at the stars was an amazing and unforgettable experience. Its only a shame its so far to the nearest pub - but you cant have it both ways - Loved it and would defiantly come again
"We had an absolutely fabulous time, cottage has everything you could ever wish for."
And in such an idyllic place. Wonderful to sit outside with a brew and watch all the baby lamb's being so playful. Absolutely spotless clean when we arrived. Kitchen is brilliant for cooking (they have kitted it out fabulously) the seven if us has truly enjoyed every minute. It's a little far of the beaten track, but that's exactly what we wanted. And this cottage didn't disappoint. We will definitely be booking for next year xx big thankyou to the host's, the cottage is a huge credit to you, we loved it
"The weather was the worst we have had on holiday, but the barn was very well equipped which enabled us to have a fantastic time staying in playing games and going in the hot tub."
The owners kept in touch to make sure we were ok during the sotrms. Couldn't fault anything. Thank you very much. Margaret Dawson
Came here for my birthday and we had a great time. The owners were friendly and helpful. We will 100% be back. Can’t recommend this place enough!!
"We chose to stay here for a Christmas Party get away."
It was absolutely perfect! Beautifully appointed, lovely bedrooms, fantastic fireplace, and all this in the middle of nowhere.
"Beautiful place to stay the lodge was very clean."
Had everything there. Very comfortable scenery was lovely. Owners were lovely and good at communicating when we needed something. Best place I've been and we are going back. Hot tub lovely. Perfect getaway xx
"Hi, We had an amazing girly weekend, thank you so much for a gorgeous stay!"
The house was clean, tidy and had everything we needed, a lovely little welcome pack was a nice touch :) Only downside was the hot tub, was lovely on night 1 but then after that it had an awful smell to it, not sure if anyone attended to clean/add chemicals as described. The shower also wouldnt turn to a normal temp and was very very hot so couldnt be used - owner was contacted and offered to come and fix but as we were leaving the next morning we didnt think it neccessary. Other than that a lovely stay and would recommend to anyone and visit again! Thank you :)
"Overall this is a great property and the owners are great at communicating with you as well as being very welcoming."
If you are looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing then this is perfect. The house is comfortable and very well equipped and the hot tub is the perfect way to unwind.
"The house is beautiful has everything you need to have a relaxing holiday."
Beautiful views of the countryside especially the morning sunrise. Personally I would like to thanks the owners for being understanding, helpful and generous.
"The house is perfect for a family with small children ( our grandchildren are 3 and 7)."
There is lots of space and well laid out. We were very comfortable and everyone enjoyed the hot tub. Julie and Gareth had kindly given us goodies when we arrived and called in to check everything was ok. The setting is gorgeous. There is a pebbly “ beach” next to a stream a short walk from the house and kids ( large and small) enjoyed a welly paddle. Great situation for Llandrindod Wells , Rheidol Railway and the beautiful Elan Valley.
"Had an absolutely fabulous time, lots of little extras which were very welcome."
Accommodation clean and views spectacular. Would return again.
"A beautiful converted barn down a single track road through lovely secluded Welsh valleys and hills."
3 holiday rentals in one place, but we couldn't hear the other guests at all, and when in the hot tub you couldn't be seen at all. Loads of lambs and sheep right outside and gorgeous views. Really spacious and well equipped, although some of the kitchen items really needed a clean. The surfaces and furniture were very well cleaned. Brief meeting with the owner who was lovely. Only saw the farmers once a day asode from that. A wonderful stay.
"This was a brilliant trip away, definitely exceeded expectations from the views off of the garden to space and facilities provided."
Exactly what we wanted and will definitely be back and I have already recommended to friends and family !
"This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage."
We absolutely love it. The cottage is clean and well looked after by the owners. Perfect getaway for families or friends with amazing surroundings.
"First of all hot tub is superb Cottage itself superb"
"Perfect cottage - lovely break away with a party of 6."
Would 100% book through Sykes Cottage and would also make a return trip.
"A beautiful cottage with all the amenities that anyone would require."
The cleanliness was exceptional and everything worked as expected. We were also pleased with the welcome gift on arrival and the area was also lovely for exploring.
"Fantastic views, great hot tub and great stay."
The owners were very kind and hospitable and we will return
"We had a lovely time."
Everything was perfect. Thank you Julie and Gareth. See you soon.
"My family loved the jacuzzi and the privacy of where the cottages are."
It's all nature surrounding area so we took walks when it wasn't raining. The only bad thing was that there was the storm and we were limited to explore. Will definitely go back and recommend my family and friends.
"Had a great Christmas week here, it was so peaceful, and the property is lovely, done to a very high standard, everything we needed was there."
Kids especially enjoyed the hot tub. We found many of walk ways around the property, and my son loved watching the trains go by. Will definitely book again in the future.
"Very enjoyable stay, only downside was lack of storage space in twin bedrooms."
"Wonderful cottage in an excellent location."
The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. Hot tub was fantastic. We were made to feel so very welcome x
"Beautiful cottage in a stunning, peaceful location."
It is very isolated which is wonderful for a quiet week but bear in mind it is a 40 minute round trip for a pint of milk so make sure you're stocked up. The owners are lovely, friendly people who don't impose on your privacy but they are there if you need them. We had everything we needed in the property, it has a well stocked kitchen and we easily catered for a family of six. full size dishwasher, washer and separate dryer and a huge cooker which is always appreciated for a larger family! My only complaint would be that the beds were a little too firm for us but that's a minor niggle and everything else was wonderful. The Elan valley was beautiful to visit, I'd recommend going after rainfall and we also enjoyed exploring the owners fields and the river and train crossing for a wander
Gorgeous location. The place was clean and just beautiful!! Only problems we had was the TV doesn’t really work properly it was constantly turning off and our mop was half broken
"Quiet relaxing holiday."
Wonderful accommodation in Nice surroundings nice touch of the owners with the welcome pack good holiday had by all
"Lovely place to spend time with family & friends"
"Lovely weekend away."
Was in a relaxing setting. I would definitely return to this stunning barn conversion. Hosts were superb too.
"My friends and I had a brilliant stay!"
The owners were so welcoming and only a phone call away if we needed anything! We already can’t wait to book again next year!
"Pentre Fawr was amazing , even better than we’d imagined."
Clean, homely , everything you could need was thought off ! The jacuzzi made our girls weekend , we enjoyed many drinks and laughs in there ! The views are magnificent! Can’t praise it highly enough.... will definitely be back !
"This was our second break at Pentre Fawr - we booked up again only a few weeks after our first visit last year."
It's a superb property: really well fitted out, beautifully presented and in delightfully peaceful surroundings. A treasure.
"Just home from a fantastic four night break at Pentre Fawr."
We fully recommend staying here. The house is beautifully finished and in the most fabulous location with amazing views. Complete peace and quiet. We were two families with young children and the layout worked perfectly. Gareth and Julie are so welcoming and such lovely hosts. Their hospitality, kindness and the little extra touches made our holiday one that we will all remember. We can’t wait to visit again! Thank you
"We were 6 ‘young’ ladies away for a child/partner free break."
The old renovated barn was everything we needed and downstairs ideal for socialising. Beautiful views and comfortably isolated. We were cheeky enough to take the owners up on their offer of watching lambs being born on their farm which was amazing. We learnt a lot about lambing and keeping a farm! What a fantastic family. We highly recommend a stay at Pentre Fawr, it really does live up to its description.
"Booked Pentre Fawr for my husband's birthday."
It's an absolutely beautiful place. The owners left a lovely welcome pack for when we arrived. Stunning views and stunning house. The hot tub was well kept and the house was very clean. Would definately recommend to anyone and we would love to go back.
"What a gem hidden in the countryside!"
I would highly recommend coming to those who want to switch off and just enjoy the company of those your go with! It was a well located spot which was secluded and the lack of signal was very welcomed in our busy lives! The hosts were phenomenal, even coming to our aid with extra tea bags mid weekend. We will definitely be back!
"The information of how to get to the pentre cottage could be more clearer as we drove down to the neighbours house where the postcode took us and got a little stuck it should state to carry on up the hill and maybe have a sign put up."
We had a lovely welcome pack containing milk eggs welshcakes and rose lemonade..very kind of them. We would definitely stay again!
"Would highly recommend this stay, the owners made us feel very welcome for our Christmas stay with a lovely welcome package the children loved it."
The area is peaceful and private, we will be returning five stars many thanks
"Great location and view from the hot tub."
Facilities were all there as listed, apart from internet access but that was a blessing in disguise
"The cottage was amazing really comfortable, welcome pack, when you arrived(nice touch) the views were great, great place for a good walk so many things to see the grandchildren loved it, there was everything you could want at the cottage, everybody loved the hot tub we will certainly be coming back."
Thank-you Julie &Gareth for making us welcome.
"I had booked this property for a surprise 30th birthday weekend for my friend for this weekend just gone."
We wanted a place where we could host a girls weekend with food, drinks and fun. I can honestly say that this property blew us away! The views are absolutely breath taking, the property itself is so spacious, comfortable and homely - the pictures on the site really do not do it justice! The hot tub is a massive added bonus - again very spacious, fitting everyone in comfortably - again we were blown away on friday night, drinking in the hot tub with a sky full of stars overhead, it was truly perfect. The owners, Julie and Gareth, are also so welcoming. On arrival there was a welcome basket with their local produce which we thought was such a kind touch. Gareth came around to check on the hot tub and recommended some pubs for us to try (Have to also recommend "The Forest Inn" which was about 20 minutes drive from the property - food and service there was also outstanding!) They are very relaxed owners and even allowed us a later check out time due to the property being empty the next day. We would definitely recommend this property for any group of friends or family that wants to escape to the country and get totally lost in each others company and have a total break from the outside world. When we first arrived and realised there was no wifi, we were a bit unsure of being cut off from the outside world. However, we really enjoyed the break away from it all! And if you really needed to use your phone, the majority of windowsills picked up signal and outside on the decking area, there was plenty of signal for phone calls. Thank you Julie and Gareth for lending us your property for a weekend full of fun and memories - we definitely want to come back in the future!
"The cottage was lovely and well equipped, it was clean and there were games and books for the children."
All four bedrooms were clean and comfortable. We really Enjoy our stay here.
"Really enjoyed staying here was a lovely place so clean and very homely."
.. owners came to check that everything was okay and they were very pleasant and friendly people... will be definitely be returning here in the future can’t wait to book again
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- Four bedrooms: 2 x doubles with TV and FreeSat, 2 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Ground floor clakroom with basin and WC
- Open-plan living area with kitchen and breakfast bar for two, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
- Oil central heating with woodburning stove
- Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, Wifi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair available
- Off-road parking for 4 cars
- Garden with raised decking, hot tub and patio furniture with charcoal BBQ
- Lockable bike store on request
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 6 miles
- Note: sloping ceiling and limited head room in the twin bedrooms
- Note: to book the property for a Saturday arrival please call reservation
A superb barn conversion resting in rural Lower Pentre near the colourful town of Llandrindod Wells.
A beautiful cottage which has managed to retain some of its original aesthetics with wooden cladding all over.
This theme is carried through inside the property with vast wood flooring, fabulous wooden units and furniture and exposed beams.
Professionally laid out over the ground floor is an open-plan living area which provides spacious sitting and dining and a delightfully modern kitchen which highlights an opulent island unit and wine chiller.
Enjoy some well earned relaxation in the hot tub with a cold glass of wine whilst you look out over the rolling countryside surround.
Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 985447 and 961034, together they can sleep 21 people.
Lower Pentre Cottages
The Lower Pentre Cottages are home to three stunning barn conversions set on a working farm in the hamlet of Llanbister Road nestled among verdant pastures and spectacular countryside with amazing views; presenting an abundance of glorious wildlife to be enjoyed in the peace and quiet. Situated off the beaten track, these beautiful cottages have something to offer everyone, from countryside walking and relaxation in the hot tub, to live music and annual festivals in the nearby colourful town of Llandrindod Wells. Presenting a rustic feel, the cottages have managed to retain some of their original features with beautiful exposed beams, stunning wood furniture and units and sloping ceilings. Pentre Fach and Lower Pentre comprise of three beautiful bedrooms each, whilst Pentre Fawr has four; altogether they sleep up to 21 people, so it is ideal for bringing along your extended family and close friends to explore the local Welsh attractions. All of the cottages present spacious living areas perfect for socialising; you can cook up a huge meal in the beautifully presented kitchen and exchange stories across the dining table. Afterwards, enjoy a cosy snuggle on the plush sofas, the woodburning ablaze; or head out in to the garden and luxuriate in the glorious hot tub, but watch you don't forget your towel! The town of Llandrindod Wells is approximately 10 miles away and has many attractions and local amenities for your enjoyment as well as being a great place for bike rides. The lake is part of the town's Victorian history and still remains a popular attraction today, it is a lovely location to bring a picnic with the family. The cottages are five miles from the picturesque village of Llanbister with a nice country pub serving good home cooked food and 1 mile from Llanbister Road Train Station which is on the Heart of Wales Railway Line and offering easy access to Swansea and Shrewsbury. Situated approx 15 miles from Builth Wells where the Royal Welsh Show is held in July which is a popular 4 day attraction for all the family. Lower Pentre is also close to the Elan Valley which is approx 15 miles away – visit the beautiful Reservoirs and many other attractions such as the Lavender farm and Red Kite feeding centre in Rhayader. 5 miles from Underhill riding stables in Dolau – excellent facilities for adults and children to experience riding lessons or advanced pony treks. The cottages are 10 miles from the market town of Knighton where you have Offas Dyke which is also great for walking. The Lower Pentre Cottages provide the perfect holiday break, a home-from-home in the ideal tranquil location with plenty of opportunities for walking and mountain biking with its 110 acres of nearby open hill.
About the location
- Builth Wells 7.6 miles
- Hereford 41.3 miles
Llandrindod Wells is a lighthearted, friendly town situated in the county of Powys, within the historic boundaries of Radnorshire, Wales. There are some notable landmarks within the town, including architectural buildings in ornate styles dating from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival, known locally as 'Victorian Week', takes place at the end of August, bringing many tourists to the lively town. Some people like to go-all-out and look the part in Victorian, Edwardian or other antique costumes, and many of the high-street shops dress their windows, in spirit of the event. There is a wide range of entertainment available in the town each year; hosted at The Albert Hall Theatre, Pavilion Mid Wales, which brings Live Music, Comedy and Theatre and Radnor Fringe Festival which is held within the Rock Park. The lake in Llandrindod Wells is part of the town's Victorian history and still remains a popular attraction today, it is a lovely location to bring a picnic with the family. For all you bowling enthusiasts there is The Radnor Indoor Bowls Centre along with the Outdoor Bowling Club for an afternoon of local sports. If you fancy exploring some of the history around the town there is The Radnorshire Museum, The Rock Park & Heritage Centre and The National Cycle Museum, all for your discovery. The Thomas Jones Statue on Temple Gardens is also worth a visit as you stroll across the gardens. The town is situated in a very rural spot so there are lots of scenic walking opportunities; Beacon Hill is a nice 4 mile long trail whilst The Spa Walk offers gentle slopes and opportunity to try the waters at the Chalybeate Spring in Rock Park. Llandrindod Wells provides something for everyone and is a great place for a healthy break.
Note: to book the property for a Saturday arrival please call reservation
This property offers the following short breaks:
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