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Awel y Bryn

(Ref. 1141089)

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • clean (3)
  • property (3)
  • our (3)
  • views (3)
  • kites (3)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "What a truly beautiful place!"

    It was perfect for our group and had everything we could need. Excellent communication too. The whole bungalow was very clean and immaculate. The views are incredible and it is not far to the Elan Valley. The beds were comfy, bathrooms were clean and tidy and the kitchen is well-stocked with different utensils etc. We had a wonderful couple of days here. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Feb 2024

  • "An amazing property with stunning views, we woke up everyday to red kites flying across the lovely view, very clean had everything we needed, huge kitchen fully equipped."

    wood burner was an extra touch to our stay having a glass of wine infront of crackling fire was the best part. We stayed for 7 nights and still felt like we could have stayed longer. The kids really enjoyed this break, the property is very local to all the beautiful views and waterfalls had plenty to do. The owners of the property were very kind and helpful Thank you

    Reviewed by Gulcin5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property was very clean, the view was fantastic."

    Thank you for the biscuits and wine - think customers think this is a nice touch. There was always hot water on tap. We did not have children with us but think they would love being so close to the sheep in the field at the front. Did not know about the red kites being so close in the area and this was a good feature. I would recommend the accommodation, I would revisit and thought the accommodation was of a very good quality as it looked like it had been refurbished recently. Being on the one level was good for my elderly mother. Provision of the wood burner and logs is a good feature and we would have used but we were visiting relatives. I would improve the directions given on the confirmation e-mail. Could Sykes put on a video from the centre of Rhayader to the accommodation? All the best with the accommodation in future.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved the property and the location."

    Everything was well laid out - just two small comments which weren't raised the time because we were there only one full day (over 2 nights). We thought there would be a cafetiere - just one of those things that some people are not bothered about but we love our ground coffee! We also noticed that the push down plug in the en-suite was not quite holding the water in the sink - it may need a small adjustment but it did not cause us any great inconvenience. You don't need to publish these two points as it might give the wrong impression so feel free to remove these. The property and location were absolutely spot on.

    Thankyou for your feedback ,we will get a cafetiere and will have a look at the plug in the en-suite, glad you enjoyed. Many thanks Shan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "The accommodation is outstanding and has everything we needed."

    Nice special touches with wine and milk in fridge and Welsh cakes to enjoy. Stunning views of the countryside and a great base to explore mid Wales. Elan Valley visitor centre 15 minutes drive away, where we bought a book of maps of valley dam walks and highly recommend the mountain road to Aberystwyth stopping at Devil’s Bridge on the way.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Sep 2023

  • "Awel y Bryn was a great place to to base ourselves, with plenty of options for walks and sight seeing nearby."

    It was also great for watching the numerous Red Kites which could be seen at most times of the day. The accommodation was very modern, comfortable and well equipped. We had a great weeks holiday and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Alessandro5.0Sep 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating through solar energy
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, hairdryer & dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture, along with shed for bike storage available on request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden, please take care
  • Note: The property rests on the owner's farm
  • Note: Check-in from 4:30pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Owner can provide further wood for the log burner, however a charge will apply

The property

Rhayader 1.7 miles.

Awel y Bryn is a charming, four-bedroom bungalow resting on the owner's farm on the outskirts of Rhayader, Powys.

Enjoying stunning countryside views, Awel y Bryn can accommodate up to eight guests, making it ideal for large family breaks to Mid Wales, just a short journey from the popular attractions of the Red Kite Feeding Station and the beautiful Elan Valley.

Benefit from plenty of off-road parking, taking in the beauty that surrounds your new abode before stepping indoors and storing your muddy boots and walking gear in the handy utility.

The kitchen/diner offers a well-equipped space to prepare meals and gather as an eight, complete with all necessary appliances for a self-catered stay, where you can rustle up breakfast, lunch, and dinner with countryside views in the backdrop.

Continue to host in the stylish sitting room, with plenty of plush seating to sink into and a rustling woodburning stove to light on cooler evenings, while, through the summer months, relish in an alfresco affair by relaxing in the garden, overlooking the surrounding mountain range.

Four inviting bedrooms are on offer, including a super-king-size (zip/link) with en-suite, a king-size, a double, and a twin, the latter enjoying views over the rolling countryside, while a sleek bathroom provides the perfect space to prepare for your coming days.

Rhayader, the first town on the River Wye, is known to be a wonderful base for exploring the surrounding area, which is made up of stunning valleys, rolling countryside, and mountainous terrain.

A scattering of tearooms, cafés, and pubs can be found in Rhayader, offering the perfect spots to rest after a fun afternoon out or somewhere to enjoy a well-deserved evening drink, along with local businesses including butchers and grocers where you can find the perfect locally sourced ingredients for your self-catered creations at Awel y Bryn.

Explore the wonderful Elan and Claerwen Valleys to the west of Rhayader, made up of a series of reservoirs set within the valleys and home to wondrous wildlife.

They offer amazing settings for your rambles and walks, along with breath-taking scenery.

The Red Kite Feeding Station at Gigrin Farm is not to be missed; experience a magnificent event with the sky full of these soaring birds of prey as they come to feed, with plenty of hides to get up close to the action and even specialist photographic hides too.

Cyclists can embark on a ride out to Llandrindod Wells, a charming town that is home to the National Cycle Museum.

This is a perfect outing for those who have a passion for the sport, with plenty of cafés and tearooms in the town to choose from before setting off back home again.

Near here is the wonderful Fronserth Farm Alpacas, a beautiful farm offering you the chance to go trekking through the scenic countryside with a new furry friend, perfect for all ages!

Just a car journey from the coast at Aberystwyth and not too far from the famous Offa's Dyke path too, Awel y Bryn makes a wonderful spot to enjoy a memorable holiday in Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.