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Pant Y Rhedyn

Abbeycwmhir near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1046350)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "There were 8 of us that stayed at the house this year."

    The kitchen, rooms and bedrooms were all of a suitable size to host this number and the kitchen in particular was well provisioned with cooking utensils and basic bits. The house is situated in large gardens with a woodland area around a more formal cottage garden. This garden could be superb if work was done to bring it back to its former life and after speaking to the owners, this is scheduled for later this year. Kids will love this part. The hot tub was great and has stunning views of the area and the constant red kites that flew ahead in the valley - a real treat. The garden furniture could be upgraded as parts are broken but perfectly fine to use. You are around a 20 minute drive from several walks of various degrees of difficulty - one on the national protected area which will take about an hour 30 and the other, around the dam which is about 3 hours long. Overall, fantastic house in a great location for nature and wildlife. Laura and Adam were also really helpful and responsive.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at Pant y Rhedyn, the cottage was lovely, the views were fantastic and the kids loved the play room."

    The owners were really accommodating, allowing us to push back our arrival date due to illness. The only slight downside was that we couldn’t find the BBQ but we cooked everything up on the Rayburn and hob so all was well. Thanks so much for a fanatic stay and the amazing welcome basket. We will definitely be staying again

    Reviewed by SianJul 2022

  • "Great views and really enjoyed the stay."

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "What a lovely place, what a lovely area."

    The rooms were individually styled and wonderfully comfortable. The local roads are, in the main, single track and difficult to navigate, not for the faint hearted! Local towns take 15 mins or more to drive to, but with great amenities, two fridges, two freezers, stock up, wind-down, kick back and enjoy the stunning view from the hot tub.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2022

  • "We had the best time celebrating my husband's 50th birthday at this beautiful cottage."

    The scenery was absolutely spectacular. The hot tub and games room were an additional joy. The cottage was well equipped with everything you needed and the welcome basket was a lovely gesture. We would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2022

  • "A group of us stayed here for the weekend, and we’ll definitely be coming back!"

    The views a beautiful from the hot tub, it’s an easy location to find and the house is amazing. The only down side is was the Wifi as you have no signal. This was only so we could message people to let them know we arrived okay And when using the hot tub be careful when getting out because the wood you step on to is slippy

    Reviewed by CharleyApr 2022

  • "A wonderful weekend away with the family for my sisters 40th Birthday."

    Clean and comfortable there is very little to improve on to be fair. Kitchen incredibly well stocked, even got some baking done with the kids! I'd be happy to recommend this cottage to anyone but would recommend that you bring all your food etc with you as it's a fair old drive to the nearest shop. Lovely welcome basket on arrival, including treats for the dog which was a lovely addition. Could do with some instructions for the hot tub, everything else has been set out well in the 'house manual'. Games room was a life saver, barely saw the kids all weekend which meant more freedom for cocktail drinking :) All in all, a great place for a great price. Thank You

    Reviewed by MariMar 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Really was. I think the views should be advertised more because they’re amazing from the cottage. The automated light at the bottom of the stairs was quite annoying because it woke kids up each time we passed. As well as the very very creaky stairs and flooring. The coat hanger needs fixing or replacing. We ended up keeping our coats on the floor. Other than than the cottage is lovely, lots of room. The outside could have been tidier. There was advertisement of lots of garden area but really wasn’t suitable for children to run around. Lots of steps and concrete around. As lovely as it is, I wouldn’t take my small children there again. For adults it is absolutely ideal. We had a lovely time and hot tub was a bliss. Owners kept out of our way which we really liked. Overall we highly recommend it for adults.

    Reviewed by IngaMar 2022

  • "This was the ideal place to have a short break while the weather was so wet and windy!"

    The games room, hot tub, books and games meant we were well entertained. The views here are fabulous, especially at sunrise and when the red kites appear. The property is comfortable and tastefully furnished and the welcome basket was a lovely touch. I would recommend putting chicken wire on the deck of the pirate ship as it is very slippery when wet, and I found the controls on the hot tub a bit confusing (no instructions), but all in all it is a lovely place and we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend and were only sorry we couldn’t have had another day."

    I wanted a short break as my husband has been ill. Watching a pair of red kites from a bubbling hot tub while overlooking the Welsh countryside in the drizzle was a treat. We had no trouble finding the cottage despite travelling at night. Our children loved the games room and the hot tub as did we. Our only issue was the dishwasher developed a fault the one time we used it and I did text the owners to inform them.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "Lovely property, lovely setting, kids loved the wendy house, pirate ship and swings."

    Kids and adults loved the games room and the hot tub. Thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by Ffion WynJan 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed property in a very scenic and rural location."

    Fantastic views especially from the Hot Tub. Property was warm and cosy with plenty of space for the 7 of us. Really thoughtful welcom hamper on arrival which was great. Would highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning soon.

    Reviewed by RobertJan 2022

  • "The property was more than we could have hoped for on arrival, with stunning views of the valley below."

    Inside the cottage it was extremely well presented with a mix of modern decor but still keeping with its traditional, original look with open fire and internal beams. We especially enjoyed reading about the history of the cottage while we were there. The welcome hamper left for us was a great touch aswell. Will definitely return at some point and would recommend without hesitation to anyone looking for a quiet, idyllic break away from their usual hustle and bustle.

    Reviewed by DeanDec 2021

  • "Amazing stay, we really enjoyed it so much."

    The cottage was lovely and clean, and we appreciated you being so dog friendly! So spacious, but also cosy, we had a fabulous time. Our only feedback would be, both double beds weren't that comfy, two of our party went to sleep in the twin beds mid stay and found them much better. The smart TV doesn't work so well (freeview works fine) there is an issue with the apps (e.g netflix, iplayer) and them not updating/not allowing you to actually navigate the menu. We purchased a fire stick to use instead, but might be worth having something like this permanently for other guests (especially for those visiting in winter months when it goes dark so early) :)

    Reviewed by RhiannonDec 2021

  • "Had a really lovely stay here and the welcome basket of goods was a nice touch."

    The hot tub was perfect to sit in and enjoy the views, despite the days it rained. It could perhaps benefit from some form of pathway to it so as not to walk across the sharp stones. The steps to climb in could also benefit from being fixed down as we found these moved when climbing in. We made good use of the games room too. Overall a brilliant holiday and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a nice relaxing break

    Reviewed by JoeOct 2021

  • "Excellent facilities."

    Very clean and comfortable. Consider bigger bathrooms. Padding/cushion on ceiling bars as too low for long people.

    Reviewed by MustafaOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely break with family."

    The cottage is located in a beautiful spot with no neighbours overlooking the valley offering plenty of space. The cottage itself and the grounds are lovely although quite remote this didn’t put us off as we would go on exploring the nearby attractions and made a couple of trips to the seaside which would take approx. 50 minutes. I would highly recommend the hot tub at night as you get to see a sky full of stars.

    Reviewed by DanielaAug 2021

  • "We absolutely enjoyed our stay."

    Our hosts were great and they made sure our stay was comfortable joyful. They provided information about the places we can visit and places to eat which was helpful. We would definitely recommend this lovely cottage to anyone who loves nature. View from the cottage was breathtaking. I absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by AmandeepAug 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link can be super-king-size on request)
  • 2 x ground-floor shower rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of games, pool table, dart board
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shared, multilevel garden with lawn, terrace, hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.5 miles, pub 9.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps down to the terrace, please take care
  • Note: The grounds of the property are open, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: The property is on a working farm, dogs must be kept on a lead

The property

Rhayader 9.2 miles.

Resting on the owner's working farm in the picture-perfect, rural village of Abbeycwmhir in Powys is Pant Y Rhedyn, a gorgeous semi-detached, split-level, stone-built cottage.

Boasting tremendous views over the Welsh countryside and a delightful hot tub perfect for admiring the views from, this property is ideal for a relaxing family holiday any time of year.

Arriving at the cottage, ample off-road parking greets you before stepping into your home away from home for the trip.

The farmhouse-style kitchen offers all the appliances the chef of your group will need to rustle up delicious dinners including a gas hob, electric oven and a handy dishwasher to help with the cleaning up.

From here, gather the family to dine at the dining table; here, you can plan your day of adventures while the range and original features add to the character of the space.

Moving through the property, the sitting room provides a toasty woodburning stove where you can warm your toes before sinking into the sofa to snuggle with your loved ones and watch the Smart TV.

When sleep calls, head the bedroom to rest your head; the ground floor hosts a twin room with a zip/link feature for a flexible sleeping arrangement, ideal for a multigenerational family.

Climbing the stairs, you will find two more well-appointed bedrooms, a double and a twin, each of which have been decorated with a lovely neutral decor, allowing the character of the property to shine through.

Completing the first floor is an attic bedroom hosting a king-size bed and character beams, with glorious views over the surrounding fields.

Back on the ground floor, two shower rooms provide plenty of space for you prepare for your day, complete with walk-in showers, basins and WCs.

Completing this superb cottage is a games room hosting a pool table, dart board and plush corner sofa so you will not be left short for entertainment throughout your stay.

Outside, take advantage of the terrace space and enjoy your meals alfresco before jumping into the hot tub and savouring the fresh countryside air.

If you don't fancy cooking one evening, head out to the nearby villages for some pub grub; the Lamb and Flag Inn offers a scrumptious menu for dining in, or if you just can't tear yourself away from this marvellous property, pick up some fish and chips from Evans Plaice to enjoy back at the cottage.

For days out, the town of Rhayader is just a scenic car journey away and boasts the magnificent Rhayader Castle, the ruins of a motte-and-bailey castle, and the Clock Tower a war memorial landmark within the centre of the town.

For a day of walking and cycling, set off from the doorstep of the property and explore the local area, or venture off to the picturesque Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve and wander the beautiful woodland and grasslands - a favourite among birdwatchers.

Within easy reach is the stunning Elan Valley, a chain of man-made lakes, perfect for a day out of peaceful walks along the waterside.

You may also be able to find Craig Goch Dam, arguably the most important of Elan Valley's six dams.

Whatever you like to get up to on holiday, Pant Y Rhedyn is the perfect base all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

RHAYADER

Llandrindod Wells 10 miles; Aberystwyth 34 miles.

Rhayader is a small Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. The Red Kite Feeding Station, on the outskirts of the town is a great attraction not to be missed. Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye and is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The Elan Valley offers a variety of walks and cycle trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children's play area. This area is known as the Wildlife Centre of Wales, with its amazing variety of nature reserves open for visitors to enjoy. There is also pony trekking available in the area. Visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually. Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you to the Welsh coast 34 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas